Turning Points: New Moon, Mercury Direct

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New Moon [9 Gemini 03] – May 30, 2022 (12:30 GMT+1)

Mercury turns direct [26 Taurus 05] – June 3, 2022 (09:00 GMT+1)

It’s a week of turning points as we move from May to June. Here’s why this week is so important.

New Moon

As the week begins, there’s a New Moon in Gemini on May 30th, a symbol of new beginnings. We’re leaving behind the shadowy world of eclipses and starting afresh. When you first catch a glimpse of the crescent moon in the night sky, be sure to make a wish. New Moon symbolism has magic within it.

Gemini is the sign of duality and rules all forms of communication. Therefore, it’s an ideal time to talk, negotiate, debate, explore new ideas, make plans and catch up with anyone who’s recently been quiet.

There are no challenging planetary aspects to this New Moon and it picks up on the recent fiery energy of the Mars-Jupiter conjunction in Aries, which was exact on May 29th.


When the planet of courage and action (Mars) meets the planet of freedom and expansion (Jupiter) in the first sign of the zodiac (Aries), you know it’s a time to set things in motion. This affirms the New Moon energy is powerful this week.

It’s a good time to get physically fit and mentally strong with Mars in Aries. Use the Mars-Jupiter power to create a power surge in your life. This is forceful & assertive planetary energy when channelled well.

Gemini Themes

Plus, this is an ideal New Moon to change your mind. Gemini is one of the mutable star signs, changeable and restless. Most Geminis have a dual side to their nature and are often great story-tellers.

Doing nothing isn’t the best option at the Gemini New Moon. Take action, even if it means switching allegiance, changing sides or playing devil’s advocate.

Gemini’s the trickster who keeps everyone on their toes. You may find your ideas changing fast & furiously as the week progresses.

Mercury Turns Direct

Finally, on June 3rd, Gemini’s ruling planet Mercury turns direct. Mercury’s the communication planet and has been retrograde or on go slow since May 10th. There’ve been many stories of mixups, misunderstandings, transport issues and technological glitches.

Mercury turning direct brings new information to light. You can often push things through a few days before Mercury switches direction and this week that’s especiallly true. Chase people up, untangle muddles, solve mysteries.

Mercury turns direct at 26 Taurus an important degree because it’s linked to the last two Full Moon Lunar Eclipses on November 19, 2021 & May 16, 2022. These two powerful eclipses cut across the zodiac at 27 & 25 degrees respectively of the Taurus/Scorpio axis.

Therefore, what comes to light this week may help you resolve an issue linked to these powerful eclipses, harbingers of highs and lows, drama and the unexpected. Taurus & Scorpio are the star signs linked to fertility & sex, money & power, the land & regeneration.

It’s a week of turning points – how are you going to use this dynamic planetary energy in your life?

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