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React or Receive

Updated: May 31, 2022

Guidance by Deborah Singletary

New Moon | May 30, 2022 | 9 Gemini 3’

Intuition is behind or before all thought.

This above all: to thine own self be true

And it must follow, as the night the day

Thou cannot then be false to any man

—Shakespeare (Hamlet)

To clarify, every man is your own self, wearing a garment and playing a part for your benefit.

Air, Gemini, is invisible and backed by something solid—Taurus.

Gemini rules the sword which cuts apart. I can cut off from the world, meaning to distinguish that which is within and that which is without.

In preparation for a more spiritual orientation, hear what you say. This is becoming more conscious. Stop reacting and listen. Feel for what a thing means to you. This New Moon encourages us to become more conscious by listening for the voice of our own higher soul which comes to us as a voice from within. I say a Voice from within because God is within.

Live from inner to outer instead of from outer to inner.

We have no way of understanding difficult situations if we only react and let outer events cause misery. We react (fight or flight) or Receive (feel for and find). React is being instinctual. When we pause, we reach for deeper understanding which comes to us as intuition

Another school shooting. Pain is a reaction. Fear is a reaction.

The listening posture might begin with knowing there isn’t enough information.

When I stop to listen. I hear that the problem might be that we are acculturated to believe in violence as a form of last resort when we feel threatened. The political machine cannot imagine not training armed forces and not sanctioning the training of our children to be ready to kill if necessary and that necessity might be a despot’s will-to-power.

Astrologically it looks like this would be a good time for violence reform. The New Moon in Gemini harmonizes with Mars and Jupiter in Aries. But it could mean we will preserve our notions of just wars and justified violence. There is just no way to stop him, them or it unless we kill somebody.

Hear o Israel, the Lord thy God is One. All men are our brethren.

Mars force as a last resort will become archaic when we collectively vibrate as builders not destroyers. I can’t wait for my neighbors’ vibrations to change before I change mine as an army of one.

We believe that we can control others by systems and laws and correction on the physical level. The physical is where problems manifest, but not where they begin. Somewhere in most of our lives is someone or something we wish would change. There is someone or something we just might have to force to stop.

Mercury, ruler of our New Moon in Gemini is retrograde in Taurus and trine Pluto; power, the force, you might say, in Capricorn. Earth to earth. A trine is supposed to be good and easy, but astrologers say that we are not compelled by the easy relationship, but by the difficult one. Enter Mercury square Saturn where we may appear to have reached our limit or wall, the problem that seems impenetrable and unsolvable.


If we can look past our frustration and listen, we might feel our way to practice transcending our limits by realizing we have access to an inner power that will take us beyond the limits which cannot be changed on the level of personal will. The time has come. It is manifest here on earth. All the power that ever was or will be is here now.

Stop. Look within and listen.

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