New Moon 9°03’ Gemini 4:30 a.m. Monday May 30, 2022

"Multifaceted and open-minded, the May 2022 New Moon in Gemini is all about creating connection, making space for curiosity, and finding clarity amidst the cosmic chaos." (Nina Kahn) Find out more about the New Moon, a crystal grid for clear communication, and affirmations for conscious communication!

"I listen intently when others are speaking, giving them the gift of my true presence."
"I express what I feel with strength, confidence, and honesty."
"I expand my energy and let go of judgments."
"My voice matters, my words matter."

New Moon 9°03’ Gemini 4:30 a.m. Monday May 30, 2022

"When Gemini meets the New Moon, excitement is in the air. Gemini inspires us and gives us the energy to try new things, see new people, and experience the world through a different lens. Gemini is one of the most social signs of the zodiac, and this New Moon is a time to gather with others, share ideas, and connect vibrations with those around you. It’s also a time to set intentions from a different perspective. We often set the same intentions each month, limiting our potential and imagination. This New Moon is a time to try on a different viewpoint of your life and write intentions that break the mold of what you’ve done in the past.

The Gemini New Moon brings us much active energy in the mental realm. You may feel that your mind is wandering in many directions or that your body feels restless and impatient. Before setting any intentions or practicing your New Moon rituals, be sure to ground yourself and your energy. Align with breathing practices or do yoga to center yourself and your mind. Also, notice if you feel nervous or anxious on this New Moon. These feelings can be a side effect of Gemini’s energy. Acknowledge them, but do not let them rule you today or any day. Focus on your breath and use it to quell the many thoughts of your mind"


"Multifaceted and open-minded, the May 2022 new moon in Gemini is all about creating connection, making space for curiosity, and finding clarity amidst the cosmic chaos. Gemini zodiac energy is communicative and logical, so when paired with this introspective new moon moment, it can help us mentally sort through our feelings and find ways to express our emotional breakthroughs to others. May has been defined by an intense overlap between a destabilizing eclipse season and a disorienting Mercury retrograde, but this new moon brings a clear and refreshing breeze of hope."

~Nina Kahn, author of Astrology for Life

This lunation is also the closing lunation of the eclipse season bringing all of the eclipse storylines to a head.
The next pair of eclipses will not be until October 25th, 2022 (partial solar eclipse) and November 5th-6th, 2022 (total lunar eclipse).

Create a Crystal Grid for Crystal Clear Communication

Gemini is ruled by the Mercury, planet of communication and messenger of the gods--In keeping with this theme, we created a crystal grid using a variety of blue crystals that resonate with the throat chakra and support clear and effective communication. When make a crystal grid it is important to start with a clear intention--what is this grid for? Next, feel into your intuitive sense to choose stones and determine their placement.

Intentions & Affirmations for creating a Communication Crystal Grid

I speak my truth and live authentically.
I share my creative ideas with the people around me.
My words to flow gracefully, and I can clearly express my thoughts and ideas.
My thoughts, feelings, beliefs, emotions and speech are aligned and harmonious, without blockages or tension of any kind.
I seek a stronger connection to higher consciousness, universal wisdom and intuition.

Here are the crystals we used in our grid, from center to outer edge:

Chrysocolla | Paradise Found Santa Barbara

Chrysocolla in the center to anchor—The “Grandmother Stone” is a tool of sacred storytelling and ancestral wisdom. Chrysocolla is a stone of expression, empowerment and teaching, that allows truth and inner wisdom to surface and be heard. Helps express knowledge and experience through writing, painting, music, crafts or acting.

Aquamarine | Paradise Found Santa Barbara

Aquamarine is a stone for teachers of all kinds, as it helps dissolve fear of speaking, and relaxes the speaker so they are fully aware of their own truth, wisdom, and feelings, and are able to articulate them with clarity and conviction. Work with Aquamarine to speak calmly in difficult situations, to open channels of clear and heartfelt communication where compromise and negotiation are needed, and to meet confrontational situations with quiet courage and carefully reasoned words.

Blue Lace Agate crystal bracelets | Paradise Found Santa Barbara
Blue Lace Agate

Blue Lace Agate brings confidence and articulation to share one’s truths. This light blue stone brings home a deeper understanding of the sanctity of trust, encouraging discernment about what to share, and conveying the beauty of inner silence. Blue Lace Agate is useful for counteracting repression and suppression of feelings caused by past fears, judgments, or rejections, permitting new methods of self-expression and growth. Helps realize and accept one’s feelings and sensitivities.

Amazonite | Paradise Found Santa Barbara

Amazonite, the “Stone of Courage,” is a valuable companion on the search for the Self, and the quest to discover one’s own truths and integrity. Moving beyond judgement, to live in alignment with one’s truest, deepest beliefs and values. Call on the power of Amazonite to awaken compassion for others, perceive both sides of a problem, and experience the freedom to openly express your thoughts and feelings.

Sodalite | Paradise Found Santa Barbara

Sodalite, the “Logic Stone” is prized for its ability to clear the mind and encourage objectivity and rational thought. Sodalite enhances natural analytical abilities, bringing order and calm to the mind and helping with the verbalization of complex feelings.

Other blue stones such as Lapis Lazuli and Blue Kyanite an also be helpful, to aid in the clear and open expression of one's feelings, and to uncover and share one's inner truth.

Raise your vibrations and power your rituals with sacred stones from around the world. Bring the earth’s beauty and energetic strength into your practice with an inspired collection of crystals and gemstones.

Remembering the Rituals of Conscious Communication

Communication is an offering. When you tell someone your truth, you must release your expectation of what the other person should do with it. They may thank you profusely, love you forever, argue with you, or ignore you. It doesn't matter.
Of course we hope the gift will be received with appreciation and thanks. But if it isn't we must not dictate. We've done our part, and we must trust the universe to do the rest.
~Alan Cohen

"Communication is a symbolic process by which reality is produced, maintained, repaired, and transformed." This theory, proposed by James Carey (1934-2006) is a more formal way of expressing what we all know deep down to be true: We are what we think.

We use artistic and material forms such as dance, plays, music, architecture, news stories, to confirm the underlying order of things, and to manifest ongoing social transformation.

We can see communication as a process that enables and enacts societal transformation...Conscious communication, from a place of authenticity, is a way to manifest the better world of our hopes and dreams, in the here and now.

Our words and their expression, in all forms, shape our reality. Actively listening, and communicating with kindness, vulnerability, and awareness, can make all the difference in the world. Communication has been described as a sacred ceremony that draws people together in fellowship and commonality. It is a central daily ritual that helps form and sustain communities.

Affirmations for Conscious Communication

These affirmations are intended to affirm the sacredness of our shared experience, genuine self-expression, and each individual's role in co-creating the reality we wish to live in. Speak them aloud and feel any emotions or bodily sensations that arise--If any tension arises, let yourself gently investigate, reflect, and perhaps journal about the possible sources of your feelings.

“I communicate clearly and effectively from the essence of my true self."
"I am a deliberate listener, pausing to reflect before responding."
"I listen respectfully, without judgment, to gain complete appreciation of the situation at hand."
"I am genuinely interested in what other people have to say."
"I have a loving voice."
"I trust my ability to speak for what is right."
"I freely express my emotions in a calm and thoughtful manner."
"I am worthy, and who I am right now, is worth expressing."
"I make space for self-expression in my life."
"I am creative."
"My voice is a unique contribution to the world."

To close, here is a beautiful message about the power of language, from the Irish poet and author John O'Donohue (1956-2008):

"It is strange to be here. The mystery never leaves you alone. Behind your image, below your words, above your thoughts, the silence of another world waits. A world lives within you. No one else can bring you news of this inner world.
Through the opening of the mouth, we bring out words from the mountain beneath the soul. These sounds are words. The world is full of words. There are so many talking all the time, loudly, quietly, in rooms, on streets, on television, on radio, in the paper, in books.
The noise of words keeps what we call the world there for us. We take each other's sounds and make patterns, predictions, benedictions, and blasphemies. Each day, our tribe of language holds what we call the world together.
Yet the uttering of the word reveals how each of us relentlessly creates. Everyone is an artist. Each person brings sound out of silence and coaxes the invisible to become visible."
~John O'Donohue, Anam Cara
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