The New Moon in Gemini is exact at 12:45pm Pacific on Wednesday. The Moon Guides for each of the twelve signs are live: download yours for direction in creating the most powerful New Moon intentions for your sign!

The questions being posed by the Gemini New Moon are many: What interests you? What are you curious about? What's your life's purpose? What's realistic — and where do you need to dream bigger? Are you working toward the right things? What beliefs are standing in the way of your achieving your dreams? How do your habitual thought patterns create barriers to forward motion? 

And on, and on, and on.

At base, this New Moon is about fostering the willingness to keep an open mind, no matter the challenges or difficulties you encounter. This New Moon is about integrity. About embodying our purpose instead of waiting to be given permission. And most of all, about aligning with our own inner truth.

So what to do with this influence? I've included info for each of twelve signs in The Moon Guidesthese are free to all subscribers, so be sure to download yours if you haven't yet! — but on a general level there are a few ways to go with this:
 

Write everything down

There's no better way to understand what's happening now than to get your thoughts down on paper. The act of writing is the only way to stop the mind's incessant racing: please make time for it. If you spend every morning before the next Full Moon writing three full pages before you do anything else in your day, you'll discover valuable clarity and perspective in areas that've eluded your grasp all spring.
 

Stay open

Maintain your fluidity, and you'll fine ease and grace to steer you through difficulty. Move by calibration, adaptation, finessing and absorbing, rather than in big leaps or life-changing decisions. Micro-adjustments are key.
 

Ground yourself in gratitude

Slowing enough not only to appreciate what you have but to really experience the grace that gratitude creates in the body as a physical sensation. Feel into your body when you practice gratitude. The way your muscles relax into your bones, your skin. This is the space you want to be standing in while you seek out direction and purpose.
 

Find what you love and surrender to it

Ideas are a dime a dozen now, but which provoke sensation? Which provoke action? Find those and surrender to them. Let them guide your actions. Let them determine the shape of your hours, your days, your weeks. 
 

Dedicate nervous energy to getting organized

If you feel blocked or caught in thoughts spinning out of control, work to create order in your environment. You can also create concrete (and remember: realistic!) schedules, plans and timelines for your goals and put them in writing. Both the act of organizing and the peace that results when you've finished reflect inwardly in your emotional and mental landscape. 
 

Engage in practices that stabilize the core

Yoga, pilates, or any other practice that enhances your sense of center can help ground you. This is about the physical body as container for the spinning mutable chaos: use it.
 

Find faith and wonder if the natural world

The natural world helps us get out of our heads and drop back into the physical. If the mental energy is too much for you, the outdoors holds the key to pulling you back to earth. 
 

Open yourself to missives and messages from unexpected sources

Communication is incoming from all directions, and in all forms. Messages are everywhere. Keep your ears and heart open.

 

Above all, allow yourself to find stillness at the center of this astrology while this energy whips and spins around you. Stay fluid in the midst of change, and try to find detachment from the ways you think things should unfold. You don't need to make any big decisions now — but now's a time when you can find clarity and direction, context and insight to inform the decisions you'll make in the near future.