The New Moon and Eclipse in Mutable Air, Gemini, in square to Neptune and conjoined both Mercury and Bellatrix.
The 10th of June 2021 at 11:52 am BST
Featured Image by Erza Tucker
Walking through the woodland undergrowth, his outstretched arms wide open as his hands brush gently over the tops of the dew soaked ferns. Immersed in the vivid greens, whites and browns, along the barely visible track he meanders between the linden and oak. The filtered beams of sunlight serve to enchant further the meditation as the voices of the forest waft along the light breeze, echo through him.
Pausing, he listens. The trill and warbling of the birds carries over the swaying of the branches and the hum of the bees, inebriated with the nectar of the heathers. At one with sound, his mind no longer attached to the endless stream of inner chatter, wanders up and beyond. Senses sharpened and body enlivened, he hears the distant crack of a fallen branch and the gentle thud of footfall.
No longer alone, he feels the Presence long before he sees it. Ahead is a fawn. Innocence and calmness personified, its back legs stamping playfully. He could feel its purity, an untouched loving quality, as its soft black eyes made contact. Curiosity prevails as the fawn inches forward.
Suddenly the fawn’s head jerks to the left, as from no-where appears a doe. Fierce eyes flaming, timidity and gentleness disregarded, the doe confidently advances towards him, singular in her intention to protect whatever the cost.
Little Spirit starts to hear his breath sharpen and deepen. A wave of fear coarses trough his veins, as prepares himself for flight. Sensing this change in atmosphere, the doe utters a drawn out ‘woosh’ and stands her ground between Little Spirit and the fawn. Advancing purposefully, the doe starts to gather speed.
Shaken from his bliss, aware that forest surroundings have shifted, Little Spirit can hear a new sound, that of a clock, beating like his heart in the distance. He can hear the far off sounds of the city, the drone of a car engine, the feel of his body against something firm. Struggling to return his gaze to the forest, the landscape bleeds and morphs, as trees give way to walls, as his eye closes and his eyes open.
Meditation over, the world of the everyday sharpens as the image of the doe and her fawn diminishes, Little Spirit feels a tinge of disappointment that fear got the better of him, rendering him impotent to allow the doe to run through him, or at very least to have softened and allowed love to emanate more clearly in the face of opposition, so that the doe could have sensed that he was not a threat.
“I’ve much work to do”, Little Spirit reflected to his Ma-ster. “I’ve not yet reached a state of grace and calmness, especially when confronted. My go-to emotion is that of fear. It is something I need to look at.”
“Little one, do not fret. The doe was merely protecting pure lOve. It is what the feminine does best. It is wrong to think that the feminine lacks strength and courage as she stands firm to protect who and what it loves and believes in. But the feminine responds strongly when it senses that who or what she loves is under threat. So I would ask you to reflect on what is it in you that was frightened or vulnerable in the face of pure innocence?”
“I don’t understand”
“The fawn, Little Spirit, is a symbol of innocence and peace. It is a reminder that no matter how winding or thick the path appears to get, there is always solace and love stationed along the way for you to remember. The youth of the deer, its curiosity and willingness to approach, speaks of the need to tread your paths with fearlessness and innocence.
Remember, Little One, that at the level the deeper heart you are a pure and playful being. You reflect the innocence of the Divine. The totem of the fawn is one that can be held in your archetypal identity to remind you to soften to others, open yourself and be vulnerable in order to allow yourself to be loved fully.”
“But what of the doe, Ma-Ster?”, ask Little Spirit
“The appearance of the doe suggests that the Universe wants you to stop what you are doing and just to surrender to the moment. To stop the busyness, the over thinking and the anxiety created by being in two places at once. Her presence is a reminder that you need to stop and listen to your intuition. She is also a reminder that whilst the feminine is gentle and the protective, she is also courageous and determined and will protect both innocence and love.”
“Does that mean that I am not trusting myself and the messages that I am receiving from within?”
“Possibly, Little One. But only you can truly know that. A fawn may at times approach danger, like a hunter. Yet its innocence compels it forward in the chance that it may soften a confused heart. Remember that you are at times “a fawn on the path”, innocent, pure, and gentle at the core of your essence. It is easy to forget your true nature when the complexity and excitement of life distracts. The winding roads of your paths can and will always take you back to peace and love if you let it.”
“Thank you Ma-Ster. I will reflect more on this meditation”.
This has been a time of great change, which is ultimately sure to be positive, life renewing and spiritually uplifting, but fraught with its own challenges, emotional and psychological adjustments, and trials of acceptance and surrender. Little Spirit’s encounter with the fawn and the deer serves as a reminder to call upon the principles of unconditional love, patience, innocence and grace. You are being reminded to be gentle with yourself and others, to embrace the organic graceful flow of life, and to love others with an open heart and clear mind.
You are also being called to stand up for what you need to protect, to engage the Yin Warrior within you. The New Moon in Gemini, falls in close alignment with the Amazon Star, Bellatrix, who stands on the left shoulder of the Hunter constellation, Orion. The sign of Gemini speaks of the need to listen to both the voices of logic and intuition, allowing neither to dominate the other, as well as to take the time to speak forth as well as listen to those within your world.
The existence of Gemini, or Mutable Air, reminds us of the importance of what we speak of, returns to us. Therefore the world you live in is merely a reflection of what you have envisioned. It was a ‘wake-up’ call for Little Spirit to realise that fear was his go-to reality when faced with a surprise. It is his path to find what he has gained from developing a relationship with fear and to try to return to a state of grace and innocence.
The presence of the dear is merely a reminder that innocence will always be protected by the feminine. The Yin warrior is not a man’s projection of the fighter woman, as the Marvel superhero ladies have been depicted. But the Yin ‘warrior’ is a term to describe someone who defends core ‘feminine’ values, regardless of gender. Standing up in defence of children’s rights; leading humanitarian efforts; participating on peace missions; or stand as a protector of the environment, the consciousness through which Bellatrix draws forth, stands her ground and pushing for change in the face of adversity, injustice or inequality.
The New Moon in June is an annular (or partial) eclipse, seen from Easter North American, Northern Europe and Northern Asia, falls on the day before the rebirth of the Mind-Light (Retrograde Mercury in conjunction with the Sun, the topic of my most recent webinar). Therefore not a normal New Moon, the opportunity to open up to the fawn’s innocence can open new doors to yourself and your relationships that will accelerate your spiritual and emotional evolution. Be not wary of the path for it always, at some point, leads you back to Home. Remember that in the end it is all about love.
All rights reserved – Andrew Smith. Completed at 09:35 BST, 30th May 2021