After a very busy spring, I’m sure you’re ready for some low-key vibes as you gear up for your summer plans. From an astrological perspective, the cosmos have been all over the place with eclipses, retrogrades, and ingresses (oh my!), but the final lunation of the season is far more laid-back than the last two we’ve had, especially for four signs in particular. Taking place in the mutable air sign of Gemini, this new moon is all about brainstorming and assessing newfound thoughts and ideas, but because this sign isn’t significantly placed in every zodiac sign’s birth chart, this chatterbox energy won’t be felt by everyone. In fact, cardinal signs will be affected the least by the May 2022 new moon in Gemini, so they can breathe a sigh of relief.
A lunation taking place in a mutable sign won’t affect cardinal signs as much as a lunation in their own modality, making the effects of the Gemini new moon far less noticeable for them. However, new moons still tend to symbolize a period of new beginnings and fresh chapters, and since this sign still governs over an astrological house in their birth charts, it won’t go completely unnoticed. For cardinal signs, this lunation will illuminate the cadent houses of their birth charts, which is where more mundane topics tend to fall. As we gear up to shift into a cardinal season, these four signs are being prompted to evaluate more behind-the-scenes topics before the lunations begin to take center stage once we shift into the summer solstice.
Here’s what cardinal signs can expect from the new moon in Gemini on May 30:
Aries (March 21 to April 19)
You’ve had one of the busiest seasons by far, Aries, but the good thing is, you won’t have to worry about this lunation bringing up any major revelations for you. Instead, you’ll be called to evaluate your current thoughts, opinions, and skills, since the new moon will take place in your third house. The third house is considered to be the house of communication, so don’t be surprised if you find yourself talking or sharing ideas more than usual on May 30. Since Mercury is still retrograde, however, you may feel as though some of your ideas aren’t ready to fully be pursued yet, or you may have difficulty finding the words to express what your new endeavors may entail. Either way, this is a great day to do some spring cleaning when it comes to your mind. Try to find a way to add some structure to all the mental chatter you’re experiencing today, it could offer some major relief.
Cancer (June 22 to July 22)
On May 30, the new moon in Gemini will take place in your 12th house of isolation, withdrawal, and seclusion, prompting you to do a deep, inquisitive dive into your mental health habits and rituals. This is a day of introspection for you, Cancer, and it’s taking place right before we step into your season. Use this time to recharge your batteries, do some reflecting, but try not to concern yourself too much with figuring anything out. You tend to feel your best when you’re directing your mental energy toward something, but now is the ideal time to prioritize mental rest. Don’t worry though, you’ll be back to business as usual once Mercury stations direct next month.
Libra (Sept. 22 to Oct. 23)
As a fellow air sign, this lunation won’t knock you off balance, Libra, so not to worry — but it may bring up conversations around your belief systems since the new moon will illuminate your ninth house of spirituality, wisdom, and travel. While this may not be the best time to plan an elaborate getaway, it is the perfect time to ponder where you may want to visit once Mercury stations direct. Since this is a new moon, you may notice an opportunity to embark on something new here now, but you’re not necessarily being called to take action. Instead, channel your airy energy into reading a new book, or doing some journaling. This lighthearted, playful energy is excellent for diving into your studies.
Capricorn (Dec. 22 to Jan. 19)
On May 30, the new moon in Gemini will bring emphasis to your sixth house of work, routines, and health, prompting you to consider how you can innovate or organize this area of your life. The sixth house tends to represent more behind the scenes work, so this may be an ideal day to organize files or paperwork, or send emails. As the success-oriented sign of the zodiac, you operate best when things are moving smoothly, and while Mercury retrograde likely hasn’t made this easy, this new moon is an opportunity to get back on top of things. This could also be a great time to consider how you’ve been taking care of your body on a daily basis, and could potentially coincide with a new wellness endeavor. Either way, while this energy won’t be incredibly noticeable, it still has the potential to be helpful to you.