Some light can only be seen in the dark. A 6" clay figure lights the way in the buddha garden on a moonless night. Her arms have fallen away and one leg has been wired back on. She's a reminder for me to keep going, to shine on.
Today is a dark moonday in airy Gemini, a great time for networking and socializing. Instinctually and creatively, we will be "on" -- the thing to watch for though is feeling scattered and spread too thin. And if you don't feel like doing any planting in the garden or actually beginning the new project just thought up, that would indicate being in sync with the sitting back, resting, and planning aspects of the dark moon.
Gemini influences the function and health of the shoulders, arms, and hands. Recurrent problems caused by tension and strain in those parts can be avoided -- if there is a way to lighten your load and do less for a day or two, you'll be glad you did. So often, we don't consider such simple self-care as a form of healing, but I think it is.
Tonight is the year's shortest dark-moon night for us in the Northern Hemisphere, the longest dark-moon night in the Southern Hemisphere -- and with tomorrow's new moon, we all begin anew.