With eclipse season behind us, the May 2022 new moon is a gentle reminder there’s a calm after the storm. On May 30, the first major lunation post-eclipse season will sashay in clever Gemini. The inquisitive air sign is bringing all of its quick wit and charm to the collective, but the zodiac signs least affected by the May 2022 new moon will find this energizing lunation to be a better time to slow down rather than following Gemini’s lightning-fast pace.
In astrology, not only do new moons kick off the lunar cycle, but they also indicate a clean slate. Typically, new moons are a great time for manifestation, but since Mercury retrograde is in full effect, making things extra murky, it’s best to avoid using its energy in your rituals. May’s new moon takes place in multifaceted Gemini, who are known for their outgoing disposition and curious minds. But if you’re one of the few least impacted by the new moon, this lunation is all about recharging your social batteries and seeking truth through self-reflection.
“There’s been a collective shift toward working towards our goals and shaking off the lethargy of the eclipse,” Lauren Ash, an astrologer, tells Bustle. “A new moon in Gemini influences the ways we communicate in our lives, especially during the midst of a Mercury retrograde. It fuels a reassessment around how you take in information and communicate your point of view.”
Bright, new beginnings are in order for all, but a select few are feeling it internally, rather acting on it externally. Keep reading to see if you’re one of the zodiac signs least affected by the May 2022 new moon.
Capricorn Zodiac Signs (Dec. 22 - Jan. 19)
With the new moon hitting your wellness and routine sector, Capricorn, it’s a great time to take it slow and pay attention to your health. Rather than get on the go or take initiative on big new projects, you might find it’s a productive time to recharge. “You’ve been going non-stop for the last few weeks, and this new moon invites you to take a breather and relax,” says Ash. “Think about incorporating a new workout routine, meditation practice, or personal mantra that you can use to practice daily mindfulness during this time.” Take note of the responsibilities you’re juggling — it’s OK to set boundaries in order to avoid burnout in your day-to-day.
Aquarius Zodiac Signs (Jan. 20 - Feb. 18)
This passion-filled lunation in fellow air sign Gemini is offering you the creative break you need after a somewhat stifling transit has placed a few blockages. With Saturn, the planet of discipline and karma, stationed in your sign, the emphasis on tough love can seem crushing. “It's felt like a long transit of delays and hardship,” says Marquardt. “But this new moon in Gemini is bringing a whole new phase of happiness and creativity.”
Use Gemini’s inquisitive vibe to help you explore those creative ventures and passion projects that never get past the drawing board. “Aquarians can break out of their Saturnian slump by embracing new opportunities for creative self-expression,” explains Marquardt.
Pisces Zodiac Signs (Feb. 19 - March 20)
With this lunation spending time in your family and home sector, Pisces, you may feel especially nostalgic. But Gemini’s free-flowing nature is one you can relate to — and it’s a great time to apply your mutable tendencies right now. “You may be dealing with changes to your living situation or disagreements between roommates during this time,” Ash explains. “With Mercury retrograde occurring alongside this lunation, keep your disagreements focused on finding solutions and try not to take anything personally.”
Given that this lunation is in your astrological house of home, staying inside for a little self-reflection may help you get out of your melancholic funk and look to the future. “This is also a good time to do some journaling and deep inner healing work in order to feel secure in your relationships,” says Ash.