Messages are mixed now, because the New Moon at 8:28 PM EDT on May 9 starts a new monthly cycle. But this New Moon is also a Solar Eclipse, which is a reminder to step back and reflect on letting go of something from the past before pushing ahead.
Eclipses are pretty major events, especially in Astrology, but that doesn't mean everyone understands the difference between a Solar Eclipse and a Lunar Eclipse -- not to mention how they affect your life.
We're heading into eclipse season, with a Solar Eclipse at the New Moon on May 20, and a Lunar Eclipse at the Full Moon of June 4. These special events align the Sun, Moon and Earth with the lunar nodes, which cause shadows to darken the planetary lights.
The New Moon in infinitely curious Gemini on May 20, 2012 is a Solar Eclipse, which casts a shadow on the million and one ideas that are spawning now. Dreamy Neptune's stressful square to this Sun-Moon conjunction fills minds with fantasy and fogs common sense with illusion.