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artist: Jee-ook Choi
Thursday, Mar 14 at 3.26am PST
The Sun in Pisces squares the moon in Gemini. The moon will rise at noon, peak at dusk and set at midnight all over the world, no matter your time zone. The moon is waxing, gathering momentum for fullness. The moon enters Gemini on Mar 12, staying until the afternoon of Mar 14 (the quarter moon), then moving on to Cancer for the next 60-hour round, then Leo, and so on and so forth. The moon completes her revolution around the earth in 29 days, but since the earth is also moving around the sun, the moon completes her revolution through the zodiac in just 27.33 days (Aries – Pisces). On Mar 20 the moon enters Libra, marking the beginning of the third (and final) super full moon this year.
Our eyes are freshly cleared by the new moon – now what? At the first quarter, we address precisely this question of now what, where to go, what to do? Pisces season is especially confusing, drifting before us like an abstract mural, swirling and swelling kaleidoscopically; soft and amorphous, dispersed at the lightest touch. In the midst of all this comes the quarter moon in Gemini. The twins blow in with questions and perhaps some guilt tripping – suddenly the mind shifts from sleepy Pisces to overly-stimulated, endlessly thinking Gemini mode, and this can certainly lead to exhaustion. The best way to channel Gemini is by writing everything down. And meditation. Do your best to still the mind. Breathe slowly.
Gemini and Pisces both know what it is like to be obliterated, oblivious, washed out to sea. They know the twisted bliss of fantasy. And that is why it’s so important to stay tuned in at this quarter moon. When mutable constellations get together, the mind and spirit race like flying fish through the clouds. Pisces tugs us back to our watery birthplace, our inward home. Pisces reminds Gemini how to meditate. Flow upstream to the wordless origins of ajna – insight – creativity.
And let us honor Gemini, patron of seekers and luminaries. Famous twins include the Vedic Ashvins; Hinduism’s Nara and Narayana; Romulus and Remus of Italy; Mayan Xbalanque and Hunahpu; and Ibeji of Yorubaland, present-day Nigeria. Twin mythemes share some core commonalities. Twins are often depicted as sons of the daylight sky and brothers of Hausos, the goddess of dawn, springtime and the new year. Twins are also associated with swans, dancing and cities. Mythic twins are usually male, often sharing one mother but different fathers. Usually one twin is immortal, the other human. Perhaps this is why the Gemini archetype struggles to integrate. A disparateness persists, an unanswerable rhetoric.
This quarter moon will square Mercury Retrograde in Pisces and directly oppose Jupiter in Sagittarius. I do not recommend traveling or holding important conversations at this time. Lay low, make some art and take a hot bath everyone! Calm your mind with Gemini Yoga. To find your personal moon sign, click here.
Mantra: I am still