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May 20 – June 20, 2020 (Summer Solstice)
Your sun sign is just one planet in your star soup. Contact me for a natal chart reading to learn more.
Happy birthday, Gemini friends!
There’s so much noise in this modern world – humming drumming rumbling thundering buzzing filling every corner of our skies and roads. Gemini is inward noise, called chitta in Sanskrit: the constant fluctuation of the mind. Gemini is a swirl of wit and creativity, a dancing brain, everything bright and scintillating.
Many Geminis are writers, artists, poets, or musicians. We Gemini folk can taste our thoughts (my rising sign is Gemini, fucking love it). Somehow we stay in our sockets, barely. Comprised entirely of air, only giving off the mere impression of solidity. Dense skeins of data, helixes of wisdom, codes layered in etheric batter, all processed at light speed.
You can tell a Gemini by the sparkle in their eyes. The twins are fidgety yet ever alert, with razor intellect and disarming charm. Gemini instantly puts others at ease, but internally, infamous tendencies are at play. Gemini’s trust is elusive. He loves meeting and talking with strangers, but he struggles to form close, long-term relationships. Ideal Gemini scapes are airports, train/bus stations, metropolises, clubs, bars, malls, public squares, etc – anywhere you can get lost in a crowd and become someone else. Gemini thrives on anonymity, stranger danger, and chameleon acts. A common Gemini fantasy is traveling the world, gliding from person to person, destination to destination, one infatuation to the next.
Though Geminis appear cool as a cucumber on the outside, inside the twins chase and obsess, spinning through infinite turbines until no more can be extracted. Geminis feel out each new person with an intensity far greater than they ever let on. There it is, a glimpse of Gemini’s flighty heart, dreaming that someone will fall in love with his secrets and his coy, boyish spirit.
We’ll already be a week into Venus Retrograde in Gemini when the Gemini solar cycle begins. On the first day of Gemini (May 20), Venus squares Neptune at home in Pisces, ruler of dreams and sleep. When Venus, planet of interpersonal relations, forms a hard angle to Neptune, we are not exactly social. This is a sleepy, lazy influence. A good time to lay low and do as little a possible. This aspect comes again on July 27.
On the New Moon in Gemini of May 22, the sun forms a harmonious trine to Saturn Retrograde in Aquarius. Saturn’s influence is very stabilizing and grounding. This aspect makes us feel certain about what we want in life, and ready to move forward. On June 3, the sun will be conjunct Venus Retrograde. This is a calm, smooth influence. Transitions go well, plans are easily made and carried out.
Mercury Retrograde begins June 17! As always, Gemini season ends with the summer solstice. The solstice demarcates the first day of Cancer season each year. Seedlings whirl on the wings of springtime; Gaia’s steady breath rolls across the soul’s forest floor; ashes mingle aloft like tiny birds and land once more in the ocean: a tale of cosmic death and rebirth. Inhale these winds. May you feel light and invigorated and inspired. May your words ring out with truth and freedom.
During Gemini season we fidget more and feel cagey, but we can juggle a lot of interests and activities during this cycle. Celebrate the first day of this transit with writing, singing, meditation and Gemini Yoga. In meditation, focus on the throat chakra.
Affirmation: change is good