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May 21 – June 21 (Summer Solstice), 2019
The Sun sign is a much-celebrated astrological element, usually given more significance than it deserves. Remember – the Sun is just one planet in your star-soup.
Happy birthday, wind spirits and sprites!
…How cathartic and comforting are these dreams of twin flames, real or imagined, old and new. The love we share there is eternal, transcendental. In that DMT-fueled state of bliss, we are one, as we have always been, as we will always be. Words, gestures and bodies dissolve with a tiny pop and gush…
There’s so much noise in this modern world – humming drumming rumbling thundering buzzing filling every corner of our skies and roads. Gemini is the inward noise, what we call chitta in yoga: the constant fluctuation of the mind-current. It’s a scattered and structureless essence, a swirl of wit and creative energy, a dancing brain, everything bright and scintillating.
The season of insatiable mercurials has arrived: unending appetite for stimuli, mind circling interminably. Many Geminis are writers and artists who love puzzles and all manner of wordsmithery. We Gemini folk can taste our thoughts. Disjointed, somehow we stay in our sockets, barely. Like water contained by air, giving off the mere impression of solid earth. Dense skeins of information, helixes of DNA, codes layered in etheric batter, all will be processed at light speed, granted we remain here, present. We will fidget or feel cagey if we must sit still for too long…!
You can tell a Gemini by the spark in their eyes. The twins are fully alert, with razor intellect and disarming charm. Gemini instantly puts others at ease, but internally, infamous tendencies are often at play. Gemini’s trust is notoriously 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 one might get lost in a crowd and become someone else. Gemini thrives on anonymity, on stranger danger and chameleon acts. A common Gemini fantasy is traveling the world, gliding from person to person, destination to destination, never staying long enough to put down roots. And yet, against all odds, a well-defined comfort zone keeps Gemini close to home.
We will juggle many interests during this cycle. Ironically, Gemini is a poor juggler. You’d think otherwise, quicksilver locomotive that he is, but stability and self-control are scarce here. There it is, a glimpse of his flighty heart. Gemini is a hopeless romantic, always dreaming that someone will fall in love with his silly secrets, his coy, boyish heart. Though they may appear cool as a cucumber, inside the twins chase and obsess, spinning through infinite turbines until no more thoughts can be extracted. From this labyrinth Gemini rarely emerges. This is partly why Gemini types make odd first impressions, as they feel out each situation with an intensity far greater than they ever let on.
The sun and Mercury enter Gemini together on May 21. Mercury rules Gemini, so it’s nice to have him around for the bulk of Gemini season. Thanks to this conjunction, the first day of Gemini should be one of the best of the entire cycle. On June 9, the sun squares Neptune in Pisces. Under this influence we may lie to ourselves, and we may lie so well that we don’t even know we are lying. A square with Neptune suggests confusion, blurry idealistic notions of the past, or feelings of neglect, or being misled. Needless to say, we will all be very sensitive. Open gently to this sensitivity.
One day later on the quarter moon of June 10, the sun opposes Jupiter Retrograde in Sagittarius. This is a day when we are given to overdoing things out of pure excitement or over-estimation of our abilities. Keep expectations realistic and be honest about what you can deliver. Over-indulgence or over-spending is likely, but if our intentions are good, the excess will not lead to serious consequences. If you are someone who already has a long-standing pattern of excess, this might be the day that you learn a lesson in conservation! We could all be a bit more accountable. Find a way to share your generosity without overdrawing your account or personal stores of energy.
As always, Gemini season ends with the summer solstice. The solstice demarcates the first day of Cancer season each year. This year the first day of Neptune Retrograde coincides with the solstice.
Seedlings whirl on the wings of springtime. Gaia’s steady breath rolls out across the soul’s forest floor. The humid soil dries beneath you. Ashes mingle aloft like tiny birds, only to land once more in the ocean: a cosmic tale of death and rebirth. Inhale these winds of change. May you feel light and invigorated and inspired. May your words ring with truth and freedom. In meditation, focus on the throat chakra. Still the mind with writing, singing, meditation and Gemini Yoga.
Mantra: change is good