The Sun is now travelling against the backdrop of the stars of Gemini. Gemini is an air sign, ruled by Mercury, the planet that represents the mind and communication. Its symbol is the twins which represents the mind’s two sided consciousness. Gemini’s are known for embodying the duality of our human experience, having a fluid decentralized identity that can easily flip from one position to its opposite. It’s also often associated with the fifth chakra, the throat chakra, the center of our verbal communication. In mythology, Mercury was the messenger of the gods, bridging the gap between the world of the gods and the world of mortals. Mercury can act as a bridge between our practical mind and our higher mind. It is also a key player in creating those bridges of social connection between us and others.
Air signs are the social butterflies of the zodiac. They generally flit from flower to flower at parties and events, mixing and mingling without necessarily going too deep into any particular conversation. Their constant curiosity and mental activity sometimes gets Gemini the reputation of being shallow and indecisive. They are always weighing all options, and their decisional balance can shift easily when the winds of change alter any of the variables in their complicated equations. It is hard to pin them down and get them to commit to anything, as they are the sign most in touch with the Buddhist concept of impermanence. How can they commit to anything when the world is ever changing?
Gemini is at its best in the world of the mind: reading, writing, analyzing, discussing, and debating. They are witty and clever and they love mysteries and puzzles and anything that exercises their grey matter. The biggest challenge for a Gemini is entering the realm of the higher mind that is governed by Sagittarius, it’s astrological opposite. It is difficult for them to sit still and quiet enough to reach that deep state of meditation where insight comes in flashes of unifying universal truth. They are restless by nature, and they crave external stimulation and information and it can be especially agonizing for them to sit in the silent vacuum of a Vipassana retreat. But that more general kind of meditation practice called Mindfulness meditation, that is more about infusing a level of presence into our everyday interactions is a practice that they can relate to and master. At its best, Gemini is acutely aware and present in the moment, able to pick up and interpret little details that would make Sherlock proud. So this is a great time for letting your mind wander and allowing your curiosity to lead you to make new connections with your fellow beings. It is a time for increased communication and for gathering the facts and information your rational mind needs to make its decisions.
May 22nd– Fired up and ready to go! : Venus the Moon and Uranus are close to conjoining today while making harmonious trine and sextile relationships with the opposition between Saturn and Mars. Saturn and Mars are the both considered malefic in traditional astrology and when they are locked in a standoff as they are now, it can get ugly. The likely focal point for this opposition is Donald Trump, as his natal full moon aspect lines up perfectly with this Mars Saturn opposition. The tension here is between Saturn in Sagittarius which is trying to deny that there is a problem and put a happy optimistic spin on everything and Mars in Gemini which is relentlessly stacking up facts and evidence that demonstrate huuge problems. Interestingly, Trump’s north node is in Gemini, close to his Sun and now lining up with Mars. So this whole experience can be very growthful for his soul if he can let go of his arrogance and actually listen to and acknowledge the reality of the facts that Gemini is bringing to light. Venus and Uranus in Aries represents a great wave of everyday activism led by average people who have been radicalized but what they rightly see as assaults on the institutions and traditions that protect and preserve our liberty and freedom. There is a growing army of people following the fire that has been lit in their hearts by the disrespect to democracy that has been shown by Trump’s tin pot dictator tendencies. Get some popcorn and get ready to watch some fireworks this month!
May 31th– Fire Kite : Venus is conjoined to Uranus and making a grand trine of fire with Saturn in Sagittarius and the Moon in Leo today. There is some intense burning passion in the air and Mars in Gemini opposite to Saturn is making an aspect pattern called a kite out of this ring of wildfire. The most important planet in the kite formation is the tip of the kite, and all the raging wildness of this grand fire trine will be channeled through it. With combative Mars in Gemini being the outlet point, look for the ongoing media frenzy to intensify and reach fever pitch. Trump, through his bullying, derision and disrespect, has fostered a hostile relationship with both the media and the intelligence community. That fraught relationship has been taken to a new level of extremity with the firing of director Comey and all of the lies and suspicion surrounding it. Violent communication is likely right now, so go find a quiet place to retreat if you don’t want to get caught up in the fray. Uranus is a revolutionary energy, so look for calls for impeachment to reach a fever pitch. Comey is now set to testify publicly around this time, which will likely fan the flames of indignation and ramp up the movement to hold Trump accountable for his unethical behavior. For those of you who enjoy watching a good fight, prepare to be entertained as we fly this fire kite high!
June 14th – Walking the High Wire- Today is President Trump’s birthday, and it may not be a happy one, as the Moon in Aquarius and Uranus in Aries are making harmonious trines to the hard Sun Saturn opposition aspect that is parked on top of Trump’s natal Sun Moon opposition. Trumps hard karma is coming home to him as the angry mob continues to gather and expand, lighting up the torches and demanding his head. The Sun and Saturn in opposition has a lot to do with problematic relationships to authority. And Donald’s authority has been questioned bigly during this time when Saturn has been transiting opposite to his Sun. His own challenging relationship with his father is likely the root of the wound that drives him to alternate between arrogant boasting and desperate approval seeking. His natal full moon aspect conjoining to his south node gives him a personality similar to the AA dry drunk, the classic “egomaniac with an inferiority complex” His agile Gemini mind may spin fanciful tales today that will help him stay out of jail with his base of true believers, but the tide has turned for the vast majority and they will no longer be able to believe his lies.