Period May 20 – June 20, 2021
All dates and times according to Eastern Daylight Time
May 20, 2021, at 3:37 pm EDT: The Sun moves into the sign of Gemini, the Twins, and we begin a new solar cycle. Happy birthday to all my Gemini friends, clients and site visitors!!
UNDERSTANDING THE SIGN GEMINI
Gemini is a mutable, air sign and is ruled by the planet Mercury. Mercury rules Gemini by day (its masculine/yang or outward expression) and Virgo by night (its feminine/yin or inward expression). Mercury is the only planet in the astrological lexicon that is said to take on the gender and qualities of the planets that it is in close proximity to; Mercury therefore represents flexibility, adaptability, and the ability to move between different worlds with ease.
The glyph for Gemini (above), represents the twins, which is the symbol of the sign of Gemini. With the Gemini twins we have the first human sign of the zodiac, following on from the ram (Aries) and the bull (Taurus). The sign of Gemini therefore initiates the air (mental) energies of the wheel; the faculty of the mind that is said to differentiate us from animals.
The two columns of the glyph represent the constant upward and downward movement between heaven and earth, reminding us of the Greek god Hermes (Mercury to the Romans) who carried messages between the gods on Mount Olympus and humans on earth. The two pillars of the Gemini glyph join not only heaven and earth, but also connect our thoughts (mental activity) to our bodies via our central nervous system.
Gemini rules the nervous system and the lungs, both of which are also symbolized by its glyph. The Gemini child, or those children with planets under high developmental tension in the sign of Gemini, may sometimes suffer from asthma or related complaints. The child’s nervous system can become stressed and the lungs “smothered” if they are over-protected or deprived of joy and stimulation. The remedy suggested is to give the child more space to play and breathe, and to be themselves.
Gemini also has jurisdiction over the shoulders, arms and hands, and those with Gemini Sun and Ascendant need to take care of their joints. Hasty movements while playing sport or during daily work can sometimes lead to tendon damage or fractures. The remedy may be to cultivate mindfulness and to find ways to slow down.
Gemini people have incredibly quick instincts and are known for their ability to react with dexterity in emergency situations. They flourish when given the opportunity to develop the mind-body connection. In Ancient Greece, it was the god Hermes who had jurisdiction over games, contests, athletics and gymnasiums, and Gemini people often excel in the sporting arena.
‘I’ve never been able to understand the seriousness of it all, the seriousness of pride. People talk, act, live as if they’re never going to die. And what do they leave behind? Nothing. Nothing but a mask.’Bob Dylan, Gemini
The sign of Gemini is linked to music and to business. Music-making and deal-making are both bound up with the ability to communicate, to think on one’s feet, and to improvise. Geminis often shine in sales, understanding the value of bargaining and negotiation, and often possess the gift of persuasion.
They are found gracing the performing arts – as dancers, singers and live poets or storytellers – and are also well represented in the visual arts. They are renowned as writers, teachers, scientists, directors, broadcasters and messengers of all kinds. Because Mercury also rules transportation, those with strong Gemini placements may make excellent drivers, tour guides and travel industry executives. Myths tell of Hermes guiding the souls of the dead to Hades and protecting travelers on their journeys.
There is also a strong link between the sign of Gemini and animals, and many a pet lover or pet shop owner has the Sun or Moon in Gemini. In ancient times, Hermes was invoked as the god of guard dogs.
It seems fair to say that the agility of Mercury as the ruler of Gemini makes almost any career potentially interesting to the Gemini archetype. Did you know that those with Gemini Suns have won the most Nobel Peace Prizes?
HELPFUL DATES FOR THIS MONTH
May 20, 2021: The Sun moves into Gemini, joining Mercury and Venus in this sign. Mercury is beginning to slow down now, preparing to turn retrograde, so start to lighten up your schedule to allow space for down time.
May 23, 2021: Saturn stations retrograde at 13° Aquarius. This can sometimes indicate a downturn in the financial markets, especially in tandem with the upcoming eclipses. We’ve already seen a foreshadowing of this with the New Moon of May 11-12. Saturn is preparing for the second of three passes of the Saturn-Uranus square, which indicates, among other things, structural change for governments and financial markets during 2021. Saturn represents the old order and conservatism, while Uranus represents the new and revolutionary, such as digital currencies.
Bear in mind that in contrast to the above forces, Jupiter entered Pisces on May 13. The ingress of Jupiter into a sign that it rules often leads to a temporary overly-optimistic outlook when it comes to financing. Try to be realistic with your expenditure now. Jupiter will dip back into Aquarius on July 29 and remain there until December 30. “Everything in moderation” may be a good motto for May to August.
May 26, 2021: Full Moon total lunar eclipse at 5° Gemini. There may be a sense of restlessness as this Full Moon eclipse approaches. The best way to deal with this energy is to channel it into worthy projects while avoiding making changes based on emotional whims. Do what needs to be done and try not to force issues as they are bound to boomerang so that you end up where you began. More information concerning your current situation usually comes to light in the week following the eclipse.
May 29, 2021: Mercury moves retrograde until June 21. Mercury will be revisiting the area of the zodiac 16° -24° Gemini: check which house this falls in in your chart. You’re asked to revisit things in the area of life that this house rules, and hopefully clear out and restructure them for the better. Old friends often make an appearance, and you may have time to get some genuine thinking done. When delays crop up, let them be, and don’t try to push ahead – all in good time.
May 31, 2021: Mars trine Neptune at 23° of water signs
June 2, 2021: Venus leaves Gemini and moves into the sign of Cancer – where romantic nurturing is favored. Spoil your loved one with a poem, a soft pillow, or a new recipe. If you’ve been holding back tears for some reason, now is the time to let them fall -a cleansing, healing cry.
June 3, 2021: Venus trine Jupiter at 1° of water signs (Cancer-Pisces): feelings flow freely
June 9 is Dark Moon and a good day to remain resolutely cheerful while you take care of routine matters.
June 10, 2021: New Moon Solar Eclipse at 19° Gemini: This is a super-charged New Moon because of the solar eclipse. Set your intensions for the month ahead while you allow yourself a day or two of down time. With Neptune strongly at play in the eclipse chart, clarity may be hard to find.
Think about what happens during a solar eclipse: the light of the Sun is either partially or completely blocked by the Moon. It is therefore wise to wait until a couple of days or more after the eclipse before making important decisions. More light will then be shed on your current situation.
Eclipses come in series and those in each carry a similar energetic theme. This Saros Series family of eclipses, to which the June 10 eclipse belongs, was delineated as follows by Dr. Bernadette Brady (The Eagle and the Lark, 1998):
“A very unusual Saros series involving sudden flashes of ideas that seem to have a psychic or unconscious flavor to them. Hunches, visions, prophetic dreams are the essence of this family of eclipses. A truly creative series that should leave the individual enriched. The ideas or hunches which come from this eclipse can be acted upon.”
June 11, 2021: Mars leaves the sign of Cancer and marches into Leo, offering the potential for fire signs (Aries, Leo and Sagittarius) to move ahead. Hopefully we will also see a decrease in violence in the Middle East at this time.
June 14, 2021: Saturn square Uranus, the second exact aspect (see above for details)
June 20, 2021: Jupiter stations retrograde and the Sun leaves playful Gemini for the watery realms of Cancer. This is a day of adjustment for all of us and we would be wise to relax fully on this day, for this is the summer solstice, the heart of the year. But for now, may you all experience the delight of the Gemini season!
Love and light,
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