Changes, changes, changes and then more changes – Gemini, a mutable air sign ruled by the planet, Mercury. The symbol of the Twins with an energy of the twin always searching for their other twin. A fun loving and highly active time for travel, starting or resurrecting creative projects and being aware of the tendency to get scattered. An opportunity to practice focus on future goals and plans by furthering education, writing and communications of all kinds, particularly via social media platforms. Ruler of the Third House where we find; brothers, sisters, relatives, all modes of transportation, media, stocks, the brain, nerves, and the nervous system. “I think” and ruling the chest and shoulder areas of the body, arms, hands, lungs and ribs, the respiratory system, the thyroid, and the sensory organs.
A common emotion is depression and often the symptom of difficulty letting go. Healing herbs and ideas to help with easing depression are oats with Vervain or Lemon Balm, Borage, Tansy, Basil, and journaling. Best crystals to use for Gemini are moonstone, citrine, calcite, opal, agate, and tiger’s eye. Mercury’s chemical symbol, Hg, comes from the Greek “hydrargyrum” meaning liquid silver. It dissolves metals such as gold and silver to form amalgams. The Sabian Symbol for this 9-degree Gemini new moon is, “A quiver filled with arrows”, and is a time of preparedness with emphasis on self-discipline and training. The negative expression of Gemini is the trickster or someone that has changeable moods without warning.
In Roman mythology, Mercury (the Greeks knew him as Hermes), the son of Zeus and Maia, was the messenger of the gods and the mediator between the realm of the dead and the kingdom of the living. He was the God of commerce, communication and ruled over wealth, good fortune, fertility, and thievery. Mercury is shown with his winged helmet which signifies power and protection, while the small wings on his heels symbolize swiftness. Mercury is also known as “quicksilver,” a reference to its mobility. Mercury is considered Androgynous, and the only immortal that could travel between realms without being tested or paying for passage. Often depicted as carrying a staff in the left hand, this staff was originally called the caduceus and featured two snakes winding around a winged staff. It is used as a symbol of medicine, especially in the United States, despite its ancient and consistent associations with trade, liars, thieves, eloquence, negotiation, alchemy, and wisdom.
This lunation continues the influence of the Scorpio Full Moon eclipse earlier this month triggering transformations, transitions, and uncovering secrets. A Mars Jupiter conjunction in Aries brings forth a willingness to take a chance with heightened optimism. Financial, legal, and voting systems are being modified and altered. The Taurus stellium between Mercury, North Node and Uranus may affect weather patterns creating sudden sometimes, violent storms and squalls. Time to expand our understanding(s) of the Universe and open our minds and hearts to greater potential to live free in joy and peace! Thoughts become things, so only think good thoughts!
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