by Barry Kerr, Evolutionary Astrologer
- Dates: May 21 – Jun 20
- Ruled by: Mercury
- Element: Air
Though true for everyone, the following information will feel more relevant to you if your sun, north node, Chiron and/or a group of other planets are in Gemini on your birth chart.
What Is Gemini’s Intention?
After Taurus grounds our spirit into the physical world, and we build security, we are ready to look around, awaken our curious mind, and connect to our surroundings, including people. OMG, Gemini! – Where do I start!
Our inner Mercury, ruling Gemini, is our rational mind, designed to process information through our fives senses and “make sense” of our environment. Its instinctual function is to discern danger from opportunity. From this limited view, the world appears to be fractured; everything and everyone separate from everything else. Our lower human mind forgets that ultimately, all is divine oneness. So, within the illusion, it learns all it can, about whatever it can, categorizing data, good or bad, in order to better survive.
This is basic to Gemini, however Gemini’s spiritual intention is to become aware of the countless ways that spirit manifests through dualities, thoughts, forms, and relationships. In Gemini, we learn how to learn, think, and communicate. If conscious, we learn tact, logic, and objective listening. We seek facts and alternative perspectives, asking questions to learn how others think. Fully conscious, we strengthen our ability to make objective decisions and actions, communicate internal dichotomies, and use non-threatening approaches to expressing our ideas. When our minds can also integrate emotional awareness, we keep a positive outlook on life and people, delighted and fascinated with the diversity we see. This is prep for our own creativity.
Our unconscious Gemini will tend toward indecisiveness, waiting for more and more information, and trusting other’s perceptions before our own. We tend to gossip, guess what others are thinking, or say what others want to hear as misguided attempts to establish connection. Logic overrides our deeper, intuitive truths and we get stuck in our heads.
What needs healing and growth?
Our Gemini ego, if wounded in youth, can feel unable to communicate well with others, inept with words, or even unintelligent. There is a social uneasiness, not fitting in, or not perceiving the connections between things and people that others seem to see. We may feel uneducated, slow or stupid compared to others.
This can lead us to either worship and/or belittle those who we see as better in this way. We may hide our real talents in order to not be compared to others, and through self-deprecation, form alliances with others we perceive as safe. We may withdraw socially, living with our own internal dialogue.
What Can I Do This Month?
To heal and evolve your Gemini self, pay attention to your stream of thoughts. Where is your attention at any moment? Now where? And now? And so on. Are there patterns to this? This may be a clue to your unique form of intelligence and expression, different than others. Do you value your intuitive truth? Or do you cancel it out with logic? Notice who you admire or denigrate for their intellect or communicative expression. Do they mirror those aspects of yourself you have yet to acknowledge and embrace.
Things to do: Follow your curiosities. Read, write, and ask questions. Sign up for that class. Or teach it! Grow your communication skills. Communicate a deeply guarded emotion or intuitive truth to someone who will listen. See how well you listen to someone else do the same.
Additional Support (current planetary transits)
As the Moon is full on June 2, you may feel the contrast between your emotionally satisfying deep, intuitive beliefs (Moon Sagittarius) and your rational, concrete thinking brain (Sun and Mercury in Gemini). The dissonance may jar your peace of mind in relationships, challenging you to remain compassionate toward those who reflect your inner tension (Neptune in Pisces, squaring Moon/Sun). With Mars in the mix (conjoining Sun/Mercury), beware of heartless aggression toward others or by others. Drop into your heart before reacting. Agreement does not equate with love.
As the New Moon approaches on June 16, Neptune and Saturn (squaring and opposing Mercury) will continue to bring self-awareness to how well you take responsibility for and include compassion in your thoughts and communications. It’s a balance. Too much sympathy can cloud pragmatism. Too much judgment can close the heart. Let this New Moon be an opportunity to aim higher.
Barry Kerr is a soul-based, evolutionary astrologer and life coach, with 35 years of experience and an international clientele. He is also an advanced energy healer, with extensive training in soul-guided healing of mind, body, heart and spiritual systems. Barry offers astrology readings, healing and transformational coaching by phone, Skype or in person in Madison, WI. For more information, visit www.ChooseConsciousLiving.com. Contact Barry at Barry@ChooseConsciousLiving.com or call for a free 10-minute inquiry.