- Dates: May 20 – June 21
- 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 Spiritual Intention?
After Taurus helps us ground our spirit into the physical world, and we build material stability and 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.
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Barry Kerr, a certified soul-based astrologer, has 38 years of experience with an international clientele, including medical professionals and alternative healers. He and Kristine Gay, a licensed psychotherapist, are owners/practitioners at their Inner Essence Center in Sedona, Arizona. Both have extensive training in soul-guided healing of mind, body, heart and spiritual systems. Barry offers astrology, energy healing and transformational coaching by phone, Skype or in person. Inquiries are welcome – free 15 minute consultation to explore if this is for you. Visit www.ChooseConsciousLiving.com for more information or email Barry at Barry@ChooseConsciousLiving.com. Call Barry at 608-345-2470.