Month of Gemini 21 May - 20 Jun
On 21 May the Sun moved into Gemini, a day marked also by a New Moon and therefore a unique double beginning - a perfect and poetic fit with the symbolism of the Twins. Gemini is the first of the dual signs, in some systems represented as two brothers and in others as two sisters. The constellation’s signature stars, Castor and Pollux, have been revered since ancient times as the heavenly archetypes, representative of all the pairs of opposites – day and night, dark and light, masculine and feminine, mortal and immortal, body and soul.
This reinforces the assignment of Mercury as the ruler of Gemini. Those with strong Gemini characteristics (Sun, Moon, Ascendant or multiple planet placements in Gemini and or strongly emphasised Mercury) are most often bright, mentally active, inquisitive, versatile, social and elusive, as befits the mutable and airy quality of this sign/planet configuration.
Significantly, as the third sign, Gemini symbolises a third force, relating opposites one to the other. Gemini is thus pre-eminently a sign of relating. Through the agency of Mercury information is assimilated, analysis and comparison undertaken and knowledge gained (both useful and useless varieties alike). Add in Uranus as the ruler of technology, Aquarius as the sign associated with the world wide web and the global circulation of ideas and connections; plus Libra, the people sign, working through Venus, motivating the phenomenon of social media, and the three Air signs working together can be seen as being potently expressive and influential as we now transit into the Aquarian (Air) Age.
The Mayans utilised and integrated a Venus calender into their intricate system. That their 5,000+ year calender 'ends' in the year of the Venus transit - 2012, gives even more food for thought on the nature of whatever new phase we are about to enter?
Until next time.......cheers