Gemini The Divine Twins
The Twins waltz across the skies from June 16th till July 16th in real time; or by the seasonal zodiac, from May 21 till June 20th. The most leaned students of the Way consider these anciently recognized stars as the most holy site in the sky. Gemini's most charming traits are mental dexterity, eloquence, and conviviality.
The sign of Gemini aptly demonstrates that polarity doesn't necessarily mean enmity, that opposites can attract and balance, and that integrated duality is stronger than Rock.
The mercurial influence waxes brightest in this most dual of all signs. Women are natural communicators, with brains most suited to cooperation and information exchange. This planetary influence can be dubbed Good News, as our continuing expansion of cosmic consciousness, of being the universe aware of itself.
The natural scent of Gemini is honeysuckle and lavender. The Mercury-ruled signs metal is of course quicksilver. The gemstones aquamarine, clear quartz, or agate are those most traditionally associated with Gemini, though the wise and prudent Gemini magickian would consider the calcite family, most especially the blue calcite as being soothing for the throat, easing the ability to speak out, healing to the throat centers blockages and throat diseases, supports peaceful assertiveness, aiding shyness, and promotive of the ability to speak of ones own needs.
The best material is ubiquitous and slinky chintz.
The foods, so often least mentioned and last thought of, are walnuts, hazelnuts, coffee, tea, carrots, buckwheat and caraway seeds.
These associations give the prudent Gemini magickian a deeper insight into her nature and place in the world.
Your words of wisdom are, 'I am a woman who knows someones' cousin, who knows Meryl Streep.'
The Gemini garden flashes azalea, honeysuckle, lily of the valley, cedar, vervain, yarrow, valerian, dill, parsley, fennel, lavender, tansy, heather, ferns, and endive, with a butterflies wings of granite as a centerpiece.
The most effective pilgrimage for a Gemini or anyone with a strong influx of the influence of Good News would be Notre Dame de Dalbade Toulouse in France.
The most effective place to establish a shrine would be pillared buildings, doorways, bookcases, hills and mountains of a barren nature. Establish a shrine with the tone of F.
The Three Phases of Gemini
Every sign has three phases, or decanates, which change every ten days or degrees. This is another reason for the vast differences between the Geminis! Called Rising Stars, these constellations stamp their signature on us at the hour of our birth, and at the birth of each new day. These rising stars tell us a great deal about which myth we may be enacting, with which archetypes, and which dramas we may live out in our lives.
The decanates of Gemini are the Rabbit, Canis Major and Canis Minor. The first, Lepus the Hare, covers June 15th through the 25th. This mad March hare was originally the Man in the Moon, and is said to interpret dreams, receive the souls of the dead, and hold those souls waiting to be born. Those people and relationships born under these stars are alert, ingenious, perceptive, studious, and forceful of personality.
The second phase of Gemini is the Big Dog Canis Major, who barks from the 25th of June till the 5th of July. From this constellation shines Sirius, the star of Isis, of Horus, of the annual flooding of the Nile, and the new year. Those people and relationships born under these stars are fearless, love to share, with a magnanimous spirit.
The third phase of Gemini is the Little Dog Canis Minor, who yaps from the 5th till the 15th of July. Its associations suggest it is in fact The Laughing Dog; Emerson called the dog The God of Frolic. Those people and relationships born under these stars are very bright and inventive, genius, and ahead of their time.
Gemini enervates all which pass through its stars with eloquence, curiosity, dexterity, intelligence, and tolerance.
Birth Chart of Anne Boleyn
People have debated her birth date for 5 centuries. I calculate it as June 19 1501, at noon London time. This gives her a scintillating, adroit and entertaining Gemini sun sweetened immensely by a charming and sensitive Pisces rising, with her moon in the other water sign, Cancer. Mars is in Aries in the first house; Anne was first and foremost a gambler. Usually, she won. Anne gambled all her talents, her charms, her feelings to attain royal status, and treated that royalty as a means to an end: the Reformation. Her whole aim was to force religious reform and clear out the Catholic Church. Her Sagittarian ninth house and Neptune in Capricorn speak volumes about religion!
Gemini planets, no matter the house of occupation, or third house activity, no matter the sign, always cements our bonds to our siblings, cousins, and extended relatives, guaranteeing a closer family relationship!
The parallels between Wallis Simpson and Anne Boleyn are not widely remarked, but are quite compeling... both Gemini ladies had that quicksilver wit which, when they chose, could be used as a lash on those they overpowered... and they both weilded it to some purpose!!
With the moon in Gemini
we are loquacious, socially interactive, curious, and mentally adroit. This is the moon when we need each other the most, and become capable of doing our most good for others- or the most harm. Not the time to take the low road and be the bad twin!! Special care must be taken of the shoulders and lungs, as these are at their most vulnerable at this transit. Recall, 'touch not with iron those parts of the body resided by the moon.' You won't die if you get bronchitis now, but you won't heal as rapidly and recover as fully, either.
If we were born with the moon in Gemini, we are Gemini heart and soul! This is our mood for life, and it's a good one!
The moon also represents our mother in our birth chart; she may not be a Gemini, but we will have that sort of a relationship with her... up and down, talking a lot, misunderstanding a lot, back and forth, this and that. Perhaps not a warm relationship, but an essentially feminine one!
Ceres in Gemini will send us on weird diets, where you only eat things that are orange; or odd eating patterns, or OCD!!
Women with Venus in Gemini have exquisite taste!
When Venus transits Gemini the Twins, we love travel, socializing, gossip, having more than one boyfriend and several jobs at once!
If you were lucky enough to be born with Venus in Gemini, this lasts a lifetime, and characterizes your social life. You take great pleasure in reading everything from blogs to great literature, writing clearly and logically, speaking confidently to others, perhaps professionally, and love music and art. You are intuitive and flirty, friendly and good humored, and have a keen sense of socialization. You know who to invite to which place, and who to put together, and who to send somewhere else.
Women with Mars in Gemini are attracted to this kind of a man; handsome, articulate, well groomed, physically attractive, and slick as goose shit. He may not be a Gemini, but this will define the parameters of the relationship with him.
When Mars transits Gemini, we may talk out of both sides of our mouths, say one thing and do another, or talk an awful lot but do nothing but tinker with the car engine.
If you were born with Mars in Gemini, you are going to do more than one Big Thing in life. You are acutely perceptive, quick of intellect, like puzzles and puns and mysteries and teasers, and mechanically inclined.
Mercury transiting Gemini is a total party!
While in play, we are ingenious, clever, inventive, resourceful, clear minded and fair, drop our preconceptions and prejudices, and want to learn, grow, travel, experience, explore!
If you were born with Mercury in Gemini, you will be on top of the world! Mercury is the natural ruler of Gemini, so we will glory in the quick wit, swift perception, adroit problem solving talents native to the messenger of the gods. Many opportunities to fix other peoples screw ups and faux pas will always avail!
Even Mercury Can Use A Little Help...
Isis is the source of resurrection; we know this from the Egyptians themselves. Osiris was put back together and called back from death by his wife and sister, Isis, the Queen of Heaven.
In the 21st century, we daughters of Isis may have that same gift, calling it instead Post Traumatic Stress Disorder. We can't seem to stop resurrecting the past and putting dead issues onto live characters.
We can use the magick of incantation, today called therapy, to bury our dead.
Isis is frequently seen with the child Horus on Her lap, making her the perfect mediator between frustrated single mom and rebellious child!
The laying on of hands type of healing common to moms and indigenous tribes appears to swarm around Chiron in Gemini, mostly because we talk so much when we are soothing and rubbing. Reiki also appears here.
Some of us will benefit by calling Isis into our lives and having her resurrect our childhood, only this time, with Her as our loving and nurturing Divine Mother.
So many wounds, from abandonment to dis-empowerment to physical abuse, can be turned into fonts of wisdom through Her magickal hugs!
It was Isis who gave the alphabet to Thoth, who in turn gave it to mankind as writing. It was Isis who invented writing, speech, philosophy... you name it! She invented Horus, too...
Invite Isis into your life for healing at a foundation level!
When Jupiter transits Gemini, we talk big, make big deals, and write the most epic pieces of our lives!
Women find that they would wisely marry the Jupiter in their charts; in Gemini, this signifies a man who is in the public eye for his personality, who is articulate, smooth, intellegent, quick thinking and adroit.
He may not be a Gemini, but he will be a big shot, a big man, a number one, talks persuasively.
Like Isis, we would have to remind him of what we bring to the table; another way of saying Jupiter in Gemini.
Not the happiest of planettes in Gemini, Juno will see to it that we get a second chance at marriage when she sits here.
Saturn transiting Gemini lends gravitas to our thinking, writing, and speech; maturity to our mental processes, a wisdom beyond our years.
Dorothy Sayers wrote extensively, on the nature of God, on the equality of women from a Christian perspective, and some exquisite murder mysteries featuring Lord Peter Wimsey. If you, like she, were born with Saturn in Gemini, you can write philosophy, Russian novels, or achieve the Supreme Court bench.
Saturn in a womans chart is also her dad, or a father figure. Your dad must have been a successful gabster, if nothing else! He may not be a Gemini, but you will have an up and down, back and forth relationship.
Saturn also shows us how we end things, where we draw our boundaries. A Gemini placement for this stern orb is giddy, shifting shades all the time and turning things back on themselves.
With Pallas in Gemini, you want to fill Daddys' shoes and follow in his footsteps. Not a bad ambition!
The Planette Vesta, Our Devotion
You are on a mission, if you have Vesta in Gemini, and are more than likely a journalist, teacher, or musician. This is a Sacred Calling.
Uranus transited Gemini from 1948 till 1952, lending total originality to our thoughts, writing, and concepts.
Uranus is also what may catch us unawares, may bring the unexpected into our lives, disrupting us out of our comfort zone. In Gemini, it will be an Idea Whose Time Has Come.
Neptune was in Gemini from 1901 till 1916, giving a voice to our wildest dreams, deepest desires, or most vivid nightmares!
Mary Shelley wrote Frankenstein, which about sums in all up.
Pluto toured Gemini from 1912 till 1939, which changed the way we think, exchange ideas, communicate, at a basic level.
The internet has made of us a global community in a way never before possible, the source of a positive change of attitude, of consciousness, like we have never imagined. We are a Family because of the Net!
Lilith here can be the object of gossip, the smoke without fire, the femme fatale, the subject of lurid tales...
North Node: success through communication, writing; a spiritual gifted teacher.
South Node: we have learned all our Gemini lessons in other lifetimes, and now may share our stories, tales, experiences, and myths with all.
Many profitable journeys, and a supportive extended family, are promised by a Gemini part of Fortune!
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