The Sun in Gemini: Communication
The Sun entered Gemini on May 20. Ruled by Mercury, this Air sign rules communication and commerce. The six o’clock news, the newspaper, the political pundit, CNN, MSNBC, FOX and Google are all under the influence of Mercury and the sign of Gemini. What did we do before Google? All the information on the web, whether factual or fanatical, has Mercury/Hermes as Muse. The technology of the Internet may be associated with the planet Uranus, but the content is Mercury and Gemini. In mythology Mercury/Hermes was a trickster. All you have to do is channel surf and you hear a trickster talking and spreading his story over the airwaves. Other factors influence communication. The planet Neptune rules inspiration as well as deception and illusion. Communication is influenced by Neptunian ideology and the collective unconscious. On May 31 Neptune went into its six-month retrograde phase. On that day Neptune was opposing Mars (assertion). When these two planets connect there is always the possibility of talk that may or may not be true. This Neptune/Mars aspect is also a potentially disappointing omen for the outcome of the Gulf Oil catastrophe. Whatever we hear during these Gemini days may be only half-truths. Communication may be slick, like oil.
Challenges and Opportunities
The planetary activities have been challenging for months. Now we step into accelerated urgency as we address complex national and global problems. It just seems that there is no rest stop on the road for many weeks to come. There are challenges but there are opportunities. Saturn went direct on May 30. Projects and plans that have been delayed can now get going. If you have been working behind the scenes on your projects or if some big chore you need to complete has been delayed over and over again, now is the time to take action. Saturn is currently in Virgo at 28 degrees. In another seven weeks Saturn will move into Libra for two years. People born in the late degrees of Virgo, Pisces, Gemini and Sagittarius are finishing up some big karmic jobs in the next seven weeks (before Saturn moves on to Libra). The pay off can take a concrete form, like a longed for job, a project completed, a new set of rules or regulations (financial reform) or some serious situation resolved (here’s hoping). The outcome may be subtle: an experience painted with wisdom and maturity.
Uranus and Jupiter in Aries
In early June Jupiter enters Aries and joins Uranus. This will give all of us a glimpse of our uniqueness. Furthermore, in some area of your life you are ripe for change. Jupiter will give a positive lift to that change feeling and for some change will come swiftly. Just remember that Jupiter will take a retrograde turn back into Pisces in September. If you can’t make that change in spite of your current enthusiasm, don’t worry. Jupiter will spend many months in Aries in 2011 and changes can happen. Right now, plant the seed. Now that Uranus has entered Aries we need to seriously think about our unique life spark. What is your passion? What is special about you? How might you express that specialness? Of course I am assuming that a person will ask that whatever s/he does be in accordance with the Highest Divine Will. Unfortunately Uranus in Aries has the potential for fanaticism and immaturity. Put Jupiter and Uranus in Aries on the same chair in the living room and you get a big head with impulses fueled by ego. While the Sun travels through Gemini, and Uranus and Jupiter are in Aries, we might expect even more outrageous verbal and written expressions of opinions. In our current global atmosphere there is also the possibility that uniqueness will take violent forms.
What To Do.
The New Moon on June 12 will form difficult connections with Saturn, Jupiter and Uranus. Jupiter opposing Saturn means immature souls will be frustrated when they don’t get what they want in the moment. Astrology suggests that we all be careful with our thoughts and words during this time. That means patience and it means take time to listen to others. In addition to a stressed New Moon in the sign of communication (Gemini), there is more difficultly. Mercury, ruler of Gemini, ruler of communication, will be irritated by aspects with Mars and Neptune. Again, what we hear may not be the truth. Again, people may say things they later regret. Some will speak from heated discontent, deception, anger and fear. Many will be caught in lies. The truth gets more and more uncertain and illusive as we babble ideology and neglect compassion. We hear so many words, but we don’t know what to believe. What is the truth? Does it even exist here in the physical dimension? How do we hold the tension of complexity in this bizarre realm we call reality? Sometimes you just have to wonder, is it all true and I just don’t get it? But if you are reading this, you know you are here in this life during these evolving times for some reason. You do not have to be a billionaire or a famous somebody or a winner on American Idol to have purpose in life. Be yourself, be authentic, think about what you can set in motion to make your life mean something for yourself, for those you love and for all life on our planet.
From The Emerald Tablets, translated by Dr. Doreal: "Man’s search for understanding in the laws which regulate his life has been unending, yet always just beyond the veil which shields the higher planes from material man’s vision the truth has existed, ready to be assimilated by those who enlarge their vision by turning inward, not outward, in their search."
The next astro tips will address the Lunar Eclipse on June 26th. Stand by.