May 21, 2019

And just like that, Taurus season is over. The past few weeks brought a focus to the body, the senses, love, money, and values. How are you in relation to your resources, your sense of wealth both financial and otherwise? Check in, my dears. When one season ends, we should consider how the impact of the sign and its ruling planet manifested in our lives. Thinking about the above can help get you started.

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The Moon enters Capricorn today, and for the next two days our hearts are attuned to themes of self-mastery. At this point in the lunar cycle, we are building on the foundation we’ve established, and digging in to do some serious work. Cultivate your sense of self, and keep your eyes on what’s tangible, and what can fulfill your highest potential.

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Gemini season begins today, when the Sun enters Gemini just before 1am PST. Gemini, ruled by Mercury, is the sign of duality. Dark and light, high and low. Mercury is the only god who can freely move from dayworld to underworld, carrying messages for the gods of Olympus, and escorting souls to the afterlife in tandem. We can imagine this as the polarity of Gemini’s energetic expression. A dear poet tells me, “Hermes, or Thoth, works for whomever is in charge.” Hermes, Mercury, is colorless, neutral, but takes on characteristics of what’s nearby. Like a magpie, this planet, and subsequently the sign it rules - Gemini as well as Virgo - collects unique objects, disparate pieces of information, in their exploration of the world.

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This season is about language. Communication, learning, small trips, local communities, all fall under the purview of the 3rd principle, governed by Gemini/Mercury. Take note now of what your communicative stance is, and track it through this astrological season.

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Mercury too enters Gemini today, and as the Sun and Mercury meet in Gemini, we call this aspect not just conjunction, but cazimi. Cazimi! It’s a real astrological concept derived from medieval times or earlier. This is auspicious, strengthening, and energizing influence for Mercury, but as both are in Gemini there is a chance for nervous system overload, especially where our communication is concerned. Keep a close eye on yourself, but remember that Mercury is on your side.

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At 7:35am the Moon opposes Mars, making us all twitchy and eager for instant gratification. Guard your temper today, my darlings. A quick trigger will not bring you what you’re looking for.

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The Moon also forms a trine to Uranus today, as well as Venus, both planets are still hovering close to one another in Taurus. We are supported in terms of radical re-visioning of our emotional realities, as well as our dreaming of utopic futures. Keep a window open today for a breeze. Gemini season brings us fresh air, and through that air will come Uranian, Venusian inspiration. There is a door in your chest. Walk through.