May 20 Sun enters Gemini @ 6:49 am PDT/ 10:49 am EDT/ 3:49 pm GMT
Ruled by the fancy fleet-footed, hatted and sandaled messenger of the Gods – MERCURY, known as HERMES to the Greeks and THOTH to the Egyptians.
A whole lotta Gemini going on with Venus Retrograde, Mercury until the 28th, Vesta and the North Node at 29 degrees. It’s a double-double double Gemini season.
MERCURY used to be in thermometers, whose properties made it hard to pin down, describe Gemini’s energies perfectly. Quicksilver is also a toxic poison and a well known Alchemical metal as well. Mercury’s metal is Mercury or QUICKSILVER like Gemini energies. The Quicksilver Messanger Service were a band in the 60’s. Mercury is a PSYCHOPOMP. I love that word able to enter and leave the Land of the Dead, Hades or the Underworld. Few had this power.
Note that Mercury’s second retrograde of the year is JUNE 17/18- JULY 12 when MERCURY RETROGRADE’s in CANCER
Mercury’s symbol is the caduceus. Not just an FTD Florist symbol, every MD in the world uses the caduceus to signify the healing profession of MEDICINE. The caduceus was originally employed by Chiron and Asclepius as snakes were used to help heal people in Ancient Greece and Snakes were used in the Oracles at DELPHI. Considered to be magical animals of the Goddess since always, two snakes entwined around the central staff or spine is KUNDALINI sexual energy. The caduceus is an ancient symbol of DNA; symbolizes the twin poles of consciousness, balance and the combining of opposites as in ALCHEMY to produce something entirely new. This is a deep psychological image associated with GEMINI and mental health. not usually associated with this sign.
Gemini is a dual AIR sign and they never get old as long as their minds are stimulated. Mercury is the frequent flyer and chief communicator between Mount Olympus, the above, the Conscious and the below.
Unconscious, Mercury/Hermes is a mediator, a listener, an eavesdropper, a go-between. In modern days, a MERCURY ruled person, and we all are, is a compulsive twitterer or FB junkie whose iPhone never leaves their body.
Mercury in the TAROT is the # 1 symbol, THE MAGICIAN /TRICKSTER
#1 The Magian from The Muse Tarot
famous as COYOTE wisdom in Native American legends.
When your mind plays tricks on you…guess who is to blame?
HERMES is a hermaphrodite; His name means HERMES & APHRODITE Mercury is both male HERMES and a female VENUS/APHRODITE.
The sign’s ruling planet comes HOME- when a planet is at home it feels, relaxed, in its own element, STRONG. Mercury in Gemini stimulates nanosecond thinking, uber talking- hope you have a great chat plan during these Gemini times
PETER PAN is GEMINI’s God
Peter Pan is a symbol of what Psychologists called PEUR mentality. A childlike, fun time, curious and non-committal. There may be much mental Ado about not much during Gemini times. Gemini loves to play devils’ advocate.
But ya gotta love ’em, they are very charming and move too fast for you to pin them down. Yes, social butterflies those Gemini’s are…
Their main thrust during GEMINI season is to gather information, move like the wind, gather info, be mentally stimulated, ever young, upbeat, charming as hell.
Mercury is the God of merchants, the word Mercury is contained in that word, Thieves, pirates, travelling and snake-oil salesman, Gemini’s are actors, open, changeable, quick-witted, exciting, philanderers, shysters,
VENUS is, of course, Retrograde in Gemini
so, can’t make up your mind between Frank, Harry, or Justin? or which job to take? or which school to go to or which….or that old friend/ lover enemy, frenemy just re-entered your life again, what to do about that? or what to do…
If only they/we can get over the tendency to do one or the other ANGEL or DEVIL DUALITY is their thing, But the TWINS are not opposites but complementary pairs.
In the TAROT the symbol of GEMINI is associated with THE LOVERS
and the opposite sign of GEMINI is SAGITTARIUS which is associated with ALCHEMY again back to HERMES/ MERCURY
There are many famous GEMINIS’s
TOP of the list right now. DONALD TRUMP
Thomas Hardy, Walt Whitman, Sir Arthur Conan Doyle, writer and artist Maurice Sendak, William Butler Yeats, Ian Fleming, Salman Rushdie
ARTISTS: M.C. Escher, Mary Cassatt, Paul Gauguin
ACTORS and ACTRESSES
Mary Kate and Sheley Olsen real twins, Natalie Portman, Marilyn Monroe, Angelina Jolie, Courtney Cox, Octavia Spencer, Isabella Rossellini, Nicole Kidman, Meryl Streep, Helena Bonham Carter, Brooke Shields, Annette Benning, Lucy Hale, Zoe Saldana, Kate Upton.
Johnny Depp, Mark Wahlberg, Morgan Freeman, Tom Holland, Chris Pratt, Ian McKellan, Shia Leboeuf, Neil Patrick Harris, Michael J. Fox, John Goodman, Liam Nelson, Colin Farrel, Mark Wahlberg, Tony Curtis, Christopher Lee, Russel Brand, Errol Flynn, Dean Martin, Clint Eastwood, Vincent Price, Sir Laurence Olivier, Jay SIlverheels,
Paul McCartney, Bob Dylan, Prince, Kanye West, Kendrick Lamar, Tom Jones, Lionel Richie, Lenny Kravitz, Barry Manilow, Dean Martin
Peggy Lee, Nancy Sinatra, Miles Davis, Judy Garland, Idina Menzel, Stevie Nicks, Alanis Morisette, Kylie Minogue,
COMPOSERS: Richard Wagner, Igor Stravinsky,
COMEDIANS: Mike Meyers, Bob Hope, Gene Wilder, Billy Wilder, Animator of Looney TUNES Mel Blanc, Joan Rivers, Amy Schumer,
John F Kennedy, Harvey Milk, Newt Gingrich, Henry Kissinger, George Bush Sr. Benazir Bhutto, Muammar Qaddafi, Peter the Great, Che Guevara, Wallis Simpson, Rudy Giuliani, Pancho Villa.
ROYALTY: Queen Victoria, Prince Philip,
DANCERS: Isadora Duncan, Josephine Baker
PHILOSOPHERS: Jean-Paul Sartre, Blaise Pascal
and a few more- Venus Williams, Jackie Collins architect Frank Lloyd Wright, ocean explorer Jacques-Yves Cousteau, Dr. Ruth, Naomi Campbell,:
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