Gemini Season is double-double

May 20 Sun enters Gemini @ 6:49 am PDT/ 10:49 am EDT/ 3:49 pm GMT

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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

magician #1 The Muse Tarot #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

 WRITERS:

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, 

 MUSICIANS, SINGERS

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, 

Politicians:

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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Nirvana Day, Libra moon, cardinal crosses

I hope you had a wonderful Valentine’s day. 

FEB 15 is known as NIRVANA DAY. Not the grunge band with Kurt Cobain, it is sacred to Buddhists and Hindu‘s.

Nirvana, Buddha, Tara Greene

The Buddha reaching Nirvana or enlightenment

What is NIRVANA? In Buddhism, it is a transcendent state where there is no suffering, or desires, and no ego or sense of self. Once reaching that state of awareness, one is released from the effects of karma and the cycle of death and rebirth. It represents the final goal of Buddhism.

In Indian religions, nirvana is synonymous with moksha. In Vedic culture, moksha conveys a notion of immortality, and also of a timeless, “unborn”, or “the still point of the turning world of time”.  It also means a timeless structure, the whole underlying “the spokes of the invariable but incessant wheel of time”.  The hope for life after death started with notions of going to the worlds of the Fathers or Ancestors and/or the world of the Gods or Heaven and liberation.  All Indian religions assert Nirvana to be a state of perfect quietude, freedom, highest happiness and along with it, the liberation from samsara, the repeating cycle of birth, life and death.

Buddhism is not a belief system, it is a practice that enables us to stop struggling and to be liberated.

Nirvana is no place

The various schools of Buddhism understand nirvana in different ways, but they generally agree that nirvana is not a place. It is more a state of existence. The Buddha said that anything we might say or imagine about nirvana will be wrong, because it is utterly different from our ordinary existence. Nirvana is beyond space, time, and definition, and so language is by definition inadequate to discuss it. It can only be experienced. Samsara or illusion is a process of creating places, even whole worlds, (and then wandering through them, the Buddhists call this, birth. Nirvana is the end of this process of mind forms.

There are two types of Nirvana.  One type describes a living enlightened being, or arahant. The arahant is still conscious of pleasure and pain, but he or she is no longer bound to them. The second type is final,complete Nibbana or Nirvana that is “entered” at death. The Buddha taught that this state is neither existence because that which can be said to exist is limited to time and space-nor non-existence. This seeming paradox is because ordinary language attempts to describe a state of being that is indescribable. 

Mahayana Buddhism and Nirvana

One of the distinguishing characteristics of Mahayana Buddhism is the bodhisattva vow. This is something I have taken many times. Mahayana Buddhists are dedicated to the ultimate enlightenment of all beings, and thus choose to remain in the world in assistance to others rather than move on to individual enlightenment. 

On the apparent real levels;

The LIBRA MOON of fairness and balance, and hopefully some peace lines us up with those CARDINAL CROSSESS again. Which we feel and know yet they are also an illusion but a symbol and guidmap. 

The Moon is conjunct PLUTO at 2:58 am EST, opposes Uranus and conjuncts JUPITER all before noon in PST and EST. That’s the feel-good transit. Don’t get too overly optimistic though.

Moon inconjuncts CHIRON in PISCES

you may be feeling really tired, or your tummy upset, or just feel the weight of the world in our emotional body. There is lots of turmoil going on. Try to see it and transcend it. 

Moon sextiles SATURN in SAGITTARIUS

so tell it like it is brothers and sisters. I will be.

AIR TRINE time with Moon trining the  Sun in AQUARIUS  at 27 degrees

If you are a GEMINI with SUN at 27 degrees, which means born on June 18th like Beatle Paul McCartney, and my son Elijah born June 19th, conjunct the POLE STAR this is a good day for you.  We will all be feeling lighter, more detached and able to access that rarified higher consciousness. 

Moon goes Void of Course @ 5:54 pm PST/ 8:54 pm EST/

Moon enters Deep dark 50 shades of SCORPIO @ 10:41 pm PST

Feb 16 @ 1:41 am EST/ 6:41 am GMT. 

It’s heavy-duty, obsessive, power, control, shadow issues until Saturday afternoon

Tune into NIRVANA.  Focus on yourself as empty, timeless, without thought or consciousness. Connect with all the enlightened beings, the Buddha, Jesus, or Green Tara, or Kwan Yin Bodhisattvas of compassion. 

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The PATH to NIRVANA by Alan Watts 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Bipolar Gemini Time Astrology by Tara Greene

Sun enters the 1st Air Sign May 20 @ 7:36 am PDT/10:36 am EDT/2:36 pm GMT.

Gemini the sign of the naturally bi-polar TWINS, known as a “FUN da MENTAL”  sign. I made that up years ago. It’s a fast paced sign and month of mind games, light-headed, shall we say Air Head? Social butterfly, changing partners, do- see doe-ing, dodging being committed, all the while smiling charmingly in general. I mean no harm to bipolar people and their suffering.

GEMINI is Ruled by that fancy hatted and shoe’d fleet- footed messenger of the Gods –MERCURY, the planet. MERCURY is  consciousness, intelligence, analysis, communications. Our minds have two sides, two lobes, that’s why Mercury is a dual sign. 

Because MERCURY is RETROGRADE in TAURUS as Sun enters GEMINI and almost at standstill turning Direct May 22nd, the energy will be kind of at a standstill for the weekend, inspite of a Sagittarius FUll Moon.  It would be wise to wait till June 7th before really initiating anything new, when Mercury is back to 23+ degrees Taurus on June 7 and bypassed it’s Retrograde degree.

The SUN opposes Mars May 22 a rare highlite. See my previous articles. 

Venus will enter GEMINI May 24 and oppose Mars on the same day-

We will be loving all that duality. The polarity will get stronger. 

Gemini SUN squares NEPTUNE in PISCES on JUNE 1st .

This is very romantic and idealistic. Watch out for fast talkers and too good to be true deals. Craziness, delusional, fantasies, denial. everywhere.

June 2/3  SUN and VENUS OPPOSES SATURN RETROGRADE-

the times they are getting serious. Gemini is a time of splitting hairs, fractiousness will get stronger in politics. 

June 4 SUN SQUARES JUPITER on a GEMINI NEW MOON-

This is a GRAND MUTABLE CROSS which will be in effect from June 1-11th.

Things are tense but adaptable. This is during the big primaries in the U.S. 

June 6 SUN Conjuncts VENUS in the SACRED MARRIAGE, Superior Conjunction at 16 degrees GEMINI.

Venus is in the Underworld already and invisible to us for a while now. This is the same star point in Venus cycle as 8 years ago or 4 years ago at the famous Venus transit of the Sun in 2012 with Venus Retrograde. Doesn’t that seem like aeons ago?

The SACRED MARRIAGE of the SUN and the Goddess VENUS, is the symbol of the LOVERS in the TAROT! 

THE LOVERS Tarot Psychic Tara Greene

GEMINI the LOVERS #6

This will be a super time for weddings, besides being JUNO Goddess of Marriages month. Think about where you were at in your relationships 4 years ago. Where is the Sacred Marriage point, 16 degrees Gemini in your Natal chart? Look at the aspects to it. I’d be happy to advise you. 

MERCURY ENTERS GEMINI JUNE 12.

GEMINI has what is called PEUR or Peter Pan, mentality.But ya gotta love ’em, They  move too fast for you to pin them down.  Don’t try to pin them down. Their charm will win you over, they can sell refrigerators to Inuit folks. They shine in public speaking, disseminating info.

GEMINI men take for ever, if they ever do,to settle down. They naturally wander. GEMINI’s get easily bored, male or female. Their main thrust is to gather information, move like the wind, curious,wiry, young, forever young. Like Paul McCartney. 

DO YOU HAVE GEMINI SUN, MOON, VENUS OR MARS?

If so it is very difficult for you to be in a monogamous relationship. Your nature is to have your cake and eat  it too. You will have to work hard to come to terms with your roving childlike qualities. 

Mercury/Hermes Gemini's planet ruler

used by FTD florist as their symbol

MERCURY rules two signs – GEMINI a masculine Air element sign and VIRGO a feminine earth sign element.

 

VIRGO gathers, organizes, perfects, focuses, remembers, all the scattered details in a quite OCD manner. VIRGO is the polar opposite of GEMINI in so many ways. Yes they are very focussed on work, diligent,worry worts, often work in the health field, terribly disciplined in diet, exercise, being always punctual.

 

 

 

Here’s some Traditional Astrology knowledge about Gemini from Vettius Valens, 2nd Century Anthologies, Book I.

Gemini is male, bicorporeal, articulate, the house of Mercury, upward-trending, celestial, feminizing, a freedman, sterile, public. Under it are born scholars, those working in education and letters, poets, music lovers, declaimers, stewards, those who receive trusts; also translators, merchants, judges of good and evil, sensible people, practitioners of the curious arts, and seekers after mystic lore.

This sign is calm, {?} Its first 3° are worthless and destructive; from 3° to 7° it is well-watered; good weather from 7° to 15°.  The last degrees are a combination of traits. It has 21 stars. 

The gods Apollo, Hercules, Vulcan, Juno, Saturn are associated with it.

 The following zones are subject to Gemini: to the front part, India and the adjoining areas and Celtica; to the breast, Galatia, Thrace, and Boeotia; to the midparts, Egypt, Libya, Rome, Arabia, Syria.

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Inspirational Daily Card,Paul McCartney Birthday

Inspirational Card of the Day 
2 of cups 
Thoth Tarot Astrology Tara Greene
THOTH TAROT 
Under a Cancer Moon this card is most appropriate. A watery balance of the opposites. The  LOVE card.You will get an amazing experience by visualizing and feeling yourself embodying this card. Literally back up into it and be the fountain,the lotus is your opened crown chakra. Feel the love, feel the love. Blessings of beauty and flow to you today.
Moon TRINES CHIRON AND SATURN 
use the fountain of love and healing image to heal your wounds. 
Happy 73rd Birthday to Sir Paul McCartney ever young GEMINI born conjunct Star Betelgeuse 
Sir Paul McCartney Astrology Tara Greene
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Paul McCartney

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