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Mercury in Gemini again May 3 until JULY 11. Thats over 2 months of rapid fire communications. BUt the communicator planet it will turn RETROGRADE May 29 to June 22 from 24 degrees 41′ Gemini to 16 degrees 16′ Gemini.
This means Mercury Shadow period starts when Mercury hits 16 degrees on the 14th of May. But mercury Retrogrades can be used to review, rewrite, renegotiate all communications and social media things.
It is GEMINI appreciation time.
HEADS UP! there are two more Mercury Retrogrades this year and also September 27 to October 17 in LIBRA – 25 degrees 28′ to 10 degrees 10′ of the social network sign for those who love to plan ahead. Virgo this means you ruled by Mercury too.
Mercury rules Gemini, and every time Mercury returns to his daytime sign the planet/ God is incredibly happy. Mercury governs two signs Gemini and Virgo.
Gemini is the fleet-footed, and winged hatted and sandaled messenger of the Gods, he is the Ancient UPS, and a form of Amazon, the Internet, every salesperson, FTD Florists, the Mercurial trickster God. MERCURY, known as HERMES to the Greeks and THOTH to the Egyptians.
Mercury in the Tarot is the Magician #1 because Mercury symbolizes our consciousness, thinking, analysis and communications.
Mercury’s metal is Mercury or QUICKSILVER like Gemini energies MERCURY used to be in thermometers, and in dental fillings. Mercury’s properties made it hard to pin down, which describe Gemini energies perfectly. Quicksilver is a toxic poison and an Alchemical metal as well. The Quicksilver Messenger Service were a band in the 60’s.
Mercury is a PSYCHOPOMP. I love that word. It means he can travel between the three worlds. This third dimensional world he can go visit Hades/Pluto in the Land of the Dead, Hades or the Underworld and return to the land of the living. Very few Gods even had this power. Shamans have the power to travel between the worlds as well.
Mercury’s symbol is like the caduceus. Modern and ancient Medicine uses the caduceus to signify the healing profession. 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. These reptiles are magical animals of the Earth Goddess since always, two snakes entwined around the central staff or spine also symbolizes Yogic KUNDALINI sexual energy.The caduceus is an ancient symbol of DNA; the twin poles of consciousness, balance and the combining of opposites in ALCHEMY to produce something entirely new. This symbol is a deep psychological image associated with GEMINI and mental health. Which is not usually what we think is associated with this sign. This also symbolizes the power of our minds to create our health as in modern Positive thinking or intention setting. As Gemini follows the first earth sign Taurus it also symbolizes Mind over Matter. I just had an epiphany and got this while Mercury is in Gemini since yesterday!
Gemini is a dual AIR sign, and they never get old if 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. Paul McCartney, 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 Shelley 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 McLellan, Shia LeBeouf, Neil Patrick Harris, Michael J. Fox, John Goodman, Liam Nelson, Colin Farrell, 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 Morrisette, 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, Poncho 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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