"We are born at a given moment, in a given place, and like vintage years of wine, we have the qualities of the year and the season of which we are born. Astrology does not lay claim to anything more." - Carl Gustav Jung

Sunday, May 20, 2012

New Moon Solar Eclipse In Gemini

  Later this morning, the Sun enters the Mutable Air sign Gemini for a month, focusing on curiosity, messages, writing, language, agreements and sharing information. The adaptability of this sign is sometimes mistaken for an inability to focus on just one thing at a time - not true, a Gemini can have two simultaneous thoughts, keeping one in the forefront of their mind while the other is on the back burner. Don't be fooled into believing that a Gemini would ever forget what you said you'd do or what you were talking about, whether it was two weeks ago or two hours ago - they will remind you! With that in mind, filter your thoughts carefully before they become written or spoken words and if you are a writer, write!!

   The Sun's energy expressed through air is a great time for applying mental focus to planning, negotiating, writing and connecting with siblings, neighbors or co-workers. Yes, there may be reasons to reconsider this plan or that, while Venus is retrograde in Gemini's territory, but careful consideration will show you what is truly important. In the period before all is revealed, adopt an attitude of flexibility while you brainstorm your options.

   Today, Luna makes her last aspect in Taurus, a conjunction to Jupiter at 8:35 a.m.,  beginning a day-long void-of-course period before entering Gemini at 7:05 p.m., quickly catching up to the Sun, who only arrived there at 11:16 a.m. These two "lights" align for a New Moon at 1 degree of Gemini at 7:47 p.m. for an Annular Solar Eclipse, the first in this series, Solar Saros 128, since May 10, 1994. This eclipse will be visible from the western United States as it makes its' way across China, Taiwan and Japan. Those are the details of the more pertinent of tomorrow's astronomical events, now let's look at their astrological significance.

   The Sabian Symbol for 1 Gemini is "A Glass Boat Reveals Undersea Wonders" and the visual here implies a window on an otherwise unseen world. This could be your inner vision allowing you a glimpse  beneath the surface into the collective unconscious and the richly appointed spiritual world we're all connected to if we but take the time to concentrate on opening this window. What delightful wonders await you within?!

   The glass also symbolizes reflections, an apt metaphor for the solar/lunar relationship. The Moon has no light of it's own, it merely reflects the Sun's light in their monthly dance from New Moon to Full and all through its' eight lunar phases before returning in complete darkness to the next New Moon.  Think about that for a minute... complete darkness at a New Moon... now add in the solar eclipse and the Sun is blocked by the Moon from shining it's light on the Earth.

   The Moon symbolizes the inner, the subconscious - the feminine, and the Sun symbolizes the outer, the active principle - the masculine. Each person on Earth (matter) carries these energies of the relationship between spirit (Sun) and personality (Moon). How do these lights reflect on you, in you and from you? That is the question the Eclipse occurring in early Gemini is asking of you with its' focus on communication. Mercury is known as the Messenger of the Gods and this messenger has rulership over thoughts, so take some time to go within and catch a glimpse of what your personal message is from the divine. Remember, while you may be the observer, you are also the observed, so don't be too aloof from whatever reflection you catch in your inner mirror. Even Peter Pan had to connect to his shadow!

Enough... remember to keep your head in the stars and your feet on the ground... until next time.


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