"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, June 1, 2014

Sun In Gemini & Mercury In Cancer Going Retrograde

  While I missed writing about the New Moon in Gemini last week, due to dental surgery and impaired focus, etc. I still want to address the Sun in Gemini. As you know, the New Moon occurs at the start of a new lunar cycle when the Moon joins the Sun. That happened a week after the Sun entered Gemini, so while the lunar cycle from New to Full Moon is just beginning, the Sun is a week ahead in his cycle, with three more weeks to go in this sociable sign. The New Moon's emphasis on communication and agreements in the month ahead, gets a lot of attention as Gemini's ruler, Mercury will retrograde back into that sign on June 17th. More on that a couple of paragraphs below...

  The current transit of the Sun through the airy and adaptable sign of Gemini, from May 20 - June 21st, is a very busy time! Planning, organizing, connecting, talking and writing, as well as visiting and socializing, are all Gemini activities. This is mental energy, where logic and reasoning, study and information gathering happens. People are apt to be double-booking their time for two or more events happening at the same time. I know, because I just did that... fortunately, I caught myself before Mercury goes retrograde next weekend!

   The Sun in Gemini forms a favorable alliance with Uranus in Aries early Friday morning, the 6th, bringing an opportunity to make new connections or realize a breakthrough in a group project or endeavor. New insight or an aha! moment are possible. However, it won't just happen, you must take action in order to achieve your goal or move in a new direction. That may involve reaching out to others through phone calls, emails or visits. If you put in the time and effort, you could be rather pleasantly surprised at the outcome!

   Okay, on to Mercury retrograde... a little synopsis is necessary here. Inquisitive Mercury moved out of his/her own sign of Gemini on May 29th, where he/she had been happily making plans since May 7th, and entered the deep waters of Cancer. Due to Mercury's immanent retrograde (backwards) motion on June 7th, he/she will re-enter Gemini on the 17th, go direct again on July 2nd, moving forward and back into Cancer on July 13th. The thing to remember here is Mercury, the Messenger of the Gods, in its' Rulership in Mutable Air, then in Cardinal Water, will be repeating itself in approximately three week intervals, between May 7th and July 30th when he/she finally enters Leo!

   The key focus now is on paying attention to your feelings as a source of information. In Gemini, information is gathered through the written and spoken word and socializing. In Cancer, information is gathered through the senses, especially the emotions. Pay attention during the next three weeks to your intuition and gut reactions to people, places and situations. Then as Mercury re-enters Gemini, become the detective of facts and written information. Did you miss something someone told you last month that could be important? Did you misplace important papers? Mercury retrograde is the time to review, renew and redo, no matter what sign it's in. Happy investigating!!

   Remember, keep your head in the stars, your feet on the ground and stay in your heart~


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