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We just had a powerful Full Moon in Gemini. Gemini is about the mind - our thoughts - our communication. It's about the multiplicity of viewpoints and ideas that our heads are usually filled with. Sagittarius opposite (Sun) is more about the bigger picture - the broader view, the grander vista. If Gemini is the stories we tell ourselves - Sagittarius is the book of life.
Today the Moon has already moved on into the sign of Cancer, and now sits in a lovely fluid connection with Neptune and Jupiter. This wonderful energy is full of inspiring, expansive emotions. Feel your spirit soar! Reach for the stars!
And what a story the stars have to tell. Sun - Moon- Venus and Mercury are all now in Sagittarius. This is the sign of the cosmic traveller - the adventurer- the seeker of meaning. The Sun here expands us –and prods us to seek new horizons and a broader experience of life. Things should start to feel a bit more positive and upbeat now – with so many planets in the sign of the archer - and some of us will be heading off for some kind of grand adventure.
Saturn (the taskmaster) however – lurks nearby – insisting we check the tires – get some gas - check the oil etc. before we take off. This really is a great time to have some fun and explore new territory - as long as you include on your checklist - a reality check!
If you space out (Neptune) or ignore Saturn’s warning - that reality check could come via unexpected or possibly jarring events (Mars Uranus) . Don’t let Saturn’s tendency to fret and worry stop your expansion - let it temper it. Boundaries and limitations can be frustrating but they are also useful.Use them to your advantage.
With Jupiter in Scorpio is stirring up strong undercurrents and pushing all sorts of unconscious motivations, drives, and desires up to the surface for us to grapple with, paying attention has never been so important. Makes me think of the Lord of the Rings - when Frodo is heading out and the shadowy dark riders are in pursuit. The ring that makes him disappear is like Neptune - blurring reality. It is helpful - and also dangerous.
As our own shadow figures arise from the unconscious – they can derail even the best laid plans. The more alert and awake we are the better prepared for any eventuality.
Gemini is ruled by Mercury - which links us to the rational mind. Uranus, on the other hand, represents the higher mind, intuition and flashes of insight. Both are very active right now and working to elevate our state of awareness. A quickening is occurring. The alchemy is exciting and also requires our attention. As the trickster planet travels back through Sagittarius - our beliefs could be turned inside out and upside down.
As new information comes to light , we may find out something we hadn't considered before - or discover what we thought was true - isn't. There will definitely be plenty of chances to examine our assumptions from a different point of view, as old ways of thinking and communicating come under scrutiny.
(this could include new political intrigues - or new information breaking open old stories)
Mercury wants us to question everything. Review - reflect- renegotiate those deeply held assumptions – whatever they are. They may be limiting you in ways you don't even realize - or - giving you a false sense of security.
With out thinking (Mercury) pointed toward the lessons, challenges, and karma (Saturn) of the Galactic Core (centre of our galaxy) - our assumptions about who we are come under the microscope. Who are we and why are we here?
A nurse working in a hospice asked people what they most regretted. No one wished they had worked more.
If we are not what we do - then who are we? Before you were the You that You think You are - who were You?
What is so essential - that you could not live without it?
These are not easy times. yet the most difficult situations can become a doorway into yourself.
I have dealt with some health challenges over the years. Every time I would crash - and be unable to function - my whole sense of self would be challenged. I was always a doer – an achiever. Super busy. I like to be good at stuff. When at some points I couldn't do anything at all, I felt so defeated. Sacred. Lost. Yet that downward journey became my biggest gift - forcing me to slow down and reconnect - with me. Every time I got stripped down like that - I'd rant and rail and resist – then – eventually - when I would finally surrender – and start to let go- my suffering would lessen. Sitting still - breathing into a quiet place inside me – I would often find peace and even joy – even in the midst of physical discomfort.
In these distressing times – it becomes imperative that we find a balancing point within ourselves so we can stay strong, even while everything is whirling around us. Saturn's message is that our point of reference must be central, intrinsic; just as the Galactic Core sits at the centre of our galaxy, so too must we orient to our own centre. This is not narcissistic - but holistic - as the universe (one verse) is. Everything is inter-connected.
The only limit is in your mind!