Big Picture


Reconciliation of inner opposites.


Depth perception - parallax.

Passive inspiration

Scintillating intelligence

Breezes, Zephyrs, fog, clouds

LITHA - Litha is at the end of Gemini, at the Cancer cusp, Key 7

from Shiller's "Ode to Joy:"

Freude, Schöner Götterfunken,
Tochter aus Elysium,
Wir betreten feuer-trunken,
Himmlische, dein Heiligtum!

Deine Zauber binden wieder,
Was die Mode streng geteilt;
Alle Menschen werden Brüder,
Wo dein sanfter Flügel weilt.

Joy, fair spark of the gods,
Daughter of Elysium,
Drunk with fiery rapture,
We approach thy shrine!

Thy magic reunites those
Whom stern custom has parted;
All men will become brothers
Under thy gentle wing.

Friedrich von Schiller, 1785

Here is the Fourth Movement of Beethoven's 9th Symphony, setting Shiller's "Ode to Joy" to music.
Ludwig van Beethoven (1770-1827): The Symphony No 9 in D minor, Op 125 "Choral" (1824) - Concertgebouw Orchestra conducted by Otto Klemperer, Live Performance 17 May 1956 (May 17, 1956) from Archive.Org.



May 21st to June 21st.

Ruled by Mercury.

I Think.

Enquirer or dabbler.

Mutable Air. Thinking, communication, relationships, intellect, intuition, all concerns of air, diversify in Gemini, into myriad ideas, plans, conversations, and sketches. Gemini is the spring breezes, unpredictable weather, the occasional late freeze. Gemini influences in the chart (Third house, or planets in Gemini) create an emphasis on mental stimulus. This can manifest as scintillating, humorous, inventive, or clever transmission of knowledge. When focused, the Gemini mind is agile, articulate, encyclopedic, and capable of dazzling genius.

Gemini, when active in the chart, is lively, optimistic, free-spirited, multi-faceted, forever young, open to new ideas, flirtatious, a quick study, charming, polite, cheerful, discriminating, conversant on any subject, versatile, scientific, good with the hands, creative, witty, clever, sociable, fluent language ability, avoiding of physical confrontation, tactical, inventive, resourceful, receptive, friendly, logical, analytical, celebrating of life, inventive, innovative, philosophical, and articulate.

Unfavorable Gemini can be two-faced, manipulative, unfocused, flaky, undependable, sarcastic, shallow, petty, unable to finish things, shifty, too many irons in the fire, a copycat, too mental, unable to take a stand, picky, devious, skeptical, vain, confused, talks too much, restless, superficial, argumentative, vacillating, conflicted, gullible, doesn't plan for the future, a moocher, sharp tongue, cynical, bitter, impatient, loses interest easily, nonchalant, and glib. It's been said: "Deep down, at their centers, Geminis can be really superficial."

Domains of Gemini are data management, languages, speculation, community, the arts, music, culture. Gemini is the mind itself; its processes, patterns, and constraints engendered by misconceptions, and "overthinking."

Grounding influences elsewhere in the chart are very useful for Gemini, though may appear as burdens at first. Gemini needs channeling, and focus.

Gemini, ruled by mental Mercury, is a flexible, quicksilver spark of thought, gone as soon as you see it. Mercury shares rulership with Virgo and Gemini, and when not held down by earth or unrooted in the air, Virgo/Gemini can shine.

Lessons for Gemini include controlling the mind, being sincere, honest, consistent, not being self-obsessed, taking a broader view of things.

Gemini is symbolized by a set of twins; this metaphor shows communication. Castor and Pollux, one in heaven, and one on Earth, describe the connection between mundane and spiritual thought. Split-personality is a common Gemini descriptor; the Chinese call Gemini the Monkey - for it's restless mind.

Gemini rules the lungs and nervous system.

For Gemini, the Shadow takes the form of Other's being plodding, obtuse, or witless. Beneath your friendliness and affability, you feel there is a dimension to your intelligence beyond anyone's reach, so you can be aloof, and contemptuous. Work with your shadow, and the people you project it onto, by learning patience, and that there is always more for you to learn. The more you deny your Shadow, the more it will manifest itself and attract what you will interpret as disruption or pain.

The Third house has the character of Gemini: planets in this house are concerned with Communication; thinking, ability to relate to the environment, dexterity, early education, immediate family, memory, perception, speech, basic articulation skills.

The air triplicity is Gemini (mutable) followed by Libra (cardinal) , and then Aquarius (fixed).

In the natural order of the signs, Gemini is air, preceded by Taurus (earth), and followed by Cancer (water).

The opposite axis, or antidote to Gemini, is Sagittarius.

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