By Barry Kerr
Sun moved into Gemini on May 21.
After Taurus grounds our spirit into the physical world, and we build security, we are ready to look around, awaken our curious mind, and connect to our surroundings, including people. OMG, Gemini! – So much to learn. Where do I start!
Our inner Mercury, ruling Gemini, is our rational mind, designed to process information through our fives senses and “make sense” of our environment. Its instinctual function is to discern danger from opportunity. From this limited view, the world appears to be fractured; everything and everyone separate from everything else. Our lower human mind forgets that ultimately, all is divine oneness. So, within the illusion, it learns all it can, about whatever it can, categorizing data, “good or bad”, in order to better survive.
This is basic to Gemini, however Gemini’s spiritual intention is to become aware of the countless ways that spirit manifests through dualities, thoughts, forms, and relationships. In Gemini, we learn how to learn, think, and communicate. If conscious, we learn tact, logic, and objective listening. We seek facts and alternative perspectives, asking questions to learn how others think. Fully conscious, we strengthen our ability to make objective decisions and actions, communicate internal dichotomies, and use non-threatening approaches to expressing our ideas. When our minds can also integrate emotional awareness, we keep a positive outlook on life and people, delighted and fascinated with the diversity we see. Conflicting dualities become complementary polarities. This is prep for our own creativity.
Our unconscious Gemini will tend toward indecisiveness, waiting for more and more information, and trusting other’s perceptions before our own. We tend to gossip, guess what others are thinking, argue or say what others want to hear as misguided attempts to establish connection. Logic overrides our deeper, intuitive truths and we get stuck in our heads.
Full Moon on June 2
In this month’s luminary opposition, you may feel the contrast between your emotionally satisfying deep, intuitive beliefs (Moon Sagittarius) and your rational, concrete thinking brain (Sun and Mercury in Gemini). The dissonance may jar your peace of mind in relationships, challenging you to remain compassionate toward those who reflect your inner tension (Neptune in Pisces, squaring Moon/Sun). With Mars in the mix (conjoining Sun/Mercury), beware of forceful aggression toward others or by others. Drop into your heart before reacting. Agreement does not equate with love.
Mercury squares Neptune all month
These two planets tension echoes the full moon’s dissonance between your rational mind and your compassionate heart. Resolving this duality, individually and collectively, is key to progressive evolvement on this planet.
Pluto – Uranus square is over
Midway through June, Pluto and Uranus will finally finish their five-year square dance, easing the tensions between individual freedom and corporate conformity, the compulsion for radical change and the inertia of conglomerate powers. As the coming months roll by, watch for evidence of what’s already been done, unseen and unreported: foundational cracks and crumbling that are clearing the way for new possibilities to manifest.
New Moon on June 16
As this New Moon approaches, Neptune and Saturn (squaring and opposing Mercury) will continue to bring self-awareness to how well you take responsibility for and include compassion in your thoughts and communications. It’s a balance. Too much sympathy can cloud pragmatism. Too much judgment can close the heart. Let this New Moon be an opportunity to practice balance.
Venus trines Saturn, then Uranus
During the first part of June, Saturn will bring a sense discipline, responsibility and appropriateness to your Venetian need for relationships and values. This is a good reality check before Venus then trines with Uranus during later June, bringing a new wave of intuitive impulses for change to all our relations.
Good Gemini Activities in June
Follow your curiosities. Read, write, and ask questions. Sign up for that class. Or teach it! Grow your communication skills. Communicate a deeply guarded emotion or intuitive truth to someone who will listen. See how well you listen to someone else do the same. See if you can find some truth, rational or not, in those who oppose you.
Good Gemini Questions To Ask Yourself In June
To heal and evolve your Gemini self, pay attention to your stream of thoughts. Where is your attention at any moment? Now where? And now? And so on. Are there patterns to this? This may be a clue to your unique form of intelligence and expression, different than others. Do you value your intuitive truth? Or do you cancel it out with logic? Notice who you admire or denigrate for their intellect or communicative expression. Do they mirror those aspects of yourself you have yet to acknowledge and embrace. Do you allow logic to overrule the intuitive ‘knowings” of your feelings? Be curious about that.
Barry Kerr, a certified soul-based astrologer, has 35 years of experience with an international clientele, including many medical professionals and alternative healers. He and Kristine Gay, a licensed psychotherapist, are owners/practitioners at Inner Essence Center in Madison. Both have extensive training in soul-guided healing of mind, body, heart and spiritual systems. Barry offers astrology, energy healing and transformational coaching by phone, Skype or in person in Madison, WI. Inquiries are welcome – free 15 minute consultation to explore if this is for you. Visit www.ChooseConsciousLiving.com for more information.