June is the Month of Gemini, the first of the signs ruled by people vs animals. Castor and Pollux, twins from different fathers according to legend - one is mortal and one immortal, and deeply bonded. When the mortal was killed, the immortal asked the God's to send him to his brother, so they could spend eternity together. The twins represent the two sides of a person...the dark and the light. Duality. Some people say Gemini's are split personalities...but as a Gemini myself, I can tell you that its just easier to see both sides of something, and sometimes hard to make a decision because of it. Gemini's ruling planet is Mercury. They are thinking, thinking, thinking all the time. Like a butterfly (or a bee) jumping around a lot, seemingly spacey, but actually just gathering up bits and bobs from every where to try to understand. Logic and reason rule. Gemini's fall in love with smart people before they love with the heart. If you don't pass the smart test, you're toast. Gemini's are very impatient and are probably on the move a lot (I've been accused of being the energizer bunny), just because there is so much to know and so little time to learn it. Truly I have come to embrace the old adage, "The more I know, the dumber I know I am." (or something like that.) Gemini has a keen sense of time, and its passing, and how valuable every minute is and needs to be treasured and used accordingly. This is something empowering to learn from Gemini....every wasted minute can never be retrieved, so treasure each moment and make it count or life (and opportunity) just passes you by!
Gemini's are the 3rd sign of the zodiac. A mutable sign, meaning they are great at adapting to any situation with ease and speed. Gemini is the last month of the Spring, but they also herald in the next cycle, the Summer. They are good with change, as are Virgo's (who announce the Fall), and Sagittarian's (who announce the Winter) and finally Piscean's (who announces the Spring). Signs of completion and new beginnings, ergo adaptable/mutable. Some famous Gemini's are Harriet Beacher Stowe, Dashiell Hammett, Bob Dylan, Clint Eastwood, Bob Hope, Johnny Depp, Angelina Jolie, Prince, Artie Shaw, Marilyn Monroe, Pancho Villa, Djokovic/Nadal/Graf/Williams, Hedda Hopper, Peter Dinklage, Kissinger, Che Guevera, JFK and Paul McCartney, just to name a few.
All the mutable signs are also facing Saturn head on for the next 18 months...opposing Gemini; squaring Pisces and Virgo and conjunct Sagittarius. Saturn is a tough guy to encounter. He brings up our "stuff" and makes us look at it, deal with it, release it. It's always hard work. If you Moon or Venus are in these signs, you will also encounter emotional lows from this experience. But, in Sagittarius Saturn is in the house of Spirituality, Higher Learning and Long Distance Travel - all 9th house issues. It's an elevated place, so here Saturn is asking you to expand your horizons, attach yourself to a religion or philosophy and be a better person for it. Travel and learn from different cultures; get smarter and more educated; make yourself a more worldly person with a bigger vision of things. Take the high road and get answers. Read up on Sagittarian's and find out what Saturn is trying to make you pay attention to.
This is going to be a very interesting month, and you will be on one heck of a roller coaster ride to the future. We just missed the new Moon on Saturday in Gemini. Sun is in Gemini. Mercury is in Gemini. Venus is in Gemini. There's a whole lot of thinking going on! Use your noodle now and logic will guide you, and jot down those ideas because they'll come fast and furious and leave just as quickly.
But this new Moon is also part of a bigger issue of there being a Grand Cross going on now, Sun/Moon/Mercury in Gemini, Jupiter in Virgo, Saturn in Sag, Neptune in Pisces., creating one square after another so the chart has a box in it, and with it a sense of restriction, frustration, blockage, sadness, hopelessness, etc. It's because we only learn from the hard stuff, that Nature sets up times like these to make us feel crappy so we can GROW. Why are you loathing yourself now? Is it low self esteem foisted on you by others that you have owned and its damaging you from growth and happiness; or are you really flawed in some way and just can't push it under the rug anymore? FIX YOURSELF! Stop the bad habits, bad ways, patterns of abuse - or patterns of sabbotage. WHY don't you think you are worthy? Get rid of that belief. You are not fulfilling your destiny if you are stopping yourself from happiness and success. Really make some changes so you can be happy and more productive in the world. We need leaders now, not whiny wimps. You have greatness in you. Find it and flaunt it! (see the Grand Cross below, like a + sign, but when you connect them its a square (or diamond) meaning a stress aspect. This is going to go on most of the month, so just be prepared to be annoyed, angry, cranky, depressed, moody, etc. One lady told me she wanted just eat ice cream and cry; another said jumping off a roof seems like a good idea; while others feel very sad and hopeless. Keep your humor, know this will pass, and do some deep thinking during the process. Surely something in your life needs changing or examining.
Neptune in this picture is going retrograde on the 13th till November. This is a time to further connect to your Higher Self, and to develop those intuitive skills - psychic, hunches, intuitive, gut feelings, whatever you prefer to call it. This connection is imperative for the coming times, where you can get Higher Guidance when facing quick decision-making situations.
I know retrograde Mars (now in Scorpio) til the 30th is making us all crazy with two steps forward and 1.75 steps backwards, but its all about timing, Astrology is all about TIMING. July and August are going to be crazy busy, so get your rest in now, 'cause you'll be begging for it during those months when you can't seem to get a rest for one second.
Chiron, the wounded healer who brings up painful childhood memories, is also being activated now, so looking at some old issues is painful but necessary. You have to understand that this is a cleansing time. Time to face our fears, our demons, our hauntings, and look them in the eye and let them go. Then you will be free to be a happy, whole, healed person who enjoys life and is not so stuck in Karmic issues. You came here now to release ancient karma, lived again in our childhoods, so we can try to release and be free. Therapy, Self Help, Meditation, etc. is very good now. Stop hating yourself and start forgiving yourself and others. Dump the chains and baggage, and fly free. We are dark and light, we are duality, we are both good and evil, soft and strong, light and heavy. Embrace this reality and then own your whole self and find balance between being too nice and being too selfish, and you find nirvana. We came here now to release this ancient stuff. Work HARD and make it happen. Remember without the dark, our survival instincts fail us, and without the Light, our humanity dies. Be strong, with an open heart, and see how you and the world changes - and see how your example can change the world.
The political races now are just a mirror of the unrest in the world, and a need to change paths because the road we now travel is not working. Think of this time as a time to change society, make things better for everyone, and heal our societal pain. Welcome the desire for change, the need for change. And know that Eris and her sense of Justice is here leading the cause for same. We are living in exciting times. Embrace it. And know that Uranus is with her, so surprise after surprise is still on the table. It ain't over till its over.
The weekend of June 11/12 has great potential for FUN. GET OUT AND HAVE SOME!