“Just because a sea is calm doesn’t mean that you can believe in its stillness.”
― Anthony T. Hincks
Lately I’ve been watching survival stories, anything that involves a true adventure at sea with all its up’s and down’s and quick decisions, is the most satisfying. The challenging times we are in currently remind me of the ocean and its unpredictability. A sailor needs many tools and skills up her/his sleeve to move through the energy of the moment. In a storm, setting yourself up for the best possible situation is key. All the details that go into preparedness flood the mind…. what sails to use, safety precautions, food and drink near by to sustain your eminent battle with mother nature. The amount of faith you put in your boat and yourself, as you navigate through theses waters is a magical thing to experience. Gemini is an air sign ruling those winds of change, adaptability and dexterity. Looking forward into the new social norm brings a curiosity and heightened cleverness of how to connect and communicate. These are the gifts of Gemini.
The Sun has entered Gemini to shine its rays on Venus Retrograde, Mercury in Gemini, and the New Moon on May 22nd. Highlighting our communication and eventually connecting us through cautious phases during this Covid 19 pandemic. Venus Retrograde in Gemini (May13-June25) Venus is the planet of connection, love and what we value, during a retrograde cycle we can reflect on those themes and restructure what needs adjustment. Last time we experienced a Venus Retrograde in Gemini was 8 years ago in 2012…..think back to that summer and try to recall what happened in your life? Ask yourself how you may have changed and grown since then.
Venus retrogrades can feel like a time out, which may alienate those close to you, yet listening to your inner guide during this time is wise. Like a sailor holding the helm contemplating the wind speed or the flow of the swell, it is intuitive and internally felt. Mercury in Gemini is mentally alert and may help you communicate those feelings from a emotionally detached position, stated simply with facts. With that said, there is another piece to this astrological puzzle, Neptune in Pisces 20 degrees is in square aspect to both Venus & Mercury in Gemini at 20 degrees. Neptune in Pisces joining the conversation adds some confusion here, a touch of fantasy or a disappearance of clarity. On a higher note, Neptune calls in faith and can ramp up creative juices, remaining open minded (Mercury) can create many opportunities with resources (Venus) around you. This square aspect moves on and Neptune revisits Venus Direct in Gemini again on July 27th .
Friday May 22,2020 Gemini New Moon 02 degrees ~ New Moons are the start of a fresh lunation cycle. We are deep into the month of May, the darkest moon resets and starts its quest for fullness. On the cusp of Summer and adjusting to a new world that has experienced a major change of living day to day, we are asked to be flexible and conscious of how we affect those around us. Something to contemplate. Gemini energy thrives on information, adapting to what new horizons may bring. We may experience a restless sense of curiosity, calculating and managing the unknown. Set your intentions on this New Moon as it also favorably trines Saturn in Aquarius, a realistic yet innovative approach to your new reality is a great topic to ponder. Like a sailor on the sea, we need to adjust our sails as the winds dictate our course on moving forward.
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