Tuesday, June 28, 2011
Sure enough, it's been a Gemini ride to the finish this last month. Being a Gemini Sunsign person myself, I have been very aware of the eclipse patterns this month. Often I feel like a 110 plugged into a 220, if you know what I mean! Also, the old Gemini curse of starting 20 things at once, without really planning out or thinking through first, has been my constant companion. But what to do? I am in LOVE with all 20 things and to throw one of them out?? Unthinkable!! Clearly, I have learned a bit about compromise and surrender in the giggling and happy month of June. Jackie of all Trades? Perhaps...but it brings to mind an sweet poem that has stayed with me since college..."My candle burns at both its ends, it will not last the night. But ah my foes, and oh my friends - it gives a lovely light!" (Edna St. Vincent Millay received the Pulitzer Prize for Poetry in 1923 for The Ballad of the Harp Weaver in case you needed a new "gemini" fact for the day". :)
So the month has brought a great deal of energy and inspiration for me. In some ways I have been aware of conflicting desires (the two faces of Gemini) which often seems to boil down to the urge to be expansive and involved in new projects and ideas, and the urge to be quiet and nourish myself through connecting with the unspeakable Great Mind. And whenever I remember to find a few moments for that connection, I am greatly rewarded with positive energy and focus - a much needed gift for us Gemini types!
As the triple pattern of eclipses completes this month with the July 1st – New Moon-Partial eclipse of the Sun at Cancer 9º (visible from the southern tip of South Africa, Antarctica, Tasmania, and New Zealand) we will feel the Cardinal (could it possibly be reduced to "Get 'er Done!" ??) influence and either find ourselves fried with taking on too much or able to push through with excellerated energy and drive. Either way, this is a noticeable and significant time here on planet Earth, as the New Moon and Sun form the forth corner of a Cardinal Grand Cross in the sky with Saturn (structure) Uranus (revolution) and Pluto (death and regeneration) in the sign of cancer - the great nurturer.
Having a great deal of that sign in my chart as well, I can offer this one piece of advice. We are all responsible for OUR OWN emotional well being. We love to nurture others, but must first nurture ourselves, and find the peace and clarity that is not personally draining or 'co-dependent'. As an old therapist once said, "Fill the pitcher up first, and then you have something to offer around."
Enjoy these early fireworks. Be productive, but remember to care for your inner accomplishments as well!
Happy New Moon!