“In dreams begins responsibility.” William Butler Yeats
“Soul is what connects to you to everyone and everything else. It is the sum of all the choices you make. it is where your beliefs and values reside. Soul is at the center of our relationships to others and for me it is the center of the business enterprise. They don’t tell you this in business school.” Tom Chappell
This week the Sun moves into the mercurial sign of Gemini on Tuesday. Some astrologers call this sign the butterfly of the zodiac. Gemini is a lively, changeable sign that can move from thought to thought quickly as a butterfly goes from flower to flower. The symbol of this sometimes illusive and unpredictable sign is the Twins due to its dualistic nature. The sign of Gemini can often see two sides of a situation clearly without weighing in opinion-wise. It is a mental sign and like the mercury found in old thermometers, it has a glittering but sometimes scattered nature. The sign of Gemini can bestow a fluidity with the use of language and imagery akin to a magician who can make illusion seem like reality. There is a theory that people who excel in the realm of advertising are reincarnated magicians for this reason.
Mercury in mythology often traveled in disguise.
The shadow side of this sign is related to evasiveness, lack of commitment, overthinking and being un-grounded.
The Sun and Mercury have been traveling together in the sign of Taurus and will this week both ingress into the sign of Gemini. This bodes well for communication, traveling and exploring new ideas. It ends a lively mental landscape.
Saturn, the Lord of Karma and Taskmaster, is exactly conjunct the South node now for the first of three times this year. This brings forward the voices of the ancestors and whether the talents that have descended down through the ancestral lines are being used or squandered.
One of the gifts of astrology is that when looking at the charts of people in previous generations of a family, you can see these inherited gifts and challenges. Often the most challenging issues in life can be related to the karmic inheritance. The ancestors often lived in times or places which prevented the evolution of their life work or aspirations and that work is left to the generations that follow.
With a strong Neptune in the charts through time you can see strong gifts of creativity which could be expressed in artistic pursuits but often come with challenges of addiction. With a strong Uranus in the family lines, there can be strong willed , “know it all” natures and a desire to live an unconventional life with a lot of freedom which has its own set of rough landings along the way.
Saturn is conjunct the South Node now. Look to the house in your chart where Saturn is transiting as this is where some of these issues may be making themselves known. This duo is conjunct in Capricorn which is about how we structure our lives and work towards our aspirations. It can bring up for review experiences from the past that have influenced our relationship to authority , the role fear and resistance play in our lives and the role of dogmatic beliefs. The opportunity of this is to clear away old debris that can keep us from fully living in the present and accessing our power in the present.
The Sabian symbol for the Sun and Mercury entering Gemini is, ” A nervous gentleman, dressed in an elaborate Santa Claus costume, is filling Christmas stockings secretly.”
Sabian symbol from Lynda Hill