As you can see Arthur is poised and ready to channel some Astrology. He merely uses the book as a prompt as I am convinced that cats are so tuned in they have mastered the art of divinely directed sensitivity and appropriate responses to stimuli and they know what’s going on all the time down to the minutiae of awareness. And of course, they know how to sleep or maybe they are meditating or maybe, as Mary Oliver suggests, they are praying. I am grateful to have Arthur as my co-quarantine house mate and I am learning so much about fine-tuning my own sensitivity to receiving proper direction and course correction. I am also honing my telepathic and intuitive abilities, all of which is going exceedingly well. Unfortunately none of this is helping my typing.
All in all an excellent use of this Venus retrograde in Gemini, the ingress of the Sun into Gemini May 20, and the New Moon at 2 degrees Gemini occurring on May 22. That’s WAY a lot of Gemini energy and I’m sure you are feeling it. Restlessness. Sleeplessness. Your mind raising luge-style.
New Moon at 2 degrees Gemini
Friday, 22 MAY 2020
2:39 pm Mountain Time
Gemini is the mutable Air sign and it loves nothing better than to take your mind on the wildest ride it can. Think balancing many plates on poles while riding a unicycle and wearing a mask. Gemini finds that fun. The more mind activity to juggle, the happier Gemini is. And right now, for so many of us, the place we’re hanging out the most is in our minds. So you’ve got to rein that baby in or you’ll find yourself twirling in circles (I already am) and wearing yourself out unnecessarily. Give your mind something to do. Whether it’s reading or writing or chatting it up, the mind needs an outlet for its over-activity. I can’t think of a better time for journaling and processing through words or images. Getting your thoughts out on paper, even, or especially, if you don’t re-read them, will help clean out your mind.
You have to release toxins from the body and the body knows how to do that perfectly through all the excretory processes it conducts without you thinking about them (hopefully) but the mind needs you to clean it out. So think of a daily mind flush and I promise you will weather this Gemini frenzy with more ease and grace.
Resistance is FUTILE
If you are following my antics, I will tell you that I decided to put all my stuff in storage and live with a dear friend in a small Victorian mining town in the mountains for the summer. Besides that I feel I have, for sure, lived in that area during the silver mining days and the town looks like a stage set of the late 1800’s (which I love) I finally had to surrender any notion that I would be relocating to a more ‘permanent’ spot at this time. I resisted putting my stuff in storage. I resisted transitioning into a semi-nomadic time. I resisted the freedom of letting go, of releasing taking care of all my things. As soon as I decided to let go of the resistance I was clearly shown that this would be GREAT for me and could I just let myself have a totally different experience, to let go once and for all, this familiar situation? Well the truth is I have to let go because my move-out date is June 15 and new people are moving in so…there you go. I surrendered. Now I have a plan, even short-term as it is, and that feels good.
But really it was in the resisting, holding on mentally with a death grip, that I felt so much anxiety and frustration. Now I am in the flow and I am closing up shop here. I am looking through all I have accumulated here over the past 20 some odd years, looking through photos of the many, many people and animals that have lived here over the years. I am allowing the grief to be replaced with gratitude for how much LOVE I have given and received here and the wonder and excitement of the NEW to take up more bandwidth than the habitual sadness. As soon as I tap into the excitement of the adventures awaiting me and Arthur I feel good. So I am more and more consciously choosing to feel good, with occasional crying binges, which seem to pass more quickly now, but can be quite intense. I call it purging.
SYNCRONICITIES WILDLY INCREASING
I also have been noticing a sharp increase in synchronicities, most of them seemingly meaningless in and of themselves, but indicative of a more refined level of tuned-in-edness (I just made up that word, a particularly fun activity for Gemini. I have the South Node in Gemini so my default is to Gemini behavior-clearly.)
When I was cleaning out the apartment of an elderly friend who passed in March I found a cd of Joni Mitchell songs, I adore Joni Mitchell and have not listened to her for years. I popped the cd in the car, realized I knew all the songs by heart, and was really enjoying Paved Paradise and then after the song was over I switched to the classical music station and that exact song was being played by an orchestra. Bizarre. Highly unlikely, I would say.
And then right after I was writing the part of this newsletter about reminiscing about all the people and animals that have lived at my house over the years I got up to toss some recycles in the bin outside (another Gemini trait is the inability to sit still. Those of you with Gemini working in your birth chart will attest to this and even if you don’t have strong Gemini in your chart with the Gemini influences going on right now you will feel Gemini-like in the areas of your life where Gemini falls in your chart). As I walked out the side door there was a couple in the driveway who used ot live in my front apartment many, many years ago. They stopped by to see the house and garden, recalling how much they loved it here. They thanked me (again) for how helpful I was to them while they were here, how I gifted them a blanket their dog Tito absolutely fell in love with at the house, and how they still carry around the crystals I gave them when they left. Coincidence? I think not. Validation of synchronicity and alignment? Indeed.
I have no idea what these synchronicities mean specifically but I know they make me giggle and a good giggle is a powerful vibration-raiser.