The Sun enters Gemini Sunday (Ascension) morning. Late afternoon (evening on the east coast) Sunday, the new moon occurs at 0.21 degrees Gemini (degree of Alcyone, Star of the Individual, in the Pleiades). The new moon is also a solar eclipse; something essential in our lives (individual, group, humanity, the world) has come to an end. Eclipses signify endings and beginnings.
Lunar eclipses (at full moons) are times when exterior realities disappear. Solar eclipses are times when an inner subjective reality has completed its cycle. It disappears. These endings (and beginnings) can be subtle or very apparent. Eclipses have a six-month influence—three months before and after the new or full moon. With Sun entering Gemini the entire world begins to see duality and polarity. This is the task of Gemini—to gather and disperse all aspects (sides) of information. When we see and experience duality, what emerges is discernment and discrimination so authentic choice can be made. We (humanity) are at a crossroads in our world and, as one Age (Pisces) withdraws and the new Aquarian Age is forthcoming, important choices must be made. Our choices determine our future world. For we are to create this new world coming. Presenting duality being Gemini’s task, we thus understand Gemini’s icon of the twins, two brothers, two lights—one waxing (growing in light, the new world), one waning (lessening in light, the old world). In Taurus, we were given the opportunity to become enlightened. In Gemini we are shown the dual realities. Which “light,” which “brother,” which side will we choose? (More at nightlightnews.com and Risa’s Esoteric Astrology Facebook).
Esoteric Astrology as News for the week of May 17–23, 2012 For Sun and Rising Signs
Aries-March 21–April 20
You’re everywhere all at once. The energies are dynamic, contemplative, fiery and watery, leading to excess activities tinged with the blues. Attempt to focus in your heart. This allows all new ideas, to filter through the question “Is this for the Goodwill of humanity, the Earth?” Then you will know the best course of action through these unsettled and challenging times.
Taurus April 21–May 21
You’re often found in serious study, sorting out details, feelings, instincts, and intuitions. You seek at all times the truth. You may not know why you feel a certain way, however you must still express to others whether the timing is right, if the path has been found, the past hasn’t caught up to the present/future yet, and to move forward without right timing is unwise. Later, after events unfold, you understand your intuitions.
Gemini May 22–June 20
Do not be discouraged. Use your heart and intuition to assess your wants, needs, and aspirations. Pleasure is often delayed until just the right time when all the parts and people come together. Be very aware of the upcoming full and new moon festivals. Love pours down during the festivals, and since you’re Ray 2 (Love/Wisdom), you’re in its direct pathway.
Cancer June 21–July 20
Anything unresolved with those close to us (especially those who have died) reappears through dreams, feelings, thoughts, emotions and memories. Attempt to reconnect with love and grace and know that “Love underlies all happenings of all things at all times. Earth is a planet where we release our sorrows and the grief encountered strengthens us. Thoughts of reconciliation are impressed upon your mind.
Leo July 21–August 22
Often you feel the need to navigate the emotional tides washing in and out of your life. See yourself at the seashore, building a fire close to the water’s edge. Then contemplate the elements—earth, air, fire and water. When they join, a new reality, new direction and a new awareness of life emerge. The challenge will be maintaining an inner steady course when responsibilities become overwhelming.
Virgo August 23–September 22
You’ll be unusual yet practical and creative with money and finances, day-to-day events, plans, connections and agendas. Even if you feel like you want to run away, you’ll focus on how to bring balance and harmony, caution and care into all situations. The weeks ahead are paradoxical with polarized realities everywhere. Stand in the middle where the light is. That will be your sustenance.
Libra September 23–October 22
You continue to assess what you’re able to provide to others, especially those close to you. You also review your needs, an important assessment. Sometimes realizations can be difficult especially for Librans who want to have harmony above conflict, ease above constant change. You seek depth, meaning, closeness and freedom. Maintain silence this week, listening to others, to your own heartbeat. A harmony arises.
Scorpio October 23–November 21
Find ways to express your love of others, not necessarily through words but through shared exercise, play, walks, cooking, music, dance. Perhaps buying a new couch. In all areas of expression include movement. It will sustain and stabilize any emotional upheavals you may feel. Physical discomfort may make you feel like escape is necessary. Yes, do escape in whatever way you can. Rest, ease and health these days are most important.
Sagittarius November 22–December 20
Use your mind and body to focus on health. Think care and prevention. Add things that you really enjoy doing with others. All of this is important. Add a dash of confidence. Realize you plan intelligently and well, and when you’re truly mindful, your communication offers others strength and enthusiasm. Ponder these things during the Gemini new moon festival. A most subtle integrative time for you.
Capricorn December 21–January 20
As you tend to unusual and perhaps erratic domestic situations and apply the necessary discipline you also feel the need for freedom and change and perhaps travel. Be careful with family communication. You could become impatient and say things you later regret. You may work harder and longer than usual. Let the focus be balance, not work. Let all others around you know they are of value. Point out their values.
Aquarius January 21–February 18
Maintain strict limits and agendas so time and money are not wasted. Discipline lets intuition emerge. With no discipline intuition has nothing to focus upon. Pray and call for what you need. Ask and it will be given. Give and more will be asked of you. Both must occur. Think about your life and the goodness it provides. This goodness rules your life.
Pisces February 19–March 20
What and how you communicate will affect many people. Tell the truth about your experiences. Let people know your needs, inner and outer. There is most likely a challenging situation in your life now. Move toward it with grace and apply to it a loving will(ingness) and prayer. Great good will come forth. Remember this when the path becomes difficult. Comfort is in the air. Psalm 23 is of comfort.
Risa is Founder & Director of the Esoteric & Astrological Studies & Research Institute, a contemporary Wisdom School in Santa Cruz, CA.
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