Happy Birthday Gemini 2018

Do you have what you need now? Do you feel secure in who you are? Do you know how to apply what you have at your disposal? This are a few of the questions you should be asking yourself now. Yet, our attention is drawn to them based on what we perceive coming from others as they assess how useful we could be to them.

Rather than determining who or what you must live up to, rather, look at what others believe they can get from you if they pressure you. What do you feel responsible to them for and why? You can see both sides of the question now more clearly than you have in the past. This is a hallmark of Gemini; seeing all the sides of a question. The downfall is not seeing enough difference between all the options to make a secure choice.

But that’s just it. You’re learning to decide on the fly, to make quick flexible adjustments, to remain fluid in life’s challenges. Your assessment of yourself and your abilities is transient, not etched in stone. You must accept the unpredictability of life’s ups and downs. Gemini is all about change and fluidity. Your sun sign doesn’t mean you are a Gemini. It means you’re learning to be one!

Beginning on May 16th it will become much more apparent that the apple cart is taking many more unexpected turns. There is no doubt that there will come many upsets but you must realize that the sudden changes will be motivated from deep within you. It’s your real self-saying, “Listen up. Life is not what you think it should be. Observe and choose your options. There are no wrong choices, just different paths.”

You must begin to listen more to what comes from deep within, not the Mercurial fluctuations that seem to dominate our temporal world. You’re being softly led toward letting go of security in favor of soul growth and maturity. It’s a big and frightening lesson for anyone brought up in a world of “supposed to’s.” All of us have Gemini in our charts somewhere. We’re all facing this choice. But you are facing it more so now than anyone else who’s not Gemini.

The support you’re receiving from others is based on their rules and contingencies. In order to have that support, you must follow rules that are foreign to your nature. Don’t fall for the reasoning that their welfare is your responsibility. Their accountability is a result of their own choices and you aren’t required to take the blame for their mishaps if they can’t or won’t “fix” them. Nor will you be a “bad” or selfish person if you look after your own interests and preferences instead of theirs, or at least until you’ve taken care of your own life’s requirements for survival and growth before you attend their “needs.”

For you, this year is about detaching. It’s about answering your own life path…a path that is not always about others…though you may have been trained to believe so.

June 2018 Astrolights

There are earth changes and eruptions occurring in Hawaii and Indonesia. Are you surprised? You shouldn’t be. Uranus’ ingresses into Taurus on June 15th is the most tangible sign and Uranus is the ruler of unexpected experiences. With Jupiter opposing it from the “beneath the surface” sign of Scorpio, we shouldn’t be surprised that the pressure of what we’ve tried to keep below the surface is finding an escape route. Our earth changes are only reflecting the mental and emotional issues we’ve attempted to “keep a lid on.” Mars’ retrograde in Aquarius on the 26th and beginning to apply a square to Uranus, one of the rulers of Aquarius, should prove to be very volatile in earth changes and dealing with unconscious issues. This creates a T-square between Mars, Uranus and Jupiter funneling the energy into Leo holding the north node. It will be extremely important for us to keep our ego in check. We must do our best not to take things personally.

Uranus’ beginning to trine to Saturn and Pluto in Capricorn emphasizes the importance of following the rules as they now have become established. Its sojourn through Aries has brought tremendous changes and has given us a different meter with which to assess social and personal protocols that we must now follow. It has also determined what we may now be stuck in in terms of those protocols. This is exemplified in the current media perspective of investigation and assault. This is not only prevalent politically but reflects a social attitudinal change in assessing our neighbor’s behavior and actions. This is a very dangerous perspective as it removes our attention from self-assessment and leads to assigning blame for problems rather than being accountable and handling them ourselves. In Uranus’ sojourn through Taurus we must take a closer look at our own values, abilities, resources and deficits and make realistic choices in how we relate to others. Taking an accusative perspective, as the media provides such a poignant example of, will only result in conflicts, squabbles and a path toward divisiveness.

On a positive side, this same trine may also give us tremendous insight through our intuition (Uranus) on how to use those changes for a positive and growth-oriented application (Saturn) in a practical and down to earth way (Taurus). It will also speed up any changes relative to career pursuits.

Issues relative to authority and those whom you see in charge are also in the forefront. Whether you are a boss yourself or have someone that you answer to, these interactions may also be going through some changes in the form of a move or new employment. Take your time. Assess your situation from a practical point of view and you should have little trouble navigating these new waters. Good luck!

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