Moon in Talkative Gemini

One strong characteristic with Gemini, is a busy mind.  Depending on where the sign of the twins lands in a chart, as well as the number of planets in this sign and which planets are involved, depends on whether the information actually comes out of the mouth.  People with a strong Gemini signature may or may not be smart, and may or may not be wise, but regardless, the mind doesn’t stop.  There is a need for information to come in, whether right or wrong, good or bad, gossipy or not.  This sign ruled by the planet Mercury, represents such occupations as lawyers, teachers, media and writers.  These roles represent the flow of information, in its purist form, without judgement.

Friendships with strong Gemini people can sometimes be confusing.  One moment, one can experience an intimate and sacred conversation with a Gemini, and 10 minutes later witness the Gemini dialoging with one’s arch-enemy.  Was the confidentiality respected?  How was it so easy to spill guts to this person?  Actually, the integrity of any Gemini would depend on other parts of their astrology chart.  Pure Gemini is not attached, it’s just the receiver and messenger of information, and it’s highly addicted to this flow.

Today, 5/5/11,  and most of tomorrow, the Moon resides in this busy sign.  The mind is active and this is soothing for our soul.  Supporting through words, writing in a journal, light conversation with friends are ways to keep this moving mind active in a positive way.  Giving the mind productive tasks to explore, keeps it’s influence in a realm that supports life’s goals.

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Mercury goes Direct

Generally Mercury is Retrograde for about 3 weeks at a time.  It’s an introverted energy and generally spending time alone, in quiet expansion of the mind.  This is Mercury retrograde’s natural action.  It seems that reading books and writing both flow easily at this time.  Today, Mercury begins its direct action.  In reality, this planet only moves in one direction, however since the earth is not the center in which the planets of our solar system move around, planetary movement around the Sun at times, creates an optical illusion which from our earthly position makes planets appear to be moving backwards.  All planets, when moving in this backwards retrograde/illusionary direction, create an introverted influence on the elements of our planet, including ourselves.  Born with any retrograde planets in your chart?  Where are they located and how do they influence your life?  Over the next few days, see how the Mercury retrograde of the past few weeks, now going direct, opens your communication back out into the world.  It will take about 3 weeks for the level of Mercury’s influence to be back at it’s normal level.