Duality – Gemini

on May 28, 2013

1267973551l9sO3b Another Eclipse has graced us again! This one a Full Moon Lunar Eclipse in the sign of Sagittarius, the energy of truth and wisdom. Personally, I feel it was a perfect way to end this wave of Eclipses with the Moon in Sagittarius and the Sun in Gemini. Why? Because by listening and following our heart’s wisdom, our own truth (Sag) we can bridge the gap and unify (Gemini) our subconscious (Moon) with our conscious mind (Sun).

So whatever may have transpired in your life, whatever you have been asked to contemplate on and relinquish in your life these past few months, by having followed your heart, is now on its path to a new beginning. The effects of this Eclipse, as well as the others that have passed, will be with you for a time. So sit and listen…….

With that….welcome to Gemini, the Messenger in your life! Here is where we take our seed that we have planted (Aries) and given value to via our talents, our own self-worth (Taurus) and begin to communicate it, market it, sell it , trade it, think it through (Gemini). Gemini uses all forms of communications (internet, writing, radio, speaking…) to get the message out, but it is also where we begin to understand the road to take in order to materialize our goal by carefully listening to the messages we receive, not just give. Here is where we find our messenger, as well, either through something we hear, someone we meet whose words trigger a moment of clarity, lyrics to a song, an advertisement…..any form of communication.

Gemini traits are those of intelligence, wittiness, charm, adaptability, and lovers of information. Being the energy of communications, you may find Geminis in all walks of life, sales, public relations, marketing, writing, speaking, entertaining. All paths that deal with bringing forth a message of some sort, and they do so with great love and passion!

I find it somewhat challenging to write about Gemini and its ruler Mercury because I am Gemini!! It’s a misconception that people have that we understand our own signs best and that it is where we shine the brightest. Though it is our expression, our ego, the shadow of our Sun is also our challenge. Based on the laws of karma, we come back to overcome certain traits for our soul’s evolution, which is why you find the positive and negative traits of your Sun sign. By unifying the negative and the positive (ego and higher self) of whatever solar energy we are born into, we can live that energy to its fullest creative expression, which is what Gemini does. It brings union between opposing forces. And that is a good place to start.

Why does Gemini have the reputation of being a “split personality?” Because no other sign understands the dualities of life better. Negative/positive, giving/receiving, love/hate, good/evil….and the list goes on. Why do they understand duality so well? Because they themselves are dual. They are the Twins. They perceptually understand.

To be a communicator, a messenger, one must understand and deliver both sides. A messenger must balance the opposing forces, but in order to do this, it also becomes necessary to separate them out. And so Gemini’s mission is actually one of separating in order to bridge the gap and bring unity. So we can see how they make great traders, salespeople, writers, politicians. This energy knows that there is only One, but to get there you must bring unity of oppositions.

Some of the symbols associated with Gemini are the Lovers card in Tarot, the Twins, Adam and Eve, and in the discipline of Kabbalah, the Hebrew letter Zayin (also spelled Zain, Zayn, or Zay). So let’s take a quick look at a few of these and maybe this will help bring some clarity, which is Mercury‘s, Gemini’s ruler, role.

So the Lovers card. This Tarot card represents the intimate relationship with our soul. It is the ability to be able to discern our physicality to our Higher Selves. The woman in the Lovers card represents our subconscious, and the man represents our conscious mind. The man looks to the woman who is looking upwards towards the Angel.

This is a representation of how our ego in order to live a full life must balance itself with the Higher Self for guidance. It is unifying our masculine (conscious mind) with our feminine energy (subconscious) How is this Gemini?

Well, the man (ego) has separated itself. It uses the energy of Gemini (in this case the woman) to bridge the gap of separation uniting him with his Higher Self. This shows us the importance of communications in relationships (spousal, parental, whatever), the giving and receiving of information that can lead to self-healing. All communications can raise your consciousness and that of others. Messengers and Messages. The Tree in the card represents the Tree of Knowledge, and the serpent is the duality in life.

Where did the separation of the ego and the Higher Self occur? We could probably use as an analogy the story of Adam and Eve. They tasted from the Tree of Duality making them aware of an opposing force. Their physicality and purity became shame, hiding from God and themselves. I’m sure some of you are saying wait…..Eve coaxed Adam to do that! So where is this concept of masculine needing feminine to reunite (feminine in this analogy being the Gemini energy)? And here enters Gemini’s dual nature. How can you know the opposing force exists without knowing the separation? Again, Gemini separates in order to understand and unite so that we may evolve and return to our Higher Self.

The Hebrew letter Zayin is the letter associated with Gemini. Zayin is obtaining sustenance through struggle. It is also the sword (which, by the way, in Kabbalah Yoga would be the side plank) of discernment cutting through delusions/illusions to receive clarity. So how is this Gemini?

Zayin’s numerical value is that of seven. This is the path of the law of Expression, communication. When we look at this in terms of Creation, there were six days to Creation, and then the seventh day is that of rest. The six days of Creation can be likened to the many different tensions that we face in our daily lives working hard to measure up to the elements of external factors (families, community, work) and this creates struggle because no matter what, we feel we are never free of these challenges and are not really sure how to balance our inner natures, our own values and integrity to fit in with the expectations of the world. We believe it is our egos, our physical abilities alone that control and sustain our fate.

The seventh day of rest is our peaceful center, our own inner identity. We are the object but we are not of the external factors. So Zayin represents the challenge in shaping and maintaining our identity, our spiritual selves knowing that God will provide success if we understand that all things come from Him, that all comes from One Source. Zayin allows us to persevere by bridging the gap to understand the concept of duality. It is the sustenance, the struggle to balance between the tensions of human existence and the Spirit. This is the challenge of life. And there is Gemini….the Messenger…..the bridging of duality. Gemini is the seventh day, the understanding that all comes from One.

Though Geminis are prone to be emotionally-detached, I can say from a personal perspective that Gemini loves. And it is this love that inspires them to inspire others and to unite others and unite all things into the One. It is a true, genuine heart, but it has to go through so many gyrations and does what is necessary to be sure that their goal of unifying is accomplished.

So let’s get down to what this means for you. Reflect on your life and see where you may be needing to merge two opposing forces. Where is there duality, whether it be mentally, physically, or emotionally that is creating separateness? Find ways to merge this duality. It shouldn’t be an either or decision, but a unifying, a balancing of that which we are and that which is needed to sustain ourselves in our physicality.

In yoga, practice alternate nostril pranayama. Merge your right brain energy with your left. Since Gemini rules the hands, lungs, and nervous system, when performing your asanas flow with the breath and bring your attention to uniting the body with the breath while being mindful of your hands/wrists while performing inversions. Bring the mind to the heart, the heart to the mind.

And listen… attention to all forms of communications. This is the perfect energy for hearing the much needed message in order to fulfill your desire, to bring to life the seed you have planted. Pay attention to what people say.

And with that….I wish all my fellow Gemini friends a Happy Birthday!

With love,

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