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Mercury in Gemini

Quick witted and mentally fluid, Mercury is very comfortable in Gemini, the air sign symbolized by The Twins. These natives are blessed with agile minds and a natural curiosity. Their desire is to identify and categorize, looking for connections between apparently disparate pieces of information. These individuals delight in conversation and are often found among the teachers and writers of this world.


In the language of Shamanic Egyptian Astrology, Mercury is allied with Thoth, the Sacred Scribe. Gemini is allied with The Sphinx. The Sphinx is an Earth Altar, connecting the energies of Earth with the Great Star Nations. These natives receive downloaded inspiration from other realms, passing it through their bodies and then disseminating that information to others through the written and spoken word. They are happiest when their quick and curious minds have free rein to roam wherever they wish.


These individuals are capable of juggling a lot of ideas at once. And, in its shadow, this position can suffer from the sort of overwhelm that comes from overstimulation. Too much information can lead to anxiety and confusion.


This transit of Mercury through Gemini will be particularly long. Mercury/Thoth enters Gemini/The Sphinx on May 3, turns retrograde at Gemini 24° on May 29, direct on June 22 at Gemini 16°, and then moves into Cancer on July 11. It is worth noting that Mercury will be retrograde in Gemini during the upsurge in intensity that will be instigated by the second Saturn/Uranus square (exact on June 14). Some will feel overwhelmed by what they perceive as a cacophony of voices and a piercing energetic intensity. The frequencies will be running high.


May 3, 2021 by Ruby Falconer. Available for chart readings.



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