The Sun moved into the constellation of Gemini. That means that for the next month or so the moving around of information will be the main focus. Each of us will probably change the way we think about a certain thing while the Sun moves through Gemini. Movement and a shifting perspective are the themes.
Gemini is ruled by the planet Mercury, the planet closed to the Sun. Like Venus, the other planet inside our orbit to the Sun, Mercury has phases and never gets more than a certain number of degrees away from the Sun from our perspective on Earth. In Mercury’s case, he never gets more than 28º in front of or behind the Sun (again, from our perspective) before stationing retrograde or direct.
Mythologically speaking, Jupiter is the king of the gods and Mercury is his youngest son. Representative of the mind, Mercury is the fastest god in heaven. Because of his objectivity, Mercury is trusted by all the gods to carry messages on their behalf. And because of that, he is the only god able to come and go freely from both Heaven and Hell. (Which is reflected in the fact that it has the highest orbital eccentricity of all the planets). The speed associated with the god Mercury is reflected in the fact that the planet Mercury zips around the Sun in 88 days, making one year on Mercury about 88 days. But because Mercury is spinning on it’s axis really slowly, a single day there is about 176 Earth days long! Also, because Mercury has almost no atmosphere, the temperature isn’t at all regulated, so the side facing the Sun gets as hot as 450ºC, while the side facing away from the Sun gets as cold as -170ºC.
Clearly, Gemini is an archetype of extremes (speaking vs listening, reacting vs responding, left brain vs right brain, etc.), but that is because it is seeking to dissolve polarity. Techniques that help one quiet the mind and explore mind/body connection are especially beneficial for Geminis. There isn’t anyone alive today who was born with Pluto in Gemini, but plenty of people were born with Pluto in the 3rd house. According to Evolutionary Astrology, people with Pluto in the 3rd house, or with the Sun, Moon, South Node or Ascendant in Gemini, are learning that everything is relative. In previous lives, they became too certain and dogmatic about things, and in this life will learn that the mind can only know so much. Gemini or 3rd house people are developing their intuitive perceptions through dialog with others and are learning the relativity of truth. Those with the South Node or Pluto in the 3rd house often have a tendency to want to hide gaps in their knowledge base or be afraid of/avoid information that might undermine their beliefs.
The highest expression of Pluto in the 3rd house is found in the opposing archetype, Sagittarius. Someone with Pluto in the 3rd house will be ‘getting it’ when they understand truth vs fact or opinion, when they are able to connect facts to wisdom, identify the essence of any question, and have learned how to listen without feeling the need to defend their ideas.
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