And just like that we have arrived in the buzzy, talkative changeable season of Gemini!
Please do be aware that I work with the sidereal zodiac, which considers astrology from the actual placement of the stars in the current time. You can check this out for a quick 101 on Sidereal Astrology.
Sidereal Gemini – June 21st to July 17th
The Sun actually rises in the constellation of Gemini from 21st June through to 17th July. Gemini is a pretty ‘average’ sized constellation so its season runs for almost 4 weeks. And, yes if you read up about sidereal astrology, these dates are not set in stone, over almost three quarters of a century the dates will change in accordance with precession.
So Who Needs to Really Read this?
People who are born between June 20th (NB see above comment about the dates changing; what this means is that depending on how old the person is they may have been born into Gemini season even if they were born on the 20th June and not the 21st) and July 17th. Being born between these dates means that your ‘Sun’ sign is in Gemini and you identify as a Gemini. You most likely see yourself as curious, quick, witty and fun!
People who know their astrology chart and can identify that either their Moon or their Ascendant (Rising) is in Gemini.
If your Moon is in Gemini this means that you need to feel Gemini qualities for emotional health – you need the freedom to learn about anything and everything, communicate what you have learnt but also to constantly change your mind and your focus!
If your Ascendant/ Rising sign is Gemini, this means that this is the sign that was on the Eastern horizon when you were born and it is what you are becoming and developing through this life. You are becoming thoughtful, analytical and eloquent and learning to convert knowledge into wisdom.
Lastly, again for those who can read their birth chart, if you have Gemini on the cusp of your 6th house, this is the house of health & wellbeing (amongst other things) so it is pertinent for you. For those who have no idea what I’m talking about, again go back to this first Blog in the series for more information on Houses.
Gemini is the first of the three Air signs in the zodiac – spreading its wings and flitting about, released from the binds of grounded Taurus. Indeed it is said that Gemini is the least grounded sign of the zodiac.
Air signs are light and floaty. Their energy is focused on thinking rather than doing or being. They love new-ness in everything and are easily bored. They are people people because of their great love of and need for communication, as well as their magical ability to adapt to whatever situation they find themselves in.
Gemini is also the first of the 4 Mutable mode signs. Mutability essentially means changeability. These signs have great flexibility and spontaneity about their energy. They can go with the flow, which allows them greater ability to explore and learn.
The Wheel of the Year
Equating the zodiac with the seasons begins to be increasing difficult once we get to Gemini. Feel free to check out my previous explanations of Aries and Taurus in relation to the seasons. Western Tropical Astrology will still tend to make the association between the seasons and the zodiac, and this only works well in the Northern hemisphere. Gemini season in this context is the last segment of Spring, where insects and pollen are flying around at this time, and everything is preparing for the move into Summer.
However, through the lens of Sidereal Astrology Gemini season marks the beginning of summer in the northern hemisphere and the beginning of winter in the southern hemisphere. It is certainly hard to equate Gemini energy with early Winter, when we tend to feel heavy rather than light. However, the beginning of Gemini season is right around Winter solstice, which is traditionally a celebration of the return of the light, as the days finally begin to move back towards becoming longer again. So indeed I do think this has a nice correspondence with the ‘lightness’ of Gemini.
Mercury and the Twins
Gemini is ruled by the planet Mercury. Mercury has a reputation as a bit of a trouble maker, because of the frequency with which this planet goes into retrograde. On social media Mercury Retrograde is lambasted as a time to hide under the doona! What does all this mean? When we say that planets go retrograde, they appear to be moving backwards. Of course they’re not really doing this but they are pretty still for a period, whilst everything else keeps moving. So yes for such a mutable, skittery sign like Mercury being retrograde is not comfortable. But in fact what it gifts us is a time to re-trace, re-think, and re-consider. I would say it’s certainly not a time to be making new plans or decisions and certainly not a time to sign any new contracts. Personally I had a terrible experience with signing a contract to sell my house during a Mercury Retrograde – the property then remained on the market for about 9 months! Never again! If you have the opportunity to just completely go with the flow during Mercury retrograde eg. A trip with no planned stops or even a final destination, you might have a real voyage of discovery. Otherwise, it’s a good idea to honour the energy of a Mercury Retrograde with caution but not with terror!
The symbol of Gemini is the Twins – highlighting the duality of this sign, its ability to switch from one thing, person or viewpoint to the next. Even when the Twins are depicted looking towards eachother, in fact they are each looking in different directions. This is Gemini – constantly looking around for the next interesting thing.
The Third House
In astrology, a chart is divided into 12 houses, which refer to areas of life. If a planet or a sign is ‘in a house’ this will give us the information about which area of life the energetic affect of the planet or sign is going to be felt.
Each of the signs ‘rules’ one of the houses. This means that they each have a particular area of life in which they are most comfortable, and have a natural affinity to.
Gemini, as the third sign, rules the third house. The third house is all about learning and communication. It encompasses what we like to think about, what we do think about, what we are naturally good at thinking and communicating about, and how we go about doing that. Unsurprisingly, in accordance with the flighty nature of Gemini, the third house is also where we find short journeys, and the vehicles that allow us to do that. All aspects of communication are encompassed here, and in the modern day that includes technology. The learning in the third house is purely done by the rational mind and includes primary or elementary level education. As you can imagine Gemini is very sociable, so friends and siblings can be found in the third house too.
Each sign of the zodiac also has a particular body type associated with it, but this is largely based on the elements, so all Air types will have a similar body type, which is light – thin, bony, angular, often tall. This means is that people who have Air as the dominant element in their chart are more likely to tend towards a thin and twitchy build.
Air signs have a fast metabolism and can struggle to keep weight on. They also tend to catch every bug that is going around, afterall they tend to be going around a lot themselves! In particular air borne pathogens will be a big risk for Gemini, including allergens, which they tend to be sensitive to as well.
It is common for people to have the body type that equates to their rising sign/ ascendant element because this is in the 1st House, which concerns image and body.
From an eastern medical point of view the Gemini constitution tends to be warm and moist (think of the breath).
Gemini rules the following body parts:
Nervous system – brain, spinal cord, all nerves
Shoulders, Collar Bones, Arms, Hands
Respiratory system – lungs and trachea, oxygenation of blood
What this means is that Gemini can tend towards ailments in these areas, common ones are:
Injuries to and illnesses in the above body parts
Bronchitis, Pneumonia, Asthma
Allergies and Eczema
Gemini does not have a very strong constitution and falls ill pretty easily. They will need lots of variety in the tools they are prescribed to recover from illness. Gemini really needs to take regular ‘mental health days’.
Gemini and Chakras
When thinking about the relationship between Gemini and the 7 Essential Energies, or Chakras, Gemini has strong connections to the 3rd (Power) Energy because its rapid fire monkey mind and assimilation of information. Of course with its focus on communication Gemini is also strongly associated with the 5th (Truth) energy. But I feel that this is really the energy that Gemini needs to learn to accommodate because it doesn’t tend to spend a lot of time processing what it learns in order to make its own decisions and to use its own voice to speak from the heart, instead Gemini just wants to keep moving on to the next little factual titbit.
Evenstar 5 Star Wellbeing approaches to health and wellbeing for Gemini
Gemini tends to naturally move quite a bit but probably not very intensively or for long periods at once – lots of little bursts of movement are more Gemini style. And if they’re not moving, Geminis are definitely thinking about it! Activities that allow Gemini to focus inwards and on the breath such as yoga, pilates, tai chi or qi gong would be beneficial for Gemini.
Activate the Thymus gland by tapping the breastbone (AKA impersonating Tarzan!) regularly.
As mentioned Gemini struggles with sleep, given their busy minds. Meditation and breathing exercises can really help. Having good sleep ‘hygiene’ is essential for Gemini, get some excellent tips here. Many people find essential oils very helpful in helping them to be relaxed in bed. Check out this Blog for my favourite ones to use.
Take regular ‘mental health’ days
Get out in fresh air and nature
Wear warm clothing especially around the torso to protect the respiratory system and thymus
Bach flower: Cerato (there are others that are very useful depending on what exactly you are managing, contact me for more details)
Nat phos cell salt is a useful supplement
Lots of water as dehydration is a common problem for Gemini
Nervous system foods – sunflower seeds, sesame seeds, lecithin, eggs
Animal products to ground energy and increase iron levels
Gemini Whole grains (in moderation due to mucous forming properties) – brown rice, barley, millet
Dairy only in moderation but goats’ milk products can be beneficial
Herbs to eat – garlic, horseradish
There are a lot of herbs that are useful for Gemini and which ones are most appropriate for you will depend on what symptoms/ conditions you are trying to manage. A couple of the common ones to use as teas are:
Licorice (not if high blood pressure is a problem)
St John’s Wort
Melissa – the oil of light: promotes enlightenment and connection to the true self
Vetiver – the oil of centringand descent: promotes groundedness and emotional awareness and connection
Rosemary – the oil of knowledge and transition: promotes mental clarity and trust in higher powers
Roman Chamomile – the oil of Spiritual purpose: promotes the shedding of meaningless activities and peace
Dill – the oil of learning: promotes engagement, integration and mental clarity
Lemon – the oil of focus: promotes alertness and mental clarity
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I am Arwen Bardsley, Holistic Health & Wellbeing Coach, and founder of Evenstar Wellbeing.
I love to explore the full spectrum of modern science, combined with ancient wisdom, to help you get your energy back, and hold on tight to it! I specialise in helping you to identify the root underlying causes of any type of wellbeing concern, and working with you using all the tools of Evenstar 5 Star Wellbeing (which includes Food, Movement, Sleep, Surroundings & Being) to feel energised and balanced on all levels – physical, mental, emotional and spiritual.
I help people with problems ranging from chronic pain, anxiety and stress, overwhelming fatigue, addictive behaviours, negative habits, approaches to food and weight management, grief, fertility and hormonal issues, and toxicity of any kind. I have a range of services including coaching, training programs and healing sessions.
I am a Certified Food & Spirit Practitioner, and a Low Tox Coach, and I also utilise my Bachelor of Arts in Psychology, Reiki Master qualification, and additional certificates in Kinesiology, Seichim, Crystal Healing and Aromatouch Massage in my practise.