Gemini New Moon June 12, 2010
Turn to the Gemini Chapter in any sun-sign book. Somewhere in the first paragraph you will read the word communication. Speaking and listening are certainly key issues for the Twins, but to understand them, we must go further. The psychic process to which Gemini refers includes much more. It is the whole issue of perception, the way the world communicates with us. The way we see, feel, hear, and smell all the phantasmagoria that surrounds us. Listening to words is just one thread in that much vaster tapestry.
Steven Forrest, The Inner Sky
Gemini, the sign of the Twins, is all about the Mind and how we use it. And once again, we have to remember that the Mind includes our hearts as well as our intellect. We really do have two minds: our metaphorical feminine brain and our factual masculine brain. The task we need to undertake for the Gemini New Moon is to bring these two brains together so that we begin to perceive the deepest realities of our life and our world.
The ancient myths of Gemini speak of twins, originally the Sun and Moon. Seemingly hostile to each other, they work together to build a mysterious city. One of my favorite authors, Charles Williams, often spoke of the metaphor of "the city'. For him it symbolized Divine Order, not an order of restraint or convenience, but an Order that gave rise to sublime Beauty and Splendor, like the deep instinctual order of the archetypes of the collective unconscious.
The alternation of daylight and darkness expresses the dance of life here on Earth: opposites that are different and yet complementary, ebbing and flowing like the tide. Two heavenly Lights, or types of consciousness, which build awareness and collective consciousness, which build the mysterious City. First we have to create that City within us by blending these two lights, these two types of consciousness. Then we can create that Divine City in the world.
Herein we find the original stories that people told themselves about their universe. They saw that our world was made up of two powers, equal and yet different. One offers a black and white perception of the world, solid and steady. The other a mysterious, constantly changing perception, creating gray areas that call for imagination. Two ways of perceiving the world: the Moon (the unconscious) and Sun (ego-consciousness) can be seen together during the day, while at night, the Moon rules the sky along with the Stars (cosmic order). This makes the Moon the mediator between the heavens and our earth.
Our solar patriarchal culture has banished us from the Night and with it, a feminine type of consciousness, the consciousness of the Imagination, that is connected to the deep Divine Order of the Cosmos. We are just waking up to its importance for our survival as a species. Our poets, dreamers and mystics have tried to give us an awareness of this type of consciousness, but in many ways it is watered down, just like seeing the Moon in the daytime sky waters down the nighttime Moon's impact on us.
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