It’s the rare person who really changes much, at a core level. We all do change a little – but it’s not the transits we face that tell that story. It’s the secondary progressions that demonstrate whether or not we are evolving, reaching for our full potential, and making real progress.
Like crabs skittering down the beach under a pale summer moon, we move in erratic ways, not along linear paths, zigging and zagging, revisiting old missteps. In nostalgia, we long to reclaim and embrace our abandoned childhood shells. Maybe, we think, that’s when we had it exactly right about who we were and what we wanted.
It’s so easy to trivialize Gemini, to dismiss it as a fickle, gossipy, lightweight sign. But that is a young person’s way of looking at it, the perspective of someone who hasn’t yet learned about the tyranny of definition. When you’ve spent decades writing, editing, and telling your own life stories, you begin to see Gemini quite differently.
At this Full Moon in Sagittarius, the sign of deep convictions noisily expressed, I find myself wondering about all the parts of myself that have to be sacrificed in order to keep my Gemini Moon feeling safe, over in the shallow end of the pool….
Taurus brings with it a degree of confidence and practicality that simplifies whatever is overwhelming and demystifies all that is vaguely terrifying. That’s the right attitude to carry into this New Moon in Taurus—capable, and above all calm.
If you list every natal plant and angle in degree order, along with the aspect it will receive from the transiting planet, you can see at a glance how easy or difficult a given transit is likely to be for you ….
“Who would you be if you stopped being what you are?” Scorpio whispers. I have no idea how to answer that for myself. I do know that the only way to begin to find the answer is to make space for the question.
Among the cardinal compass points that orient us to our world, the point of self is one that is often misunderstood and given short shrift.
Speaking astrology like a native: A guide to astrological grammar: nouns (planets), adjectives (signs), verbs and adverbs (aspects).
From your mother to your best friend in high school to the cabbie who cut you off on your way to work this morning, everyone who has or will cross your path can be found in your chart. You just have to know where to look.