Gemini

by Alison Price

Gemini

The Sun is in Gemini from May 21 to June 21. The symbol for Gemini is The Twins and this shows up in your dual nature.

A key phrase is “I think…” and many Gemini types say this every day. Your ruling planet is Mercury the messenger of the Gods.

Gemini is in the mutable mode meaning you are flexible and dexterous, the element is air suggesting that Twins are intellectual and of the active polarity indicating you are confident and outgoing.

 





Gemini’s are instinctive communicators and want to make connections with others. You are good at associations and are happy just to know your name. Twins are adaptable, restless and crave variety in life. You can have diverse interests.

You are inquisitive and want to know things to fill your mental database with lots of information. You are the sign of duality and can multi-task like no other. Gemini makes good jugglers and fare well in pub quizzes.

 


Planets in Gemini

Mars in Gemini

Jupiter in Gemini


More Signs

Aries

Taurus

Cancer

Leo

Virgo

Libra

Capricorn

Aquarius

Pisces


 


 

Mercury

by Alison Price

Mercury

Rules Gemini and Virgo.

Mercury Keywords

Thinking: Thinking, talking, what you think and talk about are Mercury activities.

Information gathering: Also all forms of reading, writing, typing, handwriting, speech, your communication style, language, messages, penmanship, listening, calligraphy, codes and cyphers.

Mental arithmetic: Mercury rules arithmetic and numbers.

Commerce: Mercury rules all commerce, merchants, traders, deals,

Handiwork: Dexterity, handicrafts and handiwork.

School: Your early learning processes, intelligence and how you digest information is shown by the Mercury placement in your chart.


Mercury in the Signs

 


Mercury in the Houses

 


Mercury Retrograde

The Mercury retrograde cycle

Job seeking tips when Mercury is retrograde

 


Mercury Extras

Is your creative writing time a write-off? (Mercury in the chart)

Learning without tears – Book review (Mercury)

Fish Can’t Climb Trees – Book review (Mercury)


 

Mutual Reception

Mutual Reception

Mutual Reception

Two planets may be in mutual reception when each planet is in the other planet’s sign.

 

Example: The Sun in Cancer and the Moon in Leo are in mutual reception because the Sun rules the sign of Leo and the Moon rules the sign of Cancer.

 

Technically planets in mutual reception need a Ptolemaic aspect joining them to be considered in mutual reception, but this strict rule can we waived now and then I believe.

A planet in its own sign cannot be in mutual reception with another planet.

Mutual Reception by Sign

When mutual reception by sign occurs, and each planet is in the other planet’s sign, it’s like the two planets have entered the party but it is crowded.

Only at the “aspect” have they found each other in the melee.

Then when it’s a Ptolemaic aspect they fall in love in the Moonlight.

Sigh…

 


Relationships Bonds

When two planets are in mutual reception it creates a bond between them that cannot immediately be seen as with an aspect.

Mutual reception is like a back-channel of energy that flows but you can only see it when you take a closer look.

Like when someone is chatting behind your back to another person and they have an allegiance to them and you don’t realise they are related, like cousins, and that is the connection.

 


Mutual Reception Pairs

Aries

  • Sun in Aries and Mars in Leo
  • Moon in Aries and Mars in Cancer
  • Mercury in Aries and Mars in Gemini
  • Venus in Aries and Mars in Taurus
  • Jupiter in Aries and Mars in Sagittarius or Pisces
  • Saturn in Aries and Mars in Capricorn or Aquarius
  • Uranus in Aries and Mars in Aquarius
  • Neptune in Aries and Mars in Pisces
  • Pluto in Aries and Mars in Scorpio

Taurus

  • Moon in Taurus and Venus in Cancer
  • Mercury in Taurus and Venus in Gemini
  • Mars in Taurus and Venus in Aries
  • Jupiter in Taurus and Venus in Sagittarius or Pisces
  • Saturn in Taurus and Venus in Capricorn or Aquarius
  • Uranus in Taurus and Venus in Aquarius
  • Neptune in Taurus and Venus in Pisces
  • Pluto in Taurus and Venus in Scorpio

Gemini

  • Sun in Gemini and Mercury in Leo
  • Moon in Gemini and Mercury in Cancer
  • Venus in Gemini and Mercury in Taurus
  • Mars in Gemini and Mercury in Aries
  • Jupiter in Gemini and Mercury in Sagittarius or Pisces
  • Saturn in Gemini and Mercury in Capricorn or Aquarius
  • Uranus in Gemini and Mercury in Aquarius
  • Neptune in Gemini and Mercury in Pisces
  • Pluto in Gemini and Mercury in Scorpio

Cancer

  • The Sun in Cancer and the Moon in Leo
  • Mercury in Cancer and the Moon in Gemini or Virgo
  • Venus in Cancer and the Moon in Taurus or Libra
  • Mars in Cancer and the Moon in Aries or Scorpio
  • Jupiter in Cancer and the Moon in Sagittarius or Pisces
  • Saturn in Cancer and the Moon in Capricorn or Aquarius
  • Uranus in Cancer and the Moon in Aquarius
  • Neptune in Cancer and the Moon in Pisces

Leo

  • The Moon in Leo and the Sun in Cancer
  • Mercury in Leo and the Sun in Virgo
  • Venus in Leo and the Sun in Libra
  • Mars in Leo and the Sun in Aries or Scorpio
  • Jupiter in Leo and the Sun in Sagittarius
  • Saturn in Leo and the Sun in Capricorn or Aquarius
  • Uranus in Leo and the Sun in Aquarius
  • Neptune in Leo and the Sun in Pisces
  • Pluto in Leo and the Sun in Scorpio

Virgo

  • The Sun in Virgo and Mercury in Leo
  • The Moon in Virgo and Mercury in Cancer
  • Venus in Virgo and Mercury in Libra
  • Mars in Virgo and Mercury in Scorpio
  • Jupiter in Virgo and Mercury in Sagittarius or Pisces
  • Saturn in Virgo and Mercury in Capricorn or Aquarius
  • Uranus in Virgo and mercury in Aquarius
  • Neptune in Virgo and Mercury in Pisces
  • Pluto in Virgo and Mercury in Scorpio

 


 




 


Libra

  • The Sun in Libra and Venus in Leo
  • The Moon in Libra and Venus in Cancer
  • Mercury in Libra and Venus in Virgo
  • Mars in Libra and Venus in Taurus or Scorpio
  • Jupiter in Libra and Venus in Sagittarius or Pisces
  • Saturn in Libra and Venus in Capricorn or Aquarius
  • Uranus in Libra and Venus in Aquarius
  • Neptune in Libra and Venus in Pisces
  • Pluto in Libra and Venus in Scorpio

Scorpio

  • The Sun in Scorpio and Mars or Pluto in Leo
  • The Moon in Scorpio and Mars or Pluto in Cancer
  • Mercury in Scorpio and Mars or Pluto in Gemini or Virgo
  • Venus in Scorpio and Mars or Pluto in Taurus or Libra
  • Jupiter in Scorpio and Mars or Pluto in Sagittarius and Pisces
  • Saturn in Scorpio and Mars or Pluto in Capricorn or Aquarius
  • Uranus in Scorpio and Mars or Pluto in Aquarius
  • Neptune in Scorpio and Mars or Pluto in Pisces

Sagittarius

  • The Sun in Sagittarius and Jupiter in Leo
  • The Moon in Sagittarius and Jupiter in Cancer
  • Mercury in Sagittarius and Jupiter in Gemini or Virgo
  • Venus in Sagittarius and Jupiter in Taurus or Libra
  • Mars in Sagittarius and Jupiter in Aries or Scorpio
  • Saturn in Sagittarius and Jupiter in Capricorn or Aquarius
  • Uranus in Sagittarius and Jupiter in Aquarius
  • Neptune in Sagittarius and Jupiter in Pisces
  • Pluto in Sagittarius and Jupiter in Scorpio

     

    Capricorn

    • The Sun in Capricorn and Saturn in Leo
    • The Moon in Capricorn and Saturn in Cancer
    • Mercury in Capricorn and Saturn in Gemini or Virgo
    • Venus in Capricorn and Saturn in Taurus or Libra
    • Mars in Capricorn and Saturn in Aries or Scorpio
    • Jupiter in Capricorn and Saturn in Sagittarius or Pisces
    • Uranus in Capricorn and Saturn in Aquarius
    • Neptune in Capricorn and Saturn in Pisces
    • Pluto in Capricorn and Saturn in Scorpio

    Aquarius

    • The Sun in Aquarius and Saturn or Uranus in Leo
    • The Moon in Aquarius and Saturn or Uranus in Cancer
    • Mercury in Aquarius and Saturn or Uranus in Gemini or Virgo
    • Venus in Aquarius and Saturn or Uranus in Taurus or Libra
    • Mars in Aquarius and Saturn or Uranus in Aries or Scorpio
    • Jupiter in Aquarius and Saturn or Uranus in Sagittarius or Pisces
    • Saturn in Aquarius and Uranus in Capricorn
    • Neptune in Aquarius and Saturn or Uranus in Pisces
    • Pluto in Aquarius and Saturn or Uranus in Scorpio

    Pisces

    • The Sun in Pisces and Jupiter or Neptune in Leo
    • The Moon in Pisces and jupiter or Neptune in Cancer
    • Mercury in Pisces and Jupiter or Neptune in Gemini or Virgo
    • Venus in Pisces and Jupiter or Neptune in Gemini or Virgo
    • Mars in Pisces and Jupiter or Neptune in Aries or Scorpio
    • Saturn in Pisces and Jupiter or Neptune in Capricorn or Aquarius
    • Uranus in Pisces and Jupiter or Neptune in Aquarius
    • Pluto in Pisces and Jupiter or Neptune in Scorpio

     

    Conclusion

    And that’s the lot. It is quite a comprehensive list and one chart may or may not have any mutual receptions.

    You may decide to only use the traditional planets from the Sun to Saturn and this would be the case for creating a dispositor tree.

    Starzclass

    Aspiring Astrologer Activity: Mutual Reception

    In your astrology journal and using a chart with a mutual reception, please do the following:

    • State the two planets in each other’s sign.
    • Decide if there is a Ptolemaic aspect between them or not.

    Extend Yourself

    • Interpret the mutual reception pair by considering the planets, signs, houses, house rulers, aspect (or not) and possible energy that can be brought forwards as they are in cahoots with each other (100 words).

    Astrology Basics – The Planets

    Astrology Basics – The Planets

    by Alison Price

    Planets Overview

    There are many planets used in astrology. Each astrologer may choose to use all or only some of the planets in their work.

    The Seven Visible Planets

    The seven visible planets are those that can be seen with a naked eye.

    They are the Sun, The Moon, Mercury, Venus, Mars, Jupiter and Saturn. They are known as the traditional or Hellenistic planets.

    The Outer Planets

    The three outer planets are Uranus, Neptune and Pluto. They are the modern planets.

     





    The Meaning of the Planets

    The Sun

    The Sun is your identity, your heart and your character. It shows where you are honest and true to yourself. It is where you can shine in life. It represents your father.

    More on the Sun.

    The Moon

    The Moon shows your feelings, reactions, gut instincts and your behavior. It rules food, how you care and who you nurture. It represents your mother, mother figures and caregivers.

    More on the Moon.

     

    Mercury

    Mercury shows your thinking, talking and communication style. It has to do with all buying and selling. It represents your schoolteacher and neighborhood people.

    More on Mercury.

    Venus

    Venus shows beauty, art, style, love and money. It has to do with your values and what you invest in both things like jewelry and people. It represents young women and sisters.

    More on Venus.

    Mars

    Mars is about sex, energy, drive, challenges and where you compete in life. It shows when you will get off the couch and do something. It represents young men and brothers.

    More on Mars.

    Jupiter

    Jupiter is about growth, expansion, reaching and even overdoing things. It shows your vision and potential. It represents uncles, teachers and preachers.

    More on Jupiter.

    Saturn

    Saturn is the planet of achievement, honors, control, limitations and fears. It represents your father, older men and authority figures.

    More on Saturn.

    Uranus

    Uranus is the planet for the future it rules trends, technology, computers and the space age. It represents adolescents, immigrants, those on the fringes of society and rebels.

    More on Uranus.

    Neptune

    Neptune is the planet of illusion, intuition, mysticism, art, magic and the unknown. It represents the psychic, the invisible, the underdog and the homeless.

    More on Neptune.

    Pluto

    Pluto is the planet of power, influence and sex. It represents people who have power over you through your use of their resources or those whom you have the drop on. It represents the loan shark, surgeon, psychiatrist, undertaker, criminal and therapist.

    More on Pluto.

    Chiron

    Chiron is the planet of wounds and healing. It suggests where you are weak and wanting. It represents people who help you like nurses, teachers, gurus and charity workers.

    More on Chiron.

    Eris

    Eris is the planet of the female warrior. It represents the fight instinct in women. It suggests those who will fight for you simply because they are on your team, group or crew. It represents sisters-in-arms.

    More on Eris.

    Astrology Basics for Beginner’s

    This is part of the special Starzology Astrology Basics series for you all. Many of you ask where to start and here are the planet’s meanings.

    You can check out the rest of the series:

     





    10 Job Seeking Tips when Mercury is Retrograde

    10 Job Seeking Tips when Mercury is Retrograde

    10 Job Seeking Tips When Mercury is Retrograde

    You may have heard something about Mercury retrograde and wondered what it is and what is does, and what to do and what not to do, or you may have even thought, “So what?”

    If you are interested in finding a job or growing your career, see what to do when Mercury is retrograde, so you can make the most of every moment.

     

     

    Planetary Energy

    To make the best use of planetary energy it is all about going with the flow and that means taking the meaning of the planet and noticing if it is holding up a “stop” or “go” sign.

    One example of planetary energy that you can see is the Moon and the tides.

    The Moon pulls the waters of the Earth and creates two high tides and two low tides each day.

    As each day moves on the times for the tides constantly changes. But every day there will be two incoming tides and two outgoing tides.

    It is at the incoming tide that you can yell “Surf’s up!” and trot down to the beach to practice your surfing.

    Well if you live on the coast and have a surf culture perhaps like in Hawaii, but you get the picture.

    You can only surf when the tide is coming in.

    There is no point in paddling out to hope to surf in if the tide is going out. Right?

    About Mercury

    Each year Mercury will be retrograde three times at around four-month intervals and for about three weeks each time.

    Each year the dates are different.

    You can find the exact dates when Mercury will be retrograde for the next few years below.

    You can mark these dates in your calendar now and lock out this special time.

    About Retrogrades

    Apparent retrograde is the optical illusion of something going backward and in this case, it is the planet, Mercury.

    Imagine you are on a train and moving along at a fair pace then suddenly you come upon another train on the next track.

    The other train is going slower than you are so your train overtakes it but the other train seems to be going backward.

    Both trains are driving forward but one seems to be going in reverse. That is the illusion of retrogradation.

    That a planet is retrograde can be interpreted as a time to change the pace and adjust your approach to things.

    When a planet is not retrograde it is direct.


     

    Mercury’s Retrograde Periods for 2021

    January 30th to February 21st from 26°27′ Aquarius to 11°01′ Aquarius.

    May 29th to June 22nd from 24°41′ Gemini to 16°09′ Gemini.

    September 27th to October 18th from 25°28′ Libra to 10°09′ Libra.

    Mercury Rules

    Every planet rules different things in life.

    Mercury rules communication, writing, signing, meetings, learning, schools, trading, auctions, merchants, agents and middlemen.

    In everyday life, this means all your shopping, buying and selling, texts, phone calls, emails and general chatting, as well as gossip, comes under Mercury’s influence.

    In the workplace, Mercury covers resumes, recruiters, interviews (by phone and in person).

    It also is concerned with paperwork and anything you sign, like a job offer.

     

    Timing is Everything

    There is a sequence in each retrograde cycle and five main parts:

    1. Mercury enters the pre-shadow period of about ten days before the actual retrograde starts.
    2. Mercury stations retrodgrade.
    3. The retrograde period itself, usually 3 weeks.
    4. Mercury stations direct.
    5. The after-shadow time of about a week and a half after Mercury has been retrograde.

    Phew.

    Before Mercury goes retrograde (and is direct) do the following:

    • Write your resume crafted for each specific job
    • Compose targeted cover letters
    • Apply for jobs via email and snail mail
    • Call companies on the phone
    • Reach out to your contact list and tell them you are looking for work
    • Take the initiative to let your family, friends, and others know you are searching for a new job
    • Start a short course on something you need in your job to build your marketable skills
    • Join professional societies and attend Meetups in your field
    • Create and develop your LinkedIn profile
    • Accept initial interviews
    • Sign job offers

    All of the above should be done when Mercury is not retrograde and preferably not in its shadow period.

    When Mercury is retrograde do the following:

    • Revise your resume
    • Refresh any cover letters
    • Get your filing up to date of jobs for which you have already applied
    • Write a list of companies and people with whom to follow up and contact them again
    • Research current thinking in your industry
    • Set up alerts for leads
    • Schedule second interviews (phone and in person)
    • Review job offers
    • Prepare your paperwork for jobs you plan to apply for after Mercury is retrograde as you wait for it to go direct

    During Mercury retrograde periods you can follow up and work on things that you have already done when Mercury was direct.

    Don’t start new things when Mercury is retrograde because if you do they will most likely be reversed when Mercury goes direct.

    Sometimes you have no choice because a job advert or interview comes up when Mercury is retrograde and you need a job so you have to go. In these instances be aware that the terms will change.

    As Mercury goes direct after the retrograde period, and if you did apply for a job or had an interview during the retrograde time, you can expect to return again and again for further interviews, or the job itself is shelved, or the job is morphed into something else altogether. 

    When Mercury is retrograde, avoid starting new things because if you do, you will have to review them later as Mercury goes direct.

    Recruiters

    Companies usually act in good faith when they place an advert for an opening in their business, but the effect of Mercury retrograde changes the terms or the agreement and thus they may no longer need the person that they were originally looking for when Mercury was retrograde.

    This cuts both ways for people looking for work and recruiters.

    Companies and career consultants are better off only placing vacancy adverts when Mercury is direct and communications are clear.

    If a recruiter seeks a candidate during the retrograde period they will have to spend three times as long emailing back and forth and interviewing people that cancel and can’t make it for whatever reason.

    All of this time-consuming effort is due to the Mercury retrograde effect which impacts communications, trade, and agency.

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