“Scientists have calculated that the chances of something so patently absurd actually existing are millions to one. But magicians have calculated that million-to-one chances crop up nine times out of ten.” -Terry Pratchett
After what seems like a lifetime of plodding through Taurus, Mercury has finally decided to get his shit together and head into Gemini, the sign he rules, and it could not come at a better time. You see, Taurus is all about “Slow and steady wins the race”. Incremental success is valued, after careful and consistently applied effort. Using that approach, a bird could peck away at a mountain with just its beak!
Of course the problem with this approach is that we as living beings have a finite amount of time, and who wants to devote that precious time to one, singular pursuit? Wouldn’t it make more sense to just get a shitton of TNT and blow that damn mountain up?
In a nutshell, that is what he is pushing you to do right now. You have done all your prep work, you have been hustling behind the scenes for months now, and now it is time to make your move. Of course, nothing is ever guaranteed, as much as we would love for it to be- at the end of the day, whenever you take an action, there is a certain element of risk or chance. Mercury is all about speculation and luck, especially in Gemini. This is literally his deal. Sure, you may not come out ahead 100% of the time, but you will miss every shot that you don’t take!
Let it ride
Cards: Temperance, Judgement, 7 of Wands
“Are you proud of yourself tonight that you have insulted a total stranger whose circumstances you know nothing about?” – Harper Lee, To Kill A Mockingbird
I’ve been preaching a lot of compassion lately. I believe that it is probably the most important thing in the world right now. Only when we open our channels up to merging with others will we be able to make the vital connections that are necessary for conscious evolution of our kind. Today (6/1) another immense event is taking place. Uranus is going conjunct Eris. The majority of the planets are in mutable signs at the moment, and a mutable grand cross is only days away. There is no better time than now to choose how you want to climb the shifting ladder of ideas. Spin your webs and get ready for what’s ahead.
Mercury in Gemini has a very busy energy about it. What is the essence of this archetypal combination? I believe Gemini is constantly trying to make pairings and connections (hello twins), so I would say that intellectual conversation will be on a dramatic rise. This is good. We are being set up to help each other shift right now. With Mars retrograding in Scorpio, you will have to fight back feelings of judgement and rashness with words. Is it better to instantly judge a thing before exploring a thing? Gemini would say that would be a spit in the face of the scientific process.
We have a warning here. It is extremely easy to make snap judgments and move on with our shallow interpretation of reality. It is comfortable that way. It’s hard to have to actually chew on things and process and merge with people. Listen, you only have so many years to live in your short little mortal life (I mean, what we know of at least). Sure, you can shut out everyone who dissents and tunnel your way toward a dead end, because that’s exactly what it is when you don’t take in all data (Gemini the scientist is being very serious about this). Or you can explore people’s minds and find the undeniable connections we all share.
This reading is giving me one more warning. Mercury in Gemini energy is extremely hyper active. 7 of Wands is telling us to solidify our determination because it will be harder than ever to stay the course. When so many things are coming at us right now, it is hard to keep our course on projects we have committed to. Keep an eye on your agenda while making sure to leave enough flexibility to get the most out of this energy. Balance has been the key in the past, and never will it not be the key.