All I can do is be me, whoever that is. ~ Bob Dylan
The Sun, Mercury, Retrograde Venus and the South Node all in Gemini this week, were successfully launched by the Solar Eclipse in Gemini last weekend. As a result, it will be very easy to go off course, busying yourself with too much information, too many opinions, asking the neighbors, calling Aunt Sue, getting lost on Facebook, and transfixed by the latest conspiracy theories traversing the internet... Try to avoid the leviathan of information overload, and being led down the garden path, or you will definitely find yourself lost in the Land of Distraction.
Born on May 24th, Gemini Bob Dylan, came out on the stage of life with a voice and a message. Something of a town crier, Dylan’s early songs from the mid-60’s such as “Blowin’ in the Wind” and “The Times They are a Changin’” became banner anthems for the civil rights and anti-war movements of the time. A time pervaded by the revolutionary and redefining Uranus/Pluto conjunction in Virgo. This Summer, Uranus and Pluto will be exactly square, and these songs are once again valid, in a strangely reminiscent, back to the future, Venus retrograde in Gemini, sort of way. Venus retro in Gemini is a great time to sift through old albums, old loves, old memories and old friends. Their relevance still lingers. Thank you Mr. Dylan.
It is also good to note this week, that as Jupiter approaches its square to Neptune and Venus remains retrograde, that all that glitters is not gold. People will make promises (perhaps even out of greed) that they cannot possibly keep, or will present something as being much more valuable than it is. If your mind tells you that something is too good to be true, pay attention, it probably isn’t.
All the truth in the world adds up to one big lie. ~ Bob Dylan
For the week of May 25th thru June 1st, be sure to read your rising sign as well:
While in the throes of reinventing yourself and proclaiming your individuality in a way that strikes awe in the hearts of men, you suddenly find yourself perplexed and inundated. Try to take each item, each chore, one at a time, one day at a time. If you allow yourself to succumb to the sense of commotion, and disarray, there will be those who will get to witness the Ram’s war cry. Not a pretty sight. Therefore, keep it slow, turn off the phone, and try to maintain your composure even in the eye of the storm.
Taurus is not one for commotion. They usually just tune out, and find some sylvan grove in which to wait it out. But when it concerns your financial security, or some sort of hanky panky with numbers, you’ll be ready to step out with your Occupy brethren, and let them get an earful or two. Or at least watch them approvingly from afar. The last thing you need is to be led down the financial garden path of misinformation.
If you find yourself lost in all the data and words, seek the still small voice within in some place distant and perhaps rural, exotic, or by the water. Away from the noise and bustle this weekend. It will give you the energy to meet life on its own terms when you return to reality with both jets activated after the weekend. However, if things get too raucous, seek some down time to defrag. As Bob Dylan said: “People disagreeing everywhere you look makes you wanna stop and read a book.”
As Uranus and Pluto are closing in, it becomes more and more evident that you have outgrown your shell, and will need to find a better, more accommodating shell to move in to. If you can’t make sense of all the information sifting through your mind, then just sit with it for a while. Breathe. And allow some of the commotion and worry to settle. All changes, even good changes, are fraught with a bit of anxiety if you are not prepared. So breathe. And let it all settle like the pulp in a bottle of freshly squeezed apple juice. Once it settles, the juice becomes clear again.
Don’t believe everything you read on the internet. Some news just seems designed to lead us down the garden path. If something seems too good to be true, or your common sense tells you that something is simply not plausible... it probably isn’t. Avoid buying and selling if you can, or get an expert to read the fine print. This will help to avoid any buyer’s remorse, or regrets later on. On the other hand, there could be some good news, or an exciting proposal to take an unexpected trip in the offing? I would do it. Just saying. Could be mind bending.
Poor communications lead to misunderstandings with others. Don’t jump too suddenly to conclusions. At least not over the weekend when things are most cloudy. This is a good time to just take some time off, play hooky... not take things quite so seriously. The down time will give you a resurgence of energy for the week ahead, when you’ll be donning your PF flyers and whizzing about trying to make up for lost time. You will be in top form. However, a word of warning regarding Wednesday, when a certain amount of verbal caution would be appreciated. Tempers could be touchy.
Bob Dylan reflected the Gemini dilemma when he said, “Gotta head full of ideas that are driving me insane...” Sometimes you have to quiet some of those voices in your head. Especially the day dreamy, what day is it kind. And especially if you wish to be more efficient, less distracted, and able to get things done. On the other hand, some of those voices can be really really helpful... this will be especially so on Sunday/Monday when the solution to a problem magically reveals itself, or a message leads to a sudden realization. Employ your trusty diplomatic skills around the 30th, things could get a little testy.
It’s certainly true that all that glitters is not gold. Beware of speculating on a whim. If something proves to be too good to be true, then it probably isn’t. But then again with Mercury traveling through Gemini, you could be pleasantly surprised after the weekend, with a solution that had previously escaped your otherwise relentless perceptive abilities. But keep it slow. Most errors are made in haste. And verbal faux pas’s are no exception to the rule.
Sometimes it’s impossible to know what to believe. You were hoping for greater clarity, but all you are left with at this point are more questions. Forget the questions. And stop running around on that hamster wheel that’s going nowhere fast. Trust yourself, and your own unique ability to intuitively grasp the right road to be traveling on. The only one who can help you find that road is yourself. Running hither and yon is just going to get on your last nerve.
The times they are a changin’. Realizing that, and acting on it are two different things. Especially for Capricorn, who although they might totally get that some sort of reinvention is being called for, are not quite so sure about all this ‘change’. Think of it as buying a new pair of shoes, or moving into a new home with better accommodations, and more room to grow. Because that’s what change is really about: the opportunity to evolve.
If something strikes your fancy this week, pursue it. No matter how unusual or off the wall it may seem at first. Allow your curiosity to prosper, and lead you to places, people and experiences that you wouldn’t normally pay heed to. Through activities with neighbors or friends, you could learn something that will help to open up your mind and your world in ways that you had not previously considered. And could be quite fun besides.
If you are feeling overwhelmed and inundated by data, words, facts.... allow your intuition to guide you through the noise and chatter. Seek some quiet escape. And then as the week winds up again... try to maintain some of that connection to that inner peace. It might help you to navigate some of the stickier reefs and shoals around Wednesday, when patience will be a welcome commodity. When Mercury meets Mars as it will mid-week, it’s always a good reminder that sometimes silence and reticence are virtues.