This week on the 21st May 2019, Mercury will enter Gemini and so will the Sun. Mercury will also conjunct the Sun! Wowzers… Why is this so significant? Mercury is Gemini’s ruler, Mercury’s astrological meaning is also very significant. It’s a key ‘personal planet’ that represents in a birth chart a person’s thoughts, learning, education, short distance travel, creativity, and how they function on a mental and communication level.
Mercury can tell you a hell of a lot about a person, his placement in your birth chart can indicate many things from how you think, your style of communication preference are you reserved or more outspoken? problems in childhood or education and learning, or even if you’re like me, with Mercury in your fifth house in your birth chart maybe your’re a natural born writer or creative!
So, what’s going on with this key transit and how will it impact you?
First thing to say is, Mercury and the Sun ( or any planet for that matter) where they will impact on your personal birth chart during a transit, and areas of life will depend on where Gemini( or the sign the planet is under when it transits) rules in your chart. You will need to look at it and look for the house Gemini rules or the sign rules, or have it checked by an astrologer ( that would be me by the way).
But I’m not a Gemini how does this impact me?
Second thing to say is, this will impact us ALL in some way no matter your Sun sign, why and how? We ALL have Gemini ruling somewhere in our birth chart a house of life. We ALL have the Sun and Mercury in our chart too. The key is to look at your chart and see where Gemini rules look for the Gemini sign on the edge… this is the area of life you may feel the transit. That said, as Gemini is ruled by Mercury if you’re a Gemini Sun sign my friend you may just feel this transit more than anyone in the world!
This is a snap shot of where the planets are placed in the sky from an Earth’s view point where we are, and this is a general prediction, looking at the sky and what houses of life the planets will fall in, and the aspects they make.
The first key thing to note about this Mercury transit is that, a planet entering a new sign at 0 degrees is a critical degree. It indicates a new chapter and a new start. While planets in late degrees can indicate endings and finalisation. Therefore with the Sun and the Mercury both at 0 degrees, this brings an energy of brand new growth, blessings, health, vitality ( Sun’s energy), new mental stimulation, abilities, ideas, creation, travel and experiences, education ( Mercury’s energy). This is all taking place under the influence of a Sun sign that rules travel, mental stimulation, communication and the third house of life, the wonderful air sign of Gemini.
Gemini is a mutable sign ( flows though life and goes with the flow) it is not fixed, or even one that is forceful (a cardinal sign). This is perfect energy for starting new projects, creations, ideas, especially linked to the areas that Mercury rules, such as creativity and communication, and education.
A planet under the influence of the Sun it rules is what we call ‘exalted’ and at its peak, the best place for it to function. This means Mercury is on fire! And influencing you, me and everyone strongly in whatever area of life he will transit under Gemini, in each person’s personal birth chart.
The house of life this energy is in from an Earth’s prospective is the ninth house, Sagittarius’ house of ruler-ship. This is also the house of higher learning, DISTANCE travel, foreign affairs, business, sports, publishing , spirituality and broad minded views. Also, the opposite house Gemini and Mercury rule ( the third house). Which deals with education and learning on a lower level, communication and short distance travel. So you see, with the Sun and Gemini in this house there is an energy surrounding us of higher learning, moving up, business, expansion etc.
What about the conjunction?
Ah, yes well when two planets conjunct in astrology this is an energy of ‘unison’, there is agreement between the two planet’s energies. So growth and health ( Sun) and mental abilities, learning, communication, travel ( Mercury) all in the house of higher learning, DISTANCE travel, foreign affairs, business, sports, publishing , spirituality and broad minded views. Both Gemini and Mercury rule the mind… It’s time to think big people! What is is you NEED to put your mind too? Now is the time with this transit. That’s not all the Sun and Mercury will be conjunct to the Mid-Heaven.
So what’s the Mid-Heaven, why should I be excited?
The Mid- Heaven is a key part in all of our birth charts, it’s the cusp of the tenth house of career, status, how others see us, ambitions and relationships with parents. It is also considered the area of ‘life’s calling’. In your own birth chart, the sign on the cusp and the placement of the ruling planet can indicate jobs you may be called to, your true life’s purpose and how you can make a real name for yourself. At the time of the Sun and Mercury moving into Gemini, the Mid-Heaven is also in Gemini also….and conjunct to this point. Yes people the energy of this transit is working with ‘your life’s calling’ from a vocational point of view also.
In a nutshell the message from the Universe right now is
- What do you need to put your mind to?
- What do you need to start a fresh with regarding possible creations and learning or communication?
- Are you focused or are you thinking about ‘your vocational calling?’
- The Universe is supporting us with these areas of life right now, under this transit it’s time to get busy with your creations, education, travel plans, social activities, learning, spirituality, business, publishing and yes your life’s calling or true passions.
Venus is supporting us too
Yes, she is, she is also here in the ninth house of higher learning with the Sun and Mercury,. She is under Taurus’ influence. Venus is Taurus’ ruling planet ( and Libra’s). Venus’ energy is all about connection to what we want, love, money and beauty. Her energy here in the same house as the Sun’s energy of growth, Mercury’s energy of mental thoughts, learning, travel and creativity both conjunct, and conjunct to the Mid-Heaven suggests it’s time to focus on the heart’s desire, linked to all the areas Gemini and Mercury rule. She is here to offer support and move you forward.
Wonderful energy! Also happy birthday all Gemini Sun signs, as the Sun is now officially in Gemini and we’re in Gemini season. Are you a Gemini what will you do for your birthday? Leave a comment let me know.
Happy transit whatever your Sun sign, get busy with your heart’s desires and life’s calling.
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