5 ways to survive Gemini season

May 21, 2023 0 Comments

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As the zodiac wheel turns, we enter the dynamic and mysterious realm of Gemini season. This astrological period, symbolized by the twins, brings with it a whirlwind of energy and opportunities for self-exploration.

In the rich tapestry of astrology, each zodiac season carries its own unique essence, offering us the opportunity to delve deeper into the mysteries of our existence. From May 21 to June 20, the time when we are under the influence of Gemini is about connecting to all aspects of your mental abilities, communication and creativity.

All about Gemini energy

As summer approaches, and the spring chill turns into balmy nights and hot days, we begin this changing weather season. As the third sign of the zodiac, Gemini is the first to move away from a strictly “me, me, mine” approach to a “we and ours” energy. Like the celestial twins who represent this intelligent air sign, Gemini is all about duality. Its energy is about accessing your most aligned imagination and delivering messages that inspire others and yourself.

As our first air sign of the zodiac (the sign of intelligence and communication), Gemini is the first sign to see the potential unity of Self and others. Gemini serves others through communication. It creates and unites communities through ideas. With a sharp mind and charming communication skills, Gemini wants you to hone your strengths and deliver them through purposeful service to the world.

Gemini energy is best described as the energy of creation. As an air sign, Gemini connects you with your ability to think, dream, and manifest. As the master of your arms and weapons, Gemini also allows you to take your grandiose ideas and bring them to the outside world through creation. What is your message and how do you get it across? How do you access your mental and physical nature to benefit from both? Here are the questions that Gemini poses to us.

Ruled by the planet Mercury, Gemini is also associated with the Roman god of communication. Gemini sees, synthesizes and speaks. He has what they call “the gift of loquacity,” the ability to express his point of view charmingly and persuasively. Sometimes this can lead to volatility, as Gemini can say one thing one day and change it the next. But only because they see both sides of the situation, not the paradox. Gemini’s nature is naturally adaptable and allows us to distract ourselves from different scenarios when gathering and providing information.

Lessons from Gemini

Gemini unites our inner sky and our inner Earth; our desire for individuality and our nature to provide for others. “This is the lesson we learn from our Gemini: to recognize our dual nature and bring all aspects into balance.” Most often, the areas we need to develop are our connections with a higher mind and connections with others.

The highest expression of Gemini energy is to use your talents to serve together. Service is an action that extends from one self to another. It exceeds personal utility. It can be as grand as starting your own nonprofit or as simple as being a good listener. Oftentimes, your point gets across much better if you communicate in a way that acknowledges and honors those around you, not just yourself. Service transcends personal utility and extends from one self to another. Honoring duality means you don’t have to choose between benefiting yourself and benefiting others. You can embrace both.

In manifestation and daily creation, Gemini practice comes when you receive a flash of inspiration and learn to trust it. Or when you have a bright, bold idea and you share it, even if it’s outside the norm. A strong Gemini will know that his ideas and passions have a purpose, and he will not allow himself to stop himself from sharing them with others.

In general, Gemini energy reminds us to use our creative potential and share it with others. By accessing our higher self and strengthening our connection with others, we can find greater peace, balance and contentment.

5 Rituals to Help You Survive Gemini Season

Looking for a practical application and celebration of Gemini strengths? Try one of these practices.

1. Do yoga

Gemini is associated not only with your mind, but also with your hands, wrists and forearms. Practicing stretches and yoga poses that powerfully release tension and strengthen these areas can be especially helpful during Gemini season.

Hand rolls
Take a comfortable sitting position. Start with your hands on your knees and take a few deep breaths. When you’re ready to begin, touch the backs of your hands and wrists so that your fingertips point toward the floor. Raise your elbows so that your forearms are parallel to the floor. Keeping the connection between the backs of the palms, slowly turn the fingertips so that they point first to the body and then to the ceiling. When you reach the end of your range of motion, bring your palms together and touch the bases of your palms before rolling your arms so that the backs of your palms are touching again and your fingertips are facing down. Do a few more slow, deliberate circles in the same direction before reversing direction and repeating.

Begin in child’s pose. Take a few deep breaths to focus. When you’re ready, get on your hands and knees and get into plank pose. Depending on the desired intensity, you can keep your knees up or lower them to the floor. On an exhale, bend your elbows and slowly lower yourself to the floor in chaturanga, keeping your elbows bent at your sides and keeping your hips from sinking to the ground. Inhale from here as you find the arch of your back. You have two options:

1. You can lower your body to the ground and assume the Cobra pose by pressing your palms to the mat and lifting your chin and chest off the ground; or

2. You can stop a few inches off the ground and go into Upward-Facing Dog by coming up onto the balls of your feet, sliding your chest forward and straightening your arms, keeping your lower body lifted off the ground.

From any position, exhale and pull your hips up and back into Downward Facing Dog, keeping your feet and hands firmly planted on the mat. Take 5 slow breaths here. Repeat as many times as you like.

Pose of the eagle
Begin standing on top of the mat. Shift your weight to your right leg, and lift your left heel off the ground. Cross the left thigh over the right, placing the toes of the left foot on the ground next to the right foot or wrapping around the right shin. Sit low on your hips and engage your core. Then extend your arms wide in a “T” shape. Extend both arms in front of you and place your right elbow over your left. Bend both elbows and reach your fingertips toward the sky. You can press the backs of your hands together or try touching your right palm with the fingertips of your left hand. Lift your elbows off the floor and take 5 slow breaths in Eagle Pose. When you’re ready, relax and return to the top of the mat. To repeat on the other side, place your right thigh over your left and place your left elbow over your right elbow.

2. Practice mudra

To honor and realize the true potential of your mind, give it a try Uttarabodhi Mudra, the mudra of the highest enlightenment. You may find that, in addition to expanding your awareness, performing this mudra increases the mobility of your fingers and hands.

Begin in a comfortable sitting position and bring your hands up to your navel. Interlace your fingers with force and intention, but don’t squeeze them too tightly. Release the two index fingers and touch them. Release two thumbs and tap with them. Your index fingers should point up and your thumbs should point down. While holding Uttarabodhi mudra, focus on your breath or observe your thoughts and emotions without judgment. Allow your breath to be slow and your mind to be still.

3. Log of hints

Take the lessons of Gemini by allowing yourself to explore journal prompts related to your thoughts and goals:

• What messages do you feel you are here to share with others?

• How would you like to share these messages?

• What was your latest inspiration or idea?

• How often do you share or act on your inspirations? If not, what do you think is holding you back?

4. Free writing

Freestyle writing is a powerful outlet for your ideas, allowing them to go beyond your mind, which promotes a sense of liberation, creative exploration, and self-reflection. By expressing your thoughts and acknowledging them in writing, you can gain clarity, gain insight, and discover connections between seemingly unrelated ideas.

Find a quiet and comfortable place where you can focus without distractions. Set the timer for five minutes or longer, depending on your preference and availability. Grab a pen and paper or open a blank document on your computer. Start a timer and write nonstop without stopping or worrying about style, grammar, or punctuation. Let your stream of consciousness flow freely onto the page or screen. Write any thoughts, ideas, or feelings that come to mind without judgment or censorship. Don’t worry about coherence, grammar, or organization. The goal is to let your thoughts flow naturally and uncensored. Keep writing until the timer goes off, even if you feel like you have nothing to say. Embrace any moments of uncertainty or writer’s block and keep moving your pen or typing with your fingers.

5. Use Baoding Balls

Baoding balls are believed to have originated in Baoding, China during the Ming Dynasty. Exercising with them can increase finger and forearm strength and improve dexterity. In addition, these exercises are believed to help integrate the upper and lower faculties and can access what traditional Chinese medicine calls energy meridians, which connect to organ systems throughout the body. By using Baoding balls, you can harmonize your body, mind and spirit.

One exercise for beginners involves rotating the balls clockwise in the palm of your hand, a few rotations, and then counterclockwise for as long as you feel comfortable. It is also important to practice with your non-dominant hand and pay attention to the position of your shoulders and elbows when you handle the balls. Try to let your shoulders relax down your back and keep your elbows loose. It can be easy to let tension creep in here; don’t forget to relax and have fun.

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About our contributor

Sierra is a writer, yogi, and music lover based in the Pacific Northwest. She has been practicing yoga for almost ten years and received her certification in 2018. She writes and teaches all about connection: the connection to the body, nature, and the universal love that holds us together. She is also the author of Your Year of Magic, a lunar magick journal and workbook for witches.

For free yoga and witchcraft wisdom, find Sierra at thelocalmystic.com, on Instagram @thelocalmystic and on YouTube.

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