A double-Gemini sky — what a treat. In this blog, we get to think together.
‘What do you think about this reality?’ asked no Gemini ever. Geminis work with much smaller bite-sized questions like: ‘Why do we think so much?’
Here’s a Gemini thought: the mind is an instrument, providing narration of what and how we think about this life/love/kid/job/God/you name it. Our minds are an idea factory packed with opinions. Double Gemini begs the question: How aware are you (we) of the mind and its wanderings? The mind (especially a Gemini one) is a never-ending talker.
Being a Gemini myself, the only relief I have found from the lust of my mind’s flirtatious meanderings is cultivating discernment, because I was interested in the silliest things: like the way the ink on the toothpaste is laid out, the size of the ice shelf that fell into the arctic the other day (as I search Google for details), and of course my mind asks almost daily: ‘Where, oh where, is the Moon today?’
As a Gemini, my mind likes to hike through difficult terrain. My best friend (who is a Gemini) once told me that her mind was like a two-bit whore — it would lie down with anyone, anytime, and just start talking. That made me laugh because I think I have one of those in my head too.
Then I found the observer. Relief.
The observer is the part of all of us who asks questions like: ‘Who is thinking?’ ‘Why am I talking?’ ‘Is this conversation serving you or me? ‘Or is it just my need to fill space?’ ‘Is my awareness on?’ ‘Am I rambling because of overactive Air?’
My observer now has me aware that I had an overactive mind. It still has a function: here I am writing to you, carving out words in order to shape this blog into something interesting so it will touch your heart, make you think, and open the door for all opinions to be shared and written about in the comments below.
Just so you know, I always read the comments. ‘I love to share my thoughts,’ said the Gemini. ‘There are so many points of view’ — and here, we have the right use of Air.
Fresh Air: To be open to listening to whomever, whenever, without a preconceived idea of what you think is true, right or wise.
Fresh Air — the truth of double Gemini on the high road — is the willingness to review, to go backwards (hello, Mercury retrograde), to see again.
I love my mind. I love that it is so curious. ALL. THE. TIME. This is why Gemini is so youthful… we are always curious.
Even more than I love my Gemini’s curiosity, I love my observer, who leaves me calm, aware, awake and ready to ask you the hard questions:
Why do you read these blogs? I want to know if your mind gleans from these lessons/teachings? I want to hear your Gemini riff on what matters most to you in the comments below.
The right use of the mind under this dark sky: to be willing to go in and listen to your inner voices with your observer nearby.