Where your treasure is, there will also be your heart - The Alchemist
If you direct your heart onto one point, nothing will be impossible. - Buddha
New Moon is the both the letting go and embrace, death and rebirth, thought and manifested. Today you are on the threshold of creativity, in the absence of moonlight, the mind can cleanse, turn inward, and allow for new transmissions to be received. The Gemini New Moon triggers our quicksilver minds to spin tales. Your mind may trick you into creating a world of illusions, where you will be poised to duel your twin self.
Man is a thinker.
He is that what he thinks.
When he thinks fire
he is fire.
When he thinks war,
he will create war.
if his entire imagination
will be an entire sun,
that is, that he will imagine himself completely
that what he wants.
The higher self, the ego, the inner voice, the light and dark parts of the soul weave together like the two snakes of the caduceus staff of Mercury/Hermes in Alchemy. Just like the spiral of our DNA, or the dance of Shakti in Kundalini Yoga, life creates union through the paring of opposites. Whatever crisis you are facing, your dark twin is what will allow you to rise into your greatness. Like the Greek story of the Gemini twins, when Castor dies, Pollux knowing he can't live without his brother pleads to father Zeus for help. In the end they both became immortal gods in the sky together. Likewise, Gemini's ruling planet is Mercury, who's element symbolizes the nature of duality at play.
In his aspect of fire, Mercury is the sole fire in the entire process. He is the working force in the Great Work. He is an ‘invisible, secretly working fire’. He is the fire of hell, the infernal fire in the earth. Mercury is the spirit of man that works in the lower aspects of being, and thus is looked upon as an infernal fire. In his air aspect, he is the spirit, the air, the wind that is present everywhere in Nature and vivifies everything. He is ‘the spirit of truth hidden in the earth’. As hermaphrodite he unifies the sexes within himself. He is both the helper and trickster, Lucifer and Christ. When depicted as a dragon, he is flying and without wings. He is bride and groom. It is obvious that Mercury contains and unifies duality. He is Ouroboros, the serpent-dragon that bites in his own tail, representing the circle and unity, eternity, where the beginning and the end coincide. - Soul Guidance
Mercury is the messenger. What has your mind chasing it's own tail? What is the 'spirit of truth' hidden in your psyche? It's time to play and dance with your mind, release the stagnant thoughts that fester, and unleash new ideas. As the saying goes: What you think you become. What thoughts define you? Because they will also limit you. Some boundaries create freedom and stability, and some boundaries are walls of imprisonment. Can you flip perspective?
If you were to fall into Alice's looking glass, what worlds would you see? If you were to dance with the devil what would he grant you? As the energy of the new moon rises, ask yourself : How am I preventing my whole balanced self from rising?
Take a spin around the Moon Medicine Wheel. The air element of Gemini invites you to breathe and move. Practice Pranayama techniques like Alternate Nostril Breathing, and Breath retentions. (Inhale for 3 counts - Retain for 3 - and Exhale for 3 Counts - Increase length gradually to 10 counts. Repeat 7 times then back to your natural breath.) Kundalini Yoga is equally a great way to stimulate your mental energies, but to equally bring them into balance. Try a few Kriyas from 3H0.org. (Healthy, Happy, Holy Organization)
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