– John Dear in Mary of Nazareth, Prophet of Peace
It includes being a “captive of language” as Gemini will engage us in all the possibilities and consequences of interactive communication.
Its never going to be more true or consequential than during the New Moon in Gemini this week (June 12th to the 15th).
While I am in NO way condoning violence, we have to admit that the use of derogatory language can cause some lasting pain!
Insults hurt; bullying is a rampant wrong in our culture, and the cuts and stings from demeaning words can influence our sense of self worth for a lifetime!
While it is an important skill to learn resilience, courage, and yes, some defiance when verbally abused, it is important to realize due to cultural learning and family patterns, not every person has that ability to “bounce back” or the determination to fight back in any effective way.
Without getting too therapeutic, it can be a deep scar that resists healing. It shows up often to defeat self respect and undermine one’s confidence.
Words and Their Impact
“They can literally activate chemical processes that affect us at every level, emotional, physical, mental, and thus can drive us in the direction of overall success and happiness — or failure and distress.
“How you think (and thus feel) can have a profound effect on your ability to recognize an opportunity, perform to the best of your ability, or achieve the outcome of the goals that you’ve set for yourself.
“Each moment can be an opportunity to shift away from old defensive ways of thinking and speaking, which our bodies are automatically wired to turn to whenever we are triggered.
“Instead of responding out of emotions of fear, such as disgust, rage, hatred, for example, you can turn to an “opposite” emotion response and respond out of caring, love, thoughtfulness, etc.
Astrology and Relationships
This is a heightened possibility because we have, in effect, what astrologers call a mutual reception. Mercury in Cancer and The Moon in Gemini (swapping rulers or creating a synergy of energies).
Words truly matter- personally and nationally- when it comes to any negotiations, contracts or relationships.
It might prove crucial for our words to have clear, strong definitions and backing… Without clarity, words can and often are misconstrued.
Much will be determined by who uses language and how it will be welcomed or interpreted…
Prepare for a long bout of intense focus on past actions- again, individual and national- that will clamor for expression. They will be filled with a wide array of actions and reactions.
In short, there will be a heightened awareness and coming to terms with previous patterns of behavior!
We could walk a tightrope or as the samurai teachings call it, to walk the swords edge between illusion and delusion. Become aware of our tendencies to lose focus or listen to false invitations and directions.
We can call this time “entering into the shadow work.” It is also time for karmic reckoning, however we choose to label it.
We have the promise of a turbulent and tumultuous Summer into Fall!