You may well find yourself having either given or received a just remonstration by the lunar first quarter on Thursday. If you are fortunate, you will be the humbled party. Strange as it may seem, it’s easier to accept stern correction than risk everything by expostulating as an expression of love. And with the Sun’s position on Thursday, love will be subtly but indelibly implied.
The Gemini Sun’s position on Thursday will be the same as it was on June 5, 2012, when Venus was visibly transiting the face of the Sun for the last time in this century.
The Venus transit was a solar eclipse of sorts with Venus in place of the Moon. Though not nearly as obvious as darkness at the break of noon, the rarity and symbolism of Venus occulting the Sun left its mark as all eclipses do.
On the zodiac, where everything is in constant motion, eclipses are the exception. They do leave a mark. The sign and degree where an eclipse takes place is essentially “held” as a meaningful place until some significant time has passed.
So it is for 15+ Gemini where the solar symbol of consciousness was indelibly crossed by Venus, which, “in its highest manifestation,” as Robert Hand succinctly put it, “is love.”
For its own part, the Moon will by Thursday have opened up a square aspect (or separation of 90 degrees) from its May 28 New Moon conjunction with the Gemini Sun. By definition, the opening square from Sun to Moon is the lunar first quarter. This particular first quarter Moon will find half-lit Luna at 15+ Virgo.
Virgo, like Gemini, is ruled by Mercury. Communication is one of the more obvious ways Mercury manifests in your life. When Mercury is moving very slowly (as it will be on Thursday, just two days before retrograde station) communication is not so simple.
Then, when you take the symbolic tension of a square and combine it with a sluggish Mercury as the influence in common for the two objects in aspect, you could logically expect some tense communications to say the least. Especially so when the two objects in question are the brightest and most emblematically powerful in the sky.
Fortunately, just in time for what could be a huge falling out, the solar symbol of consciousness will make its one-day-a-year return to where it intersected with love; just in time for what might otherwise be the diciest, most dangerous first quarter Moon of the year. Of course, you must do your part to save the day.
The easiest part will be to emulate the Gemini Sun, present to and aware of love as the subtly underlying legacy of the day. See love. Hear love. Speak love. Even if all evidence is to the contrary. Even if you are (justifiably or not) upbraided from all sides, gratefully receive all remonstration and return it with with love.
If requiting criticism with virtue sounds difficult, just think a moment (as even a slow Mercury would have you do) and empathize with those who will find themselves in the thankless role of a cogent Virgo Moon unavoidably rendered critical by an inherently crucial first quarter phase.
Think of having no alternative but to show your love in a way quite unlike what love is usually taken to be. Then love folks who appear to be in that role the most.
For remonstration wisely offered is also wisely accepted with grace. It’s a two-way street, but not necessarily a collision coming up. It’s a passionate tango on the table for Thursday, which need not degrade into a tangle. Please do your part to help, and be grateful.
Offered In Service
(Dedicated, with sincere gratitude, to Paul.)
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