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In tonight’s edition of Planet Waves FM, I look at the chart of the tornado that hit Moore, OK on Monday, as well as the chart for Ray Manzarek of The Doors, who died Monday. I introduce the chart of Monsanto and talk about the March Against Monsanto that takes place Saturday, the day of a lunar eclipse that touches off a sensitive spot in Monsanto’s chart. Note, part 2 of the Enceno Macy interview is on the page — click the title above for access.
Well maybe it is just the time of year, or maybe it’s the time of man.
– Joni Mitchell, “Woodstock”
Psst… Chiron is all but standing still. Overshadowed by eclipses, outshone by planets in the twilight, the definitive centaur is becalmed on the waters of Pisces, holding the same degree since May 4. In that spot it will remain until the last few days of July, representing the peace you may be missing, and the time out required to find it.
If you are like most people, peace is hard to come by. Even if you are not among the millions ducking bullets, you cannot duck the ramifications of rapidity in recent astrology.
The Moon, Mercury, Venus and Mars are all moving through the zodiac about as fast as they ever do right now. Add to that three (rather than the usual two) eclipses in a row. Throw in the functional continuum of Uranus and Pluto in cardinal square, recently punctuated by yet another precise aspect, and it’s no wonder if your mind is racing, your pulse beating headlong in circles.
Yet, in every cyclonic phenomenon, there is an eye of kinetic contrast. Chiron has that that role at the moment, and there is reason, as well as timing, in how it comes to be that way. Yet, still waters run are known to run deep. Like peace itself, the path of centaur planets is neither shallow nor simple to pursue.
The path Chiron follows through the solar system is the defining template for all centaurs. Its 51-year circuit is highly elliptical compared to Mercury or Venus; more inclined to the plane of Earth’s annual course around the Sun than the lunar orbit; and symbolically it connects the paths of history by crossing between the orbits of outer planets (in Chiron’s case, Saturn and Uranus).
Yesterday at 5:09 pm EDT the Sun left Taurus and ingressed Gemini. Gemini is the first air sign of the zodiac, and the first mutable sign, coming at the end of spring. It’s as though Gemini not only starts loosening up the current season, but it also asks us to hold the ending season and the one about to begin in our consciousness simultaneously.
Mercury rules Gemini, and its current presence here lends great mental agility (though its square to Neptune last week seemed to throw many of us for a loop).
One of the first things most people learn about Gemini is that its symbol is a pair of twins, yet the dualism those twins represent can be one of the trickiest concepts to get comfortable with.
Western culture typically wants things black and white, yes or no. Many Eastern cultures and religions seem to have an easier time with the concept of holding opposing or multiple viewpoints simultaneously. Dualism might actually be one of the most fertile facets of this sign, but making use of it can mean seeing, acknowledging and embracing sides of yourself you’ve been told don’t (or shouldn’t) exist. That can come up against resistance at first.
Sometimes getting the ball rolling means making use of Mercury’s role as Trickster to find a side door or a game; Gemini is a highly creative sign (and its natives tend to ‘be’ their creations, and vice versa). Sometimes you just need the right timing and to be emotionally/spiritually ready for the inner dialogue to flow.
Eventually, conversation is the first concrete step toward integrating ideas (internally or in talking with another) — and communication or a facility with words is another signature of Gemini. With Jupiter in this sign now, that may translate into multiple conversations, held out in the open — the open space of your full consciousness (or the open space between you and another person).
Today’s Oracle takes us to the Virgo weekly for July 25, 2003
The erratic and perhaps childish behavior of a partner may have you wondering about the meaning of life, but if you were to relax your expectations just a little you would see that you know as little about what you want from your own existence as he or she does from theirs. So you can afford to be generous in terms of allowing for a bit of flexibility in everyone’s process. Anyway, you’re about to have a few interesting revelations of your own over the next few weeks, though they will not be as cut-and-dried as you like, mainly because rethinking the past is rarely an orderly process.
Note, The Oracle is a random selection from the Eric Francis horoscope archives. Each day we publish one entry from among the 10,000 in our database. It’s a little slice of horoscope history — but chosen by our Oracle program, which always speaks to the present moment. New horoscopes are published each Friday plus twice a month in Planet Waves subscriber edition and Planet Waves Light.