Beneficial Thought: Keep Calm and Carry On When Mercury Enters Gemini
Feeling a little restless? Itching to do or say something? Wary of conversations happening around you, and maybe even a little bit paranoid? Or maybe you feel like your mind is all over the place and you can′t get it to just settle down.
We′re all feeling this right now, and that′s because super sly Mercury has flown into its home sign, the Mutable Air sign, Gemini. We′re all literally all over the map, but not for long. So today we′re going to talk about how to keep calm and carry on for those two weeks of here, there, and everywhere when Mercury enters Gemini.
What is Mercury in Gemini?
Mercury is one of the planets that travels through the zodiac signs throughout the year and only sticks around in each one for a couple of weeks. From May 29 to June 12, Mercury will be in its home sign. Mercury rules Gemini, the quick witted Mutable Sign of the Air signs. But Gemini, the double-sided twins of the zodiac, is a little all over the map as well. This is a lot of energy happening all at once!
The themes of Mercury are logic, intellectual thought, inspiration, and communication. Mercury rules Gemini and also the Mutable sign of the Earth signs, Virgo. Where we see Mercury in our natal charts is where we have the most intellect and inspiration in our lives, and where we are best able to communicate. Mercury in Libra, for example, would indicate someone who is very good at communicating and expressing ideas in relationships that have harmony and balance. That′s how Mercury rules.
Then we have Gemini. The Mutable Sign of the Air Signs Gemini is symbolized by the twins, often characterized as Jekyll and Hyde. Gemini gets a bit of a bad rap this way. Yes, Gemini can be super sarcastic, witty, a little double-edged, and sometimes a little bit loose on truth and facts. But there′s an intelligence to Gemini that is highly underrated.
When Mercury is in Gemini, we have the gift of clear thought, objectivity, and mental flexibility. Yes, we can see the shadowy side of Gemini come in during this time frame, but we also have the gift of clarity. But sometimes, the shadow sides win. Paranoia can ruin the best day, and many times, it′s not rooted in anything real.This is why a lesson in keeping calm and carrying on while Mercury is in Gemini is in order.
Your Keep Calm Checklist for Mercury in Gemini
1. Be cool.
One of the reasons Gemini gets a bad rap is because Gemini doesn′t show their cards. They keep cool during their every day activities, and come from a place of reason and logic. If you want something from someone when Mercury is in Gemini, keep cool. Listen, communicate, and don′t react emotionally. Make decisions based on reason and logic and not emotion. You may have to work a little harder under this restless vibe, but you have to actually make the effort to be cool. Look to celebrities like Angelina Jolie (Mercury in Gemini) for a perfect example of that stoic, peaceful energy.
2. Just the facts.
We are talking Mercurial intellectual energy combined with Air Sign energy, which is not emotional energy. It′s logical, reasonable, rational, fact-based energy. To get what you want in any of your communications under this energy for the next two weeks, stick to the facts. Don′t try to use emotion to express what you feel and what you want, use a cool detachment that privileges facts and information before making decisions, like Marilyn Monroe who also had Mercury in Gemini.
3. Don′t get stuck on truth.
Sad to say, truth may be hard to come by under Mercury in Gemini, and you may find yourself flipping between two sides of the same coin. If you are in search of information or accuracy in a conversation and find yourself being manipulated by wishy-washy folks or double talkers, it can get frustrating. At the same time, you′ll see a lot of smooth-talkers during this transit that will focus more on charming you than dishing out the truth. Think Tom Cruise types, as he has his Mercury in Gemini. This can drive us bonkers or up a wall and ruin a day very quickly.
You′re going to see a lot of chit chat because it will be very easy to talk to people under this witty and conversational transit. But that doesn′t mean you are going to be seeing a lot of truth come your way. Best to accept that before going into conversations, or you could find yourself beating your head against the wall. Don′t worry, the truth will come eventually.
When all else fails, write. That doesn′t mean the whole world needs to see it. If ever there was a time when venting on paper was the best medication for your soul, this is it. More emotional means of soul work and keeping calm are not going to be the most effective methods for staying sane under this transit. We WILL feel pulled in different directions. We WILL feel like we are being told 200 stories at once. We WILL feel like we can′t organize our thoughts and we will be distracted by literally everything.
So, write. Get it all out. If you′re mad at someone, write them a letter, just don′t send it. This practice is for you, no one else. If you′re trying to find truth, write out the jumbled thoughts in your head. Don′t try and force information on or from anybody. Ground yourself in soothing energy with crystal healing, by tucking a rose quartz or amethyst in your pocket. Journal until the cows come home, or at least until Mercury moves on into Cancer.
If you are feeling restless and antsy and like you don′t know what to do next, stop. Take a big breath. And relax. You are not alone. This is Mercury in Gemini amplifying some of your fears and paranoias. Do not live in them.
Mental Discipline, Focus, Happiness, Optimism & Confidence
Sardonyx is a highly protective stone that embodies a vibration of happiness, optimism and confidence.
It helps to boost your self control and your level of personal power.
This stone creates an excellent grounding action through the earth and base chakras, and brings you back to earth after spiritual work.
It has excellent metaphysical properties that that encourage motivation, willpower, discipline and strength of character.
This makes it a good stone for anyone studying, or if you work in a job where you require mental discipline to focus on the task at hand.
–Where Is It From? Sardonyx Meaning
This stone has been found in a large number of locations including Brazil, India, Germany, Uruguay, Russia and USA, but it is said that the best stone comes from India.
This stone is type of banded or striped Chalcedony, and is a mixture of Onyx and Orange Carnelian. Also known as Sardian Onyx, it may be clearly banded or have a less defined mix of colors.
Sard stones have been in use since the bronze age. Many stones are a similar color to Carnelian except most are a darker orange. Sard stones were named for the ancient Turkish city named Sardis.
The meaning of the name Sardonyx relates to the fact that it is a mixture of Onyx and Sard, a type of Orange Carnelian that was well known in ancient times.
Although many people think of Onyx as being black, as the black Onyx stone is so prevalent, Onyx comes in a variety of colors and commonly in bands.
So while Black Onyx may commonly be seen selling, it occurs in other colors, including white, purple, gray, brown, red, green, yellow and blue.
These crystals may be a mixture of any of these colors, and they may also have the orange color of Carnelian within them.
–How Will It Help You?
White and Green Sardonyx
Sardonyx supports discipline, willpower, motivation and strength of character.
This makes it a good stone for anyone studying, or if you work in a job where you require mental disciple to focus on the task at hand.
This crystal has a very protective vibration and will create a strong grounding action through the earth star chakra and the base or root chakra.
This assists you to return you energetically back to earth after spiritual work.
This is a crystal that stimulates happiness and has a helpful energy to improve your self control, and it embodies an energy of happiness, optimism and confidence.
–Who Should Use It?
This stone was said to have been used as a talisman in Ancient Egypt for protection against evil, as it has a strong level of psychic protection energy.
It has been in use since ancient times, and these days this crystal is known as an August birthstone, and it is on the birthstone list by month.
Banded Sardonyx Stone
It was believed that the presence of Sardonyx created a decrease of crime in its vicinity. One of the ways it was used in ancient times, that is still known to be particularly useful was to grid homes, and you can do this quite easily.
You can choose to grid your whole home or you can just do one room.
Simply place a stone in each corner of your home or the corner of specific rooms where you spend the most time.
You may also like to place one near the windows or doors to strengthen the protective energies, but it takes a while for the energy of this stone to build up, and to work at its highest level.
–What Is It? Why Would You Use It?
This stone is a mixture of Onyx and Carnelian, so it embodies within it the vibrations of these two energies, that meld together to create a new and very helpful stone.
If you have been searching for meaning in your life, using this stone may help you to find the answers to your search.
Multi-colored Striped Sardonyx
Sardonyx has a positive vibration that helps you to attract new friendships and will improve your close relationships.
It is a good stone to aid the thinking processes, as it has a strong vibration within the crown and third eye chakras.
They are helpful when studying to assist you to use and absorb information.
Because it promotes integrity and virtuous behavior, this may assist you to enhance your marriage or close partnership, especially if either partner is losing interest in remaining faithful.
In this is the case, it might you help to put one under your pillow as well as under your partner’s. Having it within your aura for a long period each day, will help you to act decisively, and will bolster your will power and aid you to build character.
They are also helpful to enhance your creativity, and may help writers to write more creatively.
Orange Striped Sardonyx
Sardonyx jewelry is easy to buy, and it’s on the zodiac birthstones list as well.
It is a good idea if you wish to fully benefit from the energy of this crystal to keep a piece of this stone on you all the time.
Their energy will help you to have the courage to deal with problems as they occur, as well as being very protective.
As it is a birthstone for a number of starsigns, you may find that you may be able to buy jewelry made from this stone.
It is a birthstone for Virgo, Aries, Leo and a Taurus birthstone. It may be helpful to wear it if you wish to benefit from the variety of different attributes that its energy stimulates.
–How To Use It
You may use them to do a psychic meditation, when they may stimulate within you the gift of psychic visions, also known as clairvoyant abilities. The stones with white colored inclusions are known to have a strong vibration within the third eye chakra and the crown chakra.
Black and White Sardonyx with a touch of Orange
Stones that contain White Onyx within them are excellent stones to use to use in meditation.
The white onyx within the stone will help you to make contact with the spiritual realms.
But because they are strong spiritual grounding stones they will help you to remain grounded.
They are also advantageous stones to aid back problems and may help to heal the bones, and they may also assist you to regulate the flow of fluid in the body.
If you have been suffering from grief, sadness or are stressed by life circumstances, using this stone is one of the ways to ease stress.
They may help you to let go of stress, and assist you to release anxiety and depression.
They are excellent healing stones with excellent metaphysical properties that are very helpful if you have allergies, and need to strengthen your immune system.
Sardonyx stone is easy to buy, and they are known to aid the prevention of bronchitis and other respiratory infections, as they will help to heal the lungs.
“The vision must be followed by the venture. It is not enough to stare up the steps, we must step up the stairs.” Vance Havner.
–Combining It With Other Stones
This stone combines well with both Onyx and Carnelian stones, to strengthen their attributes. If you use them with Yellow Apatite or Sunstones this will bolster your mental clarity as well.
It is a strong psychic protection stone, and it may be helpful to use it with any of the high crystal energy stones when doing spiritual journeys.
They can help to prevent problems caused by visits to the higher realms and at the same time may reinforce the action of the other stones.
They combine well with sacral chakra stones to enhance your creativity, and they work particularly well with Anyolite.
You may also use them with Zincite, Sunstones, Dravite also known as Brown Tourmaline, Chrysanthemum Stone or Cinnabar.
They can be combined with any stones that aid psychic visions and are excellent used to do a crystal meditation, as they have a good level of spiritual grounding.
Combined with Fire Agate they are powerful to aid protection.
To boost your will power, combine them with solar plexus stones, such as Orange Carnelian, Preseli Bluestone, Libyan Desert Glass, also known as Libyan Gold Tektite, Iron Pyrite, Hematite and Pietersite.
The Wheel of Fortune arriving in your Tarot is a reminder that the planet of luck Jupiter is on your side. The Wheel of Fortune also has symbolism rich in the Fixed Signs of the zodiac. So you may also get a message pertaining one of the Fixed Signs, Scorpio, Leo, Aquarius, or Taurus. When the Wheel of Fortune arrives in your day, it is a very optimistic wave of Jupiter’s magic wand. It is always a good omen to see the Wheel of Fortune, as your luck is truly taking a turn, and in the most positive and beneficial way. All of your karma is coming back to you, and you can expect good rewards when the Wheel of Fortune arrives. This is not something that you have to do, and no action is required on your part. Rather, this is something that is happening to you, or an external event that changes things in your favor. And expect things to happen quickly when it does!
When you see the Wheel of Fortune arrive in your reading, know that you are being offered a message of karmic hope, and things are about to take a turn. Here we have the famous wheel of fortune, symbolized by the fixed signs of the zodiac (Taurus, Scorpio, Leo, and Aquarius), spinning in your favor. This card is denoted by the number 10, which in the Tarot represents a completed cycle. Destiny and karma are turning in your favor when the Wheel of Fortune arrives. Expect some information of good luck to come your way, and for the forces of nature to finally turn in your favor. This is not an action card. But rather, the message of this card is that to just…wait for it. Your karmic reward is well on its way.