Gemini Sun, Cancer Moon : “Love Language”

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In a birth chart of an individual, when a Gemini Sun is blended with a Cancer Moon, the type of fuel which contains diversity of thought, versatility and the navigation of duality meets the personality’s need for emotional and domestic security.
The essential stimulus which propels this person is one of constant mental stimulation and the rapid exchange of ideas.
This placement suggests that one needs to be kept “on their toes” and exposed to a consistently “fresh”, youthful and elastic outlook in their intellectual life. To be able to circulate freely as air does in open spaces is essential for the optimization of one’s life force.
The Cancer Moon, reflects the Gemini Sun’s light in the form of  a personality whose path to ultimate emotional fulfillment consists of forging intimate connections with others and solidifying bonds which will allow them the opportunity to nurture and be nurtured by others.
It’s a rare occasion that you find anything which feeds a Cancer Moon individual more than to be able to foster and support the growth of others. Not only does this warm and empathetic contribution towards sustaining development assist the person on the receiving end of the equation, it also provides a sense of security to the giver.

 

When combined, The Gemini Sun and Cancer Moon is a powerful blend of language and feeling. The potential with this combination is to fluently speak the language of the heart. To be an emotional wordsmith. Finding just the right thing to say at the appropriate time.To verbally illustrate depth of connection.

This suggests the type of individual who could be writing cards for hallmark. Someone who’s able to capitalize on their poetic expression of intimate sentiments.

The Moon in Cancer, with it’s qualities of absorption is highly attuned to the emotional stimuli contained within its environment while the Gemini Sun offers the analysis of such feelings through the clever wit and poignant observation via speech and writing. This synthesis allows one to feel a sense of relevance and importance in their own life as well as the lives of others.

When operating dysfunctionally, this sun-moon blend can suggest the scattering of emotional resources. Someone who is trying to be everywhere and nowhere at the same time; simultaneously desiring to move in one-hundred different directions and stay firmly implanted within a shell.
Astrologer Steven Arroyo writes:

“Those who are confidently centered in themselves and emotionally tranquil and content can be superbly attuned to others’ feelings and emotional needs. On the other hand, those who are at the mercy of their own moods and depressive feelings cannot rely on their intuition being accurate since often, they have lost a sense of “objective reality.”

When this sun-moon blend operates at an optimum level, the Gemini Sun assists in providing clarity for the emotional perceptions of the Cancer Moon. It could be compared to a faculty which translates the heart’s language into a dialect which can easily be comprehended.

For those who have this placement, your theme song is “Love Language” by Talib Kweli and DJ Hi-Tek featuring Les Nubians. You can listen here:

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Astrological Knowledge is an Opportunity

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A couple days ago, I was explaining to someone how my Astrological philosophy centered more around the holistic conception of the person, and the birth chart being more of a identifier of human potential as opposed to being a fixed and static entity .

In exploring Astrological symbolism, it’s important to remember that we have choices. We’re NOT our birth chart so to speak. There’s our birth chart and then there’s the reality inside and outside of us.

Hopefully, the Astrology that’s being presented to the public at large will emphasize the vast array of alternatives we have rather than promote the message that we’re hopelessly and inextricably bound to the mercy of a planet.

In my view, learning about the contents of your birth chart is a grand opportunity to accelerate your growth. Some of this may feel good, and some of this won’t.  While I’m inclined toward optimism, I also would like to think that I have a firm grip on reality and the challenges (and sometimes pitfalls) which can be ever present in our lives.

However, despite the problems that we face, we have the chance to work with what we have and make the best we possible can out of the situation.  I think, during tough times, it’s even more important that we remind ourselves of this fact.

Just because we may know all of our placements, our current transits, etc… doesn’t mean that we won’t face strain and strife.  In addition, it needs to be said that some of these periods of trials could last weeks, months or even years.

In this event, our ability to respond is EVERYTHING, and having a solid grip on our charts and the courage to view them through a developmental lens are part of our arsenal for responding in a way which empowers us to sustain ourselves, irrespective of the climate that we happen to be in at that time.

Astrological Knowledge is an opportunity.

 

The 1st/7th House Axis in Astrology, & Intimate Partnerships: Separately Together

In M. Scott Peck’s classic book “The Road Less Traveled”, the author emphasizes some very significant points regarding the definition of genuine love within the context of relationships. 

Peck states that a major characteristic in relationships that are truly loving and intimate, is the ability to make the distinction between yourself and the other person.

Although the act of coming together and being a part of each other’s spiritual reality is paramount, the individual identity of the two separate people must always be preserved if the partnership is going to be truly healthy.

Additionally, “the genuine lover always respects and even encourages this separateness and the unique individuality of the beloved. Failure to perceive and respect this separateness is extremely common however, and the cause of much mental illness and unnecessary suffering.”

Many intimate relationships begin with two people becoming mutually captivated with each other’s personalities. They’re both extremely attracted to  and excited about what each other represents.

However, the erroneous assumptions and miscalculations creep in when one, or both partners advocate for the union to dissolve or severely minimize their individual identities. 

It’s as if the parties involved are now asking the person they said they were madly and deeply attracted to, to relinquish their sense of self in favor of a composite identity represented by “we”.

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While it is certainly logical that a shift will naturally occur just because of the nuances of being partnered, the pressing question is if the destiny of the dynamic of couple hood has now exceeded that of individual purpose.

I quote again from Peck:

“In it’s most extreme form, the failure to perceive the separateness of the other is called narcissism. Frankly narcissistic individuals are actually unable to perceive their children, spouses or friends as being separate from themselves on an emotional level.”

Astrologically speaking, these challenges and dilemmas are “at home” in the 1st and 7th houses, which oppose, yet compliment one another.

Simply defined, the 1st house represents “us” and our identitieswhat we wish to project out into the world both physically and energetically.

The 7th house symbolizes “them” the “other” in our lives: spouses, boyfriends, girlfriends, business partners and anyone whom we may deal with on a one to one basis. 

Along with other chart factors, these two houses, and the planets contained therein, contribute to the ongoing story of who we’re becoming, who we attract into our lives and the type of dynamics that need to exist in our partnerships.

We need not view the 1st/7th house axis as antagonistic, rather it would be in our best interest to ask more questions about what we see here.

What are my true relationship needs? What is my individual life purpose? How does my sense of self contribute to a collective destiny? Am I able to freely express and assert my identity within a relationship? In what ways is my partner different from me? Do I honor those differences? Does my partner respect my individuality?

The inability to come to terms with separateness in relationships can have a detrimental effect, as it can cause the once lively buoyant partnership to disintegrate into mundane numbness.  This phenomena is not only directed toward marriages and the like, but friendships, co-worker relationships and family as well. 

It’s vital that we examine OUR life purposes within a relationship as they pertain to US. That we avoid the age old mistake of placing the destinies and life tasks of others, no matter how close we may be to them, inside our own psychological framework.

Let’s remember that even though we may be “partnered” with another person, we both came to this earth with an individual mission to accomplish independent of the union.

Because two individuals unite, in no way does this mean that their personal work is done. It’s imperative that both people participate in experiences outside of the relationship realm in order to foster not only their sense of self, but also the growth of the entire partnership. 

Intimate relationships require time, energy and mutual sacrifice. However, let us consider a portion of the time invested as a solid foundation, or a directional queue toward our individual spiritual work on this earth, with this ultimate goal:

To honor our identities by fully participating in the experiences we need to fulfill our individual life purposes, while expending the effort and respecting the contributions needed to help an intimate partnership develop, thrive and ultimately flourish.
                                                                                                                                          
Reference : “The Road Less Traveled: A New Psychology of Love, Traditional Values and Spiritual Growth” by M. Scott Peck  

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Libra Sun, Sagittarius Moon

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The combination of a Libra Sun and Sagittarius Moon suggests that your utmost aspirations and emotional needs center around learning valuable lessons from interpersonal and intimate relationships.

You may find that you have traveled far and wide, either mentally, or physically to discover the meaning behind why you’ve been “linked” to others.

You’re fueled by the dynamic between how you see yourself and society’s view of you. While you ultimately seek to be a beacon of light for harmony and peaceful interaction, your heart’s desire is to have your life philosophies taken seriously and your opinions respected.

It’s essential that you undertake an exploration of how all of the pieces fit together in the jigsaw puzzle that’s your existence. You need to ponder deeply and ask the questions which bring you closer to understanding or explaining the order of your micro universe as well as the larger one. You could even go as far as to say you’re fulfilled by fusing the two.

It nourishes you to find a certain synchronicity in your triumphs as well as your mistakes. Doing that helps you to be all the better. Part of your life’s quest is to smooth and refine your inherent wisdom with the humility and awareness that we’re all in this world together. Additionally, you’re here to expand your emotional parameters, giving way to a broader range of expression which ultimately leads to a greater sense of freedom.

Be aware that it’s to your detriment to become too immersed in the opinions of other people as a focal navigational strategy for your life. To consider is one thing, but to allow yourself to be driven or controlled by the words, limitations or fears of others can restrict your vision and put clamps on your philosophical framework.