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Practical Influences ~ Gemini

When the Moon enters a zodiac sign it adds instinctive reaction, unconscious predestination, sensitivity, emotions, intuition, imagination and emotional depth to influences that are at play; when the Sun enters a zodiac sign it adds vitality, individuality, will-power, creative energy and inspirational action to the influences at play; both affect the energy of our daily lives. Being mindful and calling upon these influences as well as utilising materials associated with them during these phases, will bring you closer to understanding your alchemical journey.

Ruler ~ Mercury

We see the crescent opening upward, a gesture of receptivity. This physical attribute of the Mercury symbol certainly falls in-line with the symbolic personality of this planet, as Mercury is the planet of open-mindedness, new ideas and intelligence. The circle speaks to us of formulating whole concepts, making ideas real and substantial. The visual journey of the Mercury symbol ends at an equal-armed cross. This is the final stage of solidification of thought. This indicates our thoughts have become manifest in the material world. Mercury rules communication, intellect, awareness, logic, reasoning, our manner of thinking, and how we create and express our thought processes.

Element ~ Air

Air is the manifestation of movement, freshness, communication and of the intelligence. Air is the power of the mind, the force of intellect, inspiration, imagination. It is ideas, knowledge, dreams and wishes. Air is the element of new life and new possibilities.

Quality ~ Mutable 

Mutable qualities are about changes to go with the energy flow. Being adaptable and flexible and able to change expression to whatever a situation requires; Mutable denotes versatility.

Body associations ~

  • Hands
  • Fingers
  • Arms
  • Shoulders
  • Upper Ribs
  • Lungs
  • Nervous system

Notice if there is any tension in your lungs circulatory system. Our heart is balancing in nature; it is the meeting point of the emotional and intellectual self. Are you in touch with yourself and others in a balanced manner allowing love, consideration and compassion to flow freely or are you sometimes possessive, conditional and inconsiderate with your feelings leaving you feeling dependant, unworthy and fearing rejection?

Incense/Essential oil ~

  • Vetivert
  • Anise
  • Coriander
  • Lavender
  • Bergamot
  • Wormwood

Colours ~

  • Yellow
  • Light Blue
  • Mixed Colours
  • Turquiose

Stones ~

  • Agate
  • Chrysoprase
  • Citrine
  • Moonstone
  • Pearl
  • White Sapphire
  • Tigers Eye
  • Emerald

Foods ~

Concentrate on foods for the lungs and nervous system.

  • Tomatoes
  • Spinach
  • Green beans
  • Oranges
  • Celery
  • Plums
  • Apricot
  • Carrots
  • Cauliflower
  • Coconut
  • Wheat germ

Metal ~

  • Quick silver

Fauna ~

  • Mouse
  • Snake
  • Swallow
  • Many-coloured Birds

Flora ~

  • Finely branched plants with thin trees
  • Gardenia
  • Lily of the valley
  • Lavender
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