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Get Ready for Cosmic Chaos — Gemini Season Is Here

How to harness that buzzing air-sign energy and connect with the creatures who share your space.

by Alea Erika
May 24, 2022
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Collage: morysetta

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Look outside: Nature is flirting with itself, and Azealia Banks is back on Twitter. Welcome to Gemini season! Why not celebrate by drinking three espressos, opening 1,000 tabs on your Internet browser, and becoming an expert on an obscure TikTok phenomenon? 

Bursting free from the stubborn stability of Taurus season, the mutable air sign Gemini is the transition between Spring and Summer, gathering and dispersing information like bees pollinating flowers. It opens the floodgates of change, charged with a desire to chase curiosity no matter where it takes us — the sacred, the profane, and everything in between. The cosmic trickster Mercury returns again towards the end of Gemini season, impacting your communication style, like how you share thoughts or your cadence of speech. The sign is hyper-verbal, manifesting as urgent and rapid-fire. 

Prince, a Gemini, once confessed to Oprah, “There are two people inside of me.” He embodied the sign’s dual nature, as well as the youthful, androgynous trickster god Mercury. Baffling fans and critics, the artist even changed his name to an unpronounceable symbol which blended the male/female gender signs, in response to a label dispute. His most enduring love seemed to be for his two doves, Majesty and Divinity. They reportedly fell silent after his death in 2016.

But arguably, Gemini’s most mercurial bard remains Bob Dylan, who has had an eclectic stable of dogs since the ’60. They frequently pop up in his lyrics, and occasionally in his songs’ sonic landscapes. After dreaming of Dylan and his canines, Patti Smith (a Capricorn) penned the poem, “Dog Dream.” * It begins, “Have you seen / Dylan’s dog / It got wings / It can fly / If you speak / Of it to him…” If you’re a believer, both Dylan’s winged dog and Prince’s doves are surrogates of the flying god, Mercury.

Alanis Morissette embodies her sign’s radical frankness. (She, like fellow Geminis Mary Kate and Ashley Olsen, is also a twin.) Her confessional songwriting on Jagged Little Pill viscerally translated the female rage to a mainstream audience in the ’90s. A dog lover despite her allergies, Alanis has written about her telepathic connection with Boogs, her late dog, who accompanies her to interviews. The links between communication and animal connections are often common to Geminis: As Marilyn Monroe (another Gemini) said, when asked about her love for animals, “If you talk to a dog or a cat, it doesn't tell you to shut up.” 

Yes, verbal communication is essential to Geminis. But the shadow side of the sign inhabits a realm of narrative and truth that is in a state of eternal flux. So the challenge is cultivating spaces of depth and consistency amid a shifting landscape of information and experiences.

Boredom is anathema to a Gemini. If you or your pet are born with the sun in this sign, then mental stimulation, variety, and fun are key to your happiness. You (and your pet) love trips in the car, new walking routes, music, and socializing. Gemini pets, in particular, tend to be highly expressive, and enjoy being around other people or animals. 

Be aware that all the energy in the air this month can be a little destabilizing. While there may be a temptation to change everything up, eating regular meals and sleeping on a schedule can help if you are feeling anxious or struggling to focus. As pet owners, be aware of how your state of mind can affect the creatures, both human and animal, who share your space. 

* Source: Substack

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Alea Erika

Alea is an astrologer, DJ, and writer from New Zealand who is currently based in Portland, OR. Her music shows and interviews can be found on NTS Radio at Lucifer Over Los Angeles, and her writing is featured in Butch is Not a Dirty Word and The Spinoff among others.