Gemini (May 21 – Jun 20)

Symbol – The Twins
Ruling Planet – Mercury
Element – Air
Keywords – I Think
Key Notes – Adaptable & Versatile
Power Color – Violet

Thinking and communication
Adaptable and versatile
Communicative and witty
Intellectual and eloquent
Youthful and lively

Medical Astrology
Gemini rules the arms, lungs, shoulders, hands, nervous system, and brain.

Gemstone Affinities
Multi-tasking Gemini has a natural adroitness that’s enhanced by Charoite, bringing clarity and an awareness of what they create. This stone stimulates precise, analytic attention to detail, while at the same time it helps one to remain focused during chaotic situations. Amethyst calms and soothes the emotions and attunes Gemini to truth. Restless Gemini can be prone to nervous tension and Sugilite empowers the user to discover the unique gifts they’ve brought into this world, and provides an antidote to mental stress. 

The Moon of Flowering (May 21 – Jun 20)
This period is one of creativity and perspective. This is the time to extend your perceptions beyond your senses and explore intuition. The influence is one of expansion.

Air Element
Gemini is an air element—intelligent, communicative, sociable, versatile, and unpredictable. They bring intellect and a strong ability to communicate.

Energetic, friendly, and playful, talkative air signs may well be described as “Chatty Cathy.” Air shapes ideas. This is the world of intellectual perception and logical thought. Air is the element of discernment and analysis, of comment and dissection. It’s the mental element that thinks things through, but also has bright flashes of intuition. The air element is inventive and full of new ideas. Air signs need to express themselves, for this is the element of communication.

A Mutable Sign
Gemini is an energetic, charismatic, communicative, witty, and individual with a child-like fascination with the world and with new experiences.

Zodiac Compatibility
Gemini in any relationship is smart, witty, fast, and fun, but they’re most compatible with Aries, Leo, and Sagittarius.

Famous Gemini’s
John F. Kennedy (May 29), Marilyn Monroe (Jun 1), and Morgan Freeman (Jun 1).

Do you have any Gemini’s in your life?

Listen with your heart,

Laurie Buchanan

Whatever you are not changing, you are choosing.”
                — Laurie Buchanan and our Facebook page

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The Law of Gross Tonnage

The Law of Gross Tonnage

The law of gross tonnage is usually thought of in terms of the maritime world—an unwritten, yet accepted nautical law that has everything to do with common sense: “If it’s bigger than you are, get out of the way.”

As bicyclists we, too, have this law. Together my bike and I weigh well-less than 200 pounds. A car—even a small one—weighs a heck of a lot more! In the state of Illinois it’s a law that vehicles passing a cyclist must give them at least 3 feet of space.

It’s a nice law to have on the books, but in our real-life experience, sometimes we’re lucky if we get 3 inches. But when push comes to shove, regardless of the written law, the unwritten, yet accepted law of bicyclists dictates, “If it’s bigger than you are, get out of the way.”

“Life is like riding a bicycle. To keep your balance you must keep moving.”
Albert Einstein

“Life is like a ten speed bicycle. Most of us have gears we never use.”
Charles M. Schulz

“Whenever I see an adult on a bicycle, I have hope for the human race.”
H.G. Wells

“I thought of that while riding my bicycle.”
Albert Einstein on the theory of relativity

“Nothing compares to the simple pleasure of riding a bike.”
John F. Kennedy

“Chasing records doesn’t keep me on my bike. Happiness does.”
Lance Armstrong after his third Tour de France victory

“Melancholy is incompatible with bicycling.”
James E. Starrs (sometimes referred to as the father of Indiana Jones)

Wasps don’t adhere to the law of gross tonnage. Even though we weigh thousands of times more than they do, they’ll still chase a bicyclist down and sting him right through his glove!

Wasps Don't Adhere to the Law of Gross Tonnage

Listen with your heart,

Laurie Buchanan

Whatever you are not changing, you are choosing.”
               – Laurie Buchanan
Copyright © 2010 Laurie Buchanan — All Rights Reserved.