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

© 2011 Laurie Buchanan – All Rights Reserved

Some Like It Hot!

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Coming to you (almost) live from Coronado Island in southern California…

Hotel del Coronado
Built in 1888, the Hotel del Coronado was the largest luxury hotel in the world and the very first hotel to use electrical lighting. A grand dame, she still holds her head high with the best of them.

Some Like It Hot
The Hotel Del has been featured in many books and movies, but perhaps the most well known movie was the 1959 comedy with Marilyn Monroe, Tony Curtis, and Jack Lemmon. “Some Like It Hot” ended up being the largest money-making comedy up to 1959.

Coronado Bridge
Coronado Island is linked to San Diego by a 2.1 mile long bridge that spans San Diego Bay. Construction on the San Diego-Coronado Bay Bridge started in February 1967 and was opened to traffic in August 1969. Beautiful in the daytime, the bridge is stunning in the evening.

The drive to and from Coronado over this impressive structure—along with the many photographs that I took—triggered thoughts about the use of the word “bridge” as a metaphor. In turn, this line of thinking stirred the pot and bubbled up bridging disciplines—something I use when Life Coaching.

Back in the day a bridge was a singular tool that got us from Point A to Point B—metaphorically speaking and otherwise. In today’s complex world many people move at the speed of technology: turbo-charged in the fast lane, while multi-tasking both personal and professional lives. We’re not limited to a single way of accomplishing something or arriving at a particular destination. Rather, we have a wide brushstroke of options to choose from.

Sadly, when I was researching the length of the Coronado Bridge for this post, I also learned that it’s the third deadliest suicide bridge in the United States—trailing only the Golden Gate Bridge in San Francisco, and the Aurora Bridge in Seattle. That information served as an excellent reminder to shift gears and slow down. It’s time once again to put one’s shoulders down and intentionally focus on the breath—inhale, hold, exhale, hold. It’s time to simply be.

Metaphorically speaking, what gets you from Point A to Point B?

 Listen with your heart,

Laurie Buchanan

Whatever you are not changing, you are choosing.”
               – Laurie Buchanan

© 2011 Laurie Buchanan – All Rights Reserved