Mercury enters Gemini
11th PDT 3:27 / 11th AEST 20:27
Mercury enters Gemini, its domicile, today, emphasizing the transmission of messages, glorifying humor, wit, and trivia. During its swift two-week sprint through the sign of the twins, the main question we should be asking ourselves is this: what makes one a good communicator? Often, it’s not an affinity for getting deep or dredging up baggage. Grievances can be talked to death, arguments hashed and rehashed, promises made but swiftly broken. After all, it’s actions that count at the end of the day.
Rather, the first step in being a good communicator is a willingness to show up. Showing up doesn’t have to be hard or scary. Showing up concedes a curiosity for what an interaction COULD be instead of preemptively anticipating what it WILL be. When we show up curious, we create space to be surprised.
The problem is, we’ve had a lot of conversations in our lives. And by now, we’re a bit weary. They don’t always go well. We don’t always walk away feeling understood. The ego will do what it can to shield itself from scrutiny. So we talk, but we’re less present. We engage, but our guard is up.
The gift of Mercury in Gemini is that it removes the weight from exchanges. Talk can be small. Statements can be silly. Conversations don’t have to be serious. We can project our anxieties onto hypothetical encounters all day long, but this is a period where we become more cognizant of how much energy we waste lingering in anticipation instead of entering into mutually receptive participation.
After all, what do we gain from being aloof? This might create some semblance of mystery or allure, but it is just that: a semblance, a facade. When we avoid meetings of the mind, what we’re really doing is refusing to face our own internal workings. Transparent communication with others is an admission of a comfort level within our selves.
Mercury in Gemini might be known for gratuitous gab, speaking before thinking, word vomit, but there is something endearing in those moments of excited connection when we forget about pretense, about keeping up appearances. These moments are real. And when we are in them, we are NOT cool. We are unpolished. We are accessible.
The truth of ourselves lies in the rough cuts, the blooper reals, the preliminary sketches. Our strange sense of humor. Our goofy tastes, preferences, and interests. The uncensored aspects of our personalities. By showing up, in progress, we discover ourselves, and others get to discover us too.
Written by Nyssa Grazda