Buckle Up… It’s Gemini!

May 18, 2023
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Astrology, Motivation


The beginning of the month of Gemini should come with the same disclaimer you hear at the beginning of a thrill ride: “Fasten your seatbelt and keep your hands and arms inside the car!” The energy of this month is fast, intentional, and forward-moving, and we can ride this energy to achieve pretty much anything we set our minds to doing!

A little about those born under this sign (with two Gemini daughters and a part-Gemini husband, I have a bit of experience in this department!): Those born under this sign are quick-thinking, fast-talking, whip-smart, and charmingly persuasive. They have a penchant for deep learning, humor, efficiency, and novelty. So how does this affect the rest of us? While under the influence of this cosmic window, we may all feel our minds buzzing in exciting new ways!

Gemini (Sivan in Hebrew) is represented by “the twins,” which often epitomizes the sign’s duality. While most Geminis love sharing ideas, knowledge, creativity, and inspiration, they can also be withholding, condescending, and reactive. Also, while the flexible-minded Gemini can see both sides of an issue or argument with remarkable clarity, they may not know which side they actually believe. Such are the challenges and the gifts of the month of Gemini.

Gemini is ruled by Mercury, the fastest planet in our solar system–traveling at 140,000 miles per hour and completing a full trip around the sun in just 88 Earth days! Therefore (and not coincidentally), one of the gifts of the month is ease in movement! We can finally shake loose and create movement in areas of our lives that have felt stuck. And whether we make professional, personal, or creative moves, it is always the spiritual movement that propels all the rest.

The movement inherent in Gemini forces us out of any inertia and helps direct us to our purpose by revealing where we are on our path—and how much further we have to go. This is an ideal time to take a close look at every important area of your life and ask:

Where do I feel stuck in my current situation?

Where would I like to be in my job/relationship/personal life?

What is the grander vision I hold for my life? What does my “ideal world” look like, and what needs to change in order to manifest it?

And once we clarify our vision, we can lay out specific plans and tap into that Gemini momentum to get things rolling at record speed. The most important thing to remember (in light of that duality) is how important it is to keep the train moving forward, not backward! Because those “best-laid plans” this month will always carry the risk of being sidelined or abandoned when life gets busy or those inevitable hurdles arise. The coast may look clear now, but most every forecast will eventually include a rain shower–if not a full-out storm. So we’ve got to prepare for the weather, keep our focus, and commit to staying on course.

That’s where the spiritual movement comes into play. As author and systems scientist Peter Senge noted, “People don’t resist change, they resist being changed.” Change is an internal, not external, endeavor! The world around us will always change… however, the Light of the Creator is a constant. So as we experience change and movement that may shake up our world and tempt us to abandon the progress we make, we can remember to stay connected to the Light.

The bottom line? We’re all getting a dose of warp speed this month. As Gemini rushes in, we can get carried away, both figuratively and literally–but staying on track is easier than you may think. Even if you find yourself whipping around a corner and feeling a little queasy, you can rest assured that it will all eventually slow down–but that doesn’t mean your dreams have to!

Because, as kabbalah teaches, the process is the purpose. So whatever the speed, what’s most important is how we’re growing, versus where we’re going.



Berg, Monica. Past Blogs:

Gemini: Get Moving! JUNE 7, 2016

Gemini: Spiritual Movement. MAY 14, 2015

Gemini: Stay the Course. MAY 17, 2018

Gemini: How to Boil Water. MAY 21, 2020

Brow, Tracy Ph.D. “Successful Change Management: 6 Surprising Reasons People Resist Change And How To Motivate Them To Embrace It Instead.” Forbes Magazine. 16 February 2020.


  1. Julie Gipson : May 21, 2023 at 1:53 pm

    Thank you for sharing this informational article

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