Category Archives: Gemini

Gemini 30 ~ “To think that I thought it through.”


“To think that I thought it through.”

The Span of Restlessness

Phase 90

Air Element

Dr. Marc Edmund Jones provides the official meaning of this Sabian symbol in his work, The Sabian Symbols in Astrology:

Gemini 30° Bathing beauties

This is a symbol of human excellence on the side of purely natural endowment, and of the soul as wholly inadequate except as it is able to meet some need of everyday experience with the elements inherent in its make-up and so free from any or all responsibility to anything other than itself. Here individuality gains a needed assurance through the phases of its being which prove immune from change or loss. A person becomes himself as he is able thus to stand radiant and reliant among the total of his fellows.

The keyword is CHARM

When positive, the degree is a special capacity for bringing the familiar desires and interests to an enduring representation of worthiness, and when negative, regression to childish vanities.

The formula is: manipulating-practical-ingenious-generalizing-spiritual-inspired.

Jekyll & Hyde – This is the Moment

“Fear can turn to love. You’ll learn to see, to find the man behind the monster, this… repulsive carcass who seems a beast but secretly dreams of beauty secretly… secretly.” Phantom of the Opera

“To think I thought it through.” Saijin

Image: The Phantom of the Opera

Gemini 29 ~ “Deal with what’s in front of you.”


“Deal with what’s in front of you.”

The Span of Restlessness

Phase 89

Air Element

Dr. Marc Edmund Jones provides the official meaning of this Sabian symbol in his work, The Sabian Symbols in Astrology:

Gemini 29° The first mockingbird in spring

This is a symbol of the contribution of aesthetic experience to the strengthening of self at core, given emphasis by the skill in imitation through which any vicarious participation in life is enhanced. Here man’s aspiration becomes articulate far in advance of his self-refinement, and as a result the promise in his given case may be manifest in achievements of which he would be quite incapable in normal course. At the least he is called to attempt a self-revelation which will add real stature to his role in everyday living.

The keyword is QUICKENING

When positive, the degree is consistent stimulation to others in all human affairs, and when negative, annoying self-assertiveness.

The formula is: manipulating-practical-ingenious-generalizing-spiritual-responsible.

Sturgill Simpson ~ Turtles All the Way Down

Immortal Quickening: The One in the Many and the Many in the One

We’ve got our little mockingbird sitting next to a pinecone to show just how much is going on in that little head of his to be able to imitate so many sounds! This particular symbolism represents the capacity we have to interact with many different ones—to speak their “language”, to communicate to others in ways they will understand best, to not get so stuck in just one way of being. It’s an ability we can continually develop as we expand our social environments.

The mockingbird can also symbolize annoying behaviors, such as the erudite one, he who seems to know everything and never stops chirping about it in order to let others have a chance to speak.

Regardless of the objective perception, our little mockingbird is a little brainiack! What about us?

I think in this regard, we need to consider our own brain and how it works. Let’s go for the gusto and look at the pineal gland, which is historically symbolized by the pinecone in nature. Here is a wonderful resource to read through or to at least bookmark and study later:
Here’s another resource, which I was just given the link to today: “The Human Brain Can Create Structures in Up to 11 Dimensions. In it, Signe Dean reports, “We found a world that we had never imagined.” Read More:

Study? What? Well, I don’t know! How did the little mockingbird come to be able to imitate so many sounds? Was he born with those sounds just spewing forth? Did she listen and learn? Did he practice over and over again? I don’t know, quite frankly.
But, as a human, I know that if I’m going to be able to provide such a variety of “noises” to be able to communicate with a variety of other human beings, then I’m going to have to study. So, when it comes to the brain’s abilities, I suggest starting with the two links above to wet your whistle!

“Deal with what’s in front of you.” Saijin

Image credit: Mockingbird and Pinecone

Gemini 28 ~ “Clean slate. Now, begin again.”


“Clean slate. Now, begin again.”

The Span of Restlessness

Phase 88

Air Element

Dr. Marc Edmund Jones provides the official meaning of this Sabian symbol in his work, The Sabian Symbols in Astrology:

Gemini 28° A man declared bankrupt

This is a symbol of the eternal individuality of the human spirit, able to enter new paths of opportunity and thereupon achieve a further self-refinement whenever its particular involvements in everyday affairs have come to some point of futility. Implicit in the reversed symbolism is the realization of the ultimate transiency of both the rewards and penalties in life, and of the unreality of consequences if ever taken as other than a convenient converging of relationships.

The keyword is DELIVERANCE

When positive, the degree is an effective and over-all resourcefulness in even the worst of situations, and when negative, a willingness to dodge every responsibility and betray the very core of self.

The formula is: manipulating-practical-ingenious-generalizing-spiritual-receptive.

“Clean slate. Now, begin again.” Saijin

Jane Siberry & KD Lang – Calling All Angels

“I saw the angel in the marble and carved until I set him free.” Michelangelo

Try, try again. Never give up. Today a man is bankrupt, but this is “Deliverance”—a chance to wipe the slate clean, where society offers the individual another chance at life, at success. Here is the responsibility of both society and the individual to say to one another, you have not failed, you’ve but discovered another way that does not lead to the success which you desire and which we know you are capable of achieving. Never give up! Keep on trying until you get it right!

“Clean slate. Now, begin again.” Saijin

Image: “Crouching Boy”, like many of the other popular renaissance sculptures, is made from white marble. Michelangelo took from 1530 to 1534 to perfect his work of classic Italian Renaissance art. The statue today is currently located in the Hermitage Museum, Saint Petersburg. Michelangelo’s sculpture, Crouching Boy, remains significant to the Italian Renaissance because of its rich image that mirrors the techniques and ideas of Michelangelo’s time. … The figure fits every description of renaissance human form like “godly perfection”, different facial expressions, perspective, and most obviously, anatomy. Uncharacteristically, the statue does not show a clear religious background. Read more:

Gemini 27 ~ “By Invitation Only.”

“By Invitation Only.”

The Span of Restlessness

Phase 87

Air Element

Dr. Marc Edmund Jones provides the official meaning of this Sabian symbol in his work, The Sabian Symbols in Astrology:

Gemini 27° A gypsy coming out of the forest

This is a symbol of human enthusiasm or of self-consciousness mobilized in a freshness or naivete of self-realization and dramatized by an irresistible desire for success and recognition in an every day world. Here are the enlarged horizons which follow from the individual’s faith in his own potentialities and his willingness to draw on them prodigally and in generous co-operation with his fellows. Man thus finds the resources of all nature available for his exploitation.

The keyword is EXPENDITURE

When positive, the degree is self-release through a joy in the accomplishments of the moment, and when negative, complete disinclination to enter into the ordinary relationships of society.

The formula is: manipulating-practical-ingenious-generalizing-spiritual-sensitive.

Elvis Presley ~ My Way

“I have the advantage of knowing your habits, my dear Watson,” said he. …

“Excellent!” I cried.

“Elementary,” said he. “It is one of those instances where the reasoner can produce an effect which seems remarkable to his neighbour, because the latter has missed the one little point which is the basis of the deduction. The same may be said, my dear fellow, for the effect of some of these little sketches of yours, which is entirely meretricious, depending as it does upon your retaining in your own hands some factors in the problem which are never imparted to the reader.” The Memoirs of Sherlock Holmes (1893) “The Crooked Man”

“By Invitation Only.” Saijin

Image: Sherlock Holmes solves the case of the meretricious gypsy rose… “Come out, come out wherever you are!”

Gemini 26 ~ “Come in for a closer look.”


“Come in for a closer look.”

The Span of Restlessness

Phase 86

Air Element

Dr. Marc Edmund Jones provides the official meaning of this Sabian symbol in his work, The Sabian Symbols in Astrology:

Gemini 26° Winter frost in the woods

This is a symbol of the cosmic significance in any momentary cancellation of the more immediate interests and private concerns, and the emphasis is on the supremacy of the needs and powers of nature over the aspirations and conveniences of man. Implicit in the static symbolism is the call for a reorientation in the individual’s point of view, and for some further discovery of the self’s potentials. Normal life is brought to a point of sharp suspension so that the larger magic may be manifest.

The keyword is SPLENDOR

When positive, the degree is the creative transformation by which older cycles give way to newer ones, and when negative, a reduction of the useless to a total annihilation.

The formula is: manipulating-practical-ingenious-generalizing-spiritual-experimental.

Stopping By Woods on a Snowy Evening

“Some twenty thousand feet it fell, twirling lazily out of the wintry night sky over my farm near Front Royal, Virginia. It landed at last on a piece of black velvet in my hand—a perfect crystal of snow. But there was no time for watching. Unless I acted quickly, it would melt before my eyes.” Robert Sisson, A closer look here:

“Come in for a closer look.” Saijin

Image: The Color of Snow

Gemini 25 ~ “Ever seeking betterment.”


“Ever seeking betterment.”

The Span of Restlessness

Phase 85

Air Element

Dr. Marc Edmund Jones provides the official meaning of this Sabian symbol in his work, The Sabian Symbols in Astrology:

Gemini 25° A man trimming palms

This is a symbol of the pride in effort by which man seeks to leave his immortal stamp on the world around him. There is here the bending of all natural resources to the will of the individual, and an enlistment of every beauty and capacity of nature for a continuing revelation of the self’s aesthetic sense. The harmony between the workman and his materials becomes gratifying evidence of the soul’s powers on the more objective side of a self-justification.

The keyword is ENHANCEMENT

When positive, the degree is an exceptional gift for bringing all things to an effective service in some special aspect of over-all achievement, and when negative, an empty display of trivial excellencies.

The formula is: manipulating-practical-ingenious-generalizing-physical-inspired.

Gratitude HD – Moving Art™

“There is no logical way to the discovery of these elemental laws. There is only the way of intuition, which is helped by a feeling for the order lying behind the appearance.” Albert Einstein

“Ever seeking betterment.” Saijin

Nesting images: 11 Interesting facts about palm trees

Gemini 24 ~ “Essential ingredients.”


“Essential ingredients.”

The Span of Restlessness

Phase 84

Air Element

Dr. Marc Edmund Jones provides the official meaning of this Sabian symbol in his work, The Sabian Symbols in Astrology:

Gemini 24° Children skating on ice

This is a symbol of the persisting imminence of adventure in experience, and of the constant danger to self in failing to sustain or order the complex of things as they are. Implicit in the symbolism is the value of an established reality as a foundation for further refinement of personal capacity and skill. The satisfaction of a successful self-expression always must remain a dynamic impetus to further achievement, and so never become a static aplomb or a surrender to self as it stands.

The keyword is FUN

When positive, the degree is soul-satisfying experiment in the infinitely varying channels of possible self-discovery, and when negative, a tendency to live for momentary excitement.

The formula is: manipulating-practical-ingenious-generalizing-physical-responsible.

Fun: Carry On

Revival begins with appreciation.

Feeling tired, worn out? Losing interest in life? No energy? Just feeling sick and tired? Trying to bring some fun back into your life? Fun—seems like so long ago.
Magic Sale here! Blue Light Special! Say thank you. Show some appreciation. Count your blessings. Revival, rejuvenation, gliding through life without a care begins with appreciation. It’s the essential ingredient.

Abracadabra! You are young again! Now go and make it so!

“Essential ingredients.” Saijin

Image: Vintage Ice Skating Playing Cards

Gemini 23 ~ “Embracing experience.”


“Embracing experience.”

The Span of Restlessness

Phase 83

Air Element

Dr. Marc Edmund Jones provides the official meaning of this Sabian symbol in his work, The Sabian Symbols in Astrology:

Gemini 23° Three fledglings in a nest high in a tree

This is a symbol of potentiality caught and held through an initial and effective appreciation, here dramatized by man’s capacity for giving each nascent possibility of character a chance to prove itself. The human soul is a consistent manifestation of its own special genius from the very beginning, and the individual first finds himself in the early and transcendental perspectives of immaturity.

The keyword is ELEVATION

When positive, the degree is an unconditioned creativity exalted to the point of complete freedom from any immediate involvement, and when negative, psychological witlessness and a false sense of release from responsibility.

The formula is: manipulating-practical-ingenious-generalizing-social-receptive.

Three Little Birds ~ Bob Marley

From a Higher Perspective

“Until one is committed, there is hesitancy, the chance to draw back–concerning all acts of initiative (and creation), there is one elementary truth that ignorance of which kills countless ideas and splendid plans: that the moment one definitely commits oneself, then Providence moves too. All sorts of things occur to help one that would never otherwise have occurred. A whole stream of events issues from the decision, raising in one’s favor all manner of unforeseen incidents and meetings and material assistance, which no man could have dreamed would have come his way. Whatever you can do, or dream you can do, begin it. Boldness has genius, power, and magic in it. Begin it now.” Johann Wolfgang Von Goethe

“Embracing experience.” Saijin

Photo capture: Scariest Bridge Climb

Gemini 22 ~ “What’s my line? To tell the truth.”


“What’s my line? To tell the truth.”

The Span of Restlessness

Phase 82

Air Element

Dr. Marc Edmund Jones provides the official meaning of this Sabian symbol in his work, The Sabian Symbols in Astrology:

Gemini 22° A barn dance

This is a symbol of complete self-fulfillment through the established or normal activities of the community at large, and of a consummation of self by the broadest possible participation in the divisions of labor which constitute a human society. Richness of living comes from an uninhibited sharing of everyday potentialities, together with a maximum of happy give-and-take between any one individual and any other.


When positive, the degree is an ability to plunge into major and rewarding experiences without the least self-reservation, and when negative, a dependence on superficialities for self-satisfaction and on petty indulgences for self-assurance.

The formula is: manipulating-practical-ingenious-generalizing-social-sensitive.

Kongos – Come with Me Now

Come with Me Now lyrics

Afraid to lose control
And caught up in this world
I’ve wasted time, I’ve wasted breath
I think I’ve thought myself to death
I was born without this fear
Now only this seems clear
I need to move, I need to fight
I need to lose myself tonight
Woah come with me now
I’m gonna take you down
Woah come with me now
I’m gonna show you how

“My attitude is that if you push me towards something that you think is a weakness, then I will turn that perceived weakness into a strength.” Michael Jordan

“What’s my line? To tell the truth!” Saijin

Image: Push Me Pull You



Gemini 21 ~ “All up in arms about it.”


“All up in arms about it.”

The Span of Restlessness

Phase 81

Air Element

Dr. Marc Edmund Jones provides the official meaning of this Sabian symbol in his work, The Sabian Symbols in Astrology:

Gemini 21° A labor demonstration

This is a symbol of man’s unimpeachably universal spirit, and of his realization that the lines of property and private rights which he finds entrenched all around him are limitations without validity except as they constitute a social stewardship. Implicit in the reversed symbolism is the fact that right and justice only prevail to the exact extent a conscious effort is made to establish and maintain them. Individuals and groups will prosper as they dramatize their own justification effectively.


When positive, the degree is a consistent courage in attacking major problems at any cost of minor well-being or inconvenience, and when negative, futile ill-will and bluster.

The formula is: manipulating-practical-ingenious-generalizing-social-experimental.

Men In Black II – Post Office Scene

“I wonder if I’ve been changed in the night? Let me think. Was I the same when I got up this morning? I almost think I can remember feeling a little different. But if I’m not the same, the next question is ‘Who in the world am I?’ Ah, that’s the great puzzle!” Alice in Alice in Wonderland 2

“All up in arms about it.” Saijin

Image: Reprise