The Moon in Gemini: Enjoy Mental Sharpness, But Don’t Over-Analyze by Kramer Wetzel

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In Western Astrology, the system handed down through the millennia as a method of selfunderstanding and prognostication, the importance of the Natal Moon is part of critical and accurate birth chart interpretations. When the Natal Moon is in the sign of Gemini, this indicates a high degree of mental acuity. Great minds. Too quick on some occasions, but that is inherent with this symbol.

To grasp some of the multiple facets of the Gemini Moon, it’s best to back up and start with the sign of Gemini, the last week or so of May and the first couple of weeks in June, ending on the Summer Solstice. Gemini’s symbol is the “The Twins,” and most people accuse Gemini of being “two-faced,” which, in observed behavior time and again, really ignores the other 43 facets to the Gemini personality. A Gemini is like a fine-cut gemstone. “I’m the same on the inside,” Gemini insists, but we’re never sure which facet we’re looking at on the outside.

As a moon sign, Geminis exhibit alertness, mental quickness and a glib tongue, in most matters. They have an interest in everything, but depth may be lacking, both emotional depth and intellectual depth. That lack of depth is generally more than adequately covered by the breadth of knowledge or concern. 

The Gemini planet is Mercury and its influence is well-documented elsewhere. As the quickest moving planet, with an orbit of just 88 days, mercurial Gemini Moon people are equally swift. Taking a cue from Mercury, the Gemini Moon is frequently less willing to ponder details, or get down to finite moments require great attention. Other factors in a birth chart can weigh and help, but otherwise, the Gemini Moon? Quick,insightful, but not long on getting facts and details organized in a useful fashion.

With the Gemini Moon, mental alertness can turn to analysis. Then, in typical Mercury/Gemini fashion, that analysis can go into overdrive. The systems in the Gemini brain start analyzing and don’t stop until the entire situation is broken down into sub-atomic-particle size. The caution for the Gemini is to learn not to get into “paralysis by analysis,” as that freezes up otherwise deep emotional clues. While the Gemini Moon person tends to be an avid reader, there can be a tendency to jump to conclusions. “I read an article about this on a website, so it must be true, and therefore….” The leaping to a hasty conclusion based on a cursory examination is great in some places, but in some settings it’s best if a different moon sign came along to look after the details.

The advantage of the Gemini Moon sign is the ability to truly multitask at all times. Yes, they can do two things at once, and they can do two things at once and be successful at both. Have to admire that. Gemini Moon? Embrace the good points and let someone else look after the details.

The Moon will be in Gemini from June 6 to June 9.

For more information about Kramer Wetzel and his vast astrological insights and musings, visit www.astrofish.net.

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