The ancient, maze-like structure of the labyrinth evokes both our own brain and the functioning of Mercury, our Cosmic Messenger.
Just hours ago, the Cosmic Messenger entered his own part of the zodiac. Gemini, the sign of the Twins, is the perfect home for Mercury, who rules our our perception of reality and the way we communicate it. For like Gemini — and Mercury himself — our brains are twinned as well.
In recent centuries, as the imbalance between the two modes of energy in the Universe as become ever more extreme, Mercury and Gemini have come to be far more associated with the left brain’s linearity and superficiality than with the intuitive, emotional receptivity of the right brain. In the ancient world, this was not at all the case. Mercury — or Hermes, as he was first known — was the guide of the souls in the Deep Time, the healer who traveled between the worlds carrying messages throughout the Universe.
Reconnecting the split within reality –within us and around us — is the most important work of our times. Nowhere do we feel this wound more than in Gemini — and nowhere is the potential for reunion greater.
Alcyone, the central star of the Pleiades constellation of Seven Sisters, is located in the first degree of Gemini.
The first degree of Gemini reminds us of the price we have paid for our left-brain-dominated way of life. This is the degree of the sky occupied by Alcyone, the central star of the Pleiades. Arguably the most magical portion of the sky, this constellation was once associated with bliss and ecstasy. Since the great shift towards domination, however, the Pleiades or “Seven Sisters” came to be known as “the weeping sisters.” Of these grieving sisters, Alcyone alone has retained the essence of her former energetic identity. Her story, and her nature, describes the transformation of sorrow into bliss.
The ring of fire eclipse in Alcyone’s degree was a seeding event for the powerful transformations of this, the Uranus-square-Pluto era.
The Great Star Alcyone & the Transformation of Bliss into Sorrow — & Back Again
This is the degree where an annular, “ring of fire,” eclipse occurred just two years ago, on May 20, 2012. This eclipse — and Alcyone’s energy — was a seeding event for the deep and radical transformation of reality that is now occurring at multiple points within us and around us. This “ring of fire” eclipse in Alcyone’s degree was just weeks before Venus made the second of her two once-in-130-year passages across the face of the Sun, and just over a month before Uranus and Pluto made the first of their world-changing seven squares.
Mercury, the Goddess, and Whole-Brain Reality
As Mercury moves through the first degree of
Gemini, he triggers the ancient energy of the displaced Cosmic Feminine. Listen and look for the information and insight the Messenger brings you today about the transformations underway in your life, and our world over the last two years — and about the transformation of sorrow into bliss, within you and around you. Know that you are joining what has been broken apart as you do, and moving towards living in a whole-brain reality.