Life is interesting when we are youthful and free-thinking, because our situations are the expression of vitality. Play leads to both knowledge and wisdom with no burden of justification. This is a philosophy – life is fun, enjoy it! Curiosity is driven by an instinct to explore, but Gemini is more breadth than depth, so adventures can lack focus. Moods are erratic – from introverted self-contemplation to shallow gossiping – yet always uniting intellect and intuition with slick alacrity. To test whether freedom truly exists, we must celebrate fully what liberties apparently are offered. This can be done in an exuberant display of childlike enthusiasm, allowing spontaneity to determine behaviour. Society puts boundaries in place only as a demonstration of appropriate good stewardship. Further restrictions need to be questioned – why are they necessary?
The Twins’ symbolic two pillars signify all duality, including the polarity of spiritual and material, also the rational and the instinctive – and the mission to settle and merge all such inconsistencies into one. This points to the rare gift to experience a fusion of extremes – living two mutually dependent conflicting forces at once – materialistic scepticism as well as naive inspiration; the vanquisher and the vanquished; the healer and the client; the student and the teacher. From this ingenious, constant repositioning, develops awareness of the intimate relationship between the state in which we manage the mind, and the state in which we find our circumstances. Then the game becomes how to manage our thoughts. The study of people, of ideas, and of processes leads to a fine ability to organize thought into a clear focus that can change things. It leads to a much finer sense of self, more subtle awareness, a greater depth of joy. These qualities are non-trivial, true and deep, and may successfully be projected outwards so that new situations are created – that stimulate further interest and further opportunities to become involved with new ideas and experiences.
Communication is the sacred purpose of these reporters, teachers, diplomats, interpreters, linguists and writers. It’s not important what the message is, as long as messaging occurs. This is networking – connecting so that information can flow easily and quickly – and its importance is absolute, since without it nothing at all can occur; it enables a fellowship of sympathetic souls. To raise such a code to an exalted state, there must be conditions to sponsor each viewpoint without prejudice. Each voice needs to be able to be heard so that its wisdom has the right to exert its fair weight of influence – according to popular opinion, not imposed belief. Freedom of speech is evidence of freedom from fear, at both the individual and collective levels.
The gift to explain ideas in words was once revered as mystical. Writing was honoured as religious activity, and words were understood to be magical symbols, mirrors of the Mind of God. With precise tone and the correct sacredness of approach, they were spoken to create effects, summon the angels, and heal the sick.
When we simply stop time for a moment, and really see with fresh eyes what is before us, we awaken to the deepest of mysteries. Even in trivial encounters – with a person, or aspect of nature, or just in being alive – there is a profound secret in the here and now. Each person has a unique and subjective glance at Unity; each one valid. Each moment is a reworking of the eternal kaleidoscope; each one valid. In this realization is to be found the most graceful lightness of being when we simply and completely allow it to be so.