24-25 deg Gemini
A Gardener Trimming Large Palm Trees
25-26 deg Gemini
Frost-Covered Trees Against Winter Skies
Gemini, with its Mercurial qualities, is a variety vs. selection sign. With the quality of intelligence, mental processes are aiming for quintessence. One definition for intelligence would be the ability to select the best solution, the best path, out of an input of variables. Here we have the action of “trimming” in the first Sabian, and reaching the essential (the bare skeletons of winter trees) in the next.
The solution is this narrow middle path, between the two antagonistic trees: a tree of the desert, a frosted tree in winter. Think of Boaz and Jachin, black and white, unflinching. But the path, as Gemini knows, is intelligently slipping between those, and standing on the threshold, for a while. Gemini, a master of acrobatics on thresholds.
This New Moon, a harbinger of seed sowing, encourages us to trim our thoughts and plans, ourselves, and to find the most enduring seed, one for the long future, then to take the narrow and secret Tree Path and plant it right beneath the Gate.