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Vol. III: Astro-Rayology
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Tapestry of the Gods
Volume III
by Michael D. Robbins

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Mercury in Gemini

Mercury in Gemini or Mercury in Relation to Gemini

Evolutionary Mantram of the Sign Gemini:
“And the Word said: Let instability do its work.”

Spiritual Mantram of the Sign Gemini:
“I see my other self, and in the waning of that self I grow and glow.”

Quotations from Esoteric Astrology, relevant to the meaning of Mercury in relation to Gemini.

1. Mercury in Relation to Gemini—Resolving Dissonance into Harmony:

“…through the influence of Mercury…the conflict which is the distinguishing characteristic...of the human family can be instrumental in resolving dissonance into harmony.” (EA 185)

2. Mercury in Relation to Gemini—Carrying Messages with “Speed and Light”:

“The orthodox ruler is Mercury who, as the Messenger of the Gods or the ‘divine Intermediary, carries messages between the poles with speed and light.’ In this most potent and important planet the idea of duality is again to be found, enhancing and enhanced by the influence of Gemini. “ (EA 353)

3. Mercury in Relation to Gemini—Increasing the Latent Sense of Duality in the Gemini Subject:

“In a peculiar way … Mercury increases in the Gemini subject the latent sense of duality in its various stages and also the sense of distinction, leading to that mental agility and that fluidity of mind which is one of the major assets as well as one of the major difficulties of this sign. This agility has, however, to be rightly understood and handled. When there is facility of mental approach in any direction and in connection with the many opposites in manifestation, you have the emergence of the divine Messenger in his true character, able to comprehend extremes and to relate them divinely to each other.” (EA 354)

4. Mercury in Gemini—a Steady Pull Between the Pairs of Opposites:

“This effect is most powerful in Gemini owing to the fact that the two arms of the Mutable Cross are thus related, and the result of the activity of Mercury as it rules Gemini is to produce a steady pull between the pairs of opposites; in Virgo it produces that interior struggle between the exoteric not-self and the esoteric self, between the form-consciousness (planetary, human and subhuman) and the soul within all forms.” (EA 358)

5. Mercury in Relation to Gemini—Enhancement of Interpretation:

[In relation to Gemini] “The effectiveness of Mercury is also enhanced in its interpretive aspect because the Gemini person can always find points of contact with people on nearly every ray.” (EA 364)

6. Mercury in Relation to Gemini—Synthesizing Soul and Form:

“Through the activity of Mercury, the man whose Sun is in Gemini is aided to attain the synthesis of soul and form.” (EA 365)


Specific Expression of Mercury in Gemini

Mercury in Gemini for the Average of Undeveloped Man
(As always, much will depend upon the ray of the mental vehicle and the aspects to Mercury)

1. Mercury in Gemini—Discontinuity of thought.

2. Mercury in Gemini—Inability to concentrate.

3. Mercury in Gemini—Instability in the thought process. Excessive change.

4. Mercury in Gemini—Hyperactivity of mind and body.

5. Mercury in Gemini—Changing point of view.

6. Mercury in Gemini—Even moreso than Mercury in Libra—“of two minds”.

7. Mercury in Gemini—Mental contradiction; inconsistency; cognitive dissonance.

8. Mercury in Gemini—Devious mentality.

Mercury in Gemini for the Advanced Man
(As always, much will depend upon the ray of the mental vehicle and the aspects to Mercury)

1. Mercury in Gemini—Articulate.

2. Mercury in Gemini—Rapid, flexible mentality.

3. Mercury in Gemini—Rapid intake of information.

4. Mercury in Gemini— “Facility of mental approach in any direction and in connection with the many opposites in manifestation”. Thus the mind easily links the many opposites. Fluidity.

5. Mercury in Gemini—The mind which is competent to relate and synthesize aggregations of factors in the field of consciousness.

6. Mercury in Gemini—Mental detachment facilitated through the perspective provided by wit and humor.

7. Mercury in Gemini—Capable of understanding the nature and value of paradox, because of the capacity and tendency to entertain valuable but apparently contradictory thoughts.

8. Mercury in Gemini—Unpredictable thought and speech.

9. Mercury in Gemini—Manipulative mentality—for better or for worse.

10. Mercury in Gemini—Potential to be excessively verbal.

Mercury in Gemini for the Disciple or Initiate
(The usual exoteric and psychological interpretations are purposely not here emphasized).

1. Mercury in Gemini—Shedding the light of intelligence.

2. Mercury in Gemini—The mind establishes ‘brotherly love’ between the pairs of opposites soul and personality.

3. Mercury in Gemini—The mind which characterizes those who can be called the ‘Messenger of the soul’.

4. Mercury in Gemini—The mind which makes it possible for the individual to speak with two voices the voice of the personality and the voice of the soul.

5. Mercury in Gemini—The mind which can establish a fluid and natural dialogue with the Soul on its own plane (or with the contents of the causal body). The dialogue is relatively easy and mutually responsive. Such ‘conversation’ becomes the means to illumination. There is, thus, a facile and frequent mental interplay between what has been called the “pair of opposites” (in this case, soul and personality).

6. Mercury in Gemini—The mind speaks the words of the soul. The fluid, verbal mind becomes an excellent verbal interpreter of that which is ‘spoken’ by the soul.

7. Mercury in Gemini—The mind which especially facilitates the development of “Pure Reason” or “Inclusive Reason” (concerning which, see Esoteric Psychology Vol. II, pp. 393-394 under the “Techniques of Fusion”). This section on “Inclusive Reason” beautifully describes the intuition at its most ‘reasonable’.

8. Mercury in Gemini—Bridging (the ongoing building and utilization of the Antahkarana) occurs through constant and easy use of the ‘Bridge of Light’. There is much going ‘back and forth’, ‘up and down’ (figuratively speaking). The bridge is built through the frequency of use. Many ‘strands’ are created through many ‘trips’ over the so-called “gap in consciousness”. There is the ability to use the ‘intuitive elevator’ with adroitness.

9. Mercury in Gemini—The light shed on human situations via the intuition, is particularly the light of intelligence. Soul ‘messages’ are, to a great extent, intelligent.

10. Mercury in Gemini— One quality of this light, is the light which reveals the relationships between all things. The content of soul ‘messages’ ‘lightens’ the life of the personality. There can be an uplifting quality and many otherwise heavy conditions can be taken ‘lightly’.

11. Mercury in Gemini—The mind of the one who learns easily. The soul becomes the teacher and the personality the student, the learner. Actually, in this relationships, there is a facility of mutual rapport, and both learn from each other.

12. Mercury in Gemini—The mind which transforms adept intellect into intuition, thus moving from the apprehension of the many relations to a realization of the patterns which unite the many relations.

13. Mercury in Gemini—The mind which establishes right (or, at least, better) relations between soul and personality by keeping the channels of communication open and unobstructed.

14. Mercury in Gemini—The mind which reveals the ‘modes of unification’ characteristic of the Christ Energy. This would be Mercury in relation to the second ray which is transmitted through the constellation Gemini. Soul-light reveals unsuspected lines of unification existing between contents of consciousness (whether sensory or cognitive contents).

15. Mercury in Gemini—The capacity for intuitive ‘leaps’ pronounced; earlier evidences of this are tendencies towards discontinuity of thought.

16. Mercury in Gemini—The soul/personality conflict brought about by increased soul/personality communication centers around whether the personality is the messenger of the soul or a messenger of its own personality nature.

Individuals with Mercury in Gemini

14th Dalai Lama
Dante Alighieri
Elias Ashmole
Isadora Duncan
Bob Dylan
Anne Frank
Herman Hesse
Henry Kissinger
Herbet Horatio Kitchener
Gottfried von Leibniz
Nicolo Machiavelli
Carl Gustav Emil Mannerheim
Karl Marx
Marilyn Monroe
Claudio Monteverdi
Peter the Great
Maximillian Robespierre
George Sand
Jean Paul Sartre
Meryl Streep
Nikola Tesla
Frank Lloyd Wright
William Butler Yeats

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