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Gemini~ Connectivity

The dual nature of Gemini represents connection with siblings, friends, companions, and cohorts that create an experience of community with the self this lifetime. The third sign in the astrological journey, Gemini yearns to connect the dots to a compatible personal likeness through enjoyment of Taurean values previously un-earthed in the cycle.

Gemini’s conductive energy as the ever-changing twin is the archetypal duality of personal identity fused with the opposing quest to find one’s other half. Eternally curious, Gemini asks the questions: who? what? why? – all in pursuit of  communicating the need to know, assimilate, and disseminate information.  

Restless and quick-witted, Gemini is propelled to move along quickly from ideas and thoughts, and then to inquisitive examinations of all that is, here and now, to see and learn about. Affectionately chatty, this adaptable and spontaneous native buzzes around like a bee spreading pollinating news to a company of flowers in need of correspondence.

Gemini’s agile mental fitness has a gift for gab, the ability to be flexible, open, and variety-seeking; to bring a quality of lightness of being in relationships coupling people, shared interests, and social environments. 

Gemini conducts intellectual pursuits with movement to transmit energetic connectivity~

Who are you and what are you here to teach me?

What can you teach me in relation to what you find valuable?

What can I learn about my self when I am not talking? 

I’m on my way, but am I open to seeing another direction?

Is there too much information and not enough settling into knowing?

Is it time to stop and just enjoy the moment? my company? myself?

Journeying along the path with like-minded friends, endeavor to conjoin exciting discoveries with the delight of differences + mutual understanding.

Written By: Corey Gilbert~ Astrological Counselor/Mentor

Taurus~ The Discovery

Taurus is the grounding rod embodying the Aries-seeded flowering from within rooted Mother Earth. This is the second step in the astrological cycle of life’s unfolding for manifestation. The body is Taurus’ greatest gift, an eternal nature-given resource allowing navigation of our physical world through sensations of sound, sight, taste, smell, touch.

Stubborn by nature, Taurus is on a personal quest to amass possessions of importance to bring feelings of deep security and safety into the material world. Known as the archetypal Bull, these natives are steadfast in solidifying, acquiring, and accommodating their needs for grounded stabilization.

Peaceful contentment is the end goal for these earth-bound beings, a constant endeavoring to experience the richness of offerings through appreciation of beauty & luxury, along with the enjoyment of everyday comforts in the face of life’s harsh messiness.

Taurus teaches the value of discovering the Self, not only through the body and all it’s wonders, but in unearthing an innate sense of authentic self-worth. The inner gem revealed is a true self-esteem born from a fusion of personal self-sufficient responsibility to meet life on its terms in the here and now.

Taurus blossoms through earth-bound lessons of a stable and reliable presence in this reality~

Can I ask, and know, what really is enough?

What can I do to contribute?

Where can I be of great use for things outside myself?

Who can I encourage through my willingness to be a constant presence?

How am I assisting the planet in its healing vs being self focused?

Slowly, step by step, the journey to find inner jewels unfolds in to shining Taurus manifestation.

Written By: Corey Gilbert~ Astrological Counselor/Mentor

Aries~ The Quest

Aries is the spark that illuminates the quest for Being. As the first sign of the astrological zodiac, Aries heralds Springtime, seed planting, and bursting outward into the light of life.

This impulsive and naive fire sign thrusts forth into life with eyes wide open toward great unknown adventures. Aries exclaims, “Who am I?…all in search of one’s identity and place in the world. No journey is too long or arduous, for it is the quest that propels one forward.

Foolhardy by nature, Aries the archetypal Ram, rushes forward with enthusiastic excitement.  An impatient and outspoken leader, Aries rallies forces to conquer foes and champion the downtrodden, all in an attempt to make essential everyone’s birthright to exist.

Aries Lessons fuse the function of Intuitive Fire & Inspired Action!

How can I be more bold? 

Self-focused? 

Lead the charge? 

Be willing to jump in without a safety net?

Travel the unknown road?

Listen and respond to my guiding inspiration?

Follow your thread of inspiration and you will always be guided.

Written By: Corey Gilbert~Astrological Counselor/Mentor

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Pisces/Neptune~ The Ending & Beginning

Pisces is the multi-faceted Dreamer of the zodiac ruling the completion cycle of all endings and beginnings of life in its glory of emotional depths. This archetypal Mystic, Artist, Servant, Saint, navigates the final stage of evolutionary selflessness within the collective through devotion, service, and self-sacrifice.

In the depths of the vast Ocean-of-Oneness, Pisces calls us to surrender our Soul to a sacred tending to humanity’s suffering in a world of chaotic motion. Transcendence of ego-identity barriers allow the tides of one’s innate heavenly nature to merge with waves of spiritual communion, a flow that breaks the dam of the persona’s insensitive self-focus.

Highly imaginative, creative, and empathetic, the essential nature of Pisces is compassionate loving-kindness fused with deep sympathetic receptivity. With a pulse on the needs of humankind’s worldly communal desires, this wise navigator’s understanding of the undertow of existential pain can cast an anchor on doomed voyages of disillusionment to buoy the Soul.

Spiritual guide Neptune rules Pisces and the vast seas of womb-like salt water bliss that draw us toward eternal contentment. Surrender to the gentle ebb and flow of waves of uncertainty washes perceptions clean to restore symbolic sight and intrinsic trust in divine connection to Source: Love.

Inspired, connected, and devoted to higher vibrations of all encompassing love and self-sacrifice, Neptune opens channels to expanded states of conscious loving awareness. The Neptune/Pisces grail is a deep water dive into altruistic service giving way to the peaceful tranquility of inter-connectedness that is the all-encompassing dream of atonement and unity with humanity; the end all, and be all, of Life.

Written by: Corey Gilbert~ Astrological Counselor/Mentor

Aquarius/Uranus~ Innovative Paradigm Shifts

Aquarius is the Radical/Inventor of the zodiac known to be eccentric and aloof, yet highly intelligent and plugged into the collective’s evolutionary force of innovation. Contrary and rebellious, this impersonal sign has a keen mind for originality and nonconformist attitudes, along with progressive ideas that can alter and revolutionize futuristic creative paradigm shifts.

This archetypal Rebel uses impersonal objectivity, freedom-loving unconventionality, and independently-minded individualism to tap into the greater understanding of the collective’s need to break free of outmoded Saturnian conventions. This shake-up of status quo standards reveals the need for unorthodox solutions to broaden personal awarenesses of communal support connections needed within society.

Outer planet ruler Uranus~ the Great Awakener~ catalyzes the expansion of the Aquarian’s reformist mind-set with lightning-quick downloads of intuitive flashes, insights, and ingenious inventiveness. Lessons of deviation from the norms of personal rational thoughts of fixed ideas gives way to impersonal realms heralding greater conscious awareness of vast possibilities and modernization.

The disruptive Uranian frequency is a force of change that busts open structures in need of alteration, a natural shift of future oriented re-invention. This chaotic upheaval exposes the electric aliveness of collective genius that thrusts order forward with progressive modification to serve the greater good of humanity.

The Aquarian grail calls one toward a life of a World Citizen, embodying conscious individuation and impersonal conscientious ambitions in service to the entirety of the collective human experience. Idealistic, committed, and globally-minded, this agent of change and keeper of brothers & sisters best interests, contributes ground breaking knowledge of re-organization that benefits the greater goodwill and betterment of all.

Written by Corey Gilbert~ Astrological Counselor/Mentor

Capricorn/Saturn~ The Destiny of Manifestation

Capricorn is symbolized by the mountain goat, an embodiment of steady confidence climbing toward ambitions while navigating tough terrain to reach desired destinations. Actualizing goals in the face of difficulties, Capricorn is eternally serious and pragmatic, overcoming challenges to ascend to great heights with tenacity of patience, persistence and self-discipline.

Making successful strides in everyday life, Capricorn is the archetypal Authority, Parent, Teacher, and Architect utilizing knowledge of time, history, maturity, age, respect, and reputation to build and secure legacies. Commitment, dedication, effort, and sacrifice forge a character of wise authentic mastery and accomplishment.

Honoring the value of hard work, Capricorn manifests with a sense of control, caution, and reserve to shoulder responsibilities that solidify foundational structures for the betterment of the collective. The inheritance of familial, parental, and ancestral responsibilities are all-encompassing obligations, a daunting feeling of fatefully restrictive moral imperatives that can harden and depress ones outlook on life.

Saturn (Kronos) is the Gate Keeper, the overlord of our mortal incarnation, and threshold between restrictive and creative ability of manifestation in the here-and-now reality including our envisioned futures. Bound by conservation, tradition, doubt, and limitation, Saturn delays gratification of rewards for the sake of preserving time-honored establishments that support the greater whole.

As the Task Master of Fate, Saturn’s manifesto is to sustain pressures to purposefully challenge immature dependencies and see clearly that authentic authority is not just outside the self, but also within.  Embracing this innate wisdom of mature commitment, and ownership of the management of duties, debts, and covenants, is the rightful delegation of responsibilities that unburdens and shifts the insurmountable into the tangible.

The Capricorn/Saturn grail is mastery in a shared inter-connected paradigm~ a lightening of one’s personal burdens while willingly enduring the struggle of growth that leads to fruition for the greater good. The lessons of the Master Builder’s destiny are vast: unburden and release the Self from strictly adhering to society’s rules of conservative engagement, and with a guiding and empowering hand, delegating and building an innovative structure of a co-created framework that sustains us all in the Web-of-Life.

Written By Corey Gilbert~ Astrological Counselor/Mentor

Sagittarius/Jupiter~ Exploration of Limitless Possibilities

Jupiter, the solar system’s largest planetary force, exemplifies the search for new horizons that magnify aspirations, opportunities, and possibilities; an exploration that creates vast bridges out into our expansive Universe to broaden perspectives, understanding, and wider connections.

Explorer Jupiter rules fiery Sagittarius, the archetypal Teacher, Philosopher, Sage in pursuit of meaning of ‘who we are’ in the larger scope of life. This enthusiastic leader demands to experience first-hand the journey into the infinite world through examination of historical knowledge, religions, and ancient wisdoms that reveal humanity’s collective ideals, philosophy, truths, and dogma.

Confident in opinion, Sagittarius aspires to know the self through discovery and study of individual and collective beliefs that connect us. Once unbound by the fate of the persona’s identification with our old stories, one can aim toward boundless territories and new visions of what life could be outside of tribal doctrines and history.

Jupiter’s lessons of diversification calls Sagittarius to be a World Citizen within a just and inclusive society. This eternal journey forward is a purposeful self-actualization movement guided by a new order of meaning, growth, and success for all.

Sag’s quest is a noble odyssey rich with prospects for self-awareness, deep understanding of humanity, and the collective’s identity within the whole of life.  The heart-centered generosity of this benevolent spirit perpetually traverses uncharted territories to shine a light on the unfoldment of our interconnectedness in a world of full of limitless promise.

Written by Corey Gilbert-Astrological Counselor/Mentor

Scorpio/Pluto~ The Alchemy of Surrender

Scorpio desires penetration of core truths through deep emotional investigation of the vast chasms within, to mine down into one’s soul motivations, intensity dynamics, and willful use of power, control, and domination.  Metamorphosis is catalyzed through an internal dark descent to transform, and bring to light, psychological and physical consciousness of energetic potencies.

Ruler Pluto is the archetypal Destroyer/Dark Angel, heralding the coming of death, destruction, elimination, and resurrection of all that must die and be transformed. This evolutionary surrender to cyclical ego-deaths is required for regeneration of the Shadow’s egocentric self,  a transmutation that allows powerful paradigm shifts to emerge.

Scorpio’s skill as a sensitive healer aid in eliminating impediments to the flow of purifying energies, and gives way to the emerging natural strength of vulnerability as the antidote to willful self-inflation and grandiosity. Just as the snake transmutes and sheds its skin, Scorpio willingly submits to the driving force of an inevitable breakdown, and gives way to experience an essential breakthrough transformation.

Obstruction of Pluto’s reconstruction process creates battles that ignite resistance to potential for higher states of being that lead to conscientious actions and awarenesses. Submission to the universal rebirth within the psyche and soma alchemizes the ego’s willful attachments, and sheds light on unconscious victim personas, defensive self-protection, and dis-empowerment of one’s mastery.

The Scorpio grail is the continual morphing into alignment with authentic life-force energy, a forsaking of willful control as to naturally acquire genuine authority in execution of ‘right use’ of commanding actions in all endeavors. Pluto’s lessons are vast: yield in place of force, obliterate the insignificant ego-self to allow one’s undefended strengths to shine, while courageously embracing the inescapable death that comes for us all.

Written By: Corey Gilbert-Astrological Counselor/Mentor

Libra/Venus~ The Art of Compromise

The archetypal symbol for Libra is the scales of Justice representing balance and equanimity in all forms of relationship and principled mutuality. Recognized as the graceful peace-loving Diplomat and Networker, Libra embodies qualities of compatibility, cooperation, and tactful creative compromise to initiate connections, associations, and networks.  

Goddess of Love~ Venus~ is the natural ruler of Libra desiring closeness, consideration, and respectful partnership to come together in an unfettered state of mutual offering. Venus imparts deep lessons of appreciation for what is most valuable in relating: giving and receiving appreciation/love, enjoying the simple pleasures/beauty of life, and forging mutually fulfilling associations/collaborations. 

Libra’s grail is to know the Self through the mirror that these allies, friends, colleagues, and partners provide. Always composed and accommodating, Libra has the foresight to acquiesce in light of fairness, understanding, and contentment to achieve satisfaction of common agendas: individually, socially, and collectively.

Libra strikes a balance with the aim to accommodate, embrace, and foster fellowship and camaraderie, while sharing the bounty of life’s riches with a gracious and grateful spirit. Delight in this Venusian offering is a splendor to behold as an all-encompassing adoration mirroring inner gems of sacrifice, devotion, and honor in the name of peace and harmony for all.

Written by Corey Gilbert-Astrological Counselor/Mentor

Virgo/Mercury~ To Synthesize

Virgo heralds the final days of Summer’s harvest, where all that has been produced is gathered in preparation for the coming of Fall. Known as the archetypal Virgin, this committed helper takes pleasure in the separation of the “wheat from the chaff” to make useful all that has been collected.

Virgo also exemplifies the energy of the archetypal Apprentice, one who embodies a loyalty to service and craftsmanship this lifetime.  Betterment of the self, health and wellbeing, and commitment to the integration of mind, body, spirit are vitally important.

Mercury, the wing-footed Messenger, rules this modest earth sign with an analytical mind of pure logic. This quick-witted planet of communication is the satellite voice of the personal mind. Mercury’s practical offering of perception, analysis, and reason bridges worlds to mediate exchanges through intelligent distribution of information.

Known to be perfectionistic and self-effacing, Virgo employs a humble conscientious approach to significant concerns with acute ability to evaluate, revamp, and utilize all that is necessary for efficient use of energy and resources. Using facts, details, discrimination, and discernment, this “worker-bee” methodically addresses all concerns to create order in life with work, routines, health, exercise, duties, and obligations.

The Virgo/Mercury grail is the absolute dedication to synthesis on all levels: an unwavering commitment to share the art of self-development and healing, dutiful proficiency of skills, talents, and expertise, along with altruistic service in all endeavors. The amalgamation of humility and devotion shapes and facets inner gems worthy of admiration and reveals authentic apprenticeship of integration and honorable service of great respect.

Written by: Corey Gilbert~ Astrological Counselor/Mentor