Featured Sign – Gemini; Featured Ray – 2

Gemini_SkyDanceAstrology_Copyright  We have entered the season of Gemini, the first sign on the zodiacal wheel which is all about thought, intellect and the powers of the mind. From Aries (first sign on wheel) we had a kind of fire of mind which is more about creativity, instigation and inspiration. Then in Taurus (second sign) we began to recognize stuff, the material world and the fun of building and exploration of the physical bits about us. Now we come to Gemini and the mind becomes highly active. We want to know, to understand, to communicate all we know and understand with others. Sometimes, we forget about the space between thoughts.

This is also a time of duality. As our mind becomes curious about what exists beyond the material world, we realize that there is something more to us, something which the material world can’t explain. For the first time we see that we are two, body and soul, and that they don’t always see eye to eye. This could also be called the first conflict; Gemini rules both conflict and harmony. What could possibly be the purpose of conflict? To recognize harmony after working through the conflict. It’s a whole lot easier to look out there and point fingers for our problems, when all the time the difficulty lies in here. The idea, “The World is a Reflection of Me,” is not about ego, but about the recognition that we are all mirrors for one another. The reflection, the mirror is ruled by Gemini. It is the first time on the wheel that we look beyond ourselves and see things in others that we like or dislike. It is all the reflection of who we are, not who they are.

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Only 2 signs of the Zodiac express a single Ray: Gemini and Libra. All other signs express 2 or 3 Rays. The singularity of these 2 signs expressing only 1 Ray makes that Ray shine through loud and clear of course. Gemini is 2nd Ray. The 2nd Ray of Love-Wisdom is actually the dominant Ray of this current Solar System, meaning that everything in our world is “colored” by 2nd Ray first, then whatever other Rays and subjects we are discussing. The first 3 Rays of Aspect are the 3 which emanate as the Trinity from the Source, the first Word. The next 4 Rays of Attribute all derive as parts of the first 3. Thus the 2nd Ray is a very important Ray for this solar system and for us as human beings. Its color is Indigo, the predominant color of the very painting by Brenda Heim which forms my own website header. I chose it with Purpose!

Featured Sign – Gemini

Welcome to the new website for SkyDance Astrology!

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We are excited to share our thoughts and ideas regarding Esoteric Astrology and its myriad connections to all Esoteric subjects. Astrology is so much more than a language of symbols and glyphs which many people find confusing. The Signs,  Planets and Rays express themselves – as we are doing here – through Color and Artwork, Song and Poetry.

I am fortunate enough to be acquainted with several artists whose work is a deep, visceral expression of their own spiritual journeys. Abstract American Artist, Brenda Heim – www.heimart.com – calls her work, “Soul of the Brush!” Her painting on the homepage, “Flying Cyan” forms the backdrop behind the stained glass panels, suggesting a depth and complexity  which transcends mere human existence.

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This painting, “Indigo Abstract” offers the indigo blue color of the 2nd Ray and, the lightness of Air and Being. Both this painting and the sculpture, “Pod” seen above by revered Master Sculptor, Peter Chinni, www.peterchinni.com – suggest not only the duality of Gemini, but the  idea that everything in our existence is all about us. When we look for the cause of what is going on around us, whether it be problem or blessing, the disciple soon realizes that the Source is inside. “The World is a Reflection of Me,” is not a statement of ego, but a recognition. The Venus glyph even looks like a hand mirror:

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“For now we see through a glass darkly; but then, face to face.
Now I know in part; but then shall I know even as also I am known.”