SUPERMOON! HOW GEMINI WEATHER REPEATS IN 2021
The Gemini Loop with the Supermoon and Your Sign
We are seeing an unusual loop in Gemini, between May and July 2021. It’s like a broken cassette tape or a stuck record. And it goes all the way back to 1964.
The past will repeat, short-term (within weeks, as May-July 2021 catches you in a loop) and long-term (going back decades). We have Mercury Retrograde in Gemini. The North Node (which works backwards) in Gemini. Eclipses in Gemini (which also work backwards).
Going Around in Circles in Gemini Weather
Our lives will go around in circles. For some people reading this, that is already the case. Is the usual reversal of Mercury Retrograde a bad thing? No. Just ask people who collect Sex Pistols singles (more on that later).
For now, let’s look at how your sign is affected, before we look at the strangeness of Mercury Retrograde and the music business. And how to use the Gemini weather of 2021.
How Your Sign is Affected
Delays, rescheduling, instant repetition, and karma from years ago (perhaps even before you were born) come back to you in May-July 2021. Using your solar chart, this is where delays, deja vu and u-turns will take place.
Gemini Image, brand, appearance, self-interest, self-promotion, profile, reputation, publicity, packaging.
Taurus Money, business, charity, value, communism, socialism, economy, possessions, property, charity.
Aries Multimedia, publishing, internet, words, ideas, images, journalism, books, public speaking.
Pisces Mothers, home, family, home town, country, patriotism, roots, heritage, houses, apartments, home exchanges.
Aquarius Children, babies, young adults. Youth projects. Junior generations. Lovers who could make you a parent/aunt/uncle.
Capricorn The Body. Daily routine, lifestyle, work ethic, service, duty, food, drink, drugs, doctors, healers, surgery, exercise.
Sagittarius Partners. Partnerships. Former, current and potential partners. Enemies, rivals and opponents. Lovers or foes!
Scorpio Power and money. Sex and money. Death and money. Basically – property/finance in power-based ties.
Libra Travel. Travel in the mind. Academia, education, publishing, beliefs, foreign or regional ties, the internet.
Virgo Ambition. Social climbing. Social status. Achievement. Being at the top of the hierarchy. ‘Making it.’
Leo Groups. Friends. People power. Clubs, societies, associations, political parties, bands, teams, Twitter networks.
Cancer Drugs and alcohol. Meditation. Mediumship. Secrets. Operating behind the scenes without any credit/visibility.
The Gemini Eclipses of 2021
Wednesday 26th May Total Lunar Eclipse
Sun 5 Gemini opposite Moon 5 Sagittarius
An eclipse is always a cover-up and blind spot. This one falls with the Sun in Gemini (short flights, train journeys, cars) and Full Moon in Sagittarius (long flights). It can take us months or years, to wake up and realise what was really going on, at the time. Image: Patrick Hendry, Unsplash.
Which Countries Are Affected?
These countries will either conceal and cover up, or be hoodwinked, during that eclipse. The issues will be Gemini-Sagittarius, so airlines, borders, passports, visas, foreign trade, shipping and so on. That is why astrologers advise avoiding eclipses for major judgements or action plans (allow a day either side for the world to catch up with itself). So, May 25th, 26th, 27th 2021 – will obscure the view, blot things out, conceal what is there – in relation to travel and transport. This is especially important in a pandemic when unethical corporations put their profits before our health. Of course.
Countries Hit by the 2021 Eclipse
China – Chiron 5 Sagittarius
Bangladesh – Jupiter 5 Sagittarius
Nepal – North Node 5 Sagittarius
The 10th June Solar Eclipse
This is another cover-up and blind spot so be aware. Again, it is in Gemini, so this is about cars, commuting and short journeys. It will not be until months or years later that we realise how the truth was hidden in plain sight. Don’t be caught.
Sun 19 Gemini conjunction Moon 19 Gemini
This eclipse at 19 Gemini is part of the Metonic Cycle taking us back to 1964. The Metonic Cycle shows an exact repetition. The eclipse falls at the same degree and zodiac sign, as one in the distant future.
Wednesday June 10th 1964 is a mirror for 10th June 2021, with an eclipse falling alongside the New Moon, with the at Sun 19 Gemini in conjunction with the Moon 19 Gemini
How 1964 Repeats in Great Britain
In 1964 we had Saturn in Aquarius, the North Node in Gemini and an eclipse at 19 Gemini. In 2021 we have Saturn in Aquarius, the North Node in Gemini and an eclipse at 19 Gemini. Image: Lewis Parsons, Unsplash.
Eurostar and May-July 2021
I already predicted this back on 26th April 2021 because I didn’t want readers to make a mistake by booking Eurostar at the wrong time. This is what you read: “Ignore what you read or hear about the world’s most famous train, Eurostar, during Mercury Retrograde May-July 2021. It may be its collapse; takeover; revamp – but nothing will stick – according to all the laws of astrology. Eurostar was born with its official opening on 6th May 1994 and as you might expect, a Gemini signature.”
When Eurostar News Is Not Final
On 19th May, The Guardian reported that Eurostar, the train which runs from London to Paris through the Channel Tunnel, had secured a £250m refinancing deal. So this is in motion. Backwards.
The astrology is really clear about Eurostar. Question everything you read and hear by July 7th 2021. Not only because of Mercury Retrograde, but also because we are sent back to the 1964 Gemini Eclipse. On 6th February 1964 the Channel Tunnel itself was given the green light by the British and French governments.
The 1964 Gemini Eclipse and 2021
What else is going to come around again, with the usual blind spots and cover-ups?
*Trains and train lines across the United Kingdom are in question. Back in 1964 Richard Beeching resigned as Chairman of the British Railways Board. He closed a number of railway lines.
*The Post Office Tower was completed in 1964 on a Gemini Eclipse year. Watch Royal Mail in May-July 2021.
*The Sun newspaper began in 1964 during Gemini Eclipse year. Watch The Sun in May-July 2021.
The BBC and Diana, Princess of Wales
BBC2 was launched in 1964 on a Gemini Eclipse year. On exactly the same degree eclipse in 2021, we find the Panorama BBC interview with Diana, Princess of Wales, has triggered a backlash, in a crisis for the organisation. Prince William is among its critics. As the Daily Mail reported: WILLIAM: BBC LIES RUINED MY MOTHER’S LIFE.
John F. Kennedy and the 2021 Eclipse
The Warren Commission on the Assassination of President John F. Kennedy took place across that date in 1964. President Kennedy was a Gemini and had been murdered the previous year.
Eclipse cycles take us back to the original cover-up. On 18th May 2021 The Daily Mail reported a new book claiming that J.F.K. had told his secret service agents to stay back and keep their distance – on the day he was assassinated. Why? Eclipses conceal, they never reveal, and even after people have left us, we tend to find that chains of eclipses surround mysteries regarding famous puzzles and famous people. John F. Kennedy was himself killed on a year of total eclipse. It hit his chart, exactly. An eclipse is an unnatural, rare event when what is normally visible, is not. We are left in the dark.
What we’ll see on this 2021 Gemini weather is the repetition of eclipse patterns from 1964, including the enquiry into the assassination of President John F. Kennedy (the May-born Gemini President, below) – but also an examination of the BBC, whose second key channel launched then.
Your Personal Birth Chart
The stuck Gemini weather of 2021 affects everyone around the world with a tremendous state of flux in business, because Mercury rules merchants and merchandise, but also the cornerstones of media, the worldwide web, planning and preparation – for just about everything. If for some reason you think Mercury Retrograde only begins on Saturday 29th May, you are missing around ten days of the cycle, as the pre-shadow began earlier. This really matters if your personal birth chart is triggered at 16-24 Gemini, as May 15th-June 3rd is phase one.
Factors at Gemini/Sagittarius 5 and 19 Degrees?
If you have anything at Gemini or Sagittarius at 5 degrees, or Gemini or Sagittarius at 19 degrees, the eclipses (in the signs of short and long-distance travel) will directly hit your horoscope. Be extremely cautious on those dates and allow 24 hours either side. Gemini rules the Third House of communication and connection. Classically, the worldwide web and the post office, as well as short journeys. Sagittarius rules the Ninth House and international travel; foreign people and places; publishing and academia.
Mercury Retrograde in Gemini
Mercury Retrograde at 16, 17, 18, 19, 20, 21, 22, 23, 24 degrees of Gemini began on Saturday 15th May 2021 with the pre-shadow. The Retrograde turn is Saturday 29th May. This planet (which rules the internet, media, travel, transport, education, publishing and computers) then twists and turns, taking you backwards and forwards.
Mercury turns Direct on Tuesday 22nd June. Mercury completes the post-shadow on Wednesday 7th July. Allow 24 hours either side for world time zone differences.
The day that Mercury turns direct is often celebrated as some kind of thrilling end point for the rescheduling by amateur astrologers. No such thing. It’s part of a long zig-zag when you are going to see cancellations, delays, gridlocks, reversals – affecting those areas of life ruled by Gemini, I mentioned above.
Your Personal Birth Chart and Mercury
If you have anything at Gemini 16-24 then this cycle will have an impact on your Third House, in your personal natal chart. That means books, magazines, radio, television, trains, planes, ferries, cars, yachts, cruises, the worldwide web, computers, telephones and/or the postal system. On the day that Mercury zig-zags forwards, backwards – across anything at that degree in your chart – so will life. Read the fine print on paperwork and have Plan B, C and D.
The Mercury Direct Standstill
Direct means a standstill. So life stands still. Please ignore sixteen-year-old astrologers on the internet telling you that Mercury Direct is some reason to move forward. Mercury will stand still, direct, at 16 Gemini on June 18th, 19th, 20th, 21st, 22nd, 23rd, 24th, 25th, 26th, 27th 2021. He stops. So will our lives.
Predictions for June 18th to 27th
Astrology predictions help us minimise issues and lower the stakes, before they come to pass. Just knowing that we have eclipses (cover-ups) and Mercury Retrograde (rescheduling) means we can keep the issues really small. In a moment I’ll look at how Australia is caught up in a standstill on June 18th to 27th 2021, involving cars and/or airlines.
Countries Affected by Mercury Retrograde in 2021
Do watch this list for issues with travel or commuting from June 18th to 27th. (All country data in this feature: The Book of World Horoscopes, Nicholas Campion, The Wessex Astrologer 2004).
Vatican City Sun 16 Gemini
Cyprus North Node 16 Gemini
Australia Pluto 16 Gemini
Germany Sun 16 Gemini
Brazil Chiron 16 Gemini
Italy, the Vatican and June 2021
The Guardian reported Italy would re-open to foreign tourists (which is the Vatican’s mainstay) from mid-May, or, the first day of Mercury Retrograde. Problem. The astrology says this decision will be rescheduled or revoked June 18th to 27th.
Mercury is Neither Good Nor Bad
Mercury Retrograde is neither good nor bad. It depends on the aspects it makes to other transiting factors, but also to your own chart – perhaps, to your country’s chart.
Glastonbury on Mercury Retrograde
For example, the Glastonbury 2021 live concert website crashed online, thanks to an invalid code message, with Coldplay, P.J. Harvey and Jarvis Cocker. Glastonbury immediately became free to all. Mercury Retrograde can work out well, depending on your chart. If your chart shows Gemini factors in difficult places, though, be extremely careful with airlines,
Image: Fidel Fernando, Unsplash.
Australia-India on Mercury Retrograde
Following a ban, flights between Australia and India returning Australians to the country began on 15th May. This is a problem, as in two of the charts we have for Australia, Mercury Retrograde lands on key places.
As we know, Mercury rules airlines and Gemini rules short-haul flights. By all the laws of astrology that plan will be scrapped, or be suspended, from June 18th to 27th. As Gemini also rules domestic flight within a country, it may be that not only the India-Australia repatriation plan is pulled; we also see rescheduling or cancellation between states.
Kia Cars on Mercury Retrograde
Mercury Retrograde and the Re Prefix
Flights resume and are rescheduled.
Statements are retracted.
Product recall unfolds.
Election recounts take place.
What Mercury Retrograde is Good For
It may take a long time, with stop-start progress, but Mercury Retrograde suits these activities:
Mercury Retrograde in Music
Mercury Retrograde works well for musical rehearsals or songwriting, which incorporates several drafts. The Observer’s feature on perhaps the most famous, productive and creative Mercury Retrograde songwriting session in history (left) captured a classic astrological experience for Paul McCartney, John Lennon, George Harrison, Ringo Starr and their entourage. The tale has also been told in book form many times, most recently by Craig Brown in One Two Three Four. “Free of hard drugs – none were allowed or available in the ashram – he (John) threw himself into meditation.” Lennon wrote a song called Child of Nature during his Mercury Retrograde holiday. He later kept the tune but ditched the lyrics. It became Jealous Guy.
The Beatles in India
On 15th February 1968 The Beatles left England for India, with Mercury Retrograde at 26 Aquarius. Their stay with the Maharishi would not run to plan, but it did produce great songs
For John Lennon it was personal. Drugs were banned on the trip. He was also given vegetarian food. Lennon was born with Neptune at 26 Virgo in the Sixth House of medication and diet, so Mercury at 26 Aquarius was quincunx his Neptune on the day he flew out.
Eighteen first draft songs written there were recorded for The White Album. Ringo Starr left on 1st March, after ten days. McCartney left later in March. Harrison and Lennon departed abruptly on 12 April following rumours of the Maharishi’s inappropriate behaviour towards Mia Farrow. Mercury Retrograde worked well for rewriting songs like Blackbird. Not so well for the original schedule. Really well for Jealous Guy.
The Sex Pistols and Mercury Retrograde
The Sex Pistols released God Save the Queen on Mercury Retrograde, on the Virgin label, on May 27th 1977 while the planet stood at 10 Taurus. The BBC refused to play the song, which was #1 in the NME and likely #1 in the UK Singles Chart, though never published.
The single was never going to run as planned. In fact, two months earlier, on March 25th 1977, the song had been put out by A&M and withdrawn. Sacked by A&M, the band saw its song taken off sale.
The Sex Pistols were founded on November 6th 1975 with Neptune at 10 Sagittarius and Pluto at 10 Libra so Mercury made exact aspects to both. And as if that wasn’t enough, Saturn was at 10 Leo when God Save the Queen was released the first time. Those A&M copies which survive now fetch £13,000.
Mercury Retrograde in Football
The 1966 World Cup on 30th July 1966 was played with Mercury Retrograde at 4 Leo. It was always going to involve the ‘re’ word, and the television coverage contains the most famous retracted statement in sport.
The United Kingdom chart was hit exactly, with Chiron at 4 Sagittarius, the sign ruling foreigners, in the chart set for 1st January 1801 at 00.00 LMT in London.
The controversial third goal awarded to England still divides people. Did the whole of the ball pass over the goal line or not?
Modern studies using film analysis and computer simulation have shown that the whole ball never crossed the line – only 97% did. England went on to win the match 4–2.
The final goal gave rise to one of the most famous calls in English football history, when Kenneth Wolstenholme said:
“And here comes Hurst…Some people are on the pitch. They think it’s all over. It is now! It’s four!”
His commentary was used in the tape-looped coda of an early version of Glass Onion, which takes us back to The Beatles and Mercury Retrograde. The planet of media commentary and particularly live sports reporting, going backwards, at a ‘forever stuck’ moment in football history – later sampled by a band who seemed to make a habit of drafting songs on Mercury Retrograde.
Gemini Weather in 2021 and Beyond
Never mind 1964. Or even 1977. The reason the Gemini weather of May-July 2021 is so important, is written in the distant future. From July 7th 2025 until November 8th 2025, Uranus will be in Gemini. Uranus continues in Gemini from April 26th 2026 until August 3rd 2032 and December 12th 2032 until May 22nd 2033. This is the electric car and bicycle revolution, and likely the electric plane revolution too. The seeds of this will be sown in May-July 2021.
Mercury Retrograde is great for creative people. Not great for tourists. The Gemini Mercury Retrograde, Eclipse and North Node repetition in Gemini (the North Node always goes back in 19 year loops) will keep us stuck in the past, which will trigger a radically different future – particularly for travel – from 2025 onwards. Is your chart affected? Watch this space.
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