Monday, February 26, 2007
Week of the First Quarter Moon in Gemini
"The first quarter moon phase symbolizes the power of reconstruction. After foundations are destroyed rethinking and reconstruction of a situation is brought to the forefront."
3 of Wands
Planetary ruler Neptune
The image for three of wands is 18th century students and scholars taking notes on a model of the heliocentric solar system. This card suggests the use of tools and materials to grasp a progressive knowledge of the universe. Passing knowledge from one generation to the next by use of the written word, mathematics, art, music and oral instruction. The card symbolizes greater awareness through education and innovation. This card also reflects the student who learns from his teacher, the teacher who learns from his student. Expanding on what you know through experimentation that leads to a profound discovery. Being at the edge of discovery use of the microcosm to understand the macrocosm. Inspiration and understanding comes from the use of scale models, math formulas, blue prints, preliminary sketches, and the rough draft, a few notes jotted on paper.
I think the most important thing about this card is the sense of discovery. Once you have learned the 'information' indicated by this card it is one of those "eureka" moments that you are forever changed by. Much like when people first realized the planets were orbiting the sun and not spinning around the earth. Or that the earth was round and not flat. This card is all about explaining new information that you can build on... note in the Gemini moon cards below the phases show how the differing phases impact the idea of learning new information. Looking to the opposite moon phases is also interesting. The first quarter moon in Sagittarius is the 3 of coins it is all about manifesting new ideas as opposed to just explaining.
Traditional tarot meaning: turning away from the past with hope for the future
In a reading: This card represents the understanding of complex systems by the use of scale models. Technology used in the process of teaching.
Other Gemini moon cards...
new moon in Gemini (May 21-June 20)
Embarking on a journey or quest, with the lesson learned a relationship ends.
full moon in Gemini (Nov.22-Dec.20)
last quarter moon in Gemini(Aug 23-Sept 22)
This is the time of the year when the sun crosses back over its path and begins its journey toward shorter and shorter days.
Full Moon Cycle of Gemini
The Ancient Egyptian myth of Shu and Tefnut twin lions.
Have a great week,