The New Moon in Gemini wants you to live large
Tomorrow's the New Moon in Gemini,
so I'm thinking about Walt Whitman.
To be honest, I'm often thinking about Walt,
and especially three lines he wrote
that are among my favorite lines ever written:
Do I contradict myself?
Very well then I contradict myself,
(I am large, I contain multitudes.)
Of course Walt was a Gemini.
Have you noticed? The Gemini among us
are the most unapologetically self-contradictory.
The most happily multitudinous.
They are (at least) two very different people
integrated into one person.
I love that the Gemini remind us so well
that each of us is a jewel.
We have many different sides,
all of us,
but the Gemini display the contrasts most clearly.
I know a Gemini who's devoted and rebellious.
A Gemini who's glamorous and sporty.
A Gemini whose home is as crisp and clean
as her mind and language are smutty.
The Gemini sparkle with contradiction
and it is delightful.
They refuse to be contained
in a fixed identity.
Remember that song from the early 00's?
I'm a bitch, I'm a lover
I'm a child, I'm a mother
I'm a sinner, I'm a saint
I will not be ashamed.
That's by Meredith Brooks.
She's a Gemini, too.
This is a feminist project:
being unapologetically multiplex,
defying all society's attempts to box and label us,
embracing our entire selves.
you can be self-centered and incredibly generous.
you can be angry and deeply loving.
you can be difficult and inspiring AF.
When you are your whole
you expand our idea of what's possible,
and we are all the better for it.
Tomorrow is the New Moon in Gemini,
and its question is this:
Who else are you?
What new identity can you feel emerging?
What might happen
if you fed it, loved it,
and set it free?
You are large.