The New Moon in Gemini wants you to live large

Hello friends,

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.

Multifaceted.

Multiplex.

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.

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This is a feminist project:

being unapologetically multiplex,

defying all society's attempts to box and label us,

embracing our entire selves.

YES:

you can be self-centered and incredibly generous.

YES:

you can be angry and deeply loving.

YES:

you can be difficult and inspiring AF.

When you are your whole

strange

evolving

complex

self:

you shine,

you expand our idea of what's possible, 

and we are all the better for it.

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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.

Get larger.

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