Sign of the Zodiac: Gemini
House of Zodiac: Third House
Dates of Transit: Enters 5/21, Departs 6/20
Elemental Association: Air – Mutable
Ruling Planet: Mercury
Rules: Hands, Fingers, Arms, Shoulders, Upper Ribs, Lungs, Bronchial Tracts, Trachea, Thymus Gland, Nerves and Nervous system
Welcome to Gemini, the zodiac sign of The Twins! Gemini’s herb associations include many well-known favorites that are easy to incorporate in meals or use around your home to celebrate this astrological sign Lavender, Dill, Caraway, Parsley, and Basil among them. As for oils, we celebrate Gemini in our astrological perfume balms with Lavender, Peppermint, Lemongrass, and a proprietary blend of “Sweet Pea Bouquet” (featuring Neroli, Ylang-Ylang, Jasmine, and other floral essences).
First, a look at Lavender. Lavender is well-renowned for its healing and relaxing effect on the body, mind, and spirit; it is often used in both prevention and recovery because it not only facilitates healing, it can also serve to reduce the stress that may initially promote dis-ease in the body. Given Gemini’s association with the lungs and bronchial tracts, it isn’t surprising to find Lavender linked with Gemini: Lavender is indicated for reducing spasmodic coughs. In addition, Lavender’s significant anti-inflammatory and skin-healing properties suggest its incorporation in blends to address burns, bites, rashes, infections, and irritations. Of course, it also relaxes both muscle and emotional tension. One of the simplest ways to bring Lavender into your life is to steep a muslin bag with Lavender buds or flowers in a warm bath. You can also add a few drops of Lavender essential oil to Lavender hydrosol in a spray bottle–it’s perfect for scenting a room, refreshing linens, and toning and clearing skin.
Looking to honor Gemini by breaking bread? Create a delicious meal with seasonal foods featuring the flavor of fresh Basil. A delicious caprese salad of basil, tomato, and fresh mozzarella would be delightful, but I’m partial to pesto: I have Gemini in both my Mars and Venus. My husband must have sensed it as he made homemade basil pesto for me on our second date…
- Fresh Basil
- Raw Pine Nuts
- Parmesan Cheese
- Extra Virgin Cold Pressed Olive Oil
- Fresh cloves of Garlic
Combine all ingredients in a food processor and blend until creamy. If you prefer a little more chunky texture to your pesto, reserve some or all of the nuts and add them later in the puree process.
Bless and blessed be!