Gemini 29° (June 19)

I don’t know today will say whether I’m in it to win it or not: Although this exercise requires no props, no set time, no writing, nor going on any field trips, it is likely one of the most difficult we prescribe, particularly for the Gemini woman, which of course means you could benefit most from undertaking it. Still, to head off any inevitable frustration at that pass, we hasten to preface that it isn’t about nailing this task at all—it’s pretty much impossible to do so—rather it is in attempting it that the power and benefit lies; so, to coin a phrase, seek progress not perfection. The exercise is simple in that there is a two-word instruction—don’t think. Different from meditation, which is really listening with a clear mind, the aim here is to create a complete void of thought, to go completely blank, even if for nanoseconds. With mediation, when thoughts come in you observe them, allowing them to pass through and then out of your consciousness. The goal here is a complete white out. You might find that it feels like you’re emptying your mind completely, or that you are forcibly blocking out thought; or some combination of both. Being the sole mutable-air sign—mutable means changeable, air signifies thought—your head space can be a buzzy swirl of ideas and information, delivering jolts of excitement and real shocks to your system. Thus, seeking to X it out can be of great benefit. There is no visualization involved, nothing to imagine, no formula to employ—you are aiming directly for a total blankness. You may get a sense that you achieved it for a second—ah, but you realize that’s a thought, an observation; next time you’re not even going to observe. Try this when you are at your most relaxed, then again when you are at your most stressed and mentally overwhelmed, then when you’re at your most optimistic, then when you are feeling down or disappointed—try it anytime and anywhere. You might discover there is something about this exercise that feels inexplicably like a saving grace, a tool, even a weapon in the war against overthinking the proverbial thousand natural shocks that flesh is heir to. 

To view the original Sabian Symbol themed 2015 Cosmic Blague corresponding to this day: Flashback! The degree point of the Sabian Symbol may at times be one degree higher than the one listed here. The Blague portrays the starting degree of for this day ( 0°,  for instance), as I typically post in the morning, while the Sabian number corresponds to the end point (1°) of that same 0°-1° period. 

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