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The Gemini Cat
by Celeste Yarnall, Ph.D Artwork by Nazim Artist http://www.NazimArtist.com
With the Gemini Cat I am going to share with my CelestialMusingsblog followers a series of all 12 of the Astrological signs and their special affinity for our cats. These blogs will apply equally well for dogs!
With each edition a bit of astrology background will be included. Whilst I am not an official astrologer, I think we can have fun with this topic and learn more about the personalities of our beloved cats that share our homes and our hearts.
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Let’s explore Astrology for Cats!
Perhaps you already use a bit of astrology to chart your daily life right now, or just enjoy taking a peak at your daily horoscope on line or in a publication, I think we all do this from time to time. However it is certainly not necessary to do much more than that to have fun with Astrology for Cats. Of course many choose to study it in depth and I truly take my hat off to these folks at his a very complex study to say the least. In the spirit of simply delving into the personalty traits of our cats and dogs too I am going to present in order as they come up on our calendars, the 12 sun signs of the zodiac and the corresponding personality traits as they apply to us, our cats, and the special relationship we have with them.
For hundreds of years, we’ve known that the seasons result from changes in the distance and angle of the sun’s rays relative to the Earth, and that the phases of the moon affect the tides, the planting of crops, and of course the hormonal cycles of women. It isn’t a big leap to suppose these variables affect all living things, including our cats.
The only way we can truly assist our cats in the healing and cleansing of their own bodies is to look for clues in their symptomatic picture that can help guide us to appropriate natural remedies or methods of healing. The more aware we become of our cat companions traits and actions, the better equipped we’ll be to help them on every level, including their unique body, mind and spiritual aspects. In ancient times they referred to this study much more seriously than most do today. They had a name for it and that was ‘Astromedicine.’ You can work with astrology on whatever level you feel comfortable or not at all.
We are all unique and important in both the macro and micro cosmos!
Considering that beyond what our cat companions, genetic makeup imparts, the personalities among kittens in a litter tend to be quite similar, even when taking into consideration differences in sex and pecking order. Perhaps this is because they are born close together in time and usually share the same sun sign and several other planetary positions.
Though the serious astrological practitioner would develop a natal horoscope based on the exact time and place of the cat’s birth, this isn’t necessary for our purposes. The care, feeding, and spiritual well-being of our cats can benefit enormously if we simply learn about their astrological archetype. If you don’t know your cat’s birthday or exact age, you could choose a sun sign to celebrate the day you adopted her or the sign closest to her in personality traits. I have previously explored each sign on my Care2 Celestial Musings blog. They are all archived here at the link below if you would like to jump ahead or behind Gemini astrologically, should you wish to explore the other signs. I have now covered them all and this link will take you ahead to the Cancer Cat but again you will find them all listed here, as well.
Throughout the ages, as far back as the Sumerians or possibly earlier, people have applied astrological principles to every aspect of their physical and spiritual lives. In much the same way, you can explore these same 12 sun signs to help you augment your relationship with your cat.
Note: A gender prnoun is used for each sign because each Astrological sign is assigned a gender. I throughout this series to the particular cat for each sign in a masculine or feminine tense. This is just how it has been done through the ages. For example I am a LEO and you will always see Leo referred to with a masculine tense. Every other sign in the 12 signs will have a gender which alternate every month.
Right now we are entering the sign of Gemini so let’s explore the personality of The Gemini Cat which will be referred to by the gender, ‘he.’
- Cardinal element: AIR
- Ruling planet: MERCURY
- Earth color: ORANGE
- Astral colors: RED, WHITE, BLUE
- Gems: BERYL, AQUAMARINE, DARK BLUE STONES
- Mineral element: QUICKSILVER (MERCURY)
GEMINI is governed by the planet Mercury. The nervous system, as well as the respiratory system, glands, fibers and tissues, shoulders, paws, and toes are all governed by this sign. An elementary quality of wet heat is associated with Gemini.
Gemini is male and female, extrovert and introvert, aggressive and passive—all rolled into one cat. This animal is a lesson in duality, giving you a full range of emotions and physical attributes. He’ll give you a nip asking you to pay attention, then she’ll turn around and lick the same spot. He/she, she/he, back and forth. You may think it’s typical feline behavior, but no, it’s just Gemini.
A Gemini will never be your very own lap cat; this one belongs to the world. When you leave Gemini with the house sitter, you may fret that he’ll die without you. But he’s happily bonding with the sitter just in case you don’t come back, and if you don’t, he’ll cozy up to the real estate broker, too. It’s not that he’s fickle; just as the scorpion’s nature is to sting, Gemini’s is to be all things to all creatures. Just pretend you’re as special to him as he makes you feel.
The Gemini cat is a multifaceted, creative cat—poetry in motion. No doubt, he’ll create something, even if it’s havoc.
He’s ruled by Mercury, the winged-footed Greek god, so prepare to fly with him as if he were a catbird. However, he can slip through your fingers like quicksilver. Gemini is an air sign and air must circulate freely, so he will want the run of the house.
Gemini won’t want to sit still for long though, since he’s always in conflict. Just watch that tail swish to and fro. He’ll rarely finish anything, including dinner. Instead, he’ll be off making mischief somewhere.
Gemini is quick. A bird or mouse doesn’t have a chance. He’d like to eat it, but his twin likes to taunt and play with it first—hunger and patience at odds. Could we call him fidgety? No, everyone else is slow. Just let him be, as he changes so fast all his little quirks are here and gone in an instant. His mind sifts through so much so fast that not even the most avid nonverbal communication expert can get it all.
Do you have a Gemini Cat? If so, how does ‘he’ stack up to our model here?
Artwork by Nazim Artist http://www.NazimArtist.com