Sun Enters Gemini (May 20, 2024) | Astrologer Bill Attride

Bill Attride
4 min readMay 20, 2024


Who, What, and now Why…

Today we move into the third realm of the Holy Twelve, and it is here that you meet the majesty and mys­tery that is the Gate of Awak­en­ing, the emer­gence of Intel­li­gence and the path to Self-Real­iza­tion. As the Ancient Wis­dom holds, all of Cre­ation is essen­tial­ly Spir­it, and so the “all” that is the Uni­verse, rang­ing from atoms to organ­isms, to plan­ets and stars and beyond, all of “that” is alive and con­scious as the one real­i­ty of the One.

But it is equal­ly true that there will come a time for each spark of the Divine, for each and every mon­ad of Spir­it in their nev­er-end­ing jour­ney of becom­ing, there is a quin­tes­sen­tial moment where that divine mon­ad moves from being mere­ly con­scious and becomes aware of being a self, to becom­ing self-aware.

This great moment in our spir­i­tu­al jour­ney is what we cel­e­brate at this time every year, as it is also for­ev­er some­where in your own chart too, for now we enter the por­tal and realm known as Gem­i­ni. This gift of self-aware­ness is re-told in many sto­ries through­out the ages of the world, whether it is of Prometheus bring­ing “fire” to humankind, or the “eat­ing of the fruit” from the tree of knowl­edge, or in ancient sto­ries from around the world, of when we were vis­it­ed by beings who impart­ed this gift of self-aware­ness to us.

Why, why are these sto­ries found every­where, and why are they so important?

Because it is by this move­ment into self-aware­ness and intel­li­gence that you were able to begin to become a more con­scious co-cre­ator of your­self. You became aware of time, of remem­ber­ing what came before, and how that shaped what you face now. And, and you became capa­ble of mak­ing a choice, of choos­ing the many pos­si­ble ways of view­ing an expe­ri­ence, of com­par­ing and fold­ing in what you knew from before to bet­ter under­stand what is before you now. And by learn­ing from your mis­takes, you were able to build bet­ter ways of being, so that you could meet the eter­nal now with ever more mean­ing, dis­cre­tion, deter­mi­na­tion, and faith in your capac­i­ty to grow and to change.

We became freer, and no longer bound to mere bio­log­i­cal process­es of evo­lu­tion­ary devel­op­ment; we took our most fate­ful step filled with the promise of our divin­i­ty becom­ing real­ized, but this step came with a cost as well. Because we lost our inno­cence, we lost our organ­ic con­nec­tion to one anoth­er and to the entire­ty of cre­ation. We were torn away from our essen­tial expe­ri­ence of one­ness with life, and we sub­sti­tut­ed our search for mean­ing and con­nec­tion out­ward­ly (and inward­ly) through our intel­lect and intel­li­gence, so that we could build our subjective/objective expe­ri­ences, of mem­o­ry, mean­ing, facts, and truths. Yes, to move for­ward as self-cre­ators we had to rebuild our rela­tion­ship with “the All”, and by each and every expe­ri­ence we made from that moment for­ward we tried to find our way back to the under­ly­ing real­i­ty of the One in all.

That is why this same gift of self-con­scious­ness is also seen and expe­ri­enced to this day as a loss or “fall” too. We lost our inno­cence, our immer­sion in nature and all beings with whom we jour­ney. Because of this loss, our inher­ent endow­ment of nat­ur­al wis­dom became more ten­u­ous, and though we grew and devel­oped our world by and through these tem­ples of knowl­edge, we often lacked a com­men­su­rate bal­ance of wis­dom and humil­i­ty. We flew clos­er to the sun, but we often fell into dark­ness by our seem­ing sep­a­ra­tion from the rest of cre­ation too.

But of course, these errors of com­mis­sion and our sins of omis­sion, these are made by our self-cast shad­ows, by fears forged by mere intel­lec­tu­al­ism, where thought is divorced from empa­thy, com­pas­sion, and love. So, yes, in our more iso­lat­ed thought-forms, held by the illu­sion of so-called pure rea­son, we felt apart and often lost our way.

But we were nev­er alone, nor will we ever be. When we lis­ten for the wind of the spir­it, to the whis­pers of our high­er self, we can remem­ber to feel and to use our intu­ition to slip beyond the lim­its of sim­ple rea­son; and we can use our rea­son to dis­tin­guish between our illu­mi­na­tions and illu­sions too. We can use this gift of self-aware­ness to quick­en our spir­i­tu­al awak­en­ing, while we find in our hearts, in our soul, and by the love of our high­er self the truth that we were not lost at all, nor could we ever be.

We are blessed to think and to feel, to be rea­son­able and com­pas­sion­ate, to be cer­tain yet for­ev­er-ques­tion­ing of our cer­tain­ty. We are made to grow into our full­ness of being of what we are, “ones of the One”, by using this gift of Gem­i­ni to be curi­ous, adapt­able, by delight­ing in our inge­nu­ity, by our capac­i­ty to hold more than one point of view or idea, to move con­stant­ly through the realms of thought by “the­sis, antithe­sis, and syn­the­sis”, striv­ing, search­ing for the answer to the ques­tion “why”.

Long, long ago we were giv­en a gift so that we might ques­tion, well, every­thing. To wan­der and won­der and to ques­tion, “the what and the why and the how” of it all.

Today, and for­ev­er in your essen­tial nature, let us cel­e­brate this gift of Gem­i­ni, the gift of self-aware know­ing, and of our becom­ing a more con­scious­ly car­ing, co-cre­ator of Creation.

Originally published at on May 20, 2024.



Bill Attride

Mr. Attride is known for his unique integration of the spiritual and the psychological dimensions of Astrology.