Yesterday, I was giving a mediumship reading when my client asked if I was getting any messages about bees - she had recently discovered a hive in her home, of all places, and was wondering if it was a message from spirit or someone on the other side.
Little did she know, a few minutes before she sat down, a bee had come into the room I was in and was buzzing in the window shade. It was a honey bee and I didn't want to kill it, so I left it alone - not before saying out loud to my colleague, "Hmm, I wonder if that little bee has a message for one of my clients today."
Just moments after this particular client left, the bee reappeared, flying into the glass at the backdoor. I opened it and she flew out. Apparently she had fulfilled her spiritual duty for the day and was ready to get back to being a normal bee!
This visit from the bee was perfectly timed considering the Sun moves into the sign of Gemini on Friday, May 20th. Whereas Taurus Season is a moment of peaceful contemplation of the innocent beauty of early spring, Gemini season is all systems go. The spring sports, the proms and graduations, the showers and weddings are all on full-tilt. Sometimes it feel like we're all running in a million directions, getting hardly anything accomplished, engaging in mind-numbing small talk and yet feeling strangely okay with it all because the sun is shining, the flowers are blooming, and life is light-hearted and fun!
Gemini is the sign of the twins, the butterfly, the bee. We feel pulled in two directions at once, wanting to stay near the hive and also explore what's around the next corner, discover that new flower, drink in that nectar. Our minds can feel as though they're firing off at a mile a minute, so we may have to watch for anxiety and racing thoughts. Typically, though, Gemini's sense of humor keeps it from getting too worrisome -- in fact, it may be hard to stay focused on any one thing at this time of year.
Now, as we head into the coming week, remember that Mercury (the ruler of Gemini) is still retrograde. This will exacerbate that feeling of being pulled in opposite directions - we desperately want to get up and GO but Mercury tracking backwards in the sky is saying wait.... let's tie up those loose ends first. Come June 3rd, Mercury starts moving forward again so forward momentum will return! In the meantime, just smell the flowers.