Thursday, 11 June 2015

Jupiter in Gemini

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Jupiter in Gemini
25 May, 2024 – 9 June 2025
June 13, 2012 – 27 June 2013
June 30, 2000 - July 13, 2001
July 22,1988 - Nov 30, 1988, Mar 11, 1989 - July 30, 1989
Aug 23, 76 - Oct 16, 1976,  Apr 3, 1977 - Aug 20, 1977, Dec 30, 1977 - Apr 12, 1988
Apr 22, 1965 - Sept 21, 1965
May 9, 1953 - May 24, 1954
May 26, 1941 - June 10, 1942
Jun 12, 1929 - Jun 26, 1930
Jun 29, 1917 - Jul 13, 1918
Jul 21, 1905 - Dec 4, 1905, Mar 9, 1906 - July 30, 1906

The Enormous Library

Imagine entering a library that has a copy of every single book or magazine printed. What would you choose to read first? Second?

To Jupiter in Gemini learners, the enormous library is both heaven and hell. It is heaven because they know books are the key to getting on in this world. Viewed this way, books hold all the information they need to know to be successful, respected and most importantly, knowledgeable. To them, knowledge is God—and they see God as a harsh judge on those who don’t read. The enormous library has become a hell of feeling obligated to read every book in preparation for the “Big Book Review” God will ask them to write one day.

Welcome to the Jupiter in Gemini classroom of super-speedy learners or ones that are completely terrified that they will never measure up.

These pupils will take to the rote learning of letters and sounds like proverbial ducks to water. The teacher could be lulled into a sense a false achievement. The learners know the letters, can imitate the sounds that represent them and they know the order they are supposed to follow. They probably asked to be shown letters in Greek or Japanese. The problem can be that these learners won’t take the leap of faith it takes to put the sounds of letters together to form words. They memorise long passages of familiar books and even know when to turn the page. Because they are such natural mimics, the teachers think they are okay to move onto bigger, more complicated books. So down come the thicker books with far more complicated passages and fewer pictures and out comes independent reading time where pupils are expected to sit for longer periods of time “reading.” Looking at jumbles of letters that seem to make no coherent sense is only fun for a few minutes. Soon the group start doing what they like to do best: chatting. So the teacher comes down on them quite hard. They are punished for not being able to “read” and the learners get the distinct impression that reading is all important, God-like even. By a miraculous process, many of the pupils suddenly “get it” and are reading fluently, quietly and with voracity. For them the heavenly chorus of “Hallelujah!” sounds. The class quickly polarises into those that can read and those that can’t with those who can’t read being forced to kneel at the alter of Knowledge until they are see the light and convert.

Thus converted, these learners discover a world full of books to be read, subjects to study and lessons to learn. Primary school teachers need to the kind of Knowledge who can show their pupils that using their hands to create things in a diligent and precise manner is also a very satisfying feeling.

They can’t wait to get to secondary school to meet new people, new teachers and new subjects. They know reading can take them places and they eagerly consume books, ask for more and the dutiful teachers keep giving them what they want because they are so happy to see such devotion to Knowledge. At about the age of 15, teachers suddenly realise these pupils are unable to analyse texts or to apply precision to their science experiments or they make careless mistakes in their maths work. It becomes apparent to teachers that these learners have spent their educational lives accumulating Knowledge but lack the skills to sort out the valuables they need to do well on their exams. It’s like emptying out their metaphorical rucksacks only to find they don’t have a clue where they’re going to, where they’ve been or where they are at the moment. But they have exams to take so teachers suddenly start cramming higher skills down their unwilling necks. Of course, some will just get on with it and see these skills as further additions to their rucksacks but others will have learned not to take exams so seriously. Because these pupils are so versatile, either extreme is likely to be able to find employment. However, unless they are able to keep learning, these learners will just blow from job to job like tumbleweed in a ghost town.

Teachers with Jupiter in Gemini often fall into the category of jacks of all trades, masters of none. They teach Maths one year, ICT the next and then move to English. You make a genuine effort to get to get to know your colleagues and are extremely adept at finding out what they are good at and what they can offer your pupils. As a networking master, you are an invaluable asset to your pupils but your feet are itching and you may periodically feel the need that Knowledge exists somewhere else other than where you are at that moment. It’s time to move on. Again.

Fine tuning the role of Jupiter:

Jupiter in Gemini is ruled by the planet Mercury. Mercury is the planet of communication and travel. To get a more specific idea of how a person with Jupiter in Mercury grows, look to the sign Mercury occupies.

Mercury in Aries: These children normally speak their mind impulsively and without a thought for others. Their barbed tongues also endow them with a certain straight to the point eloquence. Witty but not usually charming, teachers will have to train these pupils to be aware of the feelings of others. Hot headed exchanges in the playground are to be expected. Parents usually discover these pupils emerge from the womb talking.

Mercury in Taurus: These children enjoy talking so much that their speech is boiled down to carefully chosen words and phonetic nuances. Sometimes these pupils will even decide there is nothing important to say and will therefore remain quiet until called upon. Teachers may find these pupils like singing and more tedious lessons will be learned if these pupils have a chance to exercise their vocal chords in more unconventional ways. Parents may be alarmed that these children would rather not talk but would, instead, prefer to quietly watch the world go by. Don’t worry, they will grow out of it.

Mercury in Gemini: These pupils see the world as one big opportunity to learn and they will seize every chance they get to add to their vast library of knowledge. Although they come across as knowing something about everything, teachers usually discover they lack depth and very often bore too easily. With their short attention spans, they need help showing commitment to their studies. Parents are usually impressed with their child’s eagerness to speak but soon wish for a bit of peace and quiet.

Mercury in Cancer: These learners are creatures of habit and memory and tend to avoid unfamiliar territory if at all possible. They have learned that the unfamiliar is where the hurt is. Because they take everything to heart, they have a difficult time in sorting fact from opinion. Teachers guide them to select reliable sources of information and to be remorseless when disregarding useless information. Parents can encourage an interest in local interests and off set major changes by allowing their child to bring a little reminder from home when inevitable changes arise.

Mercury in Leo: These learners never tire of being admired for their quick wit, passion and eloquence. Unfortunately they seldom give others a chance to speak. For teachers, “circle time” can become a three way circus with pupils all vying for attention as if no one had ever noticed them before. They must be taught to take their turns. Parents usually find it irresistible to let little Johnny recite poetry in the style of Lawrence Olivier but must remember that resentments can build up.

Mercury in Virgo: These learners learn by consuming a mental diet of the finest organic ingredients. Detesting the trivial, they soon earn a reputation for being hard nosed critics. With their discerning minds, these learners are almost always the teachers’ pets and very often these pupils attract resentment from others. Parents of these children may often worry for their bookish ways but rejoice in their ability to master the most complex ideas.

Mercury in Libra: These learners do not seem to learn if left to their own devices. They need another person to not only keep them company but to compare themselves to. Sensitive to the needs of others, they are quick to balance out any inequalities and smoothly hammer out differences amongst their other friends. Teachers despair over their inability to maintain silent conditions in exams. Parents of these children worry over their lack of academic progress but soon discover their true talents reside outside of books.

Mercury in Scorpio: These learners seem to be able to look straight through the insignificant stuff and head directly to the jugular vein of knowledge. Their acidic remarks in class often make their teachers think their personal papers have been snooped through. Sometimes these pupils can be difficult to like and they need to understand how they hurt other people. Parents of these children wonder what they get up to in their closed bedrooms. If in doubt, check it out.

Mercury in Sagittarius: These learners don’t so much talk as preach. Although they seem to possess a curious mind, they can sometime seem to lack discretion in their choice of conversation. Someone always gets offended and does exactly what these learners like best: engaging in a hot debate. Teachers need to continually encourage these pupils to justify their opinions with facts rather than hot air. Parents of these children will often become worried over their child’s intrepid search for truth that usually leads them to a foreign country. Or a black eye.

Mercury in Capricorn: These learners understand the importance of earning an education. They sneer at experimentation and eagerly embrace the tried and trusted. Teachers worry because they are often pedestrian like in their quest for knowledge. However, they always learn at a steady rate and often just need a bit more confidence so they can bring their ideas out into the open. Parents often marvel at the zest these children show for household chores and responsibilities.

Mercury in Aquarius: These learners like to do things differently to the rest of the class and they will do anything to avoid the conventional way of doing things. They do most of their learning outside of the classroom but will occasionally deign to demonstrate their knowledge if the teacher sits down with everyone else. Teachers worry that their obsessions with the strange and unnatural will prevent them from getting into Oxbridge. Parents just worry.

Mercury in Pisces: These learners need to be at one with the learning process. This is usually accomplished through learning by osmosis (placing a book under their pillow and dreaming of exam success). Teachers very often feel more like alarm clocks than educators and are frequently disturbed by these pupils’ blind acceptance of all facts presented to them—even those that seem on opposite ends of the spectrum. Parents worry that their child expresses himself better through art and poetry rather than words.

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