Sunday, May 22, 2011


The Gemini pussycat likes variety, to mingle and to socialize...and do they ever enjoy conversing!  Miss Poosey, my mother, used to attempt to engage my hooman in chat at every opportunity... and was always successful.  She is sorely missed.  Gemini kitties are astute and enjoy learning; they also have an abundance of nervous energy and require adequate rest (not a problem with pussycats, eh?)  A variety of activity in playtime balanced with high degrees of tranquility will produce a happy kitty.

If despite your attempts to keep kitty calm you notice signs of nervousness, do try the natural route and offer herbs that address the nervous system, such as Oats (Avena sativa) is a good general nervine and easy to give.  But don't wait until symptoms manifest, a little daily dose or a few times a week is of supreme benefit in providing overall support.  Just add a little cooked oatmeal to kitty's food.   And then there is always that fallback, Catnip (Nepeta cataria), lol.


A medicinal tea is one way for the Gemini-born to bring ease to their active nervous systems.  My hoomin places two heaping tablespoons of Oat straw herb (Avena sativa) in a pint mason jar, over which she pours boiling water to within an inch of the top of
the jar, then covers.  Let steep at least four hours (better overnight on the counter), then strain and drink throughout the day.

Tinctures of nervine herbs will also benefit the Gemini person.  Look to Passionflower (Passiflora incarnata), a mild tranquilizer and sedative; Skullcap (Scutellaria lateriflora), a mild tranquilizer; and Valerian (Valeriana officinalis), tranquilizer par excellence.  As I am not only Gemini but have Uranus opposition my Ascendant, nervous energy is high.  To enable sleep I often have to combine both Passionflower and Valerian tinctures.  Shades of Hamlet, lol:  "To sleep, perchance to dream-ay, there's the rub."

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