Marker Star: Castor, the Mortal Twin of Gemini (18° - 20° Cancer), the horse whisperer. He loves horses, horse-power and travelling.
The Geminids shoot yellowish stars at the rate of about one per minute. Among them may be earth grazers which are long, bright shooting stars. The Geminids should peak around 13 December. This will make sighting more possible as the sky will be dark. On a mundane level this means that we will be able to see things more clearly but warns us against impulse control actions such as speeding and overspending. The energy will last for a couple of days.
Geminids meteor showers originate from an Apollo, a near-earth asteroid named 3200 Phaethon. In mythology Phaeton is a young man driven to prove himself regardless of the consequences. Phaeton was the son of Helios, the sun god, who drove his shiny chariot drawn by four fiery and powerful steeds across the sky each day to light and warm the earth. Phaeton wished to drive his father's chariot and in the process scorched the earth creating the Sahara desert. Zeus hit the boy with a thunderbolt to stop him. Hence the term, careful what you wish for.
The modern day version of the myth is the well known Santa Claus and his sleigh being pulled by his famous reindeer: Rudolph, Dasher, Dancer, Vixen, Comet, Cupid, Donder and Blitzen (lightning).
In December we have more and brighter shooting stars (meteor showers) than any other time of the year, presaging the birth of the Divine Son (sun).
When you wish upon a star, makes no difference who you are, anything your heart desires will come to you. (Disney Movie Song).
Rulers: Saturn (Roman Sun God), Mars (red planet of energy and action), Venus and St Nicholas.
In December Scorpio (red) rules the day sky and Taurus (green) rules the night sky. Thus the appropriate colors for December are Santa's red and the green Christmas tree.
Meteor Showers exert an enormous influence on the weather. Meteor showers presage major world events.
Influence on Society at large: This energy is all about horses (reindeer), travelling, exchanging gifts and granting wishes. There will be an increase in social gatherings or social reform at this time. People may want to socialize more but there is also a warning against overindulgence and violence. Diseases and accidents associated with water are now possible. Body, mind and soul healing are possible during these showers, so now is an excellent time for medical treatment; to see a psychologist / psychic; and visit a temple or spiritual retreat. Dancing, music and entertainment industries will all do well. These meteor showers influence the 11th house of gains and so monetary gain for all is indicated. It brings financial gains, social gatherings, journeys, creativity, fame and wealth. On the negative side it can bring unforeseen accidents, drowning, violence, poisoning, pessimism, depression and even suicide.
On a personal level: the influence will be felt where Gemini lies in your birth chart. In that particular area of life (eg love life) you will encounter a sudden rush of events. These events will often come as a result of one's past interactions with people. This is a good time to reinvent yourself. Rejuvenate, realign and hold positive regard for yourself and others. It is only when we love and regard ourselves that we can do the same for others.