Ready for a breath of fresh air? Feeling a need to lighten up? With the Sun now in GEMINI, it’s time to get out of the house and back into circulation! Align with the restless, mercurial spirit of this mutable air sign and allow yourself to be distracted from any ruts or routines ‒ variety is the spice of life! School is getting out, vacation plans are being made and people are beginning to scatter for the summer. Take advantage of any opportunities to network, attend a class, workshop or lecture, or take some short trips. Lively conversations, interesting concepts and visits with brothers & sisters, relatives and neighbors could bring you much mental stimulation and elevate your spirits.“Hummingbird medicine” is especially potent this month – buzz about, gather the nectar, check out the local scene and reconnect with your grapevine. Since GEMINI is associated with communication, transportation & distribution, this is an optimal time to catch up with email, handle correspondence and return phone calls. Advertise your services or products, put out a newsletter or circulate a petition. It may also be a good time to update your computer, stereo system, TV or phone so you don’t miss a thing! You’re likely to utilize the services of the library, bookstore, post office, printer, internet, newspaper or local media more than usual. You may be inspired to buy or sell a vehicle, fix up your car or utilize a ride-sharing app.
Mercury—ruling planet of GEMINI—is in TAURUS as this solar month begins. Named after the swift-footed messenger of the gods, Mercury is associated with the mind, logic, ideas & information. While in the sign TAURUS, you’ll be mentally-focused on family & domestic matters, making repairs or fixing things up in your home, doing yard work or getting involved with community or environmental matters. With Uranus also in TAURUS (now at the beginning of its new 7-year transit of this sign), make it a point to change things up in your home life. Free yourself up from repetitive tasks and implement new technologies to update your lifestyle (like a robot vacuum, digital assistant or home security system). The Mercury/Neptune sextile (May 22) suggests a good day for getting things done; consider hiring someone to help take off the load. However, the Mercury/Jupiter opposition, on the same day, cautions against overextending yourself or promising more than you can deliver. Your words could have more impact than usual — think before you speak! Make sure to get out & about with the energetic Sun/Mars trine on May 23; there’s lots of energy available for connecting with others, attending a class, lecture or community meeting, or taking yourself on a local adventure.
You could experience some personal obstacles, social frustrations or the loss of someone dear to you as the Venus/Saturn opposition builds ups and peaks on May 25; don’t delay in communicating your true feelings to your loved ones. An old wave goes out, then a new one comes in with the Mercury/Pluto trine on the same day. A long-term household project could get off the ground — give your creativity full expression and be willing to take some risks!
The mystical Jupiter/Neptune trine, also on May 25, kicks off the Memorial Day weekend. This healing planetary aspect tends to encourage euphoric feelings of emotional & spiritual well-being. Set aside time for contemplation & meditation; empower your visualizations and put your dreams into action. If you’re staying in town, you might want to head to the water park, enjoy a spa day, catch up on your reading or take in a movie. A kind word to those veterans who have served this country is always in order, and you also may feel a desire to lend a helpful hand to those in need.
It may be challenging to get back in the swing of things as the work week starts back up after Memorial Day. The Full Moon in GEMINI & SAGITTARIUS, which comes to a head on May 29 at 7:19 am PDT, could stir up so much activity & information that you may feel stretched out, frazzled & fragmented! Rein in your scattered energies. Breathe! Allow enough time in your schedule for potential traffic snarls or communication mix-ups, and be especially alert while on the road.
Mercury moves on to GEMINI—its own sign— that evening, adding to the frenetic activity. There will be a lot of newsworthy items to discuss, so keep communication clear, speak your mind (yet avoid confrontations) and don’t believe—or pass on—everything you hear. GEMINI, also known as the “twins”, is considered a dual sign. Its astrological symbol (see below) reminds us that that there are always two sides to everything. You may notice that events seem to happen in pairs more than usual this month! June starts off with lots of positive energy due to the intellectually-stimulating Mercury/Mars trine and the expansive grand trine between Venus, Jupiter & Neptune. With Venus in CANCER for the first 3 weeks of this solar month, picnics, food fests and dining experiences will be the focal point of social activities. Nurture your friendships! However, a rough patch could bring some stress to relationships as the star-crossed Venus/Pluto opposition builds up (June 5); don’t force any social situations. Things may be out of focus, vague and unclear as both the Sun & Mercury make a square to Neptune (June 6); avoid business dealings, put things in writing and try to stay clear & conscious! The Mars/South Node conjunction on June 7 could stir up some unexpected drama involving an issue or relationship from the past. Do your best to see both sides of the matter – stay as detached and uninvolved as you can.
Mercury leaves light-hearted GEMINI and slides into sensitive CANCER on June 12. Focus on financial & emotional security, be open to new sources of income or investment opportunities, protect your assets and stock up on necessities. It might be a good time to re-evaluate your possessions and clear out those items that you no longer use or need (although sentimental attachments could get in the way)! Try out some new recipes, read a nutrition book or re-examine your dietary habits; set a new program of self-care in motion.
The New Moon in GEMINI (on June 13 at 12:43 pm PDT) will lighten the mood ‒ there are places to go, people to see, and ideas & information to exchange. GEMINI is associated with the the nose, sinuses, lungs, shoulders, arms & hands. Sniff out the interesting things to do — follow your curiosities! Also on June 13, Venus moves on to extroverted LEO – let out your playful side and seek out some fun entertainment! Be prepared for unusual social interactions and abrupt changes in plans with the Venus/Uranus square on the 14th (so don’t make any plans and expect the unexpected)! Be realistic & cautious in financial affairs with the Mercury/Saturn opposition on June 15; put off signing any contracts until after this passes.
Neptune turns retrograde on June 18, stirring up some temporary chaos & confusion in the energy field; stay conscious and just go with the flow. This solar month ends harmoniously with the joyful Venus/North Node conjunction on June 19; you could find yourself at the right place at the right time! You can look forward to a mental & emotional uplift as Mercury forms a grand trine with Jupiter & Neptune on the 19th & 20th. Communicate your truth, share your feelings and be compassionate to those around you. Live, laugh & love!!!
© 2018 Diane Elizabeth Clarke