The week ends with the New Moon in Gemini, the sign of duality. Gemini rules communications which means this could be a big weekend for talk, conversation and negotiations.
So, find yourself a friend (or an enemy), have those all important heart-to-hearts and use the dynamic New Moon energy to start the ball rolling, initiate a conversation and get things moving.
Here’s all you need to know about this month’s New Moon. Seven ways to make the most of this lively Gemini star sign energy.
1. Be still during the exact time of the New Moon. It’s ideal for meditation, active gratitude and thinking ahead.
2. Make a wish on the crescent moon. This will appear in the night sky a day or two after the New Moon date (see below). When you first catch sight of the new moon, set your intentions. Write them down, say them out loud. This is the time to use the pro-active energy of the New Moon.
3. Pick up the phone, send an email, fire off a text. This is an excellent opportunity to book an appointment, line up a meeting or interview or apply for a job or new role. Gemini’s nature is quick and lively. Use witty repartee to get yourself noticed.
4. Read a book, do puzzles, study something new, go back to school. Being curious is a key Gemini trait. Research proves that using your mind and brain power keeps you youthful and engaged in life. Master a language, hone your skills, keep learning.
5. Gemini’s ruling planet, Mercury, is also in Gemini during the New Moon & conjunct Venus, a symbol of social connections. However, it won’t be long before Mercury turns retrograde on June 18th and Mercury enters its shadow phase at the beginning of June. Another reason to be spontaneous and speedy. Ideally, make your key moves over the next fortnight.
6. Gemini rules siblings and neighbours, also your local community. Which people are foreground in your life and how can you use your connections to benefit one another? Who can you reach out to this weekend, who can you help?
7. Question everything. Gemini is one of the mutable star signs, changeable and restless. Most Geminis have a flip side to their nature and don’t always say what they mean. Doing nothing isn’t an option right now. Instead, be curious, question everything, don’t believe everything you hear. Gemini’s the trickster who keeps everyone on their toes and Neptune is prominent all month with its themes of fantasy & unreality. Don’t be fooled!
8. Where’s Saturn in your chart? Saturn in Aquarius makes a supportive trine aspect to the Gemini New Moon. And, Saturn is at 1 degree Aquarius, close to where the significant Jupiter-Saturn conjunction takes place later this year on December 21, 2020. Therefore, this is the time to lay the groundwork for what lies ahead. What you start right now can sow seeds that will flourish later in the year.
9. Look upwards. When you’re searching for the crescent Moon in the night sky this weekend, look for Venus & Mercury. Venus has been a bright star for some time but is dipping closer to the horizon as she prepares to head into the underworld and return as a morning star. If you look west just after sunset, you may be able to find Venus close to the crescent Moon and a fainter star, Mercury. They are all close together – May 24th is the best date for stargazing.
Here are the areas of your life to make a fresh start, communicate & explore new ideas:
Aries – local community, ideas, communications
Taurus – money & values
Gemini – personal goals, image & identity
Cancer – your inner world, retreat & self-care
Leo – friends, groups & wider society
Virgo – career & status
Libra – your place in the world, study & education
Scorpio – joint finances & sexuality
Sagittarius – love & relationships, contracts
Capricorn – job & health, service to others
Aquarius – birth i.e. kids, romance, creative projects
Pisces – home & family
Happy New Moon In Gemini – keep it real
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Venus, the planet ruling love & money, art & beauty turns retrograde today May 13, 2020. This means she will be moving in reverse, backwards through the zodiac until June 25, 2020.
So what does Venus retrograde mean for you, what do you need to avoid and how can you make the most of Venus’ change of direction?
When a planet turns retrograde, its energy is said to be weakened. Venus, the planet, will disappear from the night sky and return as a morning star. She’ll be hidden from view for a short while during the next six weeks.
This gives you a clue as to the themes of Venus retrograde. What’s hidden from you or is changing direction? Traditionally, this is not the time to engage avidly with Venusian pursuits, i.e. don’t marry, have cosmetic surgery or make a major investment. This is because you may regret your decisions or choices once Venus is back up to speed.
When planets are retrograde, their attention and focus is turned inwards. You may be reflecting about love, what it means to you, whether you’re in the right relationship, what sort of relationship you want, etc.
Money too may fall under the cosmic microscope during this retrograde phase. A time when you need to let go of some of your long-held beliefs or ideas around money, when you need to explore new ways to make money. For now, favour contemplation and experimentation rather than out-and-out action.
Sometimes, a lover goes absent or quiet on you during Venus retrograde. Alternatively, you’re the one who needs to retreat.
As with all retrograde phases, Venus retrograde connects you to the past. You may hear from an ex or a childhood sweetheart. If you still have fond feelings for someone in your own past, this is a good time to get back in touch to explore those feelings once again.
Venus In Gemini
Venus is turning retrograde in Gemini, the sign of communication. Traditionally, Venus in Gemini moves with a light step and likes to keep the emotional realm moving and easy. This is not the time to make a commitment or torture yourself with a major decision.
As Gemini likes to communicate, you could find that romantic poetry pours out of you during this Venus retrograde phase. Or, a desire to write love letters or chat or gossip about love. You may be craving hugs too.
The last Venus retrograde phase took place in October/November 2018 when Venus dived deep into Scorpio. This was a passionate and intense retrograde phase, revealing the deep and dark places within.
Venus retrograde in Gemini has the potential to be more playful, more go-with-the flow. However, there is a sense of not knowing during this Venus retrograde and needing to being ok with that.
Gemini is the trickster, so be wary of promises made during this Venus retrograde phase. Words can have a double meaning and Venus retrograde in Gemini can make for a fickle or changeable love life.
Also, don’t believe everything you hear during the next six weeks. This applies to the news and the media as well as personal relationships.
At the very least, try not to make assumptions. Play with words, allow yourself to be in two minds about love and keep your options open until Venus turns direct. Know that other people may be doing the same.
Venus Square Neptune
As Venus turns retrograde today, she is square to Neptune, adding to the veil of fantasy & illusion, secrets & lies. Venus is in Neptune’s realm throughout May, conjuring up a time of make-believe.
This is ideal for channelling your imagination and dreams into art or creating beauty. Or, finding your form of escape from the world, e.g. music, poetry or film.
Use this time to reassess what you value in life, where your desires lie and to recognise who or what’s important to you. You’ll benefit from a slower pace, so allow life to unfold.
Use this retrograde period to alter your perspective, gain insight into your needs and learn more about what you truly love and desire.
Wait until late June before making up your mind about any Venus-related issue. Apply what you’ve learned during the retrograde phase once Venus emerges from her journey into the underworld.
Dates & Degrees
The most intense dates during this whole phase are the start and end of the retrograde period when Venus’ energy is most concentrated.
The key dates and degrees to note are May 13 – 22 Gemini (retrograde phase) and June 25 – 5 Gemini (direct phase). Notice what happens in your own life as Venus switches direction. What messages or synchronicities is she offering?
Venus retrograde can symbolise a change of heart. Yet, don’t rush or demand answers. Once Venus turns back to direct motion at the end of June, you may view your relationship or love from a fresh perspective.
We are moving into a six week period of experimentation, a time of unknowing when things may need to unravel and be talked about before they can be woven back together.
What It Means For You
Venus retrograde will fall in a particular sector of your horoscope. This is where you’re being asked to tread lightly. Read both your Sun sign and your Ascendant sign.
Gemini: Your personal relationship with love, your ability to love more than one person, your body, your image & appearance
Cancer: Unrequited feelings, love affairs, private yearnings, secrets, your inner journey & spiritual path, your creative source
Leo: Love & friendship, your love for a group of people, for society, for humanity
Virgo: Love & business, your status, your career & vocation, finding fame
Libra: Foreign connections & loving relationships, gaining knowledge & new experiences where you find meaning in life
Scorpio: Your sexuality & sex life, your joint finances, e.g. with institutions or exes.
Sagittarius: Your relationships, both personal & professional, your 1-to-1’s
Capricorn: Everyday love, how you serve other people, your work & lifestyle, your health & well-being
Aquarius: Romance & love affairs, your creativity, your children, what brings you pleasure
Pisces: Your family, love & past connections, your home & property
Aries: Flirtation, love letters, your local community, your siblings & neighbours
Taurus: What you value highly in life, your love of money & assets, your self-worth
This week’s Full Moon falls in Scorpio. It’s the last of three Super Moons in a row, which means they’re closer to the earth than usual and more beautiful to behold. Do make sure you go out and gaze at its beauty in the night sky.
The Moon reaches its peak during the Full Moon phase. The deep & dark water sign, Scorpio, is linked to healing, regeneration & transformation.
Scorpio rules sex, money, death & rebirth and all things taboo. It’s about the psyche and what’s hidden. Scorpio’s keyword is power, whether you use it to good or bad effect. We’re hanging out in the underworld, the night world when we’re in Scorpio’s domain.
Full Moon Energy
Full Moons are a time when emotions are heightened and important matters can be brought to completion. Full Moons are linked to pregnancy and giving birth. The light of the Full Moon shines on all areas and this can be exposing, sometimes confrontational.
In Scorpio, you can enter into the dark, untouched places releasing emotions that have been hidden away or ignored. You encounter the shadow side of life. By digging deep, you find the part of yourself that’s fearless, authentic and real.
This is not always a comfortable place to be. If you are a Scorpio or have Scorpio planets in your chart, you might already understand that a journey through the underworld can unearth hidden riches.
When you explore and embrace all of life, the dark as well as the light, you tend to emerge wiser and stronger for the experience.
Cycle of Life & Death
The cycle of life and death is clearly shown through the opposite signs of Taurus and Scorpio. During this Full Moon, the Sun is in the earth sign Taurus linked to nature and growth and the Moon is in the water sign Scorpio linked to death, also rebirth. Regeneration, compost, the eternal cycle of life and death which is never-ending.
The Full Moon in Scorpio can highlight where you need to be healed and where best to channel your own healing abilities. You might uncover issues around power or where you feel powerless. You might discover where you’re in control and where you can tap into your own inner power to accomplish incredible feats.
This is the perfect opportunity to make an important decision in your own life and trust your intuition in doing so. At the Full Moon it’s about doing what “feels” right rather than what you think you should be doing. Be confident and stand strong in your power.
The Moon has always been linked with women and in ancient times, Moon Goddesses ruled. Women were fertile, creators, the ones who gave birth to new life.
The Moon played an important part in agriculture and food, vital elements, and time was defined by the 13-month lunar calendar. Each month consists of approximately 28 days, one whole cycle of the Moon as it waxes and wanes from Full Moon to New Moon and back to Full Moon. A woman’s menstrual cycle synchronises with the Moon’s phases.
Mercury sextile Neptune
Also, during this Full Moon, there are two key planets pulled in to the magic. They are Mercury in Taurus, the planet of communication and Neptune in Pisces, the planet of dreams & the imagination, both at 20 degrees of their respective star signs.
This combination feels ideal for making a wish, it suggests vivid dreams, a time to listen closely to your subconscious, the night world. Find the earthy, wild place within yourself that knows how to conjure up new ideas, new longings, new passions. Dig deep to discover what’s being sourced within you.
This is a powerful Full Moon, one that’s perfect for ritual & honouring the instinctive, intuitive side of life. Switch off your mind, be in your body & feel your connection to the earth, to your people, the links that bind us all together.
The Moon in Scorpio is especially witchy and magical and taps into all things dark and hidden. It’s a Full Moon ripe with power and potential.
The Lunar Nodes are the points where the Moon’s path crosses the ecliptic, the Sun’s path in the sky. Karmic points in astrology, the Nodes are also called the Dragon’s Head and Tail.
In your birth chart, the nodes help reveal your soul purpose, your destiny in this lifetime.
This week on May 5, 2020, the Lunar Nodes move into new zodiac signs. The North Node moves into Gemini and the South Node moves into Sagittarius where they will remain for the next 18 months, until January 19, 2022.
The Nodal Cycle takes approximately 18-19 years. The last two times the Lunar Nodes were in Gemini/Sagittarius in the same combination were October 13, 2001 to April 14, 2003 and March 17, 1983 to September 12, 1984. How do events back then mirror what’s happening in your life now?
Whichever sign and house you find the North Node in, the South Node is always in the opposite sign and house. The placing of the North Node is what you’re striving or aiming for in this lifetime. It’s your life lesson, your destiny and your major area of learning.
The South Node is where you retreat to, your comfort zone, your habitual place. In traditional astrology, it can indicate your downfall and what’s not good for you. If you believe in past lives, it’s thought that you’re stuck in your South Node destiny until you break free, stop repeating the same patterns and move on.
The Lunar Nodes & Eclipses
The Lunar Nodes are an integral part of the eclipse cycle and their meaning for you may start to kick in more once the Gemini/Sagittarius eclipse cycle begins in June 2020.
However, if you have key planets/angles at 29 degrees of the mutable signs, Gemini, Virgo, Sagittarius, Pisces, you may already feel that this is a pivotal turning point in your life. Like the eclipse cycles, the nodes move backwards through the zodiac so this is where they start the new cycle.
Eclipses are not by their nature good nor bad. Yes, they can sweep in to move things forward in life, sometimes at a fast rate and they tend to bring what’s hidden to light.
It can be hard to plan for them other than recognise that they often coincide with life’s highs and lows. They symbolise a time when the pendulum of fate swings dramatically and that can be both exhilarating and scary.
Sometimes, change happens close to the eclipse date or seeds are sown and events build towards a major turning point. Ideally, you’re wise not to plan big events for eclipse dates. Instead, wait a few days and see what’s revealed as the light returns and a new landscape is revealed.
Here are the dates of the upcoming Gemini/Sagittarius eclipse cycle:
Lunar Eclipse [15 Sagittarius 34] – June 5 2020
Lunar Eclipse [8 Gemini 38] – November 30 2020
Solar Eclipse [23 Sagittarius 08] – December 14 2020
Lunar Eclipse [5 Sagittarius 26] – May 26 2021
Solar Eclipse [19 Gemini 47] – June 10 2021
Solar Eclipse [12 Sagittarius 22] – December 4 2021
The New Nodal Axis – Gemini/Sagittarius
With the current shift in the nodal axis, it’s important to think about the signs involved and what they represent. The nodes are leaving the star signs Cancer and Capricorn, where they’ve been since November 7, 2018.
Cancer and Capricorn are the star signs that represent your foundations, home (Cancer) and work (Capricorn). They represent country & clan (Cancer), government & big business (Capricorn).
On a global level, we can see how major this cycle has been. The last set of eclipses in Cancer & Capricorn took place on December 26, 2019 – a Solar Eclipse in Capricorn and January 10, 2020 – a Lunar Eclipse in Cancer. The latter eclipse coincided with the Saturn/Pluto conjunction in Capricorn on January 12, 2020, a symbol of endings. The emergence of Covid-19 has brought total change to the foundations of our lives.
We already know some of what the nodes moving into Gemini/Sagittarius will bring. For example, this highlights significant change with regard to air travel, tourism, commuting, road travel, transport, education, our school systems, our beliefs, religion, faith, our philosophy on life – Gemini/Sagittarius themes.
We currently have cleaner skies, quieter roads and are finding new ways to do business without leaping on a plane or getting in the car. I hope that during the new Gemini/Sagittarius nodal cycle we will find ways to stay connected across our world and keep the lines of communication open at the same time as caring for our precious earth. It will no doubt be a big ask, especially if you have a gypsy spirit and love your freedom.
What does the new Lunar Node cycle mean for your star sign?
Here’s a quick guide to the Lunar Nodes in Gemini & Sagittarius in relation to your Sun sign. Read your Ascendant sign too, if you know it.
The North Node falls in your 1st house ruling your physical body, your image & profile, your personal goals and ambitions. This is about learning to put yourself and your own needs first, enjoying a relationship without losing your own identity within it. Your default mode may be to rely on a partner to make decisions, either in your personal or professional life. Yet, your destiny lies in focusing on what you want in life and developing a strong sense of personal identity.
The North Node falls in your 12th house ruling retreat, solitude and inner quiet. When life gets too busy and too noisy, you can’t hear the call of the universe and you lose your way and your natural intuition. This is about finding a balance between work & service to others and enjoying and appreciating time alone. Your default mode is to take on too many obligations but your destiny lies in developing your spiritual path and leading a slower pace of life. This is less about the world of the go and more about spiritual surrender.
The North Node falls in your 11th house ruling friendship and your involvement within groups, clubs or society in general. You benefit from networking and teamwork. When you forge new alliances you can make more of a difference in what you do. Your default mode is to have fun, be creative and enjoy a playful approach to life. Yet, your destiny lies in developing a strong sense of group consciousness and putting your creative talents to good use in a community setting or a social or political organisation.
The North Node falls in your 10th house ruling your career and vocation and where you’re heading in life. This is a powerful placing for you and it’s about finding your personal mountain to climb, creating ambitions and goals that help you make progress and move forwards. Your default mode is to stay at home and keep safe within the comfort of your family. Yet, your destiny lies in fulfilling your ambitions, taking on new status and achieving your long-term goals. Also, it’s about supporting the ones you love by working hard and fulfilling your potential.
The North Node falls in your 9th house ruling travel, higher education and your personal philosophy on life. This is about expanding your horions and widening your vision for what you want in life rather than getting too caught up on the ideas without also embracing the experience. Your default mode is to talk about what you want to do or read books endlessly. Yet, your destiny lies in finding your role within the world, moving abroad, studying for new qualifications or taking your learning to the next level.
The North Node falls in your 8th house ruling joint finances, the hidden mysteries of the world and taboo topics, such as sex, money, death & rebirth. You may be interested in exploring unknown realms and looking at what lies beyond the ordinary and everyday. Your default mode is to hold on tight to what you have. Yet, your destiny lies in realising that money is energy and more than just a commodity. Work alongside other people to raise money or boost one another’s prospects. Become a powerful force and help transform your own and other peoples’ lives.
The North Node falls in your 7th house of relationships. This means the big area of learning is in your 1-to-1 relationship. You may experience lessons around giving and receiving or how to function effectively as one half of a couple. Your default mode is to retreat into yourself when things go wrong. Yet, your destiny lies in creating a powerful union either in love or professionally. If you find yourself feeling lonely or cut off, reach out and create new connections in your life.
The North Node falls in your 6th house ruling your work, service and health. This is about dealing with the practical aspects of life. The more efficient your routine and the more you factor in exercise and diet to create a healthy lifestyle, the smoother your life flows. Your default mode is to lose yourself in spiritual pondering. Yet, your destiny lies in finding a way to serve others and recognising that your everyday skills can make a difference in the world. Be wary of an over-active imagination or dreaming your life away. Take practical steps to find meaning and purpose.
The North Node falls in your 5th house ruling your creativity, children, entertainment and love affairs. It’s your turn to have fun and to find ways to express yourself and show off your unique skills and talents. You’re at your best when you’re creative for your own sake rather than helping others discover their creativity. Your default mode is to disappear into the crowd or feel like an outsider. Yet, your destiny lies in declaring your heart and following your passion. For some of you, this will include having a baby or a passionate love affair.
The North Node falls in your 4th house ruling your home, family and where you come from. It’s the people closest to you who matter the most. You may be starting a family or taking a break from work to be at home. Your default mode is to be outwardly ambitious. Yet, your destiny lies in creating a safe place you can call home and caring for the people you love. You may also feel inclined to do this at work, to bring people together in order to create a close bond.
The North Node falls in your 3rd house ruling communication, transport, siblings, neighbours and your local community. You’re the messenger and gathering knowledge and passing on ideas becomes more urgent. You discover your voice and how to use your words to make a difference. Your default mode is to retreat into your ivory tower and develop your ideas on your own. Yet, your destiny lies in connecting with others locally and online to share ideas and make the wheels of your chosen industry run smoother.
The North Node falls in your 2nd house ruling your personal money, your possessions and what you value. You can learn many lessons about money now, what it means to you, how to attract money into your life and how to make your money go further. Your default mode may be to rely on others for your financial well-being. Yet, your destiny lies in learning about your own money mindset and realising that, when it comes to cash and being rich or poor, it’s your responsibility.
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The Sun is in earth sign Taurus as May begins. It remains here until the 20th and this is where you find talk planet Mercury until the 11th. Taurus is your communication sector and it’s important to find people you can talk to, both for fun and advice & support.
Wherever Taurus falls in your horoscope, this is where there’s a chance to feel grounded, more stable and secure in these uncertain times. Ensure you keep the lines of communication open and help out in your local neighbourhood, if that works for you.
Also, Mercury and the Sun team up with your traditional ruling planet, Jupiter, on the 10th and 17th. Jupiter is currently alongside Pluto in Capricorn and your friendship and group sector.
This is where there’s a theme of rebirth or renewal. You might have powerful friends in your life. Or, find yourself engrossed with a group, club or society, probably online.
It wouldn’t be surprising to find you playing a supportive role in other people’s lives, as this comes naturally to you as a Sun Pisces. You might be keeping tabs on your friends or neighbours. If you are, the good news is that this is what can help and support you too.
The earth signs are slow burners. Often, it’s the amount of hard work and commitment you put in that brings rewards. This sector of your horoscope also rules siblings and schools, so look to your involvement within these areas to see what adds richness and depth to your life.
People are definitely important now as is education, study and learning. The Full Moon on the 7th cuts across the Taurus/Scorpio axis of the zodiac. You may make a key decision about your own study on or around this date. Or plan to teach or get organised around home schooling. Full Moons often bring clarity and they are a good time to trust your natural intuition.
A Change In Pace
Mid-month brings a shift of pace for a couple of different reasons. Firstly, your planet Jupiter turns retrograde on the 14th and there are two other key planets switching direction: Saturn on the 11th and Venus on the 13th.
Therefore, look at what’s coming to an end. Or, where you need to do things differently. There could be a reason why you have to drop everything to be there for someone close. This could be a friend or neighbour, but family are also under the cosmic spotlight in May.
Home & Family
This is because of the key planets moving through Gemini and your home and family sector. Venus, the planet of relating, is here all month and is joined by Mercury from the 11th the 28th and the Sun from the 20th onwards. As Gemini is the sign of communication, it’s important to connect with loved ones, whether on or off-line.
The New Moon this month on the 22nd also falls in Gemini, a good date to initiate something new in these areas. You may put your house on the market, arrange a Zoom call with family or start something new that helps you all come together.
Venus rules beauty so you may be keen to repaint your kitchen cupboards or be looking at alternative ways of organising a family celebration. Your star sign Pisces is one of the mutable signs, so you have an ability to adapt and be flexible. This skill will serve you well, especially from mid-month onwards as a new landscape emerges.
Mars enters Pisces
Plus, on the 13th, you have action planet Mars firing things up in your star sign Pisces where it remains until the end of June. As this coincides with Venus’ retrograde phase from May 13th to June 25th, you may need to step in to a leading role within your family. What’s changing, what’s shifting in these key areas of your life?
Alternatively, you might recognise you need more time for yourself or your personal goals and aims. Mars is an ambitious planet so see where you want to be more pro-active in your life. Mars teams up with live-wire Uranus on the 25th, a great date to start something new, perhaps online.
Neptune, your co-ruler, clashes with Venus on the 4th and 20th and this combination is wistful but illusory. Don’t believe everything you hear this month and recognise when you feel confused or sense that you’ve lost your way.
You need things in life that inspire you and give you hope and faith. Read the news less if it leaves you feeling worried and channel your wonderful imagination into artistic or spiritual dreams and schemes.
As May begins, it’s important to recognise what brings you stability or helps you feel grounded in these uncertain times. The Sun is in Taurus at the base of your horoscope until the 20th where it’s joined by Mercury, the planet of communication, until the 11th.
Taurus rules your home and family sector, your past and where you come from. Uranus, your co-ruler, is in this same sector of your horoscope and this isn’t an easy combination.
Taurus is fixed earth and Uranus is the planet of change and unpredictability. If you’ve been feeling unsettled or your home situation is challenging, pay close attention and see what you can do to sort things out.
This may involve letting go or moving on in some way. Jupiter and Pluto are currently in Capricorn and the most hidden sector of your horoscope. They team up with Mercury and the Sun on the 9th/10th, the 15th/17th.
These combinations pull you back towards the past. At the same time, they urge you to break free or release the past in a way that will help you moving forwards.
This may be a time of grief or loss or coming to terms with what’s been and gone. Keep your feet firmly placed on the earth and look at how and where you can put down roots or find more security in your life.
The Full Moon on the 7th is an ideal time to stop and contemplate about your future path. This Full Moon falls in Scorpio and your career and vocation sector. As Full Moons bring clarity, this is an ideal time to make new commitments and trust your intuition in making a key decision regarding your home and your next steps.
Fun & Good Times
Also, this month, there’s a lot of activity in a fellow air sign, Gemini, and this is good news for you. Gemini rules the sector of your horoscope that represents romance, children & pregnancy, creative projects, entertainment and luck.
Obviously, you may not be able to embrace all the pleasures that Gemini promises. Yet, it is important to look on the bright side and make the most of what you do have in your life.
Air signs, like yourself, love connection and interaction with other people. This is what brings you to life. And, you have Venus, the planet of love, in Gemini throughout the month of May. Where can you make merry? Where can you find pleasure and enjoyment?
Mercury is here from the 11th to the 28th and is joined by the Sun on the 20th. Two days later, there’s a stunning New Moon in Gemini on the 22nd, an ideal date for new beginnings, for launching a project, for starting something new.
Keep the lines of communication open throughout May and play around with your skills and talents. You may discover you’re a natural home-teacher or find that you have a flair for writing or podcasting or making people laugh. Actively embrace more of what you love.
A Shift In Pace
Mid-month brings a shift in pace, a change in direction. Some countries may come out of lockdown mid-month. You are one of the star signs for which there’s more movement, more options available. Yes, you need to be adaptable and flexible but go with the flow and see where life leads.
Your traditional planet, Saturn, turns retrograde in Aquarius on the 11th and two days later action planet Mars leaves your star sign Aquarius. Therefore, you may find that the focus is less on you and more on other people.
Perhaps, you’re able to do more and not feel so alone. Or, maybe you recognise that you want or need to be more engaged with others. Let go of the things that aren’t working out and be open to new opportunities.
Mid-month could be the time when you realise you need to sort out your finances and fast. Mars leaves Aquarius and enters Pisces and your personal money sector on the 13th where it remains until the end of June.
As this coincides with Venus’ retrograde phase from May 13th to June 25th, the two areas are linked. You might feel more ambitious because you recognise what you can and can’t afford. You may decide that hoping for things to work out isn’t as effective as taking action.
Or perhaps, it’s because of another person’s actions that you’re galvanised into picking up the pace. Either way, it’s time to be pro-active when it comes to money, whether out of necessity or a desire to do more.
As a humanitarian star sign, you’re usually more than willing to share what you have. Mars’ move into Pisces could coincide with a self-sacrificing act or a new initiative that enables you to raise funds for a deserving charity.
Earth signs dominate as May begins which should be good news for you. Talk planet Mercury is in Taurus until the 11th and the Sun remains here until the 20th.
Taurus rules all the good things in your life so this is an ideal time to focus on simple pleasures and be grateful for the things that you do have. This might include romance, your children, creative projects or your skills and talents.
Earth signs, like yourself, are often at their best when you have a project to keep you busy. You need something to work towards that helps you feel you’re achieving something in life, even if it’s not within traditional parameters.
Smell The Roses
Also, it’s a good time to slow down the pace if you haven’t already. Take time out to be in nature, smell the roses, relax, play and seek enjoyment. Some times, it’s literally by walking in nature and on the earth that you feel more grounded, stable and secure.
This is a good month to put some changes in place that focus on your well-being and lift your spirits. Mercury and the Sun team up with Pluto and Jupiter in Capricorn on the following dates: 9th/10th and 15th/17th.
The theme is rebirth or renewal. There could be news of a pregnancy or birth. Or perhaps, you’re developing plans to help your children, to educate and teach them.
It’s also a good month to commit to a new skill or talent. Anything artistic or hands-on is likely to bring you fulfilment.
And, don’t rule out love. It’s not the easiest environment for meeting someone new but when planets are in Taurus, romance beckons. The Full Moon on the 7th is gorgeous both for love and soul-mate connections. Reach out to others and be around people who are good for you.
Work & Health
There’s also a strong focus on the star sign of Gemini this month, which rules your work and routine, how you serve others and your health. You may prefer to be busy and hav work or a project to get your teeth into.
This is about finding work or activities that fulfil you and benefit other people as well as yourself. You may choose to volunteer or coach others. Gemini is the sign of communication, both the written and spoken word.
Mercury’s here from the 11th to the 28th, the Sun enters Gemini on the 20th and Venus, the planet of relating is here all month. Plus, a key date is the 22nd when there’s a New Moon in this same sector of your horoscope. This would be a great date to apply for a job, get back to work or launch a project.
The focus on Gemini urges you to pay attention to your body and try out different ways to benefit your health, e.g. a new fitness routine. Or, experiment with alternative health remedies or vitamin supplements.
It’s important to look at what you can do on a daily level to boost your well-being. It may be as simple as incorporating a regular walk into your routine or doing a crossword to keep your brain cells moving, but the focus is firmly on looking after yourself. This may be especially important in May if you’ve become a couch potato during lockdown.
Keep close tabs on money matters too this month. Action planet Mars leaves Aquarius and your personal money sector on the 13th. This coincides with your planet Saturn turning retrograde on the 11th, also in Aquarius.
In fact, the mid-month period feels as if the brakes could be slammed on. You may not receive money you were expecting. Or perhaps, you can’t afford or don’t want to pay out money you promised.
At the same time, Venus turns retrograde in Gemini on the 13th and remains on go slow until the end of June. It’s a shifting and changing situation mid-month when you need to be willing to be adaptable and flexible.