Gemini season begins on 20th May when the Sun shifts into 0° of Gemini. Airy Gemini is a social butterfly who yearns to let loose and improve oneself through communication with others. This season, we’ll have an increased desire to roam free, to be amongst friends and to do the things we love. Additionally, six planets will all be retrograde during Gemini season, including; Venus, Jupiter, Saturn, Mercury, Neptune and Pluto.
Under the intense impact of six retrogrades and a solar eclipse, we’ll be taking a lot on mentally and internally which could cause breakdowns and self-destructive behaviours if we aren’t careful and self aware. Use this season to focus on your internal self. Reassess, re-establish and realign with your foundations and who you are at your core. Reflect and recharge through journaling and other self care practices.
Here’s what to expect…
(dates may differ ever so slightly according to your timezone)
NEW MOON IN GEMINI
The upcoming New Moon will occur on the 22nd May at 02°04′ Gemini. This is the perfect opportunity for written manifestations and affirmations. New Moons symbolise a time for setting intensions, visualising where we want to be, and conceptualising all of the endless possibilities and new pursuits. A New Moon in Gemini is certainly refreshing, light-hearted and playful. Think vision boards, optimism and an exciting curiosity for our future endeavours.
MERCURY ENTERS CANCER
On 28th May, Mercury will shift into 0° Cancer at approximately 8pm GMT. Mercury in Cancer influences our minds to align and work alongside our hearts and intuition. Our thought process will now be lead by our emotions as Cancer truly feels the depths of each and every interaction. This could cause us to feel more responsive, delicate and sensitive than usual.
SUN CONJUNCT VENUS IN GEMINI
The Sun will conjunct Venus (in retrograde) on 3rd June at 13° Gemini. Leading up to 3rd June, this aspect will be harmonious and beautiful, influencing us to be flirtatious, highly creative, friendly and graceful. However, with Venus still in retrograde, the themes of introspection, reassessment, reaffirmation and realignment are still circulating and prevalent.
LUNAR ECLIPSE IN SAGITTARIUS
Tensions will rise on 5th June when we experience a Lunar eclipse (Sun opposition Moon) with the full Strawberry Moon at 15°34’ Sagittarius. We’re intensely optimistic about the current global movement and our desires to seek the truth will be heightened during this transit. However, with the eclipse squaring Mars (0°18′ orb) in pisces at (the gemini ruled) 15°, the likelihood of confrontation and emotional outbursts is heightened.
SUN SQUARE NEPTUNE IN PISCES
The Sun in Gemini will square illusionary Neptune in Pisces within 0.7° and will form a tighter aspect on 11th June. Under this transit, we’re more likely to glamourise our experiences as our ego squares our imagination. We may feel confused, discouraged and discontent with who we are under this aspect. Self doubts and self-deception are creeping in as we cling to illusion and fantasy about who we are and our motives as a way to escape ordinary reality.
MERCURY RETROGRADE IN CANCER
Mercury will station retrograde on 17th June at 14°45’ cancer and will continue its transit until stationing direct on July 12th at 5°29’ cancer. During this transit, there’s an emphasis on the Cancerian ruled 4th house of the home, family, emotions and mothers. Reactions and misunderstandings are likely to occur, particularly for Aries and Cancer, as you already are led by emotions over logic, and Capricorn and Libra, as you are cardinal and reactive.
SOLAR ECLIPSE IN CANCER
The solar eclipse occurring on 20th June will be an Annular eclipse taking place at 0°21’ cancer. Eclipses are one of the most important and life changing astrological events and signify new beginnings and a shift in which the universe is re-aligning us with our destinies and upcoming lessons. Those with significant placements on the Cancer-Capricorn axis will be the most impacted by this energetic shift.