It's Gemini season! The Sun is in your sign until June 21, setting off your solar new year. It's time to blow out the candles and make a wish—or ten! Consider this month your personal reset button. Where are you ready to begin anew? What are you eager to accomplish in the coming 12 months? Whether it's getting a status bump on the job, launching your passion project or enriching your one-on-one relationships, you've got some serious wind in your sails…so anchors aweigh! On June 8, a new moon in Gemini signals your personal new year, lighting up your first house of self and identity and readying you for your big reveal. Set meaningful intentions on this day around your deepest desires and how you interact with the world. Geminis aren't known for their shy, retiring sides, but perhaps you've been playing way smaller than suits the REAL, live-out-loud you. Any ventures you launch on this day get an added cosmic boost.
Truth is, you've been in reset mode for the last year. This month marks lucky Jupiter's last weeks in expansive Gemini, where it's been visiting since June 11, 2012. In the past year, many Geminis have made a completely new start, as roll-the-dice Jupiter kicked off a brand-new 12-year life cycle. What a difference a year makes! Life may have tossed you onto an entirely new and exciting path, or you may have kicked off a Madonna-worthy reinvention tour, starting a new line of work, relocating, expanding your family or doing something else totally unexpected. Hello, quantum leaps! Don't worry if you're in the nascent stages, or even feeling a little unsure of which steps to take next. The "how" becomes clearer over the summer. The whole point of Jupiter in Gemini was to get you experimenting, exploring, and, as they say, throwing all the spaghetti at the wall to see what sticks. You may now have quite a few strands of metaphorical pasta (pasta-bilities?—sorry, couldn't resist) to choose from!
Ready for some stability, or to choose a tangible direction for your efforts? Here we go. On June 25, benefic Jupiter moves into Cancer, your second house of work and money, until July 16, 2014. Can you say cha-ching? This could be one of your luckiest financial years in over a decade. (Let the Barneys shopping spree fantasies commence!) Of course, Jupiter is also the cosmos' gambler, so you may also find yourself with new expenses to juggle—or splurging on luxuries more often, since the posh second house whets your appetite for extravagances. Earmark funds for the finer things, certainly, but don't forget to earn/save more than you spend. If you've had a nomadic year, you might now crave more roots and security. Also, we've observed that many single people meet "marriage material" prospects while Jupiter transits their stabilizing second house, and even get engaged. Since you're in a more practical mindset, you're likely to be attracted to a person of solid character now. Now, THAT'S a change for many Geminis we know!
Don't worry, you're not going to lose your spontaneous edge. In fact, some of your long-term goals could get downright foggy this summer. Hazy Neptune goes retrograde (backward) from June 7-November 12 in Pisces, your tenth house of career and future planning. While Jupiter stokes your desire to try a new path, Neptune retrograde can make you feel disillusioned with your current one. And you may have a few moments of reckoning when your ruler Mercury also goes retrograde June 26-July 19, in Cancer, your house of money and work. Perhaps this is the time to pace yourself, even as exciting offers and developments are afoot. Retrogrades slow the tempo, urging us to take a step back and to contemplate before we leap. (Never a bad thing for whimsical Gemini.) Book some time at the end of June for a mid-year budget and goal review. Or, start the pragmatism as soon as June 21, when the purposeful Sun moves into Cancer for a month.
On June 23, the Capricorn full moon illuminates your eighth house of intimacy and shared resources. Is it time to make a twosome or joint venture official? Full moons bring manifestation or endings, so look back to seeds planted at the January 11 Capricorn new moon…and get set to merge those assets.
With all this swirling excitement, you may be tempted to skip over some day-to-day details. Don't do it, Gemini. Communication planet Mercury—your ruler—goes retrograde (backward) in Cancer from June 26-July 19. Back up your files and electronic data. Keep a close eye on your bank account, since Cancer rules the money sector of your chart. One pal reviewed her account recently, only to find a series of small charges from an overseas vendor—all under ten dollars—that she hadn't made. Monitoring your cash flow and your communications with extra vigilance will go a long way right now, since credit and debit cards could be compromised. If you're writing sensitive emails, be sure to check and double check the addresses in the "to" line, since you could easily have messaging snafus on the work front.
LOVE & ROMANCE
Five-course tasting menu, anyone? Forget "In N Out" burger…this month, love is luxury, as magnetic Venus shines in Cancer, your second house of the finer things. Bring on the luxe dates: symphonies under the stars, getaways to trendy resorts, spare-no-detail dinners. When given the choice, you're apt to choose the best of the best, whether it's a bottle of Chorey-les-Beaune, an exquisite silk undergarment or a high-end massage-for-two. Your high standards also extend to your choice of mate and the quality of your relationship. Under this influence, you're ready to talk brass tacks about the state of affairs. If your honey's habit of not paying the cable bill until the eleventh hour stresses you out, now is the time to say something. At other times, you might think of the practical side of love as a downer, or just completely irrelevant. But it's not. Being comfortable enough to voice your desires without fearing the fast exit of your other half is integral to your relationship's overall health.
Since the second house rules routines, you'll desire security in the form of regular dates. The spontaneous, fly-by-night side of you pipes down, as you're eager to pencil in solid Friday nights a deux. Relying on your sweetheart is sexy, Gemini, and now you're down for some responsibility in love. During this time, single Geminis could find that the flames of love are fanned in the office…of all places. Instead of rolling out of bed half-awake and throwing on that old, moth-eaten sundress you've been wearing since, well, since you can't even remember, take a little extra time with your appearance, blowing out your hair, pressing your clothes or refreshing your makeup. You'll be glad you did, when romance strikes at the water cooler, or in the throes of an emergency budget meeting. Who knew handling the company's bottom line could be so…hot?
Dialing up the heat, sexy Mars is in Gemini until July 12, making you sizzle from the inside out. Suitors will be falling at your feet to get some airtime with you, as you exude a sultry confidence. If you've had your eye on a certain hottie, don't hesitate to make a move, emboldened by extra-potent powers of persuasion this month. Seriously, Gemini, you always have a way with words, but with spicy Mars in this assured area of your chart, who wouldn't want to do all the naughty or slightly taboo things you're proposing? Slip a coy note to your honey or send a suggestive, flirty text. Maybe take a not-so-subtle cue from fellow Gemini Prince: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Bn1fK-F8Hjk.
Knowing what you want also goes a long way in your partnership efforts this month. On June 23, a Capricorn full moon illuminates your eighth house of intimacy and soul merging, marking a watershed moment in your relationship. Perhaps you get engaged, pregnant or decide to cohabitate. Single Geminis could have a spicy night, surpassing your wildest, sexiest imagination, or you could meet someone who feels like a déjà vu type of soulmate, even a past life connection. Perhaps you walk into a café, lock eyes with someone and feel a strong recognition, even though you've never met. As a primer for this cosmic rendezvous, you might enjoy "Only Love Is Real," a real-life romantic story that spans across lifetimes, by noted psychiatrist and past-life expert Brian Weiss: http://astore.amazon.com/astrostyle-20/detail/0446672653.
Around this full moon, some long-buried, pent-up emotions could erupt, much stronger than you even realized. Your cerebral sign tends to work out issues in your mind, so this visceral torrent of feelings could come as a shock. Who knew you'd suppressed all that jealousy, resentment and bitterness? Before you unleash the floodgates on the object of your ire, take a deep breath and think of the big picture. Sure, you need to get this off your chest, but how you communicate it matters. Ask yourself: what is the greater intention? What outcome or result would you like to create? Perhaps you can let the petty stuff go and just focus on communicating your desires for intimacy and what it will take to create a mutually safe space. At this full moon, your feelings run deep. So honor them, but don't make the mistake of projecting YOUR hang-ups onto your love.
MONEY & CAREER
Forget "lean in," Gemini…with the Sun in Gemini renewing excitement around your personal goals, you're ready to LEAP in! June is the last month of expansive Jupiter in Gemini, and you're getting a "Last call!" signal to dream big and take some daring chances, especially at the Gemini new moon on June 8, your personal new year. (Well, it's not a "final" last call, but Lady Luck won't be here for another twelve years, so it's seed-planting time, for sure.) Scrape away all vestiges of self-doubt and put yourself in the game. You deserve to make an unforgettable splash in your career. Besides that, the world needs your sparkle, your verve, your wit. If you want to open your own business, spend an hour—even five or ten minutes—a day pushing the limits of your own imagination. A local food truck could turn into a nationwide franchise. A side wellness business could get a break on local TV and spark a new fitness craze. Anything, at any time, can happen, Gemini. Especially on the day of the new moon, spend some time setting your grandest professional intentions. With motivator Mars in Gemini all month, you're feeling especially revved up around your ideas and goals. Perhaps you'll find inspiration from author Saul Bellow, a fellow Gemini, who once wrote, "All human accomplishment has this same origin, identically. Imagination is a force of nature. Is this not enough to make a person full of ecstasy?"
A word of warning, though: your imaginative powers could feel a little skewed, as dreamy Neptune turns retrograde (backward) in Pisces, your high-powered career house, from June 7-November 12. During this five-month period, you could do some intense soul-searching around your path, going deep within and pulling back a bit if you've gotten too enmeshed in a work situation. The sky isn't going to fall if you stop enabling your disgruntled coworker, listening to his endless rants to the detriment of your own work (not to mention sanity). Whatever the situation, it's not personal and, more importantly, distracting you from your own soul's calling. If you've become too goal-driven, focusing on scoring the high-status clients and impressing the bosses, you may realize that you've lost sight of the higher purpose of it all. Why are you walking this grand, green earth, anyway? To aid the introspection, you may enjoy "Callings" by Gregg Levoy, a well-crafted primer on finding your vocation and living an authentic life: http://astore.amazon.com/astrostyle-20/detail/0609803700.
The reflective mood won't affect your bottom line, though. Far from it! Thanks to optimistic Jupiter's move into Cancer, your second house of money, on June 25 (where it will stay for a whole twelve months!), this could be your luckiest or most expansive money year in over a decade. Jupiter was last here from July 2001 until August 2002, so flip back to that period of your history to see what kinds of stability-making moves might be in store for you. During this beneficial transit, you're looking at the bigger picture all the way…from your daily routines to your growing bank account to your retirement years. Slow and steady wins the race, you're now realizing. Plant important financial seeds and watch as your entire fiscal landscape changes.
The monetary picture gets even rosier around June 23, when the Capricorn full moon lights up your eighth house of joint resources. You could close on a big real estate deal or legal settlement. Your investment prowess is at an all-time high, so keep your eyes peeled for opportunities that feel instinctively "right." This moon could bring a surprise windfall of money or a chance to earn passive income. Work smarter, not harder, Gemini…just the thought of more leisurely "present moments" should have you breathing easier.
Around this full moon, you may learn news about an exciting (and potentially lucrative) joint venture, possibly a partnership that has been brewing since the January 11 Capricorn new moon. Perhaps it's time to seal the deal! Coupled Twins may decide to combine assets with a romantic partner…maybe pooling your resources to buy your dream home or to leverage your current holdings. Long-term couples may want to look over retirement plans, savings, or even a will—no matter what your age. Sparking a conversation about contingency plans and legacies could yield some important clarification around current financial dealings. Engaged Geminis might even consider a prenup or some kind of legally-binding agreement if assets are involved. No matter what the developing situation, you'll want the terms of your current merger to be crystal clear.
Just make sure you sign on the dotted line before June 26, when clever Mercury goes retrograde (backward) in Cancer, your second house of work and money, until July 19. This is a notoriously dicey time for finalizing contracts and putting your John Hancock down, since all the information may not be readily apparent. Or, you may have second thoughts about the deal. If you haven't accepted an offer by then, you might want to wait—perhaps there is a detail that hasn't been entirely hashed out. Besides, bountiful Jupiter will soon bring a bevy of thrilling options your way over the next year, so there's no need to rush into something that doesn't feel 100 percent right.
Since Mercury is your ruler, the sting of the retrograde period could be especially keen. Watch out for mounting tensions with coworkers or frustrating setbacks on a project, especially one involving technology. Under Mercury retrograde, arguments can erupt! Be careful of out-of-control tempers and backhanded maneuvers. When in doubt, clarify, clarify, clarify. Also: back up all your files, and double-check your work. When it comes to arming yourself for this wonky period, an ounce of prevention is worth a pound of cure.
HEALTH: MIND, BODY & SOUL
Your vitality is back! If it's not, get ready: the life-giving Sun, energizing Mars and expansive Jupiter are in Gemini, ready to lend some added energy stores. Your productivity quotient is sky high, but be careful not to overdo it at the gym. Just because you feel like you can run for miles doesn't mean you should. On June 21, prepare to revamp your habits and routines, as the Sun moves into Cancer, your second house of regularity, followed soon after by Jupiter, which will root into your daily schedule sector for one year. For Gemini, variety is the spice of life, so you'll want to make sure that the wellness activities you're committing to will continue to light your fire. Perhaps you want to join a group activity, such as a Zumba class or meditation group, where you can meet with like-minded souls on a regular basis, exploring new facets of your body, mind and spirit.
From June 7-November 12, illusory Neptune is retrograde (backward) in Pisces, your tenth house of men and authority figures. You may suddenly need to navigate projections or other old issues around your father or an important male. Perhaps you're struck by guilt, sadness or resentment, or you're suddenly seeing just how much you've unconsciously tried to compensate for this person's unlived lives, or unwittingly picked up their heavy baggage. Gently peel back the layers, drawing new boundaries around where this person ends and you begin. You don't have to absorb dad's low self-esteem or age-old regrets anymore. Any codependency issues with a key male in your life can be worked on during this transit. If you're healing from the loss of an important man, whether a father figure or boyfriend, this is a good time for deeper work in that area, since Neptune rules closure. Let the mourning pass through you likes ocean waves. Before you know it, you'll have a more refined, compassionate understanding of grief, one that can only serve you in your work and life.