We're back with another installment of Gathering In and it's time to shake off the Snuggie you're wearing and snap out of that food coma because #GeminiSzn is here! With all the heavy emotional energies that were kicked around by La Luna and Pluto, Taurus season might have felt a little rough and understandably so. Hyper Gemini on the other hand is the equivalent of pounding three venti coffees, so get ready for quick-moving energy and plenty of chatting, socializing, multitasking and play.
Gemini season represents the final month of spring so now is the time to get your life together before summer hits. The astrological category is BUSY with a sprinkling of intensity here and there. To make the most out of this wild season, embrace the attitude of the sassy and seductive Gemini legend, Marilyn Monroe: "Imperfection is beauty, madness is genius and it's better to be absolutely ridiculous than absolutely boring."
On May 26th, a total lunar eclipse—also known as a “Blood Moon”—will grace us with its presence. An astronomical highlight of the year, this won’t just be any full Moon, but a combination of a full Moon, a “supermoon” and a total lunar eclipse. This full Moon falls in Sagittarius so those with personal planets in the Mutable signs (Gemini, Virgo, Sagittarius, and Pisces) might feel this transit the most. Full moons and eclipses are times of culmination and usually relate back to the completion or removal of things kicked up by the previous new moon. This Blood Moon is square to Jupiter so don’t be surprised if news or revelations shared at this time present themselves in overly dramatic ways. Eclipses are about truth, not illusion, so be sure to verify what you hear to ensure communications aren’t taking on a life of their own.
And just when you thought it was safe to casually send a save the date email or plan a trip, Mercury in Retrograde rears its ugly head on May 29th and this notoriously annoying transit will linger until June 22nd. Mercury rules communication and because of this, retrogrades can really impact daily routines. Knowing is half the battle so being aware allows us to prepare! Double check all communications, anticipate logistical and technological issues and lastly, channel that Gemini adaptability. Gemini’s communication style can be a little impulsive and convoluted to begin with so make sure to cross each “t” and dot every “i”. Fortune favors the detail-oriented during this unruly transit.
On June 2nd, Venus enters tender Cancer. We might experience emotional ups and downs in love under this influence due to increased sensitivity. You won’t be down in the dumps for too long as Mars enters passionate and proud Leo on June 11th.
Cancer and Leo combined should encourage us to show our love through devotion and romance. Grand gestures focused on making our partner feel incredibly special are favored and appreciated!
Last but not least, an annual solar eclipse will take place in Gemini on June 10th. This solar eclipse carries with it the chance to purify, close doors, heal wounds and say adieu to some unconscious patterns and thoughts that no longer serve us. We can let go of the past at this time but only if we give ourselves enough time to process and receive closure.
This solar eclipse might be particularly hard on Aries, Gemini, Cancer, Virgo, Libra, Sagittarius, Capricorn and Pisces. Be kind to yourselves, brave Mutable and Cardinal babies! You will look back on this eclipse with gratitude, but hold on tight, the planets are welcoming summer with a bang.