As the Sun enters the sign of Gemini, things begin to look light and bright — um, seasonally speaking. For us mere mortals who must endure the whims of unseen gods, “things” may not be so cheery despite these heights of spring. Too much isolation plus a touch of Neptune in the more personal planets has us questioning the nature of our reality. Normally, I’d say question away; however, given the circumstances, I’d suggest we all put our heads down — and our masks on — and lean into the lessons we’ve got to learn, collectively. Rilke said, “Live the questions now….” If only he knew what they would be.
March 21 – April 19
You’ve got a knack for showing people their strengths, but who’s holding a mirror up to yours? Distant planet Chiron in your sign encourages self-reflection to learn this valuable lesson.
April 20 – May 20
With ruler Venus retrograde in Gemini, you may find yourself reliving past experiences with old friends or lovers. It’s all karmic. Taking the time to prune any lingering conflicts will make way for new growth.
May 21 – June 20
With the sun in your sign, you look forward to keeping things light and bright. These first few days, however, ruler Mercury conjunct the Moon makes you moody. It’s your birthday so you can cry if you want to.
June 21 – July 22
You can let your guard down, for now, with ruler Moon opposite Jupiter. Feel free, as well, to give a piece of your mind to anyone who tries to take advantage of your generous mood. No free lunch.
July 23 – Aug. 22
Ruler Sun square fiery Mars may put you on the defense this week. Hold your ground yet avoid retaliation. Instead, work yourself hard — in more ways than one — in order to relieve aggression.
Aug. 23 – Sept. 22
Ruler Mercury is at home in Gemini. While your intellect may be all lit up, you may find yourself bored by the mundane and interpersonal. Keep it to yourself, however, unless you like a foot in the mouth.
Sept. 23 – Oct. 22
You tend to curse old flames — in your head, anyway. With ruler Venus retrograde, however, it’s time to put dead romances to rest. Try the spell of forgiveness. Do you need me to spell it out?
Oct. 23 – Nov. 21
Time to remove any manipulators from your life. Ruler Pluto retrograde will bring up seemingly fated circumstances or repeating themes until you learn the lesson. Eliminate to illuminate.
Nov. 22 – Dec. 21
The first step is always admitting you have a problem. With Jupiter retrograde, be sure to stay on top of any out-of-control behaviors. Best not to trip over your own self on the path toward success.
Dec. 22 – Jan. 19
With ruler Saturn retrograde, lingering karmic consequences from your past present themselves for your consideration. The most valuable lessons are challenging. You know, diamonds from coal.
Jan. 20 – Feb. 18
Patience usually pays off for you. With ruler Uranus squaring off to Saturn, it’s best to remain flexible and adapt to changing conditions, rather than fight against them. Trees that bend don’t break.
Feb. 19 – March 20
Your ruler Neptune is facing off with several planets, all casting a spell of disillusionment so strong you might be unsure of who — or what — you are. No need to “sit shiva,” but maybe cover the mirrors anyway.