Happily heralding the impending season, the Sun’s transit through Gemini stimulates the social senses. Short trips and casual encounters — staples of Gemini’s spontaneous nature — ease us into post-pandemic life. At last, hugs and conversation won’t necessarily require bated breath, and human connection — Gemini’s forte — is restored in time for summer’s revelry.
Nevertheless, we should expect a few bumps in the road, especially with Mercury retrograde in Gemini, its home sign. Apart from the inexplicably infuriating breakdowns in communications — of both the technological and relational sorts — retrograde Mercury is also about tying up loose ends. You’ll likely be revisiting projects that are collaborative or social in nature. Or perhaps you’ll make a long-delayed return call to someone whom you love, but who doesn’t make you feel truly heard. It might help to channel taskmaster Saturn’s Aquarian retrograde to learn about boundaries and why they are healthy.
Read your Sun sign for the “big picture” and your rising sign for “where the work is.”
ARIES / ARIES RISING
March 21 – April 19
Mars opposite Pluto: You may be spoiling for a fight and, frankly, you’d likely take home the prize. But those who usually win do so by adaptation, not by force.
TAURUS / TAURUS RISING
April 20 – May 20
Venus trine Jupiter: You might be getting lucky this week, in more ways than one. Make the most of your good cheer by socializing and shopping. Keep your eyes open for dropped dollars.
GEMINI / GEMINI RISING
May 21 – June 20
Mercury square Neptune: Your normally superb communication skills may suffer this week, especially with ruler Mercury in retrograde. Lie low; don’t get high.
CANCER / CANCER RISING
June 21 – July 22
Moon trine Pluto: You may be dancing with destiny this week as emotional connections intensify your relationships. Rein in your emotions, lest you become downright theatrical.
LEO / LEO RISING
July 23 – Aug. 22
Sun trine Saturn: Your self-esteem may get a boost this week as your hard work and attention to detail are recognized and rewarded. If not, find contentment in catching up on chores.
VIRGO / VIRGO RISING
Aug. 23 – Sept. 22
Mercury square Neptune: You may be a bit tongue-tied with ruler Mercury in retrograde. Take a break from words and communicate creatively instead.
LIBRA / LIBRA RISING
Sept. 23 – Oct. 22
Venus trine Jupiter: You may find yourself in a fun, relaxed state of mind — which is the perfect place to be for luck to strike. Accept all offers and favors and be steeped in good cheer.
SCORPIO / SCORPIO RISING
Oct. 23 – Nov. 21
Pluto opposite Mars: You might be feeling rather prickly and ready to set fire to the competition. Sometimes, it’s to your advantage to change your goals instead of reaching for them.
SAGITTARIUS / SAGITTARIUS RISING
Nov. 22 – Dec. 21
Jupiter trine Venus: Your optimism knows no bounds and you may find it is only bolstered by immeasurably good luck. Spend your time spending your money.
CAPRICORN / CAPRICORN RISING
Dec. 22 – Jan. 19
Saturn trine Sun: You may be savoring the sweetness of recognition for your diligence and efforts this week. Meanwhile, don’t forget your more mundane responsibilities.
AQUARIUS / AQUARIUS RISING
Jan. 20 – Feb. 18
Saturn retrograde in Aquarius: You may be well served by fostering healthy boundaries instead of defying them as unnecessary limitations. Sometimes the best resistance is no resistance.
PISCES / PISCES RISING
Feb. 19 – March 20
Neptune square Mercury: You may find yourself stammering as you try to get your point across. Right now, the best way to effectively communicate is to show, not tell.