GEMINI AT A GLANCE

Element – Air

Ruling Planet – Mercury

Career Planet – Neptune

Love Planet – Jupiter

Money Planet – Moon

Planet of Health and Work – Pluto

Planet of Home and Family Life – Mercury

Colours – blue, yellow, yellow-orange

Colour that promotes love, romance and social harmony – sky blue

Colours that promote earning power – grey, silver

Gems – agate, aquamarine

Metal – quicksilver

Scents – lavender, lilac, lily of the valley, storax

Quality – mutable (= flexibility)

Quality most needed for balance – thought that is deep rather than superficial

Strongest virtues – great communication skills, quickness and agility of thought, ability to learn quickly

Deepest need – communication

Characteristics to avoid – gossiping, hurting others with harsh speech, superficiality, using words to mislead or misinform

Signs of greatest overall compatibility – Libra, Aquarius

Signs of greatest overall incompatibility – Virgo, Sagittarius, Pisces

Sign most helpful to career – Pisces

Sign most helpful for emotional support – Virgo

Sign most helpful financially – Cancer

Sign best for marriage and/or partnerships – Sagittarius

Sign most helpful for creative projects – Libra

Best Sign to have fun with – Libra

Signs most helpful in spiritual matters – Taurus, Aquarius

Best day of the week – Wednesday

Understanding a Gemini

Gemini is to society what the nervous system is to the body. It does not introduce any new information but is a vital transmitter of impulses from the senses to the brain and vice versa. The nervous system does not judge or weigh these impulses – it only conveys information. And it does so perfectly.

This analogy should give you an indication of a Gemini’s role in society. Geminis are the communicators and conveyors of information. To Geminis the truth or falsehood of information is irrelevant, they only transmit what they see, hear or read about. Thus they are capable of spreading the most outrageous rumours as well as conveying truth and light. Geminis sometimes tend to be unscrupulous in their communications and can do both great good or great evil with their power. This is why the sign of Gemini is symbolized by twins: Geminis have a dual nature.

Their ability to convey a message – to communicate with such ease – makes Geminis ideal teachers, writers and media and marketing people. This is helped by the fact that Mercury, the ruling planet of Gemini, also rules these activities.

Geminis have the gift of the gab. And what a gift this is! They can make conversation about anything, anywhere, at any time. There is almost nothing that is more fun to Geminis than a good conversation – especially if they can learn something new as well. They love to learn and they love to teach. To deprive a Gemini of conversation, or of books and magazines, is cruel and unusual punishment.

Geminis are almost always excellent students and take well to education. Their minds are generally stocked with all kinds of information, trivia, anecdotes, stories, news items, rarities, facts and statistics. Thus they can support any intellectual position that they care to take. They are awesome debaters and, if involved in politics, make good orators. Geminis are so verbally smooth that even if they do not know what they are talking about, they can make you think that they do. They will always dazzle you with their brilliance.

Finance

Geminis tend to be more concerned with the wealth of learning and ideas than with actual material wealth. As mentioned, they excel in professions that involve writing, teaching, sales and journalism – and not all of these professions pay very well. But to sacrifice intellectual needs merely for money is unthinkable to a Gemini. Geminis strive to combine the two. Cancer is on Gemini’s solar 2nd house of money cusp, which indicates that Geminis can earn extra income (in a harmonious and natural way) from investments in residential property, restaurants and hotels. Given their verbal skills, Geminis love to bargain and negotiate in any situation, and especially when it has to do with money.

The Moon rules Gemini’s 2nd solar house. The Moon is not only the fastest-moving planet in the zodiac but actually moves through every sign and house every 28 days. No other heavenly body matches the Moon for swiftness or the ability to change quickly. An analysis of the Moon – and lunar phenomena in general – describes Gemini’s financial attitudes very well. Geminis are financially versatile and flexible; they can earn money in many different ways. Their financial attitudes and needs seem to change daily. Their feelings about money change also: sometimes they are very enthusiastic about it, at other times they could not care less.

For a Gemini, financial goals and money are often seen only as means of supporting a family; these things have little meaning otherwise.

The Moon, as Gemini’s money planet, has another important message for Gemini financially: in order for Geminis to realize their financial potential they need to develop more of an understanding of the emotional side of life. They need to combine their awesome powers of logic with an understanding of human psychology. Feelings have their own logic; Geminis need to learn this and apply it to financial matters.

Career and Public Image

Geminis know that they have been given the gift of communication for a reason, that it is a power that can achieve great good or cause unthinkable distress. They long to put this power at the service of the highest and most transcendental truths. This is their primary goal, to communicate the eternal verities and prove them logically. They look up to people who can transcend the intellect – to poets, artists, musicians and mystics. They may be awed by stories of religious saints and martyrs. A Gemini’s highest achievement is to teach the truth, whether it is scientific, inspirational or historical. Those who can transcend the intellect are Gemini’s natural superiors – and a Gemini realizes this.

The sign of Pisces is in Gemini’s solar 10th house of career. Neptune, the planet of spirituality and altruism, is Gemini’s career planet. If Geminis are to realize their highest career potential they need to develop their transcendental – their spiritual and altruistic – side. They need to understand the larger cosmic picture, the vast flow of human evolution – where it came from and where it is heading. Only then can a Gemini’s intellectual powers take their true position and he or she can become the ‘messenger of the gods’. Geminis need to cultivate a facility for ‘inspiration’, which is something that does not originate in the intellect but which comes through the intellect. This will further enrich and empower a Gemini’s mind.

Love and Relationships

Geminis bring their natural garrulousness and brilliance into their love life and social life as well. A good talk or a verbal joust is an interesting prelude to romance. Their only problem in love is that their intellect is too cool and passionless to incite ardour in others. Emotions sometimes disturb them, and their partners tend to complain about this. If you are in love with a Gemini you must understand why this is so. Geminis avoid deep passions because these would interfere with their ability to think and communicate. If they are cool towards you, understand that this is their nature.

Nevertheless, Geminis must understand that it is one thing to talk about love and another actually to love – to feel it and radiate it. Talking about love glibly will get them nowhere. They need to feel it and act on it. Love is not of the intellect but of the heart. If you want to know how a Gemini feels about love you should not listen to what he or she says, but rather, observe what he or she does. Geminis can be quite generous to those they love.

Geminis like their partners to be refined, well educated and well travelled. If their partners are more wealthy than they, that is all the better. If you are in love with a Gemini you had better be a good listener as well.

The ideal relationship for the Gemini is a relationship of the mind. They enjoy the physical and emotional aspects, of course, but if the intellectual communion is not there they will suffer.

Home and Domestic Life

At home the Gemini can be uncharacteristically neat and meticulous. They tend to want their children and partner to live up to their idealistic standards. When these standards are not met they moan and criticize. However, Geminis are good family people and like to serve their families in practical and useful ways.

The Gemini home is comfortable and pleasant. They like to invite people over and they make great hosts. Geminis are also good at repairs and improvements around the house – all fuelled by their need to stay active and occupied with something they like to do. Geminis have many hobbies and interests that keep them busy when they are home alone.

Geminis understand and get along well with their children, mainly because they are very youthful people themselves. As great communicators, Geminis know how to explain things to children; in this way they gain their children’s love and respect. Geminis also encourage children to be creative and talkative, just like they are.

Gemini 2017 Horoscope

Major Trends

Though you still need to watch your energy this year, many nice things are happening. Jupiter is established in your 5th house of fun, creativity and children and will be there until October 10 – most of the year ahead. Thus, it is a fun kind of year. A creative year. A year for exploring leisure and fun. Geminis of childbearing age are more fertile than usual.

On October 11 Jupiter will enter your 6th house of health and work and stay there for the rest of the year. This will bring happy job opportunities – good ones. It will also impact on the romantic life as it makes the workplace a venue for romance. More on this later.

Saturn has been in your 7th house of love for the past two years and will be there until December 21 – almost all year. This has been testing relationships – marriages or other types of committed relationships. They have been getting stress tested. Many did not survive – the good ones did. This testing continues in the year ahead. By the end of the year, as Saturn moves out of your 7th house, the testing eases up. The lessons have been learned. The love life should improve. More details on this later.

Pluto has been in your 8th house for many years now and will be there for many more. So there is more dealing with death and death issues. Your understanding is deepening.

Neptune, your career planet and the most spiritual of the planets, still sits at the top of your chart – near the Mid-heaven. Thus spirituality is an important interest. Spiritual or idealistic careers attract you.

Serious love is being tested, but friendships are going well. The overall social life is good but unstable.

Finance doesn’t seem a big issue this year.

Your most important interests this year are children, fun and creativity (until October 10); health and work (from October 11 onwards); love, romance and social activities (until December 21); personal transformation, personal reinvention, sex, occult studies; career; and friends, groups, group activities and online activities.

Your areas of greatest fulfilment are home, family and emotional wellness (until April 29); communication and intellectual interests (from April 29 onwards); children, fun and creativity (until October 10); and health and work (from October 11 onwards).

Health

(Please note that this is an astrological perspective on health and not a medical one. In days of yore there was no difference, both of these perspectives were identical. But now there could be quite a difference. For a medical perspective, please consult your doctor or health practitioner.)

Health and energy are improved over last year, but still need attention. Saturn will spend most of the year in stressful alignment with you, and Neptune has been in stressful alignment since 2012. The good news is that health will get better by the end of the year when Saturn moves away from his stressful aspect.

Your 6th house of health will become a house of power from October 11 onwards. This is a good thing. You will be more focused here and your partners, spouse or friends will also be too.

There is much, as our regular readers know, that can be done to improve the health. Give more attention to the following areas – the vulnerable areas of your Horoscope:

  • The lungs, arms, shoulders and respiratory system. These are always important for Geminis, and regular arm and shoulder massage should be part of your daily health regime. The wrists and hands should also be massaged. Hand reflexology – see Mildred Carter’s book, Hand Reflexology – is especially beneficial for you.
  • The colon, bladder and sexual organs. Colonics or herbal colon cleanses are good if your feel under the weather. Safe sex and sexual moderation are always important for you.
  • The spine, knees, teeth, bones, skin and overall skeletal alignment. These have become more important in recent years – ever since your health planet Pluto moved into Capricorn in 2008. Regular back and knee massage is good, as are regular visits to a chiropractor or osteopath. The vertebrae and skeleton need to be in right alignment. Therapies such as Rolfing, Feldenkrais and Alexander Technique would be helpful. Watch your posture as you sit or get up from a chair – you could be unconsciously throwing your spine out of alignment. Give the knees more support when exercising, and if you’re out in the Sun use a good sun screen. Regular dental check-ups are a good idea too.
  • The liver and thighs. These become important after October 11 as Jupiter – the ruler of these areas – moves into your 6th house of health. Regular thigh massage will not only strengthen the thighs and liver, but the lower back as well. It will also send energy to the colon. A herbal liver cleanse might also be helpful if you feel under the weather.

Since these are the most vulnerable areas this year, problems, if they happened (God forbid) would most likely begin here. Keeping them healthy and fit is sound preventive medicine. Most of the time problems can be prevented, but even if they can’t be totally avoided (due to strong karmic momentum) they can be softened to a great degree. They need not be devastating.

We’ve mentioned before that you have a tendency towards surgery, but detoxing methods should also be explored. These will often have the same result, but do tend to take longer.

Home and Family

Technically speaking, your 4th house of home and family is not a house of power this year. However, the Moon’s North Node (which is not a planet but an abstract point) will be there until April 29. This indicates more involvement with the family, and there is a sense of fulfilment in this area. It is a happy aspect.

The North Node indicates feelings of excess. In the 4th house it would show more involvement with the family than is actually needed – but no matter, you enjoy it. It would also show an ‘excess’ of emotion – positive or negative. Make sure to keep it positive. It also indicates success in therapy – for those of you involved in this. Psychological breakthroughs are happening for you.

Family support will be ‘more than is needed’ – but more is better than less. And if you move during this period – until April 29 – the new home is likely to be ‘bigger’ than necessary.

We mentioned earlier that Geminis of childbearing age are more fertile than usual. Thus there can be multiple births (twins or more).

Moves can happen – there’s nothing in your chart against it – but probably won’t. You seem happy with the status quo and don’t seem to have a need to move. (A move or renovation was likely to have happened in the past two years and this is another reason for satisfaction with the status quo.)

Parents or parent figures in your life (whoever plays this role for you) are prospering this year but a move is not advisable here. They are better off making the present home more pleasurable. Siblings or sibling figures in your life are likely to move or renovate their homes after October 11. Sometimes people don’t literally move – sometimes they acquire another home or buy expensive items for the home. The effect is ‘as if’ they are in a new home. Children or children figures are more likely to renovate their house than to move. It looks like big repair jobs will be going on. Grandchildren (if you have them) are having a stable home and family year.

If you’re planning to redecorate – to paint, change furniture, buy objets d’art or otherwise beautify the home – August 22 to October 14 is a good period. If you’re planning major repairs or renovations, September 5 to October 27 will be good.

The health of parents or parent figures seems reasonable this year. Sure, there will be periods where their health is less easy than usual, but these seem like short-term trends – not trends for the year ahead. One of the parent figures will start feeling a lot better after December 21. This person seems very affected by the Solar Eclipse of February 26. It brings life-changing kinds of dramas to him or her, together with a redefinition of the personality and image. Children and children figures will also feel better after December 21. They respond well to spiritual healing techniques. Siblings or sibling figures can be having surgery (although it could have already happened).

Finance and Career

Finance, as we mentioned, doesn’t seem a big issue this year. Your money house is basically empty. Only fast-moving, short-term planets will move through there this year. So, you’re not paying that much attention to money. I consider this a positive. It shows satisfaction with things as they are. You have no pressing need to focus here, which tends to the status quo. Earnings will more or less be like last year. If financial problems arise, lack of attention is probably at the root of them. You’ll have to force yourself to give the area more focus.

Though finances are not a big issue, the career is very important and a major focus. Prestige and status seem more important than mere money. You would take a high prestige assignment or position even if the pay was mediocre. Status trumps earnings. Many people don’t think this way, but you do. And, you could be right. Career advancement – career status – often leads to more money down the road.

Geminis are flexible people, and this is so in finance too. The Moon, your financial planet, is perhaps the most flexible and changeable of all the planets. She will move through every sector of your chart in any given month. She will make aspects with every planet, every month. Thus money and earnings opportunities can come to you from many places and people in any given month. These short-term trends are best dealt with in the monthly reports.

In general, the New and Full Moons tend to be financially strong days. Moreover, your earning power is stronger when the Moon is waxing or growing larger rather than when it is getting smaller or waning. When the Moon is waxing it is good to make investments where you want ‘growth’ to happen. When the Moon is waning it is good to use any spare cash to pay off debts or other obligations. These are things that you want to reduce and you get cosmic help here.

Your prosperity should be stronger later in the year, from October 11 onwards. There are lucrative job opportunities coming and they will probably pay well.

Two Lunar Eclipses this year – one on February 11 and the other on August 7 – will shake up the financial life. This happens every year, so it is nothing to fear. You’ve gone through this many times. The eclipses force financial ‘course corrections’. Twice a year – every year – you get a chance to make any necessary changes to the financial life.

Career is good this year, but will also get a lot better from October 11 onwards. On that date, Jupiter will start to make beautiful aspects to your career planet, Neptune. On December 21, Saturn will move away from his stressful aspect to Neptune and this will further improve things. In the meantime you just have to work a little harder.

A Solar Eclipse on February 26 will directly hit your career planet, and it occurs in your 10th house of career. So this will bring shake-ups in your company or industry. Course corrections will be needed in your career. And you will make them.

As we mentioned, you need an idealistic, meaningful career. Just being ‘worldly successful’ is not enough. Many of you will gravitate to non-profit organizations or charitable or spiritual-type organizations. The fine arts will also appeal to many of you. You don’t need to be an actual artist or performer, but can be involved in the business, administrative side of things.

Love and Social Life

Saturn, as we have mentioned, has been in your 7th house of love for two years now, and he will remain there for almost the whole year ahead. Existing relationships are getting severely tested. There has been many a divorce or break up these past two years and even now, flawed relationships are in danger. None of this should be considered punishment (though it can be stressful and feel like punishment). The cosmos wants the best for you, and if a current relationship doesn’t meet the standard, it will go.

For singles the past two years have been a bit different. The social life – dating and parties – has contracted. You haven’t been going out as much as usual. This too is not punishment. The cosmos wants you to focus more on quality rather than quantity. Quality dates, quality relationships, quality gatherings – though fewer – are preferable to hosts of mediocre things.

The love life started to change last year, in September, as Jupiter, your love planet, moved into your 5th house. You got into a more romantic mood. You increased the dating and party going, but you most likely didn’t marry. This is the case for the year ahead too. You’ll indulge in fun relationships, but marriage doesn’t seem on the cards. Marriage prospects will improve in 2018 and 2019 though – you’re just getting prepared for it now.

In love you seem of two minds. One part is very sober, serious and traditional. You want stability and security, and favour older, more settled types of people. This is shown by Saturn in your 7th house. The other part of you just wants fun – pleasure. This part is not at all concerned with stability or security, just enjoyment. The feeling of love (even if it’s illusionary) is preferable to dull, steady routine. This part is spontaneous and will fall in love quickly. The other part, the conservative part, will take its time to see whether it’s ‘safe’ to fall in love. It is difficult to satisfy both parts of your nature – they often argue. A person that satisfies one part might be abhorrent to the other, and vice versa. The best relationship will be with someone who satisfies both parts of your nature – but these people are hard to find. Be patient.

On October 11, as your love planet moves into your 6th house, your love attitudes and needs also shift. Fun becomes less important and you are attracted to the person who serves your practical interests. This is how you feel loved and this is how you show it.

The workplace becomes a venue for romance. Job opportunities are coming, as we mentioned, but it is the social atmosphere and social opportunity that will determine which job you take. There can be office romances with co-workers. You’re also attracted to health professionals or people involved in your health. A routine doctor’s visit can wind up being much more than that.

Saturn in your 7th house shows someone older in your life. Not an old person, but someone older and more settled than you. There seems to be a good sexual magnetism, but he or she also appears overly controlling.

Self-Improvement

Your 12th house of spirituality hasn’t been strong for many years, yet, because Neptune is the highest planet in your chart (and has been since 2012), spirituality is prominent. In general you gravitate to the path of love and devotion. Love, love, love and everything will work out. And Neptune on the Mid-heaven reinforces this. You’re someone who, if anything, has an excess of logic and rationality. So there is a need to develop the love and devotional side – the irrational or arational side. Mantra chanting, singing and drumming ceremonies are all excellent for you. Too much rationality can produce tendencies to depression. There are so many things in life that can’t be ‘reasoned’ away. We must rise above thought and this path will do the trick. If you feel depressed, half an hour of mantra chanting will take you right out of it. In fact, it will make you feel ‘high’ without having taken a drink or drug. One feels a sense of euphoria. And in this state, the Higher Energies can come through.

In a year or two Uranus will move into your 12th house and stay there for many years; spirituality will become even more prominent than it is now. This move will inject more science and rationality into the spiritual life. You will start to understand the science behind all this apparent ‘voodoo’. Right now it doesn’t seem to matter much, but when you understand the rationality behind the mystical practices, you’ll be able to write and teach about it.

Since Uranus is your planet of religion and philosophy, there will be revelation about the mundane and mystical practices of your own native religion.

The Mid-heaven and 10th house show more than just a person’s career. This is just the worldly reading of it. On a deeper level it shows a person’s mission in life – the spiritual purpose for the incarnation. You were sent down to do something special, something no one else can do. You took vows on inner levels to achieve this. Since 2012 it has been time for you to learn what this is and to start doing it. Until you do there will be this subtle sense of dissatisfaction, regardless of how successful you are. It won’t go away until you start to do your real mission. This doesn’t mean that you have to give up your worldly career. Definitely not – not right away. But gradually you start to give more attention to your mission, and the worldly career gets put into its proper perspective.

How do I find out what I’m supposed to do? This is the question we always hear – it’s a good question. Prayer is a good beginning. Ask the Divine to show you what it is. Gurus, ministers, spiritual channels, psychics and astrologers have information on this subject, and it might be advisable to consult them. Also, pay attention to your dreams. They are revelatory these days and there will be many dreams that lead you to your mission, once you penetrate ‘dream language’. Write your dreams down.

Usually a person is called to do great and mighty things. Much more than they believe is possible for them. Things that seem beyond their powers and abilities. This is generally the main reason they get ignored – the human mind can’t accept such greatness. But as you begin, according to your present abilities, you will find that the ‘impossible’ is very doable. We grow into our mission gradually.

Weekly Horoscope

January

Best Days Overall: 1, 9, 10, 17, 18, 19, 27, 28

Most Stressful Days Overall: 2, 3, 15, 16, 22, 23, 24, 30, 31

Best Days for Love: 1, 2, 10, 12, 18, 19, 20, 21, 22, 23, 24, 28, 29, 31

Best Days for Money: 1, 7, 8, 10, 11, 12, 16, 18, 19, 27, 28, 29

Best Days for Career: 1, 2, 11, 20, 27, 28, 30

You begin your year with a focus on the outer life – the career and outer goals. The great majority – sometimes 90 per cent – of the planets are in the upper half of your chart this month. Your 10th house of career is very powerful, while your 4th house of home and family is basically empty (only the Moon moves through there on the 15th and 16th). The planet that rules the home, Mercury, is retrograde until the 8th. So we have a very clear cosmic directive – focus on the career now and let home and family issues go for a while. Emotional wellness is always important, but the chart is showing that this will happen as a side effect of career success.

The planetary power is mostly in the Western sector now, though this will change in coming months. So your focus is on others, your social life and getting things done by consensus rather than by direct action. Personal independence is not very strong now, so if there are conditions that irk you, make a note of them but don’t do anything yet. The time to make changes will happen soon.

Finance is not a big issue this month. You’re strongest financial days are shown above. Earning power will be strongest from the 1st to the 12th and from the 28th onwards – the waxing (growing) moon periods. The 10th seems like an exceptionally strong financial day. Not only are the aspects good, but the Moon will be at her perigee (her closest distance to the Earth).

Saturn in your 7th house is still testing the love life. The good news is that you’re trying hard. Mercury is in your 7th house from the 5th to the 13th, indicating that you’re giving more focus here – and this is what is needed. The love life improves after the 19th as the Sun starts making nice aspects to the love planet. Your naturally good gift of the gab is a big help. There is good communication with the beloved then. You connect well on the intellectual level.

Your 8th house of regeneration is powerful until the 19th. It’s time to go through your possessions and get rid of what you don’t need or use. Detox regimes are good for the health but also for other areas of life.

Health is excellent this month, and gets even better from the 19th onwards.

February

Best Days Overall: 5, 6, 14, 15, 24, 25

Most Stressful Days Overall: 12, 13, 19, 20, 26, 27

Best Days for Love: 5, 6, 9, 10, 14, 15, 19, 20, 24, 25, 28

Best Days for Money: 5, 6, 7, 8, 14, 15, 24, 25, 26, 27

Best Days for Career: 7, 8, 16, 17, 26, 27

Continue to focus on the career. The upper half of your Horoscope is easily the most dominant and your 10th house of career is even stronger than last month. There is much success happening. Along with this there are changes here as well. A Solar Eclipse on the 26th occurs in this house. Not only that but it affects your career planet, Neptune. So success is happening but with shake-ups and disruptions. This Solar Eclipse affects you strongly, so make sure to reduce your schedule and rearrange stressful activities. My feeling about this eclipse is that the changes and disruptions that it brings will open doors for you.

Health is good on an overall level, but temporarily more delicate from the 18th onwards. Overall energy is not up to its usual standard so make sure you get enough sleep and rest. Enhance the health in the ways mentioned in the yearly report.

Career is much more important than finance this month. You prefer status to money – and you have a good point. Increased status – in your company or profession – generally leads to more money down the road. You are strongest financially on the days mentioned above, and also from the 1st to the 11th and from the 26th onwards – the Moon’s waxing periods. Though the aspects are not so great on the 6th it should be a good financial day – the Moon will be at her perigee, closest to Earth. Money should come but with more work involved.

There is a Lunar Eclipse on the 11th that occurs in your 3rd house of communication. This one is not as strong as the Solar Eclipse but it won’t hurt to take it easier anyway. (Others in your circle or environment can be affected.) This eclipse brings financial changes. It is a time for financial ‘course corrections’ – your strategy and thinking need to be upgraded. Events will happen that will force the issue. Cars and communication equipment can behave erratically over this period, and often repairs or replacements prove necessary. There are dramas in the lives of siblings, sibling figures and neighbours. Students can change schools or experience some upheaval at school.

March

Best Days Overall: 4, 5, 13, 14, 23, 24

Most Stressful Days Overall: 11, 12, 18, 19, 25, 26

Best Days for Love: 1, 5, 6, 9, 13, 14, 18, 19, 23, 24, 27

Best Days for Money: 5, 6, 7, 13, 14, 16, 23, 24, 27, 28

Best Days for Career: 6, 7, 15, 16, 25, 26

Late last month, on the 25th, the planetary power shifted from the West to the East. For the next five or six months, the Eastern sector of the self will be dominant. The planetary power now moves towards you, and thus personal independence and power increase day by day. Mercury is moving forward too, so you have confidence and clarity. Make the changes in your life that need to be made. Take responsibility for your own happiness.

When the Sun enters Aries on the 20th you have the added benefit of powerful ‘starting energy’. This would be a good period (especially from the 28th onwards) to start a new business or project, or to launch a new product; 80 per cent of the planets are moving forward as well.

Career is still a major focus until the 20th, and you are in a yearly career peak. Your 10th house is strong, while your 4th house of home and family is empty (only the Moon moves through here, on the 11th and 12th). You seem very successful these days. (Last month was also successful.) The 1st to the 5th seems an especially strong career period – though the aspects are not especially great. You seem at the top of your game. You seem close to the people in power.

Finance is still not a major issue; career and friendships seem much more important. If there are financial problems it is probably because you’re not paying enough attention to this area. Earnings should be strongest on the days mentioned above, but also from the 1st to the 12th – as the Moon waxes. The 12th and 28th – the Full Moon and New Moon – are also good earnings days, as are the 3rd and 30th (though you might have to work harder) as the Moon is at perigee then.

Health needs some attention until the 20th. So, as always, get enough rest. This is 90 per cent of the battle. Enhance the health in the ways discussed in the yearly report. Health is much improved after the 20th.

Love seems more challenging from the 13th onwards. You and the beloved seem distant from each other. You need to work harder to bridge your differences. You’re seeing things from opposite perspectives. Part of the issue is that the beloved seems stressed out. The problems are probably not your fault.

April

Best Days Overall: 1, 10, 11, 19, 20, 21, 28, 29

Most Stressful Days Overall: 7, 8, 14, 15, 16, 22, 23

Best Days for Love: 1, 4, 10, 11, 12, 13, 14, 15, 16, 19, 20, 21, 23, 28, 29

Best Days for Money: 1, 3, 4, 5, 6, 10, 11, 15, 16, 19, 20, 21, 24, 25, 28, 29, 30

Best Days for Career: 3, 4, 12, 13, 22, 23, 30

Love is still very complicated. The two love planets in your chart, Venus (the generic love planet) and Jupiter (your actual one) are both retrograde. Venus has been retrograde since March 4, while Jupiter went into retrograde motion on February 6. Jupiter has also been receiving stressful aspect since March 13. So if love seems like it’s going backwards, it is quite understandable. Try not to make matters worse than they need to be. Be more patient. Don’t add to the negativity. Don’t try to force things. Focus on the possible, not the impossible. Venus goes forward again on the 15th and that should improve things, and on the 19th the Sun moves away from this stressful alignment to Jupiter, which should further help. But love needs time and patience.

Your 11th house became strong on March 20th and remains very strong until the 19th. So this is a month for friendships and group activities – much more so than for romance. It is a month where fondest hopes and wishes come true. It is a month where you increase your technological prowess, your scientific and astrological knowledge. (It is a good period for having your full, personal horoscope done.)

Finance is still not a big issue. Generally this is good; it indicates someone who takes earnings for granted, someone who doesn’t worry much about money. It shows contentment with things as they are. But, if problems arise, you need to pay more attention – though you don’t feel like it. Earnings are strongest on the days mentioned above. Earning power also tends to be strong from the 1st to the 11th and from the 26th onwards – as the Moon waxes. The 15th is an exceptionally strong financial day – the aspects are good and the Moon is closest to Earth.

Health is good this month. Your energy level is high and you can achieve whatever you set your mind to. Mars moves into your sign on the 21st, boosting the energy even more. With Mars, sometimes the problem is that there is too much of a good thing. On the one hand there is more energy and zeal. You get things done quickly. You excel in sports and exercise. But Mars can make you impatient and in too much of rush, which can lead to accident or injury. Under the influence of Mars a person can come across as ‘too sharp’ – too biting – even though they don’t intend it. Be careful here. Soften the voice tones. Avoid conflict and temper tantrums.

May

Best Days Overall: 7, 8, 17, 18, 25, 26

Most Stressful Days Overall: 4, 5, 12, 13, 19, 20

Best Days for Love: 2, 3, 7, 8, 12, 13, 17, 18, 21, 22, 25, 26

Best Days for Money: 1, 4, 5, 7, 8, 14, 15, 17, 18, 25, 26, 27, 28

Best Days for Career: 1, 9, 10, 19, 20, 27, 28

A very happy and productive month ahead, Gemini – enjoy. Your personal power and independence are at their maximum for the year right now. Mars will spend the month in your sign and on the 20th, the Sun will enter Gemini. This is the time to make those changes that you’ve been wanting to make (if you haven’t already made them). The world conforms to you these days rather than vice versa. Your personal happiness is really up to you. You are less in need of others or their approval.

Friends seem very devoted to you and supportive. If you belong to trade or professional organizations, they seem supportive too. High-tech equipment is coming to you.

The love life is still being tested but there is much improvement over previous months. More improvement happens after the 6th as Mercury moves away from his stressful aspect to your love planet Jupiter. With Jupiter still retrograde, however, important love decisions shouldn’t be made yet.

Health is excellent this month and gets even better after the 20th. Health is not your problem, instead hyper-activity – flitting from one activity to the next – seems to be the issue. If you feel the need, enhance the health in the ways mentioned in the yearly report. Your health planet, Pluto, is retrograde this month, so avoid making major changes to your health regime. Research things more.

The communication skills of Gemini are legendary, and on the 20th they get even stronger. The problem again can be too much of a good thing – too much talk, too much thinking. The mind is easily over-stimulated. Geminis are always good students, this month even more so than usual – especially after the 20th. There is success in studies and tests.

Finance – as we have seen since the beginning of the year – is not a major focus this month (this will change next month). Your good financial days are shown above. You have, in general, stronger earning power from the 1st to the 10th and from the 25th onwards – as the Moon waxes. This gives you more enthusiasm for financial activities. The 25th seems an unusually strong financial day. The overall aspects are good and the New Moon is a ‘Super New Moon’. It occurs very near its perigee point, making it much more powerful than usual.

June

Best Days Overall: 3, 4, 13, 14, 22, 23, 30

Most Stressful Days Overall: 1, 2, 8, 9, 15, 16, 28, 29

Best Days for Love: 3, 4, 8, 9, 10, 11, 13, 14, 20, 21, 22, 23, 28, 29, 30

Best Days for Money: 3, 4, 13, 14, 22, 23, 24, 25, 30

Best Days for Career: 5, 6, 15, 16, 24, 25

Last month on the 20th you entered one of your yearly personal pleasure peaks. This continues until the 21st of this month. This is a period for some self-indulgence – for catering to the needs of the body and for sensual delights. It is also a good period for getting the body and image in shape. Your personal power and independence are still strong. If you direct this power wisely much will be accomplished. You have confidence too. People pick up on this.

Love is happy this month. Singles should not marry just yet, but you can enjoy romance for what it is ‘in the moment’. The 13th and 14th seem especially good for love. There is a happy romantic meeting or opportunity. Those already attached have more harmony with the beloved. Happy social invitations and opportunities come.

Finance is the main headline this month. Mars enters your money house on the 4th and the Sun and Mercury enter it on the 21st. So the month ahead is a strong financial month. From the 21st onwards you are in a yearly financial peak – a period of peak earnings. There is great focus on finance and this tends to success. The best financial days are shown above. The New Moon of the 24th seems an especially strong financial day. It occurs in the money house and will clarify financial issues as the month progresses. But this New Moon – like that of last month – is stronger than usual as it occurs with the Moon near its perigee, its closest point to Earth. It is a Super New Moon.

You’re spending on yourself and on your personal appearance from the 21st onwards. Writers, teachers and marketing people have a strong financial month – their skills are greater than usual and in demand. Most likely you’re spending more on high-tech equipment, and this seems like a good investment. You can earn from this as well. You’re creating an image of wealth and people see you as a ‘money person’. This image of wealth will draw financial opportunities to you.

Mercury (the ruler of your Horoscope) spends a good time of the month ‘out of bounds’. This shows that you’re moving outside your normal sphere (especially in your financial life). You’re ‘thinking outside the box’ – you’re moving into uncharted waters. But it seems to pay off. Mercury is ‘out of bounds’ from the 18th onwards.

July

Best Days Overall: 1, 10, 11, 19, 20, 28, 29

Most Stressful Days Overall: 5, 6, 13, 14, 25, 26

Best Days for Love: 1, 5, 6, 10, 11, 19, 20, 28, 29

Best Days for Money: 1, 3, 4, 10, 11, 13, 14, 19, 20, 21, 22, 23, 24, 28, 29

Best Days for Career: 3, 4, 13, 14, 21, 22, 30, 31

Another happy and prosperous month Gemini.

Mercury, the ruler of your Horoscope, moves exceptionally fast this month – through three signs and houses of your chart. This indicates confidence, the ability to cover a lot of territory and quick progress. Health and energy are good; there is only one planet in stressful aspect with you – and he, Saturn, has been in this aspect all year. ‘Give me health and a day,’ says Emerson ‘and I will make the pomp of emperors ridiculous.’ He means that with good health the splendour is all around us, right where we are. And this is the case for you now.

Finances are still an important priority this month, until the 22nd. You’re still in the midst of a yearly financial peak and you shine in the area of finances. Many of the financial trends discussed last month are still in effect. Your best financial days are listed above. But also keep in mind that you’ll have more enthusiasm and greater financial power from the 1st to the 9th and from the 23rd onwards. The 21st looks like a particularly strong financial day as your financial planet, the Moon is at her perigee.

By the 22nd most short-term financial goals will have achieved and you can move on to your main interest in life – communication and intellectual interests. Many people erroneously seem to believe that finance is the be-all and end-all of life. But you know better. Finance is important, it is a means to an end – but not an end in itself. It buys us the freedom to do what we really enjoy and to grow intellectually and spiritually.

From the 22nd onwards (and you will begin to feel this even earlier) you’re in Gemini heaven. The cosmos impels you to do what you most love doing – to focus on your area of greatest excellence: communication, reading and studying, teaching, writing, using your intellectual gifts. The only problem could be overdoing a good thing. You could be thinking and talking too much, more than is necessary. This can impact on your health (although not right away). It can cause insomnia and nerve problems. So use your intellectual skills, but don’t abuse them.

Love looks happy this month. Marriage is not likely – nor is it advisable until Saturn leaves your 7th house in December – but the opportunities are here. Venus in your sign from the 5th onwards bestows beauty and grace to the image (and to the personality). Venus also makes nice aspects to Jupiter all month (especially on the 18th and 19th). You’re attractive to the opposite sex. Do things that you enjoy – that you love to do – and love will find you there.

August

Best Days Overall: 6, 7, 8, 16, 24, 25

Most Stressful Days Overall: 1, 2, 3, 9, 10, 22, 23, 29, 30

Best Days for Love: 1, 2, 3, 6, 7, 9, 10, 16, 18, 19, 24, 25, 28, 29, 30

Best Days for Money: 1, 2, 3, 6, 7, 11, 12, 16, 18, 20, 21, 24, 25, 31

Best Days for Career: 9, 10, 18, 26, 27

We have two eclipses this month and planetary retrograde activity will be at its maximum for the year, but you seem relatively unscathed. Two planets that involve travel in your chart, Mercury and Uranus (Mercury rules short-term domestic travel, Uranus long-distance travel) go retrograde. Uranus goes retrograde on the 3rd and Mercury on the 13th. Travel should be rescheduled to avoid these periods if possible. If it’s not possible – if you absolutely must travel – allow more time to get to your destination and make sure your tickets are insured. Protect yourself as best you can. (Happily Jupiter, the generic ruler of long-term travel, is moving forward – but his aspects are a bit stressful.)

The Lunar Eclipse of the 7th occurs in your 9th house of foreign travel (another signal to avoid long trips over that period). College students make important changes to their educational plans. Sometimes they change schools or courses – college applicants as well. Perhaps the school you thought you wanted doesn’t accept you but an even better one does. Siblings of appropriate age are having their marriages or relationships tested. There are dramas in your place of worship. There will be a need to make more financial course corrections. Generally this happens due to some sudden expense but it can happen in other ways too.

The Solar Eclipse of the 21st occurs in your 3rd house and is a repeat of the previous Solar Eclipse of February 26. Cars and communication equipment will get tested and might need repairs or replacement. There are dramas in the lives of siblings, sibling figures and neighbours. Often there are disruptions in the neighbourhood (sometimes due to construction). Getting around your neighbourhood could be a problem, or the post office could change their rules in an inconvenient kind of way. Students who are not yet at college could change schools or educational plans. This eclipse is basically benign for you, but if you were born very early in the sign of Gemini (on May 20 or 21) you will feel its effects more strongly. This eclipse occurs very close to the cusp of your 4th house and thus impacts on the home and family too. Be more patient with family members over this period.

Finances are important this month as Venus will be in your money house until the 26th. Venus is considered beneficent, bringing prosperity and good fortune. The financial intuition is especially strong now and there is luck in speculation. Children and children figures in your life are supportive and seem important in the financial life. The 18th brings good fortune, as the Moon is at her perigee.

September

Best Days Overall: 3, 4, 12, 13, 20, 21, 30

Most Stressful Days Overall: 5, 6, 18, 19, 25, 26

Best Days for Love: 3, 4, 7, 8, 12, 13, 16, 17, 20, 21, 25, 26, 28, 30

Best Days for Money: 1, 3, 4, 10, 12, 13, 14, 15, 19, 20, 21, 30

Best Days for Career: 5, 6, 14, 15, 23, 24

The main headline this month is the planetary shift from the East to the West in your chart. The Western, social sector is dominant from the 5th onwards, and by the 20th, 80 per cent of the planets (including the Moon) will be in the Western half of your chart. The planetary power is moving away from you and towards other people. Personal independence and personal power are not factors in success now. Your social grace – your ability to get on with others – is. It is time to take a vacation from yourself and your self-interest and focus on the interests of others. Self-interest is not a sin – not by the philosophy of astrology. There’s a time for this, but that time is not now.

Your 4th house of home and family is dominant this month, with half the planets either there or moving through there. The lower half of your Horoscope, in general, is stronger than the upper half. So we have a clear message. This is a time to get the home and domestic situation in right order; to set family relations in harmony. Career and outer goals are important, but less so this period. Now is the time to set the foundations for future career success, which will start happening at the end of the year – 90 per cent of life is preparation, actual events account for perhaps 10 per cent. It is the preparation that makes the event what it is.

Health became more delicate last month from the 22nd and remains so over the month ahead. Make sure to get enough sleep. Rest when tired. Focus on the important things in your life and let go of the trivia. Enhance your health in the ways discussed in the yearly report.

Finance isn’t much of an issue this month, which I read as a good thing. You’re basically satisfied here and have no need to give this special focus. The best days for finance are shown above. In general you’ll have stronger earning power from the 1st to the 6th and from the 20th onwards. (The best money days that occur during these waxing Moon periods will be stronger than the ones in the waning Moon periods.) The 13th has good financial aspects and the Moon is at its perigee, but this occurs in a waning Moon period – it’s not as strong as it could be. The Moon’s apogee on the 27th (when she is most distant from the earth) will not be as weak as usual – it occurs during the waxing Moon. Finances are more or less stable.

October

Best Days Overall: 1, 9, 10, 18, 19, 27, 28, 29

Most Stressful Days Overall: 3, 4, 15, 16, 22, 23, 24, 30, 31

Best Days for Love: 1, 7, 8, 10, 11, 17, 18, 20, 22, 23, 24, 27, 28, 30

Best Days for Money: 1, 9, 10, 11, 12, 19, 20, 30

Best Days for Career: 3, 4, 11, 12, 20, 21, 30, 31

A happy month ahead, Gemini, enjoy!

Last month, on the 22nd, the Sun entered your 5th house of fun, creativity and children and will remain here until the 23rd of this month. In the meantime, other planets are also in this house – Mercury (until the 17th), Venus (from the 14th onwards) and Mars (from the 22nd onwards). Your 5th house is easily the strongest in the Horoscope this month with 60 per cent of the planets either there or moving through there. Each will deposit its gift of joy in your life.

This is a month for enjoying your life, for doing the things that make you happy. It is a month for exploring your creativity and getting involved in creative hobbies. Children and children figures in your life are important and you get on well with them. This fun-loving attitude helps the love life too. The 18th and 19th seem especially good days for love. Singles will have important romantic meetings. Happy social invitations and opportunities will happen. Life is good.

Health is much, much improved over last month. Last month’s stresses seem like a distant dream. You’re full of energy and vitality. Even after the 23rd, as the Sun enters your 6th house, the health is good. Your focus will most likely be on preventive kinds of measures. Sometimes when health is good, too much of a focus on it can lead to hypochondria.

Your love planet Jupiter makes a very important move on the 11th, out of Libra and into Scorpio – out of your 5th house and into your 6th. This indicates significant changes are happening in your love needs and attitudes. The romantic niceties are less important than they have been. Sex and sexual magnetism seems paramount now. You would now prefer practical service to the romantic niceties. A moonlight walk on the beach is nice, but someone who can cure your headache is nicer.

The social life at the workplace is going to improve too. The workplace is as much a venue for romance as a place of toil and endeavour.

Finance is stable this month. Earning power is strongest from the 1st to the 5th and from the 19th onwards. The good financial days in these periods will be stronger than the ones outside these periods. The Moon’s perigee on the 9th is strong, but not as strong as it could be – the Moon is waning. However, her apogee on the 25th is not as weak as it would normally be either: she is waxing.

November

Best Days Overall: 5, 6, 14, 15, 24, 25

Most Stressful Days Overall: 12, 13, 19, 20, 26, 27

Best Days for Love: 6, 7, 8, 16, 17, 26, 27

Best Days for Money: 7, 8, 16, 17, 18, 26, 27, 28, 29

Best Days for Career: 7, 8, 16, 17, 26, 27

Jupiter’s move into your 6th house has not only brought love changes, but job changes also seem in the works. And, these are happy job changes. Very happy opportunities are coming (and they could have already happened). These can be with your present company, or with another one. You have excellent job prospects for the rest of the year and well into next year.

Jupiter’s move into your 6th house is bringing prosperity for the children or children figures in your life. They are in a year of peak earnings. Those of you who are creative (and many Geminis are) will find that their creations are more marketable now. Aunts and uncles are prospering (or living that kind of lifestyle).

As we have mentioned, the workplace has become your social centre. And, this is even more so after the 7th as Venus moves into your 6th house. A lot of your socializing seems work- and health-related. Parties at the gym, yoga studio, or health-related events seem happy and are venues for romance and friendship.

This is a good period (until the 22nd) to do those boring, menial tasks that need to get done – accounts, bookkeeping, filing, etc. You have the energy to do them and they should pass more painlessly.

On the 6th Mercury enters your 7th house of love. This tells us many things. You are very much there for others – for your friends and your beloved. Other people come first in your life (which is as it should be with so many planets in your Western sector). There is much personal popularity and you are proactive in love – you go after what you want. However, Saturn is still in your 7th house, slowing things down. Right now, I would say he is a positive influence. He prevents you from jumping too quickly into relationships and introduces some caution here. On the 22nd, the Sun also enters your 7th house and you begin a yearly love and social peak. Marriage is still not on the cards yet, but there is more (and happy) social activity.

Health needs more attention after the 22nd. There is nothing serious in store, just lower than usual energy. This can make you more vulnerable, so rest more and focus on the really important things. Enhance your health in the ways mentioned in the yearly report.

December

Best Days Overall: 3, 4, 11, 12, 21, 22, 30, 31

Most Stressful Days Overall: 9, 10, 16, 17, 24, 25

Best Days for Love: 5, 6, 7, 8, 14, 15, 16, 17, 24, 25, 28

Best Days for Money: 5, 6, 7, 8, 14, 15, 16, 17, 24, 25

Best Days for Career: 5, 6, 14, 15, 24, 25

The love life is getting better day by day. Mercury spends the whole month in your 7th house – review our discussion of this last month – and the Sun is there until the 21st and Venus is there until the 25th. Best of all, Saturn is finally leaving your house of love on the 21st. A major social and love burden is lifted off your shoulders. There is a new social freedom happening. Marriage is still not likely right away, but it is very likely next year – for those of you who are single.

You get on with all kinds of people this month – intellectuals, writers, teachers, artists, spiritual types and corporate types. The only problem in love is Mercury’s retrograde in your 7th house. You don’t seem sure about what you want. You change your mind too quickly; social confidence is not what it should be. Don’t worry; this will improve by the end of the month.

Last month the planetary power shifted from the bottom half to the top half of your Horoscope. (If you cut the chart in half, you would see eight planets in the upper half and only two planets in the bottom.) Thus it is time to focus on your career and outer goals and let home and family issues go for a while. It is time to succeed in the world. You are beginning your yearly career push which will culminate in February and March of 2018.

Finances are not that important. (The love life is much more important these days.) Your best financial days are shown above. Earnings tend to be strongest while the Moon is waxing – from the 1st to the 4th and from the 18th onwards. A super Full Moon on the 4th will be an especially strong financial day. (The Full Moon occurs when the Moon is at her closest point to the earth.)

Health still needs watching until the 21st, although – health-wise – you’re on the upswing. The lack of energy is only temporary. By the 21st you’ll see very dramatic improvements.

Your 8th house of regeneration becomes ultra-powerful after the 21st. Your spouse, partner or current love interest is focused on finance, and perhaps feels stressed. This is a great period to shed the pounds (if you need to) and detox the body. It is also good for clearing the decks of excess possessions that you don’t need or use.

Sexual activity should be in moderation. The tendency will be to overdo things.

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