Gemini (21 May – 20 June)
Your ruling planet Mercury is crazy slow for a lot of the month and this is a clear indication that April might not be the best time to try and get ahead. As April begins, Mercury is in Taurus, the most hidden sector of your chart but slowing down. Then on the 10th, Mercury turns retrograde and remains on go slow until May 3rd.
So what’s coming to a halt in your life, where do you feel incapacitated or helpless? If you can, take some time out now to clear your head, this will help you to gain a fresh perspective on your personal situation. Sometimes when you have a key planet in the most hidden sector of your chart, you’re having to deal with a secret or confidence.
It’s also important to remember that once Mercury is retrograde or on go slow, then you’re wise to review or reassess your situation. You may have to go backwards before you can move forwards, whether you’re retracing your steps or lost in the past.
This may apply to your work situation or your confidence. You want to make sense of things but it’s hard to do so when things remain hidden. If you can still the chatter in your mind and find a way to access your inner voice, your intuition, this would be an ideal time to do so. A retreat or meditation course could help.
There will be some key turning points this month and there may be some unexpected twists and turns too. It’s important to recognise that everything isn’t up to you right now and other people will play their part.
This is especially true at work or with regard to your career or vocation. The planet of love and relating, Venus, moves back into Pisces and this sector of your chart from the 3rd to the 28th. On its own, this would suggest a good time to turn to others but until the 15th Venus is retrograde or on go slow. Plus, on the 8th and 21st, Venus clashes with Saturn in your opposite sign of Sagittarius.
So this could be a month when you realise who’s on your side and who’s not, who can help you and who hinders your progress. Take relationships slow, especially when it comes to professional connections. Someone may let you down, you might have to cover at work for absences or perhaps you find that you and someone close can’t see eye-to-eye.
As Venus rules love, this wouldn’t be a good time to mix business and pleasure and you’d do well to avoid any love liaison that interferes with work. If you are looking for love, this month you’re better off asking for an introduction via your friends or improving your social life first.
Yet there will be moments when you can get ahead and even though some of your friendships could be flaky, you’re wise to turn to your friends for help and advice. Certainly this is where fun can be found even if you’re drawn towards a crazy or wild individual.
If you know that you’re ready for a shake-up and you’re in need of inspiration, look out for who comes into your life on or around the 14th and 28th when madcap Uranus livens up your social life.
Plus with your ruler Mercury retrograde in Aries from the 20th, you may find that getting together with old friends is a welcome tonic. A school reunion perhaps or a childhood sweetheart who reappears in your life.
The Full Moon on the 11th may also coincide with an awakening and it’s a powerful Full Moon as it pulls in the Jupiter-Uranus-Pluto T-square that’s dominated the heavens in 2017. This could bring a revelation around love and romance, children or pregnancy. It’s a potent mix of planetary energy. Sometimes you need things to be blown up big in your life in order to feel where your heart lies.
On a personal level, you’re back in the driving seat once action planet Mars enters your sign of Gemini on the 21st, where it remains until June 4th. This boosts your strength and being physical goes hand-in-hand with Mars’ masculine energy.
Even if you don’t have all the answers with Mars in your sign, it’s more active, dynamic and go-getting. You’re in preparation, ready to put yourself first and step up a gear.
Yet the truth is that it will be hard to move things forward whilst key planets remain in Taurus and the hidden sector of your chart and your ruler Mercury is on go slow. So be kind to yourself, don’t get agitated if not everything works out the way you want it to.
Sometimes a lesson is presented to you in learning to let go or at least learn from your mistakes. The New Moon in Taurus on the 26th would be an ideal time to step back from life and to take good care of you. If you need pampering, book in a massage. If you want some time alone, find a good book and lose yourself in other peoples’ lives, other worlds.
Your turn will come but up until mid-May, it’s worth conserving your energy and recognising that this is an inbetween month, a time when you’re in limbo. Know too that you’re likely to be pulled back towards your past now whether you’re feeling sentimental or you feel incomplete in some way and want to resolve a personal issue.
It’s not the easiest of months, but there’s still potential to learn a lot, to discover personal insights and understanding. In fact, what you find out about yourself in the coming weeks might help you reorient your compass and do things differently when you’re ready to take charge in your life once again.