Gemini (21 May – 21 June)
Your ruling planet, Mercury, is in air sign Aquarius until the 18th. This is a strong placing for Mercury as it lines up nicely with your sign of Gemini. Your ideas and your ability to express those ideas are in flow.
Aquarius rules the bigger picture of life in your horoscope, whether this means travel, study, philosophy, religion or spirituality. Essentially, it’s wherever you find meaning or purpose in your life and it’s an ideal month to broaden your horizons any way you see fit.
Mercury isn’t the only planet in Aquarius as February begins The Sun (identity) is here until the 18th and Venus, the planet of relating, until the 10th. You might be talking about exciting plans with friends or your partner. The 3rd and 15th are excellent dates to line up a new adventure, whether for this month or later in the year.
This planetary activity is all building towards the month’s most remarkable planetary event which is a Solar Eclipse in Aquarius on the 15th. This is part of an eclipse cycle cutting across the travel, education and communication sectors of your horoscope. The cycle began in August 2016 and lasts until January 2019.
There is, however, only one Solar Eclipse in Aquarius and these sectors of your chart during the whole eclipse cycle and this is it. So make the most of this Solar Eclipse, which is potentially a turbo-powered New Moon, a symbol of new beginnings and new opportunities.
Admittedly, you may want to put off travelling on the day of the eclipse itself, because there’s often a hidden or shadowy theme during an eclipse. If you think of eclipse symbolism, it’s as if someone switches off the light momentarily. When the light switch flicks back on, you’re looking at a new vista, and the landscape has changed.
Traditionally you’re wise to wait a few days after an eclipse, perhaps even a week before making any major decisions, especially related to travel or study. This allows anything that’s been hidden to emerge and you can see the full story. Do look out for new opportunities and where or how you can take advantage of change.
In your horoscope, Aquarius also rules the law, publishing, the media, religion and your beliefs. It’s the wider scope of life, your ability to visualise, to dream and line up big goals. This feels like a particularly important eclipse for you because your ruler Mercury sits next to the Sun and Moon on the 15th and the Sun and Mercury connect in Aquarius on the 17th. Listen out for news or up-to-date information that can help you get ahead.
This is also important because of the other star sign which dominates this month’s astrology, Pisces. Pisces is at the peak of your horoscope ruling your career and vocation, your status and reputation. It’s about your future, where you’re heading in life and why.
On the 18th, both the Sun and Mercury move into this sector of your horoscope, working as a team. Venus is already here as she entered Pisces on the 10th, so look out for new connections and people who can help you achieve your long-term goals.
The other important planet in Pisces is Neptune and this is a long-term transit to take into account. Neptune moved into Pisces in 2011 and it remains here for many years until 2025. So it’s important to know what Neptune represents and work with its positive qualities.
This is the planet of compassion and empathy, ideal for the caring professions or philanthropic causes. It’s related to the romantic side of life, including music, poetry, art or any aspect of life that inspires you and takes you beyond every day, ideal for an artistic or creative career.
Neptune is a boundless planet so you may end up with too many options in front of you and find it hard to focus but, at its best, Neptune lends you vision and inspiration. This is the planet linked to images and the imagination.
Neptune is prominent on the 21st and 25th in your horoscope, dates when you’re wise to tap into Neptune’s strengths. It’s important to note, however, that Neptune can lend itself to daydreaming or confusion. Instead of being in flow, you go round in circles and ultimately lose your way.
Be aware of this and take care you don’t allow yourself to be seduced or fooled by a third party. This is particularly important close to the 17th when Mars in Sagittarius and your relationship sector clashes with Neptune. Keep your wits about you and engage your logical brain to know who to trust and who to avoid.
Mars in Sagittarius promises a passionate month for love and relationships, although perhaps more arguments or fall-outs too. Yet there’s energy here and it’s a great month for pursuing 1-to-1’s, both personal and professional.
Seek out adventurous individuals and allow yourself to get swept along in their excitement. If you’ve been single for a while but would like to be in a relationship, this is an excellent month to breathe life and energy into your intimate connections.
This is particularly important because later this year, in November 2018, big planet Jupiter moves into Sagittarius where it remains until late 2019. This is the start of an exciting and expansive chapter for love and events now can be the trigger which takes you one step closer to finding fulfilment in love.
Ultimately, however, this month is about you and doing whatever you need to get on track with your career and vocation. Keep other people at bay if they try and take control and save the majority of your energy and effort for your long-term goals.