Gemini Horoscope (May 21 - June 20)
Your ruling planet is Mercury.
This is an important month of transition for you, Gemini. You are re-thinking the philosophical underpinnings of your worldview and it makes for an uncertain period. You are likely to be coming at the world in a very responsible fashion these days that takes your inner core values and family life into better account. Past episodes may be seen not so much as mistakes but as learning experiences; you might even be preparing to move beyond them. There is daylight at the end of every tunnel, and next month could easily be an exciting time of new ideas and spiritual epiphanies. When you regain your balance you may find that it's all been part of a cycle of change that is profound in its scope.
As the month begins you find yourself in a period of paradoxical growth. On the one hand, you may be taking an entirely different viewpoint these days on where in your life you are heading right now, since your ruler Mercury is running backwards in your higher mind sector and Mars is still recovering from recent wobbles in your house of finances and values. On the other hand, the energy of this powerful New Moon leads you onwards. The New Moon and Solar Eclipse of February 6th marks the crux of this early part of the month, which is an extremely interesting and potentially challenging period of time for you. It may be that the wound of separation from an ideal or from a cherished set of beliefs may come up for you at this time. This is likely to involve the belief system that you grew up with. You may feel the urge to take charge of your life in a new way at this time, abandoning previous foundations, and while this shift in consciousness is exhilarating it is also perhaps painful, especially if other family members fail to understand and support you in your realization that you are ready to shuck old patterns that no longer serve you. The Full Moon and Lunar Eclipse taking place exactly two weeks later, on Wednesday, February 20th, represents a fulfillment of sorts of this arc of your development, a time when you will have the impulse to actualize into real-world activity what you have recently dreamed into being, and when you also might be drawn toward sharing with others this glimpse of a more vibrant future for yourself. This may represent a radical departure from the past, which is difficult, but it is even more difficult to remain in a place that you have already left behind mentally. You must realize, ultimately, that your current movement is an important part of the person you have become, and that as painful as it might be to turn away from a preexisting and well-established mold, it may be fully necessary for your continued growth and evolution. This is a potentially difficult period of time for you and it may help to remember the timeframe of the retrograde period, namely that you might expect a shift on the evening of February 18th when Mercury changes to direct motion, and that another and more final shift will happen around the end of the retrograde shadow, at the time of the New Moon of March 7th or a few days after.