Gemini Horoscope (May 21 - June 20)
Your ruling planet is Mercury.
Can you learn to live with paradox, Gemini, or are you going to insist on logic after all? Tangling with concerns of home and family you are stuck in some way and wanting to get unstuck, and yet also perhaps enjoying the conservative approach as a relief from the potential instability of constant change. Your ruler Mercury is retrograding through your self-expression sector and you might not be sure of anything until October. The unknown and uncertain might just have to be certainty enough for now. Are you an out-there brave explorer of the cosmos or unconcerned with the world outside as you settle into the safety of your den? The answer is a little of both.
As the month begins, you are in a transition period, heading toward the retrograde of your ruler Mercury in your self-expression sector, and yet also riding the wave of the New Moon from last August that stimulated communication and higher-mind activities. You have likely taken an optimistic stance lately regarding business opportunities and your outlook in general, and yet that hard-edged dose of reality keeps inserting a view of these matters that is less than encouraging. The polarity between vision and reality check is absolute and yet in the coming weeks must somehow be mediated. The Full Moon of Friday, September 4th, serves to highlight these differing approaches which are both nevertheless truly applicable. In terms of work priorities, you might be tempted to depart radically from previous moorings but then again you are also feeling cautious. What a conundrum, and the situation only exacerbates over the next two weeks, while Mercury retrogrades and Pluto also turns to direct motion in your sector of personal evolution. Mercury stations and begins reverse motion through early Libra in the days following the Full Moon. The Mercury retrograde period initiates a reflective period of time when research and redefining yourself prevails over direct action, especially action in very new and different directions. It is helpful at this time to stick to a plan that is already in place, if that is at all possible. Meanwhile, the tension between competing theories of wild-eyed risk taking and conservative caution remains. You must learn to live with the paradoxical mating of these two very different ideas, and steer a middle course through the shoals of these somewhat treacherous waters. The Last Quarter Moon that takes place in your sign on Friday, September 11th, is traditionally termed a "crisis in action," and serves to heighten the contrast and the stark nature of your choices. Hopefully you will have your ducks in a row from early in the month and keep them in line as this moment of relative tension in your process comes upon you. This need not be dire, especially if you keep your head and watch carefully for everything that happens, seeking the deeper meaning. A week later, the days surrounding the New Moon of Friday, September 18th, will be the climax of the push-pull of these separate energies. Although they incline you toward quite different directions, in consequence they stretch your capabilities. The final two weeks of the month will be devoted to digesting and integrating the information you receive over this crucial period; a time of growth and acceptance of change. It helps at least to be aware of what is coming down. You are attempting to integrate public and private at this time, and holding back versus going forward into a brave new world that beckons you onward. Of course the different energies within you are reflected in the planetary alignments – "as above, so below." These contrasting archetypal presences are equally inside you and are energies that must eventually be integrated in order that you may achieve peace of mind.