Gemini Horoscope (May 21 - June 20)
Your ruling planet is Mercury.
This is a marvelous and socially active month for you, Gemini, and a time for you to be exploring your depths as well as your glittery surface. It is a multiple and variegated experience that you face as you complete a powerful cycle of unfolding, with surprises and challenges, and a sense of serious purpose going forward that includes remarkable forays into your inner world. You are cautious as well as optimistic, pulling back at the same time that you push ahead. Your expanding and contracting has a rhythm to it, like the beating of your heart. As much as you might try to resist, you could find that life will split you open to love, even though, as the poet says, your mind might be as stubborn as a mule.
As the month begins, you are riding the strong wave of the Solar Eclipse from the 20th of the previous month in your sign. The symbolism of this even is a potent one, and signals a fresh start for you in this stage of your life. Your very sense of identity and self-definition is evolving during the interesting times that you find yourself in. You are also transforming in the way that you see your task in the world. There has been tremendous movement lately in your life toward finding your spiritual center, and this carries over into career and professional life. Only the path with heart appeals to you now. You are also in the midst of an ongoing confrontation with your mystical depths and with the lingering after-effects of past trauma that while stemming from early life and in that way long transcended, is in some ways still with you in terms of knee-jerk reactivity arising from a place inside you that is less than fully conscious. Walled-off parts of yourself have been split from your consciousness in this way, as a defense at the time, and have therefore become difficult to reach. The mental gymnastics required to grasp with your consciousness and to fully meet yourself in this way are considerable, so that you are in a paradoxical situation; like an infra-red light in a dark room without the glasses, you are trying to use your mind to understand something that is beyond your mind. It helps enormously when you give up and allow your native intuition to take hold. What you are after is acceptance of the past, and of your inner wounding, without judgment or shame. This is the first important step toward truly transcending these seeming flaws. With the Full Moon and Lunar Eclipse of Monday, June 4th, taking place in your opposite sign, you find perhaps the full flowering of these concepts as you bring in the presence of significant partners as a contrast and counter-foil to your own experience. The future is calling out to you quite clearly now, and it speaks to you at core level regarding novel life directions you could be about to take in the light of recent understanding. One thing that you recognize in the course of this development is that practical limitation is really your friend, in spite of all indications to the contrary. With the Last Quarter Moon of Monday, June 11th, you are really in the thick of it, undergoing what noted astrologer Dane Rudhyar called the “crisis of consciousness.” As you seek to escape the dire necessity that seems to drive you now, you find yourself mulling over your recent set of experiences, attempting to mine them for better information concerning your true situation. The answers are available but not easily found, or lived by. At the time of the New Moon of the following week, taking place on Tuesday, June 19th, you have fresh energy for your process of transformation. You are making a stand for yourself, and for your values being entirely your own. That way you avoid the falseness that comes from allowing anyone else to determine your future, or your fate. The last week of the month, punctuated by the First Quarter Moon of Tuesday, June 26th, brings a still-stronger hit of evolutionary process to you and nudges you even more firmly in the direction for which your higher self has all along set its course.