Gemini Season falls in between spring and summer in the Northern Hemisphere. Like all signs that land in the midst of one season and the next, Gemini loves a little bit of everything. An eclectic jester who always has a book in one hand, a phone in the other, and a podcast in their ear on their way out the door to do twenty things before lunch, Gemini needs stimulation, interaction, and circulation. The most curious, changeable, communication forward sign in the zodiac, Gemini is ablaze with witty insights, devious pranks, and the gossip no one else can access. Because we can’t exactly visit friends without caution or scamper about the town without care, this Gemini Season, much like all of 2020, is an unprecedented one.
The New Moon in Gemini arriving on May 22 initiates us into a new kind of social norm. Consideration is key to our communal affairs, and well-sourced information needs to be shared. This New Moon brings with it some conflicting data, however. Because most of Gemini Season will fail to bring us clear direction, it’s important to make your way through the day as best you can, taking it one morning at a time.
On June 5, the first of a series of eclipses will take place in Sagittarius. The penumbral lunar eclipse will be visible in Asia, Australia, Europe, and Africa. A visually mild eclipse isn’t necessarily big news, but for those with important placements in Sagittarius, like the Sun, Moon, or Ascendant, these eclipses mean shedding the identities that no longer fit, releasing what’s become excessive in order to make way for what’s meaningful.
With Venus (planet of pleasure, love, and relationships) retrograde in Gemini through the entirety of Gemini Season, the need to re-examine our connections is high on the list of priorities. One of the most important pieces of 2020’s astrology, Venus Retrograde gives us the opportunity to more consciously connect with our intimacy issues.
But it’s not for nothing. The aspects of our relationship dynamics that get unveiled can help us make massive strides in our healing. Most of us struggle to maintain connection. So few of us are given any sound advice as to how to navigate the depths and dragons that lay in wait for us when it comes to being in love, in friendship, or in the world with other people. Romantic and platonic partnerships alike are portals to explore our abandonment issues. Any amount of work in this area of your life will help every other aspect of it and everyone that is in it.
Meanwhile, just to make things more interesting, Mercury stations retrograde on June 18. Appearing to move backward through the skies until July 12, Mercury complicates communications and messes with our ability to receive a straightforward answer. This Mercury Retrograde feels relentless in its timing. While Venus gets us to re-examine the caverns of our heart, Mercury does so with our minds, words, and exchanges of all kinds.