#Twinning! On May 20, 2017, the Sun swings into chatty Gemini, the star sign of dynamic duos. For the next four weeks, quick-witted humor and synergistic communication will rule the skies. Charming Gemini is the sign of kindred spirit energy and is always seeking a complementary “mirror.” During Gemini season, the energy is versatile, but we may play the devil’s advocate too much, starting arguments for arguments’ sake.
Every 30 days or so, the Sun visits a new zodiac sign. During this “season” everyone feels the energy of this prevailing astrological energy, no matter what your Sun sign. Gemini season is a curious, communicative solar cycle that will turn up the volume on our innate journalistic curiosity. Asking all the right questions (and some nosy ones) will help us see who we’re actually dealing with until June 20.
Gemini is the third sign among the zodiac’s 12 players. The Gemini star sign is an extroverted air sign and an adaptable mutable sign. As the only mutable air sign in the zodiac, Gemini people are often known for changing their minds. Perhaps this is why Geminis are sometimes accused of double-talk!
Ruled by inquisitive Mercury, Gemini is the sign of the Twins. During Gemini season, put your radars out for kindred spirits, even starting in your own backyard. The local scene is buzzy during Gemini season—and if your ‘hood is too sleepy, start scoping out nearby hotspots to get some fun events on the cultural calendar. Block party, anyone?
As earthy, grounded Taurus season draws to a close, Gemini season turns our attention to partnering up. We’ve started to put some of our plans into motion, building our dreams from the ground up and putting structures into place. But now, quicksilver Gemini sweeps in, encouraging us to seek out people whose skills complement our own—a starpowered reminder that there is no “I” in team.
Here are five ways to embrace the power of twosomes from now until June 20.
1. Adopt the buddy system.
Partner up! During Gemini season, we attract relationships that act as mirrors—for better or for worse. Whether you seek people whose skills and qualities balance out yours or connect to a romantic soul twin, Gemini season encourages us to embrace dynamic duos. Caveat: Watch a tendency to lean too heavily on others, as Gemini energy can teeter into codependency. During Gemini season, practice the art of active listening, using the “mirroring” technique to reflect back what the other person says, and waiting for your turn to speak. (Here are tips from the Imago technique that can improve almost any conversation!) This helps the other person feel truly heard, establishing greater intimacy. Does a certain someone get under your skin? Look within. This person’s irritating traits might actually be reflecting a “shadow” part of yourself you haven’t accepted. Don’t hate, integrate!
2. Play superconnector.
Matchmaker, matchmaker! During Gemini season, introduce people that you suspect would hit it off—professionally or personally. Post a social media shoutout to someone whose stellar work you admire. Write a testimonial for someone whose service deserves recognition. Pay it forward by connecting a friend or colleague to a VIP. As long as you can vouch for their work, a simple intro could boost their career or even change their lives! Hello, karma points.
3. Speak your mind.
…or forever hold your peace! Gemini is known for razor-sharp humor and witty one-liners. It’s no wonder that so many notoriously controversial people are born under the Gemini Sun sign: Kanye West, Joan Rivers and (yikes) Donald Trump to name a few. As the zodiac sign that rules verbal communication, the Gemini star sign also features an unusual number of lyricists and hip-hop artists: Kanye, Tupac Shakur, Notorious B.I.G., Kendrick Lamar, Macklemore, Iggy Azalea and many others. During Gemini season, we could all start unabashedly voicing our beliefs. Beware a tendency to overanalyze during this solar phase, making things more complicated than they need to be. Find a trustworthy sounding board when you really need to let it all out!
4. Explore your hometown happenings.
Gemini rules the local scene and neighborhood events. When was the last time you explored your area for new excitement? Set out on foot if you can, and spend at mom-and-pop shops to keep your nearby economy thriving. Chat up the barista at your favorite coffee shop, peruse the listings for small concerts, stroll through galleries. Since Gemini is the star sign of communication, let the synergy flow in all of your interactions. You never know who you might meet, simply by exchanging a friendly hello.
5. Give your transportation an upgrade.
Gemini is ruled by Mercury, the guardian of transportation. During Gemini season, give your wheels a tuneup…or even an upgrade! Time for a Prius with vegan leather interiors, perhaps? If your feet get you around town, then invest in a stylish but comfortable new pair of summer kicks. Or how about a new bike? If you’re traveling during the next four weeks, you might upgrade to business class or a seat with even more space. Because why not—we all deserve a little more comfort and freedom to roam.
Artwork by Pilgrim Lee.
Pilgrim Hodgson is an illustrator based in Melbourne, Australia. Her style blends colour, pattern, psychedelia and strong lines in a way which feels familiar and nostalgic yet new and undiscovered.
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