On May 20, 2018, the Sun swings into chatty Gemini, the star sign of dynamic duos. Twinning, anyone? For the next four weeks, quick-witted humor and synergistic communication will rule the skies as Gemini season turns the world abuzz.
Charming Gemini is the star sign of kindred spirit energy and is always seeking a complementary companion. During Gemini season, the energy is shapeshifting and versatile, but we may play the devil’s advocate TOO much at times, and start arguments just for arguments’ sake. Your antidote? Change the subject! This chatty solar cycle will have us bouncing between topics, plans and social engagements.
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 even some nosy ones) will help us see who we’re actually dealing with from now until June 21.
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 or being two-faced. They just change their minds or move on to the next curiosity faster than the rest of us.
Ruled by inquisitive Mercury, Gemini is the sign of the Twins. During Gemini season, put your radars out for kindred spirits, starting in your own backyard. The local scene is a-buzz during Gemini season—and if your ‘hood feels too sleepy, scope out nearby hotspots to get some fun events on the cultural calendar. (Block party or a first-Friday art walk, anyone?)
As earthy, grounded Taurus season draws to a close, Gemini’s twin energy turns our attention to partnering up. Taurus helps us start putting some of our biggest plans into a solid structure. Now, quicksilver Gemini sweeps in, encouraging us to seek out people whose skills complement our own—a celestial reminder that there is no “I” in team.
Here are five ways to embrace the power of twosomes from now until June 21.
1. Use the buddy system.
Partner up! During Gemini season, we attract relationships that act as mirrors—for better or for worse. Whether you seek out people whose skills and qualities balance yours, or connect to a romantic “soul twin,” Gemini season encourages dynamic duos of all kinds! Caveat: Watch for a tendency to lean TOO heavily on others, as Gemini energy can teeter into codependency if left unchecked. During Gemini season, practice the delicate art of active listening, using the “mirroring” techniques to reflect back what the other person says, and then waiting for your turn to speak. (Here are some tips from Oprah.com to spark “intentional dialogue.”) Mirroring can allow the other person to feel truly heard, and establish greater intimacy. Does a certain someone get under your skin? Look within: This person’s most irritating traits might actually be reflecting a “shadow” part of yourself that you haven’t yet accepted. Don’t hate…integrate!
2. Play the role of superconnector.
Matchmaker, matchmaker! During Gemini season, introduce people that you suspect will hit it off—professionally or personally. Post a social media shoutout to someone whose stellar work you admire. Write a testimonial for a colleague whose service deserves recognition. Pay it forward by connecting a friend 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 what’s on your mind.
Gemini is known for razor-sharp humor and witty one-liners, and its solar influence gets opinions and commentary flying. As the zodiac sign that rules verbal communication, the Gemini star sign even features an unusual number of lyricists and hip-hop artists: Kendrick Lamar, Tupac Shakur, Notorious B.I.G., Kanye West, Macklemore and many others. During Gemini season, seek creative ways to spark productive dialogue. While Gemini’s loose-lipped influence can tempt us to court controversy, words can be easily misinterpreted, especially on social media (which is ruled by savvy Gemini). Beware a tendency to overanalyze during this solar phase—or make things more complicated than they need to be. Find a trustworthy sounding board whenever you really need to let it all out. If you’re not sure you should “say that,” run it by a confidante who can help you decide whether it’s appropriate to share.
4. Explore your hometown happenings.
Gemini rules the local scene and community events. When was the last time you explored your area for new excitement? Set out on foot if you can, and #shopsmall at mom-and-pop stores to keep your friendly neighborhood economy thriving. Chat up the regulars at your favorite coffee shop, peruse the listings for small concerts, stroll through galleries. Let the synergy flow in all of your interactions. You never know who you might meet, simply by exchanging a friendly hello and asking a few interested questions.
5. Upgrade your transportation.
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 treat ’em like a good set of tires and invest in a stylish—but comfortable and supportive—new pair of summer kicks. Or, how about riding a bike, scooter or skateboard? If you’re traveling during the next four weeks, you might upgrade to business class or a seat with more legroom.
6. Feed your head.
Books, podcasts, Instagram feeds, short classes: Gemini is ruled by Mercury, the planet of media and information. We’ll all be curious and hungry for novelty, so get yourself a library card, stock your Kindle and download audiobooks that will make your commute go by in a flash.
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