Twinning, anyone? During the next four weeks of Gemini Season 2020, quick-witted and synergistic communication rules the skies and turns the world abuzz.
The Sun visits a new zodiac sign every 30 days or so. During each “season” everyone feels the influence of the prevailing astrological energy. Gemini season 2020 begins May 20 (at 8:49 AM EDT).
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.
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.
Gemini season 2020 continues the work you began in Taurus season
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 people whose skills complement our own—a celestial reminder that there is no “I” in team.
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 2020, put radar out for kindred spirits, starting in your own backyard. The local scene is abuzz during Gemini season—and while neighborhood activities might be limited in 2020, look for ways to join forces and create support networks with the people in your building or on your block.
Six ways to embrace the power of twosomes during Gemini season 2020
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. 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 2020, 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. While most years, this would be the time for brunching at sidewalk cafes, maybe you pick up a meal from a local restaurant and have a picnic with your quarantine crew. Whenever possible, shop mom-and-pop stores to keep your friendly neighborhood economy thriving. See what online offerings are available from your go-to bookstore, yoga studio or community college. Let the synergy flow in all of your interactions.
5. Upgrade your transportation.
Gemini is ruled by Mercury, the guardian of transportation. During Gemini season, give your wheels a tune-up…or even an upgrade. Time for an electric care 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?
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 download audiobooks or kick back with a good old-fashioned paperback.
Artwork created for The AstroTwins by Grande Dame
Grande Dame (Tiff McGinnis) is a UK based multimedia artist. Apple, Facebook, MTV Networks and more have all commissioned her colourful visuals. She is a featured artist on Giphy. Many of her GIFS have gone viral reaching over 100 million views. Her style is heavily influenced by psychedelic cartoons, pinball, Art Nouveau, and more. She has shown her work at galleries around the Globe, including 111 Minna, San Francisco. She collaborated with couture footwear designer Terry de Havilland, her designs appeared in Italian Vogue and even caused a viral sensation appearing in The Daily Mail. Recent projects include an animated short of the life and work of famed Southern Gothic Author Carson McCullers. She is a dedicated, creative maverick, with a keen eye for detail, and a color palette all her own.