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09-21-2020 to 09-27-2020
After a month of hosting the ego-focused Sun in your restful domestic fourth house, you’re more than ready for its annual arrival into fellow air sign Libra and your fun, flirty and flamboyant fifth house on Tuesday, September 22. Your passion for—well, everything, but especially romance, glamour and art—is dialed all the way up, and you’ll be in the mood to dress up more and be playful with your personal style, perhaps veering a little toward the dramatic. Experiment with your hair and wardrobe. It’s fair game to consider this coming month one long catwalk strut or costume party! This solar power surge can also do wonders for your love life, even if you haven’t had a date since COVID struck. Of course you need to follow your instincts and mandatory safety regulations, but with your creative and amorous fifth house activated, your motto should be, “Where there’s a will, there’s a way”—especially for willing Geminis, whose minds are always five steps ahead of everyone else’s! Couples needn’t leave the house to rekindle the flames with some adventurous playdates, both in and out of the bedroom. But this sizzling cycle is about so much more. Do something artsy together, perhaps to your shared home or one of your living spaces. The fifth house rules another “f” word—fertility—so if you’ve got bambinos on the brain, this could be a particularly “ripe” time to get serious about that project. And if you AREN’T in a babymaking mood, make sure you’re extra cautious, because nature has a funny way of imposing HER will on us.
But you won’t be spending the entire four weeks holed up in a sensual sanctuary (sigh). On Sunday, your ruler, mindful Mercury, kicks off its annual “efficiency makeover” as it wings into focused Scorpio and your organized, streamlined sixth house until December 1—an extra-long visit because of a retrograde from October 13 to November 3, which includes a quick retreat into Libra from October 27 to November 10. This is a huge opportunity to undo any counterproductive habits that may have crept into your life while WFH or just spending a WHOLE lot more time there. Instead of Mercury’s usual three-week jaunt, you’ll have two whole months to practice the art of working smarter, not harder. You might discover that you simply can’t manage all the demanding details by yourself and that the cost of an assistant more than offsets the wasted time and unnecessary frustration of trying to be a one-Gemini show. Expect to invest a little time training someone in your ways, but if you hire the right person, this will pay dividends in short order. The sixth house also governs your health, so if you’ve been ignoring your regular wellness appointments—or trying to “will” an ache or pain to magically vanish—this is a perfect two-month cycle for getting all necessary sessions on the books. But try to avoid any major medical procedures during the October 13 to November 3 retrograde. Impossible? Get as much information as possible, and build in a little extra “recovery” time since Mercury is the cosmic trickster!