Dec 22 - Jan 19
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The Sun will always spend the first three weeks of December in your relationship sector, so this is a time of year when the solar spotlight is always on your relationships. At the same time, the Sun will always return to your financial sector just before Christmas, so this is also always a month when, at some point the focus will not only shift onto money matters, the solar spotlight will always be on your financial situation and money matters in the last 10 days and the first three weeks of every year. So to say that there is a lot of focus on both relationship and money matters this month is not surprising, but what you have is a mix of the ordinary and the extraordinary. The ordinary on the relationship front is that the Sun will keep the solar spotlight on your relationships until 22nd December while Mercury, the planet of communication will return to make communication a priority from 9th December to 29th December. The extraordinary is that you also begin the month with Venus, the planet of love having just left and with Jupiter in the final days of a 13 month visit. Whether single, in a relationship or between relationships, this is the point where everything you have been preparing for, reaches a point where things become more objective and it is about taking action. By 3rd December, Jupiter's departure will have left you with the ability to turn desires into reality. Meanwhile, on the financial front the ordinary is that you have Pluto and Saturn together in your financial sector, as you have for years now, while also starting the month with Venus, the planet of money here. Venus has returned to fuel your financial confidence and update your financial wish list before the Sun returns on 22nd December. However, the extraordinary is that this is where Jupiter returns, with 3rd December the first day of your most potentially luckiest year for money matters and financial growth in over a decade. In the meantime, Venus' return to an adventurous part of your chart on 20th December will bring the spirit of adventure into play over Christmas, New Year, the holiday period and into the first two weeks of 2020.
Week beginning Monday 9th of December 2019
At a point in the year when there is major planetary activity drawing your attention in multiple directions, the Moon was going to have to pull a rabbit out of the hat in order to allow its last visit to Gemini this year to be heard over the noise. Fortunately, there is no shortage of rabbits at the moment, managing to pull one out of the hat to deliver a Full Moon in Gemini on Thursday. In what is a big week for work and job matters, an even bigger week for relationship matters and a huge week for money matters, the Moon steps in to help you find your own voice. This is more than just a louder and more powerful form of the Moon's monthly visit to your sign. This is the Full Moon that brings you to the halfway point in this current solar year, with a chance to revisit the intentions, resolutions and promises you made to yourself during your birthday month. If need be, this is a chance to push the 'reset' button.
Monday 9th of December 2019
While a Full Moon in Gemini in three days' time will be an important chance to check in personally and even to push the 'reset' button, this will put some pressure on your relationships. This makes Mercury, the planet of communication's return to your relationship sector today a real advantage and one that you could have missed. Held back by a retrograde turn last month Mercury should have been and gone by now, while held back any longer and he would return after the Full Moon. Instead, the timing means that while your personal and relationship needs are about to clash, the planet of communication is getting into position ahead of time.
Gemini is the third sign, ruled by the planet Mercury, the quicksilver messenger God of our zodiac. It's from Mercury that you get your clever mind, your superb powers of persuasion, your often restless spirit and your (sometimes insatiable) need for mental exploration.
The mythological Mercury was a trickster, a silver-tongued talker who could bargain with clever logic. Fleet of foot and freedom-loving, Mercury had wings on his feet and liked to use them, forever flitting from one place to another. You like to use the wings on your feet too and you don't like to feel hemmed in. At any social gathering, you have to be free to mingle.
Mercury traditionally rules over barter and trade and our signposts and highways, in more modern day he still rules our roads and motorways, as well as the cars we drive on them and the signposts that guide our way. Our postal service, telephone systems, schools and shops all belong to Gemini, and there are many of you sharp-witted folk employed in those areas.
The mode of Gemini is mutable, which means you're adaptable and changeable. Unlike our fixed friends of the zodiac, who like to keep things the same, you positively thrive on variety and change. This can make you something of a Jack of all trades, you learn quickly and bore easily, forever adding to your knowledge. It's likely that you're a veritable mine of information.
Not knowing or not understanding can equate to worry or actual suffering for Gemini. You can sometimes live on your nerves and you find the unknown a fearful place. You grow in strength as you grow in understanding, while the more you know, the more information you have to share and the more secure you become.
There are many myths of twins and usually one is alive on the earth while the other resides in the underworld, sometimes they exchanged places. Your Gemini mind can be in two places at once and you can sometimes be easily distracted. However, no other sign can multi-task as effortlessly, nor as efficiently as you!
Being an air sign, people experience you like a breath of fresh air You get along well with the other air signs, Libra and Aquarius. You also get along like a house on fire with the fire signs, Aries, Leo and Sagittarius.
You can find yourself feeling stifled or smothered by too much earth, people with lots of Taurus, Virgo or Capricorn. Or you can feel suffocated by too much water, the signs of Cancer, Scorpio or Pisces.
Much of this depends on your own planetary blend of energy. Although Mercury is always close to the Sun, it's not always in the same sign. Those of you with Mercury at home in its own sign will have a more pure experience of the essence of Gemini.
If you don't know where Mercury is positioned in your horoscope, one of our astrologers will be happy to help.