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On 4th April Venus, the planet of love but also the planet of money, desire and attraction returned to Gemini for what should have been a 24 day visit. Venus will normally return with the Sun, so will be here during your birthday month and it is her job to update your wish list for your new solar year and if she has time, help you to turn desires into reality. However, while your birthday month has since come and gone as we move into August Venus is still here, but in her final days. Before leaving on 8th August Venus is urging you to fight against complacency and to follow your heart. While a retrograde phase has kept Venus in Gemini for just over four months, a retrograde phase has also kept Mercury in your income sector since the end of May. Normally spending just 14 to 15 days giving you the smart head for money needed to keep your head in the game, Mercury will finally leave on 5th August. However, while this will leave your income sector empty, the most potentially lucrative weeks of 2020 are not only still in front of you but right in front of you. Held back by her retrograde phase in Gemini, Venus will finally return to your income sector on 8th August, just three days after Mercury leaves. With the groundwork done, Venus will simply put on her planet of money hat, trigger the laws of attraction and watch it all happen. Not leaving until early September and with the support of Neptune and Ceres in your career sector, Venus will be working to make August the most lucrative month of 2020. Meanwhile, Mercury is off to join the Sun in your communication sector, where as the planet of communication he will be right at home. Before leaving Gemini Venus will cross the lunar nodes and that will stress test a balance between your personal and relationship needs, but with the Sun and Mercury on hand to ensure the communication lines are open.
Week beginning Monday 10th of August 2020
Even though having Venus in Gemini for the last four months has been a bonus and this has bought you more time to update your wish list for the coming year, her departure over the weekend means that things are moving. To have had Venus and Mercury, the two fastest planets in the solar system retrograde at the same time has stalled things in a way that the slower planets can't, for they regulate day to day life rather than the big picture. As Mercury spends his first, last and only full week in your communication sector, Venus is spending her first full week in your income sector, with both benefiting from the groundwork that has gone before them. To have Venus, the planet of money in your income sector brings you to the start of the most potentially lucrative four weeks of the year while benefiting from the smart head for money Mercury left you with when his two month long visit ended last week.
Tuesday 11th of August 2020
Whether it was Venus' departure from Gemini over the weekend or her return to your income sector there is an adjustment period required, with the Moon fortunately visiting both later in the week. Venus returned to Gemini in early April for what should have been a 24 day visit and over four months later there is still a lot to process as you make sense of the desires and expectations she has left you with. At the same time, Venus has returned to your income sector after the Sun and Mercury have moved through, with the planet of money still getting a feel for the potential she has returned to exploit.
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.