Diana's Monthly Gemini Forecast for February 2016
SENSING THE POTENTIAL
Until the 19th the Sun is in a more outgoing, expansive area tending to raise the spirits and you see fresh possibilities outside of the routine box. Time to make plans or launch into projects. Some of you may have itchy feet, and with the vibrations increasing opportunities to escape the daily grind, this is a good time to get out and about more and try new things.
From the 14th discussions, ideas and research tend to be strategic and could be revealing as you drill down to fundamentals and suss things out. At times, communications could become more involved, intense, or confidential. Your thinking could focus on sensitive issues like the joint financial situation or revolve around property or possessions belonging to or shared with another. There may be more paperwork or some rethinking related to an agreement or contract. At this time, some of you may be giving confidential advice and perhaps ‘sensing’ more than thinking as your gut knowing will be stronger.
It may be that you feel quite passionate about something or someone and feelings go deep. Or, on the flip side, it’s probably easier for someone to push your buttons. Just trust your deeper instincts, stay away from ego, and try to avoid knee-jerk reactions. Get to the basics within the current conditions.
A FRESH PERSPECTIVE
From the 14th Mercury is expanding your mind and you should be entertaining options outside of the box. Discussions and or paperwork could be related to travel, higher learning or another type of unfamiliar environment. You’ll tend to be thinking bigger and becoming more aware of fresh potential, or a distant horizon. A plan may be forming in your mind. This could be a good time to refresh your mental palette and think in bright new colours. Maybe there is a breath of fresh air from further afield or guidance from those with specialist knowledge or just someone with a refreshing slant on things. Mercury enjoys this communicative sector which also emphasizes higher learning, publications and the legal side of things. Another way this transit might work is you take the opportunity to beat the drum about something, get the word out, be the guide or the guided, the informer or the informed.
From the 17th Venus is in a place of emotional depth and something can touch your feelings deeply, or you can move others – great for the romantics and artists among you but also regarding material resources which come through another. Formally or informally things may become more intimate or ’involved’. Venus here could also manifest as a relationship helping you out materially or supporting you emotionally in major or minor ways. So, a good time to acquire and use resources to benefit your joint material interests with others. Negotiations could go in your favour and there could be deeper, more rewarding bonds with another. Some of you may feel like shifting into more commitment in a material or emotional sense – depending on your natal chart and on your own ability to create what you want. Also, a relationship could revolve around a shared space, possessions or property but things can be ironed out to mutual advantage.
BREATH OF FRESH AIR
From the 17th Venus supports warmer more supportive relationships with those far away, or from a different cultural background. Travel with a partner is possible or someone expands your thinking with their experience or cultural links. You are more likely to connect with others who have a knowledge or expertise which helps you get important pieces of the puzzle. This could be financially advantageous. You yourself may be valued or admired for your knowledge, know-how or guidance and this may be a good time for putting the word out on to a wider stage about something and it could prove to be lucrative. Publications or educational establishments could be highlighted and you and someone may be on a bit of a learning curve together. A teacher or someone with wisdom could be helpful, or, through their contribution and support you ultimately get a better understanding or material reward for your joint efforts.
Mars is in a sector which emphasizes the practical side of any bright ideas. Considering how to manage, operate or fix – anything related to work, health or fitness. You may be more involved with skilled people, health providers, tools or technology. So daily duties and methodologies are highlighted and you might have to get your head around the mechanical details. You can get a lot done if you keep up with daily duties, health matters – yours or another’s – and running repairs. Collaborations can be productive and achieve success but a co-worker or helper may try your patience. Still, it may be a small price to pay if you get your act together in the process.
THE LONG VIEW
From the 19th the Solar energy theme means you will be taking your targets or overall direction more seriously or be more aware of how you present yourself and the impression you are making on others, or how something is representing you. Traditions or social conventions may have more of your attention.
You may have to be more aware of the rules imposed by officials, parents, bureaucracy and anyone to whom you have responsibilities. The overall idea is to project an appropriate image and be consistent and responsible as you go forwards.
The long-term position of Saturn in your opposite sign, Sagittarius, is ultimately constructive for your sign but may manifest as you having to work harder at balancing your point of view with that of a partner or opposite number. At times you will be keenly aware of a lack in this department and must strive for improvement. At other’s you will feel very frustrated by another’s demands or behaviour which you feel inhibits your own or clashes with your will. Compromise, collaboration or cultivating certain relationships will have to be done gradually and will probably be harder work as you are learning to overcome your own prejudices or historical expectations, but this may be a make or break aspect for certain relationships. If it is a break-up then give thanks for what you have learned and shared and try to move on without carrying guilt or blame. If it is ‘making’ the relationship then you will step into more commitment and responsibility towards another. Some of you will wish to formalize a relationship at this stage or to go to more trouble for a partner or someone near to you who is going through difficulties in their life.
Geminians born 3rd-7th June or with 13-17 degrees rising will feel the energy the most this forecast period.
A SAFE HARBOUR next September, highlighting expansion related to your place on the map, neighbourhood or a space inside or outside. Also this transit helps settle you emotionally and can create a sense of belonging and feeling more inwardly balanced. Outwardly, family and community relationships should improve and some of you will extend or make additions to your base of operations. If you feel cramped or restless where you are located, then, in general, it’s a good time for expanding the existing space or getting more access to somewhere you prefer, maybe abroad, or relocating altogether.
For some there will be a newcomer in the family or maybe you are accommodating others more often at home and need to rearrange the space. Whatever the reasons behind it this is a good time to make changes. Geminians born from 8th-13th June or with 18-23 degrees rising will feel this energy the most this forecast period.
During the long transit of Neptune through your career area remember to respect and honour your own goals in life and integrate the practice of higher service as often as you are able and in whatever supportive ways you can.
It is more likely that you become a facilitator or play a supportive role and, in order to enable another, you may sacrifice your own ideal choices, but, that doesn’t mean you take on too much or let others tread on the boundaries you need for yourself. This more service-orientated way of working can be rewarding. This transit also favours imaginative art, good causes, healing and spirituality and just about any activity you contribute not for purely commercial reasons. Geminians born 28th-31st May or with 7-10 degrees rising will feel the energy the most this month.
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What today looks like:
Beginning today, and ending on Saturday, our Moon is tussling with the planet Mercury. Our Moon present in Aries may mean your area of organizations, clubs, and social groups is filled with an energetic, pioneering desire. It might be frustrating to make unexpected changes, or be with a different group of people, while this awkward clash continues.
As well: starting today, and concluding on Monday, the Moon is moving through Taurus. For you, Gemini, this means a period of three days where self-sacrifice, and contemplation are fostered, and more familiar in your life. The Moon, when in the sign of Taurus, provides a feeling which is physical, and methodical.
Also today: continuing today, and concluding on Sunday, the Sun is clashing with Mars. The Sun present in Aquarius may mean your area of deep research, philosophy, and unfamiliar culture is supplied with an idealistic, quirky motivation. While this diffcult clash continues, it may be frustrating to research health matters, or to be adventurous at your job.
Also On This Day:
- The planet Neptune begins a sextile aspect with the Moon today, which continues until Saturday.
- Mercury carries on transiting Capricorn until Saturday.
- The Sun continues transiting the sign of Aquarius until the 18th.
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Diana's 2015 Gemini Forecast:
MERCURY RETROGRADES 3 times for approx 3 weeks each in 2015:
First retrograde on Jan 21st – February 11th – Aquarius 17-1 degrees
Second retrograde on 18th May – 11th June – Gemini 13-4 degrees
Third retrograde on 17th Sept – 9th October – Libra 15-0 degrees
THERE WILL BE 2 SOLAR ECLIPSES IN 2015:
The first Solar eclipse of the year occurs on March 20th in your 10th/11th house.
This eclipse covering the next 6 months, could trigger the Mercury/Neptune vibe in early Pisces. Just make sure you don’t get the wrong end of the stick because a communication was unclear or you confuse someone with your lack of clarity.
New beginnings with your worldly responsibilities and the ball rolling with things which you have waited to do for a long time.
The second Solar eclipse of the year occurs on Sept 13th in your 4th house
A time of fresh starts through family, property logistics, neighbours or community matters.
When Uranus/Pluto are closest until mid-April, it will manifest important events which trigger yet another series of choices as the mass consciousness shifts from the Piscean to the Aquarian Age.
Jupiter is in Leo until August 11th
This will be a cycle of developing yourself through communications, education or creative self-expression. In person or over the wires, you can benefit through networking, exchanging information and improving your communication style through any media and people skills. This is right up your street Gemini. If you are ready to seize fresh opportunities and learn new things, you begin to see a range of happier options unfolding before you as Jupiterian expansiveness influences you into a more outgoing, positive frame of mind but Saturn will keep you realistic about what’s doable in practical terms. There could be more comings and goings within the locality, or social life could become a busy hub of mental activity and a learning resource as well. You can develop people skills, learn a new language or jargon, visit unfamiliar places or mix with a culture or a mind-set different to what you are used to. New pathways will be carved into your mental landscape. And this is a good period for connecting with creative thinking and expressing yourself freely through different media maybe channelling your thoughts and intuitions and getting the bigger picture as your mental map expands.
Geminians born from mid-June or with from 23 degrees rising will feel the energy of Jupiter in Leo the most.
Jupiter transits into Virgo on August 11th Jupiter in your home area inclines your life to expand through location, property, family connections and will also tend to cultivate more of a sense of belonging and inner balance. Maybe you will move, make home improvements or have access to somewhere you prefer. Perhaps changes are happening which expand the home-base or family or visitors are increasing and opening you up to fresh experiences of various kinds. Or maybe there is more contact with long-distance locations or a different culture.
In general, your comfort zone, family or community relationships should benefit. Your base of operations may change, and you could do well with a property exchange. Or you could be connecting with fresh influences near home or from home which are educational but also the world of others in your vicinity could expand as they learn from you and your experiences.
Geminians born up to mid-June or with up to 24 degrees rising will feel the Jupiter in Virgo vibration the most in 2015.
Venus will be in Leo from June 6th – Oct 9th which may be good news for you Gemini as the potential abundance of Venus will be in a long transit through your communications area. Make hay while the sun shines through creative self-expression, social life, media, education, negotiations and travel. Relationships with siblings and soul brothers and sisters will also benefit from Venus’s positive influence.
From Xmas Eve, until June 6th, Saturn is in your opposite sign, Sagittarius
You are completing a process which began around 14 years ago when you were redefining yourself and your world. Now, that sense of self is being tested and it will be a time of weighing in the balance which alliances are worth the greater effort now demanded from you.
So, this is a cycle of having to work harder at balancing your needs and requirements with those of others in close relationship, and, along the road, you may feel frustrated and limited by more responsibility for them – which may not be their fault – or narrow-mindedness which probably is their fault. Collaboration or cultivating others will have to be done gradually and will probably be harder work. Hidden stresses in the fabric of a relationship are more likely to be exposed and in some cases you won’t be inclined to paper over the cracks anymore and decide to move on. Another way this works is that you find someone you admire/look up to and wish to cultivate them as they can facilitate your ambitions….or…you decide to take the plunge in a love relationship and put it on a formal footing with all the organizing and forward planning that demands.
Yet another manifestation of this transit is you feel lonely, crushed, misunderstood either within a current close relationship, or you are bothered by the lack of anyone special in your life. The underlying message here is to restructure close relationships and accept a new framework. Conditions will arise which force you to confront your own flaws and weaknesses and scrutinize the way you habitually handle yourself in close relationships – are you underselling yourself? Or are you too controlling or too insecure? What are the expectations between you, the agreements, the underlying moral obligations? And ask yourself whether you and the relationship are still going in the same direction. Its Saturn’s job to ‘stress-test’ and show us the cracks wherever she goes in our chart and the fundamental test of this transit is to strive to meet your responsibilities in close personal or professional relationships as best you can, but, above all, honour yourself.
If you are old enough look back 29/30 years or 14/15 years when the decisions you made then may have a bearing on what is happening now. Geminians born up to mid first week or with up to 13 degrees rising will feel this vibration the most over 2015.
Saturn returns to Scorpio on June 15th and will stay til September 17th when she re- enters your opposite sign.
Saturn in Scorpio is in mutual reception with Pluto which intensifies but also harmonizes their forces to a degree. Saturn in Scorpio indicates extreme caution and slow progress in the banking sector worldwide and the power mongers exerting tighter control not only over money but over other basic resources, governments and playing on the sympathies of the population. At the same time there is likely to be previously hidden facts brought to light which, after the muddy waters have cleared, regenerate those areas concerned.
From Oct 6th 2012 Saturn began to manifest a tougher work schedule with some knotty details becoming a bit of a challenge. Or, for some, there will be more need to take health and fitness more seriously – yours or others. This is the ‘stitch in time saves nine’ position of Saturn so it’s advisable to take practical steps despite the off-putting difficulties.
Generally it means harder work and more service to others on a regular basis and keeping things ticking over nicely with daily duties, maintenance and repairs. You will take work-methods, co-workers, medicos, therapists or service-providers more seriously now. Any of these may feel annoying or frustrate you because they are late or not there, or not to the standard you would like. It will be through them that you meet the tests of Saturn. Having said that…with determination you are likely to find someone really reliable with whom you can work in a gradual, step by step manner.
A great time for learning practical skills and applying yourself in useful ways so as to get useful results. Geminians born from 17th June onwards or with from 27 degrees rising will feel this vibration the most over 2015.
Uranus is in a positive and opportunistic angle to your Sun sign and will happily be transiting its own house until 2019. Uranus is in a sociable area related to collaborations, group gatherings and the collective consciousness locally,or over the wires. So it‘s likely you‘ll be hanging making friends with those who are unconventional or reformist or technological. Through a group or a friend with advanced knowledge your interests are changing. Fresh, even, ground-breaking influences may inspire you to think along very interesting and unusual lines. This is a very progressive part of your Solar chart and it could mean that hopes and dreams left on the shelf a long time ago will start to be realized.
This is also an innovative, alternative vibration which means you could discover approaches which are not mainstream, techno or just unfamiliar. This vibration also favours anything innovative through IT, sustainable energy, or other areas which put you at the leading edge. A previous structure may be replaced through new contacts and you’ll have to adapt to a sometimes surprising but interesting environment which accelerates the speed at which things happen – probably in short bursts.
Early Geminians will feel this vibration most strongly, born from 4th-14th June or with between
11-21 degrees rising.
For many years Neptune has been making its influence felt in the area of how you escape from the usual box. This is where you may have been most illogical or starry-eyed about exotic foreigners, education or a faraway place. Neptune has completed its transit of this area.
In Neptune’s new manifestation, it may mean you have to lay aside your own desires and make yourself available in a more selfless or nurturing way because it serves or promotes the good of others. But it’s not all sacrifice because this transit will be great for those involved in things like medicine, boating, hospitality, healing, spirituality, charities, catering and anything which serves a higher purpose or a common good. This vibration will also support you artistic Geminians and may spur you to greater achievements through flights of imagination. But sometimes you’ll realize you didn’t think things through clearly and you missed important details, or, you were being too materialistic in your thinking. And, when it comes to acclaim and a true valuing of your contribution, with Neptune here, it can sometimes mean you become ‘invisible’ and you may feel overlooked or unappreciated or perhaps misconstrued by others if you are stuck in your ego.
Geminians born 27th May- 4th June or with 4-11 degrees rising will feel this vibration the most in 2015.
The life-changing force of Pluto, now in Capricorn, means regeneration from deep levels over the next decade. There will be a letting go of the old scenarios which could relate to property, money or other resources you share or have shared with another. The old order is crumbling and the decks are clearing for a new dawn in material ways or with deep heart connections. You will be learning how to pick up the most valuable pieces from the past and move them into the future, rising, phoenix-like from the ashes. Some of you may feel more drawn to the mystical, hidden, spiritual side of life. Some will become more interested in psychology. And for others, this transit will mean an inheritance of some kind or when you can ‘cash in’ on assets or previous savings. It can also mean occasional power struggles or turbulence related to assets, inheritance and your own true allegiances. Pluto’s position is a little demanding at times on the emotional level but by doing inner work and letting go of an old order, you can be reborn and, along with Uranus, make progress with something you’ve wanted to achieve for a very long time. Geminians born 4th-9th June or with 11-16 degrees rising.
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