Diana's Monthly Gemini Forecast for May 2016
Until the 21st the Solar energies could manifest as a pull towards things going on behind the scenes or in your private life – perhaps to do with the past or perhaps it’s a work in progress. You’ll probably have to put aside personal desires and become more aware of another’s needs or requirements, even when you are not in the mood. Others may not fully realize how much you are dealing with as the Sun is in a karmic house during this phase. But this is no time to cling to ego, as, if you do, you may feel let down.
Mercury is working from deeper levels and your mind tends to become introspective and more open to emotional or subtle energies. You may be a little preoccupied by things going on in the background of your life, and you could find yourself zoning out or just feeling mentally at 6’s and 7’s as things may be a little up-in-the-air. Zoning out isn’t necessarily a bad thing and, at this time, you can do your best thinking in a restful, nurturing environment or in a private bubble with others. Imagination and intuition are working well. Also a good time for healing, spiritual or imaginative activities, so, listen to your inner guidance, hold the vision of how you want it to be, and picture moving beyond what is now getting in the way of your happiness and wellbeing.
Mercury is retrograde until the 22nd which means hold-ups or having to think things through more carefully.
FEED THE SOUL, HEAL THE BODY
Until the 24th there may be less opportunity to share your feelings in an open way. Or you just will not be in the mood to do so. You’ll tend to keep things to yourself and may be feeling uncertain about where you stand in a relationship, regarding finances or a property. You could be mulling over the past and finding emotions getting in the way of rational thinking. Others can be oblivious to what’s going on for you as you take a step back, touch base and, with Venus’s knack of finding the balance, you have the chance gently iron out any inner turbulence or physical imbalance. This long transit means you are likely to feel more supported by others within a closed circle or other special environment. It is likely you can benefit materially through others in these types of shared environments. A good idea would be to immerse yourself in nurturing pursuits which feed your soul whenever you can.
GOOD IN YOUR SKIN
From the 24th Venus is in your sign, supporting a more gregarious, sociable mood and could boost your love-life and other close relationships. Meeting the world with more ease and enthusiasm after the previous phase which was less certain and more introspective. Reaching out to connect with others and some of you could be discovering a significant other.
Professional relationships get a boost with more opportunities to mix and mingle successfully or connect with those important to you. With Venus here you will tend to come across as more welcoming and attractive – good news for business as well as your personal life. On the other hand, you could be feeling somewhat self-indulgent and inclined to treat yourself to activities, or purchases which boost morale or are a valuable asset. It’s not all easy-peasy with Venus, which also rules money and other material resources like possessions and property, and you’ll need to work to balance things, so just make sure that the flow of abundance is not flowing more from you than to you – unless that is your choice. Overall this is a good time to work the energy to your advantage and reap the potential benefits.
Mars is retrograde all month which tends to mute the action and may cause some re-thinking. Those born either in the first week or with up to 8 degrees rising will be feeling the effects most. This is not a great time to initiate a competition or a fight you dearly need to win. If possible, wait until the retrograde is over.
Until the 28th 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.
A NEW SENSE OF SELF?
From the 28th Mars is in a more spontaneous, and for some, romantic area, giving you the trigger to be more in the mood to take a chance on love or to speculate upon other possibilities. Mars tends to be hasty, so it’s best to sleep on something before making major decisions and don’t risk what you can’t afford to lose. There could be occasions when you feel at the centre of attention or more physically in demand. Your creative energy, or competitiveness will tend to come to the fore. Whatever is going on, you could feel more in your power, more in touch with your ‘child within’ but equally, you could be busier because of children or younger ones in your life. Overall this is the time to get active with projects you enjoy and which are rewarding and empowering. Great for the entrepreneurs and ‘creatives’ amongst you, and you may be more in the mood to invest time or resources on an outside chance.
From the 21st begins a powerful time for you with the Sun in your sign. A good time for taking stock of the past year and thinking about the future. In general, the way should be clearer to improve things for yourself personally and definitely to be more ‘self‘ centred, doing whatever is most supportive of yourself physically, mentally and spiritually. Also to give more time and energy to aims and ambitions close to your heart and feel the empowerment that brings.
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 1st-6th June or with 12-16 degrees rising will feel the energy the most this forecast period.
A SAFE HARBOUR
Jupiter is at the root of your chart until 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 inner equilibrium. 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 1st-5th June or with 12-15 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 31st May- 2nd June or with 11-12 degrees rising will feel the energy the most this month.
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What today looks like:
Continuing today, and finishing on Wednesday, the Sun is competing with the planet Mars. The Sun present in Gemini may mean your area of appearance, and first impressions is supplied with an intellectual, curious agenda. While this contradictory, trying connection continues, it may be a struggle to start a partnership, or to collaborate on your appearance.
Elsewhere: continuing today, and ending on Saturday, Mercury is connecting with the planet Neptune. Your area of privacy, alone-time, and seclusion is provided with a consideration which is physical, and methodical by the planet Mercury in Taurus. While this oppertunistic collaboration continues, it may be opportune to achieve something in private, or to contemplate your career.
As well: starting today, and concluding on Thursday, our Moon is moving through the sign of Capricorn. For you, Geminians, this means three days where taboos, sex, and close relationships are safer, and more nurturing. The Moon, when in Capricorn, provides a feeling which is tenacious, and dogged.
Also On This Day:
- Venus starts transiting Gemini until the 17th.
- A trine aspect between the planet Jupiter and Mercury continues today, and continues until the 1st.
- The Moon continues transiting Sagittarius until Monday.
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