Gemini - May 2019
Hi Gemini! May is a time of quiet reflection for you, as the Sun rests himself in your house of secrets until the 21st! This is a time for looking back over the year since your last birthday and evaluating what has and hasn’t worked, so that you can be ready when your solar return throws you back into the spotlight at the end of the month. With Mars continuing his rampage through your sign during the days up to the 16th, it won’t be easy to step back and quiet your mind, but this is an important process which will allow you to focus on where you want to go next with your life. The new Moon of the 4th will help, as an opportunity arises for some alone time or to join some form of relaxing or meditational activity. Mercury also spends the days of the 7th to 21st in this part of your chart, so don’t be alarmed if sharing thoughts and opinions with the world, normally your top priority, suddenly feels like a tedious or tiring experience!
Lilith makes an important sign change this month, after the 7th she will be challenging Neptune for the top spot in your career sector. Under Neptune’s influence career plans have taken on a much more compassionate and spiritual emphasis, yet at the same time you have been plagued by a lack of direction and possible identity crisis with regard to your career roles and responsibilities. Lilith’s presence here will take you into a more impetuous and emotionally honest phase, as expressing your true nature in your work, no holds barred, becomes a priority. This need to live your truth could take you into some impulsive decisions over the next few months, which will raise an eyebrow or two among colleagues and authority figures! The full Moon of the 18th is also likely to bring a change to everyday routines or working life, which may feel stressful at first but will soon turn out to be a positive fresh start.
Friendships continue to benefit from Venus’s loveliness until the 15th, so use this first fortnight of the month to express feelings of affection to those you care about. A romance with a friend is more likely under Venus’s influence here, as is meeting a new love partner through a friend or at a party or other social event. Venus and Mars form a harmonious sextile between the 4th and 16th, which is fabulous for meeting new and exciting others with whom to share your leisure time. Saturn and Pluto cloud the atmosphere a little, creating worries around money or personal possessions which you have lent to a friend or colleague. Issues around ownership could arise, including disputes around whether these items were a loan or gift. Making clear your intentions when allowing others to borrow from you will help!
As Jupiter settles into his retrograde spell this month, you may find that the energy around your love life is a little less overtly optimistic; instead you are about to enter a period of evaluation, with regard to how you approach romantic interactions and respond emotionally to your partner. If you have been complacent with regard to your love life, you might find yourself now in a situation where you are challenged to really appreciate what you have. Jupiter opposing Mars between the 1st and 16th is likely to create disagreements with a loved one over important domestic plans, which may have already been agreed. Clashes of egos are likely with a lot of talking but not much listening! Have a wonderful month!