Coven Scopes: Gemini Season Cosmic Wisdom by Vanessa Dunne
Buckle up, ya’ll! Gemini season kicks off on Thursday, May 20th at 3:37pm. The shift from steady, grounded Taurus to quick and social Gemini marks the end of the spring season. The weather is (hopefully) getting warmer, outdoor markets are popping up, patio dining is coming back, and the hum of summer buffering can be felt. Just like the social buzz Gemini Season brings into our lives, this Season is full of events like Eclipses and Retrogrades!
On May 29th at 6:34 pm, Mercury, the planet of communication, stations retrograde. Planetary retrogrades are a time of reflection, revision, redoing, and reconsidering. Mercury will trace over it’s pre-retrograde shadow from May 14th to May 29th, so we can expect some things that occurred during that time period to come up again. Mercury retrograde gets a bad rep, but have no fear! Just like the weather, when we are prepared for rain we know to bring an umbrella; you’re prepared for the retrograde and aware that there may be some delays involved.
Adding a little bit of *spice* to this Gemini Season are the Eclipses! Eclipses are thought to be fated moments in time that put us where we need to be. I think of them like the staircases at Hogwarts in Harry Potter; the students don’t control the staircases, but the magic puts them exactly where they need to be. Eclipses work that way, too, so it’s best to just sit back, buckle up, and let the Cosmos do it’s thing! These Eclipses highlight the Gemini/Sagittarius axis-- facts vs. beliefs, details vs. the big picture. With the North Node in Gemini, we’re called to lean into facts, data, and logic, while the South Node in Sagittarius invites us to release the idea of “one truth” and too much faith.
For more details on how this rockin’ and rollin’ Gemini Season will show up for you, read on! (hint: read for both your sun sign AND rising!)
This Gemini Season is all about communication, connection, and coexisting, my dear Aries. When the Sun moves into Gemini on May 20th, it will be co-present with Mercury (reason, logic, communication), Venus (love, values, relationships), and the North Node (karmic destiny). Gemini is a sign of adaptability and quickness, which fuels your fiery, bold nature. With such an emphasis on this space, you will be called to put your mind to work, maybe even connecting with those in your local environment-- neighbors, siblings, and your community. Proceed with caution, however; Mercury Retrograde AND the Eclipses are here! Generally speaking, it is not advised that you do astro-magic or manifesting during the Eclipse season, as it tends to go awry. The best thing to do during the Eclipses is to sit back, buckle up, and let it play out exactly as the Cosmos intends it to. This can be hard for you Aries, as you want to do what you want to do, but the Lunar Eclipse on May 26th will put you where you need to be in relation to learning, philosophy, and travel, while the June 10th Solar Eclipse continues to highlight themes related to communication and connection. With Mercury moving backwards in the sky between May 29th and June 22nd, you can also expect delays, revisions, and miscommunications related to technology, short-distance travel, learning, or even siblings (if you have them). The best piece of advice for this Gemini Season is to enjoy the ride and think before speaking, my friend!
With the Sun shifting into adaptive and mercurial Gemini on May 20th, your financial situation, assets, and values will be brought to the forefront of your mind. As the Sun is co-present with Mercury (reason, logic, communication), Venus (love, values, relationships), and the North Node (karmic destiny), the work you do in relation to your money and values is work of the Soul. As Gemini Season progresses, watch for cosmic signs putting you exactly where you need to be. Eclipse Season kicks off with a Lunar Eclipse in on May 26th, highlighting your ability (or lack thereof) to utilize other’s resources and assets. While it is nice to lean on others for support, as a steady, reliable Taurus, it can feel like sometimes you’re not tending to your own material needs and values. It can be difficult for you to tap into the adaptability of mutable signs (like Gemini, Virgo, Sagittarius, and Pisces), but I promise, my friend, you’ll never regret investing in yourself. The Solar Eclipse on June 10th continues to highlight more cosmic themes related to money and values, but this is less about releasing and more about being catapulted towards self-reliance and assurance. On that note, don’t forget that Mercury turns Retrograde from May 29th to June 22nd, causing delays, revisions, and miscommunications related areas of your life dealing with money, values, and assets. It’s best not to make any large purchases or commitments if possible at this time-- they may not go as planned!
Can you feel the buzz, Gemini?! This season is all about you, my friend, in more ways than one! At the start of your season on May 20th, the Sun is co-present with Mercury (thinking, reasoning, logic, communicating), Venus (love, aesthetics, values, relationships), and the North Node (karmic destiny). This is a big time of Cosmic shifts for you-- if you feel like your life is about to change, it probably is! Pulled into focus right now is your sense of self, identity, and style. With the Lunar Eclipse on May 26th, you, and how you relate to others, are pulled into focus; if where you’re at isn’t aligning with where you want to be, it’s time to release what is no longer working. (And if you don’t, the Universe will for you!) The Solar Eclipse on June 10th plants seeds of self and in due time they will bloom. However, watch for miscommunications and delays during this time as your ruler, Mercury, turns Retrograde between May 29th and June 22nd. It can feel as though you’re misunderstood or disconnected at this time. One thing to remember is that it’s not forever, but perhaps this is a good time to reflect and review your life’s direction as you embark on another trip around the sun. The Cosmos’ birthday gift to you is that of intention, redirection, and timing. (And Cosmic gifts are always ones to be grateful for, even when we don’t realize it at the time.) Cheers to another year, Gemini!
It’s time to turn inward, Cancer, and take stock of the thoughts, feelings, and emotions swirling around in your subconscious. As the Crab, you have a hard shell and squishy interior, so sometimes it’s nice (and necessary) to sit with the inner self. As the Sun shifts into Gemini on May 20th, it co-mingles with Mercury (reason, logic, communication), Venus (love, values, relationships), and the North Node (karmic destiny). This inner work is soul work, my friend. Really allow yourself the opportunity to sit back, reflect, review, and revisit your thoughts and values this season. With Mercury turning Retrograde from May 29th to June 22nd, you’re invited to review, revise, and revisit the depths of your subconscious and that which is hidden from the world. Then, as Eclipse Season rolls in, you’re invited to sit back and let the Cosmos do it’s thing. The Lunar Eclipse on May 26th brings light to your mind-body connection (or maybe lack thereof); this is a great time to start reflecting (but not yet acting) on how you can take ownership over your physical and mental bodies. Come the Solar Eclipse on June 10th, you have another opportunity to sit back and, in a healthy way, escape a little bit! Whether this looks like indulging in art, music, or movies, allow yourself the space to turn inward and dream. Enjoy the bit of self-reliance and solitude, Cancer, as your season is next!
Leo, Leo, Leo, are you ready to socialize, connect with others, and have some fun? Because that’s what this Gemini Season is all about for you! As the Sun joins the Gemini party on May 20th, it becomes co-present with Mercury (reason, logic, communication), Venus (love, values, relationships), and the North Node (karmic destiny). While it’s in your nature to be the star of the show, it’s important to remember that adaptability and change is a part of life, and sometimes it’s not always the change you can control. Mercury turns Retrograde in the sky on May 29th until June 22nd, allowing you to review your social networks, peer groups, and friends. In this area of life, you can expect some delays, obstacles, or miscommunications; tread lightly! The Lunar Eclipse on May 26th gives you the opportunity to reflect upon your relationship to pleasure, expression, and play. You’re a Leo, after all, but this is an opportunity to ask the question, “is how I’m expressing myself helping or hurting who I am, where I want to go, and who I want to be?” The release will happen whether you want it to or not, and come the Solar Eclipse on June 10th, you’ll be invited to connect with friends and social networks in a way that takes you closer to where your Soul is headed in this life. Keep in mind we typically do not want to do manifesting or intention work during the Eclipses, as they are incredibly unstable, so let the Universe put you where you need to be. Relinquish control, my Leo friend, the Cosmos has your back.
This Gemini Season is a big deal for you, Virgo! As the Sun joins Mercury (reason, logic, communication), Venus (love, values, relationships), and the North Node (karmic destiny) in Gemini on May 20th, how you’re seen by the world takes center stage. It might sound a bit intimidating, given the spotlight isn’t necessarily the place you default to, but this work is karmic. As a Virgo, and ruled by Mercury, this Mercury Retrograde is a bit of a big deal for you! From May 29th to June 22nd, obstacles, delays, or miscommunications related to your career or your reputation may be highlighted; have no fear, it’s not forever! This may be, however, a lovely time to reflect and review how you’re seen by the world around you, or maybe even waiting until after the Retrograde to have important meetings and discussions related to your career. The Lunar Eclipse on May 26th shines a light on your inner, private life allowing you to release what is no longer serving you in regards to home and family. Given this is an Eclipse, it’s best to not do too much acting as the Cosmos will put you exactly where you need to be. The June 10th Solar Eclipse further calls in themes related to career; sit back, relax, and know the Universe has your back.
Oh, hey there, Libra! As the Sun joins Mercury (reason, logic, communication), Venus (love, values, relationships), and the North Node (karmic destiny) in cerebral Gemini on May 20th, you’re called to learn new things and expand your mind, philosophies, and values. This Gemini Season, Mercury turns Retrograde from May 29th to June 22nd. Retrogrades are a time of delays, miscommunications, and obstacles, however, they also call us to review, reflect, and revise. This could be a wonderful time to dive into that book that you haven’t finished, or to review how you’re currently stimulating, or not stimulating, your mind in the biggest of ways. Maybe you even reconsider going back to school! Come the Lunar Eclipse on May 26th, the way you communicate your thoughts, feelings, philosophies, and values will be highlighted; tread lightly! An Eclipse coupled with a Mercury Retrograde almost guarantees that what is communicated or done may go awry. When the Solar Eclipse rolls through on June 10th, fated seeds will be planted in regards to how you cultivate abundance and expansion in areas such as higher learning, philosophy, and travel. Take this time to sit back and reflect, and if you can, don’t make any big decisions until after Mercury Retrograde and Eclipse Season. Let the Cosmos do the heavy lifting for a little bit!
This Gemini Season is all about what you value, Scorpio, both personally and interpersonally. On May 20th, the Sun joins Mercury (reason, logic, communication), Venus (love, values, relationships), and the North Node (karmic destiny) in Gemini, illuminating your material resources like money and assets, and how you use other people’s resources in your life. While you may be called towards independence and self-reliance, releasing the need to do it all alone takes you closer to your karmic destiny. This allows you to see that sometimes it’s okay to lean on other people (and their resources) for support. As Mercury turns Retrograde on May 29th until June 22nd, we can expect delays, obstacles, and miscommunications; for you, Scorpio, look for having to re-do, review, or revise areas in your life dealing with other people’s money (such as taxes or inheritance). Come the Lunar Eclipse on May 26th, it’s time to release anything of value that no longer serves you. Whether it’s a thought process, a personal value, or something tangible (like the clothes in your closet you haven’t worn in over a year), the Cosmos is asking you “what can you release to make room for new?” When you hold onto that which doesn't serve you, it starts to take up space and doesn’t allow for new opportunities to fill your life. However, Scorpio, transformation and change is no stranger to you! Come the Solar Eclipse on June 10th, your ability to release, change, and transform will work to your advantage, as the Cosmos puts you exactly where you need to be. Buckle up, sit back, and enjoy the ride!
Sagittarius, how are ya doing? Are you feeling this Gemini Season? It is a big. deal. for you! As the Sun joins the Gemini Social Event of the Season™, it mingles with Mercury (reason, logic, communication), Venus (love, values, relationships), and the North Node (karmic destiny), highlighting your relationships and partnerships. That’s not all, though! As Mercury stations Retrograde on May 29th until June 22nd, you can expect delays, miscommunications, or obstacles in regards to the relationships in your life. (Maybe even an ex-partner texting you or reaching out.) As a Sagittarius, you are no stranger to dropping truth bombs and speaking your mind, however, its important to watch what you say to friends, partners, and others who you have relationships with. Retrogrades invite us to review, reflect, and revise, so perhaps you take this time to take a beat and really think about your words before saying them. Come the Lunar Eclipse on May 26th, your life is about to get a Cosmic upgrade. It’s time to release the parts of you that you no longer relate to or resonate with; it’s not until you release the old that you can invite the new. This releasing sets you up for the Solar Eclipse on June 10th, which takes you higher to your karmic destiny. Pay attention to who you meet during this time, as they are surely fated encounters, whether it be for a reason, a season, or a lesson. Smooches, Sag!
Capricorn, if anyone is good at self-discipline and routine, it's you! As the sun joins Mercury (reason, logic, communication), Venus (love, values, relationships), and the North Node (karmic destiny) in adaptable Gemini on May 20th, this season invites you to adapt your established daily habits and rituals. With Mercury turning Retrograde on May 29th to June 22nd, you are given the opportunity to review and reflect upon the daily work you engage in to maintain your physical wellbeing. If something is not working for you, it could be a lovely time to release and reconsider alternate options. As Eclipse Season rolls in, the Lunar Eclipse on May 26th serves as a reminder that physical wellbeing means nothing without the coupling of mental wellbeing. Any subconscious thought patterns that may be detrimental to your mental and physical health are ready to be released; if you don’t do it, the Cosmos will! Come June 10th, the Solar Eclipse in Gemini further highlights themes related to your physical routines and habits. This work is fated, and any last bit of non-serving habits find themselves falling to the wayside. While you certainly like to be the initiator, Capricorn, it’s best to sit back, reflect, release, and let the Cosmos do it’s thing this season.
This Gemini Season brings you the gift of self-expression, creativity, play, and pleasure, my Aquarius friend! As the Sun joins Mercury (reason, logic, communication), Venus (love, values, relationships), and the North Node (karmic destiny) in adaptable Gemini on May 20th, you’re invited to communicate your thoughts, feelings and emotions in a way that is truly expressive. One thing to note, though, is there may be some delays, miscommunications, or obstacles as Mercury turns Retrograde in the sky on May 29th until June 22nd. What transpires before this period of time is bound to come up again, so keep your eyes peeled for anything that needs reviewing or revision. As Eclipse season rolls in, the Lunar Eclipse on May 26th releases any friends or social networks that do not serve you. This may be a wonderful opportunity to ask yourself the question, “are the people I surround myself with contributing or hindering my creative expression?” You probably already know the answer, Aquarius, but this is Soul work we’re talking about. What you don’t release, the Cosmos will for you. As the Solar Eclipse arrives on June 10th, you’re further called to tap into creative and expressive efforts. The Cosmos is inviting you to shine, Aquarius, how will you RSVP?
Pisces, this Gemini Season is a big one for you! As the sun shifts into cerebral Gemini on May 20th, it joins Mercury (reason, logic, communication), Venus (love, values, relationships), and the North Node (karmic destiny), inviting you to review your home, family, and roots. As Mercury turns Retrograde from May 29th to June 22nd, this may be a time of ancestor work, reconsidering where you live, or how you communicate with family. Retrogrades are often times when we see miscommunications, obstacles, or delays, however, they’re also a time of reflection, revision, and reviewing. Tread lightly with your words, as what is said is likely to come up again! As the Eclipses roll in, the Lunar Eclipse on May 26th acts as a Cosmic release in regards to your work and career. This is a time of Soul work, and you cannot invite in new when you’re still holding onto the old. What you don’t release, the Cosmos will for you. Eclipses are times when we don’t want to do much active manifesting or intention setting, so sit back and enjoy the ride. Come the June 10th Solar Eclipse, you will be further called to shift your values and ideas related to your home life into focus. Once again, the Cosmos will catapult your Soul where it needs to be. You’re on the precipice of change, Pisces, but you’re adaptable as ever to go with the flow.