Gemini - August 2018
Hi Gemini! August is a month for keeping your counsel, as Mercury runs riot in your communication sector, creating arguments at every turn! He will be retrograde until the 19th, and anything you say could easily be misconstrued before this date, so tread carefully in important or sensitive discussions. By the end of the month you should at least be back on track with any misunderstandings resolved. Mercury and Venus will also join together in a promising sextile between the 15th and 28th, a fabulous time for discussing creative projects and attracting important social contacts with your charm and affability. Relationships with your children should also be constructive during this last fortnight of the month. The solar eclipse on the 11th sends you important news from a friend or family member, which will offer you a chance to see your relationship from a different perspective.
Now that Jupiter is settling into forward motion again in your work zone, you will feel less bothered by incompetent and careless colleagues who have been creating extra chores for you since the start of the summer. Jupiter and Neptune continue their compassionate trine throughout the month, a wonderful combination of energies for choosing a more spiritual approach on your career path, and focussing your attention on supporting or mentoring others. Pluto also merges paths with Jupiter until the end of September, and this aspect signifies a time of great change in your everyday routines, as your journey towards self-enlightenment means saying goodbye to people, jobs and situations which are not supporting you in this aim. The full Moon of the 26th, shining brightly in your career sector, will help you see your way here. Look out for an important someone arriving in your day to day life over the next two months; this person has come to you to give you good advice about how to move forward.
Venus alights upon your house of romance on the 7th, making this a rather wonderful time for romantic interactions. You will probably feel more flirtatious than usual under Venus’s influence, and will attract others with your natural charisma. You will be keen to relax and unwind now, making the very best of your free time, hence it isn’t the most positive of times for hard work or dealing with burdensome chores. This isn’t the best of periods for making a commitment to a new partner either, you won’t be overly keen to settle down or deal with serious matters. Take care when Venus squares Saturn too from the 7th to 17th, this can be a lonely connection which prevents you from expressing yourself spontaneously. You are more likely to hold back in moments requiring intimacy or deep emotional connections; past upsets in relationships may also suddenly seem to reappear at this time and cloud your romantic horizon for a while.
Your travel sector is on the receiving end of retrograde Mars’s erratic mood swings until the 13th of August, so pay close attention when booking holidays or trips abroad; in your haste you could easily overlook important travel or safety information. What pleases you on one day will repel you the next during this turbulent phase, so if you are arranging a trip or signing up for a higher education course, what feels like a plan now could easily change as we reach the month end, and it will be mid-September before you finally feel able to move forward with your choices. Mars and Lilith form a passionate conjunction between the 7th and 13th which brings potential clashes with a religious or legal authority, too. Have a great August!