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Dealing with the annoyances raised by Mercury’s recent flip into retrograde could take up a good deal of time and energy, which, considering that there’s a new moon on the horizon, might not be a bad way to spend the weekend. At least something would be accomplished. On Tuesday the Gemini moon and sun merge to inaugurate another lunar cycle, and on Wednesday, the sun shines directly on fiery Mars in the midst of its first transit through heartfelt Leo in two years. Hot stuff.
It’s that time again. Whether for a night, a week or forever and a day, whenever the sun looks favorably on your Mars ruler, another Lion tends to enter your life. Or a familiar one comes back, dragging its self-absorbed issues with it. Since Leo rules your house of romance and risky behavior, and Mars hasn’t been there for a whilet—during its transit two years ago, restrictive Saturn was also in Leot— between now and the July Fourth weekend may well be a good time to resolve those issues, and have some fun.
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The new moon Tuesday in your house of money you earn and spend on whatever you desire may be exactly what the practical Bull needs. Although the Gemini duality can present more than one alternative, for a change, you’ll have equally intelligent options to choose from. When it comes to investments, know that persuasive Pluto and pragmatic Saturn are in supportive earth signs. Also remind yourself that Mercury will continue tracing steps it already took until it comes out of retrograde on June 19th. If contracts are involved, hold off signing until then, and then some.
Tuesday’s Gemini new moon can be considered cause for another birthday celebration, an unexpected opportunity to start anew, to initiate something near and dear to your fast-beating heart. How exciting depends on how you use the supportive sextile between the life-giving sun in your sign and fearless Mars in Leo, one of the fire signs that fuel your gift of self-expression. Add the artistic or romantic flourishes Venus endows you with while the goddess dances through Gemini, preparing to perfect her sextile with macho Mars next weekend.
No matter what area of your life or which of the astrological houses a new moon activates, it can be a significant turning point for a Moon Child. Even though the Gemini new moon takes place in the mysterious 12th house, the zone you hide out in and where your unconscious can run amok, what happens in the next four weeks could affect your daily routine and how you feel about the people involved. You may have to dig a little deeper to explain your behavior or expand your capacity for understanding, but, hey why not? Psychologically preparing for your birthday.
The most interesting aspect taking place this week is an opportunity-rich hookup between your sun ruler in versatile Gemini and energetic Mars in your sign. It follows on the heels of Tuesday’s new moon; thereafter, look for a fresh approach to a group endeavor or perhaps you’ll make a new acquaintance, one who really, truly turns you on. Mars isn’t in Leo often enough to act blasé about the passion it adds to whatever else is sparking your interest. But be sure to act quickly, the fireworks could be over before July 4th.
Despite the delays, mistakes and misinformation associated with your Mercury ruler being in retrograde, there’s an excellent chance that an interesting new element will be introduced with the Gemini new moon. Because Gemini is the sign governing your career, as well as your employer’s and the family’s reputation, you can’t ignore anything, good or bad, that involves that area of your life. You might try to postpone taking action until Mercury is direct, but that can be tricky, especially next weekend when the Messenger receives lots of hits.
Don’t expect much excitement over this weekend; we’re in the balsamic phase, the last three-and-a-half days of the lunar cycle, when nothing lands on your plate until the next new moon. That event occurs on Tuesday in your Gemini house of life-long aspirations. However, by next weekend, as your Venus ruler connects with Mars, Mercury and the sun, there’ll be plenty of action and heightened interest in an assortment of astrological signs. Your own, Leo, the two ruled by Mars and the two ruled by Mercury. Feast follows famine.
Your workweek may be far more interesting than the weekend. Having said that, please don’t feel compelled to refute the prediction. Instead, wait until the Gemini new moon on Tuesday infuses your eighth house of sex, transformation and other people’s money (Scorpio’s natural domain) with a blast of fresh energy. Before you can come up with a reason to use that infusion, the positive sextile between the sun and your Mars co-ruler on Wednesday could ignite your creative fires. Put on a show, stage a demonstration or entertain to your heart’s content.
It’s all about “them.” They are the creatures currently affecting your life, i.e., your partners at home and in business, other close allies as well as your competitors and those who simply don’t wish you well. Surprised that there might be people who are not entirely enamored of the Archer, e.g., the folks who have felt the sting of your arrows or been the butt of your clumsy jokes? While all this Gemini air energy whirls about, raising dust storms and clouds of confusion, there’s not a whole lot you can do but take cover.
No matter how many dualities you’re already dealing with, the Gemini new moon in your house of service should make it clear that you’ve got to do what you’ve got to do. Eventually. Nobody is holding your feet to the fire. Unless Mars in Leo represents your agent or business manager, and is insisting on a speedy decision. However, a cautious Goat should be well aware of the next step to take as it progresses toward its goal and/or destination. Also whether the ground will hold or fall away.
You are one of the few signs that can revel in the Gemini new moon. First off, it occurs in your house of fun and games, romance and recreation, and last but not least, risky behavior, such as playing the market. No matter how active this area has been lately, it’s about to become even more so. Although Mercury retrograde might be messing with invites and meeting times, sociable Venus in this supportive air sign acts as a soothing balm. Plus the Gemini sun provides impulsive Mars in your Leo marriage house with a strong dose of desire and desirability.
Four more weeks of dealing with all the alternatives the Gemini new moon can come up with may well be two weeks too many. Since most of the choices involve the family and where you currently reside, the area of your solar chart that Gemini governs, try to resolve any questions, if not by Father’s Day, then by the Sagittarius full moon on the 18th. This is the annual lunar event that illuminates the family tree and where you, as a choice piece of its fruit, landed.
Or you could wait another day until Mercury comes out of retrograde.