Gemini 21st May - 21st June
YOUR YEAR AHEAD 2017
Another important year awaits Gemini and
while the presence of Saturn indicates that
the demands and expectations of others may be
something you can’t avoided if you want to get ahead,
there will also be benefits and rewards to getting more
involved with others, personally and professional. Jupiter is
encouraging you to have fun, flirt and be creative while Neptune
is urging you to follow your dream. Uranus continues to indicate
how your friends and social network hold the key to pastures new, and Pluto is urging you to use wisely the power and, influence and resources that come your way. With the Moons Nodes changing signs make the most of opportunities to travel and get your message across in the second half of 2017.
Saturn's influence in 2017
Saturn will remain in your opposite sign of Sagittarius until the end of 2017 when it moves into Capricorn. Sagittarius is the area of your solar chart associated with your important relationships, emotional, romantic and professional and your general interactions with others. Therefore, you will meet Saturn in your close, more intimate encounters. Alternatively, others may play the role of Saturn in your life. This can manifest in a number of ways. You may have closer and more intimate dealings with Saturnine individuals, more serious, sober types who remind you of your duties, responsibilities and who may at times appear to slow you down or even block or frustrate your attempts to race ahead. You may get involved with more mature, older, hardworking people who exemplify the merits or self-discipline, self-control, determination and persistence.
Wherever Saturn is transiting is where we need to pay attention and where it is time for a spring clean. Since Sagittarius is in the relationship zone of your solar chart, this may be a testing time for relationships. Saturn in this zone of your solar chart may bring some goodbyes, some heartfelt, some long overdue. It may even be time to decide whether you want to make a commitment, to get serious, because if not, then perhaps it may be time to say farewell. By accident or design Saturn will encourage you to get your relationship affairs in order, sooner or later. April could prove to be an important, if testing time, for those Geminis born around 18 - 20 June whereas August could prove a significant time for those Gemini’s born around 12 - 14 June.
Jupiter's influence in 2017
Jupiter takes twelve years to travel the 12 signs of the zodiac, spending approximately 12 months in each zodiac sign. Jupiter entered Libra, the area of your solar chart associated with pleasure, romance, self-indulgence and those interests and hobbies you enjoy and that give you an opportunity to express yourself and your talents. This position of Jupiter is lucky for you and bodes well for you and your creative projects. This position emphasises your fun-loving, flirtatious side which does appear to be at odds with the placement of Saturn in the relationship zone of your solar chart. Combined, this suggests you may not be able to have your cake and eat it too, that you wont be able to fool around without facing the consequences. That’s not to say you can’t have fun but it may be time to choose, one way or another, on the emotional or creative front.
In October 2017 Jupiter will move from Libra to Scorpio. Scorpio is one of the work zones of your solar chart, the area associated with your day-to-day chores, habits and routine as well as your health or lack thereof. The presence of Jupiter in Scorpio should correspond with an improvement on the work front but also an opportunity to consider adopting a healthier diet and lifestyle that would increase your health and well-being. This would be a good time to explore what you need to learn, know or do that would give you an edge in the workplace. In February, Jupiter should prove particularly lucky for those Geminis born in the middle of June and those Geminis born around 4 - 6 June should have a great birthday month.
The Nodes of the Moon's influence in 2017
The Moon’s Nodes, the North Node of the Moon and the South Node of the Moon, are always opposite one another. Approximately every 18 months or so, they change zodiac sign. In May, the North Node will move into Leo and the South Node will move into the sign opposite Leo, Aquarius. The North Node is orientated towards the future, where we’re going, and so points to an area which we need to embrace and develop, where greater opportunities to develop our potential awaits us. The South is associated with the past, where we are coming from, and is considered a place of release. An area of life where we may have become too comfortable, complacent, indulgent or a creature of habit and routine.
From May, the North Node will be entering Leo, the area of your solar chart associated with educational matters, whether as a student or educator as well as commuting and short trips here and there. Those of you mystically inclined may benefit from the pursuit of alternative forms of spirituality in 2017. The presence of the South Node in Aquarius suggests that the answers you seek can be found close to home. Therefore, you shouldn’t be distracted or led astray by trying to be too intellectual or to try to understand or know too much. Perhaps, you already know enough and so it’s time to get out and about and put your message across. Since the North Node, which points the way forward is in dramatic Leo, whatever it is you have to stay, add a little colour, razzamatazz and make sure you say it in style.
Uranus's influence in 2017
Uranus is associated with change and upheaval, often sudden and unexpected. Uranus wakes us up from our narrow view of things and brings with it a new perspective that may actually make clear and common sense to us afterwards although prior to its influence in our lives we didn’t notice, or failed to notice, what we later consider an obvious and natural course of events. Uranus takes approximately 84 years to travel the 12 signs of the zodiac, spending about 7 years in each zodiac sign and so therefore is considered a background influence for most people until it triggers some of the more personal points in the horoscope.
Since Uranus is in Aries, the area of your solar chart associated with your friends and social network, this will continue to be the place where the unorthodox and unexpected can bring a wake up call and an opportunity to explore pastures new. Therefore, keep an open mind and be prepared to socialise with people and groups who seem to be from a different world from the one your most familiar with.
Pluto's influence in 2017
Pluto travels very slowly through the zodiac, taking approximately 248 years to travel the 12 signs of the zodiac. As with Uranus, Pluto is associated with change. However, Pluto and Uranus are not the same. The change Pluto signifies is associated with the natural process of death and rebirth, something we see and experience around us all the time, such as the cycle of decay, death, rebirth and renewal that characterises the changing seasons. So to does Pluto affect us all to varying degrees at varying times in our lives. Pluto has a cleansing influence. Pluto cleans away that which has served its purpose or role in our lives and needs to be make way for new life, growth and new experiences. Change is an inevitable part of life and is more difficult or stressful, the more we try to hold on or resit it. Pluto can give us an opportunity to discover, or rediscover, hidden talents and resources within us, talents which may now demand a stage or a place in our lives to be expressed. Pluto can be the key to making the changes ahead that work in our favour.
Pluto is in Capricorn, the area of your solar chart associated with other people’s money, possessions and resources. This can be a double edged-sword. The help and support of others, whether emotional, practical or financial can give you greater influence and power to make choices in your life and achieve our goals while at the same time can give others greater control and authority over us. Some commitments bring limits and accountability. These commitments are beneficial if they prevent us from straying from our chosen path but they can also restrict us. While it would be wise to limit the control others have over you and what you do, and to avoid taking on obligations just to achieve a short-term goal if it creates obligations and restrictions in the long run, don’t think you can simply go it alone. To gain the confidence of those who can help you get to your destination, set clear boundaries and do not to ask for, or promise, too much.
Neptune's influence in 2017
Neptune will be in Pisces throughout 2017 and beyond. Like both Uranus and Pluto, Neptune is considered an outer planet. Neptune is also slow moving, taking 165 years to travel the 12 signs of the zodiac and so, like Uranus and Pluto, Neptune's influence reflects social, political and cultural changes that shape and colour the course of history. We experience these outer planets in a personal way when they touch or trigger the sensitive points in our horoscopes. Neptune more than any other planet is not of this world. The world of Neptune is a utopian paradise. Neptune is concerned with selflessness, idealism, spiritual and mystical inclinations, imagination and fantasy. Difficult aspects from Neptune can be stressful since they test our worldview and challenge us to make our dreams and ideals a reality.
Neptune is in Pisces, one of the most prominent areas of your solar chart, the area associated with your work, status, vocation and your interactions with those in positions of with power and authority. Since Neptune spends a long time in Pisces, it’s influence on this zone of your solar chart can be quite subtle and those Pisces born around the end of May and early June will experience Neptune most strongly in 2017. Those work and vocational interests that inspire you to make your dreams or the dreams of others a reality and serve to help or support others are likely to be more successful and fruitful than those that simply further your own ambitions and desire for power.
Mercury Retrograde Periods in 2017
Because Mercury is your planetary ruler, you experience Mercury’s retrograde periods, which usually occur thee times a year for roughly three weeks each time, more powerfully than most Sun signs. Mercury will be retrograde, appearing to move backwards when view from earth, on four occasions in 2017: From 19 December 2016 - 08 January 2017, 10 April - 4 May, 13 August - 05 September and 03 December - 23 December. When Mercury is retrograde it’s usually prudent to be patient and take a wait-and-see approach to what is going on around you. Avoid the tendency to cut corners, to be economical with the truth or have too many fingers in too many pies. Whenever Mercury is retrograde it is usually a good time to review, revise, reassess and if necessary, move the goalposts. When Mercury is retrograde, take a step back so as to take two steps forward later.
With Mercury retrograde from 19 December 2016 - 08 January 2017, as 2017 gets underway you may take a few weeks to get yourself into gear so try not to enter 2017 with too much on your plate. Tie-up loose ends and finish unfinished business before initiating new schemes, dreams, projects and plans.
With Mercury retrograde between 10 April - 4 May travel, this may concern secrets, rumours, innuendo or some sensitive matter and so be discreet and don’t put all your cards on the table. Between 13 August - 05 September this may revolve around a domestic matter or they may be misunderstanding with a relative or loved one. Your travel plans could also be disrupted at this time so be careful to check your itinerary and leave extra time and space in your diary too accommodate changes and delays. As with the early part of the year, the period from 03 December - 23 December could prove a busy, possibly too busy time for you on the relationship front, so avoid misunderstandings and do not complicate maters and be wary of too many commitments too soon.