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You’re full of ideas, Gemini. And that’s why we love you. In 2021, the ideas that pop into your head will not be the usual variety. You may even get the urge to study a brand new subject. You are going through a transformation of mind, which will bring out radically different perspectives that challenge your worldview. For example, if you think the universe is centered in love, then perhaps you will begin to understand the chaos that is also present. If you’ve been cynical in the past, perhaps you will see reason to hope. Allow the contradictions to emerge and let them change the way you see yourself and the larger world.
In March and April, you will have an uptick in energy to put to use. You may feel more irritable, but you will also be able to get a lot more done than usual. Channel this abundance of energy into art projects that interest you, take a class, start or join a group working to restore our natural environment.
Your relationships are also changing this year. You are finally at a place to be able to let go of restlessness in regard to your significant others. As a natural-born wanderer, perhaps your relationships have been less than stable. This year, you can bring a sense of adventure to your love life without needing to abandon others in order to feel free. In the fall, reconsider your ideas about romance and see what you can do to fan the flames of desire.
Rehea Wolf © MTI 2021
Rhea works to tear down the racist patriarchy through words, witchcraft, & workshops. The author of The Light That Changes: The Moon in Astrology, Stories, and Time and Which is Witch zines, Rhea is also a prison activist, mother, and teaches at the Portland School of Astrology.
Weekly Starcodes—Planetary Aspect Interpretations & Predictions
Heather Roan Robbins is a practical, intuitive, choice oriented astrologer, writer, celebrant, and spiritual counselor. Active for 30 plus years, she practices in St. Paul, Santa Fe, and New York City - 914.315.5001 Email Heather.
The astrological forecast calls for breezy and easy summer days on one level, with a vague fog of spacey confusion around the edges, tough decisions lurking in the corners, and underneath, the potential for both actual and metaphorical seismic activity.
Summer’s naturally slow pace can be even slower this year as Mercury retrogrades in its own verbal sign of Gemini, square defusing Neptune. It can be hard to gear up in the morning or stay focused during the day, but it’s perfect to take some time out to just grow and be healthy- like a summer’s garden. While this aspect is great for watching the sunset or catching up with old friends and projects, technical and communications glitches could begin to mount up if we try to stay busy. Look for comic relief in bad puns, typos and Freudian slips, and a little slapstick humor, and be present to the moment to stay safe.
During this spacey time we can feel overwhelmed by the call to gear back up after the pandemic year; it isn’t quite time. Our thoughts are just too fuzzy, and the situations are generally not quite ripe. A recent solar and lunar eclipse a recent solar and lunar eclipse, along with a Mars- Pluto opposition have overturned some apple carts and decisions may need to be made in the wake of these recent changes. Our assignment from the stars for the moment is to gear up slowly; deal with what’s already on the table and first daydream a better world then begin to put that into action next month.
Last week our focus was brought to around family, chosen or biological, with Venus and Mars in domestic and internal Cancer. Our heart stays with our intimate beloveds as Venus stays in Cancer. But motivating Mars now enters Leo which can make us impatient to socialize and add zest in life to any arts festival or performance. Our inner extrovert and introvert are thus both activated and may need to do some mediation and develop time sharing.
If we can’t find ways to express our feelings comfortably, we will express them in hyperbole. People may notice their loneliness and could get mad- expressed with panache-- if they feel ignored. They may just need a minute of our focus, to feel at the center of somebody’s world, however briefly.
Underneath the surface pleasantries and minor snafus, this year brings some real shifts in the tectonic plates of our culture. Whether through a swarm of small earthquakes on the Pacific rim, the refusal to go back to the old systems that no longer feel tenable, or a major challenge to our assumptions, our security, and what we hold dear, we feel the change as foundational Saturn squares change-invoking Uranus three times this year: last February, this weekend, and this coming Christmas Eve. With Saturn in Aquarius, look to teams and groups, mission statements and community spirit to help move those changes in the best possible direction.
The weekend begins under a comfort-seeking Cancer Moon which encourages us tend to the home front. While there is a lot of nervous energy and conversation this weekend, some event may cause our hearts to ache as the Moon opposes Pluto then enters Leo early Sunday morning.
For the rest of the week, the asteroid Vesta gets attention from other planets and pushes us to enjoy our summer, refill our wells, and also tend to the deep needs of others --without feeling it’s one or the other. We need to share ourselves without sacrificing ourselves, which may sound easy, but will need our full attention this week to build more productive habits.
Friday, June 11: It will be tempting to curl up at home, plan a picnic of favorite comfort foods, and tell the world to go away so we can rest. We may also worry about a family member even more than they need, question our own health, or just need a moment to ourselves under a cozy-seeking Cancer Moon. It furthers to let people know we care about them. If there’s a communication glitch, don’t push the words, instead notice the true feelings underneath.
Moon enters Cancer 1:22 AM, Moon trines Jupiter 5:27 AM, Mars enters Leo 7:33 AM.
Saturday, June 12 Let attention wander and listen to what the soul needs to renew. It may be hard to stick to an agenda or schedule but wandering can really feed the soul. Enjoy comfort foods and get grounded in the morning. In the afternoon -as Venus sextiles Uranus -we may need something fresh, a fresh perspective, new aesthetic approach, a new look, or a friend we haven’t seen for a while.
Moon conjunct Venus 12:59 AM, Moon sextile Uranus 3:10 AM, Moon trine Neptune 11:05 PM, Venus sextile Uranus 11:38 PM.
Sunday, June 13: Some event may ache our heart as Venus quincunx Saturn and the Moon opposes Pluto then enters Leo early on; tend to the heart and soul. Enjoy a long brunch with good people midday- feed the life force this gentleness and positive experience. Later on, the need to feel seen and appreciated can grow acute. Insecurity can make tempers flare as the Leo Moon conjuncts Mars, and we can’t see clearly but are deeply influences by subtleties as the Sun squares Neptune. Don’t tolerate bad behavior but do share limelight and gratitude.
Venus quincunx Saturn 2:14 AM, Moon opposed Pluto 5:15 AM, Moon enters Leo 1220s 2 PM, Moon conjunct Mars 3:07 PM, Sun square Neptune 5:39 PM.
Monday, June 14: Notice some important, maybe even painful, lessons about balancing one’s personal needs with those of others as Mars semi-squares Vesta and quincunx Jupiter under a Leo Moon. We have to pace ourselves. Important information arrives about ongoing structural changes as Saturn squares Uranus exactly, pay attention. Talk it over tonight as the Moon sextiles Mercury.
Mars semi-squares Vesta 8:12 AM, Moon square more Uranus 1:27 PM, Moon opposed Saturn 1:28 PM, Saturn square Uranus 4:01 P., Mars quincunx Jupiter 6:39 PM, Moon sextile Mercury 10:57 PM.
Tuesday, June 15: Make important overtures this morning and tell beloveds they’re loved while the Moon resided in Leo. Crankiness and minor accidents can increase this afternoon as Mercury semi-squares Mars, so keep it simple around dinner time to avoid minor burns, cuts, or cutting remarks. It is easier to focus on what people are doing wrong than what they’re doing right, but it’s more a sign of our internal tension than their fallibility as the Moon enters Virgo tonight.
Moon sextile Sun 11:27 AM, Mercury semi- square Mars 7:06 PM, Moon enters Virgo 9:01 PM.
Wednesday, June 16: Look for more lessons about balancing self-care and responsibilities as both Mercury and Venus aspect Vesta. Whether through timesharing, taking turns, or just knowing when we need a few minutes alone, we have to find a middle ground between other people’s needs-- no matter how extreme they are at the moment-- and what we need to thrive, so we can continue to be there. Dinnertime can bring a more optimistic view, but as the Sun quincunx Pluto late at night anxieties can whisper to us, wait for more information before making any decisions.
Moon opposed Jupiter 12:59 AM, Mercury square Vesta 8:22 AM, Venus sextile Vesta 7:02 PM, Moon trine Uranus 9:07 PM, son quincunx Pluto 11:23 PM.
Thursday, June 17: The mood could be cranky but good for problem-solving as the Virgo Moon squares Mercury this morning. Midafternoon, we can get cranky about our own projections, need to reel in our imagination from going down strange suspicious rabbit holes as the Moon squares Neptune. Towards evening, take a health inventory and see what’s needed, whether great food, good walk, a moment of silence. Come back to center.
Moon square Mercury 4:16 AM., Moon sextile Venus 6:07 AM, Moon opposed Neptune 2:54 PM, Moon trine Pluto 8:17 PM, Moon square of the Sun 9:54 PM.
It’s a good week to write short fiction stories rather than a novel or factual report. The stars can get our engines running and our minds spinning but can also leave our head in a fog. Life occurs in potentially fascinating discrete scenarios, but it can be hard to make progress on the overarching pattern of our life.
With Mercury and the Sun in Mercury’s own nervy and talkative sign Gemini, the Twins, we may want to travel, foray, buzz about and cross pollinate our community. If we can take the week off to meander or work at our own rhythm- it could be wonderful. But for anything else, proceed carefully. Stay centered and ready to deal with wildcards, control impulses when emotions spike, and stay kind. If a conversation feels charged, walk away until the dust settles.
Our thinking can be unusually imaginative, but cloudy, tangential, and often unrealistic as Mercury, arbiter of our mental switchboard, retrogrades and squares intuitive, confusing Neptune exactly this weekend. This is the second of three passes; Mercury squares this point one more time on its direct pass in early July. Some confusion that sits with us now can linger through summer but could clarify in August and September. Mercury retrograde through July 22 may be a wonderful time to reconnect with old contacts or elements from the past but watch for little mechanical failures and catch minor glitches before they become major hassles. Check safety latches and put the brakes on the camper before walking away.
Our introversion and extroversion can rotate like an in-breath and outbreath. Along with this interesting, extroverted but sometimes confusing mental Gemini buzz, we’ll need time home and feeling safe as the two planets which symbolize our emotional state, Venus and Mars, are both now in deep- feeling, self-protective, sometimes suspicious Cancer. We may want to go back to comfortable places, familiar people, and could mind visitors. Home should be a sanctuary. If we feel poked, out come those Cancer-crab claws.
This weekend it will be particularly important to practice impulse control with the Moon in feisty, impulsive Aries and as defensive Mars opposes Pluto. This opposition could inspire bravery and mechanical ingenuity, but also the need to be ingenious because of technical problems, breakdowns, and potentially frayed tempers. We may just feel a grumpy tightness about the shoulders and know when it’s best to walk away from a conversation rather than engage, but let’s rein in any ”hold my beer and watch this” moments as that Neptunian clouded thinking along with that accident-prone impulsive Mars- Pluto aspect can be a tricky combination.
Our mood settles, grows bit safer and steadier as the Moon enters Taurus on Sunday and Monday. Some warmer aspects allow us to heal riffs. The Gemini Moon encourages communication and understanding midweek and helps us go back and fix communications problems, tell stories and get on track with each other.
Thursday brings a new Moon solar eclipse in Gemini, visible over the Arctic. This eclipse could unblock flows of information, but we’ll have to sift and sort the facts with care. For some people this can bring a real shift in their perception. Take all new information with a grain of salt.
Friday, June 4: Respond to an urgency to clear the decks, deal with any backlog. But do not allow the pressure to speed one past efficiency. It will take longer to do things twice than to do things at a steady pace If the pressure mounts or tempers rise like lava, disengage for even a minute. Turn discomfort into competence. A burst of communication around tea-time can set a better mood for the evening.
Moon sextile Saturn 2:23 PM, Moon sextile Sun 4:37 PM.
Saturday, June 5: This is a crazy day, be kind. If possible, use the day to let the mind drift, move slowly, and fix things. A sparky, often difficult mechanical muscularity from Mars opposed Pluto can stimulate strange accidents, so put safety first and sidestep arguments. This Mars-Pluto aspect can give us a strong urge to do something, anything, but Mercury squares Neptune fogs our thinking and we can’t quite see where we’re going. Somewhere in the world will be spectacular events, accidents and possibly a coup- but we don’t have to live them at home. Move gently, stay in the moment, and put energy into making this world wonderful. The Moon enters more settled, comfortable Taurus late tonight.
Moon sextile Mercury 9:56 AM, Moon square Neptune 1:04 PM, Mars opposed Pluto 1:45 PM, Moon 4:37 PM, Moon square Mars 4:46 PM, Moon enters Taurus 11:46 PM.
Sunday, June 6: Use this day to fix and nurture both feelings and relationships. Garden, cook, listen to people process feelings and offer comfort under a steadier earthy Taurus Moon. It can be hard to let go of recent frustrations, but let’s figure out what we need to deal with, and where we can stand back and let karma unfold.
Moon sextile Jupiter 3:32 AM, Moon sextile Venus 9:56 AM.
Monday, June 7: Check for recent changes as the Moon conjunct Uranus and squared Saturn overnight, get on the same page with others before proceeding. Don’t push the pace but make the effort to keep up a steady pressure if work needs completion, as it will be easy to wander in circles. Be generous with appreciation and affection tonight as the Moon sextiles Venus.
Moon conjunct Uranus 1:39 AM, Moon square Saturn 2:51 AM, Moon sextile Venus 10:46 PM.
Tuesday, June 8: Use the morning for practical chores and to solve small mysteries as the Moon trines Pluto; attention scatters this afternoon after the Moon enters Gemini. The conversation may pick up, but it’s easy to lose track of what we’re saying. Catch up on phone calls and communications, take notes and forgive memory lapses.
Moon trine Pluto 5:30 AM, Moon sextile Mars 9:06 AM, Moon enters Gemini 12:47 PM, Moon squares Jupiter 4:47 PM
Wednesday, June 9: This Gemini dark of the Moon is time to clear up past misunderstandings, find missing papers, call old friends. Use words to heal. Notice where any energy is stuck, between people, around paperwork or in any form of communication, and ask for a gentle opening.
Moon trine Saturn 3:43 AM.
Thursday, June 10: The New Moon- Solar eclipse just before 5 AM at 19° of Gemini begins a new cycle of understanding. The Moon conjunct Mercury morning, and the Sun conjunct Mercury tonight, carrying on this momentum for new beginnings. Old blocks might be crumbling, but we still don’t have the whole picture. Some new beginnings, like invasive weeds or seditious thoughts, don’t need to take root. Keep critical thinking engaged, be kind and invoke a positive future.
New Moon Solar eclipse 4:52 AM-19° Gemini, Moon conjunct Mercury 6:37 AM, Moon square Neptune 11:37 AM, Sun conjunct Mercury 7:12 PM.