As I am writing this article many of us will be in lockdown or in self-isolation due to COVID-19. Where does that leave us during this Gemini Zodiac Sign, with Venus retrograde? Let’s explore the Gemini Zodiac sign traits, energy and what actions we can take to navigate life during this sign. Venus the ruler of love, money and luxury is in retrograde, this motion started on May 12th and will continue until June 25th. When Venus Retrogrades we often find our material world slows down…
People are more cautious with their spending. Big purchases are not recommended as we may be more concerned with aesthetics and can end up buying a money pit. Underlying issues in relationships tend to surface at this time. Likewise, intimate connections made during Venus Retrograde rarely hold any longevity. People from the past tend to come back into our lives and old crushes can turn into more serious romance, providing it began before the retrograde. Otherwise, probably best not to declare your undying love for that best friend during this Gemini Zodiac Sign.
When Venus retrogrades in the Gemini Zodiac Sign our energy may be sporadic, you might want to be radical and make dramatic changes to the way you look, your home or your relationships, hold fire. Instead use the spontaneous energy for fun unexpected activities, dancing, games, family fun, dates.
Gemini Zodiac Sign Traits
Gemini are the friends we most want to hang out with at a festival. Their energy is somewhat unpredictable and you will need stamina to keep up with their need for change and movement. Adventures with these guys during the Gemini Zodiac Sign will be full of fun and spontaneity. They are either last to leave a party or else not show up at all, in a defiant act of kicking against conformity.
Like Aires, this twin needs to push boundaries and find its own way. However, unlike Aires who push against others rules, Gemini has an uncanny way of breaking their own rules and on occasion morality. They have tremendous aptitude for competitive sports, anything where they are able to punch their own abilities. Gemini often put their competitiveness above all else, even the most laid back Gemini will play you at monopoly to the bitter end, and they like to win now, worry later. Gemini is a mutable sign, which means it falls in the middle of a season. Mutable signs are said to bring forward change and help others through transitional periods. They are natural diplomats, which is outwardly expressed in two ways, through empathy and flirtation.
It must be noted that when Gemini energy goes wrong it is implosive. There are many prominent politicians past and present born under Gemini rule. Dictators and serial killers too. When Gemini embraces its youthful creative nature they are capable of true brilliance, though they may experience very turbulent personal lives.
Nicks had always been an outsider. A pioneer in music she expresses her magick and spirituality through her lyrics. She joined Fleetwood Mac in 1975. When asked if she ever wanted kids, Nicks said she “wanted to focus on her art and leave a legacy for mothers to enjoy rather than being one herself”. Her dedication to her art resonates in her quirky style and attitude to love. Gemini energy is approachable and flirtatious, and they love to express themselves without worrying about other peoples morality or conforming to societies rules. Steve Nicks can teach us to truly let go of other peoples opinions and focus on what makes us tick.
In 1963 the world mourned the passing of Marilyn Monroe. For a decade she was seen as one of the world’s most beautiful people, iconic for her flirtatious nature, even at the height or her influences and adoration Marilyn never felt worthy. She suffered from chronic anxiety and low self esteem. She was analytical, sharp and intelligent, yet her image was constructed around her beauty. What we can learn from Marilyn, is that sometimes the way we perceive ourselves and others is not the whole truth. Another lesson, so poignant at this moment in global history, is that it is never too late to seek the love or the help you deserve.
Miles was a true example of the self-destructive Gemini energy. Undoubtedly a genius, for five decades he played trumpet and was a pioneer of jazz music. Miles had a temper and a drug problem. He attended Juilliard School of Art and Music, but dropped out. Miles also had a reputation for being a terrible live performer, he would dress badly and often be too high on drugs to fully express his talent. He also made frequent political statements during performances by often turning his back to white audiences to protest against segregation and civil rights. The thing we can take from this energy is that we don’t have to destroy ourselves in order to shine. While Miles did shine, it was his destructiveness which ultimately led to his death.
Gemini Zodiac Sign Elements
- Aries: May 21st -June 21st
- Element: Air
- Symbol: The Twins
- Planet: Mercury
- Crystals: Citrine, Emerald
- Energy: Chatty, Intelligent, Changeable
- Colours: Yellow, Light Blue
Gemini Actions To Take
- The reality as it stands: The whole world is in crisis. The truth is many of us may still be apart from our loved ones due to lockdown, so we may take the opportunity to work on ourselves, focusing on inner goals and outward expression of freedom like walking, baking or painting, doing what brings us you joy. Focus on what makes you tick.
Nurture and be gentle with yourself, take some time for self care. You don’t have to destroy yourself in order to shine.
- Try out new things. It’s unlikely you will form a lifelong routine during Gemini, why not spend this month trying out things which intrigue your youthful side, like dancing or discovering new music.
- Don’t be afraid to seek the love or the help you deserve.