It's all about you, Gemini—at least for the four luxurious months that Venus spends in your sign this year!
From April 3-August 7, the love goddess herself is helping you cultivate greater self-love and reconnect with the things that bring beauty, pleasure, and value to your life. Know that whatever your heart desires, it desires you too.
But here's the catch: With Venus retrograde from May 12-June 24, you can get so stuck in your head that it's unclear what your heart really wants. Avoid the temptation to overthink or talk yourself into things—when it's right, you'll just know.
After all, with your ruler Mercury in Cancer for an extended time this year (May 28-August 4, retrograde June 17-July 12), you're taking a deeper dive into the emotional, intuitive side of your nature and becoming more comfortable expressing your feelings to others.
You may feel pressed to choose between intellect and intuition—but Gemini, who says you can't have both? Beginning May 5, the north node in your sign encourages you to lean into this duality and have some fun with it. Approach your own inner dialogue with the same curiosity and open-mindedness you'd bring to any other encounter.
That famous curiosity remains insatiable as ever, and this year there's no shortage of interesting opportunities for you to explore both personally and professionally. Still, it's important to maintain a healthy balance of work, play, and rest.
As Mercury spends the fall going back and forth between your houses of play (Libra) and work (Scorpio), the need for rest may be easy to overlook. But overlapping Mercury and Mars retrogrades (October 13-November 3 and September 9-November 13, respectively) will remind you when it's time to put the brakes on.
The important thing is to stay focused on conserving your energies, not scattering them. This could mean changing some plans, dropping some projects, or simply saying “no” more often in order to prioritize your health and wellbeing. With a lunar eclipse in your sign on November 30, you're supported in cutting out distractions and releasing all that no longer serves you.
Experiencing déjà-vu, Gemini? The south node in Sagittarius may be to blame!
The node of karma enters your opposite sign on May 5, dragging a lot of relationship baggage along with it. It's easier to fall into old, familiar patterns… even if by now you're well aware that they're a dead-end street. This could mean having unrealistic expectations, overly idealizing a partner, imposing your own worldview onto them—or gravitating toward lovers who do this to you.
Fortunately, the north node enters your sign on the same day, making 2020 a powerful year for personal growth. Eventually, any person, pattern, or relationship that doesn't support your evolution will have to go. No need to rush or force this, though—they'll either fall away on their own, or you'll know when it's time to say goodbye.
With two back-to-back full moon/lunar eclipses in your relationship houses this year, you may be saying goodbye a lot. The first, in Sagittarius on June 5, highlights marriage and other partnerships, as well as the tendency to project your stuff onto others. The second, in Capricorn on July 4, tackles spicier topics like sex, money, and power dynamics. Both eclipses offer the potential for deep healing and release in these areas.
Speaking of Capricorn, 2020's long-anticipated transits in the sign could have some major consequences for your love life. First, the Saturn/Pluto conjunction (January 12) holds you accountable for the energy exchange in your sexual relationships. Whether it's long-term love or a casual connection, the foundation of mutual respect and integrity should always be the same.
Then there's the Jupiter/Pluto conjunction, which happens three times this year (April 4, June 29, and November 12). This aspect digs up hidden treasures, but also some deep, dark secrets you might prefer to keep underground. Whatever comes to the surface, trust that it's for the highest good of the relationship and all involved.
It's trial by fire, Gemini, but keep the faith: The new moon/total solar eclipse in Sagittarius on December 14 ends your year with the promise that, like a phoenix from the ashes, love always rises again.
Still living the dream, Gemini?
Since 2012, Neptune in Pisces has been casting his spell over your career house. And whether or not you've followed a new calling, in many ways it's been a “honeymoon phase” for you and your work.
But with Jupiter in Capricorn sextile Neptune this year (February 20, July 27, and October 12), the rosy glow is starting to wear off and the reality of actually doing the work, day in and day out, is testing your endurance. In the long run, though, this may only make you love it more.
Still, with all three of this year's Mercury retrogrades in your career and money houses, it's only natural to be rethinking things. Your long-term goals, plans, and projects (Pisces/Aries, February 16-March 9); your income and the way you manage money and resources (Cancer, June 18-July 12); your schedules, work habits, and relationships with coworkers (Scorpio/Libra, October 14-November 3)—this year, it's all on the table!
But with two new moons and two full moons in Cancer this year, finances are front and center. Work with the energies of the new moons (especially the solar eclipse on June 20) to invite abundance. At the full moons (including the January 10 lunar eclipse) enjoy the fruits of your labor, and release what no longer serves.
Most of your energy and effort goes into planning and networking this year, with Mars in Aries from June 27 on. Don't get too far ahead of yourself—with Uranus in Taurus, business is unpredictable—but get at least a solid one-year plan in place. Then join forces with people headed in the same direction.
It may feel like you're losing momentum in the fall, when Mars goes retrograde (September 9-November 13). But don't sweat it, Gemini—just use the time to rest and recharge for busier days ahead.