The Moon is in constant Taurus all day, and we are more aware of our need to
enjoy the sensual pleasures of life--eating, drinking, listening to music, and
so forth. Our emotions are steady, and common sense rules when it comes to
handling domestic matters, money, and work. Venus enters Pisces this morning,
where it will transit until February 20th. We have more compassion (and perhaps
attraction) for those who are left out, overlooked, or victimized. We are
self-sacrificing, walls go down, we have a hard time saying no (especially if
our compassion is engaged), but we are also prone to avoiding all that makes us
feel uncomfortable. Wishful thinking is one expression of Venus in Pisces. We
can too easily believe what we want to believe. People can be hard to pin down,
and love is hard to define under this influence. Venus in Pisces is tender and
affectionate, although hard to reach, as there is a longing for something that
is hard to define and hard to satisfy.
There has been tremendous focus on your inner world and private life
recently, dear Gemini, and ideally, this introspection has done you some good.
However, there may have been times when you were thinking things over a little
too much, at the expense of happiness. This is set to change considerably in
January, with planetary energy shifting to place more emphasis on your solar
ninth house. You are more inclined to reach out, take action, and seek out new
experiences, and you're considerably more outgoing this month. This month is also good
for connecting and sharing your ideas, and for schooling. This is about
creating and initiating new experiences for yourself. Plans might be laid
down for travel, education, or other forms of discovery and exploration. Emotional energy and
enthusiasm increase, and people are generally supportive and approving. You're inclined to gather inspiration wherever you can find it.
By mid-month, a busy period for career and responsibilities, as well as
visibility, begins. You're more motivated than usual to pursue your goals and
ambitions, but could kick up some trouble from time to time in the process. Mercury's retrograde from the 21st can slow you down a little, but
it's also a strong period for refuelling and rethinking recent events and
projects. You're becoming increasingly more serious about relationships this
month, and this trend is likely to continue for some time. You are inclined to
seek out people who share your core values and goals, and this of course
narrows the playing field. Certainly, a mental connection is a top priority in your relationships right now.
The year ahead is strong for learning, education, and communication, dear
Gemini, as well as nesting, improving your home life, and saving money.
Until August, schooling, teaching, learning, and making connections are favored
as you expand your contacts, mind, and friendships. Joining groups, networking,
and communicating your ideas are in strong focus and beneficial. For some, an
important partnership or friendship can result from your involvement with
school, teams, group work, and causes. If so, you may rather quickly bring this
relationship to a committed level. While networking and casual contact can fuel
your sense of well-being, great rewards can come through developing your
creative skills, as well as your ability to enrich one-on-one relationships. You
are becoming a lot more serious about partnering in 2015, and this trend is just
beginning. Lacks and cracks in an existing partnership can be glaring now, and
the need to do something about them presents itself. Others may be considering
making a relationship more official, or making a commitment.
This is a time for really sorting out your feelings, desires, and passions.
You can feel a great hunger to express yourself through creative channels. Some
of you may be looking to fill their lives through children, and others through
romantic expression. Challenges are part and parcel, but rewards are great.
Friendships and romance bring surprises and turnarounds in April. Towards the
end of the year, family life begs your attention. In fact, opportunities to
improve home life open up, whether this is through larger or more suitable
accommodations, strengthening relationships with family, or creating more joy on
the domestic front. There can be the need to deal with work or health challenges
in the summer. This is a time for structuring your daily life to better
accommodate recent changes, as well as to improve your well-being and
productivity. It's a great time to nail down plans and programs that keep you
adequately busy and organized. By September, Saturn's work in your sector of
work and health will be done, and this eases the pressure on these areas.
Ideally, you've come out of this cycle with a stronger sense of what you have to
offer, and as a result, more joy in the work you do, services you provide, and
the fulfillment of your daily routines and tasks.
The second half of the year is solid for laying down foundations, and this
includes long-term, career or life-plan ones. What you're beginning now may very
well last, so pay close attention to your basic instincts, which will serve you
especially well. This is because, without necessarily even knowing it, you are
more in touch with what's in your heart at this time. Career matters can
confound you at times again this year, as you're testing your boundaries and
limits, looking for something fulfilling and ideally suited, and learning about
what's most important to you. The last week of March brings powerful energy for
starting fresh in a current or new career/life path. Even so, there is less
emphasis overall in 2015 on the role you play to the outside world, and more
interest in your personal life. There can be stress on a relationship as the
result of your struggle with finding a life path or defining your career when
Saturn squares Neptune, from November forward (until September 2016).
Educational pursuits can thrive, particularly from mid-March to June.
From October forward, long-term financial planning and strengthening your
financial picture through some form of pooling resources are favored. There can
be more power and resources available to you to establish yourself, especially
through a home or property, but also for long-term business endeavors.Mercury
retrograde periods this year occur from January 21-February 11, May 18-June 11,
and September 17-October 9. These are important times for reflection, pulling
yourself back a little from the pursuit of your goals so that you can reassess
where you're headed, and looking at your life in new ways. The period from May
18-June 11 occurs in your sign, and this can be a time to work on what you're
projecting to others. From June 6-24, your actions can be especially courageous
and sometimes even over the top. It's a time for going after what you want and
feeling more courage, but do watch for excessiveness that doesn't serve you well
in the long run.
You can begin the year in hot pursuit when it comes to love and pleasure.
However, the planet responsible for this approach, Mars, turns retrograde March
1st, remaining that way until May 19th, and could signal some form of
backfiring. Perhaps your approach is too self-centered or could even be
considered aggressive, and a love interest may feel cornered, or you become less
motivated to continue in the same vein, and a lover becomes confused by your
change in pursuit. This is a time for reassessing how you approach lovers, love
interests, and dating in general. You may decide to employ more strategy or to
think ahead before jumping in. When it comes to romance, have you been getting
back what you've been putting into it? Do you really want what you're after? At
the end of all this introspection, you should be much better off. You'll have
plenty of time to retrace your steps and get back on track from mid-May to July
Venus and Jupiter are major players when it comes to minor and major trends
in your partnerships and dating life. While Venus moves through all of the signs
of the zodiac this year, signaling minor trends, Jupiter transits two sectors of
your chart - the second and third houses. In the first half of the year, you are
most interested in people who make you feel secure, who don't really rock the
boat much, and who you can rely upon - for the most part. With Venus and then
Mars retrograde, this may very well be the safest road, as love can be
complicated, and so can your feelings. Playing it safe can be a good strategy
now. From mid-year forward, there is considerable more interest in sharing,
communicating, connecting, and daily excitement. Your partnership ruler
harmonizes with Uranus in your friendship sector, suggesting that there
can be connections made through friends, online, in your community, and locally.
Some of you could meet love interests through places of learning or while
running errands and on short trips. The second half of 2014 tends to play more
to your personal style, and it's likely to be a happier time for relationships
Note: Read the
sections for both your Sun Sign and Ascendant for a better
picture of what lies ahead for the day. For example, if you are
an Aries with a Leo Ascendant, read the forecast for both
Aries and Leo.