Mercury enters Libra early today, where it will transit until
September 27th. While Mercury is in Libra, we are especially diplomatic
and we're able to bring a more rational approach to one-to-one relationships.
It's a good time to think about ways we can improve our negotiation skills. In
an attempt to see both sides of any given situation, Mercury in Libra can be
a vacillating energy. It can be more challenging than usual to make quick
decisions, as we can very often sit on the fence. We may too easily accommodate
others' opinions in order to keep the peace. In our negotiations, we don't
want to assert ourselves in such a way as to appear to be the "bad guy".
However, this is a good period for considering others' points of view. We
are more inclined to arrive at truly fair conclusions. A First Quarter Moon
occurs this morning as the Sun in Virgo forms a square with the
Sagittarius Moon. There is
a crisis theme surrounding any quarter Moon phase, as we feel compelled to take
action. Shortly after, we are made aware of how our actions affect those close
to us, perhaps through trial and error. Whatever project or initiative we began
around the New Moon on August 25th is now off the ground, and it may face its first
obstacles. Venus in dynamic aspect to Pluto this morning can stimulate some underlying tensions in social interactions
and relationships. Passions
run hot, but there's a hidden agenda. Avoid power plays with
friends and lovers. The Moon is in spirited Sagittarius all day.
September is strong for tending to family, personal, and domestic matters,
dear Gemini, even though there can be challenges in so doing at times. The first
week of the month, try to balance out your life if you've been taking on too
many new interests or socializing a little too heavily to the detriment of other
life departments. The Full Moon on the 8th can illuminate a career or reputation
matter that needs your attention, and that seems to cut into your personal time.
You're called upon to bring more creativity, spirituality, and humanitarianism
into your career or life plan. You begin to feel more confident about work,
daily habits, health, and finances from the 22nd forward. You are less concerned
about mistakes you made in the past in these areas, and more interested in what
you can do to make changes. This is a strong time for identifying unnecessary elements in your routine or in your own attitudes, making it easier to streamline.
As the month progresses, relationships are livelier. Assertive, active, and
sometimes aggressive Mars enters your partnership sector, and you (or a partner)
are/is no longer willing to simply sweep problems under the carpet. It's a time
for taking action in a relationship. Beautiful energy is with you on social and
learning levels in the last ten days of the month. This is a time for making
exciting new connections and for enlivening or resuscitating current
relationships. This positive influence is with you in varying degrees until June
2015, and the wheels are set into motion now. You could make new friends and feel more connected or part of a group. This is an excellent period for networking, sharing your ideas, writing, pursuing a cause, and joining a cause. Your perspective can change completely, in a very positive way, through a new or unusual friend or new information that comes your way. Some of you could meet a significant other through friends or group associations.
There can be important opportunities through meetings, courses, teaching, and
connections made in the neighborhood or through siblings. You are finding your voice in some way, and this can be connected to groups and friendships.
You bring an inspired and spirited approach to your dealings with others, and
you are very much appreciated for this.
2014 is a strong year for building and expanding, as well as for learning and
connecting, dear Gemini.
More day-to-day contact with friends and family can be healing and pleasurable.
In the first half of the year, you are continuing a trend in which you are
building and growing your material resources. This is a time of abundance on
some level - you might acquire or purchase something of value that you've always
wanted, invest, or enjoy an increase in business and income. There can be a
strong emphasis on comfort and enjoying simple (and sometimes not so simple)
pleasures. You can take great pleasure in growing a business or enjoying the
comforts of a relationship. Some of the greatest joys and challenges this
year come through your
uniqueness, love affairs, and sharing your heart.
In the first half of the year, these things may be problematic at times. People
in your life, especially children, friends, and lovers, can be temperamental or
there can be large demands on your time and energy.
You need to make a conscious effort to deal with others in a more personal,
involved, and loving manner, rather than falling back on reason and intellect
which detaches you from your feelings. Learning to take personal risks, which
requires a certain amount of self-confidence, will help you to achieve inner
balance and happiness. You need to sort out feelings and desires, and watch for
impulsiveness in love and with money. The second half of the year brings
very strong energy for your social life and for learning, communicating, and new
interests. You're especially sharp now. Your thinking and reasoning processes
mature and grow. You are hungry to learn, to produce, and to share your ideas.
Relationships with siblings, a partner, and even neighbors can improve
significantly. Reaching out even in the smallest of ways can be rewarding and
can even bring new opportunities into your life. Particularly from September
forward, you can experience a newfound feeling of liberation in your thoughts
and in your ability to express yourself. You are finding your voice in some way,
and this can be connected to groups and friendships. Schools or your
neighborhood and community can be important places for meeting new people and
possibly even a partner. You bring an inspired and spirited approach to your
dealings with others, and you are very much appreciated for this. Saturn and
Pluto can act as "nags" this year, reminding you from time to time that you need
to take better care of your health, pay more attention to your work, and dig a
little more deeply into your own inner workings and desires. There can be some
changing of priorities - what used to drive and motivate you may no longer
inspire you. There is a strong need for a higher purpose to what you are doing.
If friends or social affiliations have been holding you back, you may begin to
move with a new crowd this year. Some of you may simply find new and exciting
things to do with current contacts and friends.
2014 is stronger for committed, long-term partnerships than it is for casual
love relationships and the world of dating, which can be up and down or
unpredictable especially in the first half of the year. Even if you don't have a
solid plan, and many of you don't quite yet, write, learn, and absorb as much as
you can this year and until August 2015, because what you produce and the skills
and the knowledge that you acquire now can be used later, possibly for great
profit, when avenues can open up for using and developing these things to your
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.