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April 29, 2016
The Moon continues its transit of Capricorn until 4:47
AM EDT, when it enters Aquarius. Under the influence of an Aquarius Moon, we
have an emotional need for freedom and independence. We thrive on intellectual
stimulation, change, and unusual or unconventional experiences. Venus enters
Taurus today, where it will transit until May 24th. In Taurus, Venus is usually quite
content, but can be possessive. We seek security and value that which
lasts. Our appetite for pleasure is strong. Taurus values the here and
the now as well as the world of the five senses. Tangible and physical
expressions of love and romance are most important now. Holding on to
someone we love, and/or the things we love, is our tendency under Venus
in Taurus. A Last Quarter Moon is towards the end of the day, when the Sun in
Taurus forms a square with the Moon in Aquarius. The Last Quarter Moon phase
points to some sort of crisis of consciousness. After basking in the awareness
symbolized by the full light of the Moon at the time of last week's Full Moon,
we disperse our knowledge and come to a point when we need to sort out what
works for us--and what doesn't--in preparation for next week's New Moon, when
something new is born once again. This is not the best time to start a major
project, as the decreasing light of the Moon symbolizes a descent into
unconsciousness. It's time to begin finishing up the details of that which was
conceived at the last New Moon.
The month ahead brings a mix of sociable and introspective energy, dear Gemini, with definite attention to wrapping up a busy year and contemplating your next steps, but also quite a bit of focus on friendships, networking, and community or group efforts. Long-term goals towards happiness are spotlighted this month after quite a lot of recent attention to work and responsibilities.
There can be wonderful, practical, and mature advice incoming this month, particularly regarding or from a partnership. There can be the desire to team up in order to accomplish an important practical goal. You can also enjoy some pleasant surprises and spontaneous moments with friends this month. From the 5-29, you can especially enjoy friends and your social life, and there can be benefits from the connections you make - often quite unexpected ones. The 9-12 is particularly strong for personal appeal, relationships, and creative connections. There can be more ease in social situations and possibly romantic excitement.
Lowered vitality is possible this month, however, with a retrograde of Mars beginning on the 17th in your partnership sector. Be sure to honor your need for extra rest. It's not the time to push yourself too hard, particularly as the Sun moves into your privacy sector on the 19th - another indicator that you need to slow down, rest, reflect, and observe. Mars' retrograde lasts until June 29th, and the first leg of the journey especially affects partnerships and close relationships, until May 27th. Buried problems can surface in partnerships, and resolving them can seem complicated at first. Dealing with others in a straightforward manner can be difficult for one reason or the other. You may be looking to the past for answers during this period.
On the 18th, Pluto stations retrograde in your intimacy sector, and issues of trust, health, and work maters can come into stronger focus. Over the coming months, review of current wellness programs, routines, work projects, the sharing of power, intimate relationships, and/or shared finances and debt is in order. This is an excellent time for detaching yourself a little in order to see what has been tripping you up, for doing research and collecting information.
At week three of the month begins a period for renewal and rest as you prepare for the Sun's transit to your sign four weeks later. The Full Moon on the 22nd can open your eyes to the need to improve and advance your health programs. Venus moves into your privacy zone on the 29th and Mercury, already there, turns retrograde the day before. This turns your strong attention, once again, to the past as well as to your inner world.
Family and home life can be especially comforting yet exciting at the same
time in 2016, dear Gemini. The last quarter of the year brings more
opportunities to get out and about and enjoy yourself.
Good energy for the beginning of long-term endeavors and planning continues
this year. You may get the financial backing you need to get started. There may
be some strings attached, but isn't there always? If you believe in what you're
doing, you'll accept the challenges involved.
Career matters and final goals are a bit murky for you at the moment. This is
a continuing theme that can be frustrating at times, but have some faith that it
may not need to be clear-cut for the time being. Focus on what needs to be done
now and explore those things that truly excite and motivate you in your spare
time. It's also important to make the right connections, particularly when it
comes to business partnering, and to cut out the associations that are holding
you back. Ideally, a personal partnership should also be supportive of your
dreams, although there can be some challenges in this respect in 2016, which
tend to sort out after September. You need a savvy partner more than ever, and
you need others to put their faith in you. In all likelihood, an influence that
begins in December and stays with you much of 2017 brings more balance, and
helpful people who share your vision, into your life.
Work can be a little more challenging in the first half of 2016 than it has been in other years.
You may need to make some adjustments and shifts in your activities. Health can
also require you to make important lifestyle adjustments. The positive spin to
this is certainly stronger motivation and energy for improving your daily
routines and habits.
When it comes to family and home life, you're in a great position to enjoy,
expand, and improve. This is one of the sweetest spots of the year, so take
advantage. More suitable, supportive living conditions may be in order now. If
relationships with loved ones could use some repair or boosting, this is the
time to nurture them. Recognize how important your base of operations is to your
life, and focus on developing it to best suit and support your needs.
Saturn's influence on you is rather strong, particularly for those born June
1-11 or with a Gemini Ascendant of 10-21 degrees. A maturing process, particularly when it comes to
partnerships and relating with others one on one, is occurring in 2016.
Relationships can feel heavy, and there can be a bit of a physical drain on you
as you reassess your priorities. Some of you could be seeing the more unflattering side of
committed partnerships, or even of yourselves through the mirror of
relationships, while others enjoy improvements to existing relationships,
although not without some effort and a few challenges. This is not the time to
sweep things under the rug. Face problems head-on.
Jupiter encourages you to explore, entertain, love, and have some fun from
September forward. Creatively speaking, you're in top form now. With some
seriousness and more accountability in a partnership, Jupiter's move to a
romantic and playful sector is a needed breath of fresh air.
The last quarter of the year is about opening up. You're cheerful, taking things
in stride, and confident in yourself. Kids can be a source of great joy for some. People are paying
attention and enjoying you. Opportunities to creatively express yourself emerge.
New or renewed hobbies can be in focus. If you've always wanted to explore a
particular talent or try your hand at a creative hobby, this is the time to do
so. The types of projects and pastimes you take on now are ones that get you out
of bed quickly and happily in the morning. Romance can be especially fun, and
you're more fertile and creative. Day-to-day problems seem less difficult when
your life is enriched with exciting projects.
Saturn is a key player when it comes to one-to-one and committed
partnerships, dear Gemini.
At the tail-end of the year 2014, Saturn entered your partnership sector and
continued here until mid-June, 2015, when it dipped back into your work and
health sector - a time for tying up loose ends. However, Saturn will return to
your partnership sector in mid-September 2015, where it will transit until the
end of 2017.
This is a cycle in which commitment and responsibility to a partner are
important themes. In many ways, this transit is revealing your fundamental needs
through your experiences with others, and especially in one-to-one
relationships. You may be feeling some pressure from outside sources or from a
partner, and some soul-searching is in order. Existing partnerships can undergo
pressures. These are not random tests of a relationship. Rather, they are
pressures that challenge partners to strengthen their bond if it is built on
solid ground. Partnerships built on weak foundations may crack under the
stresses. Single people will also question their needs from an "other". Some of
you will be gravitating towards more mature, grounded, or practical
(Saturn-like) people. Most of you will be looking for quality in your
relationships. Who meets you halfway? Some of you will decide you'd rather be
alone than settle for something that doesn't fulfill you. Ultimately, you will
learn exactly what a close partnership means to you.
During this period, Saturn makes a couple of challenging aspects to planets
in your home, family, reputation, and career sectors, and this can suggest
pressures or strains on relationships due to demands from these areas of life,
and/or vice versa. These are challenges meant to be overcome, and to force
important, healthy changes that get you to a better place of balance. Saturn's
transits are constructive, but there may be some de-construction to take care of
This is a time for really sorting out your needs when it comes to partnering.
While this period is just the beginning, it's an important time for cleaning up
this area of life...cont'd
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.