As Taurus season comes to a close, we're soaking up a few final days of rest and stillness before our social calendars fill up when the sun enters Gemini. Gemini season reminds us that connection is key and that we're often rewarded when we follow our curiosity. "Gemini energy is all about speeding things back up," Maria Marmanides, astrologer, tarot reader, and author of "The One Card Tarot Journal," tells POPSUGAR. "Energetically, we all feel more outgoing and social and are more prone to making plans and seeking out fun."
Marmanides explains that during Gemini season, there is an increased focus on our mind, adding that this time "can lead to impatience and a lack of a filter." If you're trying to avoid these pitfalls or looking to make the most of this exciting astrological time period, here's everything you need to know about Gemini season.
When Is Gemini Season?
In 2023, Gemini season begins on May 21 and lasts until June 21, when Cancer season begins. (Depending on the year, the exact dates can vary slightly.) Gemini is ruled by the planet Mercury, which is the planet of communication. "[During Gemini season,] we're more quick-witted and fast-talking, which gives us a boost of social and mental capital," Marmanides says. Expect to embrace your inner student during this time, as you'll likely have an increased desire to absorb and exchange information.
Gemini is a mutable sign that's flexible, open-minded, and adaptable, and it also signals shifts. Much like the qualities of the sign, Gemini season forces us to soak up the remainder of spring and brace ourselves for the arrival of the summer solstice.
Gemini Season: What to Expect in 2023
Gemini season is generally an extremely social season, but this Gemini season also invites us to slow down and reflect. "Expect blasts from the past, and prepare to get social with old friends," Adama Sesay, astrologer and founder of Lilith Astrology, tells POPSUGAR.
Pluto retrograde began on May 1, and during Gemini season, the planet will backspin from Aquarius into Capricorn, where it's been since 2008, allowing you to look back and assess the work you've been doing while Pluto was in Capricorn. Saturn retrograde begins June 17, and it will also push you to do long-awaited inner work. Combine that with a full moon in Sagittarius on June 3 — which inspires us to seek the truth and explore the unknown — and you've got a time that's ripe for growth and personal advancements.
All that reflection and revising won't make the season a downer, though. In general, Gemini season is about all the F-words — fun, flirting, and, "well, you know the other one," Marmanides says. Venus join Mars in bold, passionate Leo on June 5, meaning the start of summer is sure to crackle with steamy, extroverted energy.
With all that being said, there's so much awaiting us during Gemini season! Here's how each zodiac sign can make the most of of the next month.
Aries (March 20-April 19)
"For Aries natives, Gemini season is a busy time, as the sun occupies their third house of thought process. There is a restless energy and a strong need to communicate and learn new things," says Narayana Montúfar, an astrology and the author of "Moon Signs: Unlock Your Inner Luminary Power." So, work your connections, Aries. You may feel called to hone some of your skill sets or sign up for a class that's been of interest. Your mind is operating at top speed, and you can't absorb enough information. Make sure to plan a trivia night — we all know how much you love to win, and the stars are certainly on your side.
Taurus (April 20-May 20)
Time to focus on your finances, Taurus. For bulls, "Gemini season is a time of focusing on the material realm, as the sun occupies the second house of money," Montúfar says. You had your season, and now it's time to get down to business. Gemini season reminds you to work hard so you can play hard. You may find yourself re-evaluating your budget, or perhaps you're considering a new job offer. But, adds Montúfar, "This is normally a good time to ask for a raise and purchase any big-ticket items." If you have the cash, don't be afraid to splurge.
Gemini (May 21-June 20)
With the sun moving through your sign, there is no better time than the present to focus on yourself and your personal goals. "With the Sun activating the first house for Gemini natives, this is reinvention time," Montúfar says. "A fabulous time for natives of this sign to upgrade their image, but also think about their goals for the year ahead." What are you ready to change? You've got the determination to follow through. Think of this as a cosmic boost — you are controlling the steering wheel of your life and get to decide how you want it to unfold. This is a reminder to sink deeper into your authenticity and what makes you unique.
Cancer (June 21-July 22)
While Gemini season is known for being a social time, it reminds you of the importance of solitude, Cancer. "For Cancer, Gemini season is a time of rest and quiet introspection. It is a time to develop a deeper sense of spirituality and even begin writing a dream journal, as the sun illuminates the twelfth house of the subconscious mind," Montúfar explains. You may have wrapped up an important chapter of your life, or perhaps you're processing an emotional event. This period calls for extra rest, so you can integrate whatever lessons and experiences you've just been through. Tapping into tools like meditation and seeking out spiritual practices that support your well-being are incredibly cathartic during this season.
Leo (July 23-Aug. 22)
When the sun, the center of the solar system and your planetary ruler, struts through Gemini, you're invited to lean on your network. "This is a very social time for Leos, as the Sun activates their eleventh house of community and friendships. They are in the spotlight, while also enjoying opportunities to reconnect with their hopes and dreams," Montúfar says. Social events may lead to making contacts in your network who can help you achieve your hopes and dreams for the future.
Virgo (Aug. 23-Sept. 22)
When the sun moves through Gemini, you're feeling a tug of war between your public and private lives. "Virgos enjoy success in the realm of career now, as the sun occupies their house of public visibility," Montúfar says. "It's a positive time for them to launch big projects, ask for a raise, and think about their standing in the world." You may find yourself in a more reflective state and asking questions when it comes to your career: are you fulfilled? Is this truly your calling? Alternatively, you may finally receive some well-earned recognition and the promotion you've been waiting for. But as matters at work pick up speed, so do responsibilities in your home and family life. Striking a balance between the two is critical.
Libra (Sept. 23-Oct. 22)
As the sun moves through Gemini, Libra, you're ready to call more adventure into your life. "Gemini season is a mind-expanding time for Libras, as the sun occupies their ninth house of philosophy. This is the best time of the year for Libras to travel, learn, and explore the world," Montúfar says. If you've been planning a trip for some time, you may finally just take a leap and book the ticket. For you, traveling goes hand in hand with gaining deeper wisdom.
Scorpio (Oct. 23-Nov. 21)
Surprisingly, the thought of socializing and bouncing around from event to event may exhaust you, Scorpio. For you, Gemini season ushers in a period of processing. "Gemini season is incredibly introspective for Scorpios, as the sun activates their eighth house of transformation. It's a wonderful time to focus on personal growth, intimacy, and embracing change," Montúfar notes. As the sun moves through Gemini, you'll adopt an inward-looking mindset, becoming curious about exploring the inner workings of your psychological makeup. When you sit with your past pain and fears, you can regain your power. Working on yourself and also learning the lesson of asking others for support when you need it most are key.
Sagittarius (Nov. 22-Dec. 21)
Love is in the air, Sagittarius. "When the sun is in Gemini, Sagittarius natives tend to focus on one-on-one relationships," Montúfar says. "Learning through others is the vibe now, as the universe instigates connection, companionship, and support." If you're in a partnership, things may be taking a more serious turn. If you're single, you may find yourself looking for something more committed than you typically feel pulled for. Don't fight it, but also beware: you may also hear from an ex or two or hash out some issues with your current partner.
Capricorn (Dec. 22-Jan. 19)
You're burning the candle at both ends, Capricorn. Gemini season can be exhausting for you. "The Gemini sun activates the sixth house of work, so Capricorns will have a lot of new projects landing on their desk," Montúfar explains. Your lesson this Gemini season is to strike a balance between your work life and your home life. "It's also the best time of the year for embracing better wellness practices," Montúfar adds. Consider testing out a new exercise routine or adopting daily journaling or meditation. When you focus on your health, all other areas of your life will flourish, too.
Aquarius (Jan. 20-Feb. 18)
It's time for a little more fun, Aquarius. During Gemini season, "the sun activates Aquarians' fifth house of creativity and romance," Montúfar says, delivering a much-needed shift and an attitude adjustment. Your job is simple this Gemini season: make your inner child proud. Follow any creative whims or urges that light you up. Reflect on hobbies or activities you enjoyed in your childhood, and commit to incorporating them into your life. Bust out the finger paints or go shoot some hoops! This is also an incredibly creative and romantic time for you. "It's the best time of the year to go on dates or sign up for online dating," Montúfar points out.
Pisces (Feb. 19-March 20)
Your psychic sensitives are heightened, Pisces, but when are they not? Gemini season adds an extra dose of insight to your ethereal presence. You may feel like an energetic sponge, absorbing others' energies left and right. The season also turns you into something of a homebody. "Home is where the heart is for Pisces natives now, as the sun illuminates their fourth house of family," Montúfar says. "It's a great time for 'nesting,' reconnecting with family and even ancestors." Matters within your home and family may also be picking up steam — perhaps you're moving, getting a new roommate, or considering moving in with a special someone. Home renovations and family reunions can also be taking place. Worth noting: renovation projects tend to go well now, if you've had some plans in mind.
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