I simply adore astrology. Reading my monthly Gemini horoscope has been really helpful in jolting my creative juices, in guiding my emotions and decision-making, and allowing me to take a break when I should. I’ve learned somehow that there’s a time for everything. It doesn’t always have to be now or whenever you feel like it.
Over the years, astrology has proven to be more than a mere food for wishful thinking. It has actually saved me a couple of times. Sometimes we need a little guide from the stars every once in a while, especially in times of confusion. Whether you’re waiting for the right time to confess your feelings, or the right time to quit a job, or the right time to start something productive. When you know you’re not particularly good with timing, and your creative ideas do not coincide well with opportunities. Just like the way you only come up with bright ideas when you don’t have the time to write them down. Astrology helps a lot.
I’m a terrible Gemini. And I bet a lot of you Geminis out there are as confused and quite the hell of a clutter-brain like me (whether you admit it or not). This is why every start of the month I would like to share with you some tidbits from AstroStyle, my favorite go-to astrology forecasting website.
Spread your wings, Gemini! This month’s theme is growth and expansion. The Sun is in Aquarius—your ninth house of risk-taking, visionary ventures and travel—until February 18. Whenever you hop an international flight or take a leap of faith in your everyday life, go big. If you’ve gotten too focused on life’s details of life, it’s time to widen your perspective. There’s so much to look forward to, so adopt a spirit of optimism, no matter what your current circumstances may be. With the Sun in your house of unfiltered sharing, new options could come sailing in.
Your inner circle is a deep well of inspiration this month. With red-hot Mars blazing through Aries and your group-activity zone, networking, collaborating will take your grand plans so much further.
On February 6, Jupiter turns retrograde, tapping the brakes on romantic or creative endeavors for four months. Jupiter retrograde is a great reminder that privacy is seldom overrated!
With Jupiter in your passionate fifth house and Uranus in your aloof eleventh house, you could swing from dramatic to detached. Your feelings may run hot and cold, and—if your hotheaded side gets the best of you—there could be some reality-TV-worthy moments.
More change is in the air because February is eclipse season. Two of 2017’s four game-changing eclipses occur this month, sweeping away the old and scripting a bold beginning. Eclipses can push us off the fence when we’ve been wishy-washy or have procrastinated and can force us to make a decision. Unexpected events may pop up, and a whole area of our lives can change in short order. This can be exciting or daunting, depending how you look at it. Suffice to say, it’s best to stay on your toes and expect the unexpected.
On February 10, the Leo lunar (full moon) eclipse kicks off a brand-new eclipse series on the Leo/Aquarius axis, which lasts until January 2019. This will activate your communication houses, changing the way you express yourself.
Life starts to stabilize after February 18, when the Sun enters Pisces, a prelude to the eclipse here. Pisces rules your tenth house of career ambition, making this is THE time to lean in to your goals and to prioritize.
On February 26 the Pisces solar (new moon) eclipse gives your career another megaboost. Now you’re ready to rise into a leadership position or get really focused on creating a career and not just a “job.” Events will unfold over the next six months, so there’s no need to rush. But you can expect a jolt from the stars! Pay attention to their messages!
When January has been a month long hiatus from everything you’re passionate about, February is all about sexy Gemini energy! A great boost in travel, career and social life is about to flourish this month so get ready!
It’s Time To Get Social!
Venus, the ruler of love and money moves on to your social 11th House. Teaming up with Mars and Uranus, this February is the best time to go out there and meet new people! Attend events, network and simply have fun and go crazy among new faces. You will not regret buying that cocktail dress for a mixer because you’ll most likely be invited to one.
This social month is also great to join groups that are relevant to your business or creative passions. Be open to new friendships. Surround yourself with like-minded individuals that excite you. Along with meeting new people, also take this opportunity to learn from or with them.
If you’re single, this month of love is also your wake up call to give dating yet another try. Keep your communication lines open. Always keep your phone charged. Enable your social media notifications. Check your email often.
De-clutter Your Mind and Focus on One Thing
Most Geminis are undoubtedly jack of all trades and master of none. So while you’re still jumping from one interest to another (and leaving unfinished business everywhere), February might be the perfect time for you to get serious about ONE THING. Try to work on it and actually achieve something for once. Whatever that is, it’s entirely up to you. You can still revel in randomness from time to time, you know. However, this month is bound to jolt your career in many ways that can surprise you. So while you’re at it, make up your mind and choose what it is you want (what you really really want).
So, okay what if you’re simply not cut out for insane focus? That’s easy!
♥ Choose something you like that is totally feasible and workable as of the moment. This means a particular passion that’s totally more dependent on your actions than opportunity.
♥ Get a damn alarm clock and a task management app. I use Trello for grouping backburner tasks and Todoist for on demand tasks. Usually, I pick out a few backburner tasks from Trello that I feel I can accomplish within the day. I input them in my Todoist. Then, I evaluate whether or not it needs some breaking down into smaller tasks. Plan how long you’re going to work on something, then stop (pens down, pass your paper!) when the time is up.
♥ Give yourself a random hour. This is what I call frequent little breaks that allow you to get your random fix. Grab a snack. Do 10 push ups. Browse Facebook. Read a chapter from your current manga. Play a video game. Pin new baking ideas. Or just chill down to your favorite tunes. Just an hour to be random. You know you need it.
Get Real and Re-evaluate Your Views
The lunar eclipse making its way into your 3rd house indicates a need for introspection and change. Amidst the fast paced energy that Aquarius requires of you this month, you need to take a breather. You need a time out to re-examine yourself and how you relate to your family, friends and to the community.
Your Gemini nature may have you simply gliding along with your random thoughts but it can get confusing when the time comes. De-clutter your mind especially on your thoughts. Think of what you want versus what you’re simply putting up with. Check what you’re taking for granted versus what you’re wasting time on. Figure outwhat you need to change. Zen Habits has got you covered with this one.
Stray Away from Drama
You have been warned, Gemini. LSP will be barging in your life with a ton of drama bomb this month. Learn to choose your battles as conflict in your inner circle of family or friends might ensue. I get it that sometimes you want to help clear a few misunderstandings and quarrels among the people you love. However, there are times when good intentions can stir things up and make everything worse. This is not the time to be a hero. It’s better to not stick your nose in someone else’s business and get emotionally involved, especially if you have nothing to do about it. Don’t take sides. Let them settle their own argument.
Learn something new
Mercury’s movement in your 9th house also involves a lot of learning. It may come as a shock to you, but you may have this urge to learn something new like your mind is just itching for some knowledge and new skills. Be open to new ideas and new pursuits. You may want to start taking courses that are relevant to your passion, or anything just for the heck of it (trust that it will prove useful someday). Shedding some cash for this, dear Gemini, is really unnecessary because there are tons of free classes or tutorials for absolutely anything online! But since this month is all about movement, you might find it more rewarding to immerse yourself within a community of other eager learners.
Here are a few classes that are almost always available everywhere:
♥ Calligraphy ♥ Creating a Vision Board ♥ Zumba ♥ Yoga and Meditation ♥ Photography and Styling ♥ Japanese/French/Spanish languages ♥ Scrapbooking ♥ Digital Marketing
Prepare for A Lot of Movement
Pack your bags as Mercury moves in with the Sun in your 9th House of Travel. If you’ve been meaning to go somewhere, you might want to start laying out your plans for this month. If you’re not especially thrilled to get out of town or visit a new city, trust that this month will get you moving. Ergo, simply going out for business meetings, parties or social events, even a spontaneous trip to an unfamiliar city or block is highly recommended.
The Sun will also be moving into your 10th House of Career by the third week, joining Mercury, Neptune and the magical Moon, which means you really have to move and hustle, Babe! Your 10th house is the best place for the Sun to be in since it indicates a boost in career, fame and success.
Indeed, it is the Age of Aquarius for you this February, serving the opportunities you’ve been praying for so you have to make sure you can keep up. Always stay hydrated and don’t forget to take a break every once in a while. And if you’re already working your ass off on something, trust that it will eventually pay off in a surprisingly amazing way.
“The dream is free. The hustle is sold separately.”