The Sun enters the sign of Gemini on May 20 at 12:38 p.m., Mountain Time. Gemini is an air sign and is associated with the planet Mercury. Gemini is the student/teacher of the Zodiac and once learns something, it must share it with others. Therefore, many Gemini are teachers, journalists, authors, professors, consultants, social media influencers and entrepreneurs. Gemini is an idea person and loves to chat. This sign needs to keep busy and doesn’t do well being idle. In fact, there is a bit of a nervous energy with this sign. If you want to relax, don’t ask a Gemini to come along. He or she will be your entertainment director instead of a chill partner. This sign likes to have fun experiencing new and exciting activities. We could call this sign the Fun Gemini.
This will be a busy month astrologically. There will be two eclipses this month. On May 26th, there will be a Total Eclipse of the Moon, visible in Hawaii and the western US in the middle of the night. If you are a night owl, enjoy this Total Lunar Eclipse. Since the Sun is in Gemini, the Lunar Eclipse occurs on the Full Moon, which will be in Sagittarius. This is one of the Full Moons when people celebrate, since gool ole Sag loves a party.
The Solar Eclipse will occur on June 10th and will be an Annular Eclipse. The Moon is a little smaller than the diameter of the Sun so a ring of light appears around the Moon. This will be visible in northeastern US around sunrise and will end close to 9 am. Some will experience an Eclipsed Sun rising in the east. This is definitely one to wake up early to see.
When I was living in Barcelona, I had the rare opportunity of seeing the Eclipsed Moon rise over the Mediterranean Sea with some of my best friends. We were sitting on a blanket on the beach experiencing this sacred moment. We were all dressed in white. It was memorable. There is something magical about sharing celestial events with friends and family. If you are in the northeast, you can make a memory like I have.
The year of 2021 has one major planetary alignment that will occur through most of the year. Saturn is squaring Uranus this year. This will happen three times, because Saturn will move direct, then turn retrograde and then again direct with each time triggering off Uranus, the planet of change. Stodgy, Saturn is the planet who wants to keep the status quo and protect tradition and the past. In great contrast, the revolutionary Uranus wants to bring the future . . . and fast. Uranus has no patience at all. This will be a push and pull of wills for 2021. Most likely, some of the old will stay even when the future is revealed. A combination of both is necessary to ensure success. Many people are making big decisions this year of how to move forward in their lives. Don’t feel bad if you are in a quandary. Things will work themselves out. That’s the way astrology works. We just need to trust.
The first square between Saturn and Uranus occurred on February 17th, 2021. The second one will happen this month on June 14th and the last one will be on December 24th. We will see a compromise happening in government and in business, but we will also see it in each of our lives. Mid-June will bring a time to make decisions of what to release and what to begin. The ideal is for the old to seamlessly merge into a new form. This might be a bit jarring, but it’s the natural evolution of this planetary cycle.
Regarding the visible planets, Venus is now visible as the Evening Star. She is of course a planet, but that’s her nickname. We have a treat with our planetary viewing because both Venus and Mars are visible in the evening sky. In fact, on July 13th, they are conjunct or will join each other right after sunset in the west. Venus is brilliant white and very bright. Mars is reddish but isn’t as bright. But they will be easy to spot after sunset. We will see more of them next month. Oh yes, romance is in the air. Many weddings that have been postponed, can now happen. Lucky us!
See you for the Summer Solstice and the sign of Cancer!