August Horoscope for Gemini

 (May 21st  - June 20th)


Gemini are born into conflict, caught between two opposing beliefs, or the inability to make someone they love happy, This forces to realize the only person they can truly please is themselves. If that sounds daunting, it is. In fact, it’s the most important challenge in life: how do you follow your heart and still be loved? To help you solve the problem, the universe has generously endowed you with versatility and a desire for adventure. You can avoid being boxed in better than any sign in the zodiac. Changing the subject without someone knowing what happened is a skill that is often useful. Combine your slight of hand and mouth with your sense of humor and you have a soul that is so good at not getting caught. The challenge is to use your talents for the right reason, for the ability to make the right choice at the right time -- for you. 

This is a good month. The Sun Mars conjunction in Leo is happening in your 3rd house – it’s time to make a decision for yourself. Don’t be afraid of mistakes, you don’t have to be perfect all the time. Your perfectionism always gets in the way of feeling free. Sometimes a mistake is more fun and informative that the results you originally wanted to achieve. Take a risk. When you reach a point when nothing feels good enough, step back and ask yourself – does it really have to be perfect? I guarantee you the answer will be no.

The Full Moon on the 7th requires a decision between two enticing offers, to make the right choice (if such a thing exists) you have to know what’s really important to you. They’re both good and that creates the dilemma. Sounds like a cosmic set-up; well your life is full of them. They rise up and demand you choose so you have to figure out what it is you really want. What makes this moment safe and rewarding is the Saturn trine to the Sun. It brings with it past wisdom and a practical approach, a balance between caution and daring. It’s also about reward for past efforts, so your biggest challenge this month is receiving what you’ve asked for. That’s right, being successful is more challenging than failure. Suddenly everyone is envious and wants a piece of you. If you had trouble with this issue before, then it will only get more challenging. The ability to receive is part of owning who you are.

The ruler of your house of career is Pisces and the ruler of Pisces is Neptune, which has been tugging at your heart since 2012 when it first moved into its own sign. Neptune demands you listen to your soul, not a big paycheck. Life will not be easy if you don’t enjoy the work you do. Your discontent will only increase until you make a change. So if that’s you, start looking for something that resonates with your soul. The question to ask is do you look forward to getting up in the morning. If the answer is yes, then it’s the right job. You don’t have to know how to get what you want, just put the energy out there and get it flowing. Regardless of the job, finances should be good.  Venus trining Mercury, will bring you financial reward. If you’ve been hoping for a promotion, it’s possible. If you know you deserve a raise, this is the month to ask for one. The world is listening to what you have to say. An added bonus is admiration; you could find yourself in the newspaper or just appreciated by those around you. So drink in the praise – its well deserved.

When the Sun trines Uranus around the 20th the excitement increases and so does the opportunity for a surprise. Whatever you were looking for may drop into your lap – just say thank you. Uranus rules Aquarius and Aquarius rules your 9th house of publishing, travel, higher education and legal matters. If you’ve been writing a book you could find a publisher, if you’ve been yearning to travel, you’ll either pack your suitcase at the last minute or plan a getaway for the future. Take that class in astrology or sign up for an archeological expedition. Whatever you choose will be foreign to you and that’s the point. If there is a legal matter lingering, then be ready to settle in your favor.  All good.

Let’s talk about love. As a Gemini your biggest obstacle is fantasy and idealism. You don’t want to give up the promise, that expectation that has been bred into every female child, love is perfect and it changes your life. I’m here to tell you great relationships don’t arrive until you pop the bubble of illusion and put your feet on the ground. Stop hooking up with someone who lives in another town or country, so that you can keep the fantasy alive. If he or she were around on a regular bases you’d have to deal with reality. Face the truth and don’t be afraid of it. Life is what you make of it and if you understand yourself and what you want, then you’ll recognize someone else’s truth. If it matches yours then everything else can be adjusted.

If you’re single, love is both good and challenging. You may find yourself attracted to someone who doesn’t notice you, who is so engrossed in what they’re doing that they don’t have time for a relationship. Your diversity of spirit is attracted to the opposite, to someone who is passionate and focused. The problem is, it creates a problem. How do you get their attention? Be bold; ask them out. If you are already in a relationship, then your partner may be preoccupied and unable to give you the time you need. Instead of complaining, start focusing on you and eliminate the distractions in your life. Less is more. Start facing your fears; it’s the only way to shrink their power. 

Mercury goes retrograde on the 13th in Virgo your 4th house of the home. This is a great time to tackle the garage, the basement, your desk or your closet. Make room for the new. This is what Mercury retrograde is all about. It’s time to eliminate what’s been hanging around all too long. How great is that. So choose your projects and put off anything new, they won’t get done anyway. Just one last reminder, try not to sign contracts until Mercury goes direct on September 5th. And be careful when it comes to buying computers or digital equipment, they often don’t work when you take them home so hold on to that receipt.

All in all it’s a good month to not only get things done, but to feel as if the work you’ve done has meaning and is appreciated. Your biggest challenge is always to separate yourself from others and know what you want. This is an on-going struggle. Keeping your priorities clear, keeps you less conflicted and more focused on living a life that makes you happy.

Gemini Horoscope by Linda Joyce