Gemini, the Twins in 2005
Luck & Opportunity: Romance & Business
Two high-ranking gods bestow their blessings in 2005. Lordly
Jupiter and wise Saturn each grant you favour. Jupiter begins
the year in Libra and your solar fifth house. This continues
a cycle of romance, social activity, creative or speculative
projects and fabulous friends that began last year. There
will be interesting people and possibilities all around you
so socialize and enjoy! Make sweet romance! Partnership and
friendship are there for the Gemini who steps up and takes
initiative. Luck and opportunity will favour you so take a
calculated risk or speculate wisely. Above all, enjoy! Make
the most of the time between now and the end of October.
For the first six months of the year, Saturn, the measurer
of effort continues his journey through Cancer and your solar
second house of personal money and resources. Thus, you will
need to continue developing good financial practices and work
towards securing the basics of what you need for the years
ahead. Look to the 'long term', restructure your financial
operations and seek the 'gilt edge' proposition. Take expert
advice. Put your money into worthwhile ventures and cut back
on unnecessary expenses. While there may be restrictions or
setbacks in this period, they are part of a 'long term' building
process that Saturn urges you towards. July 16th sees a major
move when Saturn enters Leo and your solar third house of
communication. While this may bring a note of reserve to your
normally vigorous powers of communication, it marks the beginning
of a two-year cycle of education, new ideas and important
plans or developments.
If you can rein in your tendency to do things at speed, Saturn
in Leo sets in motion a new era. You can look to the future,
planning, discussing and setting in place information, ideas
and practices that will carry you forward. It's time for a
big dream to become a big scheme and begin to make itself
real. Gather the tools, techniques, associates and 'know how'
you need. Keep the lid on the pot though. This is not the
time to tell everyone what you're up to. Share on a 'need
to know' basis. Hold a little back. Keep your own counsel
as well as taking counsel with skilled or practiced advisers.
With these strategies, you will flourish. Communication with
siblings or neighbours may experience reserve or restriction
or bear on weighty or more important matters than usual during
this period. There may be much travelling to do in the ordinary
line of work or business.
Chiron the wounded healer moves to the sign of Aquarius from
February 21st till August 1st. From there he returns to Capricorn
until December 6th when he establishes himself in your solar
ninth house for the next four years. This marks the beginning
of an era when important changes with your philosophies and
beliefs are on the cards. You may embrace new vistas of travel
and learning. You may change the horizons of your life altogether
and thus alter the working pattern of what you do and who
you are in accordance with new knowledge, causes, beliefs
or a new land either literal or metaphorical. Chiron will
call you to live your beliefs in the next four years. If you
don't know what they are, Chiron will lead you to find them.
Love and Money
This is a year resonant with opportunity for love and money
for single Twins and those in a partnership. Mercury the
messenger and Venus the goddess begin the year ablaze in
Sagittarius and your solar seventh house, making sweet music
with Pluto, lord of the underworld, and Jupiter, lord of
Heaven. Fortunate meetings lead to new associations that
can bring benefit and opportunity to advance you and your
situation. You will gain not only romantically and personally
but also in work or business through connections you make
or renew. Partnership is the key to moving forward in every
For the singles, you will make a powerful romantic connection,
one where Eros and Mercury go hand in hand. You will be
able to communicate with all your native suppleness physically,
emotionally and mentally. This may be a new connection for
some whereas for others this will be the renewal of an old
connection or the transformation of a relationship with
someone who has been a friend or an associate. There could
be wedding bells in the office or business arena. Some will
make a connection through travel while others will meet
someone of status or power in the community. The fascination
could be intense so assure yourself that everything is clear
and above board. With tension between Mars and Uranus activating
your seventh and tenth houses, things could go as quickly
as they come if you don't choose the path of right conduct.
Nonetheless, you're in for an exciting year and both marriage
and beneficial partnerships in work or business will play
For those in a partnership, opportunity favours your joint
efforts or the efforts of your partner. For some, a partner
will bring benefit or profound change to your circumstances.
For others, a venture you undertake together will set your
course for fairer waters. Some will renew affection and
erotic intensity after a separation or a time of disaffection.
Others will simply find that beneficial change improves
your relationship. Changes with children will bring changed
or beneficial circumstances.
As the last week of the year begins, Venus the goddess turns
retrograde in Aquarius and your solar ninth house. This
will see a cycle of changed conditions with overseas links
or connections, in-laws and dealings with academic or legal
institutions. The unexpected development could play a hand
in the following six weeks in the early part of 2006.
Home and Family
Home establishment, investment and improvement are all
themes for Gemini in the first half of the year. Any or
all of these are part of the final phase of the imperative
of Saturn in Cancer and your solar second house of money.
Accumulate judiciously and you will benefit in the years
With Jupiter in Libra and your solar fifth house, some will
go the path of romance and entertainment but others will
decide it's time to start or expand the family. Children
and discussions about how, when and how many will be part
of the lives of some of you Twins this year, especially
until the end of October.
Work and Health
Until October, health concerns revolve around lifestyle
pressures and self-indulgence with Jupiter in your solar
fifth house. There's a good time to be had but it's important
that you know when to stop. Make sure that some of your
recreational activities involve fresh air and good healthy
exercise. Watch the Lunar Eclipse in your solar sixth house
on April 24th for signs of excess. If you can't keep your
schedules going at that time because of a health concern
then review the way you live. Good sense will keep you on
October 26th sees Jupiter move to Scorpio and your solar
sixth house, travelling there for the next twelve months.
You will enter a period of development in relation to work
and may choose to learn new practices or skills to advance
your situation. You may receive a promotion or new status
in your work situation. You may choose a new career and
begin to train for it.
Health matters may need your attention. While Jupiter is
a benevolent lord, this is not always the most benign of
transits and you would do well to look deeply into the causes
or roots of any health problems, no matter how minor. This
is a time for new methods and new people to work with as
far as healthcare and wellbeing are concerned. You can look
to this time to take preventive action with regard to health,
instituting a new regime in order to alter old habits or
patterns. The most important thing is to get to the heart
of any situation and understand what's really going on.
This is the behest of Jupiter in Scorpio.
Revolutionary Uranus still calls you on a wild ride with
regard to professional direction and the cycle of your responsibilities.
Things may be chopping and changing for some time to come,
especially as the year begins with warrior Mars clashing
with revolutionary Uranus from your solar seventh house.
There may be sudden or dramatic changes with partners or
close associates that will influence or even change completely
your direction in the coming year. There may be new career
choices that change the complement of those around you.
You may meet new people that set you on a new path. The
trick is to not worry about where you're going in the long
term so much as take the opportunities that come. Get on
the bus that arrives rather than the one you've been waiting
for. You may end up in a much better place than the one
you planned to go to.
Mercury moves into retrograde (reverse) motion three times
a year for about three weeks each time. This phase heralds
a time of confusion and misunderstandings that can affect
arrangements, travel, transport, appliances, machinery and
communications. The breakdowns that occur are a function
of neglect, inattention, simple misunderstandings or component
failure. They will often bring to the fore the very contingency
we should have planned for and didn't. When the retrograde
phase occurs, watch out for such possibilities as well as
putting off major decision-making or the signing of crucial
documents and agreements. We tend to miss things while Mercury
is in reverse motion and then have to come back and do them
again. A process of review in the retrograde phase can efficiently
show where problems might lie and help us with damage control
or the mending of things. Double check arrangements at these
times! What you think you've said and what others have understood
will often prove to be two different things.
Mercury's first retrograde cycle comes in Aries and your
solar eleventh house, starting on March 20th. There may
be poor communication or misunderstandings with friends.
You may need to revise your plans or review a goal you've
been pursuing. Haste or impatience could be at the root
of a problem. You may be listening to advice that won't
serve you, coming from someone eager or overly enthusiastic.
Take a backward step. Come back to what inspires you and
begin again. This cycle finishes on April 12th.
The messenger's second reverse motion cycle comes in the
sign of Leo and your solar third house, beginning on July
23rd. Be careful with arrangements with travel, vehicles
and appliances and communications generally. Service in
advance of the period. You may have to change schedules
or appointments at short notice. You may have a difference
of opinion with a sibling or neighbour. You may need to
run your opinions or ideas through a cycle of review. This
period comes to an end on August 16th.
The final retrograde Mercury cycle begins on November 14th
in the sign of Sagittarius and your solar seventh house.
Be clear about communications with partners or close associates.
You may need to talk something through and really listen
to what's being said to you. A partner may feel unheard
or they may have a lot to say for themselves. There may
be an unexpected change with someone close. Someone you've
known in the past may come back into your life. Work and
daily routines may be affected by these changes. This cycle
comes to an end on December 4th.
Your New Moon comes on June 6th, joining Mercury, Mars
and Pluto in a bit of cosmic tension. You may have to overcome
obstacles or opposition, especially from males or ambitious
people. You may need to negotiate a position or a situation.
Work out what it is you really want. Frank discussion is
the key to what comes next. Money may be at issue or it
may smooth the road ahead.
Your Full Moon comes on December 15th. Pluto, the underworld
lord has the situation in his grip once again as he joins
the Sun in testing Lady Moon. A partnership situation may
reveal itself or strike a problem. There may be testing
conditions you have to deal with or people with whom you
must negotiate. You may clash with someone in authority.
You may need to work out a business deal of some kind. Work
around uncompromising forces rather than trying to get the
better of them.
Eclipses of both the Sun and the Moon often indicate the
end of a cycle or a significant change in the direction
or pattern of the affairs governed by the house in which
the eclipse falls. Eclipses of the Sun may affect work,
direction and relations with people in authority. Eclipses
of the Moon may affect matters of home, family and emotions
as well as relations with women and children. Both may affect
A Solar Eclipse comes with the New Moon in Aries and your
solar eleventh house on April 8th. There may be a change
or an ending in connection with a friend. You may go through
change about your hopes and dreams. Don't react in an exaggerated
manner for things may not be quite what they seem. You may
have hit an obstruction rather than the end. Finance may
need to be considered in any long term change of plan.
April 24th brings a Lunar Eclipse in Scorpio and your solar
sixth house of work, health and daily routines. There may
be an end or a change with work practices. You may part
company with a co-worker. Watch for disruption to your schedule
due to health problems. Act to prevent such things in advance
of this period by looking after yourself and getting extra
rest. There may be a change in status for you with regard
An Eclipse of the Sun comes with the New Moon in Libra on
October 3rd in your solar fifth house. There may be lifestyle
changes or adjustments to make as you leave aside a familiar
activity, either temporarily or for good. There may be changes
with children in your life. For some, there will be romantic
change. For others, there may be delay or a change of direction
with creative projects or endeavours. Set a new course rather
than trying to resurrect something that has passed. A new
plan or activity may replace an older one.
October 17th brings a Lunar Eclipse with the Full Moon in
Aries and your solar eleventh house. You may have to stop
something you've been pursuing. You may feel as if you're
going backwards with your endeavours. Opportunity may call
you in another direction and you'll just have to leave something
behind. There may be changes with friends or in your circle
of associates. Someone may be departing for a time. Or,
someone may return after being away and ring the changes
for you as they do so.
October 1st sees the beginning of a reverse motion cycle
by warrior Mars in Taurus and your solar twelfth house.
This could be a tricky period to negotiate as planetary
presence in the twelfth house can produce events that come
out of the blue and can also bring a debilitating influence
to bear, especially with an action planet such as Mars involved.
You may need to slow down and revise your approach or plans.
There may be obstructions or hills you need to climb and
the going may seem to be hard. Persistence will win the
day. Impatience will not. Some of you may find someone has
been working against you and their hidden feelings will
be revealed through their actions. There may be a difference
of attitude or values at the root of the problem. For others,
obstacles may appear out of thin air. Don't give in to frustration.
Find out how to work around or through what's gone wrong.
In this period you would be best advised to slow down and
re-evaluate rather than keep up a hectic pace. If there
seems to be too much to do, then create a priority list
and do the things you know to be most important. Don't be
hesitant about putting something aside for later if you
just don't have the time or energy to do it. Good health
and getting things right in the right way are the important
issues. Don't just race ahead and finish for the sake of
getting there. Be particularly careful in the first two
weeks of November with regard to safety, health and discernment
of the important tasks. Take a time out if needed.
This is the perfect time to make a study of your self-destruct
button. If you're inclined to haste or pushing ahead for
the sake of it, you'll get a clear picture of where you
most often fall over your own feet. If you observe what
goes on, you can make a beneficial change in your patterns
and approach. This is not a good time to get involved in
untoward sexual behaviour or aggression. It will bounce
back on you very quickly.