Gemini the Twins in 2006
Communication & Judgement
Mercury the messenger begins the year in Sagittarius, joined
with Pluto, underworld lord. The theme for 2006 is communication, Gemini.
Wherever you look or turn, this is a year to hone your communicative
skills. Don't just go with the flow natural to your talkative,
versatile sign. What's needed is judgement that can make
communication skillful, perceptive, intricate and yet grounded
in strong belief. Be attentive! Listen! Observe! Learn the
value of silence or plans made in secret. Be at the sharp
edge of negotiation. Answer the hard questions. Learn how
to ask them. Hold ground when you have to and give
it when you need to. Increase your knowledge. Enhance communicative
abilities with facts, understanding and insight. With Mercury, your life-ruler
in your partnership house, cooperation and interaction with
others will set the pace in 2006.
Saturn journeys in Leo, urging you to plan and look to
the future. Harvest information. Develop ideas and practices
to carry you forward. Gather techniques, tools and 'know
how'. Keep a lid on the pot though. Don't tell everyone
what you're doing. Share on a 'need to know' basis. Keep
your own counsel but take advice from professionals. Communication
with siblings or neighbours may be restricted or focused
on more weighty matters than usual. There may be much travelling
to do for work or in daily life. You may be dealing with
older or more authoritative people.
Chiron, the wounded healer, is established in Aquarius.
Change with your philosophy or belief is on the cards. There
may be new vistas of travel and learning. You may change
the horizon of your life altogether, altering the pattern
of what you do and who you are in accord with new knowledge,
causes or beliefs. You may travel to new lands, either literally
or metaphorically. Chiron calls you to live your beliefs.
If you don't know what they are, Chiron calls you on a journey
to discover them.
Love and Money
Venus the goddess, glittering in Aquarius, may bring an
exotic touch to your love life this year. There may be new
connections or opportunities. You may forge romantic ties
or develop your financial situation through overseas contacts.
There may be overseas travel for personal or professional
reasons. Singles may make a sudden or fortuitous connection
with someone outside their circle. This may lead to changed
circumstances or a change of lifestyle. Those in a relationship
may travel or seek a wider vista in life. Relationships
will broaden horizons. You may meet unusual or eccentric
Venus begins the year moving in reverse. Old contacts
may return after a time away. You may encounter people from
the past in changed circumstances. With Mars still in Taurus
and your solar twelfth house, start slowly. Be discerning.
Don't get carried away. You will pick up momentum as the
year progresses then accelerate to what may be a stunning
conclusion. Nov 24th is a turning point for Twins, married
or single. Jupiter, lord of fortune, moves to Sagittarius
and your house of partnership. For some, a partner may experience
elevation in status or undertake change, affecting the course
of your lives. For others, opportunity or luck may come
with new partners. You may make new or powerful connections.
People of status may enter your life. There may be important
links overseas or with people of other cultures. Some will
flourish because of a partner. Some will meet a new and
important partner. Some will go through change because of
change for a partner. Wealth, education or travel may become
a driving force in your relationship. Married or single,
you may form a close association with someone with knowledge,
status, power or a sense of humour.
Home and Family
The Lunar Nodes move out of Aries and Libra and into Pisces
and Virgo on Jun 22nd. Focus on the balance of home and
career or responsibility. There may be development or changes
in association that affect professional or domestic life.
As the Nodes clash with Pluto, the underworld lord, at the
ingress and through until Oct, there may be powerful experiences
with partners and close associates that signal a shift.
There may be change or an end with someone close that will
alter your personal or professional situation. You may have
to resolve an old matter or negotiate a new one with a strong
individual. There may be discussion or negotiation with
a partner or associate that will affect your working life.
A partner may come, changing your personal life. A change
in a partner's life may alter your life. In some instances,
a partner may be elevated in status. In others, there may
be dealings with a difficult or controlling individual and
you will have to negotiate your position. There may be powerful
events outside or around you that affect the way you live
and work. Over time, these influences can revolutionize
or transform life at home and in the professional or vocational
Work and Health
Jupiter is in Scorpio till late Nov. You're in a period
of development with work and may be learning new practices
or skills. You may be promoted or achieve new status. You
may choose a new career and train for it. You may travel
for work. There may be work-related dealings with intense
or powerful people or in challenging situations.
Health matters will need attention. While Jupiter is a
benevolent lord, this is not always the most benign of transits
and you would do well to look into the cause or root of
health problems, no matter how minor. This is a time for
new methods and practitioners with healthcare and wellbeing.
Take preventive action. Institute a new regime to alter
old habits or patterns. Get to the heart of any situation
and understand what's really going on.
Be careful that you're not misled or overly idealistic
with work or health issues in Mar. There will be discussions,
negotiations and decisions in Jul and Nov. Consider the
'long term' implications of anything you decide to do.
Uranus, the awakener, still urges change with professional
direction or responsibilities though clearer patterns or
directions will emerge this year. But don't be surprised
if things continue to chop and change, shifting the ground
under your feet. Hidden influences may be present. You may
work on something in secret. 'Behind the scenes' action
may alter your course. There may be an unpredictable development
that affects your direction. This is a year for study, strategy,
new practices or skills and powerful encounters till late
Nov while Jupiter is in Scorpio. Be on the spot and you'll
make it happen. On Nov 24th, Jupiter, lord of fortune, enters
Sagittarius. New liaisons or associations will bring opportunity,
a measure of fortune and change. Others will make it happen
and you can be a part of that. Overseas connections or people
may feature. People of status or academic background will
be part of the action in your life.
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 turns retrograde in Pisces on Mar 3rd, squaring Pluto, the underworld lord, as he does so. There will
be discussion or negotiation with bosses or authorities.
You may come in for a serve from someone or you will want
to deliver one yourself. Communication problems may trouble
professional dealings. Be clear. Examine things in depth.
Mediate in difficult situations. You may be faced with career
change, by design or default. You may simply be in a shifting
situation. You may encounter a powerful individual. Hold
important decisions. Don't sign on the dotted line or change
jobs. The cycle ends on Mar 26th.
Mercury turns retrograde in Leo on Jul 5th, just in range
of a T-square involving Jupiter, Saturn and Chiron. There
will be changes or confusion with travel, communications
and in dealings with neighbours or siblings. You may have
to revise your plans or change tack. Overseas events or
connections may be involved. There may be difficulties with
work or health that will cause a review of your situation.
You may double-check or re-schedule to get things done.
Co-worker relations may be tricky. There may be differences
in views affecting relationships. Go with your natural skill
and see things from a different side. Time and understanding
will serve. Mercury moves back to Cancer on Jul 10th, bringing
money issues into the consideration. The cycle ends on Jul
Mercury turns retrograde in Scorpio on Oct 28th, in a
conjunction with Jupiter. There may be changes or reversals
with work or health. A long awaited opportunity may emerge
for some. Issues of education or specialized knowledge may
be important. You may seek to advance plans or schemes but
have to deal with changed circumstances. Legal matters and
people of education or status may become involved in your
life or doings. There may be disruption with work or daily
routine. You may have some insight about how and why you
do things in a certain way. The cycle ends on Nov 18th.
Your New Moon comes on May 27th. There may be inspiration
or a change of plans. New strategies or ideas may emerge.
You may take a new course or see another side of a situation.
You may present yourself in a new way or amongst new or
Your Full Moon comes on Dec 5th. Light will be shed on
the nature of an association or a partnership. You will
be having dealings with someone and need to clarify your
position. Where do you stand with others? Benefit can come
through associations or partners in the next twelve months.
Thus, you can see your way forward from here and set a pattern.
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
Mar 14th brings a Lunar Eclipse with the Full Moon in
Virgo. There will be a change or cyclical end in domestic
or emotional life. Home or family life may be affected.
This may be anything from a simple 'clean out' to a departure
or a change of residence.
Mar 29th brings a Solar Eclipse with the New Moon in Aries.
A friend may depart or you may lose contact or fall out
of communication with a friend. You may have to alter plans
or change tactics in pursuit of a goal. Revise your strategies.
Look for another way. A fiery or independent individual,
probably a female, may either depart or impede your efforts.
Sep 7th brings a Lunar Eclipse with the Full Moon in Pisces.
There may be changes or an end in your professional dealings
or relations with authority. There may be a shift of focus
or a change career activity. Dealings or relations with
a particular individual of status may end or a temporary
Sep 22nd brings a Solar Eclipse with the New Moon in Virgo.
This may mark or signal a change in domestic or emotional
life. There may be a change in the home itself or there
may be changing circumstances connected with family members
or loved ones.