Gems of Gemini
Day-to-day events take on a new spirit of levity as Mercury skips into the colorful realm of the twins tonight. Speedy Mercury makes an extended stay in Gemini (including a retrograde period from May 18 to June 11), and won’t enter Cancer until July 8th. When Mercury is in an air sign, there’s a lively swirling of ideas, impressions and social curiosity, collecting info from all angles, and dispersing wit and insights.
We’re more attracted to wordplays and puns now, we’ll have an instinct for lightening things up with humor, and let’s not forget the subtle art of seduction! Whether we’re “out there” in the dating world or happily attached, expressive Mercury lights up another one of Gemini’s awesome traits, pure charm! This Mercury always has a new fascination to share, but can prefer to skim the surface rather than plunge the depths of an interest. It’s too easy to load up on mental junk food during this transit, since it’s all about following bright, shiny fascinations!
The mind is wowed by all that’s out there to know, and people to meet. Quick-witted and eclectic Mercury in social butterfly Gemini loves to tap into the minds of others, and exchange ideas through conversation. We won’t even be fully aware of the boost we’re giving others (and ourselves) just by participating, chatting, communicating, and staying socially active. A kind word or taking a genuine interest in the life of another person goes a very long way now.
This will be a highly Neptunian Mercury transit (Mercury in Gemini will be within range of a square aspect to Neptune in Pisces for two full months); this indicates openings to otherworldly insights, communication and communion with the divine, and increased intuitive abilities (water signs may feel downright psychic!)