August 2016 Horoscopes: Gemini

MAY 21 – JUNE 20

By: Amelia Quint

Under the Leo New Moon on August 2, you’re in your element. Lady Luna lights your communication zone, revving up your formidable wit with a new idea or opportunity to show off your talents. It’s an excellent moon for writers or anyone else who needs a publicity boost. It’s supported by pragmatic Saturn in your partnership sector, so it could be a joint venture. Alternate scenario? You meet or bond with a friend who’s more like a soulmate.

This month’s Full Moon on August 18 is extra special: it’s a lunar eclipse. Eclipses are superpowered celestial events, the effects of which will ripple out for weeks, and even months to come. This one is in Aquarius, the sign of friends, groups, and visionaries. In your horoscope, Aquarius is your personal philosophy, and this moon will show you how well (or not) that has been working for you. Is it time for a change? The Full Moon is getting good vibes from Uranus in your friendship zone, so again, you’re learning how you relate to your tribe.

It’s that time again: on August 30, your ruling planet Mercury starts his retrograde phase. He’ll appear to be moving backwards in the sky until September 22, during which he’ll play tricks on your tech devices and communication with others. Because Gemini is ruled by Mercury, you’re more susceptible to these sorts of malfunctions. Two rules of thumb? Don’t sign contracts if you don’t absolutely have to, and don’t buy any new devices. Still, at the end of the day, the show must go on.

Throughout this time Mercury will be in Virgo, your highly private fourth house. Expect general irritation with your home or family. Your emotions could be wild too, but remember that it’s temporary and try to stay the course. Mercury retrograde may be annoying, but it’s rarely life-altering.

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