Gemini Monthly Horoscope

Yasmin Boland

Astrology Expert

GEMINI

Welcome to the last month of the year!

No one can deny you did it tough for a few years, especially but not only when it came to love specifically and relationships in general. But now your luck really has changed. Aiding and abetting last month’s arrival of lucky Jupiter in your Partnership Zone is this month’s New Moon. Decide that you are going to have a happier personal life.

Mercury’s movements

The month starts with Mercury retrograding back into Scorpio

As regular readers will know, Mercury retrograde started on November 17. (It began the day after Venus retrograde finished!)

As November begins, Mercury is in the sign of Scorpio but on December 1, retrogrades further back into the previous sign of Sagittarius. So wherever you have Sagittarius in your chart (we all have all 12 signs of the zodiac in our chart) is where you are getting a second chance.

Then at the end of the first week, Mercury retrograde ends

Note that on December 7 (December 6 in the northern hemisphere) Mercury retrograde finally comes to an end, for this cycle. So that’s the good news for anyone who has been waiting for this cycle to conclude.

But not so fast! It’s important to allow a few days to pass before you start to consider Mercury retrograde well and truly over. In fact some purists say that Mercury retrograde isn’t over until Mercury has gone beyond the point where it was when it started to retrograde. In this case, that point is 13 Sadge. That actually won’t happen until Christmas Day! More about this next month.

Here is where Mercury is for you as the month opens.

Think about what it means for you on as deep a level as you can. (Read your Rising Sign if you know it, for even more accurate guidance). (If you don’t know your Rising Sign but you would like to, you can do your chart for free here)

Your Daily Work And Health Zone. It’s back to business for you. If you thought you were about to be allowed to lose yourself in fun and fantasy, it’s time to think again. As Mercury reverses through this part of your chart, you need to be looking hard at the way you’re spending your days. There is a lot of flexibility now so if there’s something you’re not happy with – an agreement, an arrangment, a routine – this is the time to speak up. You might be surprised at how willing others are to accommodate your needs and make the required changes, especially but not only at work. Since this part of your chart does relate to life around the office (or wherever you spend your days) do be careful to try to stay on top of your deadlines and daily duties. You might feel like you would rather be off daydreaming but now is the time to think of others more than you think of yourself. On the health front, now is the time to look at the routines you have in place to keep your body, mind and spirit in top form. If you know you’ve allowed yourself to lapse into bad habits, this is the time to reform and regroup. You will be very pleased you got in shape in a little while, as the Mercury reverse cycle ends and the focus shifts to your love life.

Remember that Mercury is the planet of the mind, so it’s time for you to have a last final think about something and then as the retrograde ends, allow some time to pass. Expect the info you need to make a decision to come to you – consciously create it.

In a completely different way, Venus also enters Scorpio.

Venus will be moving forwards as She moves into the sign of Scorpio. Venus is the Goddess of the skies. Venus is the feminine principle, in a different way than the Moon is all about the feminine. The third part of the trilogy in Black Moon Lilleth, but She’s another story.

Venus in Scorpio could be seen as “the angry beauty”. If you want to apply a Goddess energy, you couldn’t really go past Kali, the blue-faced, blood-thirsty and scary Goddess. Kali is Shakti in radiant warrior form.

On a more earthly level, Venus in Scorpio is a time when love can get down and dirty, in an underhand or a sexy way. Your call. Sort of depends on who you love, right?

Here’s where Venus in Scorpio is for you:

Venus is now moving through your sixth house of daily work and health routines. This is perhaps the least sexy of all the Venus transits BUT before you start feeling ripped off, be glad! Someone Else can take a back seat for a while as you use the coming four weeks to work on yourself body, mind and spirit. Venus loves to be pampered so she if you can book yourself in for a massage or day spa, if you like that kind of thing. If you’d rather Do It Yourself, book yourself in a night alone where you can give yourself a candlelit bubble bath, manicure and pedicure (and NO this doesn’t apply to women only!) Venus here is also good news for you at work – you should find yourself feeling more amiable around the office, and you can pretty much expect your colleagues and clients to notice and approve, too. (And good things happen when those around us like us more than usual!) Romance-wise, this is the time to address the practical matters, rather than aiming for a love and hearts and flowers situation.

Earlier this year, Venus went backwards – reversing as she does about once every 18 months. It’s all part of a new cycle which began at the last Venus retrograde in the sign of Aries 18 months before that.

Life goes in cycles! That’s on thing astrology teaches us.

There’s isn’t a lot happening the skies this month compared to recently. There have been so many big planetary changes affecting us all one way or another recently. Last month alone we had the move of lucky Jupiter into Sagittarius which is hopefully going to help deliver us all a happy silly season and into next year.

Where The Sun Is Shining

The next big planetary move of December is the Sun into the sign of Capricorn. You can think of the Sun as a sort of spotlight and whenever it changes signs, as it does once a month, it shines a spotlight on a different part of your chart. For example, it could be on your Love Zone or your Career Zone. Here’s where the spotlight is for you for December (and always is!)

Over the next four weeks, you can expect to feel a whole lot more in touch with your Inner Self. It’s a very good time to look at where you are going and what it is inside you that is leading you there. If you’re confused about why you have chosen your current path, this is the time to stop and think. You may soon be able to change directions. On a less ethereal note, this is also the time to have a look at your finances – what you owe, what you’re saving. Pay off as many debts as you can now – you will be very happy you did so in six months time, as the Sun moves into your other money box.

The Sun in Capricorn of course goes with the end of the year and covers Christmas Day. (If Jesus really was born on December 25, he was a Capricorn not a Pisces, as people often assume, since Pisces is the super-spiritual sign and the mystical last sign of the zodiac.)

And speaking of Christmas Day…

The lead up to Christmas is bound to be a bit weird. There is a strange Mercury square to Neptune which could mean some confusion around —- everything! Given the recent Mercury retrograde, it could be “mystery solved” for some people, but most likely it will just be oddness in the air, which thankfully clears before Christmas lunch, pretty much no matter where you live in the world.

We will be in the waning cycle of the Moon, which is more of a yin time. In the northern hemisphere, it will be time to hunker down during the dark months, in the southern hemisphere, time to unfurl from the year.

The good news is that the first planetary alignment after Christmas Day is between Venus and Pluto and it’s harmonious. So there will be deep love, passion, good hotness, deep pockets and let’s say it again, deep love, in the air this Christmas. Boxing Day parties should be fun!

Where’s the Moon?

The New Moon this month takes place in the middle of Sagittarius and on December 7. A New Moon is always a new start – a fresh slate – so here is where it’s happening for you (remember to read your Rising Sign if you know it!)

How’s your love life? There’s a New Moon in your Love Zone happening this month, which means you’re getting the chance to really reinvigorate your love life. If you’re single, this is the perfect time to draw a line under the past and to move on from your old loves, your old dreams and any old heart aches. If you’re attached, you probably already know about the importance of keeping your relationship fresh – and this New Moon brings in fresh energy, so have a think about some of the times you and your partner can do this month and over the coming month. Remember, some of the best things in life are free!

The Full Moon will take place on December 23, the day before Christmas Eve. Click here for the times around the world. As it’s the last Full Moon of the year it’s really the ULTIMATE month of the year to do your Full Moon forgiveness.

More and more people are talking about how it’s so important to acknowledge the Dark Side (and we are not talking Star Wars). It’s our shadow side that Freud and Jung spoke about. I can’t pretend to know about them but I do know that basically forgiveness is THE KEY.

Here’s the thing … forgiveness cuts right to the heart of any matter, of any upset or karmic anything. Because it’s all about karma. Once we forgive OURSELVES and other people, we are basically clearer conscious creators. If we don’t forgive ourselves, we feel we are “not good enough” or “not worth”. We are all learning lessons all the time. So use this mighty end of year Full Moon and forgive yourself and anyone you can, in all directions of time, as I sometimes say.

Here’s a short Forgiveness Formula from my book Moonology.

Read it to yourself or out loud, alone or with friends around the time of the Full Moon when your emotions will be really close to the surface.

On the night of the Full Moon…

‘Under the glorious Full Moon, I forgive everything, everyone, every experience, every memory of the past or present that needs forgiveness. I forgive positively everyone. I also forgive myself of past mistakes. The Universe is love, and I am forgiven and governed by love alone. Love is now adjusting my life. Realizing this, I abide in peace.’

It’s so important at the end of the year, to wrap things up as much as you can. Some people are able to go to sleep and forgive and get over it (mostly they seem to be men!) If you can’t, use this last Full Moon of the year to forgive someone one from your heart. Imagine them in your mind’s eye and send them loving pink mist. You can’t imagine how much this can help! Anyone who has upset you and of no one has upset you, just send love to friends and family in your mind’s eye and from your heart.

If you want to go the whole hog, do some writing:
– Journal about it
– Write about it on your own personal blog if you have one
– Post something on Facebook
– Write a “Letter to 2018” and say what you think
– Do a gratitude list

A gratitude list?

A gratitude list is a list of – you guessed it – everything you are grateful for from 2019. Still want more? If you are seriously about consciously creating your life in 2019, make a Wish List for 2019. Write down your top ten goals, personal and professional.

What to do with the list? You can burn the list, or read it out loud at midnight as the New Year comes in and keep it where you will see it throughout 2019. Your choice. There are no rights and wrongs. In theory you are less attached if you burn it but my logical brain loves to see the lists later, when so much of them has manifested!

Have a wonderful end of the year and if I may be permitted to remind you, I have created the most gorgeous little 2019 Moonology Diary. It’s written for Australian, the UK and USA – you can find out about it here.

Order before January 1 and you’ll get my New Moon Creative Visualisation meditation which you can listen to at every New Moon of 2019 and beyond!

Lastly, remember; forgiveness and gratitude. Put them on your New Year’s resolution list if you make one.

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