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 individuals.
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
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 sense.
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 30th.
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 different people.
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
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 your health.
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
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 break.
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.