Ruled by Mercury -- the wing-footed messenger god -- airy Gemini is the connector and communicator, circulating ideas and information. Whether you're a Gemini, a fellow Air sign like Libra or Aquarius or one of the nine other zodiac signs, you'll definitely feel this fast-paced, flirty influence as it gets lit up by the Sun!
The Sun's visit to the sign of the Twins inspires your curiosity about the people and places around you, and opens your mind to new perspectives and possibilities. The challenge is to extend yourself without losing focus, scattering your energy and overtaxing your mind.
Luckily, we just came out of a slow period of relaxation in earthy Taurus, which means we'll be rested and ready to enjoy Gemini's famously speedy pace. Absorb this Air sign's energy and allow it to inspire you to launch a new project or commit to a long-term plan.
Do you know any Geminis? You can get a good idea of how they'll be affected by reading Real Life Astrology: Gemini by Maria Desimone.
Find out what the Gemini Sun means for your zodiac sign:
Aries (March 21 - April 19)
In your 3rd House of Learning, the Sun stirs your desire to explore a new subject or acquire a new skill. Take time to define your priorities and consider what information you really need to move toward your long-term goals -- with your key planet, action-loving Mars, moving direct, and Mercury inspiring us to move forward, it's time to get the education you need to fulfill a dream or community project you want to launch.
Taurus (April 20 - May 20)
The Sun in your 2nd House of Finances invites you to explore new sources of income and focus on building your base of security. Seek out different perspectives on money management and prosperity consciousness by talking with friends, taking a class or reading a book or blog. You should feel the push to think big, and Gemini's bold influence can inspire you to take calculated risks to follow your inspiration!
Gemini (May 21 - June 20)
Happy Birthday, Gemini! The return of the Sun to your 1st House of Self represents a time of personal renewal and new beginnings. Pay special attention to what inspires you, and commit to freeing up more space for pursuing your passions. During your birthday month, give yourself permission to make a change, reinvention or total transformation!
Cancer (June 21 - July 22)
The Sun slips into your 12th House of Endings, marking the close of your personal yearly cycle -- a time for resting, retreating and regenerating. Take time to reflect on what you've created, and pay attention to your dreams for clues about the new vision that wants to come forward. Explore your thoughts on deeper levels of intimacy and see what kind of roadblocks you may have to clear in order to receive love and support from others.
Leo (July 23 - Aug. 22)
In your 11th House of Groups and Friends, the Gemini Sun stimulates your social life and signifies an auspicious time for networking. Reaching out and connecting with your community feeds your vitality and attracts support for reaching your goals. You may form tighter bonds -- or even begin new friendships -- that will ultimately allow you to achieve your dream job or go full-force after a project you've wanted to launch.
Virgo (Aug. 23 - Sept. 22)
The Sun in your 10th House of Career calls for taking concrete steps toward reaching your goals. Projects that involve marketing, sales, writing and teaching are especially favored as your fellow Mercury-ruled sign, Gemini, is highlighted. Think of any bad habits you may have, especially things like lifestyle and finances. Work through these so you can achieve more worldly ambitions!
Libra (Sept. 23 - Oct. 22)
In your 9th House of Expansion, the Sun stirs up your desire to step outside your comfort zone and explore new territory. Unplug from the busyness of daily life to travel, meditate and get a higher perspective on ordinary reality. The Sun in Gemini challenges you to set boundaries so you can free up your time and have more fun!
Scorpio (Oct. 23 - Nov. 21)
The Sun shines on your 8th House of Intimacy, inspiring you to connect more deeply and improve communications with a significant other. Be willing to share more of your inner world with your partner, and make a point of inquiring about their needs and feelings. With Gemini's flirty influence, you may find that the "work" of making your relationship strong can give way to new heights of passion for both of you -- no good deed will go unrewarded.
Sagittarius (Nov. 22 - Dec. 21)
The Sun in your 7th House of Partnership enlivens your significant relationships and suggests a favorable period for cooperation, collaboration and negotiation. If you're single and looking, use good judgment about the person you might want to pursue. Really think hard about whether a new partnership will be a benefit to you, or simply a distraction. Only take steps that will improve your self-esteem!
Capricorn (Dec. 22 - Jan. 19)
Lighting up your 6th House of Everyday Routines, the Gemini Sun inspires new ideas about how to become more efficient, effective and organized in your daily life. This is also a favorable time for seeking out different perspectives on health care and making changes in diet and exercise that improve your well-being. Gemini's innovative influence can also allow you to do a couple "thought experiments" that may land you with a brilliant, wealth-expanding business plan.
Aquarius (Jan. 20 - Feb. 18)
The Sun sets off sparks in your 5th House of Romance -- a time for revitalizing your relationship by demonstrating your love. If you're seeking a new partner, make a point of going out to social events and participating in fun activities to enhance the potential for meeting someone special. Otherwise, take on Gemini's ability to relate to nearly anyone and use it to better merge with your lover.
Pisces (Feb. 19 - March 20)
In your 4th House of Foundations, the Sun draws you inward to focus attention on your home, family and emotional realm. Get in touch with what you need to feel secure and supported, and communicate your needs to your family, housemates and close friends -- chatty Gemini will help you form words out of your often-abstract thoughts. Pay special attention to how you can move forward, letting old wounds heal and fighting your urge to flee from intimacy.