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"How Do You Do… Again?"

The next two months are an active time for communications and contractual / relationship matters. Venus turns retrograde in Gemini and there will be two Gemini eclipses. Gemini is a sign of communication, curiosity and gossip. It encourages us to remain open- minded and inquisitive about all of life, and matters of the heart. Gemini energy is fun, lively, flirty, and loves to experience variety. Venus is considered the planet most associated with our values and desires, particularly in relationship to another. With Venus in Gemini, we want to "talk things out" and that helps us to understand things from all points of view. Venus in Gemini is in search for its significant "Other" half. Gemini is the sign of the twins and Venus here needs a loving and empowering partner - personally or in business.

When a planet presents as retrograde, we journey inwards to reflect, revise, and review. Under a Venus retrograde we examine the last eighteen months and our part in the themes under Venus's domain. People we have unfinished affairs with may re-surface in our lives. We must take a closer look at intimacy, giving, receiving, and values. We may or may not like what is being revealed. Though with more information we can make proper decisions and take actions where necessary. With Venus in Gemini, we may have to stop being so indecisive and sitting on the fence and take charge to make a real change in our lives. But first under the retrograde phase you have to examine and dig deeply to find out the facts. What's really going on?

Words spoken can have lasting ramifications. Our words reflect our perceptions, beliefs, and where our mind consistently tracks. Words have power, especially now when the planets move through the sign of the 'bard' or 'wordsmith' Gemini. What you're saying (or not) must uphold high standards of integrity. The tendency is to want to project desires and deficits onto others, making them responsible for our happiness and peace of mind (or lack of). This isn't about someone else-this is about YOU and how you think, what you think, why you think it, and how that affects your principals. This will be the point of everything you encounter in the months ahead. Perception is based on mental habituation and that creates the reality we experience. We need to keep an objective point of view to receive the truth or higher messages during this transit of Venus.

With Venus also strongly affecting the work sector, through its rulership of Saturn in Libra, there can be problems which arise from some lack of understanding or other missing pieces of (Gemini) information which are now causing your (Gemini) choices and (Saturn) efforts to go all awry or even fail. In juxtaposition, new insights and information can move things in a positive direction not previously thought possible. With transiting Saturn in Libra retrograde (until late June) we must be responsible for our choices in partnering up with others. It is time to be mature and wise in our decision-making process so we can experience fulfilling and healthy relationships in all area of our lives.

A Solar Eclipse occurs on May 20, 2012 at 0 degrees and 21 minutes of Gemini, affecting people born with personal planets and points at approximately 25 to 30 degrees of the Fixed signs (Taurus, Leo, Scorpio, and Aquarius) and approximately 0 to 5 degrees of the Mutable signs (Gemini, Virgo, Sagittarius, and Pisces) most significantly.

A Lunar Eclipse occurs on June 4, 2012 at 14 degrees and 14 minutes of Sagittarius and Gemini, affecting people born with personal planets and points at approximately 9 to 19 degrees of the Mutable signs (Gemini, Virgo, Sagittarius, and Pisces) most significantly.

"In life, you can never do a kindness too soon because you never know how soon it will be too late."
-Ralph Waldo Emerson