Gemini Season
by Crystal Kearns

Say hello to Gemini season as we welcome the first air sign of the zodiac calendar!

After Taurus’ season of familiarity and ease, it’s time to shake it up with a little fun. From May 21st to June 20th, life starts to pick up its pace after a few weeks of comfort and content. This means something different for each sign— for an air sign (Gemini, Libra, Aquarius), you’re ready to take on what needs taking on. The rest of the signs, however, may be taking on what they need to with a little less fervor as they try and keep up.

Don’t let this scare you, though. Mercury rules Gemini and is on our side this coming season to help us out. Mercury is retrograde from May 10th to June 2nd, and while Mercury Retrograde doesn’t have the best reputation, this period will bring your attention to things from the past; things that may have ended unfinished. Use this season’s burst of energy to focus on those, whatever they may be for you. 

Gemini is one of three air signs, alongside Libra and Aquarius. Air signs have a reputation for being cheerful, social, and free-spirited, but are often underestimated for how analytical and clever they really are. Each sign is known for their own unique attributes, but among all four elements, air signs share the common traits of creativity and wit. When looking for adventure, look for an air sign.

Mercury is the Roman god of commerce (his Greek parallel is Hermes). As we look into the way that this god served his people, we can understand why Gemini’s always seem to have that extra pep in both their step and their personalities. As the god of commerce, translators, and interpreters, Mercury, in astrology, represents communication and adaptability. Alongside Gemini, Mercury also rules Virgo.

Peppermint, Skullcap, and Sage are great herbs for a Gemini. Peppermint is a well-known herb remedy for focusing all the thoughts in your head and relieving any tension— peppermint essential oil is a great, accessible option. Skullcap has similar calming yet centering effects, sage is a natural cleanser with antioxidizing qualities!

This Gemini season we are celebrating a couple holidays, Father’s Day and Juneteenth, which both fall on June 19th. On the last day of the season, June 21st, we celebrate midsummer as we say goodbye to spring and welcome the warmth and light of the summer solstice!

Some Geminis you may know are Stevie Nicks (May 26th), Marilyn Monroe (June 1st), Angelina Jolie (June 4th), Judy Garland (June 10th), and everyone’s favorite twins, Mary-Kate and Ashley Olsen (June 13th)!

Happy Gemini season!

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