Gemini (May 21 to June 21)
This Spring and Summer, you will be honing your skills in communication, an area you excel in. The fun part about what you will be doing is that you will be learning to master a new area within your field and extending your influence. For example, you have always written books; your bestseller may bring an option on a movie. Or, if you are a popular columnist, you may be asked to host your own TV or radio show. If you write a blog, you may be invited to write a monthly column in a high-profile consumer-fashion magazine.
You will also likely be traveling more than usual, to both near and far locations, from now until mid-August, as Jupiter, based in your third house, will see to it that you do. You may want to stock up on your favorite beauty and makeup essentials in small, packable sizes and to keep them in your suitcase. Venus will tour your sign the only time this year from April 11 to May 7, the ideal time to see about updating your look.
From May 11 to June 24, you will have Mars in Gemini for the first time in two years, a time your profile will be very high. Venus will retrograde from June 25 to Sept. 9, so make sure you make all your fashion and beauty selections before that happens. Mercury, the planet that rules Gemini, will be in retrograde in the middle of your Mars transit, from May 18 to June 19, so avoid making big-ticket purchases at that time, as your judgment will be off — later you will wonder what you were thinking when you made the purchase.
Gemini rules the hands, wrists, arms, and shoulders, including the clavicle bones. Sleeveless dresses prevail this season, so this is your moment to get your arms in enviable shape. When out in the evening and wearing strapless, dust a shimmery highlighter over your clavicle bones and cheekbones to your face.
It's also time to take very good care of your hands. You will be using them quite a bit. So, even though it's Summer, you may want to get into the luxurious habit of paraffin manicures. The heat of the wax will soothe your hands and banish any stiffness you have from being on the keyboard. You may not be aware of how stiff your fingers are until the paraffin melts them away.
Did you know when you go to the circus and the man in the sideshow booth offers to guess your age, he glances first at your hands to estimate your age? Hands are one of the neglected parts of many women's bodies, and as a Gemini, you use your hands more than the rest of us. If you have hangnails, ask your manicurist not to cut the cuticle but rather to push it back with apricot oil. Saturn, the teacher planet, currently touring your sixth house of health, rules your cuticles. Experts believe your nail cuticle, ruled by Saturn, if torn, can be the entryway for bacteria, so it's important to keep it in fine condition. Some hand care creams come bundled with a host of benefits, including an SPF, UV protection, special emollients, and cuticle cream. Saturn rules cuticles, and this planet is touring your health sector, so it's a good time to pay special attention to them.
In terms of makeup, Gemini is an air sign that avidly reads about all the current fashion trends. When you see a new runway makeup look you like, you are enthusiastic about trying it. All news is ruled by Mercury, and this explains why you read so much and watch TV beauty segments on the news. (Mercury also rules advertising, and you clearly enjoy some of the ads, too.) Vow to find at least one beauty news item to act on as you finish reading each fashion magazine, either through an editorial or advertisement. You are spending valuable time reading those magazines — this way you can be sure at least one idea had an impact on your looks.
Of all the signs, you are fortunate, for Gemini is tied to the myth of Pan, and that means you are the one sign that looks younger than your years your entire life. Part of the reason is that you tend to eat right and follow up-to-the-minute skin care advances. You are also ever curious about the world around you. Gemini stays hip in sprit, including your youthful approach to fashion and beauty. You fidget a lot, so chances are that you have stayed thin, for you are always on the move. Socially, if you think about it, you probably have many friends who are younger than you because you are drawn to the interesting projects your younger friends are working on, and they inspire you.
In terms of colors, your sign is linked to yellow — be it bright and sunny or a pale hue. This year, yellow is coming in strong as a trend for Spring and Summer, and among the many tones, you can find one will be madly flattering for you. For makeup, use peachy shades to add a flush to your cheeks and lips. Yours is an intellectual sign that's always on the go, and yellow is so right for you. It's the color of yellow legal pads, pencils, taxicabs, and the orange juice you drink to be alert in the morning. The tourmaline is your gem, which comes in a rainbow of stunning colors. The canary-yellow diamond seems especially fitting for you in 2015, as does the changeable, beautiful Alexandrite.
Citrine is considered a gemstone of communication for this stone is said to promote the flow of energy in speaking, writing, editing, negotiating —talents that all belong to Gemini. It is easy to see how perfectly the citrine is suited to Gemini. You are known to be the master communicator of the zodiac, whether in writing, speaking, editing, or doing research, publicity, public relations, marketing negotiation, and sales. In ancient days, it is widely know that merchants put a citrine in a cash box to make profits multiply. Another saying goes that if you want to project a dynamic positive image in communications, wear the citrine quartz.
It's interesting that quartz (citrine is part of the quartz family) used to be in modern communication devices such as the television, radio, and the telephone, so it is no wonder the citrine is Gemini's lucky stone. (Quartz crystal wafers were used to control the frequencies of oscillating electric circuits in quartz watches and radio transmitters. They are also used to convert electric signals into sound waves in devices such as sonar and ultrasonic generators — all areas ruled by Gemini. There were other uses, but these are a few examples of the qualities of this remarkable gem.)
As a Gemini, you are an eternally curious, intellectual sign, and always open to new ideas — the citrine will simply underscore all these qualities in you and allow them to blossom further. This stone is said to be able to protect you from the negative energy from people who drain you, and will promote clear, sound understanding and reasoning. Citrine is also said to strengthen your determination, balance, and vitality. It is one of the very few stones that is said to be self-cleansing and does not hold in any negative energy, so it does not have to be cleaned regularly. For so many reasons, citrine is the perfect stone for Gemini.
For fragrance, try pink grapefruit (Henri Bendel), and other fragrances with a light, spirited citrus undertone would be ideal for you. Another scent that Gemini adores is Vetiver (Bulgari and Fresh Zodiac oval soap), for it has a soothing effect on Gemini.
Saturn will oppose your sun until mid-June if you are a May-born Gemini, so responsibilities will mount. If you are finding you have a stressful day, try lavender. If you were especially romantic, lily of the valley (Ralph Lauren Romance) or lilac would be a charming selection for you.