As Taurus season comes to a close, we're soaking up a few final days of rest and stillness before our social calendars fill up when the sun enters Gemini. Gemini season reminds us that connection is key and that we are oftentimes rewarded when we follow our curiosity. "Gemini energy is all about speeding things back up," Maria Marmanides, astrologer, tarot reader, and author of "The One Card Tarot Journal", tells POPSUGAR. "Energetically, we all feel more outgoing and social and are more prone to making plans and seeking out fun."
Marmanides explains that during Gemini season, there is an increased focus on our mind, adding that this time "can lead to impatience and a lack of a filter." If you're trying to avoid these pitfalls or looking to make the most of this exciting astrological time period, here's everything you need to know about Gemini season.
When Is Gemini Season?
In 2022, Gemini season begins on May 20 and lasts until June 20. (Depending on the year, the exact dates can vary slightly.) Gemini is ruled by the planet Mercury, which is the planet of communication. "[During Gemini season,] we're more quick-witted and fast-talking, which gives us a boost of social and mental capital," Marmanides says. Expect to embrace your inner student during this time, as you'll likely have an increased desire to absorb and exchange information. Gemini is a mutable sign that's flexible, open-minded, and adaptable, and it also signals shifts. Much like the qualities of the sign, Gemini season forces us to soak up the remainder of spring and brace ourselves for the arrival of the summer solstice.
Gemini Season: What to Expect in 2022
Gemini season is generally an extremely social season, but in 2022, this Gemini season invites us to slow down and reflect on our past. "Expect blasts from the past, and prepare to get social with old friends," Adama Sesay, astrologer and author of the upcoming "Black Moon Lilith Rising" book and oracle deck (tentative title and launch fall 2023), tells POPSUGAR.
Mercury retrograde in Gemini will also make its way into Gemini season. As Mercury takes a detour backward through the sign of Gemini, we may experience some bouts of miscommunication and technological issues. "There is also a new moon in Gemini on May 30," Sesay adds. "Power struggles around communication and confusion can ensue. It's important to practice patience during this time."
Just because everyone's favorite cosmic speed bump is set to arrive during Gemini season doesn't mean there aren't plenty of opportunities for living our best lives. "This Gemini season is about all the good F-words — fun, flirting, and, well, you know the other one — especially once Mars enters action-oriented Aries and Venus gets into sensual and sexy Taurus," Marmanides says. "Gemini season 2022 will start off with a bang thanks to a very special Mercury cazimi, which occurs when the sun and Mercury are exactly conjoined. During this time, manifestation and magic are extra potent, so if you have a wish, May 21 is the day to make it."
With all that being said, there's so much awaiting us during Gemini season! Here's how each zodiac sign can make the most of Gemini season and call in their very own special wish.
Aries (March 20-April 19)
This Gemini season is all about working your connections, Aries! The sun in Gemini activates your interest in staying busy and spending time with others. You may feel called to hone some of your skill sets or sign up for a class that's been of interest. Your mind is operating at top speed, and you can't absorb enough information. Make sure to plan a trivia night — we all know how much you love to win, and the stars are certainly on your side.
Carving out plenty of time for rest between your busy schedule is also a must. Mars, your planetary ruler, will remind you that if you overextend yourself this season, it will all catch up with you eventually. Honoring your rest cycle is key for a productive season. When Mars enters Aries on May 24, all eyes are on you. You'll feel a little more called to invest your time and energy on yourself.
Taurus (April 20-May 20)
Time to focus on your finances, Taurus! You had your season, and now it's time to get down to business. Gemini season reminds you to work hard so you can play hard. You may find yourself re-evaluating your budget, or perhaps you're considering a new job offer. With Mercury retrograde in Gemini, an unexpected bill or two may crop up. Make sure you're mindful of how much you're swiping your credit card.
An absolute cosmic blessing arrives on May 28 when Venus, your planetary ruler, sashays into your sign. When the planet of beauty and attraction moves through your sign, you're essentially irresistible. You're working with more charm and magnetism at this time, so don't be shy to ask for what you want. This is also a great time to get a haircut or a new tattoo.
Gemini (May 21-June 20)
With the sun moving through your sign, there is no better time than the present to focus on yourself and your personal goals. What are you ready to change? You've got the determination to follow through. Think of this as a cosmic boost — you are controlling the steering wheel of your life and get to decide how you want it to unfold. This is a reminder to sink deeper into your authenticity and what makes you unique.
Mercury, your planetary ruler, will be retrograde in Gemini and eventually backpedal into Taurus this Gemini season. You may find yourself in a more introspective mood than normal as you reflect deeper on your relationship dynamics of all sorts — from friends and family to lovers and coworkers. This is a chance to reassess so you can move forward with healthier boundaries. You may feel the outward pressure to socialize, but listen to your inner instincts if you're craving some solo time.
Cancer (June 21-July 22)
Gemini season reminds you of the importance of solitude. You may have wrapped up an important chapter of your life, or perhaps you're processing an emotional event. This period calls for extra rest, so you can integrate whatever lessons and experiences you've just been through. Tapping into tools like meditation and seeking out spiritual practices that support your well-being are incredibly cathartic during this season.
Your mood ebbs and flows with the moon, so the new moon in Gemini on May 30 will usher in a new start, while the full moon in Sagittarius on June 14 will have matters reaching a climax. Be sure to focus on your physical, mental, and spiritual health this Gemini season. Use this time to reinvent your daily routine to call in practices that will support you and your goals.
Leo (July 23-Aug. 22)
When the sun, the center of the solar system and your planetary ruler, struts through Gemini, you're invited to lean on your network. This is a cosmic time for connecting with others. Social events may lead to making contacts in your network who can help you achieve your hopes and dreams for the future.
Venus, a planet of blessings, will move through Taurus at the top of your birth chart. You're standing out in your field. It's likely that your career and reputation will receive a welcome boost. Don't slow down now, and say yes to any invite that lands in your DMs. It could lead to a life-changing opportunity.
Virgo (Aug. 23-Sept. 22)
When the sun moves through Gemini, you're feeling a tug of war between your public and private lives. You may find yourself in a more reflective state and asking questions when it comes to your career: Are you fulfilled? Is this truly your calling? Alternatively, you may finally receive some well-earned recognition and the promotion you've been waiting for. As matters at work pick up speed, so do responsibilities in your home and family life. Striking a balance between the two is critical.
Mercury, your planetary ruler, will retrograde in Gemini and Taurus, asking you to rethink your long-term vision and plans. What used to feel aligned may need a little updating. Spend time envisioning and crafting a future that would make your younger self so incredibly proud.
Libra (Sept. 23-Oct. 22)
As the sun moves through Gemini, Libra, you're ready to call more adventure into your life. Travel may be on your mind, and if you've been planning a trip for some time, you may finally just take a leap and book the ticket. For you, traveling goes hand in hand with gaining deeper wisdom.
Venus, your planetary ruler, will finish up moving through the area of your chart that brings relationships into focus. When Venus enters Taurus on May 28, prepare to enter unknown terrain that asks you to embrace your vulnerability. This is the perfect time to cultivate intimate connections with others.
Scorpio (Oct. 23-Nov. 21)
The thought of socializing and bouncing around from event to event may exhaust you, Scorpio. For you, Gemini season ushers in a period of processing. As the sun moves through Gemini, you'll adopt an introspective mindset, making you curious about exploring the inner workings of your psychological makeup. When you sit with your past pain and fears, you can regain your power. Working on yourself and also learning the lesson of asking others for support when you need it most are key.
Mars, your planetary ruler, enters headstrong Aries on May 24. Your to-do list may be piling up, and it can easily feel like you're overextending yourself. Make sure the energy you're investing in others is reciprocated. You deserve it.
Sagittarius (Nov. 22-Dec. 21)
Love is in the air, Sagittarius! It doesn't matter if you get a bad rap for being afraid of commitment — this Gemini season your focus is on your relationships. If you're in a partnership, things may be taking a more serious turn. With Mercury retrograde in Gemini, you may also hear from an ex or two or hash out some issues with your current partner.
Jupiter, your planetary ruler and the planet of luck and expansion, reminds you of your creativity. Your inner artist is ready to shine, and now is the time to pursue any passion projects you've put on the back burner.
Capricorn (Dec. 22-Jan. 19)
You're burning the candle at both ends, Capricorn! Gemini season can be exhausting for you, but it doesn't have to be! Your lesson this Gemini season is to strike a balance between your work life and your home life. This is also a reminder that when you focus on your health, all other areas of your life will flourish, too.
Consider testing out a new exercise routine or adopting daily journaling or meditation. Your health comes into focus, and this is an invitation to be proactive with it rather than reactive.
Aquarius (Jan. 20-Feb. 18)
It's time for a little more fun, Aquarius! Gemini season delivers a much-needed shift and an attitude adjustment. Your job is simple this Gemini season: make your inner child proud. Follow any creative whims or urges that light you up.
Reflect on hobbies or activities you enjoyed in your childhood, and commit to incorporating them into your life. Bust out the finger paints, or go shoot some hoops! This is also an incredibly creative and romantic time for you. If you find yourself wanting to date, now is a cosmically aligned time to swipe right or plan an extra special date night.
Pisces (Feb. 19-March 20)
Your psychic sensitives are heightened, Pisces, but when are they not? Gemini season adds an extra dose of insight to your ethereal presence. You may feel like an energetic sponge, absorbing others' energies left and right. It's important to prioritize your solo time and set hard boundaries when necessary. Matters within your home and family may also be picking up steam — perhaps you're moving, getting a new roommate, or considering moving in with a special someone. Home renovations and family reunions can also be taking place.
Jupiter, your planetary ruler, brings a dose of luck to the financial sector of your birth chart. This is a rare cosmic event that hasn't happened for 12 years. Your manifesting powers are at an all-time high. Don't be afraid to make a wish. Jupiter is the planet of luck, after all.