As the Sun enters Gemini this weekend so we will also see (if it’s not too cloudy!) and feel the power of a Full Moon in Sagittarius. The signs of Gemini and Sagittarius are opposing each other on the zodiac circle but you’ve heard the expression “opposites attract”!The Full Moon signals the time to bring any projects started at the time of the new moon to fruition, overcoming any obstacles and focusing on an end result. Sagittarius is ruled by the fantastically generous planet Jupiter which is where luck and optimism are to be found. But we need to be careful not to overindulge or be wasteful in our endeavours. Also, we need to be aware of taking care of ourselves at this time and not to live life constantly at break-neck speed, burning the candle at both ends.

Mercury, the ruling planet of Gemini, comes out of its retrograde position on Sunday 22nd May much to the relief of all Geminians and Virgoans out there who are ruled by this planet and anyone who has a Gemini or Virgo Moon or Ascendant sign. Every one of us will feel things going forward again with communications, transportation and negotiations going a lot more smoothly. Hopefully, you will have benefitted from some times of reflection during Mercury’s mischievous period – thinking outside of the box and finding ways to do things differently. This is how to use this energy positively rather than fighting it and becoming tremendously frustrated.

On Tuesday 24th May Venus enters the sign of Gemini. Venus is the ruling planet of Taurus and Libra and influences relationships, harmony and balance. It also influences the way we manage our money through good stewardship. Venus will help with the desire to cooperate and relate to others in a harmonious way and to use money and resources wisely.

On the other side of the scale, opposing Venus, is Mars which moves into a retrograde position in the sign of Scorpio on Friday, 27th May where it will stay until it goes direct again (forward) on 29th June. Mars which rules the zodiac signs Aries and Scorpio (traditional ruler) is all about connecting to and finding our ability to drive and assert ourselves. In a negative position it raises anger issues and in the sign of Scorpio this will be felt intensely, so expect some fireworks in the coming weeks as rivals get into heated spats! The answer is to learn to manage ones anger and frustration and to find alternative ways to get your message across without resorting to physical or mental negativity. The planets and stars teach us many things – if we understand their influence we can make our lives a great deal better.