Mercury in Gemini: Embracing Clear Skies Within Our Minds

May 10, 2020

Mercury enters Gemini on May 11, 2020 at 2:58 p.m. and will leave Gemini to enter Cancer on May 28, 2020 on 11:09 a.m. pacific Time.

One of the most wonderful times of 2020 for mental clarity has arrived as Mercury enters one of its favorite astrological homes: the curious and communicative zodiac sign of Gemini. In a year filled with so much change—creating confusion on both a personal and global scale—this transit will feel like a breath of fresh air. While many of our titan planets will be going retrograde this Spring and throughout the year to come, our minds will be ready to move quickly at this time. Embracing this short but delightful transit is a must, as Mercury will be going retrograde in June and July. 

Mercury in Gemini Meaning & Effects             

As Mercury enters Gemini, our celestial messenger feels a jolt of electricity because it is the natural ruler of this air sign. When Mercury resides here, his greatest powers are unlocked to us, regardless of our sign. Our words and minds are active and energized, and we will be highly communicative in all ways—both in person and digitally. 
Socializing will also be especially favored as our curiosity about the world and other people grows. And while we may not be interested in gaining deep knowledge, we will want to know a little bit about everything. On one hand, this can lead us to expand our interests, but on the other, it can make us less focused, restless, and distracted. 
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One of the best assets of Mercury in Gemini is our ability to engage rapidly—aiding us in discussions, agreements, and negotiations. Wordplays and witty exchanges will bring us more pleasure at this time, as well as short-distance travel to areas nearby. 

Gemini is the first air sign of the zodiac and brings our attention to how we relate to the immediate world and the people around us. Networking and improving communication in our relationships will be favorable now. Establishing an intellectual rapport in both, personal and professional connections, should also come much more easily when we are direct and forthright. 

However, integrity and honesty are crucial during this time because Mercury in Gemini likes to “talk the talk”—and sometimes will weave a masterful presentation that isn’t fully backed up by the truth. The shadow side of Mercury in Gemini reveals that some people could be tempted to lie, gossip, distract, or deceive. While we can certainly use this auspicious time to communicate strategically, we must be sure we’re not getting too far ahead of ourselves. 
Upon entering Gemini on May 11, Mercury forms a fortunate trine with both the moon and Saturn in Aquarius. This brings a grounded and realistic approach to our thoughts and communications, when business and contracts could go quite well. 

While the moon’s square with Mercury on May 15 could bring tense emotional disagreements or moodiness, clear skies once again return as the moon in Taurus forms a delightful sextile with Mercury on May 18.  
May 22 is an interesting day as Mercury blends its magic by forming a conjunction with Venus in Gemini. This is a romantic and social vibration, making it an ideal time to communicate our feelings—especially if those feeling are love-related. 

Because Venus has recently turned retrograde, some of us could be thinking about reconnecting with someone from the past or receive a sentimental message from someone we once knew. However, because Mercury is also squaring Neptune at the time, we could be feeling confusion as well. Some messages may have ulterior motives and some people may not be thinking clearly. However, because of the powerful conjunction of Mercury and Venus, this will likely overpower the ephemeral Neptunian influence. 

Finally, with the moon conjunct Mercury on May 23, we can expect our emotional sensitivity to be heightened within our mental awareness. From there, our cosmic messenger continues to parade on before it leaves Gemini behind to swim within Cancerian seas on May 28

How Will Mercury in Gemini Affect Your Zodiac Sign?

-Most beneficial for Gemini, Libra, Aquarius, Aries.

-Most intense for Gemini, Leo, Sagittarius.

-Most challenging for Cancer, Virgo, Sagittarius, Pisces.

Mercury in Gemini 2020—Astrological Aspects

May 11 – Mercury enters Gemini

May 12 – Moon in Aquarius trine Mercury in Gemini

May 12 – Mercury in Gemini trine Saturn in Aquarius

May 15 – Moon in Pisces square Mercury in Gemini

May 18 – Moon in Aries sextile Mercury in Gemini

May 22 – Mercury conjunct Venus in Gemini

May 22 – Mercury in Gemini square Neptune in Pisces

May 24 – Moon conjunct Mercury in Gemini

May 28 – Mercury enters Cancer