While Mercury was transiting Taurus, our thought processes were relatively slow and cautious, and there was a lot of focus on long-term planning. Now that Mercury is transiting Gemini, however, everything has speeded up considerably – now we are thinking quickly, talking quickly, and not being too bothered whether what we say is actually true or not!
Mercury in astrology rules communication and mental processes, and Gemini energy is fast-moving, curious, intellectual, and communicative. In fact, “mercurial” is a good way to describe Gemini, and Mercury, of course, is Gemini’s ruling planet. A transit of Mercury through Gemini, then, is extremely Gemini-like in nature – expect the vibe to be chatty, sociable, light-hearted, flirtatious, and not particularly deep.
Gemini energy in astrology is impulsive and doesn’t care much for pre-planning, so during this transit, making fast decisions tends to work out better than spending ages over-thinking something. Gemini energy is also highly rational, so try to put emotions to one side and consider the issue solely based on the facts. The low emotional level of the Mercury in Gemini transit can be a blessing to people facing emotionally difficult situations, as it will be easier to maintain control over your feelings.
A restless curiosity is a hallmark of Gemini as a zodiac sign in astrology, and that’s very true for the Mercury in Gemini transit too. This is an excellent period for learning or studying, and it’s very easy to get carried away with interesting research or an oddball news story – and before you know it, you’ve uncovered a whole lot of information you can’t believe you didn’t know beforehand!
Mercury always helps us to give a good account of ourselves, so Mercury transiting Gemini is traditionally a good time for job interviews or for seeking a promotion – or even election. We can tell very persuasive stories at this time, and the advertising and marketing industries tend to benefit well from that.
Gemini has a very youthful energy, and when Mercury is in Gemini, we can expect a youthful vibe overall. However, this energy also works well across the generations, so this transit is wonderful for helping grandparents and grandchildren get the most from one another’s company. Within families in general, the emphasis is on play and fun, so crack out the traditional board games or challenge each other to some word puzzles.
Because Gemini energy is quite fickle, however, sincerity is not always as easy to find as it might be when Mercury transits Gemini. Everyone is friendly, saying and doing the right thing, but it’s all just a little bit superficial. Lots of lovely small talk, but very little emotional substance beneath it. In love, especially, it’s important to try harder to be sincere and thoughtful during this transit.
Mercury in Gemini rules the media, and social media too. During this transit, it’s very tempting to over-share somewhat, as communication is in overdrive. Issues of privacy tend to be disregarded, so do be careful how much you choose to put out there. Don’t necessarily expect other people to keep your secrets either – it can be very hard to resist the urge to kiss and tell when Mercury transits Gemini.
How Does Mercury in Gemini Affect Each Zodiac Sign?
Aries Sun Sign (Aries Dates: March 20 – April 19)
Aries, your communication skills get a huge boost from this Mercury transit, which covers your communication zone. What you say now will be widely heard, Aries, so make sure you’re saying something worthwhile – and above all, true.
Taurus Sun Sign (Taurus Dates: April 20 – May 20)
Taurus, Mercury transits your finance zone, so it’s a great time to give careful thought to your budget and your bank balance. Avoid impulse buying, Taurus, and try to get expert advice when you need it – there’s a temptation here to think that you know it all.
Gemini Sun Sign (Gemini Dates: May 21 – June 20)
Gemini, with Mercury, your ruling planet, transiting your own sign, you’re in your element – this is a fantastic time to show off your very Gemini-like skills, especially at work. Go all out for a promotion or a new job, because you have so much to offer right now.
Cancer Sun Sign (Cancer Dates: June 21 – July 21)
Cancer, Mercury transits your spiritual zone, so this is a very good time for reading and learning more about your own spirituality. Automatic writing is a possibility now too, and you should pay careful attention to the possible meanings of your dreams.
Leo Sun Sign (Leo Dates: July 22 – August 22)
With Mercury in your social zone, this is the ideal time, Leo, to make new friends. Be aware, however, that some of this is very superficial. Relationships begun now may not stand the test of time, but you can help them work by being more sincere.
Virgo Sun Sign (Virgo Dates: August 23 – September 22)
Virgo, Mercury transits your ambitions zone, so you should be able to get recognition at work, especially for your creative or communication talents. This is a good time, Virgo, to argue your case for more responsibility or greater freedom at work.
Libra Sun Sign (Libra Dates: September 23 – October 22)
Libra, Mercury transits your higher education zone, making this the ideal time to undertake a new study course or qualification of some kind. You should find studying easy and pleasant now, and your memory is improved too, which is great for exams or tests.
Scorpio Sun Sign (Scorpio Dates: October 23 – November 21)
Scorpio, with Mercury transiting your psychological zone, this is a good time for self-understanding, self-analysis, and self-hypnosis. Learn more about what makes you tick – turn that formidable laser onto yourself, for a change, instead of watching others.
Sagittarius Sun Sign (Sagittarius Dates: November 22 – December 20)
Sagittarius, Mercury transits your love zone now, making it easy to say the right thing to your sweetheart at the right time. Do be careful that you’re not just going through the motions, however. Focus on sincerity and authenticity – your lover deserves no less.
Capricorn Sun Sign (Capricorn Dates: December 21 – January 19)
Capricorn, with Mercury now transiting your health zone, it’s a very good time to engage in talk therapy, stress relief practices, or meditation. Anything that calms your mind and allows you to talk over your worries has to be a good thing.
Aquarius Sun Sign (Aquarius Dates: January 20 – February 17)
Aquarius, Mercury transits your creative zone now, so if you’re a writer or an artist you can expect the ideas to flow thick and fast. Note, however, that this is not a great time for risk-taking. You may think you’ve analyzed the situation logically, but you’re missing a trick.
Pisces Sun Sign (Pisces Dates: February 18 – March 19)
Pisces, with Mercury transiting your family zone, this is a good time for making solid real estate decisions, or for getting back in touch with family members from the distant past. Everything connected to the home and family is well-starred, and you’ll enjoy entertaining at this time too.
*Note: The exact date and time Mercury enters Gemini will differ depending on your timezone. This planet update was published the day before Mercury entered Gemini in Eastern Standard Time (EST) in the year 2020, which was May 11, 2020 @ 17:58.