For the last several weeks, Mercury has been retrograde in Gemini. Once Mercury turns direct and starts to move forwards again, astrology suggests that each Sun sign will experience a subtle shift in Mercury’s energy, and in their own thoughts, logic and thinking patterns.
When Mercury was retrograde, we turned inwards, communicating internally instead of with each other or with the outside world. Mercury retrograde in Gemini is quite a private energy, devoid of the normal social instincts of this zodiac sign.
Now, however, the social elements of Gemini will return with a real buzz. Communications are unblocked, chat channels are open again, and it’s much easier to get our thoughts and our intentions across to others.
With Mercury now direct in Gemini, we can put what we learned during Mercury retrograde to good use. Most of us will have understood something about ourselves during the retrograde period – perhaps better understood our own motives and drives, even.
We can take that knowledge now and apply it moving forwards. If you’ve come to understand your motivations better, you’ll know better how to frame your goals and objectives so that you stand more chance of attaining them.
The downside is that you may also understand better how to wriggle out of your responsibilities or how to make excuses for yourself – ever the quicksilver energy, Mercury retrograde in Gemini can also be a little devious, and we may now use that deviousness in our everyday lives.
More likely, however, is that you will embrace Mercury direct in Gemini as the fresh start it can be. Many areas of life are likely to start moving again now, so frustration should minimize and there’s a fresh injection of enthusiasm for goals, projects, ambitions and dreams.
Above all, Mercury direct in Gemini brings back the interconnectedness we seek as a human species. Most of us are only comfortable with our own selves for a short while; before long we need to seek validation, friendship, contact and exchange with others. We’ve learned much from a brief period of solitude – but now it’s back to business as usual.
How Does Mercury Direct in Gemini Affect Each Zodiac Sign?
Each of the Sun signs will handle Mercury turning direct in Gemini slightly differently. This is very subtle energy, and unless Gemini and/or Mercury is prominent in your chart, it’s easily missed or easily confused with other astrological influences.
Mercury Turns Direct in Gemini for an Aries (Aries dates: March 20 – April 19)
Mercury turning direct is a boost to your learning or educational goals, so now is a very good time to catch up if you’ve fallen behind with any kind of studying. It’s also a good time to push ahead with research, or to sell your skills and abilities to a spellbound audience – your power of storytelling is exceptionally strong now and you can use that for good.
Mercury Turns Direct in Gemini for a Taurus (Taurus dates: April 20 – May 20)
The last couple of weeks have probably felt chaotic, financially, but now your sense of logic and perspective is returning. As Mercury turns direct, it’s a very good time to re-think your budget and spending habits. This is also a healthy time to re-affirm your values and principles. Think about what you hold dear and be prepared to speak up or stand up for it.
Mercury Turns Direct in Gemini for a Gemini (Gemini dates: May 21 – June 20)
Enduring Mercury retrograde in your own sign has dented your self-confidence somewhat, so you will be relieved to sense things moving forwards again. It’s a good time to get back in touch with old friends or to reach out and make new ones. You’re at your lively, sociable best when your ruling planet is behaving itself, so make the most of this fresh injection of energy.
Mercury Turns Direct in Gemini for a Cancer (Cancer dates: June 21 – July 21)
You will have enjoyed the Mercury retrograde period as a time of peace, reflection, meditation and solitude. You’re probably less keen to sense the energy picking up pace again now – but it’s perfectly possible for you to retain your inner peace by simply creating a sanctuary for yourself. Be firm with your boundaries and over how much time you allow other people to take from you.
Mercury Turns Direct in Gemini for a Leo (Leo dates: July 22 – August 21)
Get back into the social mix as quickly as you can. You’ve missed being around other people, in whatever format, and you’re very keen to get chatting and socializing again. Be careful however that you don’t dismiss your own company. You have far more to offer yourself than you realize.
Mercury Turns Direct in Gemini for a Virgo (Virgo dates: August 22 – September 21)
You may feel that your career progress stalled for a few weeks during Mercury retrograde – but it’s full steam ahead again now. Use what you learned about yourself during the retrograde period to fuel your ambitions now. If you think you may need a change of direction, astrology suggests that the time is ripe for choosing a brand-new path. Just because you began this journey, you do not have to stay on the same route or head to the same destination.
Mercury Turns Direct in Gemini for a Libra (Libra dates: September 22 – October 22)
Your idealistic nature is stirred by Mercury turning direct in your philosophy zone, Libra. You certainly have a lot of big ideas on your mind, but your challenge is how to turn from rhetoric into action. You might want to start by gathering support for your ideas. You have a highly persuasive nature, especially now, so it shouldn’t be too hard for you to find those willing to back you.
Mercury Turns Direct in Gemini for a Scorpio (Scorpio dates: October 23 – November 21)
It’s been a tricky few weeks for you, Scorpio, with Mercury retrograde stirring up feelings of guilt or shame or regret. Now that Mercury has turned direct, you have the chance to shake this off once and for all. To that end, this is a very positive time for therapy, journaling, creative work or anything which allows you to express your inner emotions and to clear the air.
Mercury Turns Direct in Gemini for a Sagittarius (Sagittarius dates: November 22 – December 20)
While Mercury was retrograde in your love zone, you’ve been thinking carefully about who you are, who you need, what you bring to a relationship and what you should demand from a partner. Put all that into action now. Don’t settle for second best in love, but don’t offer anyone else second best either. You’ll know when something feels right – if it doesn’t, move on.
Mercury Turns Direct in Gemini for a Capricorn (Capricorn dates: December 21 – January 18)
Mercury retrograde was your chance for a health audit, Capricorn, particularly of your mental health. You may have learned a lot about your confidence, self-criticism, anxiety or depression, and you have hopefully come up with coping strategies that will enhance your wellness. Now that Mercury is direct again, share your worries or concerns with those who love you.
Mercury Turns Direct in Gemini for an Aquarius (Aquarius dates: January 19 – February 17)
Creatively you may have felt blocked while Mercury was direct, Aquarius, but ideas are thriving again now, and you probably have more inspiration than you can handle! Tap into this wellspring of imagination and put it to good use – writing, music, art, dance, crafts and similar activities will bring you a great deal of joy now that Mercury has opened up the floodgates.
Mercury Turns Direct in Gemini for a Pisces (Pisces dates: February 18 – March 19)
The focus was on your roots and your past while Mercury was retrograde, but with Mercury now turning direct you can re-focus on your present-day family dynamics. This is a very good time for heart-to-heart talks with family members, or for clearing the air if there has been a rift or dispute. Keep talking and you will keep healing.