Be on the lookout for your “other half.” A new moon in Gemini gives us the green light to partner up with kindred spirits and likeminded souls. This new moon also happens to be a solar eclipse, which can illuminate opportunities that are hidden in the proverbial shadows. Your perfect pairing may be with someone whose name is already filed in your contact database or among the ranks of your Facebook friends. Surprise! You’ve got something in common—and more than you initially thought.
Eclipses can also temporarily block out one situation, forcing us to look in a new direction. If one prospective duo seems less-than-dynamic this weekend, use the opportunity to branch out. Gemini is the zodiac’s social butterfly, and this is a great weekend to network with new crowds of people and check out a brand new scene. Here are a few ideas for harnessing the power of this Gemini solar eclipse:
Communicative Gemini loves inspiring dialogues, witty banter, and the feeling of kinship. In fact, this is the sign that rules siblings, peers, and the people who share our common interests. (Hello twins!) To create rapport with your nearest and dearest, try the “mirroring and matching” technique developed by NLP (Neuro Linguistic Programming). Since humans unconsciously connect with people who look, sound and act like us, build bridges by mirroring people’s body language or matching their tone of voice. Pay attention to subtle cues near this eclipse. Say, for example, your sweetie rests his chin on his right hand while you’re chatting over Sunday brunch. Like a mirror, you’d rest your chin on your left hand. Swoon! Maybe you meet a super inspiring someone at a party whose voice is honeyed and melodious. Sweeten up your own tone and see how the conversation flows. BFF alert! Of course, you can’t be too overt with this or you’ll feel like an awkward marionette. Experiment subtly. It can help you break the ice with new peeps and deepen existing bonds.
The hands are the body part that Gemini is associated with, and an eclipse in this crafty sign can make you feel like an Etsy maven gone wild. Summon forth your inner sartorialist and whip something up from scratch. The sky is the limit here. Plate the perfect spiralized zucchini pasta dish and serve for a small dinner party. Upcycle a pair of jeans into a denim skirt. Repurpose a flea market find as a home furnishing or garden decor. Write someone a letter using pen and paper (Gemini is the zodiac’s wordsmith) and pop it in that old-fashioned thing called a mailbox. Pen a song and strum a serenade on your guitar. There’s something so satisfying about being able to say, “I made that.” No self-deprecating judgments allowed!
Short journeys fall under Gemini’s domain and this solar eclipse wants us to rethink the ways we get around. It’s no secret that those gas guzzling local trips have a toxic influence on our environment. Rethink your modes of transportation this weekend. Invest in an eco-chic bicycle or maybe even an electric bike to get around your ‘hood on errands. Look into carpooling, ride shares, and public transportation options. It will take a little organizing on the front end, but there are definite benefits. Beyond doing something positive for the planet, biking is a great way to get exercise. As for the bus? If someone else is driving, you can kick back and read the paper or catch up on your emails as you ride to your destination.
Who are the people in your neighborhood? Social butterfly Gemini is the queen of the local scene and this eclipse prompts us to get out and mingle with the peeps in our ‘hood—especially the proprietors of unique and homespun shops. Rather than head for the big box stores, what could you purchase from the family-owned business down the block? Putting money back into the hands of your own community is the way to keep your area thriving and sustainable. Join a food co-op. Take a class at the locally owned fitness studio; participate in a neighborhood event. Getting to know the people who live close by will make you feel more at home when you walk down the street—and this is something that Gemini loves.
When you comment on an Owning Pink blog post, we invite you to be authentic and loving, to say what you feel, to hold sacred space so others feel heard, and to refrain from using hurtful or offensive language. Differing opinions are welcomed, but if you cannot express yourself in a respectful, caring manner, your comments will be deleted by the Owning Pink staff.