Welcome to the first full week of Gemini Season, Scorpio! Mars, one of our planetary rulers, is now in Leo, encouraging us to be bolder and more ambitious when it comes to pursuing our childhood dreams, no matter how wild they may seem. Pluto, our second planetary ruler, is spending its final three weeks in Aquarius, and then it’ll retrograde its way back into Capricorn, where it will remain until the start of 2024. The combination of Mars in Leo and Pluto in Aquarius will help us be more self-focused, while also being aware of how our personal actions affect the larger collective. Finding a balance between being selfish (in a healthy way) and thinking of ways to help improve the world is a major theme this Gemini Season.

With our sector of depth, outside mergers, and intimacy also being activated by Gemini Season, chances are that we’ll be largely focused on cultivating an abundance mindset and finding ways to grow generational wealth, whether we have children or not. This is an ideal week to talk to a financial planner or estate planner, and make sure that the logistics of all things concerning your money and legacy are put in order. This won’t happen overnight, but with the energy of the fertile Taurus New Moon still coursing through the cosmos until the end of the month, you can take the step-by-step approach to building a sustainable empire. You have so much potential to maximize your wealth, and you don’t have to do it alone. Be willing to ask for help — especially with Venus, the Planet of Connection, currently in the sensitive sign of Cancer — is a golden ticket to reaching your goals with greater ease and efficiency.

On the 27th, the Last Quarter Moon in Virgo sheds a light on your friendship sector. Yes, you currently have several planets activating your relationship and marriage sector, but this weekend you’ll be reflecting on how you show up as a friend, and what friendship even means to you. If you’ve found yourself growing distant from someone you used to be super close to, you may decide to give it one more shot and reach out to them without holding a grudge or being passive-aggressive. This may initially feel challenging to you, because it means swallowing your pride and not making assumptions about their behavior or their feelings toward you. Chances are, now that we are working our way out of the Mercury Retrograde post-shadow period, you’re seeing and feelings things more clearly. Just like you give yourself grace for moments when you’re moody or push everyone away, you’re invited to do the same for others — a clarifying conversation can help you see that you’re not the only one who’s been going through life-changing circumstances. At the same time, this quarter moon could show you that there’s a lack of reciprocity in the friendship, and that it’s best to direct your energy toward friendships that don’t make you feel like “???” all the time.

Romantically, Mars’ presence in Leo may amp up your sex drive, and if you don’t have a partner with whom to have passionate rounds of lovemaking, you may decide to direct that energy toward yourself by taking yourself out on more dates (especially during Venus’ transit in Cancer), or alternatively, releasing sexual tension through working out at the gym, or outdoors. Jupiter’s now in Taurus until May 2024, in your marriage sector, so the best way to meet or deepen your connection with someone is to put yourself out there, intentionally, and not just wait for whatever you’re looking or wishing for to drop in your lap. Show the Universe that you’re willing to put in the work to manifest your ideal relationship, and it’ll open up the doors and present you with the contenders that match your qualifications.

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