Lucky Days: 7, 8, 17, 25, 26
Yucky Days: 4, 5, 9, 11, 12, 19
Colour: Sky Pink
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As May begins, you're looking up at the stars and saying, "What have you done for me lately?" The news you've been waiting for is here: Mercury is FINALLY going direct. Your ruling planet has been ambling backwards since early April, and because it was joined by a plethora of planets, it kind of felt like the worst Mercury Retrograde of all time. You've been traipsing down Memory Lane Long enough, and now your psyche will snap back to the present. Reveries of exes and childhood nostalgia will begin to fade out during the first week of May, giving way to a crystal clear vision of your future. There's an intensely powerful Full Moon on the 10th, one that may have you working overtime. You're uber-productive now, but it's essential to balance ambition with ample time for yourself. Your birthday season officially begins on the 20th, when the Sun moves into your witty, charming stars. This amps up your magnetism considerably, Gemini, so don't be surprised if you start to attract more than your fair share of attention. The New Moon arrives on the 25th in your very own sign, offering you the opportunity to make a list of extended birthday wishes to take you through the next six months. Be as specific and even as outlandish as you dare to be with this list – don't limit yourself to what seems practical and mundane. Dream your biggest dreams in detail.
Lucky Days: 1, 9, 10, 19
Yucky Days: 6, 7, 14, 15, 22
Celebrity Icon: Angelina Jolie
Welcome to retrograde country, Gemini. April has an inordinate number of planets moving backwards, so you may feel like molasses for a while. All the better to slow down and contemplate the direction of your life. Stopping to breathe is not your forte, but you'll get some practice this month. We begin with Jupiter and Venus already in retrograde, only to be followed up by Saturn (on the 6th) and then your ruler Mercury on the 9th. This, of course, is the one you need to be wary of. This retro takes place in your house of dreams and psyche, so it might feel like your mind is a movie in a perpetual state of rewind. This is a review period, and it's meant to be used for future self-improvement. The Full Moon is romantic and INTENSE beyond belief on the 11th. You won't believe this, but yet ANOTHER planet goes retrograde on the 20th – Pluto this time. But you will get at least some forward motion, as the New Moon arrives on the 26th, promising the kind of renewal you crave. Don't fret, Twin-star – May should be a much more productive, faster month – exactly your speed. In the meantime, freely gorge on chill-pills.
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