Let's face it, Gemini, you're the chatterbox of the zodiac. You have an incredible way with words, and you aren't afraid to speak your mind. Communication issues will be in focus for most of 2018, with Mercury, your guiding planet, heading retrograde in aggressive Aries from the end of March to mid-April. Your desire to blurt out whatever's on your mind needs to be tempered with a bit of decorum now, because offending the wrong person could have long-lasting effects.
The Sun spends time in your sign from the end of May until the end of June, strengthening your natural skills (networking) and talents (singing or giving a speech in front of a crowd, perhaps). The Twins are associated with the hands, so getting manicures, working with clay, or kneading, shaping, and baking bread are all great ways to spend your free time.
You have a strong urge to express yourself when Mercury turns retrograde in Sagittarius in mid-November, but your overly-optimistic outlook can lead to some awkward moments. You know that feeling when you think you're going to sound a lot cooler than you actually do once the words start coming out of your mouth? Yeah, that's you right now. You don't have to sit silently in the corner, but think very carefully before attempting to make your witty observation or snarky comeback. Timing is everything.
Loving Venus visits your sign at the end of April, giving you the flirting advantage. Whether you're in a relationship or not, Gemini, you're a smooth talker and an instant charmer, which works for you in most romantic instances. This is also a time when brainpower is super sexy, so if you're not clicking with someone on a mental level, that probably isn't the person for you. It takes a lot to hold your romantic interest, and your restlessness is evident when you start thinking about your need for freedom. Just remember that the grass isn't always greener on the other side of the fence.
The Gemini Sun conjoins Mercury at the start of June, taking your mental prowess to the next level. You're a people person through and through, which should help single Geminis looking for dates. And if you're part of a couple, you'll want to spend time around other people instead of staying sedentary (and probably bored to tears) on the couch with your partner. You'll also be able to express your thoughts clearly and concisely, which should cut down on the potential misunderstandings that lead to petty arguments and needless finger pointing. An increase in communication means you're strong when it comes to leaving messages of all types (voicemail, texts, DMs, and video chats), and if you haven't already tried penning poetry and love letters, do it now.
Your home planet of Mercury turns retrograde for three weeks (and for the last time this year) starting in mid-November, which slows down communication and can create mental confusion, especially concerning your decision-making abilities. This aspect gives you time to take a serious look at your love life and evaluate it for what is and isn't working. While it might be tough to not jump up and do something about your ideas once the light bulb goes on, this isn't a time for action. The positive side of a retrograde period is that you're able to relax and calm your inner voice so you can do some deep reflection and begin to see things from a different perspective. Try keeping a love journal or rereading old ones for additional insights into your romantic adventures.
It makes sense that you're able to make some serious power plays at the end of May because it's like you have homefield advantage everywhere you go when Mercury enters your sign. Everything seems to come naturally to you, Gemini, which translates into success in all areas of your career. What do you want to do? You hear people talking about following their bliss and doing what they love for a living, and you want that for yourself. Your carefree and playful approach has people scratching their heads about your success, but right now you're proof that it really doesn't matter how you get there, only that you arrive. And you have definitely arrived.
Retrograde Mercury turns direct at the end of August, so it becomes safe once again to initiate projects and put your name out there. The things you weren't so sure about for the past several weeks suddenly come into focus, and you're confident in your decisions. You don't usually stumble over your words, but if you've felt like you've been putting your foot in your mouth lately, you can clear up those misunderstandings now. Plan on giving important presentations while you're playing your best verbal game, or schedule meetings or interviews if possible.
You add adventure and spontaneity to your professional mix when Mercury enters Sagittarius at the end of October, but everyone might not appreciate your lighthearted approach. Yes, it's the holidays for most people, but there is also a good amount of work to be done. Spending habits may be especially loose during this time, so if you're in charge of office parties or general spending, keep a close eye on your budget. Going overboard might seem festive, but not if it gets you in deep water with the boss or CFO.
This will probably be a difficult time for job-seeking Twins, because due to the holidays and your somewhat lackadaisical (or should we say carefree?) attitude, you won't feel much like pounding the pavement. Submit some online resumes and then follow up at the start of the year when you're feeling more motivated and potential bosses will be more receptive.
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