This year’s Gemini season kicks off with the ball rolling fast, according to Christopher Renstrom, astrologer and author of Rise and Shine: An Astrological Guide to How You Show Up in the World. As he tells mindbodygreen, the same day the season begins on June 21, we also have the sun forming a flowing trine with Pluto in Aquarius.
“So it’s like a shot out of the cannon—but no sooner does it get rolling than it’s brought to stop by a sun-Saturn square on June 28,” he explains, noting that this will have us (especially you, air signs) feeling like we were on a roll only to come up against some roadblocks.
But then, as a full moon in Sagittarius graces skies on June 5, we’ll feel a “reassertion” of sorts, Renstrom says. “The full moon squares Saturn, but then it trines Mars—so the full moon is almost like, ‘We’re gonna do it anyway and we just found a way to do it,'” he adds.
On the same day as the full moon, Venus also enters fiery and dramatic Leo, where it will stay until October 8. Between Leo’s influence and Gemini’s flirty air, we’re all going to want to have some fun in the sun and romantic sparks are likely to fly.
Renstrom describes Venus as “smoothing the ruffled feathers” we might have felt during the weeks leading up to this transit, just keep in mind that the love planet will be going retrograde in July. “Just because she smooths out the ruffled feathers doesn’t mean they’re gonna stay that way,” he adds.
And speaking of retrogrades, two other backspins to keep your eye out for include Pluto re-entering Capricorn in its retrograde journey on June 11, as well as Saturn turning retrograde in Pisces on June 17 (the same day as the new moon in Gemini).
But have no fear—retrogrades don’t have to be a bad thing, and can offer us the perfect opportunity to take a step back and reflect before charting forward.
“What’s kind of nice about these oppositional energies is that they’re rethinking their positions,” Renstrom says, which will have all of us rethinking our own positions, too. “When you’ve got planets turned retrograde like this—definitely Pluto going back into Capricorn—it’s going to be a strong revisit for things we felt we were done with,” he adds.