Venus in Gemini 2020 was always going to be weird. Four times longer than the usual passage of Venus through a sign, it includes Venus Retrograde for much of May and June. For those of you nostalgic for your Love Zombie highs, it includes Venus square Neptune for three weeks. And Mutable Sign Retrogrades have a zanier edge to them than the others.
But even with all that, it was an every-eight-years-we-get-this style of weirdness. You would have been able to think back to 2012 and get a feel for this Venusian Vibe. Or to your last phantom fling with a Gemini. But scrap that.
It will be the weirdest ever and it’s only just begun. This Venus in Gemini will play out against a historic inflection point. Not the viral threat but the end of peak globalization and associated socio-economic structures. Now isn’t that the best excuse for not dating or to withdraw from a dud social scene? See also “sorry, it’s illegal for me to leave the house right now.”
Venus In Gemini 2020 Will Be The Weirdest Yet
If you are not on the front line, your Venus in Gemini will be essentially virtual.
The usual ‘forecast’ for these lengthy Venusian passages is that they’re erratic but fun. Crazy synchronicity sparks meet-cutes and romantic plot twists. It’s good for make-overs. But don’t elope or get a boob job. Do expect sudden inspo and people to blow in out of nowhere but you think you know them. How the hell is that mercurial mayhem going to occur under lockdown?
Well, with Botox and injectibles banned in many places, many people will be doing a slow-motion make-under. As their face freeze wears off, what else will thaw? Maybe your Venus in Gemini 2020 experience will be meeting your contemporary self in the mirror. Brothels are closed – when has that ever happened? Some countries have implemented a ‘bonk ban’ – you can’t have sex with anyone other than a live-in partner. Gwyneth Paltrow has shared her “coronavirus lockdown” vibrator tips.
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If you’re introverted and an Air or Water sign, being compelled to be digital is secretly nirvana. But for extroverts and Fire or Earth signs? Hell. I’m already getting emails from Earth signs saying they’ve baked scones and meditated enough already. They need contact; body language, not messaging. Sex, not a screen. Taurus people are particularly flustered by the lack of scent cues. Leos feel depleted without the potential of turning a corner and dazzling someone.
But ambiguity is central to the Gemini experience. For every person pining for a physical intimacy partner, there is someone scheming their breakout from relationship jail. Lockdown proximity is an exam and not one you can study for.
Any Venus Retro inspires changes of romantic style and aesthetic; this one has a dramatic enough backdrop to inspire core transformation. Some will be inspired to flip every script, others will flee back to something they see as a safe haven.
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But it’s Gemini so who knows? Your 3rd time around marriage (the social distancing laws guarantee a slimmed-down guest list) or conversion to an orthodox religion won’t necessarily stick past August.
Oddly enough, it will be a fantastic time for online dating and digital connections. This sort of epoch-shifting astro separates the flaky friendships from true – nobody has the emotional bandwidth to pretend. The people on Tinder and co may actually be seeking a connection outside of a speedy hook-up. Even the Venusian-Neptunian delusional bubble potential of May will at least be witty and spiritually inspirational. In fact, all of this is fabulous for creativity and inspo, if you’re lucky enough to be relatively secure and with the means to work/earn.
Whatever your situation, try to approach Venus in Gemini with an upbeat attitude. It’s still fluid and mercurial with the potential for surprise wins in dating and mating. Maybe a new online social group will be more you than the one you had (or didn’t have I.R.L.). Celebrities performing straight from their living room could be the first flash of a new Uranus in Taurus trend. Or maybe your Venus trip won’t be romantic but you and a family member or lockdown mate form a deeper affinity, one that fortifies the bond between you forever.
Long courtships will be back ‘in’. If you met someone just before this hit and had a synergy but didn’t exchange numbers because you thought you’d be swinging back around in the next few weeks, guaranteed this hypothetical connection will now have an extra zing to it. You’ll now be thinking about this thing with fresh attention: was it fate or do you just have Venus in Gemini fever?
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