Just when you finished wrapping your head around what the heck a Mercury Retrograde is, your witchy mate starts crapping on about Gemini season and how it changes everything.

Well, as the self-appointed witchy mate of my group, lemme give you a lil explainer about what it means so you can sound like a friggen’ Charmed One during your next group chat discussion.

What is this madness and when does it occur?

As you probably gathered from its title, Gemini season is the period of time that spans the birthdays of Gemini bbs.

For those of you who are rusty on their star sign dates, Gemini season runs from May 21 – June 21, meaning it’s already kicked off and you’ve probably started to feel its affects already without even noticing.

Cool story bro, but who does it affect?

Different star signs are impacted differently by the two-faced energy of Gemini season.

Air signs Gemini, Libra, and Aquarius benefit most from the season and basically waltz through it with flying colours.

But Virgo and Sagittarius along with sensitive water signs Scorpio, Cancer and Pisces will feel the brunt of its affects.

Why does everyone yammer on about it?

You may have noticed that a bunch of panicky memes have started to pop up as everyone is bracing themselves for what’s to come.

Here are a coupla examples:

It’s perhaps one of the most jarring seasons of the year ‘coz it follows Taurus season which is known for its chill vibes where things were stable and grounded. You practiced self-care regularly and genuinely felt like you had your shit together.

Now, Gemini’s duplicitous energy throws things into a tailspin and you’ll have yourself questioning what’s legit and what’s not.

Anyone who knows a Gemini is well aware that where they go, gossip and drama tends to follow which is often entertaining but can also cause unwanted chaos.

Don’t give ’em too much of a rough time though, it’s not ~totally~ their fault. You see, Geminis are ruled by Mercury, the planet of communication which means they’re naturally chatty and expressive so as their energy takes over the season, loose lips may sink ships, if ya know what I mean.

You may find that someone you thought you knew or even trusted rears another head during this period and you start to see them from a totally different light.

not only do the olsen twins perfectly convey the gemini twin image but they, themselves, are geminis. coincidence? i think the fuck not!

Yeah, cool, so we’re all fucked?

No, not necessarily! There are some positive elements of the season.

Gemini is the first air sign of the zodiac year, and as an air sign, its energy is bright, social and intellectual. Air signs are often mistakenly labelled as air heads but this is simply untrue (in some cases, anyway).

This airiness should be perceived as flexible, clever and brimming with ideas. While Taurus season was grounded and stable, you’re now looking at things with a different perspective which might pave the way for some welcome changes and a shake-up in one’s routine.

It promotes adaptability and evolution and rejects the idea that you can only act one way or do one thing.

Follow that second face of yours and see where it leads you.

Catch ya on the other side.

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