2012 MamaScopes: Gemini
The first half of 2012 is all about slowing down, and taking time to reflect, heal, and connect with your emotions. Some things will end to make way for the new. Since December 2010, you’ve been on a path of change and growth in your personal life and your closest relationships. That’s because a three-year series of change-making eclipses have been touching the Gemini/Sagittarius axis. There are two Gemini eclipses this year, so stay tuned for pivotal events on both May 20 and November 28, as well as an eclipse in your relationship house (Sagittarius) on June 4.
No matter what happens, the summer turns everything around. On June 11th, Jupiter, planet of luck, moves into Gemini for a year, setting off an exciting new 12-year cycle. The last time Jupiter was in Gemini was in 2000. How have you grown in the past 12 years, and where would you like to go next? No need to figure it all out—just know that life will finally give you clear direction after June. You’ll feel lighter, hopeful, and ready to make big changes.
Are the people in your life supporting you in the ways that they should, Gemini? During the first half of the year, devote your free time to people who inspire, motive, and above all, respect you. Have you been trying to be a super mom lately? That’s admirable, Gemini, but definitely not sustainable. Lean on your “village” of fellow moms, honorary aunties, your extended family, and your babysitter.
Energetic and stressful Mars is in your fourth house of home and family until July, so you could feel overwhelmed on the home front; perhaps that kitchen renovation takes three months instead of three weeks, or your teenager’s started talking back. Take a deep breath, Gemini, and put some positive practices into place: institute weekly family meetings, or make an appointment with a family therapist who can help mediate recurring issues. When’s the last time you all sat down for dinner together? Set aside one night a week for a family dinner and schedule some fun, family activities that get your bodies moving. Inactivity breeds dissent, Gemini…something to remember!
Your own relationship with your mother or your mother-in-law might be going through some changes as well. Is it time to settle your differences for once and for all? Or maybe just agree to disagree. Thanks to Jupiter’s entrance into Gemini mid-year, you could find yourself relating to others in some new ways…yes, even your mother-in-law! Use this time as an opportunity to change up your usual patterns, even how you parent.
You’re a mom, yes, but you’re also your own person, Gemini. Don’t forget that this year! Spend some time outside your own four walls, especially since your home won’t be the haven that it may have been in the past. Find spaces where you can retreat and regroup. If you’re an artist or an entrepreneur, it could be time for you to rent an office or join a communal workspace…at the very least, find a cozy cafe where you can read, write, or just daydream. Those little spots where you can find peace will be your home away from home. In the latter half of the year, sign up for a class or take up something creative.
What about love in 2012? Take things slow, Gemini. You have the tendency to be impulsive regarding matters of the heart, so remember—patience is a virtue. Don’t worry if you feel more emotionally reserved during this time; this might just be the universe looking out for you! Admit it: sometimes your dating choices can be suspect. For single mamas, give things time to grow and evolve, and wait to introduce your special someone to your kids. Though that might be difficult, everyone will be better off in the long run.
As for your platonic relationships, 2012’s all about groups! Find an online community, attend some events via Meetup.com, and maybe even interact with people via message boards and blogs. Have a parenting question that you don’t know who to ask about? Turn to online support groups for help and advice or start your own blog! If you’re craving in-person friendship and support, join a playgroup with some fellow cool moms and maybe even organize potluck dinners in your community. Find interesting ways to combine forces with others.
2012 Mom-tra: “I release control and I’m open to a miracle.”