Easy does it now, Gemini. With the Sun moving through Virgo, your fourth house of home and self-care, you may not be feeling like the top go-getter in the office—and that’s fine. Use this more sensitive influence to carve out personal space within your hectic schedule. If you don’t have a work/life balance, now is the time to get one. Commit to spending a few nights at home per week, making dinner with your honey or close friends. Some domestic time can soothe your soul—plus, when you have your emotional tanks replenished, you can get more done in the long run. (Now that’s a ringing endorsement for a team-building day at the spa if we’ve ever heard one!) If you've been thinking of ways to decrease your commute, flex your hours or possibly work at home, now is the time to plot your cosy new life. You may decide to set up a cottage industry or somehow incorporate domestic themes into a professional endeavour.
This month is not entirely light on achievement, though. On September 8, you could have an unexpected breakthrough with a cutting-edge idea or a video gone viral, all thanks to ambitious Mars in Leo, your third house of intellectual activity, forming a supportive trine with revolutionary Uranus in Aries, your eleventh house of teamwork and technology. This auspicious angle is the only one of 2015, so be prepared to make the most of this golden opportunity. You could stumble into the networking event of a lifetime (so bring business cards!). Or maybe you’ll have a chance to pitch one of your many million-dollar ideas…to just the right person. Developments move quickly, so keep your wits about you, even on social media and other online venues. Follow your hunches, Gemini, particularly around whom you should connect with. The weirder or more random your instinct, the better! If you have had your altruistic fires stoked, this is a wonderful time to get involved in a community project or social cause—you can make groundbreaking change at the neighbourhood level with a huge ripple effect.
Stay humble with co-workers, especially during Mercury’s retrograde (backward) spin through Libra, your fifth house of pride and drama, from September 17-October 9. You don’t need to get caught up in someone else’s dysfunction, so just sidestep the drama. A better use of this past-focused transit is to revisit an unfinished creative project. As with all Mercury retrogrades, be careful not to commit, especially with contract signings or other long-term deals. Some crucial information may be hidden from you. Technology might not be reliable, so if you're doing presentations or sending important documents, have backup files on hand, and don’t be afraid to verify receipt with a phone call. Confirm appointments, too, as others are also affected by the fleet-footed messenger’s hijinks.
Also on September 17, restrictive Saturn moves into Sagittarius, your seventh house of partnerships, staying until December 2017. As you probably recall, the first half of 2015 was full of Saturn’s lessons: Do your interpersonal relationships pass the test? Though the taskmaster planet backed out of Sagittarius for three months, it now returns, emphasizing a need for powerful partnerships and win-win connections. When it comes to lifting your teammates up, don’t give more than what's fair. For example, you don’t have to offer someone a commission or extra pay if it makes zero sense, simply because they've tugged at your heart strings. You also don’t need to take chances on the young upstarts with thin resumes. Saturn wants you to take your partnerships seriously—and part of that means working with experienced people, so that you can learn and contribute, not carry the whole load. If you ARE the young upstart yourself, then get busy working your butt off making powerful connections and paying your dues with well-connected mentors.
Above all, let any bitterness go. Saturn is just finishing its tour of Scorpio, your sixth house of helpers and service, which ran from October 2012 until now (minus the brief break during the first half of 2015). It was a tough time for many Geminis because you either felt unappreciated at work or you clashed with coworkers. Maybe you needed to restructure and upgrade your overall systems to keep business running smoothly. Now that you have the details of your day-to-day functioning locked down, you’re in a stable position to team up with a qualified, complementary soul. Make sure you spell out all agreements clearly and consult a lawyer if you decide to formally partner up.
Since mid-April, you may have been dealing with some anxiety around your long-term financial prospects, thanks to powerful Pluto’s retrograde (backward) spin in Capricorn, your eighth house of shared wealth. Perhaps you found yourself locked in power struggles around shared finances, or maybe you had to confront your worries about being destitute (which are just worries, need we remind you). On September 22, Pluto turns direct (forward) prompting a lot more confidence in your ability to draw in resources. THAT will be a heavy (and intense) load lifted off your delicate shoulders! Pluto in this security-focused zone helps you make lasting and powerful strides toward long-term stability. Research real estate deals and savvy investments. Figure out a way to monetize a deeply held passion, possibly turning it into a passive income stream. Most of all, put yourself in an abundant mindset.
You could have a mega celebration moment on September 27, at the total lunar eclipse in Aries, your eleventh house of social action and group projects. Something you’ve been working toward reaches an important turning point. A tech project could launch, to rather promising results (but do heed the warning of Mercury retrograde and thoroughly beta-test before you go live!). Or, a collaborative effort could end suddenly, perhaps because a key team member exits the scene abruptly. If morale has been shaky, an eclipse-fuelled turn of events might change that. Whether this day marks an ending, a beginning or both, your interest in joining forces is in the spotlight. You could have a serendipitous introduction or attend a random cocktail hour that opens up a whole new landscape of opportunity. If you get an intuitive hit that you should scour LinkedIn for promising contacts, go for it! Under the influence of the spontaneous and authentic eleventh house, the most important thing is that you keep it real. When meeting new people—online or in person—present your true self, not the persona that you think others will appreciate. You’re a breath of fresh air just the way you are…so work it!