Happy New Year, Gemini. Hopefully, you survived the eclipses of the last two months of 2011, and are ready to rock and roll in 2012. If you’re a creative or artistic type, you’re blessed by Saturn in your solar 5th house of creativity, who is not only moving forward this month but also making a wonderful trine to Neptune, the planet of imagination. This trine lasts throughout the whole second half of January, so put aside dreary thoughts of New Year’s resolutions that involve the gym, not smoking or drinking or engaging in bad habits, and put your focus instead on capitalizing on your talents. The fifth house is also the house of self-promotion, and a little of that wouldn’t hurt either.
If the eclipses are still roiling your relationship world (they might be; their effects sometimes show up later), then you have the entire first week of January to have Important Talks with your significant other about where things are headed.
January is also a very Aquarian month. The sun enters the sign on the 20th, there’s a new moon in the sign on the 23rd, and Mercury enters on the 27th. Venus is in Aquarius from the beginning of the month until the 14th and Neptune’s there the whole darn month (but not for long after that). In the Gemini solar chart, Aquarius represents what’s called a cadent house, a house that is used for getting things ready behind the scenes and putting things into place for major achievements to come. Specifically, Aquarius in your chart represents the big picture, looking at both the parts and the whole of a situation to see how things fit together. The major achievement the Aquarian planets are getting ready for involves your career and the shift of Neptune into Pisces next month.
Neptune will be in Pisces for about 14 years and one of the tasks he’ll ask of you is to make a major shift with regard to your career. He probably won’t ask you to do it right away, but you can start thinking about it now–about the big picture vision of how you want your career to unfold. Be aware that Neptune favors a couple of types of things. One of them is nebulous concepts, confusion, lack of definition, and difficulty pinning things down. The other is following a dream, even if it seems difficult or impractical. The second is the cure for the first. In other words, the cure for getting out of limbo-land is to go ahead, bite the bullet, admit to your foolish dream, and start trying to pursue it.
Last but not least, Mars stations and then retrogrades in your solar 4th house this month. The 4th house is the house that refers to your literal house, the actual building where you live. Mars is an industrious and ambitious planet and he may want you to do aggressive things to that building, such as tear down walls or remodel the kitchen. Decide for yourself what you can realistically afford and get done in the first 6 months of this year, because that’s how long Mars has allotted for your home improvement projects.