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Why Mercury in Gemini Can Change Your Life Overnight

You're taking more risks, trying new things, and connecting with people better than ever. Aka PEAK finding-your-soulmate energy.

Mercury is the planet of learning, communication, and travel, so it makes sense that its time in stubborn, fixed sign Taurus has been kind of a struggle at times! Luckily, things take a turn for the better on May 21, when Mercury quits dragging its feet through Taurus and enters the same sign it rules: Gemini, where it’s at its strongest! Air signs Gemini, Libra, and Aquarius benefit the most from Mercury picking up its pace, but fellow mutable signs Virgos, Sagittarius, and Pisces might feel a little out of their element.

As Mercury skrt skrts out of Taurus and revs up its engines in Gemini, you can immediately tell the difference. Your cut-and-dry mentality quickly becomes more playful and witty, making you also way more down to socialize. The comfortable routines and patterns you’ve been living in start to feel more like being stuck in a rut, and you need more variety in your life. This means taking the scenic route on your drive to work (even if Gemini’s easily distracted tendencies get you lost on the way), binge-watching a new Netflix series (or starting six new shows that you’ll never finish—Gemini is bored super easily), and logging onto all of your dating apps to link up with someone new (the most Gemini thing ever, BTW.)

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While Mercury is in Gemini, you’re guaranteed to add a handful of new people to your contacts list. Even better: On May 21, we’re experiencing what’s known as a cazimi Mercury, which is just how astrologers say that Mercury and the Sun are in the exact same place in the sky. This supercharged Mercury energy indicates a day of very important communications—think life-changing emails or phone calls, or just meeting people who will be major parts of your life down the line like a future best friend, relationship partner, or professional connection. With Mercury here (and Venus in its fave sign, too), this promises to be the most social time of year! You’re more upbeat, living in the moment, and enjoying the fast-paced tempo of Gemini season—just don’t blink or you might miss it!