Dear Gemini, this is your general horoscope for 2016:
In many ways 2016 is a continuation of 2015, with all the main influences that will shape the year as a whole already in play, even though in some cases the real importance won’t be fully appreciated until you look back in hindsight.
That is especially so when it comes to matters of the heart, with the North Node in a fun, playful, romantic and creatively charged part of your chart from February 2014 to November 2015, giving your heart a sense of direction and drawing it naturally to a future that even as you move into the New Year is set to materialise.
However, moving into the New Year with Mars here and your romantic and creative passions and fighting spirit fuelled it could feel that this is it, except even this is just a stepping stone.
It’s Venus’ return on the 30th August and lucky Jupiter’s return just 10 days later that kicks off your luckiest year for love and biggest year for all things romantic, creative and for matters of the heart in general, something you’ve been in training for since February 2014.
Until then Jupiter, which along with Saturn will create the tone of any given year, is more focused on things close to home, working until leaving your home and family sector on the 9th September to create strong roots and the platform from which the coming years will build on from.
This makes this an important year for home, family and/or property matters in general and one where luck is on your side. This is also a chance to focus on making your life as love and user friendly as possible.
In the meantime, while Saturn left your work sector last September, with Venus having just left on the 30th December and Mars returning on the 4th January, the legacy of all the hard work on the work front will continue through much of 2016, more so than you would normally expect.
With Saturn having moved onto your relationship sector, where he’s making 2016 your biggest, most important but also potentially challenging relationship year in decades, work matters should be confined to September/October.
By rights Mars’ return to your work sector on the 4th January should see him gone by mid February, then shifting his focus onto your relationships until late March, capitalising on the groundwork already invested on the work front then shifting focus to help Saturn in this major relationship building year.
That should be what happens but it isn’t, with a planet that shouldn’t have the influence he has on the year itself having a big influence and it’s all to do with the fact that he’ll not only turn retrograde but where he turns retrograde.
Mars will spend from the 4th January to the 27th September moving backwards and forwards between your work and relationship sectors, visiting both twice and spending time in retrograde motion in both.
This makes this a year where the work opportunities can continue to be exploited, while your relationships get some major support.