Illustrated constellation of Gemini's Twins with the planet Mercury in the background

Whenever things are chaotic down here on Earth, the tiniest planet above is to blame. Mercury is the planet that gets the word out, but also interferes with our comprehension of the messages we are sending and receiving. When Mercury is moving in harmony with other planets, communication flows smoothly. When there is tension above with this little guy, though, look out down here.

From June 13 through July 3, Mercury is moving through the zodiac sign of Gemini. This is the sign that it rules, a sign in which it feels comfortable. This is ordinarily a great time to get the word out if you are a marketer or just want to let a lover know of your needs and desires. The problem with the movement this year is that Mercury has already been in Gemini once this year and moved retrograde back into Taurus in May. As it moves forward, you will find yourself stuck on doing things that you wanted to get done in April. Conversations you had then will come back again and you might even have to re-explain things to a partner for the tenth time, while it will all seem fresh to him or her.

There are specific areas of your life that are most affected during this June 13 – July 3 visit. Read for your sign and the sign of those with whom you most need to communicate.

Aries March 21 – April 19

Right after your birthday you were making yourself quite clear about how a person who has expressed interest in you should proceed. The wooing may not have gone as you like. Another possible partner may appear and complicate this other person’s pursuit of the ultimate prize: you!
Best Days: June 18, 22

Taurus April 20 – May 20

Right around your birthday you had a passionate discussion about what you truly believe. You wanted to believe that a special person felt this way as well. While Mercury is in Gemini you will see this person’s actions and understand whether they reflect his or her words. Then you will know how to proceed.
Best Days: June 21, July 2

Gemini May 21 – June 21

With Mercury in your sign, you will have the silver tongue. You can get what you want, but you also might be attracting attention that you do not want. A person with whom you would never consider a relationship might think there is a flirtation going on when you are simply having a conversation.
Best Days: June 22, July 1

Cancer June 22 – July 22

You will be a better listener while Mercury is in Gemini, but you might develop a soft spot for a sad story. Someone who has long lusted after you may begin a seduction like a spider weaving a web. Don’t get lured by someone only after your body or your wallet. Or worse, both!
Best Days: June 22, July 1

Leo July 23 – August 22

If Mercury’s move through Gemini is bringing up something from April or early May that you are trying to hide, you will be spending now through July 3 hiding any record of what happened this spring. There are those who would be shocked by where you spent those days and nights. You might consider just owning up to your behavior.
Best Days: June 22, June 25

Virgo August 23 – September 22

This is going to be a tense few weeks as Mercury, your ruling planet, is challenging you to communicate to a boss and a soulmate, often at the same time. Office politics, summer school drama and tense standoffs with well-known old lovers will make you long for the casual dramas of this past spring time. July 4th cannot come soon enough for Virgos.
Best Days: June 28, July 1

Libra September 23 – October 22

If you are bilingual, your language skills will come in handy while Mercury is in Gemini. You will find flirting in either tongue a breeze and may attract a possible passion partner with very little effort. The long-term chances of a love relationship developing are slim, but your multicultural encounter can make for some great summer nights.
Best Days: June 21, July 2

Scorpio October 23 – November 21

April gave you too much responsibility with none of the power. You are stuck communicating the messages of others while Mercury is in Gemini. Let a lover know how you feel, not how your boss, parent or other authority figure feels. Self-reflection to sort feelings out is mandatory between now and July 3.
Best Days: June 18, 22

Sagittarius November 22 – December 21

You will feel the tension increasing when mixed signals become almost routine. Promises that have been made recently, especially in late April and early May will be broken and hurt feelings are likely. If you took someone at his or her word in business or pleasure back then, you better get it in writing this time.
Best Days: July 1, July 3

Capricorn December 22 – January 19

Mercury works wonders for the Goat while it is in Gemini. You can get the word out about a project, job search or soul mate expedition and be assured of some success. This is a great time to track down any cute single people you met in April or May and see if a hooking up is going to happen.
Best Days: June 22, July 2

Aquarius January 20 – February 18

Mercury in Gemini is looking great for Aquarians because it is making you sound more convincing than ever. If you have had a customer, partner or friend miss out on seeing your side of the story, the gift of the gab will be at your control. After a few slow weeks, embracing the present to tell it like it is through July 3 will yield results.
Best Day: June 28

Pisces February 19 – March 20

You need to get out and tell the world about who you are, but from now through July 3, you will find so many people who are already appointing themselves your spokesperson. Issues about your identity will flare up when someone tells you how to think and feel based on who you appear to be. Be yourself and express yourself to those who care.
Best Days: June 22, July 1

Mercury Communication Forecasts of 2009