NB: The following is an updated repost that is valid for the next 2 1/2 weeks while this energy plays out!
Material Girl Venus has just entered Gemini while Mercury remains in Taurus (sign of moo-lah) until June 12th, and this means we have a mutual reception between Mercury and Venus in effect until then! This pairing puts our minds on our money and our money on our minds, to riff on a lyric from urban poet laureate Snoop Dogg, LOL. Tap this mojo to generate ideas for revenue, and definitely use your Gift of Gab to get commercial transactions flowing. Be polite, polished, and affable in all conversations because the easier you are to talk to, the easier it will be to ask for (and be granted) favors. For some this energy could correlate to joining with a co-worker, sibling, or other relation for the purposes of commerce – even for those that don’t, know that partnering up with someone to bounce your thoughts off one another may prove particularly fruitful/lucrative now. Also, if you have to engage in diplomatic negotiations of any kind, generally speaking this is going to be the astrology to do it under because the chances of everyone being able to reach an accord are higher than normal.
The Mercury and Venus-ruled signs – Gemini, Virgo, Taurus, & Libra – capitalize on this vibe most, but ANYONE can use it to their advantage. Raising our consciousness and being aware these energies are, in fact, out there for us all to access and doing our best to embody this energy in positive ways is all that is required to help the more desirable manifestations along. Along this vein, the main pitfalls to watch out for with this mutual reception may involve a tendency to be a bit too agreeable to the point that it can veer into “yes-man/woman” territory and mental laziness. While this is a light and sociable pairing, the tendency may be to seek social distractions so the intellect doesn’t have to work too hard – allowing mental inertia to take over potentially squanders the more tangible benefits this pairing has to offer us. Also, this energy does like to talk but instead of chatting aimlessly about superficialities, dialog should instead serve as a vehicle for true connectedness and bonding – try using this mojo to tell someone you value/appreciate/like/love them, for example.