Today’s Solar Eclipse launches a favorable cycle in which to turn over a new leaf with your studies, communications, and connections, dear Gemini.

It’s a great time to learn something new, make contacts, and use the power of communications to move your goals forward. In the coming weeks and even months, you are likely to find new opportunities for learning and communicating or avenues for self-expression.

In some cases, this is about transportation and could be prompted by an event that forces the issue! There may be new ways of getting around or connecting that open doors for you. You may experience an initial feeling of being overwhelmed or exhausted before energy is restored.

Keep in mind that Mars is retrograde until August 27th and Mercury until the 19th, and brand new beginnings are not yet advised, but the effort you put into works in progress can be quite rewarding now.

You may be letting go of outdated attitudes or conditions so that the path is clear for new beginnings at a later date. Watch for exaggeration in the news coming in, the people around you, and your own reactions. While you’re thinking in big terms, do your best to keep your actions and responses moderate.

Also today, an intimate relationship or your needs and desires may be dividing your attention now, making it difficult to concentrate on the tasks at hand.

You can’t live your life dodging hard questions, falsely believing that you need to hide in order to be loved. Discrepancy between the inner and outer worlds only leads to neurosis and isolation.

The powerful Leo New Moon heats up your 3rd House of Information, encouraging you to drop the mask and speak from the heart.

Keep an open line of communication to those you trust, and if you can’t trust them, tell them. Leaving things unsaid will leave you restless. Share your truth without expectation.

While life rarely stops and weekend or not, life and its demands do go on. Yet this is one time when you really do need to embrace the weekend spirit, no matter what it takes.

You not only have Mars spending his last full day in your sector of adventure, travel, learning and discovery, but Venus in her first weekend in a fun, playful and romantically charged part of your chart. This is a day for following your heart and embracing a sense of adventure.

Today’s Quote: “A few tears won’t kill you, only heal you. A little pain won’t destroy you, only strengthen you. So cry, forgive, and move on.”

Lucky Numbers: 2, 6, 21, 29, 32, 39

Daily Compatibility: Aquarius

Creativity: Good

Love: Good

Business: Fair