To all Gemini babies, HAPPY BIRTHDAY!
While you may already have noticed that this year is throwing you its share of challenges, we think you'll also be reaping some sweet rewards - and we're not just talking about bubble tea stores reopening soon. We're referring to your horoscope forecast, which says that this will be a year of possibly life-changing introspection.
Venus - which has major influence over many aspects of your life - is currently in retrograde in your sign. So expect things that have been happening under the surface to come to the fore: whether it's the "Hey, what's up" message from an old flame or the "Can we talk" from the disturbingly aloof new boyfriend. While some relationships may be shaken up, one thing is for certain: You'll have ample opportunity to finally confront unresolved issues, expose festering secrets and evaluate who you want to keep around in your life.
On your part, you may feel like sending some spontaneous messages too, with your impulsivity being upped due to Venus coming into contact with Neptune during the retrograde. Just remember: as the North Node heads into your sign, it's best to focus on facts rather than feelings; and practice rather than theory. In the meantime, the brief appearance of Saturn in transit will serve as a a gently reinforcing, steadying and protective influence for now, with this effect to develop more fully in December and even more next year.
On the whole, 2020 is a formidable time to get your support system and intimate life sorted as you answer the question: Who and what can you count on, both financially and emotionally? While you might be experiencing a rock bottom or reality check early in the year, the rest of it will see you powerfully motivated to work everything out, reorganise your life, and perhaps discover your deeper desires, surprising stores of drive, talents and resources...and for some, even see a significant boost to your finances.
It's looking to be a year of change. And if you're thinking of switching up your appearance to reflect that, here's some hair inspo from celebrity Geminians for when the Circuit Breaker is over.
Get in the right headspace to take on those secrets and grudges, as you add some serious moxie to said head with this Short Wavy Bob, as worn by the indomitable Natalie Portman.
The slight rumple of your locks say you're a woman of action....
...While also embracing your femininity.
Or if you want to dial down on the curls, you may just need a haircut and some styling.
And of course, adding an adventurous colour to your wavy bob pushes the moxie level to maximum.
Love the waves, but not big on the bob? Like your hair a little longer? Let Ginnifer Goodwin be your guide.
While this Gemini is best remembered with a pixie cut, she shows off how medium-length curls really amplify her playful sweetness.
And of course, you can vary the tighness of your curls, for varying effects.
A scattering of light S-curls in the form of the Mermaid perm can make you look incredibly elegant.
Texture is absolutely crucial for this look, so experiment with highlights to really set off those swirls, rather than having them look flat and floppy.
Sort of keen on curls, but not at all on shearing your long locks?
Then observe rapper Iggy Azalea - true to one born under the sign of the twins, she has the best of both worlds.
With those super-summery, subtle waves coursing across her flowing mane, she looks at one with nature and her instincts - a great look for Geminis who will need lots of listening to their hearts this year.
If you naturally have loose waves, this isn't a hard look to achieve, as long as you go to a hairdresser who understands curly hair, to help your waves flow most fabulously.
For the rest of us, you can always go for a Barely There perm at Kenaris Salon, to give you the gorgeously natural, relaxed vibe of someone at ease with whatever life is about to lob your way.
We think she certainly looks carefree!
Conversely, if you've had curves in both your hair and your life, and you want to cut straight to the chase this time, consider this look modeled by Gemini Naomi Campbell.
it's sleek, classic, no-nonsense femininity, for the woman who plans to excise the baggage from her life.
And if your hair is glossy, the straightness will really highlight how supremely smooth it is.
Worried about it looking too flat? Highlights in lilac or ash go a long way in adding dimension.
And if you want to up the gloss and shine, A Keratin or Cinderella Treatment could possibly do the trick.
But for the ultimate in balancing a no-fuss-no-muss image with opportuities for versatile style, there's nothing like the updo.
See how Angelina Jolie pairs her intricate gown with the beautiful simplicity of her hair for maximum impact.
That's not to say that buns have to be simple. There are so many possibilities, like this playful Regency-inspired do with teasing tendrils framing Nicole Kidman's face.
Talk about serious Pride and Prejudice vibes. Nicole definitely looks both smart and sexy.
Really, updos come in all shapes and sizes, twists and turns.
Youtube tutorials can give you a range to choose from, but for some really gorgeous customised styles, we recommend approaching your stylist for one that best shows off your lovely hair and face.
Happy birthday once again, and we look forward to seeing you enjoy the improvements you've made to your life, and perhaps to your hairstyle!