Why Gemini Season Is the Perfect Time to Do a Digital Detox

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Ready to put your phone down and make some IRL connections? The cosmos has your back for Gemini season, since the sign of the twins is the most social in the zodiac. So now is the time to live that sweet, sweet analog life, says astrologer Jennifer Racioppi—who also has a week's worth of advice for what the stars have in store over the next seven days.

With Gemini season quickly approaching, now's the time to get both your social calendar and your social media habits in order. The sun and Mercury conjoin on Tuesday, May 21, as they both simultaneously move into one of the most social signs of the zodiac that same day: the twins. As a mutable air sign, Gemini unleashes the desire to connect. Mercury travels in the sign of the twins until June 4, and since Mercury rules Gemini, we can expect things between now and then to feel fast, communicative, and full of vibrant cross-pollination. While it's a wonderful time of year for networking and dating, there's a danger of overcommitting and failing to stay focused on that which most matters to you.

To mitigate the impact of distraction this Gemini season, take some time early this week to organize your calendar. What are your non-negotiables this summer? What do you most want to do, experience, and accomplish? What personal values do you want to bring to life? What experiences are you most craving? Schedule that first. Then, get clear on your boundaries. What could pull you off course? Be clear on what you need to do to make sure you stay true to yourself.

What's the digital abyss that sucks hours out of your life, leaving you feeling minimized and depleted? Create a boundary with them.

You may even want to go through your social media accounts and unfollow and mute content that distracts you. Even if you love it, to minimize the propensity to be pulled off track, you want to organize how you receive information. The same is true for apps. What's the digital abyss that sucks hours out of your life, leaving you feeling minimized and depleted? Create a boundary with them. Doing so will bring a more profound sense of clarity and focus into your life, helping you to feel more empowered and confident.

Speaking of distractions, another fantastic priority to bring into focus this time of year remains meditation and mindfulness. With the outside world blooming, evening al fresco dining and opportunities for "rosé all day" calling, more than ever, the time is now to find a place of sanctuary within. Learning how to develop one-pointed focus through a seated meditation practice that helps you anchor into the deepest part within remains one of the most powerful tools you can improve. So, with the moon waning this week, choose to release that which holds you back from a daily mindfulness practice and embrace your cushion.

Warning: Mars in Cancer is a *mood*

Later this week, Mars (the planet of action, which is now in Cancer) sextiles Uranus and squares Chiron. What does that mean? Mars in Cancer might feel a bit agitated and cranky, especially as it squares Chiron. If you feel moody and annoyed, be patient. Ask yourself what's coming up to be healed. The good news is as Mars makes a cranky angle to the wounded healer, Mercury forms a harmonious aspect to Chiron too—meaning, your thoughts have power. Use them wisely. Positive affirmations help you to stay on track.

In addition to affirmations, practice mindful self-compassion, and allow yourself the opportunity to feel your frustrations without becoming them. Remember, moods are like clouds, they are continually shifting. Anchor into the deepest part of you within and resist identifying with how you feel. Instead, align with the truth of who you are: a cosmic being, here on earth to live, love, and experience life to its fullest.

As we head into the holiday weekend, create space for leisure, recreation, and fun. Block off time on your calendar for unstructured free time. Enjoy the long days and late sunsets. Taking in the beauty of Mother Earth as she comes alive remains one of the best ways to stay connected to the goddess emerging from within yourself.

When it comes to love, this is one of the most flirtatious times of the year. Whether you are coupled or looking to forge a meaningful connection with someone, let the playfulness of the weekend whisk you away. Gemini season, after all, is a beautiful time to mingle, date, and connect. The Aquarius moon over the weekend assures a high probability of meeting exciting people. Stay centered, curious, and awake. Enjoy!

Jennifer Racioppi is the creator of Lunar Logic—a philosophy that integrates the deep wisdom of both science and spirituality, and blends her expertise in astrology, positive psychology, and women's health—to coach high-achieving female entrepreneurs to reach their next level of success. 

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