MARS in Gemini
In August 2022, Mars entered Gemini and would stay there for seven months. On October 30th, the planet stationed Retrograde for two and a half months until January 13th. This planet's motion and interactions with other transiting planets can tell us a lot about how 2022 prepares us for actions we need to take in 2023.
We can see the horoscope of when Mars entered Gemini below. What strikes me as most interesting is that there was a Grand Square in the sky. This occurs when at least four celestial points are square to each other in different element-ruled signs. Some astrologers consider a grand square only to be true if it involves planets; however, below the square is completed but the South Node Squaring to Saturn in Aquarius and the Sun in Leo. I want to examine this as valid energy because this transit occurs throughout the cycle of the eclipses along the north and south node axis.
When Mars entered Gemini, Uranus began its descent from its conjunction with the North Node in Taurus, creating loose squares to Venus and the Sun in Leo, who generate a Square to the South Node, which Squares Saturn retrograding in Aquarius.
Additionally, the Moon was also in Gemini during Mars transit.
These significant astrological points offer details about how Mars' station in Gemini will influence us.
The Grand Square indicates ups and downs, consistent struggles or obstacles we need to overcome and smooth out. Mar's time in Gemini will prolong these hurdles and ask us to examine them more. Instead of reviewing them with tenderness like one might choose to in the name of self-care, Mars' influence forces us to look at them and handle our issues wildly and more head-on. This can be uncomfortable for some people. With the transits' chart having Venus and the Sun in Leo square to the nodes and Uranus, our EGO will get in the way. Our want for ease, special treatment, or to exercise our authority will be less likely to achieve than we would like. Our expectations can get in our way. Think back to August 21st. Have any specific troubles or personal anxieties been following you? Over the past months, how have these progressed and begun to be solved in different ways?
Now let us take a look at when Mars' Retrograde began. On the morning of October 30th, Mars stationed retrograde while Uranus and the North Node were still in conjunction by four degrees, creating oppositions to the Sun and Venus and the South Node, of course. The Sun and Venus also played a part in the Mar's transition into Gemini. Here we see their story progress from square to the opposition. Venus is ease, and the Sun is the ego. This opposition occurring in the sky while Mars stations retrograde furthers the narrative of Mars' time in Gemini, asking us to confront our comfort levels and ego!
Furthermore, this positioning of the planets and celestial points like the nodes confirms that change is imminent. The North Node and South node are activated by planets here, simultaneously drawing us back into old habits and out into the great unknown. This means that we are simultaneously being drawn back into the old and glimpsing the new, the possibilities of our life if we can let go of the old and step into a bit of discomfort for a while.
The next most significant aspect Mars Retrograde makes in its journey is a month later when the Full Moon in Gemini occurs at the exact degree of Mars Rx.
A Full Moon is always representing the culmination. This could mean heightened drama and busyness or full-circle moments that offer closure and endings to emotional cycles. With the Full Moon influencing Mars' transit (and vice versa), we can expect aggression in the drama or end of a cycle. It is essential to see how Gemini shows up in your chart. For example, Gemini rules my 4th house, and at this time, I received closure on some emotional situations thanks to some advice I received from my mom. However, the issues I was dealing with were my foundational beliefs around my ability to communicate. I aggressively resisted some feedback before I let myself understand what was going on. (Emotions, Mothers, and foundational beliefs are all 4th house themes, and Gemini indicates communication and knowledge).
Additional to the Full Moon, the Moon and Mars are making a close trine to Saturn, the planet of Karma and Structures. This Trine gives us a little hope because it symbolizes support coming to us, likely disguised as discomfort. After all, we are being told to take action toward changing our structures which will provide us with more support and ease in the coming weeks.
Mars in Gemini Horoscopes
Astrologer, Past Life Regression Therapist and Intuitive. Sarah writes articles on current astro happenings, historical astro interpretations and spiritual topics.