You may have heard that Mars is about to be in Gemini for 31 weeks straight – now it is imminent. From August 20 until March 25, the action planet is in this most mercurial sign, promoting wit and narrative warfare.
If you like crazy plot twists and cryptic flirtations, you’re here already…Nearly. Or, if you’re reading this clutching your hypothetical pearls or looking for the ‘no, wtf’ setting – yes it is true. A lot of people thought it was a typo. Here are the need-to-knows.
Mars is in Gemini every two years and the usual length of time for Mars in a sign is six weeks. The last Mars in Gemini phase was March 5 to April 24 2021. This time it’s stretched out to nearly eight months because Mars is Retrograde from October 30 to January 12.
Mars Retrogrades occur every 26 months and they’re not an aberration, they’re part of the rhythm. While they’re not good times to initiate a dispute, they’re good for redressing past wrongs or super-intensive anything, especially covert. You also need to be mindful of where you’re beaming your focus and oomph as it’s possible to hurtle backwards at high velocity without realizing it until much later.
The last Mars Retrograde was in Aries, over late 2020 and the most recent Mars Retro in Gemini was from October 1990 until January 1991. However, the 1990 version began at 14° Gemini so the actual time Mars spent in Gemini was broken up a Taurean interlude.
This time the Retrograde starts at 25° Gemini so Mars does not exit Gemini and track back into Taurus at all. It is the longest time Mars will have spent in Gemini since 1943/1944.
What to expect? Well, this end of Pluto era time is chaotic, turbulent and transitional as it is so maybe Mars in Gemini non-stop will merge into the background lol. However, expect sped-up and intensified conflict and turf-wars within media companies and/or around information itself.
It’s brilliant for new media, fresh tech, mercurial relationships, writing, writers, actors and talkers. Any area of your personal birth chart between 8° and 25° Gemini will get a triple-run of Mars. It will be energized to the max.
This is the Magician Mars. Glib, dazzling, and agile, you conjure up words and resources like they’re elemental sprites that you command. You’re always armed with at least double the information that people think you have on them or the situation. You talk in multiple layers – riddle upon enigma upon cool reference and circle back or forth in time when it’s resonant for your message.
Comfortable on the cultural high or low ground, you’re witty on either and can befriend (but not in a cloying fashion) literally anyone. Weirdly, the strongest threat to your serenity is the one you’re the most clueless about – envy. Mars in Gemini people usually have little concept of how their cool eloquence and humor enrages a certain kind of person. It cannot be copied, no matter how much someone might study. You were born with this. Envious Vibe Vampires can clobber your confidence and you don’t even see it coming.
To be fair, people can also be irked by your amorality. Truth slows down the narrative so you sometimes substitute it with something a little bit speedier. And when people bore you, you flit off – it’s not deliberate, it’s reflexive. Your Mars in Gemini astro-mates include Tim Ferriss, Wendy Williams, Graydon Carter, and Catherine Tate.
Here are the most pertinent dates. I’ll be updating Mega Mystic members regarding more subtle factors of this trippy transit – squares to Neptune, recommended tactics etc, as well as sign-specific info in the horoscopes.
Mars in Gemini: Saturday August 20 – 7:56AM
Mars Retrograde: Sunday 30 October – 1:26PM – @25° Gemini
Mars Direct: Thursday 12 January 2023 – 8:56PM – @8° Gemini
Mars into Cancer: Saturday 25 March 2023 – 11:45AM
All times in Universal Time