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Mar 30 – May 15, 2019
Mars invigorates like the first day of spring. Mars in Gemini is most refreshing and energizing for the mind. Light and bright, like a cleanse, it leaves us sparkling from the inside out. This cycle breathes new life into creative works, especially writing or music projects. Visualize fluffy seeds borne on the wind, or a singer in a sky blue dress, strumming her guitar beneath the sun, voice arcing to meet the clouds. Mars in an air sign brings inspiration, creative expression and social connectivity. Mars in Gemini makes us feel extroverted, curious and intellectually capable. Reach out and network with others, professionally or otherwise.
Mars transits shape our drive and ambition – Mars outlines the motivating factor. In Gemini, Mars is motivated by a deep need for mental/social stimulation. During this transit you may be particularly drawn to puzzles, games, journaling, reading or increased social activities. The pace of everyday life will pick up considerably. Inward tempests may manifest, spewing out in a cyclone of cutting sarcasm or petty arguments. Calm your mind by working with your hands.
Short trips, new books, writing letters, gardening, pranayama, arm and shoulder strengthening, spending time with birds, cloud gazing – all recommended. Mars in Gemini keeps the tendrils between body and mind sprouting. Think jokes and laughter, time spent with close friends or siblings, and creative flow. Gemini is easily bored and operates best when multitasking. Keep moving and stay busy. But don’t be surprised if you suddenly lose interest in something! That’s the Gemini way: obsessed one moment, aloof the next.
Mars enters Gemini in the midst of the Aries solar cycle, which is fucking awesome. I love this time of year. And Mercury Retrograde will be over! Just two aspects worth mentioning: first, Mars squares Neptune on Apr 27. At this juncture, we tend to feel inadequate or undeserving, or we may intentionally deny ourselves happiness. This is what happens when the water of Neptune in Pisces comes into contact with the air/fire energy of Mars in Gemini – a dousing of the spirit. We may be especially fearful of rejection or criticism. Stay in touch with reality. Be direct and assertive. Trust yourself.
On May 5, Mars opposes Jupiter. Both Mars and Jupiter are agents of fire, ruling Aries and Sagittarius respectively. Jupiter is currently “at home” in Sagittarius, which makes this planetary face-off even more fiery. Typical fire qualities like impulsiveness, strong sexual desire, or risky behavior may crop up. We might regress to a childlike ego. When we work with this energy, we nurture a healthy competitive spirit. Whatever happens, it will be inherently exciting. Leave this day empty, free of plans. If you are already a fiery person, it is wise to avoid social contact. Anger and restlessness come together at this juncture. Repetition of previous mistakes (lessons) is likely. Once again, when we work with this fire, it carries us to new, higher places. If we move too quickly in the name of adventure or exploration or pure enthusiasm, we may hunt or chase without aim. Channel this prodigious strength and energy, channel your optimistic inner child. A good day to spend outside or hiking. Move slowly to avoid accidents.
Mars in Gemini asks us to speak our truth. Draw upon the twins’ wit and versatility to direct your voice effectually. For protection, wear a blue scarf or bandana, or visualize a blue light at the throat. Power colors for Gemini are turquoise and metallics. Keep your mind open with Gemini Yoga. If you were born with Mars in Gemini, this is your Mars return. To find your Mars sign, click here.
Mantra: my mind is clear