Mars is now retrograde. This reversal will keep the planet in Gemini for a total of about seven months. Mars will leave the sign in March of 2023. We have about five months to go.
On the upside, Mars’ retrograde motion will maintain a trine to Saturn in Aquarius into mid December. This suggests there’s a handle on your knife though I admit many opt to avoid using it. I’m talking about controlling your Mars energy which in this case is manifesting mainly via your mouth and other communications.
The main challenge with this transit at this point is Mars’ square to Neptune. Gemini is known to for their crisp thinking. Fog is the wrong effect for this sideshow.
Mars can be deadly. If you do want to aim and fire, you want hit your target. This is hard to do with Neptune obscuring so much, so well. If you can’t positively identify your target, it’s probably best you avoid taking a shot… in order to act responsibly (Saturn).
Mars in Gemini squaring Neptune has also caused many to suffer anxiety. This nervous uncertainty has disabled some, to varying degrees.
There are two main ways to deal this this right now. One – you control (Saturn) your racing (Mars) mind (Gemini). Or two – you reject (Saturn) and transcend (Neptune) your apprehension or uneasiness.
I like this transit and I’m faring well with it. If you’re like me, I’d not worry about the retrograde at all. We’ll just be going back over information to pick up the pieces we missed.
In my case, Mars in Gemini is all about what I’m going to do or say or write. I have a document, “Ideas”, with all my writing prompts. Just bits that come to me? I got too busy to deal with it. Most likely I’ll get back on track during the retrograde period.
This is accurate into December. I will look at what’s ahead when we get closer to 2023 but I hope you see this is not a sky-falling situation no matter how many people say it is.
Also, note there are no planets in Virgo to double the trouble and annoyance. We’re already through one of the stickiest periods.
The main thing is to direct your rage, appropriately. If not, expect to be shot with your own gun because both Saturn and Neptune turn things around on person.
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How do you feel about retrograde Mars in Gemini?