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  • Writer's pictureRuby Falconer

Mars in Gemini for 7 months.

Mars, the God of War, principle of action, creativity, and manifestation, enters the air sign Gemini from August 20, 2022, until March 23, 2023. Mars will be retrograde in Gemini from October 30, 2022, to January 12, 2023.

In traditional astrology, Venus determines our values, what we want to receive. Mars is the quality of energy that we send out to manifest that which we most value. Mars in Gemini moves fast and can be erratic. This position is easily distracted; the mission sometimes confused by external stimuli. Mars in Gemini needs a strong connection to heart-directed values.

During the time that Mars is retrograde, Mars will be in a challenging relationship (a square) to mysterious and mystical Neptune and to expansive Jupiter, both in Pisces. In the language of Shamanic Egyptian Astrology, Neptune is Nephthys, the Keeper of the Mysteries Behind the Veils. Mars is allied with Set, the Warrior King; Jupiter is Horus, the Young King. In Egyptian myth Set and Horus become embroiled in a centuries-long war, a classic battle between the status quo and new energy. It must be noted that the relationship between these three will be strong during the run-up to, during, and after the 2022 US mid-term elections.

The third quarter square between Saturn (Sobek) and Uranus (Wadjet) will be strong during Mars’ retrograde period. Venus (Isis) will be in Scorpio and moving into a T-square with Saturn and Uranus. These are difficult and confusing energies, suggesting that this Mars in Gemini period is going to be a wild ride.

How can we best cope with this intense and crazy energy? Connect with your heart, what has value and meaning in your life. Don’t let go – no matter what. Allow love to guide your actions and your life.

August 20, 2022, by Ruby Falconer. Available for chart readings.

Image: Naya Battlemage by Steve Argyle

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