Mars Enters Gemini — April 21st 2017

Hearty and passionate Mars enters Gemini on April 21st at 5:32 AM EST (add one hour for DST) staying until entering Cancer on June 4/5th. After blundering his way through Taurus, and being able to intimidate anyone weaker, he has had a good run while in Fixed Earthy Taurus, as they share an attitude of determination and fortitude. However, as Taurus has patience and reliability within his realm, Mars prefers a more ardent and reckless abandon when getting to his goals. Taurus had a tempering effect on Mars more impulsive escapades, and Mars has had his fill, now he is ready for a lighter and more amenable companion in his tour around the Zodiac.

Gemini will fill the bill — Airy and Mutable in nature, Mars will find a grand companion for his more light-hearted and perhaps irrational forays during this stay. Mars will be in his most flirtatious mode in Gemini, wanting  happy-go-lucky relationships and spirited and carefree acquaintances! Not that a Mars in Gemini can’t be a faithful companion, indeed Mars nature is one of ownership and desire, however — in Gemini there will have to be a reasonably confident and strong partner who won’t be intimidated by Mars in Gemini’s constant need for approval and coquettish behavior.

I find Mars in Gemini a delightful and an amusing character — quite different from his usual bravado and audacity! There is a little bit of uneasiness for Mars, and his usual confident and bold manner is softened by Gemini’s brilliant mind and capricious manner. These two will find a way to work together, and have the time of their lives while doing so. We must remember that Mercury is still in Rx mode until going direct in Aries on May 3rd, so any new plans or ideas started now may be delayed or need to be redone after Mercury is well on its direct pathway.

Another way that Gemini can affect Mars is by allowing whatever is on his mind to be quickly out of his mouth! There is much less moderation or restraint, in Mars wanting to share his every thought, often to the consternation of his nearest and dearest! This can lead to many family “secrets” being revealed, or just prosaically passing on something that was to be kept within one’s personal opinions or perhaps judgements. Oh well — with age perhaps there will be wisdom, but somehow this combination is all about the NOW!

On the 6th of May, Mars in Gemini encounters Uranus in Aries, in the evening when there might be a clash of ego’s or some upset that gets Mars motor running! Try to back off if anyone seems to be in the mood for a fight or conflict of any sort. Since this is a Saturday night — alcohol may enhance the emotional stakes — use your higher mind to just walk away from those who would challenge you. On the 11th around the lunch hour Mars in Gemini has a dust-up with Neptune in Pisces, you may find you don’t have all the facts in a given situation, allow a little time to pass when later in the day your mind will be better able to handle the problem. The 12th during the morning rush hour, Mars in Gemini meets up with jovial Jupiter in Libra — bringing brilliant ideas into the realm, and allowing your day to start off on a positive note., or perhaps starting a long weekend respite. The morning hours of the 19th brings a bitter mix-up with Pluto in Capricorn — there will be no winners here, just go with the flow and allow any anger to just wash away. In the wee hours of the 29th Mars in opposition to Saturn in Sagittarius may find you at odds with a friend — try to assuage their feelings and help them to get home safely. The evening hours of the 30th brings a positive connection with Uranus that can help you see the innovative side of a project, and begin to make plans to move forward with a long-held dream. Enjoy the lighter side of Mars in Gemini, a facile mind, enhanced sense of humor, and energy to spare — while remembering to use a little common-sense when encountering some of those outre happenings that might go over-the-top and get you in trouble. Bask in the capricious, light-hearted and whimsical aura of Mars in Gemini — give in to your inner child and find that area of unconstrained joy that we all knew when we were young.

Mars in Gemini Love Style — this Mars is quite different from any other sign of the Zodiac, in that Mars truly enjoys the whimsy and flirtatiousness of Gemini — and Gemini enjoys the energy, power and determination of Mars! We have a powerhouse of can-do-it spirit, melded with innovation and intelligence. The downside with this duo can be a lack of cohesion in how to meet their goals — Mars wants instant gratification and a fast-track to his desires — whereas Gemini is impatient in many areas, but knows when to opt for quality over quantity. A bit more insistent on having beauty and elegance in her life, Gemini finds that Mars falls short because he wants what he wants, and he wants it NOW — not necessarily the best of the best, or the most rewarding — but good enough. This will set Mars teeth on edge, as he sees his ultimate objectives being left in the dust. Gemini — although usually extremely amenable won’t give up her insistence on those areas that she deems important enough to go for the best she can get.

There can be agreement when Gemini using her facile wit, rare intelligence and ability to seemingly conform to others tastes and mannerisms, will outmaneuver Mars Bull-in-a-china-shop mentality and his impetuosity in moving too fast and too soon. Gemini will somehow hone in on Mars true feelings and desires, and will offer alternative plans and objectives that will appeal to Mars masculinity and bravado.

Mars in Gemini is always going to be flirtatious and needing appreciation, and Gemini will be more than able to provide a place of comfort, safety and interesting adventures. They will often dance a merry dance, but their timing may often be a little off. Soon, though — they will find themselves in step and enjoying this Fiery/Airy combination of passion, innovation, strength and a quirky eccentricity. This diverse blending can move mountains, if only they rely on each others strengths and brilliant originality! A match for the ages — a match forever!