You can expect to be quite the multi-tasker under this transit, taking on different projects and activities that bring a lot of mental stimulation. For many (myself included) this could be a welcomed reprieve from Mars’ transit of Taurus – a rather slow and plodding experience. An increase in acquired knowledge and accomplished tasks is likely.
At the same time, however, we may become overly stimulated by this transit, which can lead to anxiety, feelings of overwhelm, and mental distress. When Geminis are inundated with information – be it in a classroom setting or new environments – the sign is known to “breakdown” taking on the energy of its “Twin,” which is more irritable, on-edge, and mentally unstable.
Thus, typical rule of thumb for Mars in Gemini is to pace yourself. Try not to stretch your energy too thin unless you want to burnout. Indulge curiosities but ration your efforts. Pay attention to your mental health and give your mind a rest when needed.
This advice will be even more important once Mars stations retrograde October 30, 2022 – March 23, 2023. In astrology, Mars connects us to our assertive drives – when retrograde, our assertive drives are blocked. Happening in the sign of Gemini, mental efforts may be compromised. Communication delays, transportation holdups, and technological breakdowns (all things that keep us mentally “connected”) will undergo strain. I should also point out that this is all happening during the upcoming mid-term elections here in the United States.
The more you can do to establish certain agreements now, and clear up communications, the better. Setbacks you encounter may be revealed while Mars is in direct motion, so be sure to dot your I’s and cross your T’s.
A planet retrograde is an intended message from the universe to pause and redirect. As a mutable sign, Gemini is flexible and adaptable – you should be the same.
Check your horoscopes to see what’s in store. Don’t forget to read for your Ascendant sign too.