Today, energetic Mars moves into Gemini, the sign of the mind, communication, activity, and engagement. Mars spent about 2 months in the sign of Taurus, slowing down movement, and Mars in Gemini picks up steam. We're definitely not slowing down as much with Mars in Gemini!
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Mars in Gemini 2021
Mars spends about 2 months in each sign, so it comes back to a sign after about 2 years. This means Mars was not in Gemini in 2020, and the last time was March 31st - May 15th 2019. Look back to that period to get an idea of how this energy plays out for you personally.
Mars spent a prolonged period in Aries in 2020 thanks to being retrograde (appearing to move backward) in this sign, and spent almost half of 2020 in Aries. Mars movement into Taurus was welcome after that, helping slow things down and give us a chance to catch our breath.
Mars in Gemini is going to last until April 23rd 2021. This gives us nearly 2 months to use the Gemini energy, which helps us to not only come up with new ideas and plans but take action with them. We can pursue opportunities that give us the chance to make ideas something tangible. We can keep our schedules packed, wanting to have plenty to do so we can use up the mental energy we have. Engaging with others can help with that, so we can be more sociable and share what's on our minds.
This Mars in Gemini period comes with Jupiter and Saturn in Aquarius, a fellow air sign. This puts them trine, which is a beneficial aspect, so we have the opportunities we want thanks to Jupiter, and the discipline we need thanks to Saturn.
Mars in Gemini will also conjunct (align with) the North Node in Gemini on March 23rd 2021, which may propel us forward with ideas and thoughts. We may feel pushed to do so, and there can be discomfort with that, but it ultimately helps us take action in a way that is aligned with our purpose and utilizes our potential.
Mars in Gemini will square, which is a hard aspect, Mercury and Neptune in Pisces (Mercury in March 23rd, Neptune on April 9th), and this might disrupt focus. Mercury is the natural ruler of Gemini, so we may have difficulty with managing our mental energy and being focused on what we want. We may lack mental boundaries, and may struggle with understanding. With Neptune, we may see imagination take over and make action a little difficult. A little time off for rest may be needed.
Mars in Gemini Mini Horoscopes
(read your Sun and Rising signs for a more accurate view; if you don't know your Rising sign, go create a natal chart for free on astro.com and use the video on the Free Astrology Courses page to find your placements; and remember that horoscopes are meant for "entertainment purposes only" - use good judgment!)
Aries: This period can greatly stimulate your mind, and you can focus on trying to come up with short-term plans for your ideas, work on filling up your schedule, and sharing what you know with others. It can be good for gathering information you may need later, and furthering your knowledge.
Taurus: This period can slow energy down for you to a more normal pace, and you can take your time with decisions and actions. Once you do get moving forward with something, you can see it all the way through, and believe in it fully.
Gemini: This period can greatly increase your energy and drive, and it can be a time to focus on opportunities for new beginnings of all kinds. You can start new projects and ventures that you focus on for the next 2 years of your life, so make sure you're invested.
Cancer: This period can slow energy down for you, and you can be more easily drained by time spent with others or by work and chores. You may need more rest and time away from demands, if you can get it. You can explore your subconscious motivations, and do a deep cleaning.
Leo: This period can focus on changes you want to work on making now, and you can talk this over with others and come up with ideas and plans for change. You can expand your social circle, and the connections you have can be beneficial.
Virgo: This period can increase your ambition, and you can focus on making sure you're going in the right direction. You can get rewarded for what you've done right, and reach new heights. You may work on ideas and plans for existing and new goals, and connections can help you make progress.
Libra: This period can open you up to possibilities and opportunities, and you can be more optimistic about your life and the future. You can embrace learning new things, sharing wisdom, having new experiences, and expanding parts of your life that could use the fresh air.
Scorpio: This period can focus on finding solutions to vexing problems, and you might need to work on transformations to make that happen. You can perform research to understand better, and you can work at the roots so the change is one that lasts.
Sagittarius: This period can bring attention to the people in your life and your relationships, and you can be more engaging with others. You may feel you have more energy and drive with a partner, and may focus on strengthening commitment to what you care about.
Capricorn: This period can get you organized and structured, and you can work to get as much done as you can. You can tackle work projects, tasks and chores at home, and any of the other little things on your list. Your productivity can soar, and you can come up with new ideas to be even better.
Aquarius: This period can increase your creative energy, and you can come up with lots of new ideas and plans for what you want to create. You can be more joyful, fun-loving, and want more time to do what you love and be with who you love. Connect to your heart.
Pisces: This period can increase your emotional energy, and you can feel more driven by what you feel. This can help you find inspiration, but it also means you need an outlet for your emotions so it doesn't get out of control. Strengthen yourself internally, and give yourself support.
Suggested Reading: The Transit Mars page for general interpretations