Mars in Gemini: The Hero’s Journey Has Begun 🔥











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Between now and Halloween Mars will travel through most of the swirling mutability of Gemini, pivoting on October 30 into a long retrograde that will include many twists and turns.

Mars is our energy and battery pack and Mercury ruled Gemini governs our nervous system, so we’re likely to need some assistance in the form of adrenal supporting herbs before this is all done (Mars direct Jan 13 and Mars into Cancer on March 25). I recommend ashwaganda, rhodiola, or the ginsengs, based on your constitution.

All retrogrades are medicine journeys and this one will offer a deep dive around all things Mercurial: words, language, navigation, learning, teaching, and overall orientation to what is.

Life has had a lot of twists and turns over the last few years and we have been asked to be very adaptable. This transit will continue this theme.

Where are you stuck in place? Where have you had trouble being flexible? The next seven months are like a suppleness intensive. The main work will be to stay grounded and focused, to avoid being scattered and inconstant.

As Neptune in Pisces will play a long and winding role in this passion play, we are reminded that that charting our course by the light of the divine is always helpful when things get confusing.

In general, keep your wits about you, stay grounded in all the ways you know how, and get ready for a “choose your own adventure” type of transit.

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Monday August 22 Sending out a warm welcome to the Sun into Virgo. Here we find the sensitive healer who lives to improve and distill the physical realm. It’s such a natural sign for herbalists, natural scientists, farmers and gardeners. Virgos seek to insert themselves into the natural cycles of nature, and do some conducting and directing. Like Psyche sorting the sesame seeds from the poppy seeds, Virgo is designed to do very refined types of work. The Cancer Moon makes a square to Jupiter today, amplifying feelings to the maximum.

Mercury trine Pluto grants us x-ray vision, which is useful for examining our own motives, something not always visible. Use to do some weeding and clean up in the way you’re telling the stories of your life to yourself and others. Cast off the detritus. Let the sea carry away the jetsam.

Tuesday August 23 Deeeep feelings are all around us today as the monthly deep dive by the Cancer Moon opposite Pluto is flavored by Neptune and Ketu. It’s a gothic day. Find something dramatic to watch or listen to, to celebrate and use.

Wednesday August 24 Things lighten up today as the Leo Moon is playing with Mars & Venus over the next couple of days. Flirting is a sport under these conditions. Also you can play With some kids, or play Like a kid for good results. Inner children love to be fed with play.

Thursday August 25 The Leo Moon joins Venus as it lights up the on-going grand cross made of the fixed signs. Things are good… but a little tense as all points of the square demand equal expression, thus your marching orders are: Feel love dramatically, but in a grounded and aligned way, that intersects deeply into the physical and emotional bodies, and let it take you to the next level of your life here on earth in 2022. Mercury enters Libra, Venus’s daytime sign bringing a focus to fairness and balance.

Friday August 26 Venus square Uranus on the Moon’s nodes, on Venus’s day, is a delightfully unconventional transit that will bring out a bit of the kink in anyone. Get freaky today somehow and enjoy a delicious push against the grain.

Saturday August 27 The Moon is reborn at 04° Virgo, exactly square to Mars in the sign of her kin; Gemini. It’s time to slow down and get really grounded. We’re going to need it for the next 7 months as we make the entire Mars retrograde transit. The New Moon features Venus in Leo opposes Saturn in Aquarius at the 20th degree. They are turned in towards each other, amplified by the Nodes…

Sunday August 28 We are holding a steady gaze between Venus and Saturn as the nodes amplify the bendings of this configuration, Mercury and Mars are being charmingly coquettish. Relationships are the main theme right now, of all sorts. What are the underlying, implicit agreements? What needs to be massaged into place from a lingering misalignment? This is fine tuning and healing astrology.






Southern Hemisphere based on Sydney time zone

Monday August 22 The Gemini Moon makes a square to Mercury in Virgo which is square to Neptune. This is like an honorary Mercury retrograde day so use it as a creative opportunity to look at things you take for granted or do in a certain way always…differently.

Tuesday August 23 Sending out a warm welcome to the Sun into Virgo. Here we find the sensitive healer who lives to improve and distill the physical realm. It’s such a natural sign for herbalists, natural scientists, farmers and gardeners. Virgos seek to insert themselves into the natural cycles of nature, and do some conducting and directing. Like Psyche sorting the sesame seeds from the poppy seeds, Virgo is designed to do very refined types of work. The Cancer Moon makes a square to Jupiter today, amplifying feelings to the maximum.

Mercury trine Pluto grants us x-ray vision, which is useful for examining our own motives, something not always visible. Use to do some weeding and clean up in the way you’re telling the stories of your life to yourself and others. Cast off the detritus. Let the sea carry away the jetsam.

Wednesday August 24 Deeeep feeelung are all around us today as the monthly deep dive by the Cancer Moon opposite Pluto is flavored by Neptune and Ketu. It’s a gothic day. Find something dramatic to watch or listen to, to celebrate and use.

Thursday August 25 Things lighten up today as the Leo Moon is playing with Mars & Venus over the next couple of days. Flirting is a sport under these conditions. Also you can play With some kids, or play Like a kid for good results. Inner children love to be fed with play.

Friday August 26 The Leo Moon joins Venus as it lights up the on-going grand cross made of the fixed signs. Things are good… but a little tense as all points of the square demand equal expression, thus your marching orders are: Feel love dramatically, but in a grounded and aligned way, that intersects deeply into the physical and emotional bodies, and let it take you to the next level of your life here on earth in 2022.

Mercury enters Libra, Venus’s daytime sign bringing a focus to fairness and balance.

Saturday August 27 Venus square Uranus on the Moon’s nodes, on Venus’s day, is a delightfully unconventional transit that will bring out a bit of the kink in anyone. Get freaky today somehow and enjoy a delicious push against the grain.

Sunday August 28 The Moon is reborn at 04° Virgo, exactly square to Mars in the sign of her kin; Gemini. It’s time to slow down and get really grounded. We’re going to need it for the next 7 months as we make the entire Mars retrograde transit. The New Moon features Venus in Leo opposes Saturn in Aquarius at the 20th degree. They are turned in towards each other, amplified by the Nodes…









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