Category: Astrology by Dale Written by Dale Osadchuk
The Mars journey through Gemini 20 August 2022 to 25 March 2023
The long and winding road.
YES!!! Those dates are correct. Mars, the planet of life force, desire, and action, usually spends about 6 weeks in a zodiac sign. But he will go on his retrograde journey on Oct 30, 2022 at 25 degrees Gemini until he moves direct at 08 degrees Gemini on 12 January 2023. He leaves Gemini on 25 March 2023.
Therefore he is in the sign of how we communicate for 7 months. Gemini is also the sign of duality. But the Sabian Symbol that activates this Mars journey is “A glass-bottomed boat reveals undersea wonders” the feeling is one of WONDER. How beautiful. How exciting. A NEW DIMENSION OF REALITY IS PERCEIVED BY THE EARNEST INQUIRER. (An Astrological Mandala by Dane Rudhyar). The message is be guided by your inner knowing. Be open and receptive to new possibilities. When Mars does retrograde review, re-access, rethink your focus. Are you creating what you really want? Again I am reminded of Wayne Dyer’s message “change your thoughts and you change your life”.
Mars in Gemini activates the Tarot Constellation of The Lovers, relationship and choice. So relationships will be tested during this journey. The theme is the choice to unite in love or to separate in fear. In a recent article in the Mountain Astrologer Magazine on Mars Retrograde astrologer Colin Bedell introduces the concept “Words are windows or they’re walls” That theme will be emphasized during this Mars journey. Windows open us to other viewpoints. Walls close us off. In Esoteric Astrology the planet Mars is found on the 6th Ray of Idealism and Devotion. This can be a difficult Ray as Neptune (what is true, what is not true, what should never be true) is also found here. Mid October and Mid November Mars in Gemini will square Neptune in Pisces (being guided by our spiritual essence or being caught in illusion). Gemini is a 2nd Ray sign. Love Wisdom and the Path of Illumination. I have always seen Gemini as a search for our Soul connection, pure positive energy. Let that be your guide.
The planetary guide for this Mars in Gemini journey is Mercury, our thoughts, perceptions, ideas, and style of communication. At the start of this journey Mercury is in Virgo (mind, body, spirit healing and integration) but he is also opposite Neptune in Pisces (illusion or illumination). So the question “what is true, what is not true” has already been activated. Mercury will be retrograde Sept 09 in Libra (relationship) until Oct 02 in Virgo (healing) when he moves direct and again opposes Neptune in Pisces. The second Mercury retrograde happens 29 Dec 2022 to 08 Jan 2023 in the sign of Capricorn (our Soul Purpose Path). And remember Mars is still retrograde until 12 Jan 2023. Review and realign your vision. Capricorn is society. There is hope for us yet.
In Esoteric Astrology the planet Venus is the Soul Centered ruler of Gemini so she also guides Mars. On Sept 14 she will end her Morning Star journey and enter the underworld asking us to focus on what is of true value and importance. She will be in Virgo (healing and integration) and will square Mars (motivation for change in relationship). So definitely a looking within time. She will begin her Evening Star journey on Oct 22 at 28 degrees Libra just before Mars retrogrades. Evening Star Venus asks us to find Oneness Within and harmony in relationship especially the relationship to self. She will still be invisible until Dec 03 when she appears on the western horizon asking us all to live in harmony. She will be in Sagittarius at the time opposite Mars in Gemini. Together they are asking us to release duality and choose to unite in love. Venus is also the guide for the North Node (new directions) and Uranus (breakthrough) in Taurus (what is of true value and importance). Uranus (new consciousness) will be in square aspect to Saturn (old consciousness) Sept 14 to Oct 23. Breakthrough or break down. Squares ask us to find new ways of doing things. As mentioned Oct 22 is when Venus begins her Evening Star journey, at oneness within and harmony.
In the Northern hemisphere our Animal Totem guide for Mars in Gemini is Deer, sensitivity, empathy, and compassion. Deer also calls us to new adventures something Mars craves. In the Southern Hemisphere you are guided by Owl, the wisdom to discern the truth from illusion. But wherever we live these Totems will guide us when we call on them. The Clan Mother for this Mars Journey is Storyteller. She is the guardian of the Magical Spirit and pathfinder of the new way. She teaches us how to listen but also how to speak from the Heart when we share our truth. She guides us as we write our new story. (The 13 Original Clan Mothers by Jamie Sams)
I know this is a lot of information. We will continue to expand the energy in our New and Full Moon posts. For now open windows do not build walls as you navigate this long and winding road. The Sun enters Virgo on Aug22/23 Mind, Body, and Spirit Healing.
Namaste and blessings,
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