Mars Retrograde In Gemini 2022/2023 – Slow Down! + Key Dates For This Transit…

Signatures Of The Upcoming Cycle And What You Need To Know!

Don’t Get Flustered – Pause As The Red Planet Slows!

In 2022 Mars begins its tour of Gemini, and spends a whopping 31 weeks in this sign.

Mars will appear to go backward in the skies in 2022 (very much grounded to a halt in 2023 at 8º till it appears direct), passing through the zodiac sign Gemini…

Read your Mars Retrograde Horoscope by sign, here OR read top tips and what to do during Mars Retrograde, here.

Here are the dates you need to know…

Mars Retrograde In Gemini – Key Dates To Note…

  • Mars enters Gemini: August 20th 2022 4.03 am EDT … 00º00′ (co-present with the Moon)
  • New Moon in Virgo square Mars: August 27th 2022 (read more on the New Moon here)
  • Mars aligns with Jupiter Retrograde in Aries: September 1st 2022 … 6º49′
  • Mars enters its shadow: September 3rd 2022 6.33 pm EDT … 8º07′
  • Mars trine Saturn in Aquarius: September 27th / 28th 2022 … 19º05′
  • Mars square Neptune in Pisces: October 12th 2022 … 23º21′
  • Mars Stations Retrograde: October 30th 2022 9.25 am EDT … 25º36′
  • Mars Retrograde square Neptune in Pisces: November 19th 2022 … 22º42′
  • Mars Retrograde trine Saturn in Aquarius: November 28th 2022 … 19º42′
  • Full Moon in Gemini (conjunct Mars): December 7th 2022 11.07 pm EST … 16º01′
  • Mars Stations Direct: January 12th 2023 3.56 pm EST … 8º07′
  • Mars clears its Retrograde zone: March 15th 2023 11.13 pm EDT … 25º36′
  • Mars enters Cancer: March 25th 2023 7.46 am EDT 00º00′

It’s no surprise that during this Mars Retrograde cycle in Gemini there’s lots to the story…

Gemini is the sign of communication and self-expression, of verbal trysts, wit and genius!

We can already see this transit playing out – in September Taurus Ana De Armas (born with Venus in Gemini) appeared as Gemini Marilyn Monroe in Blonde on Netflix

How will people respond to a double of Gemini Marilyn? Twitter Fights!

Gemini Kanye West is also hitting the headlines again.

Be aware of the people around you keen to make a POINT! Be cautious of traffic accidents, too…

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Saturn has been moving through Aquarius throughout 2021 and 2022, while Neptune has been in Pisces for a lot longer (since 2011/2012).

On its path through Gemini, Mars makes harmonious contact with Saturn, aligned in the air signs.

To me, this speaks of following the rules, social etiquette, being politically correct, on the side of humanity, gathering information on behalf of communities, having gone through some great changes at the level of society and its many groups (from continents and countries, to districts, cities and neighbourhoods, to niche sectors and interest groups online). 

Mars also clashes with Neptune, within a couple of weeks each way.

My interpretation of this is the struggle against mis-information, fakery, deception, loose outlooks on life (drug abuse, apathy and tuning out through scrolling, streaming or addictions to our screens).

Full Moon in Gemini 2022…

This is a key moment of illumination.

Mars will be back at a point on the Zodiac wheel before having made contact to Saturn or Neptune.

It’s almost a moment of reprieve, where we get to focus and tackle things at a very basic level (with Neptune & Jupiter not directly involved).

Definitely one to watch, a high moment for the themes of Gemini… Read more about the Full Moon in Gemini, here – horoscope coming soon!

How Will This Mars Retrograde Play Out For You?

Of course, this cycle of Mars Retrograde will affect different people in different ways.

Read your Mars Retrograde Horoscope by sign!

It’s worth noting if you have planets in Gemini, in the Air Signs, the Mutable Signs, or just being familiar with your chart and referencing the points above may be interesting.

Look for the ‘hot’ degrees, 25º is the point that Mars appears retrograde, but consider Saturn and Neptune too – the fixed signs are getting transits from Uranus too.

Read more about Saturn square Uranus, here.

Discover where Mars falls in your chart in the free birth chart calculator.

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