Happy Sunday and almost April!
Tomorrow, as we begin April, Mars, the planet of action, energy and drive, moves out of Taurus and into Gemini, meaning we start April off on an energetically higher vibration.
For more on this transit please enjoy this blog by the fabulous Lexie Rollet and don’t forget to check out her offerings and astro courses (she is offering an 11% discount to Soulstrology Members!) and connect with her on Instagram.
MARS IN GEMINI
Coming off of Mars in Taurus, we are probably a little ready for the energy planet to be in such an active sign. With the onset of Aries season, I’m sure you had plenty of interest to do something, to start something. But have you yet? If your answer is “No”, don’t feel bad. Mars in Taurus really isn’t a placement that inspires immediate action.
No worries, though! For the rest of the Aries season, Mars will be in Gemini, which is an EXCELLENT combination. For all of you astro-savvy people, this is what we would call a sextile aspect. These two signs work extremely well with each other, but what’s even more important are the planets involved. Mars is the natural ruler of Aries so since the Sun is in Aries, we must look to Mars to help us understand just how active this Aries season really is.
As said earlier, the first few weeks, although there was a desire to get shit done (Aries Sun), there probably wasn’t a huge energetic push to actually do it (Taurus Mars). With Mars in Gemini now, this will definitely change. Everything that Aries is inspiring you to do will have the support of intellectual and high energy Gemini. Here are some important things to know about Gemini and how Mars expresses itself in this sign:
Gemini is the mutable air sign of the zodiac. The air element puts the majority of Gemini’s energy in the mind. Gemini is ruled by Mercury, which adds brilliance to Gemini’s mind. The mutable nature makes Gemini an adapter who wants to help the situation. When Mars is here, as long as there is an established direction (put in place by Aries), Gemini can make it intellectually possible. If there is no direction that is established, Mars in Gemini can express itself through anxiety, nervous energy, and continuous thought.
Mars also governs our sexual energy. Mars in Gemini sexual energy is all about the mind. I know. You’re shocked. But seriously, the best way for us to get in the mood during this season is to experience it in the mind first. Connect on an intellectual level with your sexual partner, write a collaborative erotic novel through your texts back and forth, start talking about what you’re going to do that night when you first wake up in the morning. It’s all about creating a mental desire and enjoying the lead up to the actual act, more so than the act itself.
Some words of caution with this Mars transit: don’t allow yourself to be “all talk”. This is a tendency when Mars is in Gemini: action looks more like talking about action. Yes, things will be discussed and quickly decided upon. This is even a wonderful time to use words (written or spoken) to motivate and inspire people to get on board with you! But don’t stay in the “inspire” phase. You will need to show the actions that you’re promising.
Now, for some insight for each sign while Mars in Gemini:
ARIES/ARIES RISING: The power of persuasion is on your side during this transit. All of those big and bold ideas of yours can be made possible with the power of intellectual and communicative Mars in Gemini. You should have no issue asserting yourself and speaking your mind during this transit. Just check that temper. No use in shooting yourself in the foot with unnecessary arguments.
TAURUS/TAURUS RISING: Manifest that money, Taurus!! Has Aries inspired some ideas for you to get some extra cash? Great! Now let Mars do its work! Talk up the idea, share your message with others, inspire and motivate, apply intellect - not just emotion. By employing Gemini traits, Mars will have a better chance of manifesting more money. Just make sure there’s a plan for the money once you’ve acquired it.
GEMINI/GEMINI RISING: Hello Mars! With Mars in your home, you might find yourself making even impulsive decisions than you did before! You’re a little less likely to listen to advice and counsel during this time, which is kind of ideal for you if you want to get anything done. Advice from others is great, but it could cause you to change your mind too soon.
CANCER/CANCER RISING: Mars is in your spiritual house during this transit. This is really pulling your energy inward. Your feelings, your intuition, your thoughts, even your sexual drive may all be in high gear, but difficult to let bubble to the surface. Let this be a time to deeply connect with yourself again.
LEO/LEO RISING: Take it to the masses! The energy planet is in your house of community and friendships which is great for getting other people involved in what you’re trying to accomplish! You may even feel a sense of responsibility for these people, like what you’re trying to accomplish will benefit them, as well. Just make sure to not get into unnecessary arguments.
VIRGO/VIRGO RISING: Lots of energy for your career right now!! Take initiative, lean into your ambition, and use the Gemini communication powers to inspire others to get involved with your plans. You definitely like to air on the side of “doing it all yourself” but use this transit to challenge yourself to motivate other people to help you.
LIBRA/LIBRA RISING: You may feel driven to sharing your philosophies with others. Connect with people on shared values, ethics, and ideals in order to inspire the action you desire. This may also be a wonderful time to do some traveling! Live life to the fullest while Mars is in Gemini! You deserve it!
SCORPIO/SCORPIO RISING: It’s sexy time for you during this transit (but when is it not sexy time, Scorpio??). This time around, it’s extremely important for you to get turned on in the mind, first. And yeah, there might be some energy inspiring you to pursue multiple people. Just make sure you’re not doing anything that’s out of line with the lifestyle you’re currently living.
SAGITTARIUS/SAGITTARIUS RISING: You’re definitely known for your independence, Sag, and with Mars being in your house of partnership right now, the script isn’t really changing. But it does add a bit of impulsivity. You might find yourself making some impulsive moves, maybe even being a little bit aggressive. Whoever is fortunate enough to win your affections will most assuredly be gifted with your ramped up sex drive.
CAPRICORN/CAPRICORN RISING: How are those fitness and health goals going? Meh? Well, Mars is here to give you a boost! Quickly pick a plan of attack and go all in on it. If the plan could involve a few different ways to move your body, that would be ideal so you don’t get bored. This is also a time to put in some much-needed energy into your daily work tasks.
AQUARIUS/AQUARIUS RISING: It’s quite a time for competition! Maybe get involved in rec-sports so you can burn off some of that competitive energy. Otherwise, you may take that competitive edge to the bedroom. Maybe that’s actually a good thing right now? But ultimately, get into the romantics of it all and excite in the mind first. Really lay into the adventure leading up to getting physical.
PISCES/PISCES RISING: Got some home projects in mind? This would be a great time to get after them! Make a mentally stimulating game out of it with all the members of your household (even if it’s just you). If you aren’t intellectually inspired and there isn’t too much going on, you’ll lose interest pretty quickly. Watch out for conflict within the home during this time. Arguments are more apt to happen.