In the sign of Gemini, Mars went retrograde from October 30, 2022, until January 12, 2023. It will remain in Gemini until March 26, 2023, occupying this area of the zodiac for an unusually long time.
Mars Retrograde in Gemini Year 2023
Let’s take a closer look at how the universe seems to be preparing us to work with the energies of Mars while in Gemini.
Mars is the planet of vigor and drive.
Considered the planet of vigor, drive and action. Ancient astrologers depicted Mars as the God of War, a valiant warrior who rode through the city in a chariot drawn by the horses Phobos (Fear) and Deminia (Terror).
He can spread terror and fear wherever he goes, but also triumph over it and this is one of how we can use Mars energy.
Can help you expand or contract
Fears can push you toward limits, obstacles and smallness, as Mars did when he rode in his horse-drawn chariot, or we can ride our fears with courage and confidence to live the life of our dreams and our highest purposes.
According to contemporary astrology, Mars represents your sex drive, your masculine side, your egoic brain, your energy levels and your capacity for action. It also symbolizes your fears. It rules the head, which leads us to be overconfident or haughty and endows us with a natural leadership ability.
The Mars Retrograde Cycle
Mars travels through the zodiac in about two years and performs a retrograde during that time. When a planet appears to be orbiting backward from Earth, this is known as retrograde.
This was seen as a signal by ancient astrologers that it was time to review the past, re-evaluate and re-evaluate, particularly about matters concerning the planet’s energy.
Mars retrogradation is the least frequent of all the planets, so this period amplifies the Mars energy in your life because it occurs so infrequently. As a result, now is a good time to:
- Analyze the energy you choose to expend
- Maintain your energy
- Analyze the forces that drive your behavior
- Accept your masculine qualities and facets
- Review your interests and goals
- Rebuild your ego-brain
- Be aware of your sexual well-being
At times, it can arouse irrational feelings, test your leadership abilities and complicate power struggles in which you become involved. Mars rules your head, so it can sometimes worsen physical symptoms such as headaches.
The manifestations of retrograde Mars can be quite varied, but the fact that it is retrograding and spending so much time in Gemini gives you a clue as to how this energy can manifest.
Mars Retrograde in Gemini
The zodiac sign of the twins is Gemini. The balance between body and soul is represented by the twins, one of which is mortal and the other eternal. We are both a soul and a body and we are on this journey to inspire both aspects of who we are.
Gemini also rules verbal and mental exchanges, as well as interpersonal relationships. As Mercury is your ruling planet, this Mars retrograde energy in 2022-2023 may very well have a “Mercury retrograde flavor.”
In addition, from December 29 to January 18, 2023, Mercury will also station retrograde during this Mars retrograde period. This will be a very slow period with very strong retrograde energy.
However, it is useful to keep in mind that the Universe is using this to slow you down, pull you in and force you to reconsider. It may cause problems with technology, delays in your contracts or travel, or make it harder for you to think clearly or communicate.
Mars slows things down
Makes it difficult for you to take action and use your energy in the outside world. Mars is the planet of action and energy.
You almost feel like you have to take a few steps back and reevaluate before moving forward because Mars is moving “backward”. Also, there is the possibility that you may experience low motivation or the need to question where your true motivations come from and whether they are in line with your goals.
Just as when Mercury is retrograde, making big decisions or moving forward with something new during a Mars retrograde is prone to lead to mistakes, blunders and the eventual need to go back and review things.
Mars retrograde in Gemini can bring to light the reasons why we choose certain modes of self-expression and interpersonal communication. Do your actions originate from genuine alignment or a sense of obligation?
Under this energy, you can check your interactions with your ego. We examine any unhealthy habits or the way your egoic mind may mislead or guide you, as you may need to trust your egoic mind because it is the voice of survival and helps you navigate this physical world.
Gemini may awaken your inner voice
You may hear more people talking or feel the need to express your true feelings. The opposite could also be true and we could find that you are unable to express your emotions.
Conversely, you may feel the need to examine and be honest with yourself before opening up to others.
You need to be aware that strong Mars energy can cause us to become impulsive and bring out those fiery emotions.
Come back to your center whenever you feel especially irritable, examine what’s behind it all and pay attention to whatever message your inner voice may be trying to send you.
The powerful antidote to whatever this Mars retrograde energy in Gemini is stirring up in your life will be communication with your inner world.
Finally, Mars retrograde can make you hesitate before you act, so slow down, breathe and try not to move too fast.
Makes you more accident-prone and since it is in Gemini at this time, you should be especially careful with your hands and fingers, as these are the parts of the body that Gemini rules.
With information from Tanaaz for foreverconscious.com