Here’s What You Should Do with This Mars Transit

We’re here today to talk about another unusual yet exciting transit that will some eclectic energy into your life—Mars in Gemini.

Mars is the planet of action, the planet of passion, the planet that drives us to go after what we want in life. And when it’s in Gemini, a quick-witted Air sign, you’ll feel a spring in your step that encourages uplifted, positive forward motion.

This year, Mars moves into Gemini on August 20th, where it will remain for an unusual SEVEN MONTHS until the end of March 2023.

In addition, Mars will go retrograde in this sign on October 30th, 2022, and remain there until the new year. So, while you may feel that uplifting, positive energy for a couple of months, be prepared for a shift in the cosmos later this year.

For this reason, it’s even more important to take a deeper look into this transit to find out what energy it will bring into your life. How can you make the most of it (and prepare for Mars retrograde!)?

What is Mars in Gemini?

Mars is energetic and passionate – think of it as the astrological equivalent of your morning coffee. It gives you a boost, especially when it’s in a sign like Gemini.

As an Air sign, Gemini is intellectual and thought-driven. This sign is ruled by the mind, a sign that interprets the world through perception rather than feeling.

Gemini encourages deep thought and creative ideas, and when Mars dances through this sign, it’s time to put those ideas into action.

It’s no longer the time to mull over your next move or determine whether an idea has traction – it’s time to take the plunge, to make moves! (At least until it goes retrograde, that is!)

What Are The Themes of Mars in Gemini?

Mars, the passionate warrior planet, doesn’t let anything stand in its way. If Mars wants something to happen, it makes it happen. 

On the other hand, Gemini is a very complex sign, and at any given moment, it might be focused on four of five different thoughts.

This means that you may feel pulled in quite a few directions during Mars in Gemini

Further, Gemini is not a sign known for its ability to make decisions. In fact, Gemini is a sign that can mull over one decision for what seems like an eternity. So, while you may feel like you need to move quickly and get things done, you might also feel confused about where to start.

Gemini is also a distracted sign that can easily lose focus – you may find yourself in the middle of a project with a sudden urge to move on to something else.

Without direction and discipline, this is a transit that can feel quite chaotic. But if you keep in mind that you can easily get bored or lose focus during this time, you can set yourself up for success by planning your work carefully. Allow for multiple breaks and moments to stretch.

Your curiosity may also be piqued during this transit. You want to learn about new approaches to old problems. You desire a deeper understanding of certain elements of your work. 

This can be a great time to learn about a new subject, and you can also use this curiosity to your advantage. If you’re working on a project and find yourself distracted or unfocused, take a moment to learn a new factoid or piece of trivia.

Your mind will appreciate the stimulation, helping it concentrate once more.

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How Your Sign can Handle Mars in Gemini Energy for 7 Months


Mars is your ruling planet, Aries, which means this transit will be extra palpable for you. It’s important that you keep yourself busy during this transit to avoid frustration or irritation; if you don’t have enough to occupy your time and mind, you may feel restless and agitated.

Try to focus on lots of smaller, interesting projects that pique your interest.

If there’s something that you can make happen quickly and easily, tackle that to-do item first and focus on time-consuming tasks when you’ve gathered your energy and strength. You will also benefit from expanding your mind, so learn about new topics that ignite your passion.

Read next: Where is Aries in Your Birth Chart?


This is a transit that might encourage you to act quickly and decide even quicker, but it’s important to really take time considering your choices right now, Taurus. If you jump into situations blindly right now, you might be setting yourself up for future frustration.

This is an especially important time to consider your career, finance, and manner of creating wealth and abundance in your life. Are you following your bliss? Your passions? If not, it may be time to try something new! Don’t limit yourself right now, as the possibilities are endless.


This is a time for you to shine, Gemini, as this transit affects you deeply. Is there a decision you’ve been mulling over? It’s time to put that idea to action rather than thinking about it – make a move!

Trust your instincts right now and follow your heart, especially when it comes to your creative ideas with Mars in Gemini.

This is a great time to focus on new beginnings and projects that light your spirit ablaze with passion. When you choose to focus on projects that encourage your heart to sing, you find more of yourself.


As a Water sign, you’re already pretty connected to your intuition – but there may be times when you don’t listen or even flat out ignore it. And it’s time to turn that around, Cancer. When you really start connecting to your instincts, that’s when the magic starts to happen.

When you feel your heart flutter at a certain idea, follow it.

If you get the sense that a particular course of action will turn out successfully, make it happen! This is also a fantastic time to wrap up any projects or loose ends you may have avoided.


As a Fixed sign, you don’t always love change, Leo. In fact, sometimes you despise it. But this transit is encouraging you to embrace change, to welcome it into your life with open arms. After all, we have to make room in our lives for new magical experiences and connections to enter our sphere.

In fact, this would be a great time to push yourself and step outside of your comfort zone. Try a new approach, maybe even one that makes you feel uncomfortable initially. 

By trying something new, you’ll prove to yourself just how capable you are.


It’s very easy for you to focus on the little things, Virgo, as you are acutely aware of even the most minuscule details.

However, you are now challenged to think of things on a grander scale. Focus on the big picture when making decisions and plans right now, rather than the small details that you might otherwise get stuck on.

Try to focus on your long-term goals right now and make decisions that will bring you closer to achieving them. And while you typically focus on logic and practicality, try to let yourself get swept up in passion!


You’ve been sitting on some big ideas, Libra, and this transit encourages you to bring those ideas to life. While you typically take a measured, meticulous approach, try being bold and brave right now. Let yourself go wild and follow your intuition.

Let your creativity reign with Mars in Gemini.

This transit heightens your bravery, so take advantage of that. Do things that might otherwise scare you – proving to yourself that you can do anything you put your mind to. This is also a great time to let your thoughts and feelings flow in the form of writing.

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This transit ignites your passion, Scorpio, and it may even inspire a bit of obsessive behavior. That’s why it’s important that you try to focus your thoughts on projects that will bring you closer to your ultimate goals – your focus and determination have never been stronger.

So, let yourself get excited. Let yourself get obsessed!

Throw yourself into creative projects or new information that makes your heart flutter and your stomach flip. Metaphysical or spiritual practices may be especially beneficial right now.


You’re a pretty motivated sign as it is, Sagittarius, but there are times when you keep your thoughts and ideas to yourself – safely guarded. Why not share your creative talents and brilliant ideas with the world?

Let go of any fear that might be holding you back and step into the light, Sag.

This is the perfect time to focus on your communication skills and brush up on the areas that could use some work. Collaborating with others will help new ideas emerge and unfold, reminding you how important connecting and brainstorming with others can be.


Practicality comes naturally to you, Capricorn, and there’s a good chance that the projects you’re currently working on are very detailed in nature. This transit gives you the perfect opportunity to focus on and work through those details.

Put your practicality to the test with Mars in Gemini, Capricorn!

Let those mental wheels turn over and help you see the details you might have missed, leaving no stone unturned. When you allow your pragmatic nature to work for you, your projects can come to life with passion and alacrity.


Let’s face it: You’re creative by nature, Aquarius. And this creativity can really spring to life when Mars is moving through Gemini – a fellow Air sign. Your imagination and intellect are on fire right now, so it’s important that you don’t take these benefits for granted.

Yours is a sign that values new ideas and unique approaches, so it’s the perfect moment for you to think outside the box and walk along an unknown path. Putting yourself out there and trying new things will create a whole other level of motivation and creativity for you.


You may be focused on an exciting project right now, Pisces, but are you building the foundation you need to make it flow smoothly? You’re already in tune with some of the subtler energies that surround us all the time, so take advantage of that and use that intuition to create the proper environment for moving forward.

You may feel like focusing your attention on your family or home right now – and perhaps these are the areas that need your attention before you can focus on your passion and creativity.

Whatever your instincts are telling you right now, trust them.

Mars in Gemini for Seven Months

While Mars encourages action, Gemini asks you to carefully consider the course of action you choose to take in making your dreams come true. That means that no matter which projects you choose to focus your energy on right now, thoughtful preparation is necessary to make them run smoothly.

And if you need more guidance than your instincts are providing, it’s the perfect time to bounce your ideas off of someone you trust. Gemini is a sign that loves options (and despises making decisions,) so you have plenty of creative projects to choose from right now!

When Mars is in Gemini, it’s an exciting time for your creativity and life goals. This could be a moment that changes your life for the better, especially if you work with this energy – and make it work for you. 

Just remember to use this time to trust your intuition and engage your passion before Mars goes retrograde and this energy shifts…again. 

What will you create?

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About The Author

Rhiannon Liselle

Rhiannon Liselle is a nomadic Sagittarius with a passion for writing and trying to help others grow. She’s studied astrology for about 10 years, and has been writing about metaphysical, spiritual, and esoteric subjects for 3 years. Rhiannon lives in the mountains of Colorado, and loves drinking coffee and spending time with her coloring books.
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