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Mars in Gemini: Are You Listening?

posted by Matthew Currie

Last time, I discussed in fine detail the workings of Mars in Gemini without really getting anywhere at all with it. That’s because that’s how Mars in Gemini often works. However, if you can learn to work with the (sometimes frantic) mental energies this transit brings, you’ll be able to do yourself a lot of good. Or at least with luck you won’t embarrass yourself by rambling incoherently on your blog in public about it. Just sayin’.

Here are the major transits that Mars will be making to other planets during its time in Gemini. I have listed the exact dates, but add a couple of days on either side of those.

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Right now: Mars opposite Saturn 
You’ll probably have a hard time mustering the energy and focus to get anything done in a practical way. It’s a bit like pressing on the brake pedal and the gas pedal at the same time and cranking the wheel all the way to the left and somehow expecting to travel down a straight road. Example: Mars entered Gemini days ago, and I’m an astrology blogger, and it’s only now that I’m getting around to writing about it. Go figure. Hey: I can predict the future, but I can’t avoid it.

May 18: Mercury goes retrograde
Although (strictly speaking) this doesn’t involve Mars, since Mercury is the ruler of Gemini, above and beyond all the usual cautions about Mercury retrograde you should also be more careful about where and how you use your temper. In other words: you’re just more likely to tear a strip off of the wrong person, and /or they’re more likely to do it to you. You’ve been warned.

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May 25: Mars square Neptune
If you are tired of the scatter-shot results that Mars in Gemini is getting you with your personal ambitions, try mixing in an unhealthy amount of delusion. Yeah, that’ll make everything better. Be careful who you decide to work out your drives and aggressions with.

May 27: Mercury conjunct Mars
Let’s discuss my personal issues with you at length. In detail. In an extended format. Oh, you don’t want to hear about it? Good luck undoing those knots I tied you to that chair with – I was in Boy Scouts you know. Okay — technically I held a Boy Scout hostage until he showed my how to tie them. He survived and so can you. Now let’s talk about my problems with you in detail… and quit biting on that ball gag! It was expensive. You’ll get your turn to talk later. Maybe.

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June 5 Mars sextile Jupiter
This could be an excellent time to celebrate something or throw a party. It could also be an excellent time to go nuts with something, overdo it, or push your limits unwisely. Depending on your personal party style, those two may be the same thing. Literally or figuratively, a designated driver is advised.

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Mars in Gemini Party Music!

June 11: Mars square Chiron
Hey, I know you’re not the type to go around deliberately hurting anyone’s feelings or stirring up any old psychological ghosts just to make me feel bad about things that are completely out of me control or deeply rooted in my past. I’m not that way either. Let’s all just promise ourselves to be more careful with our words and actions around those things, okay? Besides: I know that, given how your parents really felt about you as a child, you can’t help acting out now. But we’re cool now, right?

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Also June 11: Mercury goes direct
Yeah. I’m sure that’ll make everything magically better all of a sudden. Hahahahaha…

June 24th: Mars enters Cancer
Mars suddenly feels all shy and stupid about the things he’s been saying to you for the last while, and decides to crawl home and quietly contemplate why he didn’t grow up to be the planet his Mother wanted him to be.

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Mars in Gemini: No, YOU Shut Up

posted by Matthew Currie

Okay, first of all I admit it: this article is late. Mars actually entered Gemini last Monday. But I have my reasons! Really!

It would be wrong of me to blame any of my personal failings on where the planets are at any given time. We all have to take responsibility for the choices we make under the circumstances we face. However, for educational purposes only, that’s exactly what I’m about to do. Not take responsibility, that is. Today I’m going to do the other thing: blame the planets.

You see, in astrology each planet represents various functions in the life. Mars represents the basic drive and ambition to get things done no matter what those things may be. Furthermore, the Sign a planet is in will color how it operates. Gemini is a great sign for noticing details and writing and communicating and talking things over and so on. But it tends to get a little scattered more than the average Sign does. Gemini notices a lot of little details and jumps at distractions like a dog that thinks he’s seen a squirrel. So it’s only natural that with Mars now in Gemini, I’ve had a harder time getting my writing and communicating done, and it’s perfectly understandable that there will be delays and frustrations with getting the job done, because life is full of distractions… am I right?

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Whoa. You know what I just remembered just now? “Tarzan Boy” by Baltimora. Was that one of the greatest one hit wonders of all time or what?

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OH oh oh oh oh oh oh OH oh OH… Sorry — I got distracted and scattered again. Gemini is also smart enough to be able to come up with excuses where other Signs might not, so it (kinda) all works out in the end.

Hey, see what I did there? I covered my butt by using astrology as an excuse. Learn this stuff and you’ll get away with things like that all the time too!

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Okay, seriously: Mars is now in early Gemini as I write this, and it’s opposite my natal Mercury — so I feel more compelled than usual to write and to communicate. But transiting Mars is also opposite transiting Saturn, which is conjunct my natal Mercury, so for the last couple of weeks there have been incredible obstacles to me writing and communicating. So the fact that Mars in Gemini can scatter your efforts and attention is really secondary to the fact that — hey, you know what another great song is? “Start Wearing Purple” by Gogol Bordello!

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Anyway…

All else being equal, Mars in Gemini is often a good time to more clearly communicate your needs, put your frustrations into words in order to find a solution, voice your concerns, and think your way out of a trap. It’s also a potentially great time to say the wrong thing at the wrong time to the wrong person and get your face slapped. So please be a little cautious with that Gemini magical gift for words, won’t you? And be careful of contradicting yourself, like I did earlier by saying “don’t use astrology to avoid responsibility for your actions” and then I went ahead and did just exactly that. But as any Gemini would point out: just because two things are contradictory doesn’t mean they can’t both be true.

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Oh darn. I’ve hit my word count and still haven’t described the major transits Mars will be making while in Gemini. Come back for that next time, okay? I swear I’ll be more focused. Honest!

Well, probably anyway.

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Venus In Cancer: Is Dis Love Or Is Dyslexia?

posted by Matthew Currie

Sorry about this being so late. You see, Venus entered Cancer back on Thursday, and I was all prepared to write Part Two about that (Part One is here, have a look!) but then I sort of got moody and life put me off (or maybe you said something to annoy me and I won’t admit it and I decided to passively punish you by not writing). I guess what I’m saying here is that I got too into character about the negative traits of Cancer and forgot about all the sweet and sensitive and nurturing parts until now, so I came back to write this… just for you. You’re welcome.

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Here are the highlights of Venus’ current trip through Crab Country. Exact dates are shown, but add a day or two either side.

May 16th: Venus trine Neptune

Sweet thoughts and feelings and romance and crushes and giggles abound. Common sense is distinctly lacking. It’s a great time to write or appreciate love letters and/or poetry. The mood is a little like the words of one of our greatest living bards, Alice Cooper:

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Sometimes my world goes upside down
Sometimes I see things backwards
But since I bumped into you, I bump into walls
And no one knows what’s wrong with me
They think that I got dropsy
Is dis love?
Or is dyslexia?

Romantic? You bet! Sane and wise? Maybe not so much. What’s Love without a little insanity though?

May 21: Venus opposite Pluto

Do you want it? Of course you do. Do you have to have it? Of course you do! Does it matter if it belongs to someone else or is the wrong size or will put you into a diabetic coma or you’re allergic to it? Probably not. Your needs can be downright demanding, so try to use some common sense, okay?

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May 25: Venus square Uranus

Strange desires and hungers arise from seemingly nowhere. Some of them are compelling, some are a little scary, and some are just plain weird. The problem here of course is that you won’t know if it’s going to be a great ride or a trip on the Titanic until you buy that ticket and get on board.

June 5: Venus enters Leo

Time to stop being all silly and sentimental… get your hair done and get out there and work that thing!

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How To Ruin Mother’s Day With Astrology

posted by Matthew Currie

Many of you know that using astrology and understanding what The Universe has in store for you is a powerful tool for making your world and those of others a better place. But how you use it is up to you, and knowing what the cosmic conditions are like can uplift and enlighten you and those around you. Or, you can be a… um, powerful tool in an entirely different way if you choose to.

Sunday is Mother’s Day, one of the year’s more problematic occasions that often dredges up bad feelings and old animosities and resentment and all the things that can go horribly wrong with the parent-child relationship. So, bearing that it mind, here is how you can use the astrology of this Mother’s Day to be a jerk — or rather how you could use it.

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(Of course you shouldn’t do these things no matter what your upbringing was like, you little ingrate. And if you do… well, just you wait until your Father gets home.)

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Go ahead, pick up the phone and play this at Mom real loud.

This Mother’s Day…

The Sun is in Taurus. Taurus is noted for its stubbornness, so whatever you do don’t play along with what Mom wants to do today. Mom’s allergic to dairy and gluten? Go for a pizza. You’re paying, right?

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The Moon is in Aquarius. Aquarius is noted more for Universal Love and Understanding than for the up close and personal, one-on-one type of love. When you get to the pizza joint (or seafood, or whatever Mom is allergic to — you’re paying, right? ) sit with a large group of strangers. Make an excuse to leave after five minutes and wander off to the mall for an hour. Mom needs to get out and meet more people.

Mercury is in Gemini. This is an excellent placement for starting a conversation. Bring up how your own birth chart would be much more effective and harmonious if Mom had just held you in a few more hours and you had a different Rising Sign, or a different Moon Sign if she had just bothered to stay in labor a couple of extra days. What was she thinking, anyway?

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Venus is in Cancer. This placement likes to show affection through sentimental gestures and by recalling old memories. Ask Mom about that pony or bagpipes or motorcycle or whatever she wouldn’t buy you as a kid, and explain to her how you could have saved a fortune on therapy years later if she had.

Mars is in Taurus. This placement is stubborn like the Sun in Taurus, but a little more temperamental. Feel free to argue with Mom about how she should pay the bill for that pizza she’s now having an allergic reaction to, then when she finally blows her stack at you tell her to “calm down” and that you’re paying.

Jupiter is in Leo: Jupiter in Leo loves dramatic flair. Point out to Mom that she wouldn’t even be a mother without having had you, therefore the day is really about YOU. Then try to get her to pay for dinner.

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Or, if you don’t want to be a complete jerk, you could just handle Mother’s Day completely the opposite of what I described above. After all, astrology only describes the initial conditions that are presented to us: you still have free will. Or, if you don’t, maybe it’s because Mom didn’t get you any when you were a kid. In which case… yeah, whatever, it ain’t your fault, right?

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