Mars in Gemini

3.23.21. Confusing messages today with Mercury square Mars

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Mercury, planet of the mind and communication,  is in Pisces right now where it loves to dream and imagine expansive and lofty ideas, and where it acts more from feelings and intuition than facts. Today Mercury makes a challenging square aspect to Mars in Gemini which may generate a lot of excitement and motivation without a clear goal or direction.  Mars in Gemini is so fascinated by so many things, and the hunger for learning is intense under that aspect; however, Gemini and Pisces are both mutable signs which are adaptable, but not always very focused.

You may be flooded with ideas today, and lots of thoughts about things to do and how to do them, but don’t be surprised if you flounder and find it difficult to actually take a step or find a clear path forward.  Similarly, our communication (Mercury) with others could be fraught with confusion and lack clarity. Today is a great day to gather these thoughts and insights, but maybe wait a day or two until this aspect has passed and the fog clears.

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By |2021-03-22T18:52:48-04:00March 23rd, 2021|Planetary news this week|1 Comment

3.3.21 The astrological meaning of Mars in Gemini 3/3-4/23/21

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Mars, planet of war, action, physical energy, drive and desire, helps us to set boundaries and defend and protect ourselves and others.  Far from the “evildoer” malefic of traditional forms of astrology, the enthusiasm of Mars motivates us to accomplish our goals and attain our desires.  While it’s true that Mars is connected to unpleasant things like war, blood, cuts, knives, Mars energy provides courage and is essential in achieving physical health. If Mars energy isn’t allowed full and healthy expression, it tends to create blocks in the physical and nervous systems which lead to a wide variety of health problems.  (I’m planning a deep dive video on the subject but in the meantime this article may interest you.)

Gemini is a sign of curiosity and the intellect, with a hunger for experiences and to learn and know more about a wide variety of topics.  Gemini’s purpose is to broaden our viewpoint and encourage greater awareness of the interconnectedness between all things.  Gemini’s ruler Mercury/Hermes was the messenger; the only god who was allowed to travel into Hades and who was known for his cunning and quick mind.

Gemini is symbolized by the Twins – one of whom is dark and one is light – representing the two (at least) facets of the Gemini personality.  One of the twin stars of Gemini lies inside the Milky Way while the other is outside and they are rarely seen at the same time and this is a symbol of the tendency of Gemini to be somewhat lost from themselves as they plow through experiences in order to better understand who they are.

Since January, Mars has been in earthy Taurus where we tend to […]

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Update for the week of March 1-8, including Mars in Gemini

The planets are relatively quiet throughout the week, and actually for the entire month of March.  This gives the lunar influences more of a voice, and I break it all down for you here.  Mars leaves Taurus for Gemini, a big shift in the type of activation that’s available to us.  Enjoy, and the transcript is below the video and promo stuff. ❤️


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Transcript by miniature electronic figments of our imagination and roughly edited by me. Please excuse any errors!

Hey everybody, its Lynn Hayes here. Thanks for coming back to my channel. In today’s video, we’ll be talking about the astrology for the week from March 1 to march 8 2021. There’s not very much going on in the skies all through the month of March, which is kind of a relief when there’s a lot of major planetary alignments. There’s a lot of energy in the sky, there’s a lot of pressure for change, that can be really exciting. It can be exhilarating, but it can sometimes be exhausting. And we’ve had so much going on over the last 12 months. You know, it’s been almost a year since the pandemic started. So in March, there’s no outer planet alignments, really, there’s no planets retrogradem all of the planets are traveling and direct motion. So it’s a little bit of a breather, I think it’s an opportunity for us to step back a little bit, kind of regroup and see where we […]

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By |2021-02-27T15:21:04-05:00March 1st, 2021|Planetary news this week|18 Comments

The Taurus New Moon: Settling into the peace space

The New Moon on May 4th is in the sign of Taurus.  The symbol for Taurus is the bull – wise, placid but powerful, stable, slow to anger, the bull is a majestic symbol of peacefulness in the heart of strength.  Like the bull, under the influence of Taurus we seek experiences which will help us to find that sense of equanimity and comfort.  We nestle into cozy spaces and hunger for pleasure that will be truly satisfying.  No frankenfood will do under the Taurean influence, we must have fine wines and the best dark chocolates, food with pleasing colors and textures.  We wrap ourselves in natural fabrics and enjoy the scents of flowers.

The New Moon is, of course, the beginning of a new lunar cycle.  Over the past few months we’ve had a confusing retrograde period of Mercury, and an intense breakdown period of Saturn and Pluto which is just beginning to wane.   With the Taurus New Moon, we are finally able to connect more completely with the physical – settle into our bodies, walk barefoot on the earth, hug a tree, sit quietly and just experience the very fact that we are alive.

Not all of the planets are supportive of the slowing down and smelling the roses – we still have the mutual reception of Mercury in Aries, ruled by Mars, and Mars in Gemini, ruled by Mercury – firing up the engines of the brain and making it difficult to relax.  We still have a potentially challenging aspect (a T-square) involving Mercury (mind), Mars (action) and Jupiter (expansion) that demands action (Mars/Jupiter) yet blurs our sight to the point where we are unable to see clearly (Neptune).   But none of that matters right now […]

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