You Don’t Say: Mars in Gemini, 3 March to 23 April, 2021

By Agent 17, Armand Diaz

Cosmic Warrior Mars strides into Gemini on March 3rd, staying until the third week in April. In Mercury’s home sign, Mars gets a lot accomplished through verbalizing rather that physical action, but the somewhat flexible – not to say duplicitous – nature of Gemini isn’t necessarily what you want for your armed combatants.

While there’s some tension in the skies towards the end of Mars visit with the twins, generally harmonious aspects prevail. That’s not to say things will be quiet, but we have the opportunity to work out issues that are already on the table.

Mars doesn’t make any major aspects until March 21st, when he squares Vesta in Virgo while trining Saturn in Aquarius. Mars in Gemini is willing to consider all possibilities, while Vesta – naturally at home in the sign of the virgin – is more selective. With Venus moving into Aries just hours later, things may tilt towards the more experimental and playful in the areas of relationships and sexuality. Still, what feels good on a Saturday night could cause a little ‘buyer’s remorse’ of a Sunday morning.

The Mars/Saturn aspect at the first quarter moon suggests that the period around the equinox should be good for communication and building in other areas of life, as well. It’s a good time to launch new projects, share ideas, and connect with others.

The one thing you never want to say is too much. Yet that’s a possibility as Mars squares Mercury in Pisces on the 23rd. When the Cosmic Messenger is in the sign of the fish, it’s always a risk that information will slip out, as the verbal filtering mechanism becomes porous. With Mars goading from Mercury’s home sign, some of us will be all too ready to make our point – perhaps at the cost of discretion.

Mercury goes on to meet with Neptune just a day after the full moon on the 28th, so the entire period between the 22nd and 30th might be a good time to watch your words – and take others’ pronouncements with a grain of salt. Enthusiasm will be running high, but the signal-to-noise ratio isn’t great.

On April 6th, Venus and Mars make an easy sextile – a laid-back aspect that is given extra strength by the goddess’ presence in Mars’ sign of Aries. An opportunity to say what it is you want is opened. Constructive aspects among Jupiter, Juno, Mars, and Venus suggest the time between the 3rd and the 13th could be a real opportunity period in relationships, although Pluto gets into the mix on the 11th, adding in a bit of a challenge.

In areas other than relationships, the message is mixed. Mars squares Neptune on the 9th, an aspect that can lead to an excess of action or, paradoxically, a kind of paralysis of movement. We might feel enthused and energized one minute, only to find that energy dissipates in the next.

The Sun, Mercury, Mars, and Jupiter connect between the 13th and the 17th, while the Moon waxes, suggesting a generally productive time, although once again Pluto slips into the picture to potentially apply the brakes. The Plutonian energy may be related to the pandemic – the specter of death (or economic disaster) hanging over otherwise enthusiastic proceedings.

Mars makes generally harmonious aspects during his stroll through Gemini this year. It’s tempting to think that the Cosmic Warrior is actually trying to help, and maybe he is. Then again, this is Gemini, so he might be of two minds about it.

Agent 17 Armand Diaz

Agent 17 Armand Diaz

Writer, Consultant

Agent 17 – Armand Diaz, Ph.D. Armand’s approach to astrology is informed by his extensive work in the evolution of consciousness and a broad knowledge of ancient and modern spiritual traditions. He also reaches beyond astrology with both Tarot and the I Ching,. Although a sunny Leo, his Scorpio ascendant isn’t afraid to tackle the tough issues, as reflected in his most recent book, Separating Aspects: the Astrology of Breakups, Divorce, and Other Partings, the result of years of delving into difficult territory with clients.

Armand teaches astrology, and is a frequent speaker at conferences and workshops within the United States and internationally. He is a contributing writer and editor to a number of astrology websites, and has been published in The Mountain Astrologer and other journals. His books include Integral Astrology: Understanding the Ancient Discipline in the Contemporary World, and Transpersonal Astrology: Explorations at the Frontier, an anthology which he co-produced and co-edited.

Location: New York

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