Buckle up for Mars in Gemini 2022! What drama-filled transition means for your star sign

Mars in Gemini 2022 brings headline-making news, gossip, and secrets revealed - buckle up because the next few months are going to be wild

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Where-ever Mars goes, action-packed drama is sure to follow. Mars in Gemini 2022 means the Warrior God entering the fast-acting and even faster-talking sign of Gemini.

This transition will happen on August 20, 2022, at 4:03 a.m. EST towards the end of Leo Season 2022. This transition will kick Virgo season 2022 off with a bang and you'd better prepare for a noticeable transition from the slow-moving sign of Taurus. When Mars was in Taurus, it was like Mars performing in battery-saving, low-power mode. Now that Mars has entered Gemini, we can expect him to pick up a lot more speed and energy. 

Mars is fire and action. It’s what drives us and propels us forward. It’s our collective will and energy, pointing to how we defend ourselves and how we fight. With Gemini being a Mercury-ruled sign, we can expect public discourse to attract more of our collective attention. While on a personal level, the messages we send to each other can be more passionate and direct. Mars in Gemini 2022 can help us expand our likes, hobbies, and interests, as we’re willing to try new things or experiment with new technologies.

We will all do well to remember, though, that Mars in a Mercury-ruled sign can have us on our toes. Mercury can be a bit of a trickster, so it would be best to prepare for either charm or cunning in people’s modes of communication. Just look at Mercury retrograde 2022, a time infamous for miscommunication!

While that can certainly manifest as meticulous and articulate speech, possibly even steamy texts or bedroom talk, that clever wordsmithing can also point to anxious and repetitive thoughts or not-on-the-level uses of language to deceive or manipulate someone. Be on guard for that.

Also note that while Mars typically spend about 45 days in a zodiac sign, this transit marks an unusually long stay for Mars as there is an upcoming Mars retrograde, that begins on October 30, 2022, and lasts until January 12, 2023. Mars will not enter the next sign of Cancer until March 25, 2023. It’s a long collective lesson we will have in our Gemini house and the clues about what your Mars retrograde story will be start now. It’s especially important to pay close attention to any significant (and possibly even seemingly insignificant) conversations you have, events that take place, people you meet, or messages you receive as they will very likely re-emerge and be featured as the major plotlines once fall comes around.

Here's how Mars in Gemini will affect you depending on your star sign. For the most accurate reading, look at your sun or rising sign according to your astrology birth chart.

How will Mars in Gemini 2022 affect my star sign?

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Be especially thoughtful about anything you say out loud or put down in writing, Aries. Your messages will carry extra significance over the course of the next several months as Mars will be parked in your third house, which includes all aspects of communication, your local area, and even your siblings. This is not the time to pick fights with your neighbors or siblings, as even seemingly small disagreements could have a way of spiraling out of control and turning into something bigger. Don’t rush or speak without thinking – and control your speed while driving around town. This is an excellent time to put pen to paper, however, so if you’ve been wanting to start a daily journaling practice or finally write a book, you’ll have more time, energy, and desire to do so. Plus having a daily journal will be great to look back on, come the retrograde. 


As a Taurus, you have an inclination for luxury – and that can lead to a bit of indulgence when it comes to spending. So if you find yourself suddenly wanting to go on a shopping spree, you’ll know why, as Mars is entering your second house of income and resources. And while it’s certainly ok to partake in a bit of spend thrifting, Mars’s presence in this sector of your chart is actually a great opportunity for a more aggressive and mindful approach to your monthly budgeting. You can become super clear about what assets you want and then how to go about securing them. You could decide to cut unnecessary expenses that add up – like monthly subscription services you never even use. Set a goal of where you want to be financially in eight months and use this energy to fuel your fire.


Dare to be yourself, Gemini. That’s the directive Mars is giving you upon entering your first house of the self. By the end of this eight-month long transit, you may find yourself transformed, first with an internal mindset shift that then translates into an outward manifestation. Whatever it is you have your sights set on – whether it’s a relationship status change, a career move, or even a change to your appearance – Mars is giving you the fuel and drive to get that done. But first, this Warrior God is reminding you that the passion for that change starts from within. It’s time to cut out anything that gets in your way – like negative naysayers or even oft-repeated patterns that get in your way. Now is the time to experiment with your methods on how you get to your end goal. Whatever you do, speak your mind, state your desires, and manifest your dreams.


As a person ruled by the Moon, you’re used to cycling through a range of thoughts and feelings before landing on a decision. But with Mars entering your twelfth house of your subconscious, you may find you’re spiraling through them rather than cycling. To keep this fast-paced energy from reaching a frenetic or frenzied space, this is a good time to start a self-care practice like mindful meditation – if you haven’t already. This transit is a classic information and sensory overload aspect when it’s in this sector of your chart, and making time for rest, relaxation, and recuperation will be vital to keeping anxious thoughts from creeping in and taking a hold. Sitting with your thoughts and feelings will help you better understand where they’re coming from – and possibly even from who. Mars can help you establish boundaries, so someone else’s negative thoughts don’t become yours.


You may find yourself at the center of intrigue and possibly even gossip or a salacious rumor. With Mars entering your eleventh house of social networks, tongues may indeed start wagging about something you post online so be extra careful – unless of course, you relish the idea of a little extra attention. (And we know as a Leo, you just might!) This transit could end up feeling though like some of your proverbial dirty laundry or long-held secrets are becoming the subject of public conversation. Likely, that will not feel comfortable as this is not a quick stay for Mars but will linger through 2023. The best advice from the stars is to maintain your integrity and be mindful of trading gossip with others. Also, watch for someone who may try to interlope into a beloved friend group or circle as they may not have the clearest of intentions.


You are very likely to undergo a status change at work, Virgo as Mars will be in your tenth house of public image and career. This status change could be welcome, as you could see a promotion, job change, or financial increase coming in. Bosses and coworkers are likely to change as well. Watch for – and avoid – any confrontations with colleagues as workplace dramas can easily escalate during this time. You don’t want to be the subject of salacious gossip, especially when it comes to your reputation. Your mental abilities will be firing on all cylinders however, so if you see an increase in your workload, you will have more energy to handle it. Just remember that just because you can get it done fast, doesn’t mean you have to. Pay attention to small details. Don’t rush and make any mistakes you might wish you hadn’t.


You may find your mind will be racing and hungry to devour more and more information about any and everything, Libra. With Mars entering your ninth house of higher wisdom, you will have a lot more energy for reading and researching. You may quickly become an expert on all kinds of topics. It will be easy to fall into a social media spiral, finding yourself scrolling through video after video, reading post after post, on an inexhaustible quest to reach the end of the internet. Be extra mindful of who you give your attention to and what you consume, especially online, as you could find yourself believing everything you hear or say without checking for their credentials. Take what resonates and keeps you curious, but also check your sources and be willing to change your mind when presented with fact-based evidence, even if it contradicts what you want to believe.


With Mars entering your eighth house of sex and secrets, intimacy and/or mental health matters will suddenly become a whole lot more interesting to you – and you’re already not someone who shies away from the taboo. You may find you’re drawn to riddles and mysteries, as you have more energy to direct towards discovering hidden clues or uncovering truths that have been buried deep. Respecting other people’s boundaries while establishing and maintaining your own will be of the utmost importance right now. With Mars in this sector of your chart, it could have you or someone else either prying into private matters or being reckless or careless with other people’s sensitivities. Remember that you don’t have to know everything about a person to know who they are. Be open to what others have to say and see what you feel inclined to self-disclose. You may be surprised by what is revealed right now.


With Mars entering your seventh house of partnership, your love life will get a major dose of fiery energy for a total of eight whirlwind months. Think of this like an adrenaline shot of energy in this sector of your life. If you’ve been single, it’s prime time for meeting someone new and very seductive. This person will be quite charming, so just be sure your glasses aren’t too rose-colored Sagittarius. If you’re in a committed relationship and you’ve been hoping for extra sparks and excitement, Mars will certainly add a little spice between the sheets. However, all that action can just as easily lead to unnecessary fighting, especially if someone becomes overly direct. If you like a good verbal spar or flirtatious banter, though, you’re in for a treat as this fiery energy will certainly add to your sense of friskiness.


If anyone can make order out of chaos, it’s you, Capricorn. And that’s exactly what Mars has in store for you. This transit is taking place in your sixth house of daily work and routines and all this extra energy will likely find you busy. Like, very, very busy. Your workload and responsibilities may pick up and you can very easily find yourself inundated with emails, texts, calls and other messages that seem to need an immediate response. Lucky for the people on the receiving end, you are capable and dedicated, but this transit could also find you burning the candle at both ends. Introducing a bit of variety into how you tackle these tasks could be just the trick to keep your tasks interesting and creative and not boring and routine, which is exactly what Gemini energy calls for. Things are about to get a lot more interesting!


You are firing on all cylinders right now, Aquarius, as your energy to create – or procreate – will get a major dose of fiery energy. With Mars entering your fifth house of fun and pleasure, you could find that you’re suddenly flooded with creative inspiration. The issue may be narrowing down your focus, as this Mercury-ruled energy will also have you wanting to learn every new viral dance choreography, whip up the latest recipe sensation, buy new makeup, read the latest bestseller, and of course, cozy up with your most favorite paramour for frisky fun. Mars will certainly incline you towards love- and baby-making – watch out for twins! Especially during the beginning of this transit, enjoy this sweet burst of energy in this favored area of life as the planning and editing process will happen during the retrograde. Now is the time to enjoy the fun!


Domestic issues, either with your family of origin or with the people with whom you currently reside, could kick up for you, Pisces. As Mars enters your fourth house of home and family, you could find that tensions, frustrations, or resentments that were long-simmering under the surface are now bubbling up for a more direct confrontation. This sector of your chart is considered one of the most private parts of your chart, so you may find your protective instincts activated. This could be good to avoid prying into your affairs from outside sources, but it could also manifest as you avoiding glaring issues. Therefore, it will become extra important for you to find external outlets for this energy. It would be very easy for you to internalize your anger if you don’t find a way to express your thoughts and feelings – and eight months is a long time to be sitting and stewing. 

Astrologer and tarot reader

Maria Sofia is a Greek-American writer, astrologer, Tarot reader, and intuitive. She is a lifelong lover and student of the stars, who has been practicing divination and magic for 20+ years. 

Maria is Leo Sun, Cancer Moon, and Virgo Rising. Her favorite natal placement in her chart is her Virgo Mercury conjunct the ascendant that makes her a fast writer and talker and she smiles anytime she pulls the Queen of Wands or the Nine of Pentacles.