Mars is stationing Direct – here’s what it means for YOU

     Have you been feeling unmotivated about your goals? Or maybe you’ve felt like your ambitions have been at a perpetual standstill. Or, maybe, perhaps, you’ve felt lacking in energy and confidence, with an overall feeling of I’m-heading-nowhere?

     Well, all that’s about to change. On Jan. 13, Mars, the planet of ego, energy and enterprise, stations direct in Gemini, halting its lengthy retrograde cycle through the mutable air sign. Now, before you shrug this off and say, “GREAT! Why should I care?”, lemme explain. 

     When Mars is retrograde (meaning it appears to move backwards in the sky– though it isn’t really moving), your motivation, determination, and meaningful goals come to a standstill. Achievements move at a glacial pace, or you have to return to projects/goals you’ve previously thought you finished. That’s because during Mars retrograde, the planet wants you to slow down and strategize before charging ahead and chasing all of your varied interests and passion projects. But you can wave goodbye to all that, because Mars retrograde is O-V-E-R. *Pause for Celebration*

     So, what does it mean for Mars to station direct?

     Basically, it means plans straighten out, energy levels rise, and it’s ten times easier to pursue–and dare I say, finish–projects. 

     The keyword for Mars is activation. Mars is the planet of war, desire, and aggression; it rules over energy, passion, movement, and self-assertion. Mars transits describe how we collectively express our energy, passions, and how we assert ourselves. Now, Gemini is all about communication, curiosity, versatility, imagination, and change. When you combine the above Gemini traits with the aforementioned activating powers of Mars, our curiosity, versatility, and need for change and chit-chats are hella activated. 

     During Mars in Gemini, we fly towards new experiences, are eager to talk about what we learn, and want to be and stay on the go. We also love brainstorming and making new connections. Our heads spin with new ideas, new pursuits, and new goals (because Mars is also the planet of aims and goals). And now through March 2023, we’ll be flitting about and flirting with new concepts, plans, and people, without having to commit ourselves to any one person or thing. 

     Of course, Mars direct means different things for different signs. So, without further ado:

Your 2023 Mars Direct in Gemini Horoscope

Aries ♈

     And just like that, you’re back to being your goal-oriented, headstrong and energized self. Retrograde Mars may have slowed both your social life, plans and thinking, but with it direct, you’re undaunted by the numerous and various meet-ups. Bonus: you’re already inspired to invent a new form of online communication… 

Taurus ♉

     Procrastinate no more! Mars direct pushes you to take the incentive and take inventory of your strengths and weaknesses. Are you in conflict about the two? Don’t be: identify your innumerable natural talents to release any doubts about your self-worth. This self-fondness gives you the push to secure your future… 

Gemini ♊ 

     As it’s in your sign, Mars’ retrograde hit you and your confidence like Thor’s hammer. Being the squirrel-brain thinker that you are, you found other ways to occupy your attention.. Mars direct rewards you with a surge in enthusiasm and energy, which means you can finally finish what you started…  

Cancer ♋ 

     Though emotionally and physically sapped, you somehow made it through Mars retrograde. With the planet direct, action takes place behind the scenes. Hidden problems arise, so too do intense urges to escape. What parts of the past feel unfinished? Target your energy there, and you’ll charge through 2023 with ease…  

Leo ♌ 

     Group endeavors take off like a Roman Candle with Mars direct. You’re connecting with like-minded souls and speaking all sorts of truth to the masses. Assert your uniqueness without coming across as arrogant or pompous, and this adventure in large-scale communication will hurtle you towards major personal and professional progress…  

Virgo ♍ 

     Confidence and recognition don’t come easy to you, but you secretly wish they did. With Mars direct, wishes can become reality if and only if you commit to your long-term goals. No more hiding or nursing fears of insecurity, Virgo, it’s time to take the lead and go for it… 

Libra ♎

     Lucky you, Libra. You’ve been working your tail off and not seeing results, but Mars direct is hurrying you towards new possibilities and that big goal you’ve been eyeing for what feels like freaking forever. Success is so close, you can practically taste it. Give your goals that extra push…   

Scorpio ♏

     Silently waiting transformation doesn’t serve you, Scorpio. No, you hurl yourself towards change. Good news: with Mars direct, you can do just that and more. Just watch for your tendency to go to the extreme. Concentrate on self-discipline and change, and let go of past hostilities, and you’ll be golden… 

Sagittarius ♐

     Surrender the conflicts in your relationship(s). While retrograde Mars had you projecting animosity onto your partner–it’s not you, it’s them (isn’t it always?)–with the planet direct, it’s time to fight alongside those foes. Motivate yourself and others towards a common goal. Who knows, maybe that goal is love… 

Capricorn ♑

     Patience comes naturally to you, and be glad it does. Only a Capricorn could wait out the chaos of Mars retrograde. With the planet direct, the pace of your everyday routine picks up considerably. Productivity surges, and your desire to perfect and improve your day-to-day work and everyday tasks intensifies… 

Aquarius ♒

     Ah-ha: Mars direct electrifies your desire for importance. You’re once again friendly, flirtatious, and eager to take some risks for recognition and romance. Be careful that this confidence boost doesn’t turn into a superiority complex. People always like you, but only when you’re true to your light-hearted and unstuffy self… 

Pisces ♓

     Change isn’t always your bag–it disrupts the comfort of the status quo–but retrograde Mars had you aching for it. With the planet direct, you can chase a new lifestyle and/or residence like it’s NBD. Hey, with new habits and/or a new home setting, there’s more room to grow… 


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