“How can you be in two places at once, when you’re not anywhere at all?” –Firesign Theatre

 Simple.  Mars is in Gemini.  From now until June 24th, the impulse to begin at least two projects at once will be hard to resist, particularly since ruling Mercury is retrograde until the 24th and we’re navigating by intuition alone.  The good news is that we know what we’re doing and how to do it; the bad news is that we don’t know how we know what we know—only that the urge is almost overwhelming to get started moving madly off in all directions—no, wait!  That can’t possibly be right!  No—yes—oh, OKAY!  Let’s get ‘er DONE! Yeah, and that, too!

Mars began this transit on May 11th at a distinct disadvantage:  Saturn had settled into ITS retrograde from opposing Sagittarius.  Thus at the outset, it seemed that every project, every concept, every idea got shot down almost before it was broached.  As the week’s worn on, Saturn’s ambled off backwards and Mars has moved forward, chastened, and we’re finally free to pursue our creativity to our hearts’ delight.  It only gets better from here on out—except that we run the risk of biting off more than we can chew, since illusory Neptune squares Mars until June 9th—conveniently coinciding with Mercury stationing and going direct on the 11th.  So it may be useful to regard these three weeks as a period of experiment—of sending up trial balloons to see which one lands. 

A last word about Mars in Gemini: it’s FUN!  Particularly since Venus and Jupiter are traveling together gorgeously in luscious Leo—the temptation to over-indulge in almost any direction is overwhelming.  I leave you with the wisdom of Dr. Seuss: “It’s fun to have fun; but you gotta know how.”  With Mars in Gemini, the ideas will be legion—so pick your poisons carefully.  Troubles may arrive in twos!