Mars Retrograde in Gemini 2022 — Seven Months in the Same Sign

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In a previous post, I’ve discussed about the conjunction between Mars, Uranus and the North Node. This conjunction, which is triggering the energy of the last eclipses, is still going on. And yet, Mars is catching our attention again. The God of War is indeed going to start soon a process that is going to involve the sky for the second half of the year.

On August 20, Mars is going to enter Gemini and it is going to stay there for a good seven months due to its retrograde motion. Mars turns retrograde roughly every other year. Last time we’ve been talking about it, it was in Aries during the second half of 2020.

Mars in Gemini 2022 - Pen and Sword

In this article we are going to break down the main steps of this long transit, and we are going to talk about its aspects with the slower planets. In particular, we are going to focus on this fall, when Mars is going to make a long trine with Saturn and a square with Neptune.

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The Saturn Uranus Square 2021 — Third Stage of a 44-year cycle

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Time is marked by great Universal Rythms. Some of them are quick, lasting for not even a month. Others are very slow, working on the world through waves of the lowest frequency. The Saturn Uranus Cycle falls definitely somewhere in between, linking together two living Archetypes that are opposite to each other.

In the previous article we discussed about the forces at play, in order to get a general understanding of the square aspect they are currently making. Freedom and control, destruction and construction, progressives and conservatives, revolution and the status quo.

If you are interested in learning more about the Saturn Uranus Square per se, please check that out. In this article we are going to be focusing on the current cycle they are undertaking, which is a 44-year process.

Thunder with blue and red background
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So, when did this cycle started? What have been its most important stages so far? Looking at the way the Archetypes have been interacting in the past is crucial. In fact understanding the whole cycle is going to allow us to give to the 2021 square a much broader sense. What is the general significance of the clash between Saturn and Uranus that will last for the next two years?

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The Saturn Uranus Square 2021 — The Main Astrological Event of the Year

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In this article we are going to introduce the Saturn Uranus Square, a topic that will require future in-depth studies and posts. As we have discussed in the overall view of 2021, this is going to be the main event of the year. And we can’t ignore that this aspect is taking place just one year after the explosion of the still ongoing covid-19 pandemic.

So what can we expect from these two powerful Archetypes? How are they going to interact with each other during this square? And what are the main consequences that are going to manifest during this year? Let’s start by taking into account the main significations expressed by these two strong planets.

Thunders as a symbol for the Saturn Uranus Square 2021
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Saturn vs Uranus: The Archetypes at Play

Saturn and Uranus are two planets that in modern astrology rule together the zodiac sign of Aquarius. This implies that in a sense they know each other very well, and that they can get along easily. But before adding Aquarius into the equation, for now let’s just compare their significations to get an idea of what they represent.

Generally speaking we can say that the Archetypes they are an expression of represent antipodal forces. In the two columns below you can compare both lists of significations. You can look at them as pairs of opposites placed on the same row.

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Jupiter Uranus Square 2021 — Social Media and the Twilight of a 12-year Cycle

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Aquarius is the dawn of the year. We experience the pure whiteness of this sign in February, witnessing to the return of the light piercing through the heart of Winter. Aurora, the light of the new day, brings down on earth the ideals of the brightest stars. And with them the promises of a real revolution are announced. Liberté, Égalité, Fraternité.

Jupiter is the god of the highest spiritual ideals. Usually, in this zodiac sign it releases all their potential, fueling the humanitarian impulses with trust, expansion and optimism. Science and progress become the heralds of a new world, where all peoples unite in the name of universal values.

But is this always the case? Are we really going this year to receive an impulse in that direction? In this article we are going to talk about the Jupiter Uranus cycle. We are also going to see where we are at in this regard, as well as the repercussions for 2021. In particular we are going to focus on the role of Social Networks in the last decade to better understand where our society is going.

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The Jupiter Uranus Cycle

In Mundane Astrology planetary cycles are very important to understand earthly events. If we take the slowest planets—Pluto, Neptune, Uranus, Saturn and Jupiter—we have 10 possible couples of planets. Each couple forms a cycle, which represents the unfolding of specific living archetypes on Earth.

Let’s take Jupiter and Uranus to clarify this concept. Every roughly 14 years these planets are in conjunction (see picture below in 2010-11). Jupiter is way faster than Uranus, so we can imagine the latter standing still, and the former revolving around it. It is no different than the lunar phases, but instead of having the Sun and the Moon we have Uranus and Jupiter. All this is happening of course from our perspective on the Earth.

Uranus Jupiter current cycle
Uranus Jupiter Current Cycle

As you can see we have several stages in this cycle. Every stage has a specific meaning. We can start from 2008 (sextile, in light blue) when the former cycle was ending end the seed of the new cycle was in preparation.

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