On this independence day.  Mars the most independent of all planets,  moves into the sign of Gemini at 3:45 p.m, eastern time,  where he will add his viewpoint to the other three planets currently residing in the dual, nervous and highly intelligent sign of Gemini.

Mars is always ready to move and shake things up but even he takes a few  days to gain strength in a new sign.  The energy of Mars may build a bit more slowly because Mercury is strong  in Gemini and still moving in retrograde motion.  Additionally, the Moon is waning and moving quickly towards the New Moon conjunction with the Sun.  The Moon moves into Gemini at 6:42 a.m. on July 6th and will be exactly conjunct on July 8th at 3:52 a.m., eastern time.

The New Moon energy is always lower and more emotional but with the presence of the Mars, Sun, Mercury and Jupiter all sharing the same constellation it could be more of a challenge to feel restful during the lower energy.  Gemini has an influence on the respiratory and nervous systems. During this particular time it is a good idea to make sure you are taking care of the body.  Of course, Gemini also rules technology, communication, short distance traveling and customer service so there could be more confusion and delays in those areas.

Gemini is also media of all forms and once Mars gains his strength and the Moon starts to wax some of the stories the media is covering will become more active.  One story that should come to a conclusion during this time period with be the current resident of the Moscow airport, Edward Snowden.  Snowden has three planets in Gemini and with Mars being one of them it is most likely that there will be a sudden change in his situation.

We are “not” at the beginning of a slow summer and on this day of independence it is appropriate  that Mars, the planet of independence, is now getting ready to state his case.