Today, we dive into the intricate astrological pattern unfolding over the weekend, marked by three significant oppositions: the Sun opposite Jupiter, Venus opposite Neptune, and Mercury opposite Uranus. Each aspect presents a potent archetypal field of possibilities, and we'll explore them individually, acknowledging the challenge in predicting how their energies might intermingle. As we navigate this complex cosmic terrain reminiscent of interpreting a stellium in a birth chart, we invite listeners to consider the multifaceted, multidimensional outcomes that could emerge from such a powerful planetary setup.
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Hey everyone, this is Adam Elenbaas from Nightlight Astrology. Happy Friday, everybody. Today, we're going to take a look at three planetary combinations. Aspects that are all forming over the course of the weekend. All three of them, any of the three of them, are potent on their own, and we're going to look at all three. We've got the Sun opposite Jupiter, we've got Venus opposite Neptune, we've got Mercury opposite Uranus.
So, three opposition's perfecting over the course of a couple of days, we're going to look at each one of them and then speculate as to how they may combine; it's a lot harder to figure out how three aspects all coming together over the course of a couple of days are likely to combine as a whole.
So the reason for that is because any one of those planetary combinations is a multi-vaillant field of archetypal possibilities that are going to be a little different for everyone. Usually, our task is to look at how a simple aspect may combine in various different ways when you have three of them all happening at once. It's a lot harder to say how all three planetary combinations may combine at the same time.
That's one of the same reasons that it can be really challenging to interpret stellium in a birth chart because once you get three or four planets in a house, it's like, well, the possibilities become exponentially more multi-vaillant and multi-dimensional.
So, at any rate, we will be looking at this today. I apologize. I'm getting over a cold I picked up on the way home. I think we got stuck in the airport for a long time on the way home from my sister's wedding last weekend, and like all of us are sick in my house this week.
So I'm getting over a little bit of a cold here, so I apologize if I sound a little bit like a frog, but our goal today is to look at three opposition's forming over the weekend. We've got the Sun opposite Jupiter, we've got Mercury opposite Uranus, we've got Venus opposite Neptune. What are those combinations each individually look like? That will be our task for today, and then we'll speculate a little bit as to how they may combine. That is our goal for today.
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I was like, oh, you know, I had that moment where I was like in the airport. We're about to catch our flight, and I go, Oh, this was such a nice trip, like no stress, this was like no drama free, and we got to about a nine-hour flight delay, and then we came home with a cold.
What I realized is that I had purchased the tickets while Mercury was retrograde, which I'm usually really good at not doing. I'm very superstitious about buying plane tickets when Mercury's like combust or stationing retrograde, and I bought the tickets during that time. Anyway, and who knows why that happens? People are like, why does that happen? I'm like, I don't know. I don't know, but it does, so be careful. All right.
So we are looking at three transits put up the Real Time clock, so you'll see that we have a number of transits perfecting. Alright, so the transits perfecting over the weekend aspects from the Sun to Jupiter that's today, Friday, November 3. That one's perfecting, and then we have Venus opposite Neptune, and we also have Mercury opposite Uranus.
Now remember that oppositions are of the nature of Saturn in ancient astrology. So we have three of probably the hardest types of aspects that we deal with in opposition's, all forming over the weekend, each with their own kinds of archetypal tensions. November 3, that's today Sun opposes Jupiter.
Also, later today, we get Venus moving through the opposition with Neptune, and then, by the way, tomorrow, Saturn turns direct in Pisces; that's happening stationing right now today, and Saturn will turn direct and then so look at that whole sign house of Pisces with Saturn there to see how the storyline might be shifting in that area of your life and then November 6, on Monday, we get Venus trine Pluto Mercury trine Neptune so it even by Monday there are a few more interesting transits forming. But the big ones here again our Sun opposite Jupiter today, Venus opposite Neptune today, and tomorrow, Mercury opposite Uranus. Those three transits are all big.
Now, because I have a cold, and I'm, honestly, I'm just being real with you guys. I'm just trying to get through today's recording because I am not feeling my greatest. I decided to enlist the help of The Archetypal Universe by Renn Butler, which is an archetypal style astrology cookbook. It's so much more than a cookbook; I like that word. I don't think that's a bad word. By the way, if you find a good cookbook with astrology, it's really helpful to have a few of those as desk references.
Anyway, I'm going to lean on Him today and use some of his words as starting points for the exploration of these three aspects. Because I'm feeling sort of crappy, and Renn is a very good helper, and his book will give me a starting point for each of them.
So, typically, a lot of the ways that I write my content behind the scenes will involve the I-Ching. So often, I go through an elaborate process of casting the I-Ching and looking at the transits I'm going to talk about and then forming my list of what to talk about, what kinds of archetypal combinations to speak about for the day based on what the I-Ching is helping me think, helping me reflect on or sometimes I draw tarot cards, and I don't always bring that in for you guys to see sometimes I do.
But that process today is not one that I felt up for, and so I thought, you know what, I'm just gonna pull out Renn's book, and we're gonna, I'm just going to show you a few. I highlighted a few passages that I want to read to you guys, and then I'm going to reflect on them to add some of my own thoughts.
So anyway, and this is not in any particular order, because they're all happening like we're going to we're going to start with Sun, opposite Jupiter, and then we're going to move to Venus opposite Neptune, and then we'll end with Mercury opposite Uranus, and I'll add my own reflections as we go. So anyway, here we go.
Sun-Jupiter. This is the archetypal combination, in general, not specific to any type of aspect; you tend to get a little bit more of the polarizing, and let's call them the potential. There's a much greater potential for the shadow to show up when you have an opposition because the opposition tends toward polarization between the themes as opposed to, say, a conjunction, a trine, or a sextile, which tend toward harmonization of the themes, even a square you'll get a little bit more tension of the archetypal themes of each of the planets.
So this is an opposition we're gonna get a little bit more of the challenging things, but a warm and sunny nature he starts, and by the way, in case you don't know what we're talking about, this is the Archetypal Universe by Renn Butler, it is one of my favorite books. He's a great astrologer and a desk reference that I will sometimes turn to when writing my talks.
Sun-Jupiter a warm and sunny nature, dramatic flair, and enthusiasm for life. Outflowing, zest and joy, goodwill and generosity. Anytime that I've ever had Jupiter transits to my natal Sun, even the opposition, there's often a sort of a blast of enthusiastic, inspired, can-do optimism. That's one of the best qualities about Sun-Jupiter is just this very fertile, confident, warm, generous, and big-heartedness.
My favorite part about Sun-Jupiter dynamics in general, and when I see them happening in the client's chart, the Jupiter-Sun aspects, I'm usually thinking this ought to be a time where they're feeling pretty good and pretty optimistic about things. More possibilities, opportunities, and doorways are opening a little bit more easily. There's just Jupiter Sun is conducive to creative success, for example.
But the shadow sides are a tendency toward arrogance and inflation, grandiosity and self-importance, ethical blind spots, and attitudes of entitlement. Now, this would be a little bit more likely with the opposition, where you get those themes of someone who is big and confident but polarizing, maybe polarizing because they're arrogant or they're a little domineering, or they're a little too cocksure, or proud or self-certain self-righteous. Jupiter Sun is like someone who's maybe talented, but they know it; they know it in a way that gets it between them and other people, being able to celebrate or admire them even.
He talks about shadow qualities, and these are important for the Sun's opposition to Jupiter tendencies toward pride and egotism, grandiosity and self-importance, pomposity and arrogance, self-centeredness and self-righteous attitudes, the possibility of being full of oneself of feeling of being the golden boy or girl, keener or preppy mannerisms, if you think I hate to say it, but like Sun opposite Jupiter can be such a frat boy. It's such a frat boy transit. It's true. I'm not trying to say that's all it is, right? But it can be like that philosophical and ethical conflicts.
This is important because the Sun opposite Jupiter is really pitting two planets that have a very refined sense of what is noble or true or beautiful or good, and when you put them in an opposition, it can signify a conflict of values of higher values of what constitutes goodness.
So, ethical or philosophical conflicts over what constitutes the good tendencies toward pessimism. Tendencies toward, excuse me, permissiveness, like, I'll do what I want, I can do whatever I want, I don't need anyone's permission. Over-optimism, overconfidence, excessive overextension, extravagance, and self-indulgence habit of wasting or taking more than one share attitudes of entitlement privilege, special privileges, the potential to be spoiled, feelings of restlessness and dissatisfaction.
It's funny to me how sometimes nowadays, there's a lot of conversation about, you know, privilege and being aware of what your privileges are, and that can be a good thing so that we are not walking around unconscious of the different kinds of like lives and circumstances that people are born into and being aware of our own can help us to be more compassionate human beings, I think that's a good thing.
At the same time, we can really weaponize this idea of privilege or entitlement, and there can be subtle ways in which we look at someone who maybe has had certain kinds of good fortune in their life and, you know, we can, we can use the idea of privilege to hurt someone or to justify some level of like jealousy or resentment or spite at the same time.
So this transit's interesting because it can legitimately bring up the idea of privilege of not being aware of your privilege and of being sort of arrogant or entitled, or something like that. But at the same time, I can also be about jealousy, envy, bitterness, and resentment in spite toward those people who have had some kind of blessing or benefit.
For example, let's say, you know, I'll never forget when I was in like the fifth grade, we had like a student council election, and I was really upset because I didn't get elected on to the student council, and this one kid did who wasn't, who didn't really care, right? They were just, it was like, popularity contest, right, and I really resented them because I was like, Well, I actually cared. I actually want to be a part of something and do something good, and, you know, you're just you're just running for popularity, and you got chosen just because you're more popular than me.
I really like resented that this is exactly that kind of transit where sometimes people who don't deserve something get something and people who do deserve something don't, and then it's really challenging when you're the person who didn't get something that you probably deserve more than someone who did to not. To not use the unfairness that occurred to not use it as a justification for being spiteful or mean toward that person, and that's such a sun-Jupiter opposition kind of dynamic because I remember then it will anyway; the point of the story was that I ended up being really like spreading some gossip and being pretty crappy to that kid in the fifth grade.
I think that I wouldn't be surprised if I went back and looked at the Sun and was doing something with Jupiter at that time in my life; I could figure it out.
Dream images this is interesting. Sun Jupiter transits coincide with warm, sunny, positive elements, good or supportive figures, or fathers better outcomes in the dream than one expected beat feeling of flip of lifted being perched on a mountainside high over panoramas brilliant as your sky sometimes these dreams these scenes evoke a feeling of being too high. Other figures in dreams include Aris, aristocratic or imperious males. So there's that kind of like power rank of noxious figures that have like some kind of success that sort of obnoxious to look at.
Okay, so that's the Sun Jupiter, and it's occurring across the access of the recent eclipse, the Taurus Scorpio access, and so it wouldn't surprise me if those houses in your birth chart right now as we've looked at in horoscopes this week, are particularly active this month. That was sort of the whole point of our horoscopes video. If you didn't watch it, go back and check that out.
So that's number one, and next, we're going to go to Venus, opposite Neptune, and again, we're going to try to put some of this together later. So here we go.
So this is Venus Neptune, which is any archetypal combination, but we want to look at the shadow tendencies here because it's an opposition.
A sweet and sensitive nature, endearing gentleness and grace, spiritual ideals and love and friendship, feelings of melted ecstasy and devotion for the beloved tendencies toward vulnerability and codependence romantic illusions confusion or deception over idealization and relationships leading to disappointment.
So, one of the things that I will say about Venus-Neptune that I love that any combination of Venus-Neptune, even the difficult ones, you will usually see a heightened sense of imagination, a heightened quality in the psychic air of romanticism and sensitivity, and gentleness and sensuality. So it's a very dreamy romantic transit that is often very inspiring and artistic and sort of otherworldly, and I love Venus Neptune for that reason. I find that whatever art I'm taking in, whatever I'm reading, whatever films I'm watching, or you know, the quality of, like, my like romantic connection to Ashley, is all just like super heightened with Venus-Neptune and those are my favorite things like some of my favorite date nights where we've gone out dancing and really done interesting, fun romantic things. Venus Neptune combinations. Every time it comes around, I'm like, Oh, I love this. I love it for my marriage. I love it for my creative life. I love it for writing content. I love it for even having a fun night out with friends or something.
It just captures my imagination, especially when it feels like it's been sort of stale or dry. It's like the imaginative romantic rain is falling, and I love that the shadow qualities are a real thing, especially when you have a debilitated Venus as she is in Virgo right now opposite Neptune, the opposition creating that kind of tendency toward polarization, a tendency.
Renn Butler says in the shadow quality section towards starry-eyed romantic mirages, or illusions rose, colored glasses, and love urges to worship people or be worshipped. Now think about that next to the Sun Jupiter, and you get this feeling of you already have with the Sun Jupiter, the tendency for inflation. Like I jokingly mentioned, a frat boy, and now when you get Venus opposite Neptune, you have you have the combination. I laugh not because it's funny but just because it's such a stereotyped image. You have a frat boy, a frat party, and a roofie, you know what I mean? It's a bad combination, potentially, to get taken advantage of by powerfully overconfident, charismatic people who are trying to, you know, we could deceive you in some ways because of how attractive and magnetic they are.
So I would say this transit over the weekend with this combination, at least of Sun-Jupiter, Venus-Neptune, is sort of like, be careful if someone comes along and they're like, I want to get married to you right now. Like, well, you're so charming and charismatic, and you seem so wonderful. How could anything be wrong?
Romantic vulnerability and lovesickness, an inability to accept the ending of relationships, unconsummated love, human weakness and vulnerability codependence, and unclear boundaries. If you combine that with the tendency for someone to be entitled, arrogant, and over the top, I think you have the potential for the quality of being seduced by someone or something that is not all that they say that they are.
Now, on the other hand, I think that we also, with this combination of Sun, Jupiter and, Venus, Neptune, have the potential for something that is very attractive, very appealing, very inspiring, romantically uplifting and attractive and yet, as the as those qualities are coming into our life, there's something polarizing about those qualities, they force us to make a difficult choice, we have to say yes to something and no to something else.
So those qualities coming in don't have to be something that we distrust automatically; they can also be something that, you know, that they could represent things that are truly appealing, really uplifting and inspiring and attractive to us. But the ramifications of what saying yes to those things in our lives might be is, you know, challenging.
It could for example, following a creative path might mean reordering your priorities with your career; following some kind of creative inspiration in love could mean that you have to make big choices or changes, moving or prioritizing one relationship over another. So it could be that they attract the attractive qualities of Sun-Jupiter and Venus-Neptune, which are honestly very appealing, could be not so much that they are not trustworthy or that there are all these shadows you have to be careful of, you know, whatever is coming in, just don't trust it. It's an illusion, you know, maybe.
But on the other hand, it could be that they, those things are real and really enticing, but they bring up some kind of challenge that you have to look at really deeply before you can say yes to them.
Anything that is in nature in the arts, beautiful and peaceful sweet songbirds, delicate butterflies, gentle flowers, exotic rainbows, soothing sacred oceanic mystical art or music, exquisite love songs, tender harmonies, sweet falsettos, a beautiful imagination. So this is kind of Venus Neptune territory.
So if we're going into over the weekend, if there's the sort of sort of theater of sunny Jupiterian Venusian and Neptunian themes, it's like wow, those are very powerful. There's something very seductive and attractive and inspiring. Be careful because these things will polarize. We could also say that the combination of these themes will require that we be grounded. Sun Jupiter can take us right off the ground to a high mountain top, looking over a big, sublime perspective.
Renn Buttler mentioned that Venus Neptune can take us, you know, it's like Frank Sinatra's song Fly Me to the Moon. This is very romantic and sort of otherworldly. So these forces coming together at the same time today and tomorrow could also require that we stay somewhat grounded, not grounded so much that we deny the influence of these beautiful energies but grounded enough so that we can be discerning about how to work with them.
All right, so then tomorrow, we have Mercury opposite Uranus, and this is the last one that we will look at; this one, to me, is the hardest to synthesize with the other two because it's very unlike the other two Mercury Uranus a lightning quick mind gifts of originality and inventiveness, flexibility and openness to new ideas, verbal play and sense of humor, intellectual breakthroughs, tendencies toward nervous restlessness, overstimulation, erratic thinking, lack of focus, and practical and harebrained ideas, excessive mental pride and stubbornness.
So there's one way; remember, with the opposition, we want to look a little bit more carefully at the shadows because the opposition tends to polarize the qualities of the planets when they're in relation to one another. The shadows are typically more common for the planets polarizing an opposition tendencies toward nervousness, nervous restlessness, overstimulation, erratic thinking, and lack of focus in practical and harebrained ideas if you pair that with Venus, Neptune opposition, and Sun-Jupiter opposition.
It is very possible. Even I think it's likely that we will be dealing with a kind of impulsive optimism that is defiant, and maybe a little reckless and ungrounded, erratic, unstable, and ready to jump at something that we might need to think a little bit more carefully about. The dynamic of these planets all coming through at once is sort of like, it's sort of like, you know, it's it was, especially with Mercury-Uranus, it's sort of like, if you were to have a drink, and you weren't aware of the high level of alcohol content, this has happened to me before, especially when I've tried like a craft beer, and I'm like, Oh, I'll try this, and I don't even think to look at the alcohol content, and I'm not someone who drinks very often at all anymore at this point in my life, but when I do, it's usually just one drink.
So you get a beer, and it turns out it's 9% alcohol or something, and I'll be like, you know, taking a few drinks, and all of a sudden, I'm like, Whoa, right? Strong comes on like that, and I don't condone drinking, and I know that we have people here who are in recovery and who are sober; so much love to all of you, and keep up the good work.
But the point being is this can intoxicate us quicker than we think it will, and therefore, we may find that we are in an ungrounded place and we're, all of a sudden, we're thrown into an altered state basically, and we're like, Whoa, I didn't even realize that this was happening and, and some of us will, may not catch it until we've thought some things said some things done some things that are pretty erratic and impulsive, and there'll be an opportunity to learn and reflect on that as a result. But knowing that that's what we're getting.
Enjoy the inspired and enthusiastic qualities of these transits. The kind of romantic and impulsive qualities can be fun and creatively fruitful. But also note that if you're suddenly making a choice that is radically out of character for you and that you haven't taken the time to consider the consequences of that, you could be setting yourself up for problems in the near future.
We say this because on Monday and Tuesday, for example, we have a bunch of trines coming through, which will be sort of, you could say they'd be cleaning up the mess. You don't want to have to get to Monday or Tuesday and need those transits to clean up a mess that you made Friday, Saturday, and Sunday because you were being too impulsive. To me, that's the big warning with Mercury-Uranus coming alongside these other planets.
Now, let's advocate for Mercury Uranus as something other than impulsive and reckless. Let's think of it as original and creative and moving outside of boxes or breaking habits. Sun Jupiter gives you confidence; Venus Neptune gives you imagination; Mercury Uranus gives you original thinking. You put them in, you put it in that way, and if you're welcoming all of these things into your life, then again, just like we said, with Neptune and Venus or the Sun and Jupiter.
Just because they have a somewhat impulsive and ungrounded side doesn't mean that what they're bringing in, in and of itself, should just be distrusted or cast out or disregarded. You don't want to just advise everyone to be like little Saturnian robots doubting everything that comes in. That's exciting. But so it could be that all of these transits coming in are asking you to break from conventions and habits, change your thinking, follow a romantic impulse. Do something that's original and that requires a sort of buoyant, confident optimism.
Oh, that's great. But don't be surprised if those energies create polarization in some other area of your life. Someone may not like it; to follow these inner energies and impulses may require making a difficult choice in an area of your life. Because polarization is a part of the picture of how they're coming in, even if the influences in and of themselves are the warmest, brightest, best qualities of the planets in your life, note that they will still probably cause polarization with other people or situations. That's how opposition's tend to work.
In my mind, the hallmark of a soulful life is one that learns how to carry the tension of opposites, not balance them, not harmonizing them, not synthesize them, but to carry the tension of opposites that there's equal opposing truths that we somehow have to learn how to carry the tension of, we have to learn how to suffer with those tensions and note that, that like, most passionate people, are people who know how to suffer with the tension of opposing forces in their life and they find it creatively fruitful to do so.
They find you can't live a soulful life without learning how to carry the tension of various archetypes in your heart and in your mind, in your day to day life, your job, and your relationships. So maybe the biggest question we could ask is, here are these very polarizing, three polarizing transits coming quickly? How can I hold these tensions rather than having them flip me into extreme thinking or extreme choices or polarizing conflicts with other people?
The I-Ching, if I had to put it simply, is like this amazing treatise that says life is all about opposites moving and relating to one another all the time constantly. Your work as an evolving soul is to learn how to, you know, identify which season you're in. Like, sometimes, it's about letting certain things come up and other things go down. So you're saying, well, this side of an archetypal opposition needs to speak, and this one needs to be quiet. This is sort of like that Bible verse, you know, there's a season for all things, and that wasn't the birds that made a song about that.
There's, there's a time to love, there's a time to hate, there's time to sow, there's a time to reap all of this. So, a big part of life is just knowing what season you're in and being willing to say, Okay, I can't do everything at once. But it's time for this and knowing what time it is, and like whose turn it is in the archetypal sense, and then another thing that the I-Ching teaches is how to hold the tension of these opposites rather than being torn apart by them.
A little crash course and that this weekend with three opposition's perfecting at once, I hope that this has given you some things to think about or consider. I would also say with Mercury-Uranus over the weekend, just be aware that people may say shocking or provocative things, or you may be thinking or feeling provocative thoughts and ideas. It's what we do with them in the name of love, devotion, curiosity, and learning, all of the virtues that we hold to be the most sacred and important. It's what choices do we make? How do we act and live with these tensions? So that we're, we're in service of those the cultivation of those virtues in our lives. Okay, that's it for me, and I hope you guys have a great weekend. This has been useful. Alright, we'll see you again next week. Bye.