In today's episode, we delve into the final analysis of Mars' cazimi in Scorpio, aiming to uncover deeper insights and context about this significant transit. We'll explore various angles and perspectives to shed light on the implications and influences of this astrological event. Join us as we piece together clues and discuss the broader significance of Mars's cazimi in Scorpio.
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Hey everyone, this is Adam Elenbaas from Nightlight Astrology. Today, we're going to take one last look at Mars's cazimi in Scorpio, which is coming through over the weekend, and we're going to try to look for some deeper context and clues to help illuminate what this transit is all about. That is our agenda for today.
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So, all right, let's take a look now at some of this deeper context and see what kinds of clues we can find as to the meaning of the cazimi. So here we have it, and you'll see on the screen that I have the Sun-Mars conjunction pulled up. So there it is. It's happening Friday into Saturday. So, the 17th into the 18th. Now, what I find really interesting about this is the context.
Context is everything in astrology. If you want to understand what a transit is going to be like, you start with the basic planetary combination; for example, what is the sun? What is the Sun-Mars conjunction like, which we've explored at length, but then you also want to add in contextual factors. For example, I'm going to show you some of the contexts that I've been paying a little bit more attention to and thought you guys might like to pay attention to as well.
One is that this Mars cazimi is happening in a very tight trine with Neptune. That's interesting. We're going to talk about that. The other thing that's interesting is notice that the Mars-Sun conjunction comes in the bound of Saturn. So I have the bound ruler ships, the Egyptian table, a bound ruler ships up, and you'll notice that Saturn is the bound ruler. That's also interesting when you consider that the bound ruler is Saturn, and Saturn is also configured by a whole sign trine to Scorpio from Pisces, and Saturn has just turned direct.
I like to go a little bit further down the rabbit hole. Sometimes, I noticed, for example, that Saturn is in the exultation of Venus in the sign of Pisces as well as the bound of Venus. Notice, here's the bound of Venus that Saturn is in, and then the exaltation of Venus. In the meantime, isn't it interesting that Venus is in her own domicile but also in the exultation of Saturn, which is the sign of Libra. So you have a kind of mutual exultation between Venus and Saturn.
In addition to that, another interesting thing that Venus is doing at the same time, and we've offered this context in a different video this week, is Venus is in a moving sextile with Mercury. Also, Venus is in the bounds of Mercury, while Mercury has just entered the bound of Venus.
So you have mutual reception by term or bound between Mercury and Venus while they're also in a sextile with one another. These are all really interesting little contextual details that can give us hints about what may play out. So I'm going to put some of those things. So I'm gonna leave this weird looking these weird-looking drawings up on the screen, and I'm going to pontificate for you.
So, first of all, one thing that can come up with Mars and the Sun in Scorpio is the theme of cutting. Now, when I say cutting, I mean that metaphorically, of course, it can be literally like stabs and, like stab wounds or something like you, you could see in the news, some really, you know, like a terrible story about a stabbing or something, it would not be uncommon for Mars and the Sun at, in this space that they're in the conjunction between Mars and the Sun can be like, you know, the pangs or the pangs of the heart, or being stabbed with words or acts that break your heart. It could literally mean cutting your finger or a burn or a cut.
So the idea of something burning or cutting or stabbing or all of those being symbolic, they don't have to be literal and physical. They could be emotional or psychic. But you're thinking of like this kind of stabbing, cutting energy with Mars, and think about that emotionally. Like, oh, that was that emotionally stabbed me right in the heart. We say things like that. Now, when you look at the trine with Neptune, you also think about things that soothe things that heal. So, could we be looking at heartache, heartbreak, stabbing, hurting, cutting words, or actions that maybe existed in the past but are now being healed or soothed?
Or revisiting a wound, we're sort of peeling the bandage off, and we're saying, okay, like I'm, I'm looking at this again, or I have to redress the wound or oh, look, I peeled back the wound and some healing. I peel back the bandage, and some healing has taken place.
So, I love the potential for things that hurt, cut, burn, and yet, there's the potential for some kind of soothing or healing with the trine to Neptune. You could find that both happen. There's an explosion emotionally, and some cutting words are said. But then there's a healing that happens. Well, at least someone finally said it, you know, it might be like that at least someone's finally it being real. It hurts, but it has to hurt if it's to heal. I think that was the healer from Neverending Story: "It has to hurt if it's to heal." So there might be something like that.
I think there are other really interesting things to consider. You look, for example, we talked at length about the third decan of Scorpio, where this conjunction is taking place, and I've been reading this interesting book.
It's called 36 Secrets: A Decanic Journey through the Minor Arcana of the Tarot, and I've been brushing up on this and a few other texts for the development of some of my masterclass series. What I find interesting is that this particular deck in the third decan of Scorpio is related to the seven of cups in the tarot, according to this author, and that is a card that is sometimes about illusions and fantasies, and maybe there's something illusory that we're ready to let go of, and it hurts to let go of it. But it's healing to let go of it.
You get the same feeling with the boundary ruler being Saturn turning direct in Pisces, where there's such deep emotional healing that can take place; Saturn in Pisces may say, you know, I'm ready to be mature emotionally and move on and develop and grow by incorporating, you know, some element of realism or practicality or groundedness. I'm able to accept disappointments, you know, more easily than I have been able to in the past, or I'm able to move forward, remaining open to possibilities and dreams and new amazing things coming in, but only if I'm also capable of accepting disappointments, failures, or allowing for a process of disillusionment to take place.
So this could be about the beginning of or the start of a mature, letting go, and you get that feeling also because the sun and Mars are initiating a new cycle of activity with the trine to Neptune; there might be some way in which the only way that you can start fresh is if you let go of something that hasn't worked.
Disappointment, disillusionment, letting go, and healing old hurts, bitterness, and resentments. So these are some of the subtler themes you can pick up on just by looking at some of Mars and the Sun are bounded by Saturn, who's just turned direct in Pisces; Mars and the Sun are trine to Neptune. Neptune in Pisces, as well. So there's a realism and a kind of bittersweet, releasing, healing, and emotional maturation that I see taking place through this conjunction of Mars in the sun.
Now, it gets more interesting, though; I think there's another little layer of information that's useful when we look at Saturn, in turn, having this mutual exultation with Venus, Venus, and Saturn in a mutual exultation. I think the possibility, and I'm going to kind of clear the drawings and refocus it here. So now let's look at the fact that we have these two planets exalting one another while we also have Venus and Mercury traveling in a sextile in each other's bounds. So, first of all, what I want to say is that just through the connection of Saturn to Venus, within the context, we've already given Saturn as the bound ruler of the Mars cazmi.
I wonder if there isn't a sense of karmic balancing that's taking place that we can grasp and understand intuitively; I mean, one of the best things in the world is when something has to be let go of, but you understand exactly why, and it's clear, it's not, it's not confusing. It's not. You don't have to fight it so hard because you just know, yep, this is the right thing to do. Or you just know that the expiration date has been reached.
Or, that this is the best and most reasonable and wise and, like, ultimately beneficial thing to do; to let go of something or to move on from something or to choose something new or to let go of someone, and you say, Okay, well, this isn't an easy thing to do. It's painful, but I also know that this is there's a kind of karmic symmetry and intelligence in a beauty even to what's happening that I can understand.
I'll never forget when I was, you know, this is just a story of something similar that happened to me, you know, when I was in college, my first, like, serious girlfriend with three years, and I remember there was a period of time were all of a sudden, we weren't talking for several weeks, just like, oh, we haven't talked; I suddenly was like, I haven't talked to my girlfriend for like three weeks. I know that might sound really weird. But we had just gotten busy with our own lives.
I called her, and I was like, you know, I just realized that we haven't, like, we're just like, drifting apart or something, and it's like, you want to, like, sit down and talk and when we sat down to talk, man, it was like, we both just knew it was over. We just grew apart, and it was bittersweet. But there was this knowing that we both had, like, Yeah, our time is up. That was a huge growing-up experience for me; I don't know if you guys have ever experienced anything like that, where you have to do something hard, but you just, you know, it's time, and so even though it's painful, it's very healing because you know that there's an intelligence that's guiding you and you know, this is the right thing.
I suspect that Saturn turning direct in Pisces, as the bound ruler of the Mars cazimi, mutually exalting Venus, who's with the south node, just knows this is a loose end that's getting tied up. This is something that, you know, we tried, but it's time to let go of, or this is something that was very appealing to me but isn't any longer, and just reaching that point.
Now, when you add in that Venus and Mercury are sextile to one another, I can't help but wonder if what is also emerging is a new idea. Or that one of the things that makes it a little easier to let go of something is that there is something new to be excited about that's emerging simultaneously.
For example, I find that sometimes, you know, intellectually, I'll be ready to let go of focusing on something or studying about something, and it's, you know, the reason the way that I know that I'm ready to let go of something is because I'm getting excited about something else, and so I go, okay, you know, I'm the kind of person I don't know about you guys, but I can't, I have to finish a book once I started, I can't just let it go; I have to finish it, and it's always the most frustrating for me when I'm reading a book, and maybe I've been on a trajectory of reading certain kinds of books, and all of a sudden, I go, you know, what, I just don't want to read these kinds of books anymore. I really want to read this, but I'm like, Well, okay, you can read that. But first, you must finish the book that you're on.
There could be something like that in the air right now to where there's some need to completely resolve, let go of something, but you're just, you know, chomping at the bit because there are new ideas, new things, you're learning or new skills, you're developing new people, you want to be around new ideas, you're fascinated by new things to get excited about new things that are starting to present themselves as viable opportunities for the future.
Okay, fair enough, still have to do the wise, mature thing and let go of the old thing first. I mean, just as a very basic example of this kind of thing, I can't tell you over the years, probably at least, you know, 1000 people, if I had to guess, that I've spoken with in astrology readings, where they are asking about the future of their love life, before getting out of a relationship that they no longer want to be in and it's not my job to tell people, oh, you're wrong, or that's bad, or it's just human.
You know, I don't have any judgments about it. But what I've noticed is that for people who say, I'm really excited about the future of my love life; I'm feeling stuck and unhappy in my current relationship, things go a lot better when they first must surely square up and dissolve that bond or let go of it or address it or whatever needs to be done and then move into questions about what might be next.
A lot of the time, what I see the Oracle reflecting back is sort of like, you know, it's almost like the maybe I'm wrong. It's almost like the universe is like, okay, if you want to start thinking about the future before maturely dealing with your present situation, it will throw you a few real, you know, screwy relationships that can tempt you, or maybe you'll have some kind of inappropriate contact, and you'll end up you know, betraying someone.
Or if you are thinking about the future before dealing with what's right in front of you. You know, your maturity is such that you're not going to attract a solid relationship, like, right away. I don't know if that's a thing or not; I've noticed that pattern. So, anyway, I feel like the Mercury-Venus contact right now is exciting. Mercury. Venus, for example, is like that person you meet at a party that you realize, instantly, you're my friend. You know, we could do something creative together, or it's that person you meet when you're single, will, that is instantly charming, and you just gravitate toward whether it's substantive or not, maybe is a different question. But there's a chemistry there.
So there's something very, like, chemically exciting at the moment, as we're also at a place where it's like, there there are, there are open wounds, you know, and there's a need to let go and wrap something up.
There's a little interplay between the cautious, slow, smooth, healing, releasing surrendering, dealing with disappointment, disillusionment, grief, and then simultaneously, there's a very exciting, like, you know, there's, there's like, you know, Mercury-Venus or walking in and they've got to beat, you know. So it'll be interesting to see how those things combine.
But anyway, I hope that the description of this context and these little clues we can unpack through the dignities is useful for you. Hopefully, you'll be able to identify some of these qualities in your experiences and the people and situations you find yourself in, or even the internal dialogue you're having right now.
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