Today I'm sharing part one of a two-part series on Mars opposite Jupiter, with Mars in Leo and Jupiter about to move back into Aquarius.
Hey everyone, this is Acyuta-bhava from Nightlight Astrology. Happy Monday, everybody. Today we are going to start part one of a two part series on Mars opposite Jupiter. So this is a pretty big transit, both planets are slow moving Jupiter's about to change signs into Aquarius again. And right as it's doing so is picking up this big opposition from Mars. It's a big transit to start off our week. So that's we're going to take a look at. I'm going to start today by just going through some of the main archetypal combinations. And tomorrow we'll dive a little deeper into those combinations and unpack them a little bit more. So that's our plan for for now - let's take a look at the real time clock and get a feel for what's going on. And I am officially back from vacation by like mid week. So this is like one of two times each year that I kind of take off from doing readings and everything's pretty low key; I create content, otherwise, I'm pretty chilled out. And it always just recharges me so well. And I get so many ideas. So I'm really excited because I've got some really cool ideas for new series coming up. And new content that I'm really excited about. And you know, for me, it's like I don't, I don't really come up with my best stuff unless, a couple times a year I just take time off to read reflect, take a step back. And sometimes, to be honest, the content that I create during that time, even though I try to do my best that ends up feeling a little bit like filler content, you know, but this week, we're getting back into it with some hopefully you guys have found it interesting. Interesting anyway, but this week, we're getting back into it. Because I've been meditating a lot on this Mars Jupiter opposition. And the reason for that has been that earlier this summer, I started taking jujitsu lessons at a local studio. And it those lessons I started as Mars was coming into the opposition with Saturn in the square with Uranus. And that really opened the door for me to explore this martial art. And so I've been thinking a lot about about martial arts and some of the philosophy that I've listened to a number of who I consider to be very wise jujitsu practitioners talk about. So anyway, as I've been on my vacation for the past couple of weeks, I've been reading a number of different books, comparing Taoism and martial arts and other things like that. And I feel like even though I'm such a neophyte, I feel like I've learned a lot in the past month or two. Anyway, so I'm going to go into a little bit of that tomorrow, in the sort of philosophical portion of this meditation on Mars, opposite Jupiter.
Today, here, you can see that Mars is in late degrees of Leo about to change signs into Virgo, where it will then be in Mercury's sign. In the meantime, Mercury is combust right now and moving through, it's going to be moving through the conjunction with the Sun in the next over the course of the next week, it'll be making the transition onto the opposite side of the sun. So that's an interesting piece to pay attention to as well. Because when Mars goes into Mercury's sign and Mercury's in the process of being reborn, that's important. There's something about the will in the mind, communication and the will, that are changing, they're in the process of changing. So I think that's important for us to understand right now that you know, you've got Mars at the moment in the sun's sign, the sun's really empowered in its opposite Jupiter, right, which also really amplifies the energy of Mars, it makes it bigger. But then as soon as this change happens, so let's just watch how this change occurs. If I take Mars forward, just a couple of days here, we're gonna see about Thursday evening, July 29, Mars will change into Virgo, and then by Thursday, Mars is in Virgo. That happens. That's July 30. And if we take this forward, you're going to see Mars going through the sign of Virgo and coming into a conjunction with mercury exalted in Virgo by August 19. So there is a very significant shift happening for Mars because it's going into the domiciles with Mercury and because Mercury will end up in a conjunction with Mars in its exaltation. So there's something a reboot or reconfiguration for Mars, it's pretty significant. I mean, I think it's pretty exciting. I'm going to try to break that down a little bit between now and mid August. We'll be doing a number of videos on that.
But in the meantime, back to the current moment, we go forward and we're going to see that on when This day, July 28, Jupiter retrogrades into Aquarius, where it started off, kind of started off our year with Jupiter in Aquarius get a little preview of Jupiter in Pisces from mid May through the end of July. And now we're seeing Mars in Leo, opposing Jupiter. And this is going to be Wednesday into Thursday. And you could even give it until Friday or Saturday where you're still going to be feeling it, you should be able to feel it already, to some extent. Okay, so that's the transit that we're looking at where you could say that this Mars opposite Jupiter transit is going to perfect on Thursday, but you'll be feeling it all week, and probably into I would say Saturday. So that's the timeline of the transit. Now let's talk about the archetypal combination. And again, one of the exciting pieces of this transit is watching Mars change into Virgo right after it opposes Jupiter. There's a reconfiguration, perhaps of Mars stuff that's going to happen after this confrontation with Jupiter. And I think that could be really good, a wiser, more mature, more thoughtful, more tactful. Mars is about to emerge after this more dynamic tension with Jupiter. I would say that that one of the ways that that could easily translate, we'll be talking again about this more in future videos is, you know, pride comes before a fall - if Mars is going to get nice and inflated from an encounter an oppositional encounter with Jupiter, but then it's going to switch into the sign of Mercury as Mercury is being reborn. In the sign of Leo, perhaps there's something about wills strength, dominance pride, that's getting looked at or it's under scrutiny, it's under the microscope, somehow, there's lessons about humility or being humbled at the moment. And then after those lessons, we can reconfigure what it means to be strong, or we can become more intelligent or wise about what it means to, you know, be be strong, or to be good at something or to be, you know, or even just an action that we're trying to take in our lifetime. And the way we're going about it is maybe there's too much bravado and we need to refine it or adjust, adjust ourselves in some way and that the intelligence to do so , we might see that coming through as soon as Mars enters Virgo, which is a really good refining crafty sign for Mars where, you know, the more intelligent and sort of humble way of using Mars energy can start to present itself. So that's what I'm hopeful for. In the meantime, jupiter here we have a planet, what I like to break these planets down sort of philosophically, because I think that's the best way to really get the most out of their combinations.
So if you have Mars, the lesser malefic. This is a planet that not in and of itself, none of the planets are good or bad. But in human terms, we say, you know, Saturn and Mars in particular bring things that human beings tend to experience is sort of a bummer or challenging. We can always make something out of them and depending on their position in the house, by sign by aspect, they can also become constructively benefic meaning they can they can actually help us with things. But generally speaking, Mars cuts severs burns in flames, competes, dominates, is a little rash. And so that's something that, you know, we just got to always be aware of with Mars. Now, why is that? Like? What's the philosophical reason for that? Well, in human terms, we're all seeking happiness, we're all seeking pleasure. That's the baseline belief of ancient astrologers is that naturally we pursue the good, the true, the beautiful, but in this material world, we pursue it in ways that are often like, perverted distortions of the real thing. We pursue it through dominating others through dominating Mother Earth, through harming each other through harming ourselves through, you know, lack of patience and compassion and so forth. Right? So, we compete, we dominate, we live with the idea that, for me to be happy, you know, someone else probably has to be losing, I have to be winning. Mars can kind of bring all of those, those features together with the general feeling of competition, dominance, assertiveness. We all want to be happy, but there's no like, easy way to just go out and be like, completely happy. We're always trying to modify and modulate everything, compete their stress, you know, always involved in our daily pursuit of or pursuits of happiness stretches out over decades and years, and you can feel like life is sort of a battle. So Mars kind of represents that feeling of strife and struggle and action and in will that's involved with the pursuit of happiness in life in general.
Now, when that's like, let's say you go and you have a nice workout. And you you know, you you burn some calories, you get the heat turned on in your body or metabolising things. And you have those, you know, that break through sweat feels really good, you know, so Mars is always is also good too We, we enjoy the work of life, the daily round of the sun rising and setting, going out and doing things you know, being active. These are Mars like qualities as well. Now, compare that to Jupiter. You think of Jupiter, you're thinking of a planet that is often associated with the it's called the greater benefit and has to do with that sense of greater unity. So what are the greater pieces of unity in our world? Think about it. Well, one of the things I can look at my own life and say, What are the what are the joopa terian qualities of my life, I was raised in the church, which gave me a kind of overarching sort of moral umbrella to take shelter under a metaphysical sense that reality is good, that there's a God that there's that putting faith in the right virtues will lead to good things. That you know, human beings are naturally good and trustworthy. You know, obviously, people can can fall but redemption is important. Forgiveness is important. These kinds of values or virtues very Jupiterian, that education is good that broad minded learning is good that open minded exchange with other people cultures, races, you know, gender, sexual orientations, that there's some some virtue in being open and learning from others. Jupiter's very broad minded, and tends to be very liberal in terms of the breadth of what it will consider and try to include. So now Jupiter could be sort of dogmatic. One of the things that Jupiter's trying to do is create some sense of etiological philosophical shelter for us to live in and through what guides our actions in life, what guides our what guides our pursuit of pleasure, well, if, you know, depending on where Jupiter is, what kind of relationship we have with Jupiter, some people may have completely different value systems, you know, so if you think about Jupiter, sort of generically, Jupiter is like the the representation of all those institutions, and larger societal, social, moral, educational structures that give our life some sense of cohesion. And, and togetherness of it's the legal system. It's the courts, it's the judges, it's anyone who wears the robes of knowledge within a well respected profession, doctors or people who have, you know, Jupiter sometimes called the guru and guru, among other things meet among many different things that people will, you know, a guru brings someone from light, from darkness to light. A guru also means heavy, you know, like a sponge, you know, you pick it up, it's like dumping in water and you pick it up, it's super heavy. So Jupiter will also be those people in our lives that are like, really rich with not only knowledge, but wisdom.
Interestingly, when you pair Jupiter with Saturn, like we had a Jupiter Saturn conjunction, at the Winter Solstice of last year, Saturn will often represent the inevitable decay. So a society that's held together by some, you know, constitution will eventually that you know, just like the Roman Empire, you know, that that things crumble, things fall apart, the guiding principles are, are somehow eternal, but their manifestation in earthly forms, those those forms fall apart, even the solar system, which gives us some sense of cohesion and our astrological language will die someday, in the, in the bhagavat, Purana. You know, it's all sucked back into the pores of the, into the body of Vishnu, and then you know, it comes back out again cyclically, so, all things and all things pass. Jupiter is not the All Things past planet as much as it is the the sense of everything having you know, eternal, moral, philosophical, cohesiveness. So, when you take Mars and you put it in an opposition with Jupiter, which means there's going to be kind of binary tension between Mars got of strength vigour, you know, dominance in Leo, right? The Sign of the sun, so proud, it's bold, it's courageous, it's strong, you know, can have a bit of an ego and then you're, you're pitting it against Jupiter in Aquarius Saturn sign.
These have to, you could say Jupiter in Aquarius has to do with a kind of Saturn nine wisdom because see Jupiter and Aquarius in people's charts who have a great sense of their their moral virtue. Or the, the ideologies that hold their life together are very aware of people who are excluded or people who are on the outside or people who are undermined or undervalued or underprivileged. Why because it's a Saturn sign. And so Jupiter with a dose of Saturn is always very aware of you know, what is what is shunned or what sits on the margins those are Saturn, Saturn Jupiter dynamics, Saturn Jupiter will also be often be like a reformer or something like that. So you're looking right now at almost like an idiot logical confrontation with power with strength? And what is the right way to do something? Or what is the right moral or proper way of acting. So, for example, this is just one thing I'm going to mention more of this tomorrow is we're going to dive into this and kind of on a philosophical level a bit more tomorrow. But one of the things that I've noticed in being in jujitsu classes for just a couple months now is, you know, they say that white belts, the people who have the lowest belt, in the belt system, that they will often just kind of freak out. Um, they say, spazzed out here, but I believe that the word spaz pretty derogatory in the England or the UK, I don't remember what it means. But so I'm always careful not to say that word because I, I learned that one time that people said, that's like a terrible word in the UK or something, and I hear it just means someone who is like, doesn't have control of their energy, you know, like they're being spazzy, or something, they're being like crazy, they're being maybe bubbly, or, or super bouncy, or just like out of control. But at any rate, they'll say, There's a saying, it's like, you know, white belts are like, like that, they're just kind of, they'll, when they're sparring, they'll just go all out, and they'll try to use strength, and they don't really know what they're doing, and they'll just kind of freak out.
So, in a sense, Mars without Jupiter is like, will without knowledge, or without some overarching principles. For example, my least sparring with people who have higher belts, and I'm just learning all of this. And I'll notice I call their breathing so well, they're very careful about where and how they're moving. You know, they come to victory, but it's very clear that they're being informed by things that they've learned, they've become wise with how to use their will. Right? So it's very Mars Jupiter kind of thing, a good pairing of Mars and Jupiter is strong, bold, active, executive, but, but wise and the Mars being married to some sense of the right the right virtues of the right moral principles, the right way to act in different situations, the right ethical guidelines, the right beliefs, really important that Mars energy gets paired with Jupiter in the right way. So if not, then you tend to have, you know, the will degraded and it's it doesn't have any guiding principles to work with. In this case, you could also think of Mars and Leo as the principle of the will, and the ego and personal strength and power and authority. But there's something that's being missing or, or some marginalised aspect that needs to be looked at. Something that sits on the outskirts of one's egoic, awareness, some larger principles that need to be incorporated into the use of will or power or strength. And I feel like the reason that the jujitsu makes for good and for personally for good analogies for me right now, is because so much of what I've learned so far is basically that that just some wild egoic, or use of strength or force or power, really doesn't work. And I'm, you know, I'm not the biggest guy in the world. But I've seen guys who are actually much bigger than me in these classes, try those principles on people who are significantly smaller and not and it doesn't work. So I think that's really that's really kind of been a metaphor for me anywhere and analogy. You know, because this is a time as Mars has been applying to Jupiter for a little bit right now of refining the use of will and ego to fit in with larger principles or larger values that we have in our life. So those are the combinations that I would look for, but ideological fervour, zeal intensity, getting pumped up on steroids about what you believe, got to watch for that strength. Think of things like steroids, you think of victory or machismo temper, inflation, dominance, all of those potentially negative traits can actually get amplified by Jupiter also. And then you think about the potential tempering of the the nobility of Mars and Jupiter like a knight. So those are kind of the things themes that we're looking at this week, we're gonna dive into more of that tomorrow. And I'm going to talk a little bit about some of the other things that I've, I've some of the other like personal lessons that I've had through going to these classes, and also some of the things, there's a series that I'm going to be doing coming up that's actually been inspired by this transit and the earlier Mars, Uranus Saturn transit, which was last year, when I realised I had 10 years of astrology under my belt, I did a series called 10 things I've learned in 10 years of doing professional astrology. And it came to me that there's another series that I started taking notes to create for you guys on 10 years of being a yoga studio owner, and what that taught me about life, but also about astrology. Because there's just a lot, there's a lot of things that you see when you're a yoga studio owner, about yoga, about health, about wellness, about people's mental states, and about spiritual transformation. So I'm gonna I'm gonna be doing another 10 part series on some of those observations, because as I was reflecting on it, I was like, yo, there's some really good, good stuff to share here that people might find interesting. So we'll be doing that and kind of talking about how those insights, being a yoga studio owner also really helped grow me as an astrologer. And hopefully there'll be some insights there for you guys as well. So more tomorrow on Mars and Jupiter later this week, we're going to have our overview for the month of August August horoscopes coming out, getting back into the swing a bit again. So thank you guys for your patience. And as I've been on a little bit of a vacation break here Hope you guys enjoyed the speaker series. If you guys checked it out, the replays are on the website, go to nightlight astrology calm. You can see some of the recent speakers that gave talks with us. I think that's it for now. Alright, see you guys soon. Take it easy, everyone. Bye.