Today we will talk about Mars in Leo making a square to Jupiter in the sign of Taurus. It is coming through a powerful T-square between Jupiter, Pluto, and Mars that we've been looking at for the last week. We're continuing that today as the last part of the sequence comes through, and Mars makes the square to Jupiter.
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Hey everyone, this is Adam Elenbaas from Nightlight Astrology. Happy Monday, everybody. Today we're going to talk about Mars in Leo making a square to Jupiter in the sign of Taurus. This is coming through a powerful T square between Jupiter, Pluto, and Mars that we've been looking at over the course of the last week. We're continuing that today as the last part of the sequence comes through, and Mars makes the square to Jupiter. So that is our agenda. We're gonna look at this from the perspective of five things that I love about Mars-Jupiter combinations on an archetypal level, five things I could live without or that I secretly hate. Okay, sorry, I couldn't help myself.
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Okay, so let's now turn our attention to Mars's square to Jupiter. So here you will find yours Mars in Leo at the 27th degree, this is about 11:40pm, central time, Monday, May 22, that the square is perfecting; you're going to be feeling this over this past weekend, and through about the middle of this week, even to the end of this week, because we give about a three-degree range of separation, within which you will still likely be noticing the effects. So if we go out about three degrees, we get to by about the end of the week, even by, like, Sunday, they're still within three degrees. So that's a broad way of looking at it.
Now, important to note here that we are not talking just about Mars going through a square with Jupiter, which on its own would be a big transit; we're also looking at the fact that this just recently happened. So this is the sequence of events, Mars entered Leo and opposed Pluto, and Jupiter entered Taurus and recently squared Pluto. So we have effectively a very tight T square; it's not all happening exactly simultaneously, but close enough within the span of a week that all of these three planets are connecting with one another. So we've been breaking that down from a variety of different angles.
Today, we're gonna continue doing that by looking at the combination of Mars and Jupiter and what those two planets do when they get together.
Here's first of all this, again, to repeat the Mars and Leo square Jupiter in Taurus is May 22. That's today, and we're going to talk about it from the perspective of five things I love and five things I could live without. Hopefully, this will give you guys a sense of what to watch for, what to notice, and your own experiences, as well as how to deal with it.
You know, planets, when they get together in the sky, they meet us, and they express themselves within the context of whatever's going on. So if you're in the midst of turbulence at work, this combination is going to show up in terms of the turbulence at work. You know, it's kind of like, where's the drama at? Well, that's where the planets tend to appear and manifest.
Sometimes they appear in ways that are unexpected, and they cultivate new drama that we weren't anticipating. But a lot of the time, if you want to know where they will appear, I mean, you could look at your chart and look at the houses and the topics and stuff like that. But even more fundamental to just mundane transit that we're looking at on this channel all the time is like, where's the drama in your life, that's where they're going to show up most of the time, where's the action at you know, that's where you'll see them. So remember that and then apply these archetypal principles or combinations. The lessons that come with them are many, and we could talk about that, you know, endlessly could literally write a book about just Mars and Jupiter. But at any rate, five things I love.
The number one thing I love about Mars-Jupiter combinations is that I've got this mentality that comes with it. By that, it means I'm capable; I can do this, no one's gonna stop me; I've got this, I can do it. Where there's this, that sense of can do optimism, where there is a sense that I'm not limited here, I'm not afraid, I'm going to get after this, and I'm going to do it. And it could be something like having a difficult conversation, asking for a raise, asking someone out, you know, who knows what it is, but it usually is this feeling of like, I'm going for it.
The confidence and the both the confidence to do something that's a little risky, Mars and the feeling that it will work. You know, another way of putting it literally, you could use the phrase If you build it, they will come like from Field of Dreams. If I kind of put my flag in the ground, good things are gonna happen here, that maybe that's not a great image. That's problematic, but you get what I'm saying. If you kind of say, okay, you know, I just got done cleaning the garage spring cleaning. I mean that I was like, okay, garage, your mine, you know.
I just thought it was interesting that that was happening as the two planets are starting to come into their configuration with one another. So I've got this; I can do this. I will do it. Nothing will stop me. Now we're going to talk about some shadows that might come with this, obviously, but this, this sense of being unstoppable right now. That's one of my favorite things about Mars-Jupiter; you just get stuff done. It's amazing.
Number two, strength and success. Now this is more especially because we're talking about Mars and Jupiter and fixed signs right now. That there is a sense of a cumulative effect in fixed signs, things that have deep roots that repeat, that have history, that have staying power. And there's something about, first of all, Mars-Jupiter plainly is associated with success and strength. But this kind of strength and success in fixed signs can also be an indication that something you have been working on for a long time is now getting established, like a garden that's starting to get strong and unhealthy after going through the early and more delicate, vulnerable phase of its youth. Now all the plants are vibrant and healthy.
I've been planting out we've been planning out the community herbal medicine garden; we just had our first event. And so, you know, we're, I've got plant metaphors on the brain or analogies or whatever. So anyway, strength and success, there is a time and place, a season in life for just kicking ass and taking names. There are just certain times you're like; I'm on fire right now. Not gonna stop me, you know.
So Mars and Jupiter is; one of my favorite things about it is that it is just a time and a season to feel strong and to have felt like little feathers in your cap that come along with Mars and Jupiter. And oftentimes, I guess, again, in fixed signs, there's a sense of something that has accumulated over time, and the cumulative effects have led to a proliferation and abundance and richness. So think about that right now too.
Number three, leadership courage and assertiveness. Now, if you are in a group, you know your family, you have a gaggle of roommates or something. You know, someone needs to be the lead honker. What am I talking about? So leadership, courage, and assertiveness with Mars and Jupiter is a real phenomenon where you need to step up and lead something you will if this energy is around and you're in, or someone will step up, or the need for someone to be courageous to demonstrate leadership qualities to set the example to set the bar high to be assertive about what the right best move is in a situation for someone to model what it means to be smart, and effective and virtuous. That's kind of knightly.
It's like Mars-Jupiter is kind of like a no, the gallantry of a knight. It's like a gallant and bold and sort of does the right thing, you know. So you get that feeling from Mars-Jupiter in it. It feels like, you know, in this moment, someone needs to step up, and by golly, it's going to be me. Or it could be that someone around you is demonstrating those qualities, and you find them to be contagious, easy to follow, the trustworthy. It's a good time for these qualities to be present in your life or within yourself and to do good things.
So number four is powerful helpers and allies. See, Mars likes to be victorious. Jupiter likes good fortune, and Jupiter also rejoices in the 11th house, which was called the house of good spirit and the house that was associated with allies. So Mars-Jupiter, when you put them together, are powerful, strong, effective, bold, courageous, allies, benefactors, and beneficial people. So powerful helpers and allies is one of the greatest Jupiter-Mars benefits.
Someone comes along and just says you need a bulldozer. I've got one. You need a bulldozer boss. It's problematic today all the images that it's already Mars-Jupiter. I'm like thinking about bulldozers and planting flags and garages and stuff. So yeah, but I mean, look for people who come along and have powerful forms of support to offer you encouragement and strength, and this can come in the form of teachers and coaches.
Mars-Jupiter, people can be like an athletic coaches. It can also be a sign or a marker of tremendous athletic achievement or Mars-like power and achievement. The same thing can be said, though, about Mars Jupiter when it comes to powerful display displays of military might and violence and strength that all in like toxic ways, right? So that's, we'll get to that later.
Number five would be effort and determination, bring good fortune. If I keep going, something really good is going to happen if I just work my ass off, something really good is going to happen. That's a Mars-Jupiter phenomenon, and it is real. Don't push yourself too far. Don't break a toe, you know. Don't know where any of this is coming from today.
All right, number one, in terms of things I could live without, things I secretly hate. machismo bravado and arrogance. The downside is that while it can be really fun to, like, I don't know, there's this car show near where I live in the summers, and there are all of these like amazingly cool old-school muscle cars. They're just fun to look at. Right? There's sometimes; they come equipped and manned with little assholes driving them. So the machismo, the bravado, the arrogance of Mars and Jupiter is a real thing for a showy and powerful as it can be can also be just sort of cocky and annoying thing.
Number two is going to be the domineering qualities really can't stand that Mars Jupiter is not just I've got this, I can do this, but, like, I'm gonna mount the world; what was the phrase from Game of Thrones, the stallion who mounts the world? So it's like that, it's like Mars-Jupiter is like, you know, I'm you know, it has the attitude of like, I'm God's gift to man, and I need to like, sit on the head of every single situation. Like, it's just so annoying how dominant and needing to assert dominance that Mars-Jupiter can be.
Number three is the inability to perceive subtleties. Mars-Jupiter is like; I don't know, getting He-Man to try Tai Chi for the first time. It's not so easy for that sort of, over the top, machismo and bravado, to perceive emotional subtleties, you know, nuances, tone of voice, you know, things that are implied and more subtle and sensitive; it can just steamroll those kinds of things, and you'll lose a lot when you steamroll those things because they fill everything. It's like the world is flowering all the time with subtleties. And Mars Jupiter, for as many good things as it can do, is not typically good at perceiving and relating to those subtleties. And when you lose that, you lose the fragrance of life in some ways. So be as effective as you want to; if you lose subtleties, you're losing a lot.
Number four is ruthless determination. So the ruthless determination of Mars-Jupiter is, basically, I will do anything to win. I will do anything to get done with this thing. I joke with a joke with my wife, sometimes I'm like, you know, because the kids have, they have shit everywhere. I'm just gonna say bluntly, there is, like, there's just the, you're gonna have their toy room. It's just like, a total disaster zone. And then again, it gets cleaned up. But then the next day, it's like a total disaster, and everyone knows you have kids. I have this fantasy sometimes. I'm completely covered in like, like, primitive blood or paint or something from an animal sacrifice. I'm dancing around a massive bonfire that's just burning all the crap, the little clips and things, the little toys and the ball, just pieces of things everywhere, and I'm just watching it burn. And I'm just like; I'm just screaming and dancing around this big fire.
Anyway, the point is that when I get to cleaning that space in the house, like, if the dog comes down and looks at me, I'm like, I will kill you. You leave this room. If the girls come down, I'm like; I will break every toy unless you leave. So pissed. I am not really that mean, but I get so upset. Because I'm like, when will the things stop thinging? They just won't stop, and I get this ruthless determination. I feel like I have become the Terminator of cleaning the kid's room or any room with the test, like the kid's clutter all over it.
So and then it's just like point, and then you reach a point where you're like, This is a renewable stressor. This will never end, and I'm like a dog chasing his tail, thinking that I'm ever gonna get to the bottom of this endless heap of things. So that ruthless determination, long story short, that ruthless determination is like you will just steamroll anything when you're in a Mars-Jupiter mode. I remember as a kid when my dad would get into those spaces with cleaning and stuff like that, chores or things he would get into it. Just have that look in his eye, and I'm like, oh shit, like, going around him right now.
So anyway, the fifth one is righteousness. Mars-Jupiter is like, honestly, it's sometimes it's associated with like terrorism, religious fanaticism, where you will be violent on behalf of something that you believe in with such conviction that you're a zealot, you know, so the righteousness, the fervor the zeal of Mars-Jupiter can be very intense. That's one thing to watch out for. Watch out for it within ourselves.
I know we all like to think like, Well, I'm a very moderate broad-minded person. It's like, really? I mean, I like to think that I'm like that most of the time too. But there are times when I and I think all of us, probably most of us, fall into spaces where we get really black-and-white in our thinking. We get really extreme. We get really impatient, we get irritable, and it's us versus them. And this could be for half an hour, you know, with people you love that it's over something as stupid as how the room should be picked up or whatever. So be careful of the righteousness because it can take over, and it can hijack your serenity, you know.
So, anyway, these are good things to think about. I hope that you have had some laughs and some insights along the way. I would love to hear your comments. So before you go, don't forget to like and subscribe if you haven't already, and tell us what you think and what you have to say about these transits. It means a lot to hear from you guys as well. I look forward to more this week. And yeah, have a great day. We'll talk to you again soon. Bye.
This episode was so much fun to watch. “Someone needs to be the lead honker…” Too funny! (And insightful, as always.) Thank you, Adam!