Today, we will examine the dynamic Mars-Uranus opposition by examining five key themes that may emerge in the coming week and potentially throughout the next lunar cycle. We'll revisit the powerful contextual factors previously discussed, including the new moon's alignment and Mars' combust state and cazimi transformation. Tune in for a comprehensive understanding that will prepare you for the unfolding archetypal dance between these planetary forces.
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Hey everyone, this is Adam Elenbaas from Nightlight Astrology, and today we are going to continue our exploration of Mars's upcoming opposition to the planet Uranus by taking a look at five major Mars-Uranus themes that you are likely to see play out this week, maybe early into next week and actually because the New Moon is forming in the same opposition, you might see it for the entirety of the next month the next lunar cycle.
So, it's a good time to brush up on our Mars-Uranus archetypal combinations and sort of prep ourselves for the transit ahead. We started off by looking at why this transit is so impactful through some of the major contextual factors surrounding the conjunction, including the new Moon, the fact that Mars is combust, and going through the cazimi transformation of the synodic cycle. If you want to look at some of those contextual factors that we already visited, be sure to go back to the video at the beginning of this week because that'll give you even more on the same topic in case you missed it. That is our goal for today.
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In fact, I have a series of Mars-Uranus stories that I'm going to be sharing this week that come from students, clients, and people in the past, so I have kind of like an archive of stories, and I'll be sort of dipping into those to hopefully illustrate a little bit more about what Mars in Uranus is like.
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So, let's take a look at the Mars-Uranus transit and kind of refresh ourselves, and like I said, be sure that you're looking at the video at the start of this week for a little extra context. There's a lot of context around this opposition. So, let's take a look here at the opposition forming. And I'm going to push this out by just some hours here, and we'll get it exact; here we go. So you can see here that Mars, Saturday, November 11, that's the Saturday is making the opposition, and that is mid-afternoon. This is central time in Minnesota. This is mid-afternoon. Here in the United States, Mars is opposite Uranus.
Then we get the new Moon coming through, and we talked about that as part of the important context of what makes this a little bit more powerful, and the new Moon will come through if we kind of advance it a little bit. I'll just show you that new Moon again. So you're up on it. So here's the new Moon. This is Monday early in the morning, Monday and so Sunday night into Monday, and that New Moon has also opposite Uranus with Mars just a degree off from separating. There's just a degree of separation from the opposition. So very powerful. The entire lunation cycle tone and there are other contextual factors. Again, I recommend you revisit earlier in the week's talk for more on that.
Okay, so what are the five themes that we want to watch for I tried to narrow it down to five and make them sort of value-neutral like these could be very, these could be experiences that reflect wisdom, and intelligence and thoughtfulness and, and all of the best virtues, you know, and we could experience these things in a very positive and productive way, the same exact themes could also be experienced, in ways that are much more destructive and that, you know, they show up, and we take two steps back, because maybe, you know, and sometimes it's like, you just gotta give yourself some room to not get everything perfect, you know, to like, just, we make mistakes, we don't always handle the energies of the transits very well, that's okay, too, we can still learn, but they can, these any of these themes could be read in ways that are more positive or more negative, or constructive or destructive. So, just keep that in mind.
Number one, aggressive breakthroughs. So one of the things that Uranus is known for is the experience of breakthrough, and by breakthrough, you mean, we think of like the way for I'm going to forget that the chrysalis stage, you think of the butterfly sort of poking its way out of the cocoon, or the chrysalis or whatever that is, I forget the stages and I should know, because my daughter just did this at school, they went through all the stages, and she was so proud, she knew all of them. So anyway, if you think of the like the leg or the elbow sort of poking through, or if you think about that moment, but those of you women out there who have had a child, you think about the moment when there's that tremendous surge in release going from contraction to the baby actually coming out where it's just this very, oftentimes, it's a very forceful, relieving sudden, dramatic event, Moon, the baby's out like that.
When you think about Uranus, one of the qualities of Uranus is where there has been something stuck, where there has been a habit that you're trying to break, but you can't. Uranus will often create the conditions by means of which you may break through what was previously a limit of restriction or a place of stuckness or inertia; boom, suddenly, it breaks through.
Now, add into that the sort of heat, speed, intensity, aggressiveness, and action-orientedness of Mars, and you get a breakthrough that is much faster, sudden, and potentially more dramatic because it has that kind of drive of the God of War behind it. So, an aggressive breakthrough can be experienced constructively. This could be fast, sudden, exhilarating, empowering, and in all of those qualities constituting a breakthrough, they don't have to be bad at all. You don't have to feel like this is going to mess me up because, you know, sometimes an aggressive like a kind of Marsy breakthrough is just what we need. It's very empowering.
On the other hand, the aggressive breakthrough can be something that, well, for example, I know that like when I'll never forget that one of the things that the midwives, doula were doing when my wife was when Ashley was pregnant and you know in in in labor and delivering our kids you know, was they'd often like they use like oils to massage to make sure that there's not tearing you know, that happens for the woman in labor you guys I'm sure many of you out there familiar with this. So the recommendation is that you lube up, but you don't tear with your anus, so I'm sorry, guys. I'm just I'm like a third grader. I'm so, yeah, that's a thing, right?
This is the kind of breakthrough that can tear or break or hurt, and so you do have to be careful because there's a kind of destructive element. It's like someone who gets so mad that they suddenly punch a hole in the wall and break their, you know, break their hand. You have to be careful of that.
All right, number two is emancipation by force. Emancipation is, you know that I need to be free; I want to be liberated or released from some form of bondage, which is very similar to the idea of there being a limit that has to be broken through. But this has more to do with the feeling of being enslaved or trapped or oppressed, and it could be by yourself by an energy by a pattern by a person by a job, and now through forceful action.
You know, it's like, I think a little bit of the movie Jerry Maguire and Tom Cruise goes, who's coming with me, you know, like, he's walking out of a job, I think might have gotten fired too. I don't remember, but I'm leaving, I'm going, nobody can stop me. It's just that day when you just walk out of work, you know.
So emancipation by force would also be like a Mars Uranus theme would be like, you know, you know, like Emancipation Proclamation kind of event historically, or something that is about the freeing of a prisoner who has been falsely imprisoned or the release of the abolishment of slavery, the dissolving of laws that are unfairly oppressive, through demonstration, you know, like political activism, violent or peaceful protests, you getting a Mars-Uranus theme.
So that, again, could be a positive or a negative, and emancipating by force can be a good thing. But it can be a kind of metaphorically bloody thing, even if it's good. Sometimes, also, when seeking some kind of emancipation, and the use of force is necessary, we could also exert too much force or kind of overcompensate for the level of stuckness that we feel.
Number three would be reactionary damage; with reactionary damage, you're thinking about something that triggers you, and then your response is extreme. I saw a meme recently, you know, or a gift or whatever those things are on Instagram, and it was, I think it was Chris Farley and someone else, and the caption was like, you know, how a mom feels when she gets to the end of a rope at a long day and her nervous system is overstimulated and, you know, Chris Farley's hairs, like all messed up and he's just like, got completely blowing up, like, I'm done. I'm done, you know.
But that's also sort of Mars, Uranus, it's, you reach a breaking point, and suddenly, there is a release of pent-up energy that demonstrates that you cannot play by the rules any longer. You cannot act conventionally. You cannot be harnessed in by social expectations. You're not going to abide by the rules. You're not going to play with the right etiquette. You're just going to exert force in a way that is sort of defiant, rebellious, and enlivening.
Maybe it feels good; maybe it's exactly what you need to do, but also because things have been stuck, you know, you can have this way where things are sort of releasing, in damaging ways, you can burn a bridge, said this many times with Mars-Uranus, you can burn bridges. You can also you can, again, I would say overcompensation is a real thing. If you've been stuck long enough, then you know, eventually.
I think I told you guys a story about the woman who screamed. Do you remember this? She was dealing with a chronically suppressive husband or an environment, and it was like a family gathering, and she just screamed, and it was like the scream that shook the whole family. Mars-Uranus, very Mars-Uranus does that scream; it wasn't parallel. It wasn't proportionate to anything that had actually happened in that moment. It was historical, right? It was a scrim that had been pent up for a long time.
So this reactionary damage, you have to be careful because Mars Uranus is sort of like a torpedo coming at you from, you know, a place that has maybe been rather stuck or sort of an unnamed unable to express itself because of the force of habit and time and so forth. So your reactions can be big and huge and out of proportion with what's happened. That may not be something you can help because sometimes the, you know, When the Levee Breaks or whatever, it just breaks the Be aware of the tendency toward extreme reactions.
Number four would be risk-taking courage. Risk-taking courage is also a hallmark of Mars-Uranus, which could be absolutely idiotic and lead to accidents. I'm going to drive really fast, I'm going to do some kind of extreme sport, I'm going to parkour my way over a bench and land on my head, you know. So you could fall right on your anus. Oh, gosh.
So, the risk-taking courage is there to support us. It is also something that you want to be careful of because, again, the feeling of I'm going to take this risk, and it's going to go exactly as I plan. You know, the speed, intensity, and impulsiveness of Mars paired with Uranus doesn't always translate into perfect results.
Sometimes the results are sort of bloody and messy, and so you just have to remember, like, when you think of Revolutionary Wars, or civil wars, where there are people fighting for freedom, those are rarely like peaceful affairs, and that's why, you know, the God of War paired with Uranus may embolden, but, but it can come along with taking some damage, the vessel can take some hits.
So risk-taking courage, a positive and a negative depending, you know, little, little look before you leap, is probably advisable with this transit. It's not to like I don't want to cut anyone's wings or say that you should be, you know, too conservative. But the tendency of this transit, especially in opposition to the polarization of these planets, can lead to a kind of confidence; it's not always realistic. Nonetheless, we may still need to take a risk, and the empowering effects of this transit can be a very positive thing at the same time.
Number five, enlivening and emboldening energy, wherever you feel dead or stuck or stagnant, you may suddenly just feel energized; I'd say one of the most positive effects that I see for people having Uranus to Mars, Natalie, is that they suddenly just get energized, whether it's with their health or a sport or, you know, wellness or getting things done, there's suddenly a feeling of the wind being at your backfilling the sails and that you can do anything and that's a wonderful feeling to have, and to try to harness a little bit of. Just remember that it's what we do with these moments, and that kind of sets the trajectory of where we're going. They don't last forever.
So it is I always tell people, like when these energies come by, do something, if you've been meaning to start a creative project, or if you've been meaning to start learning, or studying something or taking better care of your health or doing something different in a relationship, when you feel that empowering energy come on, don't let it just be high that you talk about for a couple of days. You know, try to actually do something with it.
I think a lot of times I see people go well, you know, I got really pumped up, but like nothing really happened. Well, you know, it's so sort of like, if it's snowing out, go sledding, don't just sit there and go, Oh, look, it's perfect for sledding, you actually have to do something, and that's a very Mars Uranus theme to do it. It's very like Nike, like just do it.
Okay. That's it for today. I wanted to give you guys five top themes you can expect to see as the Mars-Uranus energy comes in, and we're going to tell some stories about Mars-Uranus as well. I did a storytelling episode about this that people really loved, and I always have more stories. So we'll share some new ones with you guys this week, too. Alright, that's it for now. Hope you guys have a good one. Take it easy. Bye.