Hi, everyone, this is Acyuta-bhava from Nightlight Astrology and I am going live today in order to talk about a few of the transits that are coming up this week. We have some major transits happening over the course of the next seven days all the way up if you extend it a little bit more than that, up to two weeks. And I want to try to break down those transits this week, one at a time, because it's a little overwhelming to talk about them all at once. So I'm going to try to walk through the first major transit that's happening this week, which is the Sun in Libra, making an opposition to Mars retrograde, and that is happening over the next couple of days. So that's what I'm going to talk about today I'm going to talk about when that's happening and what to expect from it.
But before I do that, I want to sort of zoom out and speak to the overall sequence of events that's happening so that we can contextualise this Sun-Mars opposition in the within the scope of the next two weeks. So we'll do that first. By the way, thank you guys for tuning in. I'm seeing more people joining the live stream. Feel free to say where you're from. I love seeing where people are tuning in from. So I see someone from Michigan. My mother and father were born and raised in Michigan. Australia, Portland. Nice. Cool.
So here's the sequence of events. You have the Sun in Libra, making the opposition to Mars retrograde in Aries. Then you have the sun in Libra hitting the square to Pluto in Capricorn. Then the sun will square Saturn in Capricorn. Now as all of that is happening, you still have Mars within a very close, very close range of a square to Pluto. And the sun as it walks through these transits will be in the midst of what's called a malefic and closure, which means it'll be sandwiched between the rays of Mars and Saturn, which can be extremely difficult for a planet.
The Sun is already in the sign of its fall in Libra. So we have the potential for solar significations to fall on hard times. And that can mean a variety of different things which we'll discuss today. But it can also mean just generally speaking that action - one of the Sun's major significations is action in the world, what motivates or guides our action, our sense of aspiration, what we're moving toward in life in any area of life - can be temporarily prohibited or restrained or kind of put into a difficult situation. So that will also be a part of what we discuss. Now, all of that unfolds along the following timeline, you're going to see the Sun in Libra going through the opposition to Mars between now and Wednesday, but it'll carry over into Thursday as well. As soon as it does. So into Thursday, you're going to see the Sun squaring Pluto. And then as soon as it passes over that, and after exactly after it passes over the opposition to Mars, it's also in the enclosure to Saturn, which it will not pass through completely until the end of this week, beginning of next week into Sunday. So this week is a very, like a very hairy situation for the Sun in particular. And again, we'll unpack that in a minute now.
In the meantime, what else is happening? Well, many of you probably know that Mercury is also about to station, and will is in the process of stationing into today and tomorrow. And then that stationing turns to retrograde by later this week, Wednesday into Thursday, you kind of have that shift happening. So that retrograde ation of Mercury is also happening in an exact opposition with the planet Uranus. And then Mercury will back through the opposition with Uranus through next week. And as that is happening, the Sun has finally broken free of the enclosure. But if you take all of that together, you have about 10 days maybe a little bit more where you have arguably one of the most significant transits of 2020. When I wrote my overview for the 2020, at the end of last year, this was probably in my top three, along with the Saturn Pluto conjunction at the beginning of the year. This was like the next one or two most intense periods of the year that I had written down. Now I could be totally wrong about that. I'm not always right about what I think is going to be the most intense astrology you have. You could look at and go Wow, that looks like it's gonna be really ugly, and tense but, you know, sometimes it's like you're really caught off guard or surprised by what transits end up being really significant. And that's just part of this astrological study journey.
But I think this one's going to be quite intense. Let's now try to unpack at least the first step of this process. And what I'll be doing over the course of this week and into next week is taking it each step of the way, so that we can unpack this very pivotal, next sequence of events, step by step. So today, we're just going to focus on the Sun opposite Mars within the background, the connotation being that the Sun is going to get into this malefic enclosure with Mars, Saturn and Pluto in the next couple of days as well. So first of all, what does the Sun signify and what could it be facing when it hits an opposition to Mars? Well, the Sun signifies action in the ancient world, just like the Sun rises, every morning, we rise, we get out of bed, we go and do things in the world, based on a set of ideals or ambitions or aspirations, or based on obligations, you know, based on things that we have to do that we don't really want to do. But we all have actions that we take in the world every day. And just like the Sun rises and sets, we rise and we set we go out and we do things, we take actions, and then we retire at the end of the day. And then we wake up and we do it again.
So the Sun as a symbol of action in the world, right now is about to go through a period of time where what it wants to do is prohibited challenged. Or, you know, you can get the cosmic red light, basically, you can get someone coming in and saying no, I'm sorry, you can't do that. You can't go forward in the way that you would like to or it's going to be very difficult if you try to. Why? Because we have the god of war, conflict, strife opposing the Sun right now. And then we have Saturn: the Sun is going to go into the enclosure between Saturn Mars after this opposition with this with Mars happens, representing constraint and limitation. So action will be prohibited there, it's very likely to experience obstacles.
Obstacles to what in particular? Well, with Libra, it's going to be potentially obstacles to fairness, obstacles to justice, obstacles to an outcome that is harmonious or agreeable. So the Sun in Libra might be a picture of an agreeable, harmonious, pleasant outcome or, or an action motivated by something volution I want to do something and have a kind of Venusian outcome. That's the Sun in Libra. And Mars in Aries, on the other hand, is saying, No, I have another interest, I have another demand, I have another need. And it's going to directly compete with conflict with or put up some kind of obstacle for you so that you can't do it. And Saturn is also there saying something kind of similar, saying there's restraint, there's limitation, there's time, there's patience. And all of these qualities together, could say, on the one hand, that you need to be persevering right now, you need to be determined, and you need to persevere and stick with something. So sticking with something, this theme could have a lot of resonance over like the next 10 days, pushing through when being met with opposition, pushing through.
On the other hand, there's also this aspect of the Sun, Mars, Saturn symbolism that can speak to what happens if I try to push through in a spirit of self righteousness, or in a spirit of being domineering, or if I'm being bullying, then the outcome may end up generating conflict, entanglement, and even a certain degree of disaster. So there's a hexagram in the I Ching, that depicts this really nicely, number 39. One of the translations that I've seen repeated a bunch is "Obstacle" - that's the name given to the hexagram. So in the hexagram, Obstacle, it shows someone who's who's basically confronting an obstacle or who might even be sort of limping along on their path toward something that they're trying to do. And the hexagram has two meanings, as I've understood it over time. One is that if you try to persevere stubbornly and self righteously, and insistently when the universe is giving you an obstacle, and you don't stop to reflect on why did this obstacle come between me and my desired outcome? Then there's a chance that you'll invite disaster. Because when obstacles come up, if we don't take time to consider to reevaluate, to figure a way of going around the rock in the road rather than just slamming your head against it and trying to bulldoze through it, then we can invite disaster. If we, on the other hand, if an obstacle comes in our way, and we persevere because we need to fight the good fight, or we persevere because we understand the difficulties are a part of life, right, you can't just give up just because an obstacle comes up. And generally people who are successful in such moments of persevering and working through an obstacle, or those who sit down and first acknowledge this obstacle is here for a reason for a divine reason that is sacred, even if I don't like it, even if it seems unfair or unjust, that this obstacle is here for me, not against me. And that we have to at least compartmentalise the experience and reflect upon it as the hand of the Tao, as the hand of God, as the hand of the universe. And if you can, in other words, you have to resist the temptation to immediately react and resist the obstacle that comes up. And when you do so, then there's something when you when you just resist that temptation and sit back and go, Why is this here? And even if you can't figure out just one answer to that question, but if you sit and kind of allow for the obstacle to just be what it is, oftentimes, it's that adjustment that pausing of our reactive nature that will prevent you from bulldozing forward and knocking your head on it, and provoking some kind of disastrous outcome.
And typically, if we take that time to reflect on why an obstacle comes up, we will find a more strategic tactful, patient, insensitive way of flowing like water, so to speak around an obstacle. So right now, the Sun in Libra, especially can be faced with what do I want to say? It's not fair, it doesn't feel just it doesn't feel like a fair situation. And I don't, I don't feel like I should have to be in this position. Because Libra, of course, is concerned with with harmony. And the Sun has a picture of action with the desired result of harmony or pleasantness is not going to get there, you know, just the way that it wants to.
Another question is, how do we deal with the feeling of there being almost like a persecutor or a force or an influence or an event, that's like, unfair somehow? And how do we deal with that? Again, it's very tempting to want to deal with it self-righteously, especially if you know, you're in the right about something, that makes it really, really hard to pause and consider that some kind of compromise may be necessary, or some tactfulness or patience that we really shouldn't have to display, is necessary.
So just remember that right now that if some degree of unfairness comes up, like that's just not fair, you know, or if something comes up from the past that you thought you had overcome, but it reappears, somehow and you're like this, this sucks, I shouldn't have to be dealing with this again. If something like that happens, again, it's really important not to react, at least through this weekend, I would not recommend reacting. Whereas, you know, on the flip side, after Mercury's turned retrograde, after it's gone through its opposition to Uranus, after the Sun has passed out of the enclosure, and so forth, you're much more likely to have a level headed way way of dealing with something than you are if you try to push through something right away.
It but it doesn't have to take that long either. It's not literally about waiting for the astrology to pass. People say that all the time. To me, they're like, should I just wait until something has passed in order to deal with it and make a choice or take an action? No, it's not. It's not that it's just sometimes it is. Sometimes you're more prone to making reactive decisions when the astrology is really potent. But you know, it's also just like, if it's raining, take your umbrella out. If you know that something is happening, you can take the appropriate action at any time during a transit and you know, kind of respond to what's happening. But it's very important that you respond at this time anyways, very patiently, very tactfully to the obstacles or opposition's that confront you, especially where there's a sense of moral indignation or like moral or ethical outrage. It's not a good time to be like, let's go eye for an eye tooth for a tooth, tit for tat, if you do this, then I'll do that, you're in the wrong, I'm in the right. So that allows me to become some kind of vigilante in the situation, Be really careful of feeling the empowered feeling of being right and what it leads you to feel like you can do right now, that could actually entangle you and make things a lot more complicated.
So those are some of the lessons of the moment. Now let's speak a little bit about the Sun as father, whether its father or king, or queen, or CEO, or any, anyone who's like the head of an organisation, or who's the leader, could go through a period of challenge, opposition, persecution, even health problems in some cases. This can be seen as a symbol of the death of such figures. So, for example, a mundane expression of the Sun opposite Mars will be a military coup formed against the leader. It will be the where one leader seizes power by force, it can be a symbol of the death or illness of a king. One of the things that's here in the United States right now, obviously, Donald Trump has been had the Coronavirus has been sick. And right now he wants to push forward, when, you know, obviously, there's a lot of debate about whether he should do that or not considering his health.
Also, you could also say that they're about to try to ram through a Supreme Court nominee right now. And there's going to be resistance to that. And there's going to be this whole thing about fairness and ethics around that, right. So those are some of the mundane manifestations. But you could also see the Sun opposite Mars as powerful solar figures, whether they are leaders of any kind, male or female, or like a political figure, the head of an organisation, being challenged directly or threatened or hurt or even falling ill or dying, those would be like the worst significations, I have seen in my practice, not that I sit around and predict this stuff very often at all. But in my practice, I have seen the Sun as father sometimes pass when receiving an opposition from Mars in the natal chart. So sometimes it is the signification of the sickness, illness, the sudden heart attacks or strokes or, you know, hardships that may fall upon a father or a father figure. And I don't say that to scare anyone, it's just one of the potential significations.
It can also be if the Sun stands for any anything that kind of gives something. It's the sense of centrality. So in the old world, you know, the kings are law givers. So it's like Hammurabi's code or something like that. So you have the king that's like, a central figure of representation, or even manifestation of the gods or God, and they stand somehow at the centre of civilization and like, hold everything together. And in a patriarchal sense, you know, the father holds everything together. It doesn't have to be literally masculine or male, but just anything that holds it all together, your ego, your sense of I, or your sense of self, can be a sort of like the Sun. Anything that holds that central integrity that holds it all together can face a challenge. And that challenge may be good, it could help you to revise something, a little bit of ego death or a little bit of the fundamental centre of something being challenged can mean that it is time for it to be reformed. Mars retrograde can be a little bit of a renegade or a maverick who comes along and challenges something.
And, and there may be questions specifically and challenging the way something is done in terms of what creates greater peace or harmony or ease or fairness, beauty, things like that. This can also be about individual or personal needs, demands or wishes versus collective concern. So what is the group feel or what do we feel versus what do I demand or want or need and those kinds of dichotomies can step up a lot right now to with the sun in Venus's sign, opposite Mars because their natural planetary contraries Venus is concerned with harmony often Mars is more individualistic, so those kinds of concerns can also be pretty profound right now.
Now, this is going to come along with sort of shocking, disturbing revelations or unseen stuff coming to the surface sort of radically and really disrupting the status quo because Mercury is also about to turn retrograde in Mars' sign, a deep, watery sign that often involves hidden information when Mercury's in Scorpio about to turn retrograde and oppose Uranus, the great, flashy, sudden lightning strike, it's like, a bit like the tower card in Tarot, you know. This Mercury opposite Uranus that we're going to be going through over the next week is also going to reveal a lot of things and suddenly present us with challenges or changes and twists of the plot that we have to respond to. And they may not feel fair, we may feel like are you kidding me, I have to do this again.
But working through those things right now, is very important, and is part of a longer term promise of deeper peace and harmony if we do the work and don't flip out and basically bide our time accept what's coming to us right now, as an aspect of our karma. You know, things can come to us that are an aspect of our karma, that are also an expression on the worldly plane of unfairness. Right? So in other words, my karma can designate me to experience something that in this world is very unfair, and it's my karma to receive that. And I can't go blaming people for that, or trying to push it off onto someone or something else, I have to take accountability for it. But people always misunderstand, that's not mutually exclusive to they're also being an aspect of human justice that's on the line, like someone could have done something to me, it's my karma to receive, but they still are doing something that's unjust or unfair. And so there's this duality, we have to be able to hold two realities at once. Something unfair can happen to us that truly is unfair or unjust. And there's a level at which that karma will eventually have to resolve itself as well. At the same time, it is our karma to receive or experience that injustice and that is totally fair. And we have to be able to hold both realities simultaneously, or we won't grow spiritually, we will get stunted, because we'll start trying to act like the judges over everything. And we can't do that because we're not, we don't have enough, you know, apparatus. Our equipment isn't good enough to understand that the totality of, of karmic law and of the flow of the Tao and creation, we get little understanding of it.
So it's very important in such situations that you're, you're number one guard against calamity right now is trust and patience, trust and patience, and and maybe a third one would it be tact. There's a famous sculpture, I think it was by Rodin, maybe it's the Thinker, you guys seen that he's like this. So much of the time, we miss being the best stewards of the moment, because we don't sit with something in front of us before acting upon it. Sitting with an experience, sitting with the reality of something allows us to start seeing its multivalence. When an event comes, for example, and blocks us from something we want to do or accomplish. If we sit with it, and allow it to be just what it is, and we sit with it long enough, we start circumambulating it. It's like we start meditating upon it, you start moving around it, and when we start moving around it, you realise that the the view that you have of it from the space of resistance is only one side of it. So you have to keep moving around it for a little bit. And then that allows you to see multiple sides of it. When you see multiple sides of it, there's usually the multivalence like in chemistry, there's going to be a connection site for you. That is the exact answer. And the exact next step in your life that you know in your heart is right. But you can't figure out what the connection to the current moment is unless you sit with it for a while. The enclosure that's coming up with the Sun is a perfect time to do such a meditation. But it won't work if you only look at it in terms of this thing that opposes me or this thing that's unfair, and I'm going to react or I'm going to threaten or I'm going to try to impose my will on the situation or I'm going to try to move forward at all costs.
Go back to hexagram 39 one last time. Obstacle. There's two sides to this hexagram as I've learned them, one is if you persevere try to bang your head through an obstacle and in with kind of obstinance and just thick headedness, you'll meet with disaster. If on the other hand, you persevere in a righteous cause but learn how to flow around an obstacle, you will succeed, and the difference has to do in how we sit and engage with the reality of what an obstacle is. It has to become more than just one thing for us to know how to move around that thing in just in more than just one way. So that's the advice that I would give for like the next week and a half in a general sense, as well as watching for the significations of the Sun opposite Mars that you're going to see in the next couple of days. The other thing is, watch, just in general watch for blow ups, watch for temperamental qualities, the nobler part of you, the Sun, which is that kind of part in all of us that's seeking the higher truth in essence of things that wants to be the best version of ourselves kind of an emblem of like something high and light, the light of spirit etc. And then you're thinking about Mars, you know, will and action.
And we are going to be challenged at times to be the best version of ourselves versus becoming or devolving into something that's got a really heavy hand or that wants to just enforce or insist upon something. So be careful of that temptation. I know I'll be careful of it. It could be something as silly as like, with your kids or with a spouse or with a loved one or at work or with a friend. It doesn't have to be the world's biggest issue. But just watch for the spirit of like, uncompromising stubbornness, be careful of that one right now in particular. And if you meet it in other people, and it seems unfair, or it's imposing something upon you, give it a little bit of time. The secret that a lot of people don't know about these oppositions, is that after an opposition is done, one planet will become dominant over the other. So right now they're like at a standstill Sun and Mars, Sun is slowly going to be moving into the superior position over Mars in the days and weeks and months ahead, which means that the crisis you're facing now is something you definitely can overcome. And you will, but you have to take the high path, you have to take the high road. Because it's kind of like you're planting the seeds of a new cycle right now, between your sense of what is high and good and the best way of going about getting things done.
Alright, that's what I've got for today. I hope that this was interesting for you. Thank you guys for listening. I really appreciate all of your comments and feel free to tell me about your experiences with the Sun Mars opposition this week, we'll be back for more as the week goes on, we'll kind of take it one transit as at a time. Don't forget, by the way, I almost forgot to mention my new class, Ancient Astrology for the Modern Mystic is starting on November 14. It is a one year programme in Hellenistic astrology, there's 30 classes on the year 12 guest lectures. We have breakout study sessions, tutoring sessions, and we have optional bonus material, optional reading, optional homework and quizzes. You know, there's just so much there for you as much or as little as you want to really immerse yourself in classical astrology, the spiritual philosophy of ancient astrology. And by the end of the programme, the last 10 classes, we are working live charts with live clients, you're going to watch me read for people and then we interact afterward. And then you're also going to see us like seeing my my client practice live basically. And then we also have sessions where we just bring in charts into class that we work on as a group in implementing all the theory that we've learned. That's my year one programme. There is also a year two programme and a Horary programme. You can check those all out on my website, nightlightastrology.com, there's an early bird rate, if you sign up and pay in full before the start of the course he like $500 off. There's a payment plan if you need it. And there's also need based tuition for people who are struggling never like to price anyone out and especially if you're struggling due to COVID-19 All right. Okay. Take it easy, everyone. Have a great rest of your day. Bye.