Today I'll be looking at the upcoming Mars, Saturn and Uranus t-square and some of the themes of these transits.
Hi everyone, this is Acyuta-bhava from nightlight astrology and today we are going to preview Mars is upcoming opposition to Saturn and square to Uranus. I'm actually going to probably do a few videos on this topic because there's a lot of ground to cover, it's a major t square coming off from what is a major square between Saturn and Uranus. So today I want to talk about some of the deeper, let's call them psychological archetypal lessons that we might be learning as these planets perfect in this T square. But before I do that, let's pop the transits up on the real time clock. So you can see that we have Mars right now moving into an opposition with Saturn, and then both are in a square with Uranus. Now, I said we'll probably do a few videos on this because there's, as always, there's layers, especially when you get three planets involved. There's layers upon layers of archetypal meaning. And the combinations between archetypes are always multi Vaillant. So, looking at them, and not only giving you a sense of how they can combine but what some of the deeper lessons are. From a spiritual standpoint, what do we stand to learn? And how can we take this moment as a kind of like, I would call it a test, I don't think there's a grade necessarily that comes with it. But like a test of our ability to show up with our best, or you know, our highest self or our an opportunity to really cultivate the better version of ourselves. These transits are vital for such things because they will test us they tend to be very intense.
So here's what happens, Mars is going to go through the opposition to Saturn, right around July 1, so by next week, and then it crosses over the square to Uranus by July 4. So got you know, like, let's say 10-11 days worth of this transit, perfecting and intensifying. Okay, so what to expect from this, and I've written down, you know, quite a few, just points really, that I think are relevant. So remember, you've got Mars, this principle of action, the god of war, you've got Saturn who's sort of like the senex, and can very easily represent like a more conservative quality, but also the idea of distance, and maturity, and sobriety and discipline. And also sometimes kind of like, a quality of separating things and hard divisions or boundaries between things, or people sometimes or groups. And then you have Uranus, this god of revolution, and defiance, and originality and disruption. So when we combine all of them in a T square, it's pretty potent. So here's some of the things that I've written down.
With Mars, Saturn, Uranus, we have to be careful that you know, we're I think we're all many of us would consider ourselves seekers, or at least people who take in, you know, astrology content on the regular, consider yourself a seeker. And if you are looking for truth, in general, there's something you can run into with this combination of planets that I just think it's, it's something that I've fallen into myself a number of times, I think we can all fall into. So it's worth mentioning. And that is that if we look for truth in our everyday lives, only through rejecting everything that we feel like is false, we don't actually ever get to truth. So if we look for truth by saying what everything isn't, or how something is short, or why there's a deficit, or why something is false, or inauthentic, or the way in which something, you know, isn't doesn't live up to the standard or the ideal, of course, it's important to have discernment. And you know, it's important to have kind of a critical eye at times. So we can't deny the existence of the need for critical thinking or, you know, even careful judgement and in situ of situations of determining if someone's intentions are good or not, you know, I mean, so there's a role to play for this. But we can sort of pathologically get into this idea that I am made more authentic. Original, is what makes me valid or against the word that comes to my mind is authentic, is the degree to which I'm able to spot name, and reject things that I feel like fall short or are fake or false.
To give you a simple story from my life. When I was a kid, one of my favourite movies was Empire records. I don't know if you guys remember that movie, but Empire records so In that movie, there was this phrase damn the man. I don't know if you guys ever saw that movie, you probably know it. But when I was a kid, and I feel like this was a thing in the 90s, especially Saturn was in Aquarius, and this can be a kind of a Saturn in Aquarius thing in particular, but the idea of knowing that you found your team, like, like at school, like, I found my team based on people who were rejecting the same things that I was rejecting. And not saying there isn't a place for that I'm definitely not trying to, you know, judge the judges. The thing that's hard about it is that our hearts don't always experience the difference between a no, a judgement, or a negation coming in in toward us from someone else, and going out from us towards someone else. So when we're in the habit of defining our lives and what's authentic, or real, or truthful, or valuable or honourable, only in terms of what isn't. Especially my experience with ayahuasca over, you know, 10 years, really taught me that the heart doesn't always experience the difference that if I'm in a judgmental mode, if I'm in a mode of seeking for truth or originality in terms of Well, I'm going to be something other than that, that the heart will experience that as a kind of rejection. And it's hard to explain why that is because it feels like we're directing the energy outward, but sometimes it's actually experienced as something that we're rejecting, that's actually a part of us or inside of us, as well.
So it's something to be really be aware of. And Mars, Saturn, for example, if you're on a diet, and you have to have a discipline, you have to be able to look at the ice cream and say no. I've been doing a cleanse for a while. And, you know, you have to be able to look and say no to something. But my experience of cleanses and diets over the years, especially, you know, I did many diets with iosa. They're kind of involved like, sort of demonic plant diets, doing cleanses and diets with my wife, who's an herbalist. You know, leading people through them for 10 years as yoga studio owner and in different facets, like our yoga teacher training programmes, often recommend different kinds of cleanses that people could do to accompany their training. And what I've noticed is that, if you're, even though you have to be able to say no to certain things, that if you, if you do it, if you kind of white knuckle it too hard, you'll you will, you tend to bounce back pretty extreme in the opposite direction. So you have to be really careful. It's not that you don't have boundaries that you don't have nose or negations, or judgments, but it's how you carry them. Because the heart experiences how you carry them. As as much as if you know, it was something from the outside coming in as it is something that you're directing outward toward an object or a thing. So that's something to be careful of with this particular transits very Mars, Saturn in particular.
The other thing is that Saturn Mars loves mastery. I'm going to go out on a limb here and say that I would, I would say broadly speaking over 10 years, my male clients tend to have more of an emphasis in their lifetime placed on a pressure that they've felt maybe from other men or their parents or their father or society in general, to be masterful at something like, if you're masterful at something, it kind of defines it gives your masculine ego a boost. I think this is universal. I think it extends beyond men. So I don't mean to make like just a generic stereotype. But I've just noticed that sometimes this might be more applicable for men than women. But I don't want to I'm not holding on to that too tightly or anything but the pressure or urge to like master things. The other thing is that what defines someone that's really masterful for most of us, if we watch a masterful surfer, or if we watch a masterful athlete or you watch someone who's very masterful at a craft or an art form, or even someone who's very masterful when it comes to knowing how to raise or or help children, like educators or could be anything.
They make it look easy. They make complicated things look really, really easy. And there's a degree of flexibility and ease and even joy and fun. That's a part of mastery. And what I've noticed is that, you know, when there's a project to become masterful at something, but it doesn't involve fun and play and joy. It usually doesn't last or peters out really quickly. So when people enter my programme, they ask, Will I be a professional astrologer in two years? After I take your programme? I find that the people who asked that question not that it's a bad question. But there's a lot of people asking that question that are, you know, they'll they're trying to get to a place that you can only really get to by having fun and not really thinking about getting anywhere. And it's the people who have that attitude, studying astrology, for example, that they're still hard workers, but they're not trying to accomplish or reach some kind of level or have some kind of result. And it's that ease that allows them to develop more quickly than people who are really stressed out about getting somewhere in a certain amount of time. And honestly, they could both, you know, like both people could kind of maybe spend the same amount of time or energy studying, but the person who doesn't know, isn't really attached to outcomes tends to become more masterful, because they're the play is really important for the development of mastery of a skill. And mastery I use loosely, I'm not like some, you know, sit around being like, yes, sure, you know, 10th degree, astrological black belt or something, but you get the idea. So be careful of mastery, without playfulness or cultivation of skills without playfulness.
Similarly, this transit can be very anti authority, anti respect toward older people, or elders, sometimes for good reasons, sometimes not for good reasons. So I'm not saying that again, there wouldn't be a place for kind of a defiance or a struggle with authority that was really important. But one of the things that I've noticed is that this can bring out almost a compulsive rejection of elders or any kind of authority figure in life, whether it's a boss or someone at work, or someone in your field, who knows more than you do, or, you know, a teacher or a mentor, or God or the gods or whatever the authority of a partner in any in a given situation like, you know, on a Tuesday night, so that the compulsive need to challenge reject defy authority can be a big part of this transit. And what I want to say is that while there are always going to be positive examples of such challenges, even to our own authority, or our own, maybe outdated ways of thinking about things, that the more that we take up a kind of compulsive anti authority position, the more difficult it is to receive anything of value from people who stand to bless us with something that we do not yet know, or that we cannot yet see. So we need people in our lives, it doesn't have to be like a Sensei, or a guru or something mean some some people, it's going to be bad, but we need people in our lives, who can help us see our blind spots, whether it's within the development of some skill or things, something that we're learning, or if it's a parent, or you know, whatever the case might be, we need people to be able to give us insight that we don't have. And this, this transit, these combinations of planets will often point to people who aren't able to receive because they're not able to kind of, you know, open up their hands and recognise the value of someone else's knowledge or, you know, it's kind of like I'm the, I'm the only one I'm the only expert. Maybe there's almost an allergic reaction to authority that surrounds this that can actually limit us from receiving advice or instruction from the universe in the different forms that you know, the universe may try to send it. So again, just something to be aware of.
Willingly putting ourselves into submissive positions makes submission and domination, a dance, as in martial arts, for example. I was speaking with a friend of mine who I have a bunch of friends who are really into Brazilian jujitsu, and in other forms of self defence and martial arts for a long time, and at some point, I hope to get into myself when time allows because I think it would be really fun to take some classes. But one of the things that I learned from ayahuasca that I've shared with some of my martial arts friends and even some of my martial arts friends that I met in the ayahuasca world was how important it is to be able to submit slash surrender. Now surrender is a nice word. You know, surrender is a word where it's like, ah, like I surrender, I lay back into the stream of life and float along, you know, and it has this connotation of like I've chosen a peaceful way of going along with things and that's fine. But this transit Mars, Saturn, Uranus, it's a little bit more like, you know, reaching that point in a struggle with someone or something else an energy a person, a debate a situation, and recognising now it's time for me to give up my position or to give up some ground or to let the other person you know, like, if you're in a fight with someone, like a friend or a lover, and you're having a verbal argument about something, it's you know, you reach a moment where you realise like, I need to give up ground, I need to submit some what my own will to this other person's will. And it's a dance that we have to we have to learn how to do that dance well, so that our life is not primarily about domination. We have to learn how to make ourselves comfortable with the the fluid exchange between submissiveness and dominance, submissiveness and dominance are words even that are like, if you even say the word submissive and dominant in this day and age, it's, it's people only experience those words and in a really extreme way. And of course, there's extreme examples of the you know, dominance being a negative thing, or submission being a negative thing. But when we're talking about just kind of the animal nature of our lives and our psyches, I mean, just on a very, almost like primal level, you know, every day when I talk to clients, I might be pushing an interpretation, and then I hear them push back. And that's not something we're necessarily doing overtly as much as it is in our tone. And so sometimes it's subtle, but the need to like pull back my will and allow for someone's to extend into my space and open myself up to that. And sometimes in a real struggle, even like a debate, you know, if you're doing that, you have to do that in order to almost turn the tables and shift the momentum. So when I was, you know, on the debate team in college, you know, almost like allowing your opponent to, you know, kind of like art of war, like allowing your opponent to feel a sense of domination, which they can then become vulnerable in, and then you can exploit. So, you know, the dance of like, dominance and submission often is going on unconsciously, all the time, in very small ways. And this is a transit where it can become more overt and obvious. And the only thing that I'm saying about this is that denying the existence of every day, the everyday dance of wills in the world competition, struggle, dominance, that part of the art of doing the competitive parts of ourselves well, is also knowing when to give ground to other people, or when to sort of submit and say, okay, you know, like, I'm sort of backing off here a little bit.
So, at any rate, when you're able to find a space of control within the midst of conflict, it's a very Mars Saturn dynamic. It's very liberating to be in a conflict, but to be comfortable with it. It's one of my one of my friends who does Jujitsu says that there's a kind of a mantra, and I wouldn't know because I've never practised or anything, but that there's a mantra, and we were talking about this at the baseball game the other night, he was saying, the mantra is like, getting comfortable in uncomfortable situations, and how deeply liberating it is to do that. And that's, you know, this is a friend of mine who I drank Ayahuasca with Originally, we originally went down to Peru together and you know, you know, up the Amazon River from Iquitos into the jungle for two days. Before we got to this camp, we were there for a week drinking and I mean, I remember so vividly how uncomfortable drinking Ayahuasca in the jungle was. And I remember how, when I got used to it, and became comfortable with the discomfort of these very intense sort of psychedelic or deals that I came back and it was just easier for me to find a centre space in like everyday discomfort. And I think that these transits are like psychedelic experiences in many ways. It doesn't hit everyone the same. But for those of us who do, it does hit hard. I think this one in particular is one where there can be a lot of inner breakthroughs when you learn to be content in it or five comfort in a temporary space of real discomfort. So watch for that.
I also like the idea that you can't look for life with a scalpel, you'll kill the thing that you're looking for. It's a good one, a friend of mine, another friend of mine, a fellow yoga studio owner from Hong Kong, his name's Tom, maybe I'll bring him on sometime. I really should. Anyway, um, you know, he was we were talking about this with Mars, Saturn, Uranus. And he said, You can't can't go looking for life for life giving life nourishing, like things in life, people, anything with a scalpel. And sometimes we do sometimes that's our mood. Sometimes that comes from being burnt out. So we go looking for the thing that we desire, but we go looking for it with such intensity and such sharpness. You know, if we only know how to view reality through dominance, then we tend to become one of two types of people a Dominator, because that's how we see it. And of course, in the dominant way of looking in dominance is a paradigm it's one paradigm among many it exists co present with other paradigms that we live in, that we experience. So domination is something that, you know, if if we tend to only look through reality from the standpoint of domination, then we tend to become a Dominator, because that's obviously the pinnacle of that paradigm is to be at the top, or we become an anti Dominator, which means we tend to struggle with the paradigm but we struggle with it from a standpoint of domination itself. And that's like, so it ends up putting us in the same ring with the very thing that we oppose. And so one of the lessons that I've learned from Mars, Uranus transits in my own chart and things like that is how to have a relationship with the paradigm of dominance and how to disengage with it and recognising it's not the only thing that there is? Because that's the only way that I've found to not get sucked into either being a Dominator or an anti Dominator, Dominator. perfect sense. So anyway, another good one for this Mars in Leo, opposite Saturn square Uranus pride is as much about how we fail in life, how we fail, as it is about anything that we assert, or that we win, or that is recognised as an accomplishment by others.
I would also say this one, there's a quiet confidence that grows in the person. And I've seen this in all walks of life and all kinds of people I've met people who just as the opportunity to really resist something, or react to something arises, especially when it feels like it's, you have righteousness on your side, especially when you are kind of in the righteous position, to actively choose, willingly choose to not react and resist at such moments. But to kind of hold space for such things and to keep moving along with them move through them, there's a there's a strength that arises in that. And it's not that we're necessarily condoning something that's coming in that we have a right to defy, or resist, or, you know, punch back. It's not some kind of weak passive just turn the other cheek child, you know, but it's a an act of choice not to react or not to react as much as we feel that we are justified to react or just just demonstrating that ability to find strength in moments of where we feel most justified to react and kind of resist or freak out about something that we we build this kind of confidence in those moments. So these are to me, these are all Mars, Saturn dynamics, and then Uranus is kind of, you know, colouring the situation as well.
All right, well, that's what I've got for today. I just wanted to run through a list of some of the things that I was thinking about. I hope they're relevant to you. I'd love to hear some of your insights and reflections about this. transit. If you have any of these combinations in your chart, what have you learned from it? And we will be back tomorrow with more to close out the week. All right. Take care everyone. Bye.