Hi everyone, this is Acyuta-bhava from Nightlight Astrology. Happy New Year again everyone and Happy Monday. Today we're going to take a look at Mercury's conjunction with Pluto, we're also going to take a look at Mars moving into that 29th an erratic degree of Aries. The tensions of January are about to appear they're going to be manifesting this week as the week goes on, especially as Mars changes signs into Taurus. So there's a lot to talk about. I'm taking a few days off this week from creating content because I am wrapping up a lot of recordings for the Kickstarter rewards, the Kickstarter wrapped up by the way, with great success, I can't thank all of you enough for pitching in and supporting my work. And for those of you who sent nice letters and prayers, and all sorts of other really encouraging things. Thank you. We ended up with 1366 backers over 40 days. Absolutely amazing. We almost doubled last year's backer total, I'm able obviously to support my staff, Cat, who you all know, Delia who some of you know, and Nanice, three awesome people who helped me year round with all the work that I do. They're supported, our speaker series is totally free and open to the public, we can do more scholarships, and also start working toward building a donation based reading clinic, hopefully, by 2022. Depends on how things go. It's a lot of work to get set up. So we have the resources to do it now, which is the main thing, it's just a matter of time. So thank you, I hope that I continue to serve you in ways that are really helpful in this year ahead. I'm looking forward to 2021. Alright, so that being said, let's take a look at the real time clock and get a sense of what this Mercury Pluto conjunction is all about.
First, I can't help but notice that this Mercury Pluto conjunction is happening at the same time that you're going to see Mars moving on to that critical 29th degree. This is important because when you see two things happening simultaneously, exact moments happening simultaneously. Even if those two different events in the sky are not linked to one another by a direct aspectual connection. If there there are usually other layers of connection or resonance that the two things will share, and you sort of have to look for it or find it because it's always a clue when two things happen in the sky at once like okay, Mercury's conjoining with Pluto at the exact same time that Mars is entering that critical 29th degree. Now let's try to pair them together simultaneously. Mercury and Pluto together.
So you have a catharsis always a plutonian word of communication. And what I mean by that is you have some kind of shocking news, or speech or information, something that's revealed or shared or shown, that was hidden, or that was repressed. Or usually there's a kind of a moment where the messenger mercury reveals something of great hidden power or of great potency or depth, sometimes quite intense, and game changing somehow. So the the end, this can also be some kind of outburst, a moment of speaking something that's been pent up, or also the ways in which people may use communication to try to dominate or to overpower others. One of the more intense significations of Pluto is the obsession with power. And so, when Mercury conjoins with Pluto, sometimes people will use you know, information or technology or like legal manoeuvring or something like that to like overpower someone, like I'm going to take all of your money or take your kids or not give you custody. People will sort of find that strategic loophole that's like a kind of unfair machiavellian power trip. That's a very mercury Pluto kind of combination at its worst. at its best mercury Pluto is like that, that that revelation of something that's been hidden or unseen, that comes to the surface, that disclosure of information or that epiphany, but usually there's a connotation of purgation something that has to come out or something that has to be revealed that maybe it was sick or festering somewhere. So you get a bit of that with Mercury Pluto. On the other hand, you also have Mercury is the ruler of commerce and the mercantile class and things like that. It can pertain to dramatic new inventions or technologies that have something to do with money or marketing. So like, I wouldn't be surprised to see big news in the tech world or something happening around cryptocurrencies, I mean crypto even that word, it feels very plutonian. So, you could also see almost like, a temporary moment of empowerment around like money trade commerce, or some some really game changing revelation around the stock market or something like that those things kind of can happen when Mercury and Pluto get together.
Mercury and Pluto can also be deception because Hades-Pluto is related to the underworld to a place that's invisible. When Mercury goes into that underworld there is often you know, and in visibility that that Mercury has mercury goes under the beams of the Sun changing from evening started morning star to evening star, you'll get that feeling of mercury cloaking or hiding something, or of there being a level of deception or manipulation behind the scenes, or something like that. Anything that's sort of covert, and it could be covert in a good way, like planning something very quietly, biding your time waiting for the right moment to take action. And then suddenly, you make your move. Like that's a very Mercury Pluto moment, especially because right now Mercury's in the process of emerging as the evening star, it's not yet in the process of becoming visible as the evening star. So something is about to be made visible is about to be shown. The cards in your hand you might be, you know, revealing what they are, you know, at the end of a poker game when someone says, alright, this is the this is what I've got. And everyone goes, Oh, you know, it's like that. So these are some things from mercury and Pluto.
Secondly, we look at Mars at that critical degree of Aries and we go, okay, Mars is going to reach the critical degree, what is the critical degree? Anaretic degree means a killing degree. This, I don't actually know when the anaretic degrees became a thing. I think it's a more modern development, I have to go back and look, because it's been a while since I've looked that up. But one thing that sort of corroborates the importance of an antibiotic degree, even if it doesn't have a long history, which again, I have to check on, is the fact that in ancient astrology, the bound rulers of the last degrees of every sign, were Mars or Saturn. So you have Mars right now. For example, we just pull up in my table in Saturn's degree. So those last degrees of the signs, even in ancient astrology, they were associated with the malefic planets. So there's something about the end of the sign that's like, a bit destructive, which makes sense in the cycle of life, you start with creation, you know, in spring, and you kind of come around to destruction and winter. So there's something natural about this, some completing or resolving energy, but it can be very critical and intense, and can mark the beginning of some phase of destruction. So completion slash destruction, what I've noticed for Mars at critical degrees, especially is that you're going to get a much more like a Mars that's boiling over.
So when you pair the anaretic Mars in Aries with that Mercury, Pluto, here's what I would watch for, I would watch for: explosive communication, combative, or hostile thoughts, something that is aggressive, but secretive or underground. So that kind of idea of Mercury sort of working in an invisible way with a with the eye for power. Mars could kind of be lumped in with that same quality and suggests some kind of aggressive power trip or the desire to do something very aggressively, but maybe suddenly, almost like, you know, a predator that lies in waiting and then jumps out on the rabbit or something like that. I know that's a little bit of a freaky image, but you have this idea of something that could be plotting or planning behind the scenes and then sort of jump out and come across, at least unexpectedly and somewhat with a kind of confrontational energy behind it. You also have the potential here for the mobilisation of resources for some kind of very aggressive agenda. Okay, so the mobilisation of resources is a very Mercury Pluto kind of thing. Like, let me let me plot and plan something and then let me mobilise it and use it suddenly and dramatically as Mars hits that anaretic degree. This is also pairing remember with a Mars that's trending towards erratic, revolutionary, rebellious, Uranus. So something here is is cooking, and it's about to boil over, it's about to like make its appearance. You get that from Mercury coming into the, into the evening star position, like Mercury is about to show itself. And then you have Mars who is at this at this critical moment of self expression, it's going to express itself in some kind of culminating way, almost like Mars is about to be a full moon for a couple of days.
So now, all of this right now I try to highlight things that you could get caught on that you could stumble on, because people say, so what do I do? And the answer is always the same. be your best self, be patient, be kind, be loving, be compassionate, make sure you're practising and taking care of yourself spiritually every day. If you do those things, and you're simply aware of these energies, at the very least, you're going to be less likely to be grabbed and pulled by them in a direction that is more combative, or volatile, or manipulative or deceptive or something like that. On the other hand, you in life, we're going to be pulled along by storylines, because we're here to live storylines. So now that you know what some of those themes are, you can also walk with them more consciously make sure that you're not, there could be definitely be a temptation to do something, either in a rush or to make a power play, or to plot our scheme in a way that's maybe a little underhanded. And any one of us can get caught by it. And if you do, then at least you know, you have the astrology there to be like, Okay, well, I just did that, you know, let me come back to my centre and forgive myself and refresh, you know, start over. But another thing that's also important is that you're going to see these energies and people around you, especially if you have friends who don't have some way of self reflecting everyday taking care of themselves, taking care of their mind and body, letting their home their heart be a home to the indwelling, spirit, soul and source. If people aren't aware of those things, these kind of people can also impact you, people that are more likely to be pulled along by the flow of material nature, like those people might be your boss, or it might be someone you work with, or someone in your family or whatever. And you can also have compassion for them. Like Okay, well I know that these pressures are mounting right now. And you know, at the end of the day, like we're we're we're all just animals, we're all just cosmic animals running around trying to figure things out, right. So it helps to know these things.
One thing that's also nice is that this Mars energy is getting a little bit of a buffer from Venus right now you've got Venus in a superior trine. And Venus will be moving Venus, Mars is about to leave its home sign and being Venus a sign and then Venus is going to support Mars through a superior Trine from Capricorn. So I feel like there there's the potential to move through some dicey waters here with peace intact, and some degree of harmony, there to support but it might not come right away, you might have to be a little bit patient for it, because you're gonna see what just to show you. You're going to see it take just a little bit for Mars to change signs, and then for Venus to follow. So here's Mars moving in on the sixth. And then you're going to see Venus popping into the seventh into the eighth. So it's not until it's like between the sixth and the eighth. There's, in my opinion, there's a potential volatility that's pretty strong. And it's going to continue also around the topic of communication and communication dynamics, money, technology, things like that. Because you've got Mercury coming into a square with Mars. So this is stuff we're gonna unpack more as we as we go along. But the first hint that we have of what's happening, what's about to happen and the tensions building, it all starts with Mercury's conjunction with Pluto.
Now, that conjunction with Pluto, by the way, you're gonna see that it happens between today and tomorrow at the same time, so it's crossing over in the next 24 hours. And Mars is going to be in the anaretic degree, all the way up until the sixth so you have about Two days right now where things are, like a little bit dicey and then all the way up until about the eighth when mercury gets into the square with Mars. At that point, you're starting to get a little bit more support from Venus. But then there's a lot of from that point in January to the end of January, there's a lot of energy coming around that Aquarius Taurus axis. So anyway, we'll unpack the rest of that as we go.
I hope that this has been helpful for you today, remember that there will be I will be having a few days off from content creation to tidy up after the Kickstarter, there's a lot of recordings that I'm finishing up that I'm sending out to people as rewards. I've gotten a number of emails from people asking, I really wanted to pick up such and such reward like your astrology of 2021 or your sun or rising sign horoscope for 2021. Can we still do that? I'm happy to still do that for people if they want to donate at the same reward tier that people wanted to if you want to do something like that, or even offer maybe for one week, I'll extend any of the Kickstarter deals for one week since I know some people were waiting to get paid or they forgot or something like that. So if that's you, you know through the end of this week, I'll honour the Kickstarter rewards if you still wanted to pick one up just to make sure that you know some people who for whatever reason forgot or couldn't make it. You know, to that last moment if they want to pick up a 2021 video or something like that, just email me email@example.com. So, have a very good 2021 everybody. It's it's good to start off a new year together with the drama's cookin already, so it should be interesting. So I look forward to more later this week. All right. Take care everyone. Bye.