We’re all sure for bravery and breakthrough, my infants —and proper on time, too.
Betwixt a Venus retrograde in Leo — which actually took the new lady out of the summer time — and the end result of an eclipse cycle on the heavy metallic, heavy feels and heavy resistance of the Taurus/Scorpio axis, the overall astro vitality of the previous few months have fallen squarely within the suck.
Blessedly, on Friday November 17, 2023, Mars, the planet of primal urges and private energy, is conjoining the solar, celestial image of the self, giving us all a sizzling shot of vitality, a sacred dose of readability and a kickstart to the mothertrucking coronary heart.
Buckle up, bless up and skim on to study extra.
What’s a cazimi?
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Cazimi comes kind the Arabic phrase kaṣmīmī, which interprets to “as if within the coronary heart.” In astrological phrases, a cazimi transpires when a planet is in shut or actual conjunction with the solar, proper within the infernal coronary heart of it, if you’ll.
A Mars cazimi happens when the jock planet of motion and aggression, coitus and battle is inside one diploma of the GOAT star in our photo voltaic system.
In contrast to Mercury cazimis, which happen a number of instances annually, and Venus cazimis, which align each 9 months, Mars joins the solar roughly each two years and this go around the punch is packed.
Mars is the traditional ruler of Scorpio and its favourite place to flex. It’s lacing up patent leather-based boots, flicking its forked tongue, lighting a cigarette and revving the engine of a murdered-out muscle automotive, sure for glory, child.
A cazimi is one thing of a photo voltaic amplifier/air purifier, the place the inherent vitality of a planet is hyped and heightened by its proximity to the solar.
In impact and on Friday, the planet of vitality is getting a baptism by hearth and we’re all coming by means of the flames higher, sooner, stronger.
On an emotional stage, the intimate becoming a member of of the solar (self) and Mars (will) can develop each our confidence and independence, encouraging us to dig deep into our personal wells of useful resource (Scorpio) to bridge the hole between survival and triumph, dwelling and dwelling in excelsis.
Making rainbows outta rage
This cazimi marks the start of a brand new, two-year-long Mars cycle for every of us.
Mars is swinging d–ok, protagonist vitality. It is aware of what it needs and tips on how to advance in the direction of it. Scorpio is an indication synonymous with technique. Thus, this transit is about setting into movement a scrupulous plan of motion.
Bear in mind people, energy interprets as ‘to find a way.’
Within the blinding mild of this cazimi, what talents are you calling forth, what hero’s journey are you embarking on? What have you ever been advised is inconceivable or taught to reduce? How do you are taking motion? When do you defer?
In case you’ve been feeling like a misplaced, beige, slug on a pointless path, Mars is right here to remind you that you’re a star mud alien, born to burn concern as gas and push your self to new heights and unbelievable depths.
As a result of energy is so usually misspent, wielded or abused, we have a tendency draw back from our personal private reserves and supreme potential, disavowing ourselves or surrendering/submitting to the desire of others. Readability about want and path would possibly come in the course of the interval of the cazimi, however the true story, true therapeutic and supreme repay will unfold all through the 2 years to come back.
Returning to the archetype of Scorpio, it’s the signal of transformation, of spinning ache into gold and welcoming discomfort by abjectly refusing to faux something — save for revenue tax returns and typically their very own deaths.
This transit is a first-rate time to remodel (Scorpio) your rage (Mars) and resistance into readability of goal. How can anger be an entry level to vary and a reminder of boundary? This cazimi equates to shedding the pores and skin of what was — and basking within the afterbirth of who we are actually free to be.
Stand up, get out, get after it.
Astrology 101: Your information to the star
Construct an altar to Mars
When you’re at it, a superb strategy to welcome this new season of Mars is to construct an altar that honors the planet and its amplified vitality throughout this cazimi conjunction.
Put together a stage floor with an providing that features crimson candles, sizzling peppers, sharp objects, matches, thyme and ginger.
Mars is instantly related to our bodily vitality and this event needs to be marked with deep appreciation for the corporeal kind that carries us, allows us, holds us. Sweat is the sacred secretion of Mars, so conjure it with a sizzling yoga class, a sauna sit or a hearth meditation.
Provide up gratitude for the methods wherein anger has been an entry level for change in your life. Ask, particularly, for readability and backbone round Martian points which have affected and restricted you; reacting reasonably than responding, selecting impulse over instinct, the unhealthy expression or repression of anger, the forfeiture of energy, the concern of failure and the inertia of feeling unready.
As they are saying, the place there’s a will, there’s a approach. Mars serves to remind us of the burning, beating, irrefutable approach we are supposed to transfer — additional, fortified, and ever ahead.
Astrologer Reda Wigle researches and irreverently experiences again on planetary configurations and their impact on every zodiac signal. Her horoscopes combine historical past, poetry, popular culture and private expertise. She can also be an completed author who has profiled quite a lot of artists and performers, in addition to extensively chronicled her experiences whereas touring. Among the many many intriguing matters she has tackled are cemetery etiquette, her love for dive bars, Cuban Airbnbs, a “women information” to strip golf equipment and the “weirdest” meals obtainable overseas.