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Mars-Uranus conjunction on Fixed Star Algol: Embrace Change and Protection Ritual Guide


The cosmos is abuzz with one of the most intriguing astrological events: the Mars-Uranus conjunction on the fixed star Algol. I’m not going to lie, this sounds intense! On top of that, the Moon is in her fall in Scorpio with Asteroid Pallas, forming a fixed T-square by squaring Venus, Vesta, and Mercury in Leo, and the Sun and Chiron are also in square.


The Mars-Uranus conjunction is known for sudden events, disasters, and mishaps. When combined with the malevolent energy of Algol, this alignment becomes even more intense and volatile. The addition of prevalent squares further complicates the astrological landscape, increasing the potential for significant challenges and catastrophic experiences.


Knowing what to expect and how to navigate these energies can bring us clarity and a sense of control during these challenging times. So, let’s dive in!


Mars conjunct Uranus often heralds a period of sudden changes and unpredictable events. Mars, the planet of action, aggression, and drive, combines with Uranus, the planet of innovation, rebellion, and sudden change. This potent mix can lead to breakthroughs and new opportunities but also comes with a fair share of challenges.


During this period, people might feel a strong urge to break free from constraints and pursue their passions with renewed urgency. The energy can be exhilarating, pushing individuals to embrace change and think outside the box. However, it's essential to be cautious, as impulsiveness can lead to accidents and conflicts.



The Fixed Star Algol

The fixed star Algol, also known as Beta Persei, adds an additional layer of intensity and volatility to this conjunction. Algol is often referred to as the most malevolent star and associated with intense energy. It represents the head of the Gorgon Medusa, a powerful figure in mythology who embodies the darker aspects of the feminine archetype.

Algol is known as the "Demon Star" due to its ominous reputation. In Chinese astronomy, it belongs to a group of stars called the Mausoleum. The star's influence can bring about fearful events and compel individuals to confront the shadowy parts of their psyche.


The Myth of Medusa

Algol represents the head of the Gorgon Medusa, who was slain by Perseus. Born from sea deities as one of the three Gorgon sisters, Medusa was known for her glorious hair and beautiful face. She swore to be chaste and rejected suitors. However, one day while she was in the temple of Athena, Poseidon (Neptune), the god of the sea, took her by force despite her pleas and cries.


Athena, in her righteous fury over the violation of her sacred temple, inflicted a profound punishment upon Medusa by transforming her hair into hissing serpents and her once beautiful face into a hideous mask. This repulsed onlookers, who would then be turned into stone (evil eye). Medusa became the target of Perseus' heroic quest. With the assistance of Athena, he decapitated her and presented the head to Athena. Athena then affixed the head to her shield or breastplate, which allowed her to repel enemies and become invincible.


Like Lilith, Medusa is one of the dark goddesses in mythology. These powerful characters embody the darker aspects of the feminine archetype and challenge societal norms. They bring fear and shame into our awareness, compelling us to confront the shadowy parts of our psyche.


Harnessing the Energy

On a mundane level, the energy of this conjunction can manifest as fearful events that seem inevitable. However, on a personal level, we have control over our fate. If we don't give in to fear, we can be empowered by it. This energy can bring breakthroughs, sudden clarity, and the ability to turn unfavorable situations around.



Protection Ritual

I have created this ritual inspired by a dear friend who has Chiron at 25º Taurus and is currently navigating a challenging situation. This ritual invokes the energies of Mars and Uranus, harnesses Algol's power, and channels and transmutes negative energy into powerful protection.


By performing this ritual, you can ask for personal protection and reflect any malevolent forces back upon the attackers. The potent energy of Algol ensures that any harm intended for you is turned against those who wish to cause it.


Mars Conjunct Uranus over Algol Protection Ritual:

Materials Needed:

  • Iron container (symbolizing Mars)

  • Red candle (representing the fiery energy of Mars)

  • Lighter or matches (to invoke the sudden spark of Uranus)

  • Diamond (preferably set in jewelry) to harness the energy of Algol

  • Mugwort incense (associated with Algol)

Steps:

Preparation:

  • Find a quiet space where you can perform the ritual without interruptions.

  • Place the iron container in the center of your ritual space. This container will hold the incense and capture the energy of Mars.

  • Position the red candle near or within the iron container, symbolizing the aggressive and protective force of Mars.

Invoking Uranus:

  • Use the lighter to light the candle. Uranus is associated with sudden changes and sparks, so the act of lighting represents bringing its energy into the ritual.

  • Light and blow out the candle five times, each time focusing on the release of past constraints and negativity.

  • On the sixth lighting, leave the candle burning to symbolize the sustained energy and innovation brought by Uranus.

Harnessing Algol's Power:

  • Light the Mugwort incense and place it in the iron container. Mugwort is specifically associated with Algol and will serve to invoke its protective and reflective qualities.

  • Hold the diamond jewelry over the smoke of the Mugwort incense. Allow the smoke to cleanse the diamond and imbue it with Algol's energy.

Channeling and Transmutation:

  • Gaze intently at the diamond. Focus on transferring all of your negative energy, fears, and anxieties into the stone. Visualize the diamond absorbing and holding onto these negative frequencies.

  • Rotate the diamond so that it faces away from you. This act symbolizes turning the negative energy away from yourself and reflecting it back into the universe or towards those who may wish you harm.

Sealing the Ritual:

  • Sit quietly for a few moments, feeling the protective energies of Mars, the innovative force of Uranus, and the reflective power of Algol surrounding you.

  • When you feel ready, extinguish the candle to symbolically conclude the ritual, sealing in the protective and transformative energies you have invoked.



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