The Sabian Symbol for Mars is Scorpio 19: A PARROT LISTENING AND THEN TALKING, REPEATS A CONVERSATION HE HAS OVERHEARD
Mars has just passed by Saturn, but is still conjunct (together) it, so, the Mars/Saturn/Venus thing is still going and it will be for the next few days. Sooo, it ain’t over… However, Mars has move slightly forward and onto the “are you parroting things” degree…listening to what’s being said and then repeating it? Do we now just find ourselves reading posts on FB or the internet, or, listening to the radio, or, watching tv and just parroting what’s been heard, what’s been said? I am watching my own take on this – I, like so many others, have to learn not to be so reactionary to outside stimuli – who cares if someone differs in their religious ideals? Who cares if someone says that this or that is terrible or bad and you don’t think it is? Why does it matter is more the point?
Why does anything much matter that we feel that we have to be right, to put our thoughts out there and when they are reflected back by those who disagree (or by trolls who make it there day in day out job to just upset people)… ?
Mars here seems to be asking us to find our own authentic voice – to not be parroting the latest round of crap. With Mars together with Saturn and squaring Venus, you might be tired of listening to the same old, same old and you may end up wanting to yell that some “speak to the hand”. Saturn will soon be on this degree – in the next few days in fact…
On the upside – and this is wonderful – the parrot can bring these things about… this is from my book The Sabian Oracle: 360 Degrees Of Wisdom:
Scorpio 19: A PARROT LISTENING AND THEN TALKING, REPEATS A CONVERSATION HE HAS OVERHEARD
This Symbol often infers some level of spiritual channeling, as thoughts and words can sometimes appear to course through a person, especially if the “messages” seem to come from somewhere else. It can show someone who is receptive to the thoughts and ideas that are around, or in the environment, and can process the information to the point where it becomes their own. The ability to convey the facts or a message accurately and responsibly will be very important to the outcome. However, there is a need for caution with this Symbol. It can imply messages, talk or gossip that loses its integrity once it reaches someone who operates on an unconscious level. Translating things into different languages or repeating them can lead to things being either more understood or less. One needs to be accurate about what was actually said, and what was meant, before any misunderstandings take place. Look to the source of the information in this situation; is it reliable and was the original message understood in its entirety? Is this a “conscious” retelling of the story? Is what’s being said coming from the heart, or is it really not worth listening to? Also, this Symbol can show someone who expects instructions or orders to be followed without question.
Keywords: Transmitting information or knowledge. The need to integrate things into consciousness. Recorded messages. Answering and fax machines. Mumbling that is difficult to understand. Translators, birds, parrots, news reporters, gossips, stool pigeons. Telephone operators. Messages from strange places. Automated responses.
The Caution: Rote responses that are ill considered. “Towing the party line” without having any opinion of your own. Going over the same territory. Losing true meaning through repetition. Repeating without knowing the real meaning or purpose. Meaningless banter. Tunnel vision. Gossiping. Missing the true essence of what’s being said. Not having a mind of one’s own. Brainwashing. Re-runs of the same old line. Broken records.