Mars On The Defining Yourself Degree: Aries 3
The Sabian Symbol for Mars now is a very interesting one, and, it’s one that I often associate with holding positions of power, authority, or finding one’s place…. it’s Aries 3. The following is from my book The Sabian Oracle; 360 Degrees Of Wisdom –
As a woman I have no country. As a woman my country is the whole world. Virginia Woolf
He worked like hell in the country so he could live in the city, where he worked like hell so he could live in the country. Don Marquis
A man’s country is not a certain area of land, of mountains, rivers, and woods, but it is a principle; and patriotism is loyalty to that principle. George William Curtis
Socrates said he was not an Athenian or a Greek, but a citizen of the world. Plutarch
He who has an art has everywhere a part. Romanian Proverb
I have never belonged wholeheartedly to a country, a state, or to a circle of friends, nor even to my own family. Albert Einstein
All the world is a stage, and all the men and women merely players. They have their exits and entrances; each man in his time plays many parts. William Shakespeare
Aries 3: A CAMEO SHOWS THE PROFILE OF A MAN THAT SUGGESTS THE OUTLINE OF HIS COUNTRY
Commentary: ‘A Cameo Profile’ is a simple yet strong definition of an individual’s character, shape, loyalties and role in life. The ‘Cameo’ suggests the appearance of a growing objective awareness of how someone fits into the larger picture. You may find that you, or someone else, have a more important role than was previously thought; or that you are imprinting your mark; or possibly becoming a model of one’s tradition, culture, thoughts or ideas.
Oracle: There’s often a need to feel included or involved in the larger picture in order to feel “whole” or accepted. Taking the time to examine your place in society can bring about insights into just what the big picture is for you. Understanding and expanding your true place in the scheme of things can lead to actually having a much larger ‘Profile’. This could be on any level, emotional, physical, mental or spiritual. The ‘Country’ that this Symbol implies may not have national boundaries. There is the spiritual “country”, the ideological “country”, even past life “countries”. There are some people who find their roots in a mixture of these places, or realities, and don’t actually feel a belonging to their actual “homeland”. The sense of having a place is often deep-seated and truly found in the individual’s belonging to the essential self. How do you, and others, fit into this situation? Does your ‘Profile’ define you in a different way from what you’d like, or are you happy with the outline of your image? Picture who you want to be or what you want out of life. Using a pen and paper, draw your ‘Cameo’ or just picture what the outline of your ‘Country’ should be, as it could be an interesting exercise. We are what we believe we are. What face are you showing to the world?
Keywords: Observing one’s limitations. Living a life that is large. Atlases and maps. Standing by one’s self. Allegiances with creed, religion, race or country. Nationhood. Brotherhood. The land. People in uniforms of any kind. The face of fighters who fought ‘the good fight’. Borders and limitations to activity. Identification. Expatriates.
The Caution: Stereotyping one’s self or others. Blindly following the dogma of parents, government or officials. Not seeing the true essence of one’s self. Expecting to fit into some “shape” or model. Becoming identified with externals. Seeking recognition from others.