It’s All Just A Game Of Chess, Don’t You Think? Mars and Mercury And The Moon’s North Node

 In Lunar Stories by Lynda Hill

Two Men Playing ChessWith Mars on Sagittarius 3, we might see some very interesting moves, strategies, arguments, head explosions, etc. It may be best to back off from any situations where you can see that things could get rather gnarly, where there could be arguments, misunderstandings, or, where things could plain get out of hand.

Mars is on Sagittarius 3: TWO MEN PLAYING CHESS

This Symbol shows the ability, or the necessity, to indulge in strategic games, arguments or competitions. There can be a strong sense of knowing how to maneuver situations in order to win or come out on top, often with an eye to possible outcomes. Often, there’s a need to be thoughtful and cautious, taking into account the wider picture. Impulsive acts with no forward planning can be risky. It probably pays to not show your weak side, but do everything with the possible objective of winning. It can be difficult to relax in competitive environments; one often feels that they can’t let their guard down because they might be taken advantage of, in some way. Take one step at a time and move with purpose and forethought.

Keywords: Strategic competition. Seeing the picture several moves ahead. Arguments that can go on and on. Finding justification for being combative. Throwing down the gauntlet to the other. Taking lives. The need for peacekeeping. War strategies. Matching wits. Facing each other head on. Being royalty or being a mere pawn. Tactical maneuvers. Lawsuits. Custody. Having the bigger stick. Divorce. Disputes. Wit against wit.

The Caution: Depending on pure luck. Underestimating the opponent’s skill or strategy. Arguments and arguing for the sake of it. Bickering and trying to get the better of the other. Always taking an opposing side, no matter what is really happening.

We can see this degree playing out in many ways at the moment. What will the next move be? Are we all pawns in a game? Will ‘the Queen’ be taken out? What is this ‘game’ leading to? Mars was on this degree this year in mid March and here it is again after it’s long retrograde sojourn back into Scorpio.

Bringing a bit of a deft hand to situations is Mercury and the Moon’s north node conjunct on Virgo 13: A POWERFUL STATESMAN OVERCOMES A STATE OF POLITICAL HYSTERIA

You may find that your situation is getting out of control as those around you get carriedA Powerful Statesman Overcomes A State Of Political Hysteria away with the energy of the situation. It is through the power of your personality that you can resolve the situation and bring back a state of equilibrium to all involved.

Keywords: The power to sway the mob. Having the charisma and talent to turn situations around. Elements of personality that get out of control and take over. Pulling the rope tight. Mind control. Political savvy. Knowing what to say and when to say it. Keeping your mouth shut and ears open. Rhetoric. Putting out spot fires. Being motivated. Issues of success.

The Caution: Conscious emotional manipulation and bullying. Misusing energy. Swaying others to personal advantage. Being aggressive, demanding and overbearing. Hypnotic persuasion. Propaganda. Misinformation. Using “political speak” to control. Emotional repression.

These are very interesting degree Symbols and can have us wondering if some people, perhaps our selves, have taken leave of their senses. Getting things into perspective, dropping reacting, having a cup of tea, taking a break, etc, could all be a good prescription to finding a sense of calm in all the things that are unfolding, in our own lives and on the world stage.

It’s all really just a game of chess, don’t you think?

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