Mars And Saturn – The Dilemma Around Opening The Heart To Others

 In Lunar Stories by Lynda Hill


women feeding chickensMars here, especially as it’s in Libra, can show how some are feeling the need to get on and protect people (or animals, or, any living being) who can’t look after themselves, or, who need a hand-up in life. Being Mars, though, some may not care to reach out to others – seeing others as being harmful or perhaps a type of ‘booby trap’ = seeing situations as containing danger if one ‘gets involved’. Mars in Libra can be a tricky placement, with emotions being all over the place and we can find it rather hard to settle our feelings in one particular place.

This Symbol shows someone who nourishes and protects and feels a sense of being in charge and being responsible for those who can’t look after themselves. There is probably the need to look after those in your care, whether persons, things or ideas. There could be dangers that no-one else seems to be taking seriously, however your efforts to protect and nourish will be rewarded in the future. Feeding, nourishing and protecting those around you will pay off sometimes in unexpected ways. There’s a need to be careful not to favor some far more than others or to take too much on, or feel responsible for everything and everyone as this can exhaust and limit what you’re trying to accomplish.

Nurturance, protection and guardianship. Shielding the innocents. Stopping the ‘bad guys’. Being firm with outsiders. Providing shelter. Being on the lookout for changes. Animal rights and liberation issues.

The Caution: Overprotection. Not coping with problems. Not allowing others to grow up. Being picked on. Seeing the world as a big scary place. Attacking others. Favoritism.

This can be amplified by the sextile of Mars to Saturn on Sagittarius 7: CUPID KNOCKING AT THE DOOR OF A HUMAN HEART

Cupid-knockingThe trick can be – do we want love in our hearts? Have we hardened our hearts to others? Are there only some who are welcome into our lives, our hearts?

This degree shows the spreading of love and showing how people can love one another. “Cupid” is “Knocking”, asking to be let in. Barriers and defenses around people’s hearts may be keeping him from getting in, but how long will they be able to resist? Opening your heart and opening the door will lead to new opportunities and realizations about relationships. What are the true depths of your relationships? Soften your boundaries, unlock your heart and allow your heart chakra to open when you are in caring company. Know when to open “The Door’ to allow love in.

Keys and arrows. Respectful invitation of love. Fear of commitment. Purity of motive. Softening one’s boundaries. The need to lighten up one’s approach to others. Romance.

The Caution: Waiting, not taking the initiative. Rejecting emotion. Fearing losing independence. Barriers and defenses. Seeing potential lovers in everyone. Crashing other people’s space.

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