Mars In Virgo Squaring Saturn In Sagittarius: Realizations And Reuions
Mars has left Leo and is now in Virgo. This shifts the energies somewhat and can have us thinking about things rather deeply. Mars is on a degree that can have us wondering how we, or others, shape up. How do things look? How are things portrayed? What is the true face of situations?
This Symbol shows projecting a desired image of yourself or others. Paintings, drawings, caricatures, profiles, portraits – all these are important hallmarks of people. However, the real thing is character. You may need to be a good judge of character and not just “read a book by its cover” = look deeply into people. However, at times, you may need to remind yourself of the true features of people or situations. Is the “true picture” of a person, the “Man’s Features”, presented and recognized. Do you look for the best but avoid undesirable factors? Is this working, or do you sometimes miss the truth?
Idealizing people or situations. Hair styles. Taking people at face value. Caricatures of people. Photography. Face reading. Identikit drawings. Profiles. Visual sense or cues.
The Caution: Not seeing people for who they are. Vanity. Misleading appearances. Preconceived ideas. Prejudice. Projections. Tagging with labels. Superficial judgments.
Mars is exactly in a square with Saturn on Sagittarius 1 – and this can get things really stirred up on every level – particularly politically.
Do you feel like you’ve been banging your head against a brick wall for too long? Time to look to the patterns… Mercury on the Coal Mining degree can show us where we could have been missing the obvious.
Sagittarius 1: RETIRED ARMY VETERANS GATHER TO REAWAKEN OLD MEMORIES
The Symbol shows reunions and gathering together with people who have shared histories, struggles or issues. A reunion can ignite feelings of camaraderie, companionship and triumph, sometimes along with great passions. As these are “Retired Army Veterans”, it’s through the passing of time and with the hindsight of age that many things can be faced, healed and laid to rest. In going over the memories of ‘old battles’ you may find the clues for current ones. However, this degree can show going over and over old hurts, injuries, diseases, etc. The trick also is not to see others as the ‘enemy’, but rather see in everyone the possibility of friendship.
Reunions. Past life memories. Fellowship. Masculine domains. Understanding the individual within an idealistic struggle. Finding comrades. Moratoriums. Tears of the past.
The Caution: Not letting go of the past. Exaggerating past successes to justify current strategies. Going over the same old ground. Jobs for the boys. Prisoners of war. Pain.