Mars Is On Scorpio 17: A Woman Being The Parent To The Child Degree

 In Lunar Stories by Lynda Hill

Mars is on a degree that Saturn has been stationing and turning direct on – Scorpio 17 – it’s been getting a real work-out. Mars is highlighting the issues that Chinese Woman Nursing A BabySaturn brought up over the last few months – that of us being, or having to be, self-directed, or in charge, or able to take charge, or, having to ‘parent’ ourselves, or, having to do the job of both mother and father – or whatever… it is a degree that can have a lot of responsibility placed on it. It can, but doesn’t have to, of course, show where the male – father, brother, husband, whatever – doesn’t show up, or, expects the woman to do everything. Of course, men can experience this degree in the same way – they can find the world on their shoulders.


This Symbol shows the ability, or the need, to be totally self-sufficient and responsible for one’s affairs or life. Often, with this degree, there’s the issue of single parenthood, or the sense of having to raise yourself without too much input from others, or, it can be an issue of coming from a broken family where someone had to take on the role of both mother and father. It can show a personality that doesn’t require assistance for even the most complicated tasks, or you feel you can’t ask; perhaps there’s no one to ask or you feel that others couldn’t do anything as well as you can. Bear in mind, however, that we are all blessed with our individual qualities and it is the combination with other individuals that creates greater balance and depth.

The Immaculate Conception. Doing everything. Unrealistic independence. Single parenthood. Adoption. Facing the world feeling whole. Single living. Spiritual experiences.

The Caution: Uncompromising feminism or chauvinism. Feeling responsible for everything. Having no one for support. Grown up before one’s time. Abandonment.

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