Mars On Sagittarius 1: Army Veterans In A Reunion
Mars is on Sagittarius 1 – finally, it has left Scorpio – the energies should start to lighten up, although some of the planetary degree Symbols are rather difficult at the moment. Mars on this one speaks about army veterans, soldiers, sailors – those who have survived (in one way or another) ‘war’. I feel that Mars here is part of the ‘war drums being beat’ – creating more ‘army veterans’.
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 a personality that goes 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.