Mars On The Purging The Priesthood Degree: Pisces 25
Mars is on a degree that always makes me sit up and take notice… it’s Pisces 25: THE PURGING OF THE PRIESTHOOD –
Things often come to light with this degree – we decide who we will allow to have any sense of ‘authority’ in our lives, what situations, events and memories – these can also come into play here. We may have to say goodbye to things that have previously held great sway in our lives. It is also good to recognise ‘greatness’ with this degree around. Just as there’s people who abuse their authority and should be ‘defrocked’, there are others who deserve recognition, thanks and praise. It’s just that Mars on this degree can have us noticing more what is wrong rather than what is right – but this is OK as we need to work out who or what deserves to stay and who or what needs to be *thrown out*! It’s a big one.
This Symbol shows the ability, or the need, to be able to see through those who hold important positions yet abuse trust or those who make great claims but don’t live up to them. At regular times in your life, you’re likely to find yourself leaving others behind, kicking them out, or experiencing falls from grace. Periodically, there is a need to examine moral and spiritual sincerity. It is easy to allow those who don’t really belong to stay because of familiarity or habit. We can lose sight of the ideal through our rationalizing intellect, ego and emotive passion. There is a need to cleanse and purify your life, leading to better spiritual values. What side of the “Purging” are you on? Are you the one with the ‘right motives’? Who’s in charge?
Things holding you back. Revealing the truth. Throwing out what doesn’t measure up. Dismissals and redundancies. Being a hot shot or not. Betrayal of trust. Cover ups.
The Caution: Battles over spiritual direction. Abusing authority. Whistle blowing. Damning others. Deceiving, lying or misleading. Corruption and scandals. Burning books.