Mars On The Two Men Playing Chess Degree: Sagittarius 3
Mars is on Sagittarius 3: TWO MEN PLAYING CHESS – an interesting degree seeing so much is at stake now with the men of war banging their chests and wanting to rub each other out. What strategies can you employ to not get caught up in arguments, or feeling like you’re in a life-or-death situation? What is your best move in order to come out of situations unscathed, perhaps the winner…? Is there a need for a ‘winner’? Sometimes we play the game just to play it, but we don’t have to go all the way in a desire to ‘rub the other out’… Mars here could be telling us to observe how we get caught up in arguments and how to really see things for what they are – a game.
This Symbol shows the ability, or the necessity, to indulge in strategic games, arguments or competitions. There can be a strong sense of knowing how to maneuver situations in order to win or come out on top, often with an eye to possible outcomes. Often, there’s a need to be thoughtful and cautious, taking into account the wider picture. Impulsive acts with no forward planning can be risky. It probably pays to not show your weak side, but do everything with the possible objective of winning. It can be difficult to relax in competitive environments; one often feels that they can’t let their guard down because they might be taken advantage of, in some way. Take one step at a time and move with purpose and forethought.
Strategic competition. Seeing the picture several moves ahead. Trying to knock out the opponent. Arguments. Court battles. War strategies. Matching wits. Lawyers. Divorce.
The Caution: Depending on pure luck. Underestimating the opponent’s skill or strategy.
Bickering and trying to get the better. Wanting to slay the opponent. Not knowing when to stop.