Mercury And Mars On Taurus 17: A Symbolical Battle Between Swords And Torches
Mercury and Mars are conjunct (on the same degree) on Taurus 17: A SYMBOLICAL BATTLE BETWEEN `SWORDS’ THE DISCIPLES OF MIGHT, AND `TORCHES’, THE DISCIPLES OF ENLIGHTENMENT
If you’re feeling angry, antsy or rather cheesed off, this could be because not only are Mercury and Mars bumping up against each other, they are doing so on this degree (which can bring up issues all by itself). Are you sensing that you may have to drop some of your arguments or drop a stance that you’ve been fighting for? Sometimes, we figure that a situation, relationship or belief is not worth dying on some hill for and we have to just drop it. Other times, we may go into battle with our bayonets at the ready, when really, we’d rather be leading the charge with our ‘Torches’ – those symbols of light.
Does thinking about issues make your head spin? Are you finding that you may as well be pissing into the wind? Are you making mountains out of molehills? Is the issue – or are the issues – that you have going over and over in your mind truly worth the effort? Can you really make a difference to the situation anyway?
This Symbol shows a battle between the forces of good and the forces of evil. Although we all have our own ideas of right and wrong, this Symbol shows a desire to go head-to-head in an attempt to bring light and love to situations that seem dark and foreboding. Often, there is a struggle between one’s practical needs and the underlying reasons for having those needs. You may find yourself sometimes caught up in what you are trying to achieve and have lost sight of why. There’s often corruption around, but the endeavour to bring ‘enlightenment’ to people often meets with severe resistance. Witness the stranglehold the media has on information.
‘Might’ versus ‘light’. Arguments over ideals. The Spear of Destiny. Arguments. The Inquisition. The Crusades. The pen being mightier than the sword. The media.
The Caution: Controlling those around you with rational force rather than inner enlightenment. The interests of big business vs. those of the individual. Propaganda.