Mercury On Taurus 5: A Widow At An Open Grave
Mercury is on Taurus 5: A YOUTHFUL WIDOW, FRESH AND SOUL-CLEANSED FROM GRIEF, KNEELS AT AN OPEN GRAVE TO RECEIVE THE SECRET OF ETERNAL LIFE
I always take notice when this degree is around. It is entirely evocative and brings up all kinds of reactions in people. I see that all the 4+ = 5 in Sabian Symbol analysis – are linked to loss or mourning or deep emotional states. What I mean is that Aquarius 5, Leo 5 and Scorpio 5 all have a link in with this theme. Aquarius 5, for one example, is A COUNCIL OF ANCESTORS HAVE BEEN CALLED TO GUIDE A MAN.
As I have mentioned before, this degree is the degree of ANZAC Day = April 25, the Sun is on this degree. When they stormed the beaches in Gallipolli, the Sun was on this Widow degree. Also, they left the boats right on dawn – smack on it – so this degree was also on the ascendant. We are having the 100 year anniversary of that event and there are a lot of commemorations going on in Australia (and, I imagine, in New Zealand). I took a look at the chart for Australia a while ago and calculated the progressions for 2015 and Australia’s progressed Sun is on this degree… A Widow Standing At An Open Grave. How these things work is astounding. It’s so amazing. So holographic. Extraordinary.
This Symbol speaks of things from the past that sometimes block progress in the present or the future. Don’t let loss beckon you to give up and throw everything away. There must always be a time to grieve, but what is lost is lost and cannot be regained by losing yourself. Know when it’s time to fill in the grave and let go, whether it’s literally letting go of people who have passed away or have disappeared from your life in order to move on. Gather up your energies and move towards new objectives letting go of the old.
Letting go of relationships and things that no longer work. Purging the past. Gradual realization of the illusion of matter. The passage of grief. Redundancies.
The Caution: Wasting time staring at lost opportunities. Grudges and hard feelings