Mercury Retro Meets Mars And They Are An Explosive Mix Squaring Neptune…

 In Lunar Stories by Lynda Hill

How interesting the vote for gay marriage in Ireland – and so many other things – with Mercury retrograde now on Gemini 12: A BLACK SLAVE-GIRL DEMANDS HER RIGHTS OF HER MISTRESS

Black Slave Girl Demands Her Rights Of Her Mistress[I don’t often put the word ‘black’ in that Symbol as it might cause a sense of disrespect… however, for my mind, it means so much more than the racial connotations – it stands for the underprivileged or suppressed to my way of thinking… thought to explain that.]

So, are you feeling a bit down-trodden? Like you deserve better? More? Like you missed your seat on the ‘gravy-train’… feeling a pinch of worry that you don’t own property, don’t have enough in the bank, don’t get the care or respect or seat at the table you deserve? Feel that you work really hard with little reward? That is largely what this degree is about.

This Symbol shows the need to be given respect and taken seriously. At times you’ll find that you can’t put up with the way you’re treated, the pressure builds up and suddenly, and probably from out of nowhere, a torrent of emotion comes out. If you’re being spoken badly to or treated with little respect, make a stand – don’t put up with it. It’s tiring to be treated like a ‘Slave’ or dutiful underling. Everyone should have equal rights. Spread your wings of freedom and seek to improve things by being frank and honest. You may win, but you can never truly lose if you act with integrity and honesty.

Rising above conditioning and limitations. Standing up for one’s self. Demanding better treatment. Not being afraid to demand better conditions. Equal rights and discrimination.

The Caution: Feeling hard done by and deserving better. Blaming others for situations. Bucking authority. Demanding to be recognized or noticed. Throwing tantrums.

Further to this, Mars is on Gemini 10: AN AIRPLANE DIVES TOWARD THE EARTH AS THOUGH FALLING – and Mercury and Mars are meeting up in the next few days. There could be some explosive realisations or events and we might find that a lot of them come from our pent-up emotions and realisations… it’s an interesting time…

This situation implies an ability to be able to play with and defy gravity while maintaining a sense of being in control and able to pull out of difficult situations. Your situation may seem to be heading for disaster, but perhaps you can still be in control, and, at the right moment, you’ll be able to pull out of the nosedive and save the day. The question is: do you really always have an adequate grip on the controls? Are you, or is someone else, actively working against people’s best interests? Imagine yourself regaining control, physical, mentally, emotional or spiritually and pull yourself out of the nose dive and you’ll become stronger and will enjoy the experience at the same time.

Plunging into experiences without thought of ramifications. If you become conscious you may be protected (and saved) at the last moment. Daredevil stunts. Depression.

The Caution: Refusing help even though disaster is imminent. Free falls, defying gravity and the consequences. Shakeups. Neglect of physical realities. Crashing and burning.

It’s an interesting time especially as Mars is exactly square Neptune today… Neptune is in Pisces on Pisces 10: AN AVIATOR IN THE CLOUDS

and how extraordinary that Gemini 10 is A Plane Performing A Nose Dive and Pisces 10 is An Aviator In The Clouds (remembering that Elsie Wheeler gave birth to these Symbols in 1925 in a double-blind experiment – she did not know what sign or degree she was assigning the phrases to… amazing… beyond belief amazing)

This Symbol shows the ability, or the need, to be able to stay on one’s course while not allowing distractions or difficult or confusing issues to deter you from getting to your destination. There will be times in your life that you need to rise above and transcend the more nitty-gritty realities of earthly existence and its difficulties, just be aware that you may not be seeing the complete picture very clearly sometimes. If you take special notice, you may be able to see through illusions, seeing past the surface appearances to things that others miss. You may be able to rely on your creative or intellectual skills to take you above and beyond those things that others have to deal with. You may just be evading the real truth.

Sailing through difficulties. The need for accurate navigation. Being in charge of the controls. Seeking higher truths. Mastery. Flight. Navigation. Maps. Compasses. Pilots.

The Caution: Escaping responsibilities. Isolating oneself. Drugs and alcohol abuse. Avoiding reality. Unearthed. Unrealistic expectations. Missing the point. Evasive.

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