Venus And Mercury On The Unmasking Degree: Aquarius 18

 In Lunar Stories by Lynda Hill


Albert_Lynch-1851-1912-The_Masked_BallSoon, Mercury will be on this degree and it goes retrograde here. This is going to be quite a big theme over the next week or so.

This Symbol can bring up issues of ‘masks’ being stripped away and the revealing of one’s true self. This can be your own masks, or, it can be about someone else. This can be a good thing as something that was previously accepted – at least in some measure – can now be named and identified for what it is. This can be painful, and, it can be liberating as the scales fall of one’s eyes and things are revealed more clearly for what they truly are.

This Symbol shows the ability, or the need, to be able to see through others; to be able to “Unmask” people, to reveal one self or hide away when it’s needed. A “Person” is having their mask stripped away; they’re no longer able to “Masquerade”, they are revealing themselves, who they are and even what their intentions may be. Secret motives may have a purpose at the time they are concealed, but they almost invariably become known in the course of time. You may find that you, or someone else, finds themselves in this situation at times. Your first A Man Being Unmaskedconcern may be for the difficulties and embarrassment that can arise, but staying true to one’s integrity will help to save face and your reputation.

Secret motives exposed. Having to face one’s self. Judgment about true worth. Gaining true insight into someone. Wearing a mask that suits situations. The joy of surprise.

The Caution: Detrimentally revealing your self too quickly or early. Finding answers that aren’t welcome. Revealing a fraud. Charades, pretense and ploys to manipulate. Lies. Sociopaths. Narcissists.

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