Mars in Scorpio

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Mars in Scorpio

Post by Jim Eshelman » Fri Dec 27, 2019 9:37 am

I'll rewrite this appropriately when i get back next week, but wanted to get a thread started on the mundane impact of Mars in Scorpio, which began yesterday.

I suspect it will mean more outright battle and less adjudication. Convlict more bare-knuckled and out in the open. But we shall see, eh?

Already today we see that Russia, China, and Iran are having shared, conjoint war exercises (military drills) in the Gulf of Oman.
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Re: Mars in Scorpio

Post by Jim Eshelman » Fri Dec 27, 2019 8:09 pm

Russia just deployed a new hypersonic weapon that supposedly is so fast it evades all American decenses. It's being discussed as a reigniting of the arms race.
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Post by Jupiter Sets at Dawn » Fri Dec 27, 2019 8:18 pm

North Korea didn't manage a Christmas Surprise, but that was probably because China sat on him.

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Re: Mars in Scorpio

Post by TheScales_BothWays » Fri Jan 03, 2020 12:45 am

I suppose the US airstrikes in Baghdad that killed General Qassem Soleimani was very Mars in Scorpio.

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Post by Jim Eshelman » Fri Jan 03, 2020 9:14 am

TheScales_BothWays wrote:
Fri Jan 03, 2020 12:45 am
I suppose the US airstrikes in Baghdad that killed General Qassem Soleimani was very Mars in Scorpio.
Probably. It fits my sense of "just sock the mu'f'k in the nuts" form of bald, directly confrontational schoolyard brutality. But remember that the reason I'm launching these threads is that I don't know what these placements mean in mundane astrology and I want to observe and find out. This is a good observation.

And thanks for reminding me that I need to get back to what I said in my first post here (while I was away on vacation), and start framing some theories to help with the observation.
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Re: Mars in Scorpio

Post by Jim Eshelman » Fri Jan 03, 2020 9:19 am

In natal astrology, Mars in Scorpio generally manifests with the following psychological characteristics:
Determined, hardworking, passion to succeed, hard to intimidate. Sharp humor, willing to be outlandish. Loves to party. Most prefer some "bad boy" or "bad girl" in their character, feel it their moral duty to misbehave on schedule, and stay "a little rough around the edges." Most of the women are high-demand sexual locomotives.
Broadly speaking, we get the purest expression of unbuffered, unfiltered Mars. Adrenaline and testosterone surge with a spirit of coarseness.

During the decade and a half Pluto was in Scorpio (1996-2006), it was much easier for The Powers That Be to force aggressive militarism onto the world. Neptune in Scorpio (1967-1982) provided 14 years of paranoia, distrust of power, nuclear fears, post-Watergate suppressing of power concentrations; also a different level of destructive drug abuse but also insane sexual unleashing, plus our only real mass epidemic in modern times, the emergence of the AIDS crisis in its last years. Uranus was in Scorpio 1980-1987: I haven't thought through what this meant, but it was basically the whole Reagan administration (so we had Star Wars (!), Chernobyl and surrounding fears, and the arms deal scandals). Saturn in Scorpio brought accelerated national struggle with violence and hatred, with intensified attention on race-issue violence, reassessment of police violence, and a real breaking out of our "one slaughter a day" diet of mass killings. Sociologically, a generalized acute shortage of power arose, with parties on all political and sociological sides equally feeling powerless and, thus, overcompensating. A kind of primitization of the species occurring in the sense that survival needs being under assault and, therefore, asserting themselves with increased vigor.

Historic themes, then, have been pretty clear. I expect more of the same but, also, that there are subtleties, sub-themes, branching categories not previously observed.

Based only on known symbolism of Scorpio, some other expressions I would theorize include:

Cutting through complexity, persuading through a bold, bald sense of "it's simple, it's obvious."

Boldness, courage, recklessness, "might makes right." Certainly any MILITARY themes. LACK OF INHIBITION in most areas. Male-ism pushing aside feminist matters and endeavoring to conquer or overpower.

Unleashed PRIMITIVE SEXUAL FEROCITY as a theme.


And now... back to observing...
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Re: Mars in Scorpio

Post by Jim Eshelman » Fri Jan 03, 2020 10:02 am

Not sure if I mentioned it here (though I know I mentioned it in class): One can always find some news story to match a preferred window of what's happening. I have a tactic for filtering what the main story of the time is - a tactic I have especially been using for these mid-range matters like the Mars signs.

CNN published (five days a week) a daily email of five top stories to get you informed and out the door. It actually contains more than five stories because they find clever ways to sneak more things in, but it's a great "just a few things of greatest importance" filter that seems representative of what's going on in the world in a particular 48-hour period. Over the last few months, at least one story (usually the lead) has been a direct expression of the Mars sign, and usually two or three of the "top five things."

For example, today's newsletter begins with an aside about Australia's "raging" firenados weather threat before getting to the No. 1 story, which is Iran, our killing of Iran's top military commander, and Iran's threatened retaliation and revenge.

Story No. 2 is about impeachment. It's less obviously "on target" for Mars in Scorpio but shows that another kind of "war" is very much going on. Primarily, it talks about the recently-obtained OMB and Pentagon documents confirming that yes, no doubt about it, the withholding of funds to Ukraine was at the direct order of President Trump. Most of the story is about how this impacts strategy: It reads like a war story, not a political one.

Story by story, the tone becomes a little lighter but on the same track. Story No. 3 is about a still different "combat," the "battle" for the Democratic nomination for president. Main story today: Julian Castro dropped out yesterday and Marianne Williamson laid off her campaign staff. Iowa caucuses are a month away and a Scorpio is still considered the front-runner (athletic terminology, of course), though with fierce competition from three others. (Expect the competitive athletic language to continue.)

Story No. 4 is, I suppose, on a similar track (or perhaps not): China has been destroying cemeteries as part of a suppression of Muslims. The behavior isn't new, it's just new to the news.

Story No. 5 is about the census. It probably has nothing important to do with Mars in Scorpio. (Almost got away without a beep on that one, then the last couple of sentences introduced the word "battleground" in the sense that the census debates on a citizenship question are really about tipping "battleground" states Florida and North Carolina).

Meanwhile, the new Coachella lineup is out :). And here's a Scorpio side-story: A North Carolina family preheated their over for a pizza and discovered a snake in the oven! (It had gotten into the house somehow and crawled up into the over through openings in the bottom.) I mean, this kind of thing surely happens all the time, right? :lol: But with Mars in Scorpio, it ends up one of the 10 or so main news stories of the day.
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Re: Mars in Scorpio

Post by Jim Eshelman » Mon Jan 06, 2020 7:20 am

I won't do this everyday, but to keep the momentum going at the moment... here are notes from the topmost headlines this morning that seem they may be Mars in Scorpio themed (besides the Golden Globes :) ):

Iran vs. U.S. story continuing
Impeachment process (dropped to third or fourth - notice how it has stepped back a bit)
Australia fires (they're really in hell down there & it's not stopping)
Manda Bay, Kenya terrorist attack that took some American lives

That's four out of five stories that are versions of hellish blaze or bare-knuckled brutality (or something like that).
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Re: Mars in Scorpio

Post by Jim Eshelman » Wed Jan 08, 2020 7:41 am

Today, in addition to the Iran conflict (they shot missiles at us yesterday, thinks might be escalating), a suspicious-looking Ukranian air crash in Tehran, the hellish Australian fires, the impeachment-related arm-wrestling, and the building internal conflict in Venezuela, we can add another theme to Mars in Scorpio, I think:

Phallic symbols in the news: China just launched a driverless bullet-train (the world's first) that travels over 200 mph.
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