I’ve got these intense transits to my natal Mercury at this time. I’ve trying to comprehend a number of things and string them together in a way that may be original. At the very least, my thinking is uncommon.
I feel this is my personal puzzle, since it’s hard to find people interested in what I am interested it. It’s also hard to make myself understood, and punishing when I fail at that.
I gather from my husband (and from his son for that matter), that my thinking is abstract…it’s too abstract? I don’t know what to say about that. My thinking is my thinking. My husband sits around and makes up his own math. Is that not abstract?
In whatever case, I have Mars conjunct Mercury in the 9th house. I am bound to be interested (Mercury) in what people believe (9th). I am specifically interested in the action they take (Mars) because of what they believe. And I like to look at the big picture (9th).
Today, people take action based on their beliefs. In the 1600′s, people also took action, based on their beliefs. In the 300′s they did the same thing. The beliefs of the collective have changed over time. This is what captivates me.
I have been studying sin-eating for a number of months. I’ve made an vigorous effort (Mars) to discover sources of information that may be obscure, because come on! Families felt compelled to pay a shadow figure in their community to come in and eat a meal off the corpse of their loved one. They believed the sin-eater relieved the deceased of their sins, which allowed them to have a peaceful afterlife.
So what were they trying to avoid? What’s a “un-peaceful” afterlife look like? This depended on the time and the place. Hell? Purgatory? But some were trying to avoid being sent back to walk the earth again. Think about that.
Today, the idea a person has multiple lives is romanticized. “If I mess this up, I’ll just come back and do it again and again until I get it right…”
Big difference there. One population believes they have endless chances, and apparently, all of them merry and kind. The other population bends over backwards to insure they don’t have another go ’round. You have to admit it’s curious.
I finally had an opportunity to talk to my husband about this. He’s got a lot of knowledge.
He feels that America is a fluke. We’ve had it made here for this short amount of time, but if you look throughout history, around the world, life for most has been little but suffering. So of course they want to graduate!
I thought this was interesting. Maybe you agree.