Mercury rules the hands among other things, and Mars rules metal, sharp objects, burns etc. Anyone who has Mercury in aspect to Mars is most likely going to have stuff going on with their hands. For example my hand was so badly burned one time, there was a threat of amputation.
The soldier has shrapnel in his hands and the other day I turned his hand over and saw a prominent black line, like a large dark splinter across the surface of his palm. “What is that? Did you get some sort of splinter?”
“No, that’s shrapnel. It moves around.”
“Jeez,” I said, peering at it closely as it was pushing up against the skin. If definitely looked as if you could take a needle and pick up out like a splinter. “Let’s get it out,” I said. (I have a freedom loving Mars mercury in the 9th)
“Let’s leave it in,” he said (He has Saturn in aspect to his Mars Mercury).
“But it wants out,” I said. The thing was straining up from under his skin. “Let me out of here,” it cries.
“It’s not getting out,” he said.
“Well it’s your body.”
Later he explained he has tried digging the pieces out when they get real close to the skin like this with poor results. Apparently what looks like a clean edge is actually attacked to a large jagged piece and what do you get? Bloody hand (also Mars Mercury). In whatever case, I just think it’s interesting how the astrology is always there…
Any other Mars Mercury folk have hand stories?