Do you struggle to control your impulses? It’s pretty common to see a person shoot themselves in the foot. There are so many ways to do this!
You may shoot at the wrong time, or shoot at the wrong person.
You can two both these things, simultaneously.
There are people who do this, habitually, throughout there entire lives. Mars is involved, of course. A person can have a hair trigger. In other cases, it’s more of a Piscean thing. A person’s arrow is misguided or their anger misplaced.
However it happens, I’ve noticed that people who do this rarely apologize. They choose (consciously or otherwise) to live with consequences, even when the consequences are crippling. There get all righteous about whatever it is they’ve done. You can’t reason with them, not that anyone is going to try anyway. The person may not wish to be lonely, but this is often the result, over time.
Some people do catch on. I work with people like this pretty frequently. All the sudden they see it – cause and affect. When this happens, provided a person wants to change; they have to learn new skills.
The upside is, this is a fixable problem. You, yourself, are in control.
People don’t want to discipline their impulses but if you can learn to do this, it makes an enormous difference over the course of a lifetime. Do you shoot first, think second?
Here’s Taj Mahal singing Mississippi John Hurt’s, “Frankie & Johnnie”. Listen to it and ask yourself how many times you’ve pulled a Frankie.
This is a Mars thing, but it’s also a “pride” thing. With the Sun in Leo conjunct Mars today, I thought this might be a good time for this.
Have you ever mowed someone down in error? Have you ever gone back and make it right?