Mars Conjunct Mercury Launches A Whore Investigation

I am living proof you can be mistaken as a whore when you don’t even know what a whore is. I would have defended myself vigorously against the charge if I had any idea what a dirty whore was but I didn’t.  Defense (Saturn) was impossible in such confusion (Neptune).

I wound up getting myself home, traveling alone at 11 years old, the whole time thinking I could not wait to get home so I could look up “whore” in the dictionary, or more specifically, “hore”.

I had a freakish time getting home but I made it in 3 days and with my sister’s shells no less.  I gave them to her and then immediately looked in the dictionary to see if I was a whore and just so I could find out what everyone was talking about.

“Whore” was not in my dictionary so I went over to Henry’s to look in his. Henry was an ex-librarian and he had one of those big thick dictionaries that used to sit on a stand in the library back in the old days.

Sure enough his dictionary did have the word, “whore” in it and I read the definition many times but could not understand it. What is, “ill repute” for example? Having grown up in the desert I had no idea.

This left me to ask my sister if I were a whore because when I want to know something I stop at nothing and will query everyone I can. I ran home and found her off dreaming as always. “Am I a whore?” I asked.

“No!”

“No?”

“No!”

“Are you sure?”

“Elsa, yes I am sure you are not a whore. You are not a whore! Now get away from me and don’t ask me stupid questions again.”

I took this to be nearly definitive.

Eventually I grew up and found out what a whore was and have never been mixed up like that again. I have never been a whore though I have nothing against them. In fact, I have known a few and written kindly about them which has gotten me bashed bloody on this blog.

It seems I can’t win but in (my) reality I win every time so I’ve got no complaints.

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Mars Conjunct Mercury Launches A Whore Investigation — 11 Comments

  1. What people do with their sexuality is no one else’s business, so long as all participants are willing and able to give consent.

    Fuck ’em. No pun intended.

  2. Elsa, could you say more about the connection between Mercury/Mars and the whore archetype? Maybe you’ve explained that elsewhere and I missed it during lapses blog reading, but I’m intrigued. How did you discover and/or arrive at the association? I don’t know that it would’ve occurred to me, yet from a very young age, long before I knew what it meant, I, too, had experiences of being mistaken as, accused of being, described as, etc., a whore, or some variation thereof. I’ve always attributed it to my Scorpio Moon–squared by Pluto no less, i.e., a premature abduction of innocence into the underworld. But, I have a Mercury-Mars conjunction also and Mars rules my 8th house, sex again. But Mercury-Mars by itself would never have occurred to me, so please say more, if you will. Mercury/commerce plus Mars/sex?

  3. Doreen – I attribute the mistaken identity to neptune in scorpio on the MC. My thought process when I wrote this was Mars / aggressive pursuit of information Mercury about sex.

    However I have heard of some very interesting things about this conjunction, specifically from CF Perez who wrote about it once (many years ago) on her mailing list. I saved that and if I can find it, I will send it to you.. 🙂

  4. Doreen, I can’t find it. It is not in my files and while I know I posted it on my original blog, the archive is so large I can’t load it to search!

    She also would not remember, she’s a double Gemini and wrote this 8 years ago or so but it is essentially what you are saying about this conjunction. I had never heard anything like it before (or sense) but she was talking about the sex around Mars Mercury (female) being very whipped up and men wanting to basically stamp it out / best it – causing problems for young girls.

  5. Thanks Elsa for the info and feedback. The more I think about it the more sense it makes. Astrology is such a rich language, it never ceases to amaze me. I too have a Neptune connection: Neptune in the 1st squaring my Sun, so there’s that blurring and confusion about identity described in another way.

  6. I’ve been mistaken as a whore twice. I mean actually had men approach me with money. It was mostly a combination of what I was wearing and the area I was in. Hilarious stories both times.

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