Astrology and Children: Mars In Scorpio @ 8 Years Old

Last night I was putting my son to bed. I’ve mentioned before he’s a rich kid in a poor family and he’s got a lot of stuff, none of it appealing. I’m just not interested in Transformers and the electronic stuff he takes apart. I’m not interested in “stuff” in general but I am especially not interested in Sci Fi, Legos and toys, action figures with guts leaking out or heads that blow apart.

In other words his room is a wasteland where I’m concerned. I, his mother am a pretty much foreign object in his room. But I go in there every night and put him to bed and last night he said, “I know your weakness, Mom” as he popped out of bed.

I had no idea what he was talking about until he handed me his little brown bunny. It’s a stuffed toy that’s sort of beat up, just the right size and weight. In other words, the bunny appeals to me and when he handed it to me, I had no choice but to hug it. “Yeah, I do like this thing.” I said. “This is my favorite toy you have.”

“I know that mom,” he said, obviously pleased with himself. “And you can take that in your room if you want. You can borrow it for tonight,” he said making sure I understood this was a loan not a giveaway.

I laughed. “Okay, thanks. That’s generous of you,” I said and for Taurus, it is. Because after all, this is his STUFF and he’s letting go of it. But what killed me is the Scorpio. Damned kid has probed and knows my weakness. Not only that, he’s right. The only thing in his entire room that appeals to me and he knows it.

Are you effective like this? Where’s your Mars?

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Astrology and Children: Mars In Scorpio @ 8 Years Old — 7 Comments

  1. I’m perplexed by this post. It both makes me want to go “AW!” and yet laugh uproariously. 😀 I guess I’ll just feel all warm-n-fuzzy instead.

    I like to think I’m effective in this way, but I’m probably not (Libra Mars). My fiance (Scorpio Mars) is much better at it than I, which is what makes me think that I’m probably not as good at it as I could be.

  2. I’m glad you enjoyed your glimpse into life as a Scorpio. Kudos to you for being willing to admit to your son that his observations were correct. Growing up I struggled a lot because what I observed didn’t match what people said was going on. Its taken a lot of unlearning to learn to trust myself again. That said, I’m much better at it than I usually am willing to admit.

  3. mine is in scorpio, too.

    i have x-ray vision, muahah!

    but seriously though, i have pluto in scorpio and an 8th house stellium.

    i know weaknesses, i sniff it out in others and i guess i use it to my advantage.

    that sounds evil, doesn’t it?

  4. Another Mars in Scorpio + conjunct Mercury. Like Marc, I could pick up on all the undercurrents growing up. And again, I keep a LOT of information to myself . . . 🙂

  5. I’ve never had a problem if a Scorpio has spotted my weakness or used it to ther advantage, but I am terribly offended if it is blatant. I recently ended a friendship with a person who liked to throw in ‘Oh yeah, I already knew that’ if I revealed a personal issue. It made me retreat so much I eventually ducked out. I believe in allowing people their privacy, and I am sure I am not the only one…
    I believe in allowing people to have their moment. It pays to be subtle.

  6. Mars in scorpio conjoined Pluto in the 10th. I don’t consider them “weaknesses” but I definitely know what buttons to push to get the results I want in certain people. Manipulative yes, but on the flip side I know how to please people too. Careful listening and watching comes in handy.

  7. Kashmiri,

    I’ve done that to friends before, but no one’s ever told me that it made them uncomfortable. I usually say something like, “I noticed you had a problem with that” or “I thought that might be an issue.”
    Was this the only thing your “friend” did that bothered you? And why did it rub you the wrong way? I always thought I was commisserating, not intruding on someone!

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