A deserter from the navy
This universal idea is best expressed through planets in
3rd degree of Aquarius (2° - 3°)
REFUSAL TO ACCEPT THE UNACCEPTABLE
Certain of society's constraints and requirements are simply inappropriate for us and we cannot, and must not, comply
Whatever can endure on the inner planes withstands all that comes. This ability to face life head-on, and meet all things without buckling under, is earned not gifted. It inevitably requires that the individual must go against society and its norms and rules in order to find their own unique true path.
A DESERTER FROM THE NAVY
A deserter from the navy
Unless we create our own loyalties, the future appears shallow and pointless
This is a statement of human independence carried to a point of extreme rebellion against things as they are, whenever our life circumstances are simply unacceptable. Where tyranny rules, then defiance is the action of a hero, which requires the psychological condition known as death or glory.
For the sake of an immediate liberation of the spirit, we will disregard of all the consequences of authority’s displeasure and social disapproval. Freedom is a primary quality, and equates to the life-force; it is the enactment of Spirit, and will not be held in place for long.
The soul’s demand for a fully rewarding expression of individuality cannot be ignored without serious personal consequences. Anything we are forced to do that betrays the soul will attract unpleasantness and eventually suffering.
It takes genuine psychological courage to bring about an appropriate repudiation of all meaningless loyalties. This usually calls upon a combination of very clear thinking and certainty of purpose, together with strong resolve and willingness to make sacrifices.
And yet it is an imperative because, except as we create our own allegiances, destiny holds no depth of meaning, is shallow and feels pointless. We can thus infer the central importance of ‘daring to defy’, since its absence guarantees such mediocrity.
It is made clear that any late acceptance of full and personal responsibility for life is better than none at all. Perhaps we should not have signed up in the first place, but better a late correction than no correction. We began life as children powerless to protest against injustice, which excuses our earlier inability to act – but as adults that is no longer the case, and we must now act. That said, a deserter from the navy could also indicate a person whose complete inability, to follow the rules of the game, is neurotic and indicative of immaturity.
So hero or villain then? It is in the end for us to decide for ourselves.