Thanks for those comments, Jerry.Hi Raven,I agree with you that your kin may be acting out something left incomplete from past lives.
Master/apprentice,servant themes perhaps in monastic life,prisons,hospitals and life at sea.
For some reason Brittens Opera 'Peter Grimes' came up.
The opposition in Virgo I agree is a very sensitive point.
I call this the 'Double Terminal'.(Crystalline.)
I do not feel these relationships are inescapable.The current transits may be the ideal opportunity to break out of these old patterns.
I can see that there is a purpose to this man and my son being `locked' in a kind of battle, and at this particular time in history. I feel that they have carried this `issue' for many lifetimes, and it has remained unresolved.
As it turns out, I am also a fundamental link in the chain. My son and I have his natal Jupiter (part of his Yod) sextile my natal Mercury (pretty much unaspected, and the karmic core of a lot of hereditary beliefs - limitations - through my female line) currenly both inconjunct tr Pluto in Capricorn......... so forming a temporary Yod. There are big things happening/changing as a result of me being now able to access - and release - these beliefs (good ol' Pluto ). As I release, my son is also liberated, and he ultimately will no longer carry (at an unconscious level) the wounded beliefs of around 7 generations through my female line. This then will render him no longer a `target'. It is already beginning to work, and if I hadn't seen this in action, I would never have believed it!! The recent New Moon in Virgo catapulted this healing journey into another level altogether.
Yods - even temporary ones - are tough burdens to carry, but the potential for growth/change is enormous. The key is to hang in there, and do not be tempted into taking an easy way out.
EDIT: And Jerry, I would be interested in why Peter Grimes came up for you. There are a few parallels in the current situation, but I'm thinking that the master-apprentice relationship may be what the current situation is about.... and certainly any past-life r/ship these 2 men have is seeded in this kind of relationship - this is what I feel, anyway. The grandfather wants respect - doesn't get it (from anyone) - and is actually very jealous (enraged, actually) by how easily the father relates to his child - something the g/father still has difficulty in achieving with his own children. So he demands respect, and bullies others.