Venus On Cancer 24: The Relationship Triangle Degree

Venus is on Cancer 24: A WOMAN AND TWO MEN (OR A MAN AND TWO WOMEN) CAST AWAY ON A SMALL ISLAND

Two Woman And A Man Relationship TrianglesThis is the archetypal ‘relationship triangle’ degree, although, of course, and as always, it does not have to be about that at all…. but then, there are all kinds of relationship triangles and they are sometimes not so very obvious… btw, this graphic – some of us don’t even have a cat. :)

Of course, this Symbol can read: A Man And Two Women… 

This Symbol implies that people seem to be locked into some situation, environment or relationship that defies the ordinary definitions of relationships. There could be too many people, as in relationship triangles, or there could just be too many people to take into consideration as sometimes happens when a child intrudes too much into a relationship between adults. You may find that it is difficult to choose what you want as others may have something different to say. Your wants seem to vacillate from one extreme to the other. Perhaps there is a need to get away from those trying to confuse you with conflicting views, although this may sometimes be impossible.

Feelings of being fenced in, too little room to move. Lack of privacy. Affairs. Isolation. Rivalry. Polygamy. Claustrophobia. The struggle to be noticed. Love affairs.

The Caution: Not seeing the whole picture. Fighting over ‘territory’. Having too many people to consider. The specter of ‘someone else’. Jealousy. Infidelity. Unacceptable relationships.

[Oh god, how I love how the Sabian Symbols work – I found this graphic on the net, just randomly and it fit beautifully…. it has the number 160 on it, so I looked up what Sabian Symbol is 160 in my book… Virgo 10: Two Heads Looking Out And Beyond The Shadows… that is *entirely apt* for this Cancer 24 relationship triangle degree… it’s about not being able to choose, or having too many people in a situation, it can be about having pets that don’t get along – there are many ways this can manifest… it can be about having a mother-in-law who meddles.. etc. etc… and Two Heads Looking Out is perfect, just perfect… these Sabian Symbols are extraordinary… mind boggling.]

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The Weird And Whacky World Of Gemini At The Moment: The Sun, Mercury And Mars Hamming It Up

The Sabian Symbol for the Sun is Gemini 9: A MEDIEVAL ARCHER STANDS WITH THE EASE OF ONE WHOLLY SURE OF HIMSELF, BOW IN HAND, HIS QUIVER FILLED WITH ARROWS

ArcherSo, the Sun is asking that we have an aim that is sure and true – are we following through on that aim? Staring down that arrow towards the bull’s eye we want to hit? It’s a bit difficult at the moment with Mercury retrograde…

Here’s a pic of a woman with her bow and arrow… maybe we need to strip bare and admit things to ourselves… maybe we need to change our focus… for some, perhaps there’s a need to realign ourselves with our intended outcomes… possibilities, rewards, etc.

This Symbol implies the ability of being able to take aim at something and achieving a bull’s eye, straight at the target. You need to be sure of what you want, to make sure your aim is true, arm yourself and then go after what you want. Your situation is one that requires skill, focus and knowledge of local conditions. There is no need to just rush forward hoping for the best, as this will only leave you feeling inadequate when you do find something. Compose yourself for a moment and realize that you have the ammunition and the sure marksmanship before taking aim and committing yourself.

Make a strategy. Hit the target. Being armed and ready. Getting to the point. Accuracy and strength. Sending a message true and clear. Skills and confidence. Warriors

The Caution: Going into battle unprepared. Overconfidence in a mission. Coming from a position of attack. Being trigger-happy. The thug. Being cocky, pushy and threatening.

So, Mercury retrograde is on Gemini 10: AN AIRPLANE DIVES TOWARD THE EARTH AS THOUGH FALLING

This situation implies an ability to be able to play with and defy gravity while maintaining a A Plane Performing A Nosedivesense of being in control and able to pull out of difficult situations. Your situation may seem to be heading for disaster, but perhaps you can still be in control, and, at the right moment, you’ll be able to pull out of the nosedive and save the day. The question is: do you really always have an adequate grip on the controls? Are you, or is someone else, actively working against people’s best interests? Imagine yourself regaining control, physical, mentally, emotional or spiritually and pull yourself out of the nose dive and you’ll become stronger and will enjoy the experience at the same time.

Plunging into experiences without thought of ramifications. If you become conscious you may be protected (and saved) at the last moment. Daredevil stunts. Depression.

The Caution: Refusing help even though disaster is imminent. Free falls, defying gravity and the consequences. Shakeups. Neglect of physical realities. Crashing and burning.

It doesn’t sound like that ‘Arrow’ of Gemini 9 has much straight and true trajectory at the moment. How can we aim straight and true when Mercury, the ruler of Gemini, is retrograde and going into a nose dive?

Mars is probably pushing us further, having been over these degrees in the last week or so. Mars is on Gemini 13: WORLD FAMOUS PIANIST GIVING A CONCERT PERFORMANCE

PianistThis Symbol speaks of the need to be able to show one’s talents, skills or unique abilities to others, whether it’s in a ‘Performance’, or through just being oneself. In the situation facing you, it is not always enough to know that you are highly skilled, or have others say how wonderful you are, the proof is in expressing those skills in the real world and creating something as a result. The ‘Performance’ should spring from a love of what one is doing, whether it is music, performing, speaking or some other form of expression. True rewards come from being well rehearsed and prepared to share your talent with others as well as acknowledging and sharing the talents of others.

Smugness versus talent. A validation of social standing. Hands-on creativity. Singing. Music. Playing out front or in the band. Having an adoring public. Repertoires.

The Caution: Relying on past success. Not putting in day to day practice. The need for applause and acclaim to validate one’s existence. Inflated egos demanding attention.

The message of Mars could be – can’t they see how talented I, we, you are? Won’t they validate my artistic abilities, my beauty, my ability to stick with something long enough to perfect it as much as I have? (I am speaking in the first person because, let’s face it, Mars can be like that – where is the ‘I’ in your picture?)…

 

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Venus On Cancer 22: A Woman Waiting For A Sailboat

Venus is on Cancer 22: A YOUNG WOMAN AWAITING A SAILBOAT

Sometimes we wait and wait and wait and we stand on the dock – we see a sail. Is that it?! No, it goes past.. is that it? No, another false flag, false alarm… still, we wait. Perhaps later, perhaps when Mercury goes direct, perhaps when the Sun goes into some sign or another, perhaps when I’m not here, not now, not this age, not in this mind frame. Perhaps if I just keep waiting and waiting and waiting.

Does this sound familiar? It is where Venus is now. A Woman Awaiting A Sailboat

This Symbol shows someone who feels that there is a strong sense that the ideal will come if one just waits long enough. The waiting can lead to a pleasurable expectation, but it’s important not to become dependent on unreliable expectations. If you are constantly looking out, then you are not giving enough time to looking back or inward at the things you already possess or have ready access to. How long are you prepared to wait on the dock for your ship to come in? Has it already come in but you’ve not even noticed?

Waiting for something to arrive. Escapist fantasies that waste time. Travel and the longing for escape. Nervous anticipation. Expectant waiting. Time and tides. Boats.

The Caution: Longing for fulfillment that may never come. Hoping that things will one day ‘happen’. Missing opportunities through emotional inaction. Rocking someone’s boat.

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Mercury And Mars Stirring Things Up In Gemini

Mars is on Gemini 12: A BLACK SLAVE-GIRL DEMANDS HER RIGHTS OF HER MISTRESS

Mad as hell 2[I don’t often put the word ‘black’ in that Symbol as it might cause a sense of disrespect… however, for my mind, it means so much more than the racial connotations – it stands for the underprivileged or suppressed to my way of thinking… thought to explain that.]

So, are you feeling a bit down-trodden? Like you deserve better? More? Like you missed your seat on the ‘gravy-train’… feeling a pinch of worry that you don’t own property, don’t have enough in the bank, don’t get the care or respect or seat at the table you deserve? Feel that you work really hard with little reward? That is largely what this degree is about.

Mercury (retrograde) was on this degree the last few days and now Mars – so, for some, the thought of being treated badly, disrespected, being left out of the discourse, perhaps, about important things, feeling cast aside, unimportant, unheard, manipulated, bullied even, can come to the surface and these thoughts and emotions can erupt. It can also, of course, denote how many people are upset, uneasy, fed-up, etc, about the way that others are treated… especially by over-fed, white, pasty, spoilt and often sociopathic elements of society.

This Symbol shows the need to be given respect and taken seriously. At times you’ll find that you can’t put up with the way you’re treated, the pressure builds up and suddenly, and probably from out of nowhere, a torrent of emotion comes out. If you’re being spoken badly to or treated with little respect, make a stand – don’t put up with it. It’s tiring to be treated like a ‘Slave’ or dutiful underling. Everyone should have equal rights. Spread your wings of freedom and seek to improve things by being frank and honest. You may win, but you can never truly lose if you act with integrity and honesty.

Rising above conditioning and limitations. Standing up for one’s self. Demanding better treatment. Not being afraid to demand better conditions. Equal rights and discrimination.

The Caution: Feeling hard done by and deserving better. Blaming others for situations. Bucking authority. Demanding to be recognized or noticed. Throwing tantrums.

Meanwhile, Mercury, retrograde, is still on Gemini 11: NEWLY OPENED LANDS OFFER THE PIONEER NEW OPPORTUNITIES FOR EXPERIENCE

This Symbol shows that there’s a need to break away from old familiar ground and move outNewly Opened Lands Pioneer into unknown territory. Fear is the greatest barrier to moving forward, but the familiar must be left behind for new possibilities. Taking opportunities to move on to new realms of being can lead to a whole new experience or indeed a whole new life. You have to be prepared to leave the old behind and to step out into new experiences with an open heart and an open mind. You could be starting from scratch with little to support you, but you could find depths of experience you never thought possible.
Pioneering attitudes bring their own rewards. Going off the beaten track. Coming up with new ideas. New spiritual realizations opening vistas of experience. Adjusting to new places.

The Caution: Clinging to the old and familiar. Restricting growth and change. Not taking new opportunities or moving on. Claiming what’s rightfully someone else’s. Running off.

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The Moon’s North Node On Libra 9: Three Old Masters In An Art Gallery

The Moon’s north node is on Libra 9: THREE OLD MASTERS HANGING IN A SPECIAL ROOM IN AN ART GALLERY, SOMETIMES THEY SEEM TO SPEAK TO EACH OTHER

Three Old Masters Hanging In An Art GalleryI love this degree – it is the degree of Marc Edmund Jones’ Sun (MEJ was the genius behind the Sabian Symbols – Elsie Wheeler was the seer, MEJ was the one who dreamed up ‘the experiment’). So, it is ME Jones’ Sun and he brought forward the Sabian Symbols. It is my Midheaven… I so see this degree reflected in the Sabian Symbols… and, my contribution to the Symbols has been to see how the degrees before and after each Symbol ‘work together’… I see that the Symbols ‘speak to each other’ – they speak to me. They speak to me through symbolism, which is a kind of art.

What is your art? What are you bringing forth in the way of art? There are many ways to make art – we all do it in our own way.

This Symbol can show the idea of the lonely artist who takes refuge in their art… the Karmic Condition of this degree is Libra 8: A Blazing Fireplace In A Deserted Home... of course not always, but often, the artist finds themselves alone with their art, alone with their impressions and ideas, wants and desires. Sometimes, their art can take them away from family, from their usual homelife – sometimes, their art can have them focusing on their objectives to the point of personal sacrifice. They have to find that ‘blazing fireplace’ somewhere deep within their souls, within their art. Sometimes, not always of course, art can have those who practice it not making enough money to easily survive… the blazing fireplace can stand mute without the fuel…

This Symbol speaks of beauty, art and wisdom. An ‘Art Gallery’ brings treasures from our culture, our world and the world around us. Time often doesn’t seem to exist in this realm – all is timeless. This Symbol can show speaking to others about abstract concepts, art and culture, often on a higher level. Quiet contemplation of art, especially if people aren’t around to distract, can bring rewards on many levels. Everyday chatter that doesn’t go deep or explore life’s beauties can be useless and mundane but communicating on a deeper, more creative and spiritual level brings interesting insights and answers.

Truth in images. Intuitive vision. Reverence for art and form. Images bringing messages. Art collections. Photographs. The art of placement. Clairvoyant messages. Portraits.

The Caution: Undue reliance on old values. Importance placed on appearance instead of substance. Art’s rarefied atmosphere that excludes others as unworthy or uneducated.

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Mercury Retro And Mars On Gemini 11: Newly Open Lands – The Pioneering Degree

Mercury, which is retrograde, and Mars, are meeting up on Gemini 11. This can bring about a big impetus to push forward, to argue, to have one’s influence, thoughts or ideas felt, or to push through barriers. The Sabian Symbol is a fabulous one, although it can bring up issues that need to be dealt with… especially as Mercury and Mars are together on the same degree (and Mercury is retrograde).

Newly Opened Lands PioneerIt helps to remember that Mercury and Mars are squaring Neptune on Pisces 10: An Aviator In The Clouds – is what you plan to do, what you want to do, what you dream of doing, based on reality? Solidly grounded or flights of fancy? Whatever, the doors of perception can swing open now, even if you are not quite ready yet to actually be taking off. This could be more about dreaming and planning than doing – but there is a world of possibility out there, so who knows?

Mercury and Mars are getting together on Gemini 11: NEWLY OPENED LANDS OFFER THE PIONEER NEW OPPORTUNITIES FOR EXPERIENCE

This Symbol shows that there’s a need to break away from old familiar ground and move out into unknown territory. Fear is often the greatest barrier to moving forward, but sometimes the familiar must be left behind for new possibilities. Taking opportunities to move on to new realms of being can lead to a whole new experiences or indeed a whole new life. You have to be prepared to leave the old behind and to step out into new experiences with an open heartThe Harold Warp Pioneer Village Mindenand an open mind. You could be starting from scratch with little to support you, but you could find depths of experience you never thought possible.

Pioneering attitudes bringing their own rewards. Going off the beaten track. Coming up with new ideas. New spiritual realizations opening vistas of experience. Adjusting to new places.

The Caution: Clinging to the old and familiar. Restricting growth and change. Not taking new opportunities or moving on. Claiming what’s rightfully someone else’s. Running off.

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The Sun On The Radical Magazine With A Sensational Front Page Degree: Gemini 5

The Sun is on Gemini 5: A RADICAL MAGAZINE OR PUBLICATION, ASKING FOR ACTION, DISPLAYS A SENSATIONAL FRONT PAGE

Radical MagazineWhat do you feel you should be saying? Reading? Allowing into your consciousness? Into your everyday life? What is the real ‘news’? What is news to you? What do you sense in the air that needs changing?

Remembering that Mercury is retrograde, conjunct Mars and both are squaring Neptune, we have to be careful about the messages we send out, the messages we receive, etc, etc.

This Symbol speaks of calling for and being motivated for change. Revolution and revolutionaries come in all shapes and sizes; some instigate major changes in society, others are more into bucking the system and creating mini reforms in their own back yards. Although you may not be absolutely sure which direction to take, you are broadcasting and listening to messages around you. Look further within for the change in direction you need. Dramatizing one’s situation can lead to overreaction, but doing nothing can lead to inertia and things staying exactly the same.

The need for reform. Challenging outlooks. Breaking constraints. Messages and news that awakens. Social or emotional causes. Printing presses. Publishing. Big announcements.

The Caution: Being argumentative, noisy, disruptive. Demanding change. Selfish agendas. Misinformation and disinformation. Old and outworn news.

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Mercury Retro Meets Mars And They Are An Explosive Mix Squaring Neptune…

How interesting the vote for gay marriage in Ireland – and so many other things – with Mercury retrograde now on Gemini 12: A BLACK SLAVE-GIRL DEMANDS HER RIGHTS OF HER MISTRESS

Black Slave Girl Demands Her Rights Of Her Mistress[I don’t often put the word ‘black’ in that Symbol as it might cause a sense of disrespect… however, for my mind, it means so much more than the racial connotations – it stands for the underprivileged or suppressed to my way of thinking… thought to explain that.]

So, are you feeling a bit down-trodden? Like you deserve better? More? Like you missed your seat on the ‘gravy-train’… feeling a pinch of worry that you don’t own property, don’t have enough in the bank, don’t get the care or respect or seat at the table you deserve? Feel that you work really hard with little reward? That is largely what this degree is about.

This Symbol shows the need to be given respect and taken seriously. At times you’ll find that you can’t put up with the way you’re treated, the pressure builds up and suddenly, and probably from out of nowhere, a torrent of emotion comes out. If you’re being spoken badly to or treated with little respect, make a stand – don’t put up with it. It’s tiring to be treated like a ‘Slave’ or dutiful underling. Everyone should have equal rights. Spread your wings of freedom and seek to improve things by being frank and honest. You may win, but you can never truly lose if you act with integrity and honesty.

Rising above conditioning and limitations. Standing up for one’s self. Demanding better treatment. Not being afraid to demand better conditions. Equal rights and discrimination.

The Caution: Feeling hard done by and deserving better. Blaming others for situations. Bucking authority. Demanding to be recognized or noticed. Throwing tantrums.

Further to this, Mars is on Gemini 10: AN AIRPLANE DIVES TOWARD THE EARTH AS THOUGH FALLING – and Mercury and Mars are meeting up in the next few days. There could be some explosive realisations or events and we might find that a lot of them come from our pent-up emotions and realisations… it’s an interesting time…

This situation implies an ability to be able to play with and defy gravity while maintaining a sense of being in control and able to pull out of difficult situations. Your situation may seem to be heading for disaster, but perhaps you can still be in control, and, at the right moment, you’ll be able to pull out of the nosedive and save the day. The question is: do you really always have an adequate grip on the controls? Are you, or is someone else, actively working against people’s best interests? Imagine yourself regaining control, physical, mentally, emotional or spiritually and pull yourself out of the nose dive and you’ll become stronger and will enjoy the experience at the same time.

Plunging into experiences without thought of ramifications. If you become conscious you may be protected (and saved) at the last moment. Daredevil stunts. Depression.

The Caution: Refusing help even though disaster is imminent. Free falls, defying gravity and the consequences. Shakeups. Neglect of physical realities. Crashing and burning.

It’s an interesting time especially as Mars is exactly square Neptune today… Neptune is in Pisces on Pisces 10: AN AVIATOR IN THE CLOUDS

and how extraordinary that Gemini 10 is A Plane Performing A Nose Dive and Pisces 10 is An Aviator In The Clouds (remembering that Elsie Wheeler gave birth to these Symbols in 1925 in a double-blind experiment – she did not know what sign or degree she was assigning the phrases to… amazing… beyond belief amazing)

This Symbol shows the ability, or the need, to be able to stay on one’s course while not allowing distractions or difficult or confusing issues to deter you from getting to your destination. There will be times in your life that you need to rise above and transcend the more nitty-gritty realities of earthly existence and its difficulties, just be aware that you may not be seeing the complete picture very clearly sometimes. If you take special notice, you may be able to see through illusions, seeing past the surface appearances to things that others miss. You may be able to rely on your creative or intellectual skills to take you above and beyond those things that others have to deal with. You may just be evading the real truth.

Sailing through difficulties. The need for accurate navigation. Being in charge of the controls. Seeking higher truths. Mastery. Flight. Navigation. Maps. Compasses. Pilots.

The Caution: Escaping responsibilities. Isolating oneself. Drugs and alcohol abuse. Avoiding reality. Unearthed. Unrealistic expectations. Missing the point. Evasive.

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