Issues Of War And Peace: The Sun On Cancer 4, 5 and 6
Been feeling it lately? The Sun is currently going over some of the most difficult Symbols in Cancer. If you’ve been feeling this already in the last several days, it could be because Venus has just recently passed over these degrees… many things currently going on in the world can be seen reflected in these degrees, from Brexit in the United Kingdom, to the elections in both the United States and Australia – and beyond…
The Sun is on Cancer 4: A CAT ARGUING WITH A MOUSE – the following is my text from my book The Sabian Oracle: 360 Degrees Of Wisdom –
It’s not the size of the dog in the fight; it’s the size of the fight in the dog. Mark Twain
Kitty heaven is mousy hell. Anon
Commentary: The Symbol of ‘A Cat Arguing With a Mouse’ brings to mind feelings of unfair play all the way to downright bullying. The ‘Cat’ may be planning to eventually eat the ‘Mouse’, but he may also just be throwing it around for his own enjoyment. There is an imbalance at work here. It seems that someone or something is trying to gain unfair advantage against a weaker opponent. How long can someone expect to get away with treating someone as their victim? The situation may feel life threatening, but could turn out to be more of a game. The ‘Cat’ may get bored with the whole thing, or become distracted, if the ‘Mouse’ is lucky!
Oracle: Along with bullying, this Symbol can show bickering, which ultimately is time consuming and often doesn’t lead to anything. Trying to influence another’s thoughts by constantly repeating or going over things is not acceptable, especially if it feels like harassment. If you feel shell-shocked from being “tossed around”, physically or emotionally, there may be a need to retire to somewhere inaccessible while you regain your breath and your confidence. If someone is tormenting you, why don’t you become the “mouse that roared”? Just because you are in a weak or submissive position doesn’t mean you have to sit there and just take it. Grab any opportunity you can to turn the situation to your advantage. However, no matter which side you are on, whether you’re the ‘Cat’ or the ‘Mouse’, there are probably no true “winners” in this predicament. Also, this Symbol can imply a lot of ‘Arguing’ going on inside your own mind, which can lead to feeling dis-empowered. How long can you engage in this game when the outcome is assuredly a useless waste of time and energy? Are you man or mouse?
Keywords: Aggressively and actively taking advantage of situations or people. Hide and go seek games. Aggression vs. innocence. Harassment. Standing up for one’s self. The David and Goliath story. Questioning established power structures. Looking out for one’s best interests. Shock and fear. Cats. Mice. Hiding. Waiting.
The Caution: Time-wasting arguments and bickering. Being aggressive because one can. Picking on those smaller. Fighting dirty. Being patronizing. Power trips. Hiding away to avoid being targeted. Feeling like someone’s prey. Feeling victimized and bullied. Antagonism. Unfair battles. Those who think they know more. Mental, physical or emotional torment. Beating yourself up.
Next, the Sun goes onto Cancer 5: AT A RAILROAD CROSSING, AN AUTOMOBILE IS WRECKED BY A TRAIN –
Even if you’re on the right track, you’ll get run over if you just sit there. Will Rogers
I couldn’t repair your brakes, so I made your horn louder. Bumper Sticker
Commentary: ‘At a Railroad Crossing, an Automobile is Wrecked By a Train’. This image sounds rather ominous, however the only way that an ‘Automobile’ can get ‘Wrecked at a Railroad Crossing’ is if it gets in the path of the ‘Train’. The ‘Car’ in this Symbol represents the free will of the individual, having the ability to go in the direction the driver chooses, and the ‘Train’ represents a carriage for many people, the collective. The ‘Train’ can only go on its tracks; it has no ability to maneuver tricky situations or to change direction quickly.
Oracle: Although this Symbol sounds worse that it often really is, there is a need for caution. The individual’s ideas or actions will not easily survive in a collision with the more powerful collective, especially if they are reckless or not carefully thought through. Even with the best of intentions, this may not be a good time to be insisting bravely that you or your needs be considered. The collective has so much momentum; it will not stop its course to think about what’s happening to a single individual. If someone pits themselves and their energies against a group or society, there is a good chance that they will lose, at least in some way. Be careful how much you take on in this situation. This Symbol was prevalent in the life and death of Princess Diana. She was endeavoring to “outrun” the media on the night of her tragic accident. It seems sure that she was fed-up with compromising herself with the needs of the media, her driver speeding in an attempt to outrun them. One can only speed for so long in life before one becomes an accident victim or some other kind of statistic. If you examine what risks are being taken in your situation you may realize the need to slow down or drop the need to “win” or “outrun”. Done carefully however, you can indeed challenge the “big guys”, winning and coming out on top.
Keywords: Not looking to the consequences of actions. Recklessly going for an objective. Not considering the ramifications. Lots of people causing problems with scheduling. Having the guts to go against society. Cars, trains. Individual rights. Rebelling. Crossroads. The need for good timing.
The Caution: Recklessness. Sacrificing individuals for larger gains. Working until one drops. Not looking left or right for possible trouble. Going in the wrong direction. Working at cross-purposes. Not nourishing one’s self. Putting the desire for gain before one’s more basic personal needs. Valuing possessions before people. Talking so no one gets a word in. Going off the rails. Upsetting or obstructing others. Wreckage. Emotional panic. Spinning out of control.
Next, the Sun will pass over Cancer 6: IN SPRING GAME BIRDS ARE FEATHERING THEIR NESTS
If you have built castles in the air, your work need not be lost; that is where they should be. Now put the foundations under them. Henry David Thoreau
Some people are making such thorough plans for rainy days that they aren’t enjoying today’s sunshine. William Feather
Commentary: The ‘Game Birds’ in this Symbol can picture the desire for security in the midst of a rather unstable situation. ‘Birds Feather Their Nests’ in readiness for a new life and new beginnings. These are ‘Game Birds’, which can symbolize an unknown future, danger or threat in the environment. Even though there is an optimistic feeling about the future and the prospect of a new life beginning, there is the danger of being expendable in some way.
Oracle: In your situation, endeavor to feel comfortable and right at home, however, remember that security may only be temporary. Be careful not to become too complacent, but ensure that you aren’t frightened at any sudden surprises or moves. You may have to relinquish what you’ve built up or worked for and have to move on at some stage. If you are entirely safe and stable in this situation, you will most probably be able to build a bigger and better ‘Nest’ as time goes by. From another perspective, this can symbolize situations where the “parents” need to nurture and protect the “kids”. This may be in personal relationships or even a business situation. Also be careful that someone is not trying to kick you, or somebody else, out of a space that should rightfully be yours. Invasions from other ‘Birds’ can lead to one’s home being endangered, if not completely taken over by strangers. As human beings we have distanced ourselves from the “eat or be-eaten” world of nature. However, we have created other dangers for ourselves and hence the need for different strategies and survival techniques. Where can you find a place of security? This Symbol can remind us that we may be able to do things in comfort and apparent safety, however, if others are controlling our environment there are still concerns that may have to be dealt with.
Keywords: Instinctive dedication. Laying the groundwork for those to come. Creating a base to feel safe. Nurturing. Endangered habitat. Raising money. Making yourself or someone else comfortable. Interior decoration. Preparation. Home building. Landlords and tenants. Noisy or nosy neighbors. Renting vs. owning. Watching for danger. The nesting instinct. Renovations. Babies’ rooms. Working to pay the mortgage or rent.
The Caution: Being unnecessarily afraid to venture out on “one’s own”. Taking over other people’s territory. Feeling unwanted. Danger. Fussing over small details. Over-preparation. Not knowing how long one can hold out in a situation. Being vulnerable to change. Being at the mercy of others. Endles