Mercury On Cancer 5: A Car Races With A Train

 In Lunar Stories by Lynda Hill

Mercury is today on a rather difficult degree – Cancer 5: AT A RAILROAD CROSSING, A Train CrossingCAR RACES WITH A TRAIN- this is the degree of Israel’s Venus, which should speak for itself. I have changed this Symbol a little as it can sound a little too alarming… it usually speaks of a ‘Train Wreck’… but I prefer to see it as the individual pitting itself against society, or against others perhaps. BTW, this was the Quest degree of Princess Diana’s Venus and it is the Moon degree of Prince William (!) – of course, the Moon degree maps (in amongst other things) the mother – and Prince William’s mother died in a car wreck – she was running against society…. terrible outcome.

This Symbol implies the desire, or the ability, to compete with or take on society as if life were a race or something to be conquered in some way. The ‘Car’ is a vehicle for the individual and the ‘Train’ a vehicle for the masses. There is often a need for caution as the individual will not always survive in a collision with the more powerful collective. It probably won’t always work to be insisting bravely that your individual needs should be considered. The collective has too much momentum. If someone pits themselves and their energies continually against society, sooner or later they are likely to lose.

Not looking to the consequences of one’s actions. Running against the grain of others. Cars, trains. Individual rights. Rebelling. Split second timing. Taking one’s chances.

The Caution: Recklessness. Being prepared to sacrifice others. Working until one drops. Not knowing when to stop. Emotional panic. Spinning out of control. Going off the rails.

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