Venus On Cancer 4: The Cat And Mouse Degree
Venus is on Cancer 4: A CAT ARGUING WITH A MOUSE
This Symbol can bring up all kinds of ‘he said’ ‘she said’ types of conversations, and some of them can be in our minds and not in actuality. This is a difficult degree, stuck between the Arctic Explorer Leading A Reindeer Through Icy Canyons (Cancer 3) and A Car Wrecked At A Railroad Crossing (Cancer 5).. this is a seriously difficult run of degrees, especially for Venus.
We can feel like we are in some kind of battle, or ‘war’, or, that we’re being targeted or taken advantage of. This was the degree of Princess Diana’s Mercury and she only had to emerge from somewhere and she was chased, hounded and picked on. She also, I imagine, had a lot of voices in her head…
This Symbol often implies arguing, taking on opponents regardless of size and the ability to win, and, sometimes, being unable to let things just be. Along with bullying, this can show bickering, which is time consuming, often immature and useless. What is the central issue around what’s going on and what are the old values that require reassessment? There is an imbalance at work; someone or something is trying to gain unfair advantage against a weaker opponent. There can be a desire to justify to the other what should be done and why. This Symbol can show a selfless advocate for the underdog, someone prepared to protect others or a bully that takes advantage of others or someone who doesn’t know when to stop useless mental monkey chattering.
Turning the tables. David vs. Goliath. Hide and seek games. Being able to persuade others to one’s way of thinking through constant to and fro thinking. Mind games.
The Caution: Time-wasting arguments. Picking on others. Power trips. Feeling victimized and taken advantage of. Beating oneself up. Mental or physical torment. Bickering.