Let's take a closer look at each of these.
- REPRESSED HOSTILITY, ANGER OR RAGE
If you aren't expressing your own emotions, someone will come right over and do it for you. Or do it to you, I should say.
Some of the "nicest" and "sweetest" people in the world are involved in collisions for this very reason. If they weren't so nice or so sweet, they might have been safer.
There are many socially acceptable ways to get out the aggressions we all feel (yes, even the nice and sweet ones). Frustration is the price we pay for our hard-won civilized behavior. Frustration has to have some healthy outlet.
Some healthy outlets are working out, formal competitions -- such as sales figures, foot races and beating last month's records -- athletics, strenuous yard work, strenuous housework, cleanup, reconstruction or remodeling projects, private journaling, confiding in a friend and Yoga or meditation.
Please do one of these things to keep yourself safe. If you have any questions about other suitable outlets, email me.
- VICTIM MENTALITY
People with victim mentalities are accidents waiting to happen. Why is it the same people are robbed twice, rear ended twice, even raped twice?
Here are some ways to get out of the victim position. Go on a victim-free diet for three months. Do not read about, listen to stories about, watch movies or television shows, sympathize with or even think about any people or animals who are victims.
If someone tries to tell you a victim story, tell them you just remembered you have to be somewhere to see a man about a horse!
If you're volunteering at the animal shelter or working in a field that interacts strongly with other victims, such as social welfare, nursing or recovery and rehabilitation programs, please consider that this may not be the career for you. Some can work in these fields and remain accident free because they don't participate in victim mentality. If you've had an accident, this counts you out. Don't worry, someone will walk in the front door just as your leaving out the back.
Many people who are attracted to these fields have had histories of neglect in their own childhoods and are working out issues of victimization. We want to heal these issues. We want you to create a safe and comfortable aura around yourself. Then the projective driver will past right by.
- TRYING TO DO MORE THAN ONE THING AT A TIME (MULTITASKING)
Have you ever tried to rub your head with one hand and pat your stomach with the other? A recent article on MSN Internet revealed that people eat, smoke, read, shave, apply makeup and have sex while driving.
Multitasking is becoming a way of life for some people and these are some of the most likely people, unfortunately, I'll peg for accidents in the years ahead. Multitasking is wonderful if you're sitting at a computer and it's a lifesaver if you're stuck at home bored but if you're sitting at the wheel of a $30,000 lethal weapon, no!
Where driving is concerned -- and hear me on this, where life is concerned -- more is not better. Faster is not better. When you alter your driving, it will change the rest of your life, too.
- BEING RUSHED AND IN A HURRY
Being rushed and in a hurry already has us out of sync… with ourselves. When we are out of sync with ourselves, we are out of touch with good timing in all matters.
Timing is a very important feature of spiritual life. You can tell how far you're coming toward wholeness by how appropriate your sense of timing is.
We know a few old sages who don't own watches or clocks. They wake up naturally and arrive on time effortlessly. Their inner timing is perfected. Meditation can help.
If you find yourself rushing, at least watch the self-talk. Many people who "run late" accompany this habit with a state of mind involving "Why do you do this? When are you going to learn? It's so rude to be late! You are so inconsiderate! Why did you have to make that last phone call? Can't you ever just be on time? …" Stop the chatter. If you're late, you're late. Get there alive.
If being late is a chronic condition for you, I have some articles of great interest to you on my website.
- OVEREXTENDED LIFESTYLE
We are holistic beings in spite of ourselves. We are absolutely consistent in our behavior across the full range of our activities. If you doubt this, take some time to observe others first, because it's easier, and then yourself.
If someone eats fast and unconsciously, they also drive fast and unconsciously. And their sex is that way too!
What this principle of consistency means if that you can't be overextended in one area of your life and not in another. Borrowing Peter to pay Paul, living on money you haven't earned or living beyond your means will also be reflected in the way you drive.
- TALKING ON THE CELL PHONE
Talking on the cell phone is a function of the lower or rational mind. Driving on the freeway, as we know from earlier in the article, is a function of the higher or indifferent mind.
Just as it is impossible to be two places at one time, it is impossible to be in both of these minds at the same time. The reason we teach people to meditate is that as soon as they reach the higher mind, the lower mind must vacate. This is called "stilling the mind". When we are in the higher mind, the lower mind must vacate. These two minds are mutually exclusive.
Conversely, when we are in the lower mind, the higher mind must vacate. Talking on the cell phone uses the lower mind. It vacates the higher mind and that is the one we need for freeway driving -- the mind that looks for spaces, patterns and flow. Is it any wonder that talking on cell phones causes so many accidents?
Cell phones are actually a sub category of the ones above, trying to do two things at one time and leading a rushed, crowded or overextended lifestyle.
- SEPARATION FROM SELF THROUGH OVER ACTIVITY AND BUSY-NESS (SUPERMOM)
What happens when you have an accident? You wind up flat on your back for awhile, staring at the wall and wondering how this could have happened to you?
Well, productively, let's concentrate on the first half of the sentence rather than the last. When was the last time you sat around and did nothing?
Accidents happen to many people who are so out of touch it takes a zap from the universe to get them back together with themselves for a little quality time. Many people grow to see their accidents as one of the best things that could have happened because it forced them to stop and think about where they were headed in their lives and to touch in with what's really important, especially in serious accidents where one's whole life flashes before them.
What I'd like you to do is skip the part about the accident and promise that you'll spend more down time. Promise yourself two hours a week of journaling, listening to music, taking a walk, playing with your kid or someone else's and holding hands with your significant other. You'll be glad you did and I'll be glad you did, too. I don't like it when my phone rings and someone says, "Nancy, you'll never guess what happened to me?"
- LIVING ENTIRELY OUTSIDE THE SELF, CAUSING DEEP DEPRESSION, SELF LOATHING, SELF HATRED AND SELF DESTRUCTION
I'm going to tell you a story that will convince you how serious this section is but first, let's review what we know about being true to ourselves. Simply put, nothing is more important than finding who you are and being that person. I or any astrologer can certainly help you with this. Few of us escaped the conditioning of early childhood and school years that may have encouraged us to ignore our true selves and conform to family or society's expectations. As adults, we want to uncover our authentic selves. The astrology chart is the most faithful blueprint I know for revealing the authentic self.
Not only is it the most stressful thing in the world to try to be something we're not (and I mean this neutrally not critically), it is offensive at some level to the part of us that is whole. There is something in us that, when split off from our whole self, revolts and takes revenge.
When I first began reading, 25 years ago, I had a client who often called with what were very insignificant problems but I knew something was brewing in the background. Her calls were about the brand new home which had a few little deficiencies. Her husband was slow in putting in the new sod. And her sister-in-law was very depressed although she, too, had a wealthy husband, new home and was expecting a second baby in a few months. This client didn't call very often and would limit the calls to these few items. I never had a chance to get very far with her.
One day much to my horror she called to tell me her sister-in-law had been hit head on by a semi. She and the baby (in utero) were killed instantly.
Policemen deal with people at a very basic level just like psychics and intuitive consultants. TI mean by this that people will lie on Gallup polls and psychological research interviews but not in situations where police and psychics find them. Police call this sort of thing in their line of work, "suicide by cop", a phenomenon which I expect from O. J. Simpson one of these days. He has Saturn in the 12th house.
Be that as it may be, this young woman found a tragic way out of her predicament. Was this her fate? No! She could have healed herself. But sometimes -- and I say this with more love in my heart than many people can feel for themselves at certain times -- they would literally rather die than change.
If you are desperately unhappy in your life, your marriage, your job, there is a projective driver who will subconsciously drift to that energy and fulfill your deadly wishes. This is a horrifying and very real possibility. Please wake up! You can heal yourself.
When we are as depressed as this young woman, something wants to die, yes, but it does not involve the physical body. We are dying to old ways to thinking, believing, acting. Perhaps we are dying to a whole way of life. Or our old way of life has died. But it is a psychic death that is taking place. None of this is meant to involve the physical body
I'm going to list some of the astrological energies that are implicated in car accidents but do not take this as a post hypnotic suggestion that you if you have one of these placements or someone you know does, that you will have a car accident. Use your free will. Choose to use these energies constructively. Take this article as a gentle nudge to wake up. Be especially attendant and aware when you get behind the wheel. A most certainly avoid as many of the items above as possible:
Mars in square or opposition to Uranus is the "accident prone" aspect.
Usually the person is moving too quickly for circumstances; these people also react extremely poorly to being confined, such as in a traffic jam, or having their customary route blocked -- they can become quite irrational in their responses
- GEMINI PLANETARY ENERGIES
Gemini planetary energies means having Gemini prominent in your chart (Sun, Moon, South Node or Saturn) or having important placements like the Sun, Moon, South Node or Saturn in your 3rd house.
A recent Survey by SunCorp which studied 160,000 accident claims over a three year period by sun sign showed Geminis as the worst drivers. They speculated this was because Geminis are distracted and impatient when things move too slowly.
Geminis are also the sign most likely to rush, do too many things at one time and talk on the cell phone while driving. Visit my website to read the complete series I did on this Survey.
- TAURUS AND PISCES PLANETARY ENERGIES
Pisces and Taurus planetary energies means important placements such as Sun, Moon, South Node or Saturn in one of these signs, or in the 2nd or 12th houses.
Taurus and Pisces are the two archetypal energies that tend most to live in their own little world. This is lovely and fine when you're home cleaning the garage, washing the car, balancing the checkbook, watching your favorite video or writing in your journal.
Driving on the freeway is an extremely complex social and abstract conceptual activity, requiring the ultimate awareness of far immediate surroundings and an acceptance of the complexities of human behavior ... like it or not!
- LIBRA PLANETARY ENERGIES
Libra planetary energies means important placements such as Sun, Moon, South Node or Saturn in Libra or in the 7th house. These energies often present passive aggressive personality dynamics (seething with resentment?) that is very attractive to projective drivers.
- PLUTO ON THE NORTH NODE
Pluto on the North Node or by transit is always a little bit tricky. If you're looking for a way out of the responsibility of living your authentic life -- it is rigorous and difficult to be thoroughly alive -- Pluto has a seductive side to it. It has a way of darkly fulfilling idle and foolish wishes through the powers of the subconscious. I have seen people live through amazing accidents only to die in a very mundane way at the next possible opportunity. Presumably, this was their wish.
Pluto invites transformation and does not necessarily mean to involve the physical body but sometimes there is a misunderstanding in the ego of the individual.
Tow truck drivers, like policemen and psychics, interact with people right after extreme car accidents. I once had a revealing conversation with a tow truck driver who was driving me back to my house. We passed a stretch in the road where there have been many fatal accidents. We both agreed that there was a black hole kind of energy which gathered around places where fatal accidents had occurred and which actually began to build up. "Dead Man's Curve" was a popular song when I was a teenager. The grim reality is that if you pass through one of these places while you are unconscious, you can be pulled off into the void.
Please don't be alarmed by this reality. If you're alive to read this article, you've already driven safely through at least one of these places. Always drive alert and always give yourself a reason to be alive. If you are unhappy in any area of your life, do something about it, no matter how difficult.
I've given several important things not to do, now I'll give you two important things always to do:
- give yourself a reason to live; and
- and stay conscious to that fact.
If you have one of these planetary energies accented in your chart and the shoe fits, please wear it. Wake up. Be aware. Be alive and alert behind the wheel! We want you to drive responsibly and get there safely.
If you don't relate to anything in this article, then it is not for you that it was written.
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