I was actually going to have a little rant this week about Twitter wars and the perception of safety in cyber numbers, but I thought better of it. Maybe it is the influence of Venus moving into Scorpio reminding me of the cruelty and cowardice of anonymity, versus the effectiveness of direct and private action, maybe it is just that stuff like that played out in a public space causes more hurt in the name of retribution than can be warranted.
And no, this has nothing to do with anything personal, but rather an unsavoury battle played out on Twitter between two (non astro) bloggers that I used to follow. But to provide any more details, would simply attach myself to the dispute- and I am so not going there.
In fact I probably wouldn’t even mention it, other than it allows me a neat segue into a blog I read recently by a Facebook friend Melsinka. She related a Venus/Pluto story she had recently experienced at work. She likened the “enemy” (in this case an emotionally draining customer) to being little pieces of ourselves, sort of like Voldemorts’ horcruxes Harry Potter was chasing down and sort of like Medusa’s head of writhing snakes- where as one is killed another grows.
“But to do so (attack the enemy- my words, not Melsinkas’) is to have lost the battle, because the enemy is not embodied in another, it is actually within our very self, is part of our shadow, and the very reason it effects us so much is that it reflects or mirrors this part of our own being. Just like Harry Potter, who had a piece of Lord Voldemort in him, representing his shadow and over which he had to triumph as part of his quest for true freedom. If we give in to it, the power is so great that it becomes impossible to control – myths warn over and over again how addictive this kind of power can be – and also how it ultimately will consume us, because we are working with the energy of hate, anger and fear. Moreover, to kill off the thing that is attacking us will only give temporary relief, but is bound to re-emerge in another form later. It is the kind of energy that just finds a body to work through, but is not actually inherent in that being. Our lesson is to learn how to deal with it, to use our tools or abilities to handle it without emotionally succumbing.”
Reading this brought so much into perspective, and is a very timely reminder of Venus/Pluto, Venus in Scorpio and the temptation of wasting emotional energy in obsessing over things that we can neither control nor should attempt to control… Although having said that, being a Venus/Pluto type myself, this lesson is easier to read than it is to put into action.
Speaking of which, here is this years’ Venus in Scorpio post: Bad Romance. Readers, at least of my blog, seem to be fascinated by Scorpio. It is one sign that you can’t be ambivalent over- you either love it or hate it, there is no in between. I happen to love it- possibly why my stats go skyhigh whenever I post anything mentioning Scorpio or Pluto.
Also on the blogs:
Saturn in Scorpio: the Missing Piece. Feel free to write to me, but yes, the Saturn in Scorpio descriptive paragraph didn’t make it into my Wellbeing article. Here it is in all of its glory, plus a little more besides. Of all the signs to miss…
This week also saw the return of the semi occasional Daily Planets rundown. Don’t get too attached to these- they will remain semi occasional as I have the time and creativity to post. Just scroll through the home page to find them.
Oh, and there is some Libra workplace stuff over on astrology.com. Follow the links from the Work etc tab at the top of the page.
The big event of this week is Wednesday mornings (Sydney time) Full Moon in Aries. More on this annual struggle between me and we as we get closer to it.
Anyways I have a full ironing basket that needs tackling and decisions to make around hunter gathering, so will leave you with another song for Venus in Scorpio, Jealousy by the Pet Shop Boys, but sung by one of the hottest Scorpio Moons (and I do have a particular fondness for a Scorpio Moon) in the business- Robbie Williams. The lyrics get me everytime:
I wish I’d never met you more than I could dare to let you go… haven’t we all been there? What about Where’ve you been? Who’ve you seen? You didn’t phone when you said you would… Yep, Venus in Scorpio to music. Enjoy the week!