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'Image von GreenPowerEurope GmbH' by Scheuse Creative Commons Attribution-Share Alike 4.0 International

‘Image von GreenPowerEurope GmbH’ by Scheuse Creative Commons Attribution-Share Alike 4.0 International

We are likely to be focused on the power situation and our own ability to influence or act freely, yet we’ll tell ourselves it’s quite the opposite: that we’re not doing what we’re doing for the sake of ambition fulfillment, but to create positive change, to shake up authorities, or to get rid of certain conditions around us–but we’ll definitely be lying to ourselves. To want power simply means we want dominion over our own lives; it’s natural, part of who we are. Here’s the thing: in denying we want to have power within our life situation, we set ourselves up to pretend power acquisition and exercise is the farthest thing from our minds, that it is in fact tainted in some way, a sign of material and psychic avarice, believing power is about a desire to control others. This creates a circumstance where we bull into a situation and then innocently ask, “Who me? Want power? I’m not interested in that at all!” And yet, the only way to be ourselves and to fully engage in life is to acknowledge that we must accept the responsibilities and burdens of being powerful–and just because that power doesn’t take a form we immediately recognize (because the person who decides what to do with their day is just as powerful in a psychic sense as a person who commands an army) doesn’t mean we don’t have it. Those who deny they have power, at this point, are slated to see it leak out and create circumstances that effectively remove the privilege of choice that is the main component of owning one’s power (Ceres opp Zeus, Pluto sq Ceres)

Nandina and Rooster from the Colorful Realm of Living Beings by Itō Jakuchū, c. 1761-65 (Edo Period) {{PD}}

Nandina and Rooster from the Colorful Realm of Living Beings by Itō Jakuchū, c. 1761-65 (Edo Period) {{PD}}

Today’s word image is a rooster that’s trying to sit on and hatch some eggs. Where are we all up in someone else’s business, where we haven’t been invited, trying to play a role we’re unsuited for? Think carefully, because if the influences for today are any indicator, we are likely to immediately think this is someone else’s problem, not our own.

Enjoy your Tuesday!

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