By Jade Emory
At last months Pow Wow, a Native American dancer new to our community kept his eyes downward on Mother Earth, which welcomed him here from the mainland. He was loving the land.
A Vietnam veteran Indian vendor lovingly helps raise two Vietnamese children adopted by his daughter. The children shine in character and achievement.
A hungry adult bird takes an offering of breadcrumbs and feeds it to her young.
Love is always the best choice.
Venus in the birth chart indicates how we love, and how we feel loved. Even if the Sun is in an emotionally detached air sign, or if ones parents were toxic and abusive, if Venus is in a tender nurturing sign, love thrives.
ARIES kindles the fire of the beloved. It inspires. It encourages. It playfully creates mini-moments of joy that add up to a life of no regrets.
TAURUS shares its money and possessions, buying a new dress for a homeless woman. It loves through all the senses.
GEMINI expresses love through the heartbeat of the sacred drum and verbally. If it upholds its words with consistent conduct, it is more than a poet; it is emotionally trustworthy. Sibling love is especially strong.
CANCER provides housing and nourishment, both with food and emotionally. It is "Mama Bird".
LEO loves itself and instills confidence in others. Like the Pow Wow dancer, it shines on its own, seeking no applause.
VIRGO heals, creates fine crafts and learns unconditional love from animals. Yet it has boundaries of acceptable behavior, not allowing disrespect to cross the line.
LIBRA dedicates itself to being present for relationships of fair and equal partnership, regardless of age or status differences.
SCORPIO loves sexually, psychically and financially. Even death cannot extinguish the love it shares with another person who has passed.
SAGITTARIUS loves God above all. In that context, its love of people and horses is rich and reverent.
CAPRICORN loves elders and cares for them patiently and compassionately. It is a most responsible parent.
AQUARIUS is the adoptive parent recognizing a soul level of connectedness, even though its child is biologically from another family or culture.
PISCES is capable of mystic love, transcending not only life and death,
but also physical and metaphysical limitations.
Oahu Island News Contributing Editor Jade Emory holds degrees in psychology and education, has taught in American and Canadian universities and has been a counselor since 1970. She may be reached at 808-429-2411 or by email at firstname.lastname@example.org.