By Jade Emory
Oahu Island News, July 2005


Power can mean controlling others and bending them to one’s will, controlling external events, controlling oneself and how one handles life’s issues, or being able to awaken Divine Consciousness in others. Each astrological sign has the capacity to use or misuse power, dependingon one’s motivations. Confucius said, “Without rightness there can be no greatness.” Therefore, a key to genuine power is to be morally impeccable in one’s use of influence. People throughout history who have wisely wielded the greatest power never sought it. They sought enlightenment and consecrated their lives to higher service.

ARIES has the power to be proactive, depending on its creativity and intelligence to initiate change. Avoid the temptation to use brute force.

TAURUS has the power to be steadfast and to materially manifest options based on high inner values. Avoid misuse of money.

GEMINI has the power to objectively respect diverse viewpoints, finding fair compromise when opinions diverge. Avoid breaking one’s word.

CANCER has the power to compassionately care about others enough to nurture where help is needed. Avoid co-dependency.

LEO has the power to love loyally, consistently, even when the recipient isn’t lovable or worthy. Avoid selfish egotism.

VIRGO has the power to analyze and heal, to discern what cause or person deserves support. Avoid passive-aggression.

LIBRA has the power of gentleness and ethics, creating good karma by not taking immoral short-cuts. Avoid indecisiveness.

SCORPIO has the power of intense insight, like a probing psychic detective. Avoid “powertripping” at the expense of others.

SAGITTARIUS has the power of a humble, trustworthy, spiritual heart, reverently honoring the Divine as the Source of all power. Avoid “Theegotism” (theological egotism).

CAPRICORN has the power of self-mastery and worldly influence in high social circles. Avoid taking other people’s power for one’s own ambitions.

AQUARIUS has the power of egolessness and the unselfish desire to uplift humanity. Avoid neglecting what is near to further what is far.

PISCES has the power of subtle, intuitive awareness, functioning from the soul rather from personality. Avoid intoxicants.

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

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