By Jade Emory
Power can mean controlling others and bending them to ones will, controlling external events, controlling oneself and how one handles lifes issues, or being able to awaken Divine Consciousness in others. Each astrological sign has the capacity to use or misuse power, dependingon ones motivations. Confucius said, Without rightness there can be no greatness. Therefore, a key to genuine power is to be morally impeccable in ones 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 ones 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 isnt 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 peoples power for ones 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 firstname.lastname@example.org.