By Jade Emory
Oahu Island News, October 2006


Have you ever wondered whatever became of that schoolyard bully from little kid times?

This person grew up to work in a courtroom to railroad the rights of the innocents at the expense of the powers of the guilty.

This person became the family member who physically assaults or emotionally negates others in the household, because the bully has no self-esteem.

This person is the gossip in the workplace, the thief in the night, the pretender to be upstanding while they exploit others, the terrorists who destructively traumatize unsuspecting and undeserving victims.

How can forces of Light combat forces of darkness?

3000 years ago in China a wise answer was offered in the I Ching: “The best way to fight evil is to make energetic progress in the good.”

Each astrological sign, no matter where it is placed in one's birth chart, offers helpful insights to empower the triumph of virtue, no matter how deeply rooted the corruption is in one's environment.

ARIES is proactive and creative. It will never acquiesce to oppression. It has the courage to fight.

TAURUS has steadfastness of resolve, perseverance, tenacity, the best kind of stubbornness.

GEMINI uses its intelligence and its verbal powers to rationally define and express solutions for the Highest Good.

CANCER works on the emotional level of “killing them with kindness”.

LEO cannot be the frightened Wizard-of-Oz lion. It needs to believe in itself to overcome being dominated.

VIRGO learns to discern when to escape negative people, and to judge for itself what kind of companions are worthy.

LIBRA needs to become self-sustaining before being dependent on bad company.

SCORPIO has creative powers to manifest generous solutions, and destructive powers to eliminate its own inner darkness first, and then its connection to others who are impure in their intentions.

SAGITTARIUS has an inner connection to the Source of all Light. It has the modesty to ask the Creator what is right prior to embarking on a course of action.

CAPRICORN loves power, and if it is not seduced by power or the need for public standing, it can use social position wisely.

AQUARIUS is unselfish, egoless and embraces truths from all cultures.

PISCES is compassionate and tolerant, but must learn to not be the enabler of abusive behavior from anyone.

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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