For Scorpio: How To Win Friends And Influence People
In November of 2008 I posted an article called Scorpio Rising, Boundaries and Intimacy. In that article I talked about the mysterious fact that underneath the crusty, protective exterior that Scorpio frequently wears is a profound sensitivity, which is hard to see at first, but becomes apparent as you get to know the person better. This sensitivity is both the bane and the blessing of a Scorpio’s existence.
Speaking now to Scorpios everywhere, there’s a powerful gift embedded in the sensitivity of Scorpio and that gift is instinct. Validate and pay attention to your instincts. Let go of any need to explain or justify them. Watch where they lead you and you will learn to trust them. In order to get there you will probably have to let go of an addiction or two, because addictions will interfere with your ability to trust your own instincts.
Once you’ve made friends with your own best asset (instinct) and eliminated some of your worst liabilities (addictions), proceed to carve out space in the world where you can be yourself without self-consciousness or apology. Find a few friends with whom you can share your innermost thoughts and feelings, who can effortlessly have genuine compassion for your dilemmas. Stick to those friends like a magnet. Be very good to them and recognize that you are not always easy to get along with.
Let me also suggest this: when you are extremely upset about something, separate the meaning from the reality. Notice that there’s a difference between what actually happened and what it meant to you. Notice that it might mean something entirely different to other people. Let this liberate you from the compulsion to act on your feelings. Recognize that most people around you have good intentions most of the time. If you respond to the intentions rather than the actions, people will generally respond well to you. The fastest way to get rid of a good friend is to punish them for a clumsy but well-intentioned act. They’ll be running from you in droves if you do that.
Choose your friends, loves and companions wisely, love them unconditionally and tell them your truth. This will give you a rock to cling to in life’s many storms.
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