Today’s Oracle takes us to the Scorpio monthly for Aug 25, 2011
You tend to be picky about your friends, and you hold them to a high standard. How much of that, I wonder, is a response to your feeling like you’re being judged and scrutinized by others? It looks like this scenario is starting to relax. If you’re feeling more welcoming of others on a social level, you can be sure they’re feeling more welcoming of you. It may seem that this is about letting go of social pretenses, and on one level it is. But the deeper aspect of that is about having reached the point where you have no option other than to be real. That’s drawing you out of your shell and giving you the courage to take a chance on a new kind of vulnerability. Making contact with your own creative force, and the deeper currents in your imagination, is a potent force for making contact with others in a way that is fully authentic. As you do this you will notice the people around you are more embracing than they’ve ever been, or rather, than you’ve ever noticed them being. Your own inhibitions played a role in isolating you from others, and in assuming that they were looking at you askance. Even if that happened in reality, sooner or later you will have to leave your impressions behind and proceed through life free of the prejudices past experiences burdened you with. Take the risk of creating your life in every moment. Life will return the favor by recreating you in every moment.
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This is such an interesting Oracle for me today. With so much Scorpio in my chart, it resonates very deeply with me. I spent last weekend in the country staying with a friend who I haven’t known for a very long time (a Scorpio), and I realised how super judgemental she is of herself and others, which I find quite difficut to deal with, particularly because it made me feel uncomfortable about fully being myself. it also made me realise that the friendships I’d developed over theyears were with people who I felt totally comfortable with – despite some ups and downs, and that I didn’t have to stick around people who felt the need to rap me on the knuckles when they felt that I wasn’t up to par in their book. At the same time, I think the real purpose of this aspect of the weekend was for me to finally let go of the need to be approved of by others (here’s hoping..).
Maybe I’ll have the courage and compassion to gently let my friend know how she makes me feel , when the next occasion presents itself – and thus take the friendship to a new level, or lose it….