Today’s Oracle takes us to the Cancer monthly for January 2001.
Much of your story for the approaching seasons surrounds how you define yourself in the context of others, and how they define themselves in the context of you. You have opportunities to come to many new understandings about yourself and the world, but rather than consciously “deciding what you are,” the greater gift will be about seeing, through a process of elimination, who you are not. So, don’t be afraid to identify and release old ideas about yourself. Be mindful of how relationships, that is, any interactions with the people around you, hold you to old self-concepts, often so that they are not put in a position to be challenged and grow; and please notice when you do this to others. It’s vital to your own progress that you see this in action, and not be afraid to redefine yourself because others may grumble, no matter how wise they may seem, or how attached to them you may be. We often live in the conceptual prison of who other people think we are. We usually told them in the first place, they got used to us, then they hold onto those ideas — and we are trapped. This you would do well to reverse, both in how you perceive others and how others perceive you. Okay, everyone will be a little disoriented at first, but then you will feel a lot better. Those who don’t honor your changes will have an opportunity to slip away and cease to be your friends. We can’t toss our families; siblings may assent only grudgingly;but you may need to put your parents in their place. A firm whack on the ass should suffice, metaphorically speaking, of course.
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