Today’s Oracle takes us to the Scorpio monthly for Jan. 1, 2001
There really is no way you can control another person, except in your own mind, or by force. Likewise, neither can you be controlled, though many people suffer from the illusion that they can be. There is, furthermore, no way you can really control yourself: the best you can hope for is to live in peaceful coexistence with your will, and with the flow of reality. But that people can work together is a proven fact, and fortunately so. Collaboration continues to play a paramount role in your life, and you are entering a particular cosmic territory in which negotiation is the spirit of the era. Negotiation involves compromise, it involves offering yourself, and it involves being both honest and articulate about what you want from other people — verbalizing what would otherwise be unspoken demands. This is possible only when you really understand your values on a fundamental level: when you are working from a baseline of what is real and important to you, so you know when to draw the line on the game of give-and-take. For you, awareness that you are neither in a weak position nor lacking for what to offer are the same thing. Focus on what you alone can contribute to the situations of your life, without using your gifts as a weapon, and you will find yourself sharing in common resources and common goals. So, let the discussion happen, remember the lager picture, and take it all one breath at a time. Life really is on your side.
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