This is rather bad news to the unbridled passions of the Choleric. Equally, it is bad news for the slow-paced deliberations of the self-contented Phlegmatic. Neither stand much chance of getting their way.
We have previously experienced the combination of Choleric/Melancholic as ambitious but self-cancelling; this time it may become your undoing. To understand how it works, let’s take a closer look at Shakespeare’s tragic character Hamlet.
For example, in John Webster’s The Duchess of Malfi, a close reading of the text in 2.5 where Ferdinand expounds ‘Rhubarb, O for rhubarb (t)o purge this choler’ may well leave us none the wiser.
One thing that you can’t afford to do with this energy, however, is to sit by and just ‘let it happen’.
In the tarot, The Moon warns of similar dangers when we allow ourselves to make choices based not on how things are but instead of how we might want them to be. Remember that the hero in Greek tragedy suffers not just because he has a fatal flaw, but that he embraces it, willingly or otherwise.
Master astrological energies in play for the week. Make them make them work for you.
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