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.
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Shakespeare once wrote that the entire world is a stage and all the men and women merely players. In a sense, one’s natal or birth chart is a metaphor for his or her personal play, complete with stage set, cast of characters, plot, or the story line, and of course both character growth arc and theme.Continue reading “Stage Set / Through the Houses”
Regardless of whether we now believe Jung’s assignment of animus and anima to women and man is outdated – anachronistic, we can still learn much about the anima (for both men and women) by examining Jung’s own explorations of the astrological Moon in the Red Book (Liber Novus).
The planetary purpose of Venus is to both attract and be attracted ‘the other’, especially when it comes to romantic relationships. In this regard, a willing to compromise is clearly a bonus. Yet all too easily compromise can turn into paralyzing indecision.