by Robert Wilkinson
In my 40+ years studying the craft, and having Sun, Mercury, Mars, and the Midheaven in Aries, I can verify that Aries absolutely despise betrayal. lies, and treachery. We loathe it like few other things, and for good reason. Today I found a remarkable quote from one of history's great philosophers on that subject.
We All have Aries somewhere in our charts. That's where we learn Aries lessons, and play out our ability to use Aries energies the best we're able. That's where we spontaneously express ourselves, without editing. Initiating Fire doesn't wait for permission!!
Aries often err by believing that others will be as straightforward in their integrity as we are. Like us or don't, we are absolutely "what you see is what you get." That's why we will always be ourselves. The rub is, to paraphrase the legendary Grant Lewi, "since you will be yourself, then your task is to be the best self you're able to be."
In that process we rub many the wrong way, but we never mean any harm, since we're already down the road being Self-initiating Fire. We are sincerely ourselves, living our lives on our own terms, assuming that others are as well. Aries' sincerity is legendary. That why Aries loathes betrayal, lies, and duplicity.
Today I found a perfect quote describing our extreme reaction to and aversion to those who would betray, who would lie and deceive by pretending to be what they're not, or telling us something while concealing crucial information that could lead to major problems in our lives. The quote is from one considered to be one of the great philosophers the Western World has ever produced, Friedrich Wilhelm Nietzsche.
For your consideration, a profound thought:
"I'm not upset that you lied to me, I'm upset that from now on I can't believe you."
Pattern is pattern, and once we're clear about a pattern then we're responsible for our relationship with that pattern. And to note an old saw, "Fool me once, fooey on you. Fool me twice, fooey on me." Or to quote the court jester of our times, "Fool me once, shame on you. Fool me can't get fooled again."
Something to remember as we move through the world of apparent and impermanent forms and situations that may not be as they seem. The only consideration my Jupiter in Pisces can offer is that sometimes the liars and betrayers were just deluded, we believed them, and now we should never believe them again lest it happen again in a different form. And that's a drag.
© Copyright 2012 Robert Wilkinson