This first quote really hit me today:
For one human being to love another:
that is perhaps the most difficult of our tasks;
the ultimate, the last test and proof,
the work for which all other work is but preparation.
-Rainer Maria Rilke
The subject tonight is Love
And for tomorrow night as well.
As a matter of fact I know of no better topic
For us to discuss
Until we all
-Hafiz translated by Daniel Ladinsky
He who is in love is wise and becoming wiser, sees newly every
time he looks at the object beloved, drawing from it with his
eyes and his mind those virtues which it possesses.
-Ralph Waldo Emerson
CANCER (June 21-July 22): It’s easier for us Cancerians to love than to be loved. We feel more comfortable giving than taking. In fact, we’re even susceptible to believing that we’re powerful when we’re nurturing others and weak when we’re being nurtured. Yet the best astrologers agree that until we learn to receive love, we can’t fulfill our life’s mission. In the coming week, I urge you to practice this art with all your fierce and vulnerable heart. And then practice and practice and practice some more.
SCORPIO (Oct. 23-Nov. 21): “One should always be in love,” said Oscar Wilde. While I heartily agree, I must also note that it’s nearly impossible to pull off. To do so, you have to acquire a number of difficult skills, the most crucial of which is an ability to elude the numbing trance of daily routine. Fortunately for you Scorpios, you are best equipped, of all the signs, to sustain the heroic ingenuity necessary to dwell permanently in the blessed torment of love. And in the weeks to come, your mastery is primed to ripen dramatically. Keep this thought as your warning beacon: “The most dire disaster in love is the death of the imagination,” said George Meredith.
(Sigh) Yes, I needed to hear that. I don’t feel like I’m well equipped to do it, though.