In this week’s newsletter, Rob Brezsny has this advice for me and other Scorpios:
SCORPIO (Oct. 23-Nov. 21): Widely regarded as a top military historian, Martin van Creveld has written books that have been influential in shaping modern theories of warfare. The U.S. Army makes his work required reading for its officers. That’s why it was so remarkable when he described America’s invasion of Iraq in 2003 as “the most foolish war since Emperor Augustus in 9 BC sent his legions into Germany and lost them.” I urge you to regularly imitate Creveld’s example in 2006, Scorpio: Speak out in dramatic fashion against the follies that your expertise gives you the right to critique. Drawing on your special experience and knowledge, make rigorous evaluations of the authorities and institutions whose decisions affect your life.
Well. Okay then. You know, we’re terribly shy about saying what we think, we Scorpios. Especially me.