Scorpio for this week:
The modern English word “weird” is derived from the Old English term wyrd, meaning “destiny.” By the late Middle Ages, wyrd had evolved into a concept similar to the Eastern notion of karma. It implied that the momentum of past events plays a strong role in shaping the future, but that human willpower can nevertheless also have a hand in creating upcoming events. In some uses, wyrd could even mean “the power to control destiny,” as exemplified by the three Weird Sisters of Shakespeare’s MacBeth. I bring this up, Scorpio, because your Wyrd Factor is pretty high these days. While the consequences of your past are certainly impinging on your present to some degree, you’ve rarely had a greater ability to override them through the force of your intentions.
Is it bad that I didn’t make it past the first sentence before I was searching for my Concise Anglo-Saxon Dictionary?
As for the rest of it, well, my past is dealt with, and that which hasn’t is being dealt with. I’m finding it interesting as to how much has been shedding over the last couple of weeks, down to the fact that my hope for the male gender was revived by a 22-year-old. I’ve also failed to allow a dominant personality to control me, and I wasn’t cowed by him at all in facing him. It was the first time I stood up to him, on my own ground and with my own rules. It was extremely liberating. And he still talked to me the next day. I’m proud of him, and me.