Scorpio (October 23-November 21)
In her book Waiting for God, French mystic and political activist Simone Weil (1909-1943) wrote a passage I’d love for you to keep in mind during the coming weeks: “When an apprentice gets hurt, or complains of being tired, the workmen have this fine expression: ‘It is the trade entering his body.’ Each time that we have some pain to go through, we can say to ourselves quite truly that it is the order and beauty of the world that are entering our body.” I encourage you, Scorpio, to adopt this redemptive attitude about the suffering you have been experiencing.

So, let’s see, the trade of BJJ is entering my body and maybe the trade of love. Though, I’m still iffy on that latter. I think I am more in love with the idea of Love in its purest form, which does not exist here, least, not between two people, without the work to cultivate it and appreciate it for what it is. Sometimes, I just feel like I put more effort into the cultivation, that those who wish, or claim to wish, to return it do. And there, emptiness and desolation is found instead.

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