Scorpio (December 23-November 21)
If you use a cell phone, you have in your possession a metal called coltan, a component that’s essential to the phone’s function. Most of the world’s coltan comes from the Congo, and is mined by Rwandans who survived their country’s genocide in the 1990s. They often work for militias that sell coltan illegally to finance their military operations. It so happens that the land where this metal lies is also the home of the Mountain gorilla, an endangered species that is being decimated as the miners and militias kill them for food and savage their habitat. Keep this in mind the next time you call a friend. While you’re at it, Scorpio, use Google and your imagination to meditate on the origins of all the important resources in your life. It’s prime time to know more about their origins. You will benefit from getting familiar with the roots of whatever gives you power.
Yep, I’m late, oh well. I think that this is a good idea, I’ve been exploring some roots, of late, particularly with some of my outlooks and opinions. But it also comes down to weighing what is needed vs desired and where a compromise can be struck. Of course, in that line, sometimes there are no compromises that can be found, and it becomes a fight between one and the other and what wins out. Though, that requires a decision as to whether one wishes to lay down and die (aka accept), or go out fighting (aka working towards an outcome favourable to the individual/group). I think that echoes throughout quite a few things in my life, of late. Then again, it’s also what’s isolating me, as well (with some help that isn’t myself).