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Scorpio and Friendship
The art of winning and holding friends insures happiness. A person's attitude toward himself has so much to do with this ability. Erroneous attitudes wherein we either overestimate or underestimate ourselves are classed by psychologists as various types of complexes. These are manifested by self-centeredness or self-consciousness which, in turn, hinder expression of the real self. It is just as though, inside, we were a pure white light; but the glass of our personalities, of limited self-conceptions, discolors and obscures this light so that we appear gloomy to outsiders. People naturally shy away from gloomy people, making it very difficult for them to form friendships. When we cannot regard ourselves objectively, and cannot evidence lightness or humor regarding our failings, we are taking life too seriously. "Laugh, and the world laughs with you; weep and you weep alone."
False attitudes regarding ourselves also prevent us from doing our best work. Even though we desire the respect of others, we cannot win it when we are bound hand and foot by misconceptions of ourselves. Thus, we may be so overconcerned about ourselves that we fail to perform the tasks at hand. We fail to recognize the needs of others, and so to speak the comforting word that would win us a friend. People equally dislike an attitude of superiority. Thus, both underestimating and overestimating themselves puts stumbling blocks in the paths of Scorpios who would win friends.
We are all familiar with these ordinary failings, and want to rid ourselves of them. To do so, we must clarify our better natures which, like the white light, are always there. All we life are those which involve the quality of love, for they need do is slough off our false concepts; clean the windows to our souls and let the light within radiate outward. Then will we abound in friends.