Keywords: pessimism, feeling thwarted, discouragement
Frequency: Once a year. Duration: 20 Days (half deg. per day average)
This is a strange influence, when we fantasize about bold and courageous acts but lack the guts to act on those fantasies. We've got great intentions, but if theyre never made real, they're ultimately worthless. Often we feel discouraged or thwarted in our efforts under this energy, and as a result, our self-esteem sinks; its as if we dont feel good about ourselves except in our daydreams.
For instance, we imagine squaring off with the boss and telling him how we truly feel, but we never actually do it in reality. While our thoughts linger on this fantasy, our resentment leaks into everything we do. On the other hand, some of us arent afraid to act, but were working off delusions or daydreams. When we feel this impotent, its natural to want to escape. The siren song of booze or dope (or any other self-defeating behavior) may call to us. We may need to proverbially chain ourselves to the deck so we can't reach temptation.