Here is something dense from 2007. Posting it because it’s good for the Sun and Mercury in Scorpio flavored sky. I am deep into my work right now and have to stay in my process so can’t come up with something new…
Ana commented on the Scorpio Energy… vs Pisces Energy blog…
“The Scorpio energy is more like a zero sum game – for one person to gain energy the other has to lose energy. The energy exchanged is equal of course, but one person gets stuck with a negative balance…”
The comment made an impression on t-carat who referenced it on Cultural Differences Between Asians, Westerners and Italians:
“Like someone rather astutely described Scorpio on this blog: playing a zero-sum game. This is the game many Americans play in a â€˜fun’, detached way, or so it appears from my jaded perspective right now.”
Now I respect both these commenters. I enjoy their comments very much but this has been bothering me because I disagree. And eventually it bothered me enough I thought I best respond but the idea pained me so I checked the definition of “zero-sum game” on Wikipedia just to make sure there was no way out and found this:
“In game theory, zero-sum describes a situation in which a participant’s gain or loss is exactly balanced by the losses or gains of the other participant(s). It is so named because when the total gains of the participants are added up, and the total losses are subtracted, they will sum to zero.”
Now I am sure this (zero-sum game) has nothing to do with Scorpio. Scorpio exchanges energy and you may very tango with a Scorpio and be injured but that’s where it ends. The Scorpio has absolutely nothing to say about what you do from that point forward.
In fact, they have given you energy (even if it is negative) which means their energy is now yours to use and there is nothing in the world that can stop you from soaring on it if this be your will.
So if you think about that, you can see it negates the idea of a zero sum game. It’s sort of like planting seeds in the ground. Some of them are going to fail or maybe under-perform. But some of them are going to take off like Jack and the Beanstalk which ought to tell the Scorpio, to take care who you injure because your energy is potent. And if you plant seed in fertile ground, you can be easily overwhelmed.
An example would be a musician like Hank Williams who wrote â€˜Your Cheatin’ Heart” after being cut. They are going to be playing that song for 100 years so to the gal who stabbed, Hank, well what can you say? Whoops?
Leonard Cohen is another person you may want to think twice about cutting. Remember this blog: Art, Astrology… Sleep With Her Husband At Your Own Risk
I heard one of my favorites in the gym today – Garland Jeffreys. The song was “96 Tears” and it goes like this:
You’re way on top now
Since you left me
You’re always laughin’
Way down at me
But watch out now
I’m gonna get there
We’ll be together
For just a little while
And then I’m gonna put you
Way down here
And you’ll start cryin’
And when the sun comes up
I’ll be on top
You’ll be way down there
And I might wave
Come up here
But I don’t see you… etc.
So that’s that. No zero sum game – not even close.
This is because the “zero” Scorpio leaves you always something, never nothing (even if it’s pain) which means it can be manipulated and multiplied by anyone who knows a little math. 😉