Lately I’ve been thinking a lot about what “love” really means and how to separate attraction from something deeper. I’m pretty young but I’ve spent a good amount of time around the opposite sex and have had a few love interests. Recently there has been one person I do feel very different around but I’m hesitant to really put myself out there as that runs the risk of being let down.
I know as a Moon in Pisces that I do and have put on my “rose colored glasses” in the past.
How does one decipher lust from love? Illusion from intuition?
Pisces those are really good questions. I think love only distinguishes itself from lust over time. Over time love grows and lust fades. But if you’ve got sufficient imagination (and you certainly do) it is possible to stay in lust for a good long while and ignoring what is lacking in a relationship.
I would not be too distraught over that though, as you have lots of company, myself included. You’ve just got to train yourself to use the “other” glasses or perhaps get a Virgo friend who can tell you what is really there until you can learn to do this for yourself.
As for illusion vs intuition, I take a very humble stance on this. It serves my Saturn / Neptune nature (which we also share). Basically if I have an inkling of something, I note it but wait for more information or support of some kind. If it arrives, I allow the concept to solidify some and then repeat this process until something does (or does not) morph into fact.
In other words I distinguish between what I know, what I think I know or what I might know and what has just occurred to me on a whim. It goes something like this:
I have an intuition…
“Hmm, interesting. Wonder if that’s real?”
See I leave it to the universe to “show me” which is not a challenge but a willingness to let life unfold.
Take a rosebud. It may appear it is going to bloom. But next day you get up and there has been a freeze and all the rosebuds are kaput. Things happen like this in life and if you allow for this you’ll probably be just fine.
In other words, you can see and feel what is around you but never forget something larger is in charge.
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