I visited my Free Will Astrology horoscope tonight, and what does it say?
week of May 10, 2007
The zoo in Anchorage, Alaska built a treadmill for its four-ton elephant. The cost was high – $150,000 – but hey, if you own an elephant, you’d better take good care of it, right? Use this vignette as your operative metaphor, Aquarius. What’s the symbolic equivalent of an elephant in your life – some exotic resource or giant responsibility or out-of-place treasure? Whatever it is, it needs extra care and attention. I’m not saying you have to spend a load of money. But you should at least spend some of your high-quality time.
Of course I interpreted this as being my “alpha female self needs care and attention” but it probably means something more pragmatic and less narcissistic. 6 years ago
From the Guardian
“It may be that we are mistaken in looking for the qualities of alpha male in alpha female. Perhaps the model is entirely different, embodying the best female qualities rather than aping the male.
If we turn to nature for clues, we could look not at gorillas but elephants. Elephant society is a matriarchy, led by the biggest, strongest female, perceived as wise and kind – keeping the group together. This model of alpha female has different qualities from the male; she shares his leadership and strength, but also promotes community. She is a woman of substance, who combines physical potency with seriousness of purpose.
According to the elephantine model, motherhood is essential to alpha female’s humanity: she is mature and connected. Even so, she is not hampered or compromised by motherhood in any way. Nobody would accuse her of juggling, or coping: she has staff.”
I’m onto something good, I can tell. 6 years ago