Capricorn (December 22nd to January 20th)
I think the first time I heard about jiu-jitsu as a kid I laughed out loud. I found it incredulous that there was a martial art that was based on using an opponent’s weight and energy against herself. I was so used to expending energy as a boxer or student of kung fu that jiu-jitsu seemed too fantastical to be true. After a few lessons with a master last year, I can tell you it’s true and no joke. This week is a good time for you to learn how to let someone’s energy be his or her own tipping point while grounding yours. This doesn’t literally mean you’ll be fighting or even arguing. But whether you’re engaging an enemy or your honey, wherever you are, you can direct the energy where you want it to go, either toward you, around you…or on the floor.
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