Leo [July 22nd to August 21st]
I would say the difference between a coward and someone in retreat is discipline. When you retreat, one usually thinks to come back with a plan for victory. That takes discipline. A coward’s only plan is to outrun fear. Now, I know you’re no coward, Leo, but you might feel like one if you have to back down from a fight, showdown or struggle. And sometimes it’s wise to be the surviving Viking by retreat than the prideful (and very dead) pilgrim. If toward the middle of week, it looks like you’re about to hit a roadblock with a lover, a leader or a lackey, then pull back. It doesn’t mean you’d lose or that you’re wrong. You may end up expending more effort than you’d need to if you approach the situation another time, like the start of next week.
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