Scorpio (October 22nd to November 21st)
I’ll be honest: I have mixed feelings about the statement, “God never gives us more than we can bear.” This implies that we all end up with the right amount of stress and challenge before we snap or get snapped. And too much belief in this can give the impression that once boosted by faith in this statement we are invulnerable. Obviously, people with high blood pressure or heart attacks from stress or loved ones of those who commit suicide would beg to differ. So I tend to think that this statement is a corruption of something that’s more akin to this: “Even when bad things happen and we’re enduring stress, God is there for us. We are not alone, even in our final hour.” You might feel “out there” in some way, Scorpio, though I’m sure you’ve been through times more difficult than these. Two things to know: you’re not alone and it’s okay to ask for help.
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