With all that's going on in the world tonight I feel like a few Cassandra's Blessings, you know?
What to believe, and what not. Being doubted and not seen for who one truly is - the identity and self-worth issues most of us face from day to day, and the search to develop and use one's intuitive faculties even when others advise against doing so...self-belief.
If we must first deceive ourselves before anyone else can do so, then building a sense of self-integrity is paramount for avoiding the selling of one's soul (self), and if accomplished, this leads to successful self-reliance.
In Greek Mythology, Cassandra is the prophetess who tells the truth but no one believes her due to a spell put upon her by Apollo (in one version.) Kind of 'an offer she couldn't refuse' but she refused it anyway (Apollo's advances) and his curse resulted in Cassandra's word and prophecies being doubted from then on. It was a revenge spell, very lowbrow.
Apollo's abuse of power and his pure spite in this matter are not mentioned in the versions I've read, but you know those high and mighty gods! They think themselves so high above us all yet through spite and selfishness they lower their own standards.
Yet to me it seems very seldom that a majority of the global population really wants to know futuristic stuff. Or is it more because, "A hungry man is not a free man" - free and with time to lounge about while considering Mythology-inspired questions...hmmm?
Note: this illustration has been previously published by the artist as, Kassandra's Blessings. And btw, you are invited to read about current and historical events as seen through an astrological lens generously stained with a common good/commonwealth tint (and written in English) @ Stars Over Washington.
Plus, you might wish to visit my WordPress blog, too, if you get a mo to spare. Jude