...they can leave you scratching your head in puzzlement, as is true for today's little gem:
Aries Mar 21 - Apr 19
When it comes to love, experiencing the agony of defeat can be overwhelming, it's true. But are you so spooked you won't even get back in the game? Remind yourself that there are no winners or losers in love.
The first two sentences ring true enough, with the answer to the question posed in the second being, as of now, "yes."
I have no idea what the third sentence is supposed to mean. Is "love" some kind of stupid game like hacky-sack where the object is to make everyone happy without any real exertion or emotional involvement?
I don't think so.
The two times I have been involved with appeared to be genuine, abiding love, I felt like a winner. I think -- or at least hope -- the feeling was mutual. In the first instance, we both lost (but in a relatively non-painful way) when it was over. I didn't understand the extent of the loss until recently, but since it ended without rancor, I feel more regret than pain.
Not so in my more recent brush with the most fulfilling and potentially destructive emotion of all. When she pulled the plug, I lost. Big-time.
She did, too, but doesn't know it yet.
More than once, I've seen fine print under horoscopes that say something like "for entertainment purposes only." This one is far from entertaining. It's stupid. Anyone who believes "there are no winners or losers in love" is doomed to fail in love.
But then, I've failed, too. So I guess it all evens out no matter what you think.
15 hours ago