Is it a battle? Is it a game? A competition? Five young men in different colored attire raising their wands with energy and passion. No one looks to be injured but if wands were opinions we could hear the noise. When we are so engrossed in our individual expressions how can we hear what the other people have to say? For a civil society, what good can come from that? The message here is a support of diversity. When we are truly confident in our opinions we don’t feel threatened by differences and can allow for a frank and easy sharing. After all, the end game isn’t to get others to necessarily agree with your opinion but rather to have them hear you express it. They are free to make their own decisions as you are free to make yours.
The fellow in the picture stands on top of a hill straddled over a stream of water with a wand in his hands. He is fending off six wands whose owners (we do not see) as if in battle. The message is all about him and his action of protecting his turf. When you’re on top of the hill there will be those coming after you. Expect the competition and be prepared to do what is necessary to hold your ground. It’s part of success and achievement because human nature is so linked to the reptilian urge for survival. This week expect some political fracas in the structures of your life–at home, the office, school. A bit of healthy competition can provide energy and impetus for forward movement. Don’t be a victim. Rise to the challenge.