“To understand everything is to forgive everything.”
-Madame de Stael
What a provocative remark. I tend to think this is probably true but I can’t check it because it’s impossible to understand everything!
I lean this way because I came to understand a lot of things that were previously hidden from me, during my 12th house Pluto’s transit. I began to catch on in 2015 when I wrote this: Humbling, When You Find Out You’re Wrong About Everything. I had to write that to progress. If I am wrong about all of that, what else am I missing? This question opened the door and I really started to learn things I’d have never dreamed.
I’m probably more forgiving than average. This is due to being fairly Mutable, with a strong Jupiter streak. I’m comparing myself to my husband, here. He’s a Taurus with a Scorpio moon. I asked him this morning, “Can you think of anyone you’ve ever forgiven?” The look on his face was hysterical. He knows he is supposed to forgive, but no names showed up in his mouth. Hey! I know we have different purposes in life but I still had to laugh out loud.
As my knowledge grew, my ability to forgive grew even faster. I mean, look at all the stuff I didn’t know. How many stupid things have I said or done in my life because of my ignorance? Seeing as I act and talk, nearly all of my waking hours; I have many opportunities to step in it. If I am this wrong when I think I’m right, might another person be suffering from the same malady?
What do you think? Or more importantly, are you becoming more or less forgiving, as you age?
I feel a lot of people are going in the wrong direction, but I also think this is changing.