©January 2011 by Fabienne Lopez
Wrapping it up is Pride. Also known as Vanity, pride is the excessive belief in our own abilities, a super-confidence in our self-esteem that ignores our shortcomings, imperfections and failings.
God considered this sin the silent one because it is the sin itself that prevents men from admitting it.
Pride is considered the “mother of all sins…” the most serious of all seven deadly sins and from which the others originate from.
But what makes pride so dangerous? Pride is the thin line between righteousness and self-righteousness. Between being Lucifer and becoming Satan.
It’s what makes you boastful. Not merely proud or pleased with what you have created, but inordinately so. Pride is what stops you from evaluating honestly your work and from being self-critical. If you consider yourself immune from that sin, think back to the last time when you hesitated to “rework” a chapter or a post because you felt it was a “good bit”.
It makes believe that you are better than everyone else and “above the rules”. As a consequence, you stop learning. Pride let’s you think you cannot learn from others, past or present, even the great masters.
It prevents you from sharing your knowledge out of fear of making others a competitor.
Pride is ruled by the Sun. In astrology the Sun symbolizes the Self, our identity, self-expression, self-worth and self-confidence. The Sun is the core of our being. Any chart starts with the Sun sign, house and aspects to understand the core of our being.
And what better expression of the Sun than our own creativity.
Which sin do you think destroys, damages or interferes with your creativity the most?