Love or Power; White Supremacists

Venus opposes PLUTO Aug 15 @ 17 degrees Cancer/Capricorn @ 4:17 am PDT/ 7:17 am EDT/ 11:17 am GMT

The Moon will be Void-of-Course from Taurus.

Carl Jung the famous Swiss Psychologist said: “Where love rules, there is no will to power, and where power predominates, love is lacking. The one is the shadow of the other.”- “On the Psychology of the Unconciousness”, 1917  

I am quoting from a wonderful article I found by Duane Toops- 

He is comparing this quote above and Nietzsche’s Will to Power. I have read Jung but not Nietzche thoroughly in many years. I will quote his essay and edit down and comment as it is totally relevant to the Planets and the situation in America and the world.

“Jung seems to be suggesting that love which is VENUS and power which is PLUTO are absolutely antithetical forces, polar opposites. The acceptance of one is  necessarily the rejection, negation, and subversion of the other. To love is to forego power and to attain power is to vanquish love. Jung seems to equate ‘power’ with domination, specifically of another; a master and a slave. Jung implies that this is the “will to power”. Which is what these White Supremacists seek to do to dominate all “lower” less purity beings.

Nietzsche’s Will To Power

“Yet, is this what Nietzsche has in mind in his Will to Power? Is love nothing more than powerlessness? Is power only domination? This essay aims to show that Jung’s interpretation of the ‘will to power’ could not be more of a misinterpretation.

Nietzsche would specify that one whose status as a master -PLUTOCRACY-is defined only by one’s dominance over another is not actually a master but an indication of being a slave and of weakness. The master’s ‘power’ is absolutely externalized and completely contingent upon the presence of the slave. The master is truly a slave to the slave.

In Nietzsche’s mind, a master is not necessarily the master of a slave and a slave is not necessarily one who is enslaved or subservient to a master. Nietzsche’s classifications are of a psychological internality. A captive can be the epitome of master morality and a lord can all too easily exemplify slave morality. 

What exactly has the ‘master’ mastered and what is the slave enslaved to? This kind of power is disguised impotency lusting after power through the use of control, manipulation, and resentment. Nietzsche himself writes that “the state in which we hurt others…is a sign that we are still lacking power” (108). This is sado-masochistic behavior. I am totally against all forms of BDSM as deep emotional and psychological wounding. It doesn’t matter if both people are “consensual” as they are both unconscious. 

L. Nathan Oaklander explains that “The strong willed are those who have the strength to chart their own course, create their own values, and live in accordance with them” (85). A master is a creative force, a ‘powerful’ determination to direct their lives in a manner consistent with the values they have created (Nietzsche, 115). Master morality is the full acceptance of one’s responsibility for their existence as an individual. A true master is marked by their ability to ‘conquer’ to transcend and to determine themselves. (Hayman, 35).

In this regard, the slave is the antithesis of the master. The slave is one who lacks self-mastery and the strength of will to be creative and self-determinative. The slave is enslaved to normality, convention, society, tradition, conformity, and mediocrity which describes White Supremacists totally. The slave or Bible Thumper lives in complete compliance to external dictates, resenting those who have striven for excellence and attained freedom. The slave exercises their will to power through implicit domination and forced coercion, vilifying those who have achieved power and individuality and branding them as ‘evil’ (Oaklander, 86). 

“This is an “inversion” of the Will to Power, which “directs one’s view outward instead of back to oneself” (Nietzsche, 117). This is not an expression of true power but, only the desirous drive for the feeling of power which arises from an impotent lack of power. In this sense, it is true that “where [this kind of] power predominates, love is lacking”.

Those who seek to be “masters” like White Supremacists are actually living in total fear. Fear of change growth evolution and consciousness. They fear to have to look at themselves for who they really are. 

What does all of this say about the compatibility of love and the Will to Power?  Love is not for the faint of heart but for the strong-willed, those who have the strength to be self-transcendent. Perhaps, not only can love exist alongside the Will to Power; perhaps love is the Will to Power.


Love is, in fact, a ‘powerful’ force. This is undeniably seen throughout the pages of history. Jesus, Gandhi, Buddha, Martin Luther King Jr., self-empowered, strong-willed self-determined people, marked by self-mastery who through great acts of love had the power to impact the world. They are individuals who have not only directed themselves but, who directed the course of history itself. These are people of supreme courage, able to transcend themselves, overcoming and withstanding the abusive violence of societal norms and conventions, carving out and creating whole new ways of understanding what it means to be human. These figures demonstrate that love is an unstoppable force to be reckoned with. They reveal that it takes great power to bear the weighted risk of love and there is great power gained in taking the risk of loving.”

Now at this great crossroads of conflict with North Korea and in the U.S. and in Europe with immigrants. We need to demonstrate the power of love and see beyond our limited “tribal selves.” That is the very first step of individuation. 

The opposition of Pluto the HAwk in Capricorn to Venus the Dove and HEKATE the Goddess of the crossroads couldn’t be felt and seen more literally than the split in the world and those who choose Love and those who choose FEAR and feigned Patriarchal Power Over. 

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