The 48 Laws of Power by Robert Greene is a renowned book that reveals the masterful ways people gain power based on the maneuvers of the world’s greatest politicians, kings, queens, and leaders. Here is your “law of power,” based on your zodiac sign.
Law 11: Use absence to increase respect and honor
Aquarius, you say less and affect more. You know when to create space and distance from your enemies, withdrawing to create an illusion of power, influence, and indifference. Your silence to their pleas is more cutting than any explanation, and your enemies often respond by surrendering.
Law 3: Conceal your intentions.
Scorpio, this law is all about never revealing the purpose behind your actions and “enveloping people” in a smokescreen so they are never able to prepare a defense. You’re definitely the sign that leads your enemies down the wrong path, pretending to play dumb just to lead them to their own defeat.
Law 28: Enter action with boldness.
Fiery Mars-ruled Aries knows they will enter any action against an enemy with ferocity and conviction. When they’re fighting their enemies, they’re engaged in full battle and leading the war with plenty of supporters behind them. Whether that means taking physical action or arguing their way out of a conflict, they’re all in.
Law 6: Court attention at all costs.
Whether scandalous or sensational, a Leo is a performer on stage. Unpredictable, snazzy, and attention-grabbing, you grab the spotlight from your enemies and teach them that success is the best revenge. You bring down your enemies just by shining more brightly than them.
Law 42: Strike the shepherd and the sheep will scatter.
Taurus, you’re all about targeting the source of the problem to ensure their enablers don’t even get the chance to make them more powerful. That means you face your sole enemy and the true instigator of your troubles head-on, charging steadfast toward them with the intensity of the bull. You hold them accountable, banish them from their circles and make sure they never harm anyone else.
Law 35: Master the Art of Timing
Sagittarius, we both know you have an elephant-like memory for who’s done you wrong in the past. People think you’ve forgotten, but a true archer never forgets nor do they miss their mark when aiming with their bow and arrow. When you decide to play the long game and not give into your impulsive temper, your timing for issuing karma is exceptional. You lay in wait, waiting for the perfect moment to emotionally strike at your enemy to ensure they know you are not one to be messed with, lest there be consequences. And you have no limits to what you will do to psychologically destroy them if they are a true villain who harms the innocent.
Law #29: Plan all the way to the end
Detail-oriented Virgo micromanages every project and defeating your enemies is no different. You plan ahead for the obstacles and potential setbacks ahead to plot your counterattack so your enemies can’t get to you.
Law 15: Crush your enemy totally
Capricorn, you do not leave any crumbs, do you? You make sure that when your enemy has left the building, they’ve really left for good. Whether that means exposing their crimes for all to see so their fake good reputation is stained or winning a competition with them that they never stood a chance to win so mightily they never recover from the embarrassment, you’re known for your total epic takedowns.
Law 17: Keep others in suspended terror. Cultivate an air of unpredictability
Gemini, your unpredictability and duality has many perks. One is that your enemy never knows what to do with you or what to expect. You keep surprising them and even yourself through your inconsistent behavior. They become too exhausted to watch your every move and even keep up.
Law 19: Know who you’re dealing with – do not offend the wrong person
Libra, your diplomacy works effectively with your enemies because you know how to pretend to be meek when you’re really the one gaining control behind the scenes. You pretend to desire harmony when someone has done you wrong, reserving your energy in conflict when the enemy is someone who outranks you. Then, you use your energy for fuel, harnessing it into productivity to overcome those who’ve underestimated you.
Law 39: Stir up waters to catch fish
Pisces, despite being a sensitive sign, you know how to flow like calm waters when it comes to enemies. That’s because you’re not seeking any sympathy from them like you usually do from your loved ones. Instead, you’re riling up your enemies and provoking them into anger so they reveal themselves to onlookers while you stay calm yourself. You let them ruin their own reputation. Remember to only use this skill when dealing with true perpetrators who deserve it and never as a form of manipulation toward innocent people.
Law 32: Play to people’s fantasies
Cancer, you’re another sensitive and loving sign, and you use this to your advantage when it comes to a rival who’s looking to defeat you. Rather than confronting the enemy, you come out of your shell to gain allies and support by appealing to others in unique ways only you can, providing people with the fantasy of pleasure and relief. By the time you’re done, you’ve gained a whole army of followers who cheer you on – and your enemy is left totally isolated.