Originally Posted by Backtothaessence
I don't have much fire in there so I assume I'm not really cut-out for being brave. :-/
Everyone has the potential for bravery IMO. Even the wateriest of watery people can be brave when faced with inescapable challenge.
I think that a lot of what we think of as `bravery' is down to Jupiter and its sign, placement, aspects, etc. Jupiter describes, among other things, what we believe. If we believe that it is our job to get ourselves out of the jam we may have had a part in creating, then to face it and deal with it (risking failure and humiliation) is an act of bravery. You don't have to climb Mt Everest to be brave. A single parent who gets up each morning and gets her kids off to school with food in their stomachs and clothes on their backs before going to work herself is an act of bravery.
WordWeb defines `courage' as "A quality of spirit that enables you to face danger or pain without showing fear"
. One of the synonyms for courage is bravery. I have a problem with the `without showing fear' part. I think to acknowledge fear, but to forge ahead anyway is only human.