It must also be remembered that many well-meaning people have a false conception of themselves， and even when presented with an accurate picture of their own personality and temperament， they cannot or will not recognize it. Most of us would rather be idealistic types， with exceptional qualities and impulses for good. But the astrological forces being impersonal influences of varying strength， it is largely up to us what we do with the energy Nature has provided for our development. If we are disappointed with the astrological picture of our characteristics， we have only to take the planetary forces in our own make-up， as outlined in the birth figure， （even the most general outline）and develop the positive value of each planetary influence. The result is bound to be good， for the amount of virture unused in this universe is storing a mighty reserve of energy that only practice will develop. Possibly the strength of the malifics comes from ages of repeated usage.