Energy vampires are like strangler vines on trees. They grow around the tree, and at first, it seems like a symbiotic relationship.
Someone I know – a Taurus, oddly enough – is having to cut a strangler vine off his tree. It is a prick of a job as once they have latched on; the Strangler Vines do not want to let go. I am not a botanist, but the whole M.O. of the Strangler Vines reminds me of some people.
They turn up (shat out by a passing bird, in this case) and plant themselves at the base of a tree that has it’s shit together. That is, the tree has deep roots for sustenance and a decent position. It is home to birds and has branches that wave gently in the sunlit breeze. It’s networked to other trees and yet singular.
Then the Strangler Vine proceeds to grow around the tree, taking nourishment from its roots and eventually killing the host by rendering it weak and blocking all the sunlight.
About the only thing they have to offer is that they provide extra strength during storms. Some consider them ornamental. But of course, this is offset by the ‘killing the host’ bit.
Energy Vampires come in many forms. Some are nice; others are more overtly after something. But they always seek out strong hosts and start small.
So, do you know a Strangler Vine?