I'm not sure that I totally understand the question, but a lot of people have answered according to their interpretations. To me, Sidereals are another angle of Exalted's deconstruction of power fantasy, in which every Exalt-type understands and expresses power differently. Sidereals are a personification of exploitation and understanding. They exploit influence, people, tools, wisdom, knowledge, coincidence, human nature, bureaucracy, physics, wordplay, and even themselves (see the Charm "Burn Life"). They're legendary martial arts masters because they can understand the secret power...