Half the people who answered the blooming poll stated they thrived wherever they were planted. I was thinking this was a desirable trait, but after reading the many thoughtful and eye-opening comments, I’m not sure it’s that clear cut.
I was thinking along the lines of the “resilient child” they speak of in psychology circles today. It’s the child who inexplicably thrives in spite of whatever horrible conditions or abuse they may endure at home. There are a certain percentage of children like this and through study they’ve come up with a set of characteristics these children seem to have in common.
Some suggest you try to cultivate the traits of these children in your not-so-resilient child which seems interesting to me. I thought it was a pretty good idea when I read about it a couple years ago. But after reading the comments, maybe people are fine the way they are! Since I have Libra, I am sure I could argue either way!
I don’t know if being a bloomer is “elevated” or not, but I do know I have thought of the resilient child thing in terms of astrology.
For example, Mars is exalted in Capricorn. It’s the best Mars in the zodiac. So what if you have a Mars jacked up like I do? Is it possible for someone like me to pretend I have a Capricorn Mars? Could I ask myself, “What would Mars in Capricorn do?” and then act in this manner? I think so.
This is one of the great things about this blog. There is a diverse group here, who speak up. Consequently there is great opportunity for someone to learn a new way of being or thinking if they’re so inclined.
What do you think?