Loonsounds writes, regarding her mother
“…every penny she has saved for her whole life and now her portfolio is down 60 percent and it really actually does look like she could run out of money. So, in addition I have now learned that being cheap is no guarantee of financial security in late life anyway (not that it would have changed me)…”
Very good point. In fact, greed has a pretty sorry reputation actually.
It was some years ago I realized that people who gave invariably always had something to give and people who did not give… well they really had nothing to give, regardless of how rich they were and then tended to wind up bereft one way or the other.
Giving is Jupiter (9th house) ruled and this blog is a very good example of how this works. I have Mars in Mercury in the 9th, so I am very motivated (Mars) to share my ideas (Mercury). You may notice I have no shortage of them but I wonder if this would be the case if I were miserly with them.
As a matter of fact I had an astrologer tell me once I should NOT give so much for free. This was a paid consultation and while I have thought about it for years, I have never been able to make it make sense when applied to a chart like mine.
Anyway, Loon, that was a good point and I wanted to pull it up. If your plane is meant to go down, it’s going to go down no matter how many precautions you take because guess what: You’re not running this show.
The cure of course is faith. If you have faith a lot of suffering is alleviated.
Have you noticed this phenomena around giving?