My son, Vid, will turn eighteen in April. He’s starting his second semester of college, studying engineering.
He did exceptionally well his first semester which was great because it gave him confidence. I’m just off the phone with him. He says this semester is much harder.
“Well, don’t panic,” I said. “You know, math…it’s possible to lose your grip. You start to slip. This is okay. It happens sometimes. Just keep a cool head and get on top it. Do what you have to do, but don’t panic. You’ve got the chops. You’re not in over your head. Just stay calm and grab until you catch. Make calls if you have to,” I said, reminding him, his stepfather is an ace mathematician. “It’s going to be okay.”
This was my motherly advice to my nearly-adult son. I looked at the current sky when I hung up the phone. Moon (mother) conjunct Saturn (support) in Sagittarius (higher education).
It also reminded me, back when he was starting high school. He was really scared. His sun is conjunct Saturn.
“They don’t teach anything in that school that you can’t learn. You won’t get there and find, oh, this is too hard. I can’t learn this. Just go and you’ll find out, I’m right.”
I watched the fear leave his face.
Do you feel you’re slipping? Don’t panic. Reach until you get a grip, pull up and you’ll be back on top.