When I say, “favorite son”, I mean the child who is favored by the parents. I am also talking about a person who is favored in the workplace, because of familial connections (nepotism).
If you extrapolate, you may conclude that anyone or any group who is cut slack and/or afforded special considerations in any kind of system, is also a “favorite son”. You may be right but for my purposes, I’m talking about someone who is elevated in a group…who then takes a fall.
I know of a person who is living this storyline right now. He’s been the favored son – the untouchable employee for decades, and then whoosh! The raft beneath him was pulled away. He fell into the water and what do you think will happen now?
Will the people he works with come to his aid? Will they build him a new raft so he can be restored to his position above their own?
I doubt this. At best, they will not attack. But in many cases, they will attack. They’ve resented the man for how many years? And now he’s vulnerable.
Reading this, you may think this is a Pluto thing, but it’s more apt to happen under a Neptune transit. Elizabeth Taylor once made this very Piscean remark: “I feel off my pink cloud with a thud.”
Personally, I feel sorry for a person who winds up in the water like this. I just don’t think they’re equipped. But I know many would be happy to see them drown. It’s a common effect caused by years of resentment.
It’s worth keeping this in mind if you’re someone floating up there, above the others in the water. Situations like this tend to be fleeting (and imaginary) and let me be clear here: you may enjoy 30 or 40 or even 50 years of protected status before you fall. That may not seem “fleeting”, but once you’re in the water you may realize it was.
Are you the favored son? Have you ever seen a person take this kind of fall? Is a fall of this type, inevitable?