As the population ages, more and more people are find themselves in caregiver positions. Many of them never saw this coming. They just wake up one day; the need is there and they decide to fill it the best they can.
Recently, I’ve had a lot of clients working in this capacity. They may be caring for a parent or a spouse. Many of them have full-time jobs on top of their caregiver duties. In all cases, it’s rough. Some see rewards in their work. Sometimes it’s just so bleak, it’s all the person can do not to circle down the drain themselves.
Anyone can be a caregiver but in working with this population, I notice themes in charts. The Virgo / Pisces or 6th house / 12th house axis is often prominent. This is a no-brainer. These signs routinely serve and sacrifice. But I also see a lot of emphasis on Cardinal signs.
I’m taking about Aries or the first house. If a parent is ill and there are a number of children, it’s the leader that is most likely to step up and take action.
It’s common to see Cancer / Capricorn and the 4th /10th houses emphasized as well. It’s because these people tend to be responsible and parental.
Libra will also step in. I think it’s because they don’t like to be alone. Consequently, they can’t stomach leaving someone to suffer in loneliness.
Working with caregivers is becoming a specialty of mine. It suits me. I love to help people but I love to help people who help others, even more. It’s been years since I wrote about this but it’s a fact. It’s the Jupiter effect. If you can help a helper, you’re helping more.
Are you a caregiver?
Have you ever been a caregiver?
Do you think you might be called to do this at some point?
Would you respond to the call, or do you feel you’re unsuited to it?