“Sometimes we stare so long at a door that is closing that we see too late the one that is open.”
—Alexander Graham Bell
This morning as I was walking my dog I listened to a podcast of This American Life called “.” One of the stories was about , a perpetual seeker of “The Big Opportunity” who ended up beating a game show’s formula in 1984. The game show was ironically titled “Press Your Luck.”
According to the program, Larson was always in search of that big opportunity that would bring him the big winnings. Sadly, after he had his record-breaking game show win he subsequently squandered the money in a real estate Ponzi scheme and went on to lose the remainder of his savings and his wife after he was robbed of over $40,000 in $1 bills which he had saved in an attempt to win a radio contest. He ended up an assistant manager at Walmart according to Snopes.com.
This story reminded me very much of Jupiter. Jupiter inspires us to think big and to achieve greatness. Jupiter, remember, was the king of the gods and I like to say that Jupiter in the chart shows where we would like to be king and how we can accomplish our goals and dreams. Nothing in astrological symbolism is black or white, good or bad, and that is true for Jupiter too.
Jupiter’s domain also includes our belief systems and the philosophies that we develop to give our life meaning. These theologies and ideologies become a part of our world view and are also associated with Jupiter.
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