THE PEOPLE'S ASTROLOGER
LARRY: TOTALLY CEREBRAL!
LARRY: TOTALLY CEREBRAL!
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Larry Shultz, a very good looking white dude in his late forties,with salt and pepper hair, classical Mediterranean features, ripped body, with a top ranking job in WALL STREET as a stock analyst, but doesn't understand why he's so LONELY!
LARRY was born on OCTOBER 16TH, 1963.
IN NUMEROLOGY the # 7 stands for INTELLECT, BUSINESS, SUCCESS, and the vice of GREED.
His ASCENDANT is LIBRA, and his MOON IS IN LIBRA, as well.
In ASTROLOGY we consider PERSONALITIES of this type to be TRIPE AIR. HIS MOONPHASE is CAPRICORN, suggesting DEEP SEATED INSECURITIES relating to BEING POOR, ALONE, and UNLOVED.
AFTER THE FALL of the markets and the real-estate industry (along with the stock market) in 2008, life for Larry has not been the same...
"what's the problem, Mr. Shultz?"
"Well first of all I have a problem paying this kind of money to you!"
"But you didn't pay this kind of money to me, your friend, Gretchen, did.."
"Yeah, against my better judgement..."
"Would you like me to get you in contact with a Jewish astrologer or a Kabalist?"
"...What do you know about that..?"
"What kind of Astrologer did you think I was?" I asked, curiously.
"I don't know...wait, did I offend you just now...?"
Larry is one of those people who is completely DISCONNECTED from his feelings (including people)...
He makes the MONEY, is very good at what he does as a chartist and a technical analyst. He manages accounts which range in the millions (in both currency and options commodities trading). People don't mean anything to Larry if they are not WEALTHY, INFLUENTIAL, and POWERFUL (obviously "drawing" from the CAPRICORN MOONPHASE).
He is the classical WHITE MAN-everybody HATES (including White people!)
His only concern is success AT ALL COSTS.
Poor Larry, he's 'roped' up in his own mental prison...
"But Larry, things are not the same anymore. The economy collapsed!"
"It did not!" He exclaimed
"Larry, how much money are you making now?"
"That's none of your fucking business" he spat, evenly
"That little,eh?" I mused
"What's you fucking point?"
"Why the hostility, Larry?"
"Because you are a judgmental fuck"
"really, then you must not know much about judgment..."
"Is this how you treat your clients?"
"I'm not an asshole, like you-"
"How dare you!"
"How dare you?" I exclaimed
There was a pause (I felt my left eye brow 'flutter', I knew, for him, this wasn't a good sign)
But then, he smiled, and apologized, half heartedly, it seemed. I smiled in return and proceeded;
"Now that we know that we are not whimps, and each of us can hold our own, can we get back to your particular situation?
"My fiance, Gretchen wanted me to speak to you about why I won't commit to a relationship to her"
"Do you feel you need to tell me why you make the decisions you make?"
"Absolutely not", he stated firmly.
"Good. Then you and I can have an open conversation of what's really the matter. Can you illustrate a typical scenario which is recurrent between you and Gretchen?"
"She wants me to commit and I'm not ready-financially, anyway..."
"Do you want to?"
"Are you ganna tell her this information?"
"Now Mr. Schultz, really?"
"In what way does she want you to commit?"
"She doesn't want me to be with other women", he scoffed
"Is that a problem for you?"
"What do you mean? Why does it have to be a 'problem' I'm a man"
"Is not like you would do anything differently even if you had tons of women after you, right?"
"I am who I am.."
Funny, I heard that "saying" before. I SAY IT.
May be that explains why my own relationships tend to be tumultuous!
It takes one to know one, you know....
"Do you see commitment as a form of entrapment?"
"Yes!" He cheered, "God, I thought I was the only one who saw it that way!" biting his lower lip, holding a bemusing smile
"No, you're certainly not the only one who thinks this way-including me"
"Oh?" He blanched
"Yes, just because I'm an astrologer doesn't exempt me from still drawing upon the existential experience of interpersonal relationships?"
You see, Larry, having a TRIPE AIR signature, allows himself to COMPLETELY and TOTALLY "disengage" the EMOTIONAL SELF (as define by the element of WATER, which symbolizes, in occult philosophy the faculty of EMOTIONS) from any kind of SUBJECTIVE EXPERIENCE
of such EMOTIONS.
People like Larry, live in the "air" of their own thoughts (not realizing that these thoughts take on "forms" of their own), in which the emotional body has no jurisdiction.
He will not ALLOW HIMSELF to "FEEL" because to FEEL IS TO LOSE CONTROL; while to INTELLECTUALIZE IS TO GAIN CONTROL OF THE WORLD AROUND YOU (and within, too).
LIBRA is the sign of the BALANCING ACT (not balance-like many astrological books still erroneously proclaim)
You can't be too INTELLECTUAL OR YOU WILL APPEAR COLD AND "UNREACHABLE" (emotionally) AND "UNAPPROACHABLE" (physically) TO OTHERS.
But you can't be too EMOTIONAL OR YOU WILL APPEAR "NEEDY" AND WILL REPEL OTHERS (and for a man, in the WESTERN CULTURE, to appear weak with this perception can be disastrous)
"Trapped from what?" I countered.
"Don't want to feel trapped and obligated. I use to hate seeing my mother give my father the third degree on everything-I hated her a long time for that..."
There was a long chicken pause. And yes, it was quite awkward, both of us did not know quite how to 'bounce' back from it; so I took a RISK:
"Hey, your parents probably can't hold a candle to mine" I shrugged.
"...Yeah, what does my chart say..."
"Nothing that you already don't know..."
And we left it at that. I never saw him again, nor heard form Gretchen (which I knew for over twenty years)...
People are "funny", when vulnerable, I guess...