This extract from Signals – by Pippa Malmgren – makes me think of Jupiter and Saturn aspects. It is very much that interplay.
“…the economy begins inside the human soul, driven by the never-ending battle between the Greek goddesses Hubris and Nemesis for possession of our psyche. The ancient Greeks described Hubris as the spirit who lights the fire or desire or greed and compels us to take risks to achieve what the ego desires. The ego wants more: more status, more money, more success, more material possession, more recognition, more knowledge, more confidence. Hubris is a powerful force in the world economy, because to propels individuals and societies to innovate – which is always risky – and thereby generate growth, wealth and G.D.P.
Nemesis is the goddess of retribution, targeting those who indulge in too much hubris. She douses the fire of hubris with doubt and punishes hubris with loss. Nemesis lurks at the edge of every business and every balance sheet and every job. She peers over the shoulder of every risk-taker, threatening to undermine the hope and aspiration of the endeavor. Hubris gives rise to hope and Nemesis gives rise to fear, but both are critical to the proper functioning of the world economy. It is the balancing of the two that permits people to successfully achieve their goals and contribute to a flourishing economy. An excess of either spirit is likely to end in economic catastrophe.”
Jupiter and Saturn Aspects Can Be Seen As Hubris And Nemesis
Can you feel how this is a la Jupiter and Saturn aspects?
Balancing out your Jupiter-Saturn Vibe brings rapid results. If you’re born with these two in friendly aspect, you’re astrologically advantaged.
You could also argue that Jupiter is hedonistic and Saturn is more stoic by nature. With Pisces – ruled by Jupiter and Neptune – there is a jovial type and there is a more Neptunian type. Aquarius tends to turn up in Saturnine mode or as full-blown Uranians.
The Jupiter and Saturn aspect that’s most significant is the conjunction. Occurring every 20 years, it’s the basis of the Feng Shui Ages and portends new eras of leadership.
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