Interesting to note in these statistics the 1990s are no where to be found. Basically, people make the same amount of money they did in the 1980s. Women still make on average 10,000 less than men. It’s rather astounding how bad things have gotten since the turn of this century.
I’m still unemployed. Money is tight. Do you see anything opening up for me? I appreciate your input. Thank you!
The first thing that comes up is seeing you in an office setting, something that you’ve done a while ago, but didn’t really want to do again. It’s a disregarded skill and not very exciting, but marketable. I can see you working in a workspace that is divided into cubby style spaces, there’s lot’s of neutral color, I’m getting gray – this could be how you feel about the opportunity. There will be somewhere between 10 and 30 people working in your area. I think it may involve a lot of phone and paperwork, again it’s some long ago skill that you perhaps did when you first entered the job market. I don’t think this is a forever thing, just something for now.
If you are open to it, it will come to you. You may already know about this and perhaps have disregarded it. I think it is very close to coming into being, just keep what I’m saying in mind and be open to all connections, even those through agencies and friends, and all potential opportunities. This will be a springboard for you more to get your confidence back and be in the game than anything. The money will not be fantastic, but with some rearranging you can make it work for the time being. It may not be ideal, but it will elevate some of your stress and fear.
Hope that helps.
Oh and please let us know what happens and how things turn out, you can do so anonymously through e-mail or post on the blog. I will respect your privacy either way.
Best to you,
I’ve been thinking, with this economic Depression has come an emotional one. People I’ve been talking to are really frustrated, upset and feel hopeless. I want to help. If you e-mail me a (relatively easy, yes/no sort of) question within the next 2 days I will answer you on the blog anonymously. This means I will put your question up and e-mail you back a number that corresponds to it and you can look for your answer here. E-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org
Best wishes to all,
Well, Mercury is now retrograde so prepare to have computer problems, loose things have technical difficulties and redo everything at least twice. It’s a pain in the butt especially when Mercury is in Virgo where it is stronger as co-ruler of Virgo. Virgo is also an earth sign – making the retrograde more physical than usual and more intense.
Something, I’ve been thinking about a lot is the housing market and how traditionally it has been dictated by the moons nodes. I’ve never seen them wrong. We are currently at the worst placement possible for selling a home, and for the real estate market in general, of course if you are looking to buy you will get the deal of a lifetime.
The north node in Capricorn generally brings about a fall in prices and the desire for people to be frugal with their money as well as keeping away from buying property. This is exacerbated by the fact that Pluto (which rules power and money) is also in Capricorn which would only serve to make people edgy about investing in property. Of course the way we do business and even think about our career paths will change over the next 10 years or so. Instead of a single focus one will find it necessary to be flexible, doing whatever is needed to accommodate the burgeoning (albeit zygote-like state its in) paradigm.
Before this mess I had read a study that noted people born in the early 1960s had an average of 5-7 career changes in their lives (that was thus far) and this study was done before 2000! Our economy despite our desire to remain in a state of delusion about it, has actually been pretty unstable for a long time. I know absolutely no one who was born after 1960 who got out of high school found a good working class job and stuck with it their whole life. These opportunities were and are extraordinarily rare now.
The absolute bottom of the real estate market (from what I’ve seen) is just as the north nodes turns and goes into Sagittarius – usually this is when the market turns around and begins to get better, and also when one can get the best deals with some confidence that there will indeed be a rebound. Now is really a great time to buy a home or investment property if one has the money. The best time to invest in real estate is now until the spring of 2011 (when the north node enters Sagittarius) houses at that time will start to sell better and prices will begin to rise again (slowly, very slowly).
My only caveat is that real estate will not spring back like it has before with the dampening influence of Pluto in Capricorn. People will stay a bit traumatized about owning property for a while until the economy picks back up which I believe will be a slow and steady climb up the mountain for many more years to come. So one should not invest in a home unless one is sure one can stay in it until the whole economy stabilizes and that could take a while.
I’m sorry to say we are in the depression I talked about. It’s important to remember when Obama drives one nuts with seeming passivity, that the other option, McCain, would have driven us into the Greatest Depression of this or any other time in modern history, his chart showed this clearly. And as I stated several years ago when I began blogging about the giant fall in the stock market about a month before it happened (fall of 08) we were going to have to face this. What we are experiencing now is a mollified version of the tidal wave that would have hit us if we’d gone further to the right.
What we need now is for people to learn empathy and compassion – this is the spiritual lesson in this financial disaster. It’s unfortunate that we have to learn the hard way, but it’s human and it’s just the way it is. When things are going well, we don’t look deeper than the surface of things.
Now get ready for the pushing of chaos and order, black and white, left and right – the further polarization of our country to the point of a potential war if we are not careful. Let’s not learn the hard way anymore! Compassion. Just be compassionate to oneself and to others and put oneself in others shoes, if we practice this, we will avert the next potential disaster staring us in the face.
Many blessings and best wishes,