Wait, Wait, Don't Shoot - You Could Be a Future President


What Do These Two Have in Common?

Both came from broken homes. Both have unique genealogy and both are on the Way of Trust. 

45 The Way of TRUST - Sensitivity to Exposure: The individuals born on the Way of Trust are among the most deeply sensitive in the zodiac. It may be difficult to discern, however, since crustacean-like, they cover up their soft underbelly with a hard shell of cool objectivism and ostensible rationality. Such a defense mechanism has grown over time, built in response to the myriad wounds, both large and small, inflicted on their delicate inner lives. Those born on this karmic path are called to reveal themselves to others and thereby become more balanced, mature, and psychologically whole as they integrate their inner and outer realities. Self-protective in the extreme, they may have experienced the betrayal of their trust. Thus, they must rebuild trust in themselves to be more discerning and better judges of character. Individuals on this path will learn how to evaluate others so that they know whom to trust and why. Only then will they fully show others what they are truly made of.

 45 The Way of TRUST - Sensitivity to Exposure

September 1 - December 31, 1942 Annette Funicello

April 13 - August 31, 1961 Obama

January 1 - April 12, 1980 Kasey Kahne Nascar Rookie Star

July 4 – November 22, 1998 Nikolas Cruz   

Only 4% of the kids in my 1955 all-white elementary school came from broken homes. 96% of our mothers were stay-at-home moms, whose only day off was Sunday, so we as a family could go to church. Once a month they could raise hell at the PTA meeting. Everything we learned about ourselves as individuals was always through trial and error. Even if we got an A+ or a 98/100 on some test of our academic capabilities, that didn't shed any light on our Self-Awareness.

Today's student body at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School in Parkland, Fla. and all across America, come closer to composition of 96% broken family and 4% traditional 50's generation homes. If you add in the number of stay-at-home moms the stats could drop to 98/2. Our Public Schools are no longer in the education business, they are too busy "Herding rabid teenage cats."

We Need Counselors, Not Cops and Definitely Not Teachers with Guns

My non-biological son was slapped with the Special Ed label in the 4th grade. If my DNA had been involved he wouldn't have made it past kindergarten without Mental Health issues. By the age of fourteen, all the Houston Independent School District King's Psychiatrists, Psychologists and Psychotherapists admitted defeat - "Your son is intellectually defiant."

"Education: to 'draw out or unfold the powers of the mind.'"

If my stepson can outwit the entire 'Shrink Faculty' of the second largest school district in the country, I don't see much hope for traditional methods of psychological counselling. 

"What we need is Astrological Psychology Counselling"

I know, big fat chance of that ever happening. Using the word, Astrology in a sentence is equivalent to admitting you voted for Trump. The first use of the term occurred in Dane Rudhyar's The Astrology of Personality in 1936. C.G. Jung "The Father of Analytical Psychology" used astrology as a psychological tool in his practice, especially in difficult cases where language was a barrier. Sigmund Freud wrote late in life (1970) "If I had my life to live over again, I should devote myself to psychic research rather than psychoanalysis."

The Intent of Astrological Psychology is to 'draw out or unfold the powers of the students mind.' Teach (allow & enable) the student to develop self-awareness. My theme is Finding the Fear (Karma) You Feel. For example Obama, Nikolas Cruz, George Clooney and each of the individuals on 45 The Way of Trust need to Release: The feeling of being a victim; to reap the Reward: The joy of trusting themselves.

The Evolution of Psychological Testing

My sixth grade class was seated by IQ, the Stanford-Binet Intelligence Scales, put all girls in the first row, save one boy in the last desk (you know the inkwell holder with no ink). I seriously doubt that the school informed the PTA of this, smart and less-smart, seating arrangement. Oh, that was draconian, we don't do that anymore, now we test for all eight types of IQ.

That's better, now I know why I wasn't in the first row because after thirty years of practicing architecture, I learned that my visual-spatial IQ score was better than average. My freshman year in college, I fell in love with psychology, a dozen years later I fell head over heals in love with Organizational Behavior i.e. Business Psychology.

The PhD Psychology staff at Case Western Reserve seated us according to our scores on a variation of the DISC.

DISC is a behavior assessment tool based on the DISC theory of psychologist William Moulton Marston, which centers on four different behavioral traits: dominance, inducement, submission, and compliance.

Once again my super-duper visual-spatial IQ knocked me out of the preferred CEO, COO, CIO boxes and into the HR corner.

There I am, (i) INFLUENCE & ENTHUSIASM, doesn't that account for something? "Yes, you have no business, being in business school." Even after this slap to my psyche, I was still in love with psycho-metrics, C.G. Jung's Quadrant Theory and the study of Mid-Life Transition.

The cheeriest self-awareness news I received in my two year EMBA sojourn was my score - there are no right or wrong answers - my placement, on Ned Herrmann's Brain Dominance Instrument - right next to Churchill. He must have done well on the visual-spatial scale, after all, he was an amateur artist and did the most challenging art form, portraits.



 "The more we know about ourselves the more we will be able to help others."

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