Remember the good old days when reading a book fulfilled nearly every armchair desire you had and when you heard the phrase ‘if you can’t actually do it, then do it in your mind’, ah, what fun we had as youngsters, when we were too young to actually do anything in the grown-up World and our desire built and built until we actually let ourselves loose on the World, then we got the knock-backs and then we realised we could’ve and should’ve stayed in the book form of reality and never try to create what we saw on the page as the trouble of bringing that into existence was too much, oh just me, was it?
Today the book as a form of experiencing ‘all’ of life is all too easily replaced, and whenever a grown-up wants the ‘World’ all he or she has to do is look no further than online gambling, luckily i learnt a valuable lesson at twelve years old so i don’t gamble with real money anymore, i was a young stupid and naïve boy and after saving hard for weeks on a cold and windy paper-round i blew £50 [a lot of money in 1977] on one glorious day in an amusement arcade on a local holiday, the owner must of smiled and laughed when he opened-up that machine and reaped my rewards, what was i to do, ask for it back, never mind, anyway now when i play it is on my computer and it’s all free, and i wouldn’t play if it wasn’t. And as someone said ‘the chase is better than the catch’ and what am i going to do with thousands of non-redeemable points anyway, no, the total goes-up and it goes-down, it is a totally pointless exercise, and even with loads of points the end-game is ‘always’ [all will be lost] and it is over for you, so why spend your money which can buy food and drink, and it is here that i have to say that i personally think that ‘kids’ should probably spend some time in school gambling on non-redeemable points so they can come to their own ‘pointless’ conclusion on gambling and then perhaps they won’t gamble in their adult lives, unless they like disappointing and devastating lost.
Anyway, my point is… … gambling exercises all the astrological houses, 1st house – i’ll spend my life-force on it and i’ll get my hopes up 11th and i will succeed ‘win’ 10th and increase my wealth 2nd and take another’s wealth 8th and play a game 5th and i’ll spend all my ‘wits’ [my mind] 3rd and be up against the opponent 7th and exercise my higher-self in a battle of mind over the antics of the other opponent, while i am essentially fighting against myself ‘all the time’ but of course ultimately i will lose 12th and end-up 4th as a loser, sick of it all 6th and the/my circle of life is ‘complete’ [the whole game], and i will drag-it-out for however long i ‘want’ my misery to continue for, or forever however long it lasts, it is all a GAME and is best to be thought of as so.
It is essentially a 5th house activity, sure you win, you can’t continue if you don’t win, but essentially the odds are against you and you WILL lose. Back to Zero.
There isn’t much more to say, it tests you and makes you a man [when you win] and makes you feel less of a man [when you lose], i am not anti-gambling but you have to see it for what it is.
I want to add a bit more… … i think, that if you have a watery type nature then your ‘desire’ nature can be strong or even overwhelming so gambling may fulfil your desire to just let go and go for it and see what comes, dangerous ‘waters’ indeed, so watch yourself is my advice.
Also some else which i have found handy and even invaluable is, don’t bother gambling if you want an ‘increase’ in your stake when the Moon is void-of-course, and as the apt adage says, ‘nothing will come of anything done at this time, only slowly and with much work’ and that seems to work-out every time.
It is probably best to gamble when the Moon on its daily-rounds is in a good aspect to your 2nd, 5th or 10th house rulers and not when a square or opposition exists, if you want to avoid loss that is. And if the time of day comes when the Moon’s aspect has come and it is now separating it is probably best for you to stop too, or your fortune will ‘wane’ too, that is my experience, so best give-up and do something else. Also avoid times when major aspects are only going to hinder your experience of winning. I would like to suggest a good Moon in sign time to play, but i can’t really, for me when the Moon is in Cancer, Taurus or Pisces works-out quite well, but avoid a Scorpio Moon time as its sure to end badly, as many things do then.
Gambling does seem to follow simple Moon based electional-type rules, but there are, and must be some exceptions to this, but only a few i guess, and perhaps you will find them.
But perhaps the real ‘gamble’ in life is finding the best time to exploit all the good areas in our life and then exploiting that, but not everyone has that kind of thinking or mind to do it, so we use our money and time to concentrate on our wealth instead, its sad, but its what we tend to do as a race, and then we let our ‘wealth’ control the rest of our life.
And if your birth-chart says you best avoid gambling altogether because of certain warnings therein, then its up to you, but i guess we have those ‘placements’ probably because we have a personal history [past build-up] of experience and we probably don’t have much chance or choice of avoiding that unless we choose to ignore our weaknesses in this lifetime, that is… … if you believe in past lives; and if you do not believe in that, then just see it as your date of birth this one and only time around gave you a warning not to mess around with gambling, to your own peril.