Tuesday, 1 August 2017

Why Am I Not Gritty?

I talked to my sister just now. She was saying "Bro, you have to be more gritty." Gritty? A lightbulb moment came over to me. I read about the concept of grit some months ago and thought that it's an recently repackaged word for perseverance and determination unless I'm missing the fine print. I suppose "grit" does sound way cooler than "perseverance" and "determination".

Why is my sister talking about grit now? Apparently, she's reading about grit from this social app where the app participants are talking about the importance of grit in success, etc. Oh deary me. My baby sister is giving me a prep talk on perseverance and determination - grit! Well done she!

I took a walk in the living room and just suddenly thought of modality in astrology and grit. I suppose there seem to be an association between fixity in a natal chart and grit. A person with a dominance of fixity in his/her chart would have a high number of personal and social planets, the Ascendant and the Midheaven in fixed signs - Taurus, Leo, Scorpio and Aquarius.

Apparently, the gritter a person is, the higher the likelihood of success for the person. I will be curious whether the person that's higher in fixity in their natal chart, especially with t-squares and grand crosses are more "successful" in their lives. Maybe - the more fixed a person is, the less likely he/she is likely to start new projects. Which means the more focused and concentrated the person's energies and efforts are at something. If we apply the now dysfunctional 10,000 rule of excellence, it stands to reason that the "fixed" person is more likely than cardinal or mutable types to be expert or masters at something, thereby earning them success.

What do you think?