Our topic, of late, has been the 12th house. With Jupiter and the Sun conjunct there, I’ve resided there my whole life and do know quite a lot about it but seldom write about it. Jupiter is supposed to be well-placed in the 12th, lucky even. It’s luck that comes from unexpected places, just at the moment you need it the most. I’ve been so very lucky in my life, so blessed, in so many ways.

Others, if my life story were told, might not see all the hard things that have happened as lucky. They might say that I worked my tush off for everything I got and that I came from serious poverty and an extremely difficult background that generations of alcohol-addicted relatives were never able to overcome. And that I made it, despite all that, with copious amounts of good old Iowa GRIT.