Head in the clouds. Wandering around, dazed and confused. Well-known potheads. Lack of career direction. Wanting a career that is glamorous and frees you from everyday responsibilities. Dreams of being an actor. Wanting the kind of position in society that will free you from domestic life. Wanting to merge with your public identity. Wanting to become whatever people think you are. Inability to accurately assess your achievements. The American Dream. Wanting to live out The American Dream. Believing that you can be anything you want – you even can be president if you want to. People consistently misinterpret who you really are. You project out a cloud that obscures the real you. People project their image of who they think you are onto your public identity. You have public magnetism. You have something special that people can’t quite put their finger on. You capture the public’s imagination. You may be a blank canvas upon which people cast their idealizations and imaginings – positively or negatively.
Disillusion with the outer world. Disillusion when you realize that things aren’t ideal and that dreaming isn’t enough. Frustration through feeling that people never see who you are, and only what they want to see. Being confused about how you fit into the rest of society, especially with regard to your status and whether or not you could be perceived as a role model. Confusion about your reputation. Not getting the respect or acknowledgment you feel you deserve. Losing your personal identity through public office or fame. When you are in the spotlight, you don’t exist for yourself. Having no real grasp of the way the public perceives you. Being carried along by the tide of public opinion. Having your self washed away by public opinion. Your attempts to create a solid, structured, tangible outer career and identity for yourself only causes them to slip through your fingers faster.
Media moguls. A career that embraces media. A career that embraces images, photography and imagination. A career in dance, refined arts, music or film. Being moved to pursue a career path that serves something other than your own agenda and ego. Selfless career paths. A career in the healing arts. Giving up a ‘real’ career for a more spiritual path. Finding a way to blend your career ambitions with a desire to help others. Letting yourself drift along, aimless, dreaming and without distinct ambition.
Relationships with bosses and superiors are muddled and confusing. Shady dealings. Your gullibility can be a liability in your professional life. Sometimes you are clueless when it comes to achieving your dreams. You are willing to take risks because you are naive and you don’t know what you’re getting yourself into. People in positions of authority find it easy to take advantage of you. Because you never see how you are perceived by the public, you never quite know what your status is, or whether or not people respect you. People may think you are whiny and pathetic rather than competent and dutiful. People may misinterpret you personality as being sweet and nice when it isn’t. People may underestimate your tenacity and toughness. Being involved in shady careers can lead to your downfall. Your reputation may suffer if your career motives are purely selfish. You may feel that you have to give up an awful lot to have a successful career.
Having parents who are perceived as being underdogs. Feeling badly for one or both of your parents. Your parents mayb have been poor and received charity and other help; or, your parents were in a position to give out charity and help others. Your family’s reputation is shady or shrouded in mystery. Your family’s reputation is that you are compassionate, kind-hearted and giving. Your parents could seem glamorous to you and you might idealize them – especially your mother. One of your parents might have suffered the loss of position, status or reputation. One of your parents may have had confusing relationships with bosses and superiors that were shrouded in mystery. Your mother gave up her dreams of a career or sacrificed her home and family for the sake of her career. Your mother might have abandoned her family. Your mother desired to escape from domestic life. Your parents were artistic, musical and imaginative. Your parents were extremely sensitive.