Depth Astrology: A Handbook
by Gargatholil

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   JUPITER and MOON'S NODES CONTACTS

Jupiter aspecting the Moon’s Nodes brings the function that incorporates expansion and growth, assimilation, beneficence, grace and understanding (symbolized by Jupiter) in contact with the functions associated with destiny and with predispositions, talents and resources, respectively.  If the aspect is not a difficult one, it is generally considered to be fortunate, with the beneficial Jupiterian qualities shining on the functions symbolized by the Moon’s Nodes.  Jupiterian functions, such as understanding and growth, can also be given more prominence in your life and psyche.  If the aspect is difficult, this may signify either a withdrawal of Jupiter’s beneficial qualities from the Moon’s Node functions or these functions being played out to excess.






JUPITER


   CONJUNCT        SEXTILE          SQUARE

    TRINE              QUINCUNX        OPPOSED


 

    NORTH NODE




    JUPITER

       CONJUNCT         SEXTILE           SQUARE


       TRINE                QUINCUNX        OPPOSED


 

    SOUTH NODE


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Jupiter conjunct                      Your Sense of Expansion, Growth and Beneficence is Strongly

   North Node                          Associated with the Unfolding of Destiny

            Jupiter conjunct the North Node is generally considered to be a fortunate aspect.  It signifies that the struggles associated with actualizing the area of life symbolized by the North Node’s house placement and with going through your destiny will be fruitful.  You will undoubtedly experience good feelings about your destiny.  This conjunction may also symbolize a special grace or blessing enjoyed by you in the pursuit of your life's lesson.  Also, your understanding of a larger scheme of things or of the world on a philosophical or cosmological level helps you develop that aspect of life symbolized by the house in which the North Node is placed.  Since Jupiter may symbolize a teacher or mentor, your understanding may come through such a person. 

At a more mundane level, the Jupiter-North Node conjunction may symbolize a destiny which is connected with wealth, or at least with a comfortable contentment.  The ease with which you appear to meet your destiny may be deceptive, however, seducing you into allowing things to work out on their own rather than you taking responsibility for your destiny.  If the Jupiterian energy manifests negatively or is not properly controlled, this may lead to any negative tendencies that are inherent in the North Node placement being exaggerated.  This may also occur with respect to the South Node, since Jupiter is naturally opposed to the South Node.

Transcendent Potential

You can actualize the transcendent potential of Jupiter conjunct the North Node when you realize the great Grace you have received in being allowed to pursue the development of your inner self through the destiny that is symbolized by the North Node.  You take seriously the responsibility of gaining greater understanding and personal growth in the area of life indicated by the North Node’s house placement.  Yet, you are able to do this lightly and with ease and poise.  If you are very fortunate, you will receive guidance and companionship from a Higher Power who will aid you on your destined path.

Insecurity

If you are inwardly insecure, then you may suffer under the illusion that your personal destiny is of some greater importance to society.  You may identify with some cause, particularly one connected with a societal institution and you may personalize this in connection with your own "destiny".  You are likely to miss completely the real life lesson symbolized by the North Node and simply use the idea of an innate destiny or calling to enlarge and aggrandize your own ego.

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Jupiter sextile                         You Have Opportunities for Expansion, Growth and Beneficence

   North Node                             and the Unfolding of Your Destiny to Exercise Mutual Benefit

            This generally is a fortunate aspect signifying that you have opportunities to actualize that area of life in which the North Node is placed by undertaking expansive activities, through personal growth and through receptivity to Grace.  Similarly, you are likely to find that pursuing the destiny symbolized by the North Node leads to more personal growth, enjoyment, understanding and benefit.  Thus, you enjoy an opportunity to participate in a virtuous cycle whereby growth and understanding leads you toward your destiny and actualizing your destiny leads to greater growth and understanding. 

Of course, this energy pattern can also manifest on a purely material level, signifying that you are destined to have opportunities to accumulate wealth, enjoy material security and achieve affluence and that you are likely to be successful if you take those opportunities.  You may also find benefit, especially financial benefit, coming to you with little or no effort, as if destined.

If either Jupiter or the North Node has a difficult aspect from another planet, the sextile suggests that you have opportunities to relieve the stress that is associated with the difficult aspect.  Pursuing your destiny and absorbing those life lessons that you experience may give you opportunities to relieve stress caused by either excess or a diminished feeling of well-being (when the difficult aspect is to Jupiter).  Often, when the difficult aspect is to the North Node, trying to gain a better understanding and broader perspective on the frustration that you feel with respect to your destiny will ease a difficult or painful situation.  Sometimes the answer is to be found in taking an optimistic attitude while facing the stress and crisis that may be in your destiny.  Sometimes, of course, lucky opportunities will come your way to relieve a stressful situation that you are otherwise “destined” to suffer, but you should not count on this happening.

Transcendent Potential

You have made the greatest use of those opportunities to accomplish personal growth, to achieve understanding and to gather Grace by pursuing your highest destiny--the call to spirituality.  If you are particularly fortunate, it will be in your destiny to meet a spiritual guide who will increase your understanding and fill you with Grace. You never miss an opportunity to express your inner gratitude for the destiny that has been conferred on you.

Insecurity

If you are too insecure to do the real work signified by the North Node, you are likely to perceive how good things automatically come to you and then grow to expect your destiny to provide you with happiness without any effort on your own part.  You are attached only to what brings enjoyment and happiness to your ego.  Thus, you neglect all opportunities for greater understanding that may threaten your ego-based conception of the world.  You are content with the material enjoyment that it is in your destiny to receive and you become frustrated and impatient if your desires are not fulfilled.

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Jupiter trine South                  Your Sense of Expansion, Growth and Beneficence is in  

   Node                                    Harmony with Your Predispositions and Your Attachments to the Past

            Generally, the Jupiter-South Node trine signifies that you have made good use of past opportunities to actualize your destiny, resulting in a wealth of talent and resources that can be applied to the present.  You enjoy those resources that are your innate heritage and they contribute to your overall growth and understanding.  You may enhance your talents and resources through higher education or tutelage under a master of a craft.  The trine indicates a general willingness on your part to learn at the hands of those who are wiser and more experienced, although at some point you may yourself assume this role, finding it quite natural to impart to others that knowledge and expertise that you have accumulated.

If either Jupiter or the South Node has a difficult aspect from another planet, the trine suggests a way for you to relieve the stress that is associated with the difficult aspect.  Mustering your resources or employing your talents can ease any stress caused by either excess or a diminished feeling of well-being (when the difficult aspect is to Jupiter).  You will often find that taking the time to appreciate your innate gifts will also go a long way to easing a difficult situation.  Often, when the difficult aspect is to the South Node, trying to gain a better understanding and broader perspective on things can return you to a healthy state.  Also, having optimistic attitude while facing disappointments connected with your lack of resources or inability to employ your talents may bring can help you place things into their proper perspective and deal with the stress associated with a difficult aspect to the South Node.  For some, your natural good luck and beneficial circumstances will provide relief for a stressful situation, but you should not count on this.  

Transcendent Potential:

You can realize the transcendent potential of Jupiter trine the South Node when you resonate to those resources that will help you to grow and understand yourself and the world.  You then choose to further develop this understanding in this life. You find within yourself a veritable treasure of spiritual wealth, innate to your position in this life.  You make best use of this resource to expand your consciousness.  If you are particularly fortunate, you will come into contact with a spiritual teacher, an expert in mining the wealth within.

Insecurity

If, through your own insecurity, you are attached to what your own ego has created, you will reject any urge toward greater understanding of yourself and the world.  This might jeopardize your enjoyment of what you feel you have earned.  You now merely coast through life, relying on your good fortune, the gifts you receive and the stored good karma that you now squander. 

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Jupiter square Moon's            Expansion, Growth and Beneficence are a Distraction from

   Nodes                                   Both the Unfolding of Your Destiny and Your Utilization of Past Experience

            The square to the Moon's Nodes by Jupiter suggests that you find both the challenge of self-development to actualize your life's destiny and the task of fully utilizing your innate talents to be bothersome in the face of your desire for enjoyment, gratification and happiness.  Thus, you are likely to concentrate only on activities that increase your contentment and happiness and lead to the growth of affluence, influence and status.  You would like everything to come easily to you and, therefore, you are inclined to take the road of least resistance.  You see such a course as the one that will provide you with the greatest amount of enjoyment and fulfillment. 

Your pursuit of happiness, adventure or the growth of some enterprise distracts you from the life's goal represented by the house placement of the North Node.  It may also cause you to adopt a lazy or negligent attitude toward the development of your innate skills and talents.  On the other hand, your jovial, fun-seeking nature may  be overdeveloped.  Or, perhaps Jupiter finds its expression in exaggeration, an overblown sense of self-importance or an obsession with bigness and expansion. 

Whenever, if ever, you turn your attention to those areas of life represented by the North and South Nodes, respectively, you are likely to experience this as a sacrifice of enjoyment or opportunity and you may even associate these areas with depression or negativity.  They tend to be seen as representing things that get in the way of what is really important to you.  Actualizing the neglected aspects of your psyche requires rising above the mundane associations that Jupiter symbolizes.

Meeting the Challenge and Transcendent Potential

You can meet the challenges of Jupiter square the Moon’s Nodes and realize the transcendent potential of this aspect when you are driven toward a higher destiny and must make use of the mental, emotional and spiritual resources that are innate within your psyche in order to attain to that destiny.  At first, you may see that you have to sacrifice your enjoyment of the material benefits that society and the world present to you.  As you deepen your understanding, however, you realize that what you thought was being sacrificed is actually of little value.  You see that those who cling to the enjoyment of the world and thereby refuse to seek a higher life are the ones who really sacrifice, for they have exchanged their birthright for a mess of pottage.

Insecurity

If you are inwardly insecure and attached to your ego, then you will turn to sensual and material gratification--or possibly to the gratification of your intellect.  However, you will likely feel as if you are neglecting some responsibility.  This unpleasant feeling is brushed aside as you more determinedly turn to the enjoyment of the pleasures of the world in order to drown your feeling of insecurity and guilt.  You may also become boastful or extravagant as you subconsciously work to hide your insecurity.

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Jupiter trine North                  Expansion, Growth and Beneficence are in Harmony with the

   Node                                        Unfolding of Destiny

            This generally is a fortunate aspect suggests that the struggles associated with actualizing that area of life symbolized by the North Node’s house placement and with going through your destiny lessons will be eased.  This may simply involve a good feeling about your destiny, or it may signify that a greater understanding helps you develop that area of life indicated by the North Node’s placement.  Since Jupiter may symbolize a teacher or mentor, this understanding may come through such a person. 

The ease with which your struggle is met may be deceptive, however, seducing you into allowing things to work out on their own rather than you taking responsibility for your destiny.  The ease with which Jupiter's energy flows to the North Node function may also lead to any negative tendencies inherent in the North Node placement being exaggerated.

If either Jupiter or the North Node has a difficult aspect from another planet, the trine suggests a way for you to relieve the stress that is associated with the difficult aspect.  Pursuing your destiny and absorbing those life lessons that you experience can ease any stress caused by either excess or a diminished feeling of well-being (when the difficult aspect is to Jupiter).  Often, when the difficult aspect is to the North Node, trying to gain a better understanding and broader perspective on the frustration that you feel with respect to your destiny can return you to a healthy state.  Also, having optimistic attitude while facing disappointments connected with your destiny may bring can help you place things into their proper perspective and deal with the stress associated with a difficult aspect to the North Node.  For some, your natural good luck and beneficial circumstances will provide relief for a stressful situation, but you should not count on this.  

Transcendent Potential

You can actualize the transcendent potential of Jupiter trine the North Node when you realize the great Grace you have received in being allowed to develop your inner self by pursuing your destiny.  You take seriously the responsibility of gaining greater understanding and personal growth, particularly in the area indicated by the North Node’s house placement. Yet, you are able to do this lightly, with ease and poise.  If you are especially fortunate you will receive guidance from a representative of a Higher Power to aid you on your destined path.

Insecurity

If you are too insecure to actualize your destiny, then you may reap the fruit of Jupiter's beneficence, but you will plant no positive seeds for your future.  Lulled by the good luck and good feeling symbolized by Jupiter into thinking that everything is all right, you neglect the pursuit of your destiny.  You sink into the comfortable patterns represented by the South Node placement.  Blissfully and unawares, you perpetuate negative energy patterns from your past.
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Jupiter sextile South               You Have Opportunities to Benefit from the Interaction of

   Node                                    Expansion, Growth and Beneficence with Your Innate Talents and Resources

            The sextile between Jupiter and the South Node suggests that life presents you with opportunities to utilize your innate talents and resources in ways that will lead to growth and greater abundance.  This may mean increasing your material abundance and financial resources or it may symbolize an increase in your knowledge and understanding, depending upon the nature and use of those innate resources with which you are endowed.  The sextile can also symbolize opportunities for you to increase your already well-developed and innate talents and resources, particularly through the application of knowledge and understanding, organization within a larger framework or better assimilation into societally sanctioned venues.  When you take those opportunities that are presented to you, the resulting growth in your resources can then lead to greater growth and abundance in whatever areas you choose to channel your efforts.

If either Jupiter or the South Node has a difficult aspect from another planet, the sextile suggests that you have opportunities to relieve the stress that is associated with the difficult aspect.  Mustering your resources or employing your talents may give you opportunities to relieve stress caused by either excess or a diminished feeling of well-being (when the difficult aspect is to Jupiter).  Often, when the difficult aspect is to the South Node, trying to gain a better understanding and broader perspective on your talents and resources and how they can be used will ease a difficult or painful situation.  Sometimes the answer is to be found in taking an optimistic attitude while facing the stress and crisis connected with your lack of resources or inability to employ your talents.  Sometimes, of course, lucky opportunities will come your way to relieve a stressful situation, but you should not count on this happening.

Transcendent Potential

You can realize the transcendent potential of Jupiter sextile the South Node when you are graced with the opportunity to discover those spiritual treasures that lie within and that are your birthright.  You multiply those treasures through your increased understanding and through continued personal growth and development.  If you are particularly fortunate, you will have the opportunity to be aided by a spiritual guide who will show you how to mine those hidden treasures.  In consequence, you will experience a joy "that surpasseth understanding" and will take every opportunity to spread this joy to others as you radiate true inner happiness and contentment.

Insecurity

If you are too insecure to properly use your innate talents and resources, you will remain focused only on your own personal gratification.  This will allow you to exploit opportunities to use your innate talents and resources in order to acquire more wealth and enjoy more luxuriant comforts.  Primarily, you greedily take whatever you can easily obtain or what is given to you, without feeling or expressing any gratitude.  Your need is to feed your ego and your sense of self-importance.  You will also use whatever skills and talents you have opportunistically to further your own advantage.

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Jupiter quincunx                    Expansion, Growth, Beneficence and the Unfolding of Your

   North Node                          Destiny are in a Critical Relationship

            The Jupiter-North Node quincunx suggests that you lack the natural ability to integrate those functions governing expansion and growth with the pursuit of your destiny and with grasping your life's lessons.  You also has a very difficult time fitting into your worldview any concept of destiny or the need to progress toward some necessary life's goal or purpose.  Consequently, you have a very difficult time understanding the demands that life may make on you in order to move you toward your destiny. 

It is also likely that any personal growth and development that you experience will not contribute to you learning the life's lesson symbolized by the North Node placement.  Thus, your efforts to increase and expand are directed to places other than what would fulfill your destiny.  Another manifestation of the quincunx may be that you have no sense that your destiny may involve affluence or increasing your well-being.  You may, therefore, conclude that anything good that you achieve through your own effort.  Or you may conclude that happiness, affluence and well-being are not in your destiny, or at least not easily acquired by you. 

This is not to say that you may not experience a sense of destiny, on the one hand, or that you may not enjoy affluence, expansiveness or understanding, on the other.  It is just that you have a very difficult time connecting these two parts of your life.  It may be the case that in your early years you never were provided with the opportunity to assimilate any concept or sense of destiny or purpose in life.  It is also possible that you may not have experienced much enjoyment or horizon-expanding opportunity.  You may have, therefore, conclude that such experiences were not meant for you (unless you, by your own effort, pursue them).

You may have had to learn, through the experience of personal crisis and hard lessons, how to accept happiness as part of your destiny and/or how to use personal growth and opportunities for expansion to work toward a fulfillment of your life's purpose.  The end result of this may be that you develop a greater ability to understand and grow through pursuing your destiny.  You may also experience a more fulfilling enjoyment of life through having learned those life lessons symbolized by the North Node’s placement. 

The crises and lessons that you experience are often meant to either purify or transform your worldview and sense of comfort, on the one hand, and your attitude towards purpose and destiny, on the other.  Crises may be caused by you ignoring your destiny and purpose in life in favor of pursuing enjoyment and gain.  You may fail to understand the significance of the destiny-goal that is symbolized by your North Node placement.  Or, you may become so focused on your own destiny that you are unable to enjoy life, to give or to benefit others. 

Generally, there is a sense of urgency or time element in the need to face your destiny or achieve a balanced assimilation of that destiny.  In order to resolve the crisis, you must connect with the side of yourself that is out of balance.  Frequently, this takes an act of wisdom and acceptance of the true meaning and purpose of your life.

Transcendent Potential

You can actualize the transcendent potential of Jupiter quincunx the North Node when you  realize that the key to resolving the crisis that faces you is for you to gain an understanding of the true purpose of life as your highest destiny.  You realize that growth and understanding are a necessary and integral part of fulfilling your spiritual destiny and that true happiness and bliss lie in finding and actualizing your human and spiritual potential.  Often through the aid of a spiritual guide, the necessity of whom you may finally accept only after undergoing a crisis of understanding, you find your purpose.  You can then change your worldview paradigm so that you can effectively progress toward greater understanding and self-actualization.

Insecurity

If you are inwardly insecure, then you will ignore the cosmic lessons symbolized by the quincunx, preferring to cling to your own comfortable circumstances and/or worldview, and ignoring the imperative to pursue your destiny through an integration of growth and understanding.  Thus, you experience trouble and frustration because of your inability to understand the purpose of your existence and the life lessons that your destiny calls upon you to learn.  Typically, you will cling to a comfortable, but false worldview or situation, or to various types of excess until it is too late and the crisis consumes you.  Being unwilling to annihilate your false understanding and expectations of the world, you are doomed to repeat this pattern over and over.

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Jupiter quincunx                     Expansion, Growth, Beneficence and Your Attachments to Past

    South Node                         Experience are in a Critical Relationship

            Jupiter quincunx the South Node suggests that you lack the natural ability to integrate those functions governing expansion and growth with the innate talents and resources that you have inherited from past experience.  You also are likely to have a very difficult time fitting into your worldview the value or necessity of employing your talents and resources as indicated by the house placement of your South Node. Consequently, you rarely use these resources to help you expand your horizons, increase your understanding and/or gain in material (or other) benefit.

Thus, your natural talents are likely to lie fallow and unproductive.  At the same time, you may expect that life will provide you with happiness and affluence and not realize the connection that exists between effort and grace.  The parable of the talents is brought to mind. 

This is not to say that you may not possess and be aware of your innate heritage, on the one hand, or may not enjoy affluence, expansiveness or understanding, on the other.  It is just that you have a very difficult time connecting and, thus, profiting from these two functions. Often it is the case that in your early years you were never taught the value of or encouraged to develop your talents and abilities or to rely on your own resources.  It is also possible that you were forced to develop your talents in a way that did not leave room for any enjoyment and that you therefore did not associate these resources or talents with pleasure, gain and enjoyment later in life. 

            You may have had to learn, through the experience of personal crisis and hard lessons, how to employ your talents and resources in ways that will lead to expansion, benefit and pleasure.  The end result may be that you develop a greater ability to understand and grow by utilizing your talents and resources, as well as a greater sense of fulfillment and enjoyment. 

The crises and lessons that you experience are often meant to either purify or transform your worldview and sense of comfort, on the one hand, and your attitude towards that which is innate in you or what you have inherited, on the other.  Crises may be caused by you ignoring your natural talents, or by you abusing these resources or engaging in patterns of behavior, inherited from the past, that are negative and outmoded.  You may fail to understand the importance of using your innate resources wisely.  Or, you may become so focused on developing your innate talents that you are unable to enjoy life, to give or to others. 

Generally, there is a sense of urgency or time element in the need to utilize your innate talents and resources for your own good and for the good of others.  In order to resolve the crisis, you must connect with the side of yourself that is out of balance. Frequently, this takes an act of wisdom and acceptance of your dharma, or duty in life, as expressed by those talents with which you have been gifted.

Transcendent Potential

You can actualize the transcendent potential of Jupiter quincunx the South Node when you realize that the key to resolving the crisis that faces you is to understand the true purpose to which your natural talents and resources should be employed.  You realize that true happiness lies in continuing to develop that side of yourself that is spiritually inclined.  For this, you must make a search of yourself to discover what capacities for spiritual development might lie within.  As one mystic has said, "O Bikha! Everyone has treasure in his bundle, but few know how to untie the knot."  If you are fortunate, you will discover a spiritual guide and connect with Him/Her, thus remembering your true spiritual heritage. 

Insecurity

If you are inwardly insecure, you will ignore the cosmic lessons symbolized by the quincunx, preferring to cling to your own comfort and relying on good luck and the generosity of others.  You do not realize that in failing to utilize your God-given talents properly and diligently, you are eating the seed-corn of your accumulated good fortune and must pay the price later.  Typically, you may cling to a  comfortable, but false worldview or situation, or to various types of excess until it is too late to develop or employ your talents and resources and the crisis consumes you.  Being unwilling to discard your false understanding and expectations of the world and the necessity to pursue your own way in it, you are doomed to repeat this pattern over and over.

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Jupiter conjunct                      Your Sense of Expansion, Growth, Beneficence Your 

    South Node                         Predispositions and Attachment to Past Experience are Closely Associated

            The conjunction of Jupiter with the South Node suggests that you associate those innate qualities, talents and resources that are your heritage with growth, abundance and benefit.  It is likely that you use these resources and talents to your best advantage and that they are a source of gain and affluence for you.  Having success, generally, and employing yourself and your talents in the area of life suggested by the South Node-Jupiter placement, you tend to regard these talents and innate character traits as having a happy effect on your life.  You should, thus, be grateful for these gifts. 

You are generally inclined to share your talents and resources with others or to devote your time and effort generously.  In fact, it may be said that your innate talents and characteristics include generosity, understanding, an ability to see the "big picture" perspective and to organize on a large scale, and other traits associated with Jupiter. 

The affluence and benefit that you obtain from these natural traits may tend to keep you attached to them, so that you may have difficulty moving in the direction symbolized by the North Node placement, i.e. toward your life's lesson destiny.  There is, thus, a danger that too much contentment may lead to stagnation and a lack of developmental growth.  There is also the danger that, to the extent you have, in the past, developed negative habits or traits and are attached to these, you may see no reason to discard these negativities, especially since they seem to result in happiness and benefit.  Such negative tendencies are often associated with excess, exaggeration or over-optimism.

Transcendent Potential

You can actualize the transcendent potential of Jupiter conjunct the South Node when you realize that you are blessed with a natural ability to understand difficult concepts, paradigms and your own place within the larger scheme of things.  You may have taken this talent and applied it toward gaining a true understanding of your situation in the world.  This, combined with a flow of Grace that you have inherited from past merit, has led you to recognize that your most valuable resource lies within yourself. 

By looking within, you achieve true perception and understanding  This understanding and spiritual perspective brings out all of the good qualities inherent in your nature, including generosity, kindness, compassion and good will toward others.  You give thanks continually that you have been allowed by Grace to make the best use of the Treasure that lies within yourself.

Insecurity

You find that you have a natural talent to attract abundance and that you are able to, thus, obtain “happiness” without apparent effort.  If you are insecure, then rather than sharing this abundance, you cling to what you have been given and jealously harbor those resources that have enabled you to be successful.  You are interested only in gain for yourself and increasing your own abundance and resources.  If you are able to do this by unethical means or if your character faults somehow bring you gain, you do not care.  In fact, the more you have, the less you care about how it is obtained and the more you engage in greedy behavior, excessive display, boastfulness and other heedless behaviors.
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