Story time is now. I hope you’re all ready, because I am! And, if you must know, the ending is happy.
Last Thursday on my birthday (October 26th), I was flying back to LAX from SFO… ✈
Once I arrived, I went to find my shuttle bus stop from the airport to DTLA. I saw a tall Russian man who didn’t speak English, and appeared confused by the lack of assistance he was receiving (customer service who?). I offered to walk with him to the shuttles, because although we were headed in different directions, we were going to have to wait for our buses together… 🚌
I waited with him for about an hour, talking occasionally although we didn’t speak the same language (thank God for Google translations!). He told me he was going to Bakersfield to see his “baby” 👶 (aka his grown son who was playing hockey in the picture I saw). About 10 minutes before my bus finally came, this gentleman slipped me a Russian $50 bill… 💰
Should I take it all the way to Russia on an international journey or should I go with Instant Gratification and exchange it for good old fashioned American money?
The astrology of it all is what makes me wonder, because as much as I’d like to put that money in my bank account right now, there was a Sun-Jupiter conjunction in Scorpio on my birthday. There is only one day per year when the Sun joins forces with Jupiter, and astrologers consider Sun-Jupiter day to be the luckiest day of every year.
The Sun gives life. Jupiter is the planet of long distance adventures and international travel. Scorpio is the sign of other people’s money and resources.
I’m not quite decided just yet how I will maximize this gift, but in the meantime, I am so thankful that I am blessed with tokens of appreciation like this. It is confirmation that God is real in my life. My Halloween season is definitely more of a treat than a trick this year.