At maturity, a new sub-lesson is introduced: learning the satisfactions of the material world, and the power which comes with its mastery. Since the 8 energy hasn't been a factor in the life up to this time, it's likely that the problems (and lessons) of the material world have been of little consequence. The individual was probably well-provided for (possibly by others), or at least adequately provided for so that he had no need to struggle with material problems. At maturity, there's apt to be a shift in the life, bringing the problems of the material world to center stage. This shift may be due to one of the follow- ■■ > ing:
• réévaluation of the vocation, possibly in comparison to others' achievements in the same or similar vocations, OR
• desire to shift to a completely different vocation, possibly due to higher money, status, power possible in the new vocation, or desire for satisfaction above prestige, OR
• awareness of approaching retirement and need to provide adequately, OR
• economic changes which may affect financial responsibilities.
At this time in the life, the individual is likely to face some decisions about his attitudes and actions in regard to the material world in order to achieve deeper satisfaction.
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