Many of us were surprised this week when Bill and Melinda announced their upcoming divorce. For 27 years their relationship has represented “the ultimate success” to the world and now they are showing us how they think separation is done. There are no public outbursts, no reports of infidelity and no reasons given. In fact this couple wants more than anything else for the world to know that both will continue to support to the global health foundation that they established.
“After a great deal of thought and a lot of work on our relationship, we have made the decision to end our marriage. Over the last 27 years, we have raised three incredible children and built a foundation that works all over the world to enable all people to lead healthy, productive lives. We continue to share a belief in that mission and will continue our work together at the foundation, but we no longer believe we can grow together as a couple in this next phase of our lives’,”
The Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation is the world’s largest charitable organization of its kind with an endowment of about fifty billion dollars. “This is not some small family foundation that’s going to fall apart because a marriage is falling apart, this is a large, professional institution,” states David Callahan, founder and editor of the Inside Philanthropy news site. “They have built this from the ground up, over the last 20 years, they share a deep commitment to it, it’s unlikely that either one of them would be happy to see it not continue to do the work that it does.”
Bill and Melinda have concluded their public statement asking for space and privacy as they “begin to navigate this new life”. Why are we so let down concerning the lack of details regarding this split? Even TIME Magazine writer, Belinda Luscombe, admits that we don’t have enough information about their situation to do anything but make guesses. She fills in the blank spaces by reminding us of current social behaviors. Empty Nest Syndrome and Grey Divorce are the terms assigned to these slowly growing but important trends. Well, the Gates are in their 50’s and 60’s plus their three children are 18-25. Maybe they aren’t so different than the rest of us!
#68 FRI SCO
#77 SAT LEO
Bill Gates was born on a Friday in the zodiac sign of Scorpio. The #68 FRI SCO Dayology Signature creates people who try to see the best in others. Although he made his personal fortune through technology, Gates really found his purpose in being a philanthropist.
Melinda Gates was born on a Saturday in the zodiac sign of Leo. The #77 SAT LEO Dayology Signature creates individuals who are strong and proud. Leos want to be recognized for their worth. They have no problem accepting high positions and extreme wealth.
Energetically it isn’t clear why these two actually married. The Friday and Saturday DAY RAYS (ruling their INNER SELVES) have radically different outlooks as to what is important in life. Friday people live for their love of someone or something. Saturday people struggle to overcome limitations, their own or those of others. While this combination of INNER rulers can offer comfortable stability, it also inclines pushy people to impose their beliefs upon others.
And a similar mismatch occurs with the two SUN SIGNS (ruling their OUTER SELVES) Scorpio and Leo. These energies are both firm but they work for different purposes. Scorpio strives to unearth deep emotions or unknown procedures while Leo demands the respect of others, whether they deserve it or not. These two energies work together can well when the two individuals agree but disagreements are highly disturbing.
Generally when two individuals share NO similarity of rulership in their Dayology signature comparison it is concluded that they do not exercise their INNER connections consciously. The quality of each other’s soul tends not to be included in their relationship decisions. They focus on more on earthly considerations. Healthy worldly associations can be formed but their INNER inspiration is generally found in their individual spiritual practices. And respect must be given to those aspects of the other’s nature that may not be so easily explained or understood. Usually we say these pairs need to give each other a great deal of space.
The Gates family before the crisis.