Whoever has been born of sound mind has been naturally intended by heaven for some honest work and some kind of life. Whosoever, therefore, wishes heaven to be nice to him, will go after this work and this kind of life, and doggedly persuit it. For heaven favors things it has itself begun. You were made by nature for this purpose beyond anything else. What you do from your tender years on, what you talk about, mould, fit, dream, imitate, what you try very often, what you can do easily, what you are most of all good at, what you love beyond all else, what you would be unwilling to leave–that is clearly what heaven and the rector of heaven bore for you.

To this extent, therefore, heaven will favor your beginnings and will smile on your life, as much as you persuit the signs of this creator, especially if this Platonic saying is true (in which all antiquity agreed), that there is a certain daemon guardian of life for everyone who is born, bound by one’s own star itself. In order for him to help someone in his duty of life, the heavenly beings assign him to each person being born.

Whoever, therefore, scrutinizes his mind, through the kind of discussions we have just described, will find his own natural work, and will find likewise his own star and daemon, and following their beings, he will thrive and live happily. Otherwise, he will find fortune to be adverse, and he will feel that heaven hates him.

                                                                               ~~~    from Marsilio Ficino’s “Book of Life”

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