It was 2021, autumn.

Early autumn.

Everyone was going crazy. Higher valuations, higher prices.

“Buy now or regret it later!”

“Your chance of generational wealth is now. If You miss it, You will be poor forever!”

“Crypto is only going up! Price target 1000000!”


I was looking at the astrology coming in the next months.

It didn’t look pretty.

Although afraid that I was making a wrong decision, I sold every crypto I had + the mining rigs that I had used for about 4 years to that point. (By late October and early November 2021 I had sold 99% of it).

If You work in tech, You probably know that usually the physical equipment ages really quickly.

But also close to the top = I was able to sell my mining equipment for pound for pound to the EUR I bought it for 4 years earlier.

(Didn’t sell the absolute top. One thing becomes clear very quickly in the markets, the goal is to make money, not to hit exact tops or bottoms.)

Insane. Crazy. Almost never happens.

I almost felt guilty. But this is capitalism.

In capitalism there’s no “we all win together”. At some point the chair or rug will be pulled, and most will lose. And a small percentage will win.

The sooner we realize this together = the better.

But until then, let’s compete. Everything else is an illusion or wishful thinking in capitalism. It’s all a competition towards more resources and power.

I know spiritual people want to live in fairy lands and ignore the reality or truth of what is going on, but this is what is happening in the streets of life currently in our society. Look past Your wishful thinking here.

The people I was selling the equipment to were in the crypto gold rush craze. The markets were green and the % of profit were making them blind to what was about to come.

For some of them it was their first bull market. I could see it in their eyes. Excited, naive.

“Crypto and the markets only go up!”

I had already been on the rodeo during 2017. I didn’t have much in it but still, the shocking downturn and the abruptness of it was enough for me to come back down to earth.

I knew the markets don’t only go up.

But this is what the people with more resources do in the markets. They make it seem like they only go up (during the bubbles) for You to give them Your money. And when the markets are down they spread fear for You not to enter yet.

And add a little “Your chance to make generational wealth. Don’t miss it and be a p*ssy” type marketing (+ low interest rates, quantitative easing) = and You have quite the bubble on Your hands.

The worst marketing I saw during this bubble was something to do with Lamborghinis, wife/girlfriend and some other people having sex with them. (If You don’t invest the money or buy the crypto. Who is not going to do it then…?)

The marketing, social media of this day and age just add more fuel to the fire.

But at this time, early and middle of autumn, everything was still going up, so it seemed that I was the dumbest one in the markets.

Roll around end of November and December 2021…

Read the rest in the Freedom List where I discuss freedom, life, money, markets, relationships, sex, spirituality, and how to get what You want in life (usually drops on Fridays):

Ian Altosaar

The Freedom Astrologer


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