When giving some “instant readings” at the end of a presentation, I came across the signature of a woman who’s first name was on an even keel – it was written on an even horizontal. But her last name was distinctly downhill in direction.
I told her she seemed to be doing not too badly on a personal level, but on the family level something appeared to be making her unhappy or even depressed.
Her answer was that her husband of 26 years had died a year ago.
She was now herself back and doing not too badly, but the remaining sadness about her husband was represented in the downhill, or depressed direction of her married name.
Downhill writing always means discouragement through to depression. Look carefully where it appears because that can be telling as to what is causing the problem.