Days like yesterday (today too) are the reasons why I love astrology—well, at least one of the reasons. Astrology helps us understand our own energy or internal responses to the heavenly alignments. Is it true that we could look at something like tea leaves and get the same information?–maybe; possibly with a far reach; but not likely. Of course many of the old-timey astrologers—the purely scientific type—would cringe at the thought of astrology being a divination system. Leaving that whole can of worms aside, this is just a simple post about yesterday. It will be a quick one at that.
There are certain times when I want to be alone and withdraw and that’s true for everyone I’d imagine. You know, days in which we don’t want to answer the phone or talk to the random man on the street—and if life forces us to the exchange is not always the most…. Well, let’s leave it at that. Some days we just want to withdraw and be alone.
Those of us who are tuned into our own energy to a high degree and who desire to remain aware of awareness could, if we didn’t know better, experience confusion on top of those sudden feelings of wanting to be left alone IF we did not see it in the horoscope and know it was cyclical (a better word may be phase-related) and therefore temporary.
One of my favorite phrases is this one: “This, too, shall pass” and we can see how, why and when looking at an astrology chart! Suddenly there is no further confusion. We can see our response to life on a particular day is related to a lunar transit that happens each month and some months it becomes even more intense if the progressed Moon is involved or if planets are also aspecting (making an astrological aspect to) the natal Moon.
There’s nothing wrong with feeling like you want to withdraw from the world for a day or two. The slight impatience that one feels in contact with other humans is a nudge to create space to be alone and to turn more deeply inward at that time. Perhaps an afternoon of meditation or a solitary walk in nature is what the astrological doctor is ordering.
We can give ourselves full permission to ‘go with it’ knowing full well that in a day or so the feelings of withdrawing from life a bit will pass. Oh, it’s a joyful thing really!!
We don’t have to beat ourselves up and waste time wondering things like, “What the heck is wrong with me today?”
Of course it was that question that turned me toward the direction of my horoscope each month in the first place. Through observation and correlation, I noticed this pattern—when the Moon transits through Cancer and then within hours through my 12th House Stellium (3 planets in the 12th), it triggers that withdrawal response to humans in such a way that that the energy in my psyche…
…well, it is as if my soul is calling me to a private monthly meeting (no other human allowed) where each planet reports in and the minutes of the last meeting are read.
Currently, I’m also generally experiencing a Progressed Moon opposition to my Natal Pluto—go figure! And at the same time that my soul is calling me to go inward, the needs of my family members are tugging me outward and I’ve just described the opposition aspect there.
Well, this is only one of the many reasons why I love astrology—at least one of the reasons why. It helps with self-understanding—
and it’s as if the Divine Intelligence has given us all our very own inner-shrink!
By the way, also at this same time the Moon Phase is waning cresent phase, 4% lit… near the “dark of the Moon”–another indication of withdrawal.
Anyway, I could go on and on but it’s all I have time for today…. may all of your Moon’s be happy ones!