So I met a faded Aquarius Disco Queen on the weekend and it was sad. She had poisoned herself with toxic nostalgia and turned into an energy vampire. It happens.
By saying faded, I’m not being mean. If you party like it’s 1999/you’re 21 every weekend for a 1000 years, you’re going to fade. There ain’t no miracle recovery amino acid vitamin serum that can cure that crap. Even if you inject it into your eyeballs every morning and then hang upside down for three hours like a bat. Apres Saturn Return, decadence shows.
Anyway, the Aquarius Disco Queen had more of an interest in monologue than dialogue. Her spiel was basically all about how there were no longer any good clubs, any good drugs, any good supermodels, any good men, any good affordable fashion, any good anything. Her world, her era, she said, ended in the 90s but like a Zombie she did not realize it until 2004 when The Face magazine shut down.
This was such a sad convo! I believe that it can ALWAYS be your era. So what if you preferred Neptune in Capricorn? Now PLUTO is in Capricorn.
Yes, you must evolve and morph along the way. Time (like a Saturn transit) does not slack off and stay still. Mooning about the place mourning an old era seems such a waste. It is a toxic nostalgia. And obviously, Aquarius Disco Queen was an Energy Vampire. It was exhausting trying to gee her up with interesting tidbits of now fashion, music, etc. And it was even more of a mistake to try to gently point out (Mars in Virgo style) that possibly some of her perceptions re clubbing might be shaped by her age. The pain of not being treated like the latest incarnation of God/Goddess when you strut into the place at midnight.
I think there is only one cure for Toxic Nostalgia – apart from a colonic or something – you force yourself to read the most NOW books & listen to the most NOW music & every time you think of the past, you imagine it soaked in sepia, like a photograph from the olden days. As a visual cue that this really IS a bygone era.
What do you guys think?
Image: My Dead Pony