After The Transition Zone

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The Transition Zone of April-May was intense. Now Chiron is in Aries, Uranus in Taurus and it’s a brand new era. The energy is jagged and intense. Obviously i know nothing of the inner lives of the recent high profile people who took their lives. But the astrological energy is forceful enough to stress underlying fragility, of course.

People have been asking me to comment on their astrology or whether it’s something in the current astrology. I don’t know. Suicide has been on the up since the late 90s and I wager it has more to do with successive neo-liberalist governments withdrawing funding from mental health-care/recovery from addiction treatment than anything else.

Yes, you could argue that the high profile people had money.  But when the whole climate is that tax breaks for the wealthy or ramping up debt-fuelled consumerism/asset bubbles via low interest rates is a more important use of government – OUR – money than the health and education of citizens, society is polluted.  Across the world, citizen-backed services and assets that we could once be proud of – knowledge-centres, nature, prosperity opportunities for people willing to put the work in – have been hollowed out and turned into privatised shells to profit but a few.

Next weekend i am meeting cousins i have not seen for a long time, to spread the ashes of another cousin, a young man who took his own life. I think that many of us have been thus affected. Uranus in Taurus needs to be a revolution back toward people power. Note, as an example, the example of direct democracy happening in Switzerland this weekend. Thoughts?

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Amyblanksify
Amyblanksify

I feel like you are totally right, Mystic! I think that astrologically, some people can be more inclined towards depression and anxiety, but it comes down to a biological issue with brain chemistry. The political landscape is only furthering the issue by not focusing on mental health resources and upholding the stigma associated with mental health issues. Add to that how unstable the world feels right now, I can see how one would feel more helpless and out of control. I, for one, (diagnosed with depression and anxiety) have a constant anxiety bubble in my tummy just because there is… Read more »

babysinclair
babysinclair

So sorry for your loss of your cousin, Mystic.

Gwendolyn
Gwendolyn

Sorry for your loss Mystic
Mental health system is terribly broken in Australia
So many people are suffering terribly at the moment (loss after loss)
One foot in front of the other
Unfortunately there are so many really broken people and they never get help and they then damage others
Psychotherapy should be Government funded and compulsory before the age of 30!
Improve society and everybody’s relationships

As far as throwing out Politicians bankers CEOs etc the whole corrupt lot Iceland did it and it will NEVER be mentioned in Western media

tamara73
tamara73

Thanks so much for this post, Mystic. I find commentary on the suicide of particular people or on the rising rate of suicide as a whole tends to attribute it to the psychological problems of individuals. Rarely does the popular media make any links to neoliberalism and our society’s increasing failure to look after basic human needs. As Krisnamurti said: ‘It is no measure of health to be well adjusted to a profoundly sick society.’
I’m really sorry to hear about the loss in your family.

Pi
Pi

Mystic, I’m sorry for your loss… I somehow missed those words.
My deep sympathies to your family.

Chrysalis
Chrysalis

Hi Mystic, I’m sorry for your loss of your young cousin. I wish you all strength and some solace in each other as you say goodbye to him. xx It’s an interesting relationship, the one of cousins especially if you live in different areas/countries and don’t see each other often. I have found the most extraordinary connections among my cousins – we all witness and grapple with the same unspoken/un-dealt with issues of our parents despite living in different countries and having very different lives. On the few occasions that we have met, the conversations have ‘filled in the blanks’… Read more »

carol m
carol m

I am sorry for your loss, Mystic. I am also sorry for the loss/lack of caring exhibited world-wide. I worked in psychiatry before I retired. As a people we are missing crucial elements in our treatment of psychiatric disorders. It made me depressed to see that many of our patients never improved, and some beautiful, troubled souls committed suicide. Shame on us.

Andrea
Andrea

Carol, I can’t thank the people who care for jour loved ones with mental illness enough. We sat on the sidelines so grateful for the interventions.
On one occasion My father threatened to kill me and my sister and but for some incredible mental heath staff taking over we would be damaged.
You may not save the patients, let me assure you that saved the loved ones xo

Unicorn Sparkles
Unicorn Sparkles

At work I’ve noticed a few struggling. Those who have been open in the past about their mental health issues. And an astonishing lack of understanding or support from some colleagues.
Sometimes what can be seen as irrational or even controlling behaviours mask the struggle underneath.

Shadow
Shadow

My condolences to you and your family Mystic. I hope you find connection with you cousins. Take care of yourself. x

SoVeryGemini
SoVeryGemini

Kitchens all around the world were gutted yesterday. As a chef, it’s hard to see one of our own depart. He will be missed.

SourPatch
SourPatch

Succinct commentary re: mental health and neoliberalism. We live in a society that’s so fractured and fragmented that some people cannot cope, and there are barely any services to help them. The only thing I wanted to ask astrologically is I noticed both Anthony Bourdain and Kate Spade were early Cancer and Capricorn respectively, i thought maybe Saturn and Chiron was to blame. But I have been following your commentary on Uranus in Taurus too, I hope there’s some radical changes for the way we interact with the planet.

Greta
Greta

My hair fell out during this transition zone. So now any progress made re self worth has plummeted below levels of my worst depression periods. I’m having trouble finding a dermatologist who will accept my crap insurance. At this point I’m unemployed, have massive bald spot and without any relationship or social life for over 10 yrs I can barely bring myself to leave the house but this time of year is full of major birthdays that require my presence and funds to plan mom’s birthday are nonexistent. The endo said hair loss is probably due to stress but the… Read more »

amazonalison
amazonalison

I feel your pain with the hair loss. For me, it started with a stressful 2017, and the transition zone has been no more helpful. For me, I’ve been able to slow it, and even see a bit of regrowth by making sure my iron and zinc levels are adequate, and I started taking ashwagandha as well to balance my hormones that stress can throw haywire. As stressful as losing your hair can be, on top of everything else life throws at us, there is always an empowered way up and out…sometimes just doing something, anything, helps the mind see… Read more »

AnkhRising8.0
AnkhRising8.0

Darling get a wig! Get a few different styles, get a blue one, whatever just find something that feels fresh & true to you. There’s a lot of good & affordable options out there these days. I have a couple of friends who wear wigs just for the convenience of them (vs styling their own hair), they’re that comfy & groovy. Matter of fact, someday when I’m done with these dreads I intend to shave my head & just do wigs. like Badu lol but anyhow, a fun wig or scarf could instantly put you in the mood to get… Read more »

Leo-Scorp Grrrl
Leo-Scorp Grrrl

Yes, iron and B vitamins. And vitamin D if you are in the northern climates.If your fingernails are brittle and peeling -iron. I eat red meat and was still anemic with hair loss. Probably due to pernicious anemia for my case. Dr only cared that iron was up and not why.

PlutoMoon
PlutoMoon

Mystic, you mentioned the other day that the Moon is now crossing the path that Uranus (and now Chiron) took since 2011, and that we’d all be feeling and reliving it. Moon on Chiron is especially tough, for me, as my Chiron is conjunct my IC. I’ve felt it for the last 24 hours (Moon is still in Aries as I write this). I’m also rounding the corner to my Chiron return (8 Aries) which is also exactly opposite my Uranus (8 Lib, on my MC), so all my Uranus Opposition stuff is still stinging hard as well – divorce,… Read more »

hermeslove
hermeslove

It’s time for the change and it’s happening now. Thank you Mystic your Light makes a difference.

Jana
Jana

Coming from the Global South, suicide is dealt with a lot of shame. Malaysia recently extricated itself from a 61 year rule by a single party. It came down to 14.9 million voters to say to to the greatest kleptocracy in the history of the world. The outgoing prime minister and his obscene wealth grabbing at the expense of 50 % lower income citizens was unprecedented. Governments are the harbingers of these terrible policies. Neoliberalism, fascism and outright greed. People need to rise up and fix these problems for ourselves.

VirgoStellium
VirgoStellium

My opinion may be unpopular but here goes. I’m from India but have lived in the US for 2 decades now. I see such a massive difference in the cultures and especially the way family is understood. I’m not saying anyone in India does not have trauma, anxiety, depression or mental illnesses – of course they do. Its a universal thing. But I think in societies like india, where we are encouraged to speak our innermost feelings and confiding is not seen as an *imposition* on family – I think that goes a really long way in helping us cope.… Read more »

Virgo Ellie
Virgo Ellie

Your post was well received by me. I understand but yet I don’t since I am American and my parents didn’t clearly define what family meant. (Very sad) What I have seen with my friends who are from India is they were all about family. Inseparable.

ShaeLo
ShaeLo

You nailed it! I see it too, that is why I am raising my two boys surrounded by a lot of family and a lot of women. It is so important! ♡

skarab
skarab

With all due respect, I think it’s all too easy to fall for culture difference as a cause of suicide.Taking away severe poverty and war, there doesn’t seem to be just one obvious common factor where suicide is concerned. India & Sri Lanka, both deeply into familial ties and religion are both in the top countries for suicide rates (Sri Lankan women i think topping the list) above most Western countries. According to WHO data, the suicide rate in India ranks it 6th highest in the world for women and 22nd for men. In fact the number one reason for… Read more »

Calli G
Calli G

While the strictures of small-town life could be stultifying (everyone knowing your business and all), I think the forced mobility of recent decades—following manufacturers that just up and move (IBM, for example) or chasing job opportunities hundreds of miles away because the hometown has 30% unemployment—has really cut the deeper roots that people use to form in their communities. If you’re a single person moving for a new job every five years, who can you know well enough to ask them to take you in for a colonoscopy, for example? Much less discuss thoughts of self-harm. Neoliberal governments encourage businesses… Read more »

Pi
Pi

This society judges and castigates its members for not being ambitious enough, for expressing vulnerability, for not “contributing”, for being weak or frail, for not being angry about anything, for suffering, for falling ill, for not occupying their allocated social place, for not being happy enough, for dependency, for anything that isn’t total self interest. There is no official place for those who aren’t shiny and perfect. The sub text being: “if you don’t like it, leave, we don’t give a fuq about you anyway, it’s your fault for not fighting hard enough. Kbye”

SheRat
SheRat

Yep. An interesting read re: this whole attitude is “The Queer Art of Failure,” if you have not done so already….

Pi
Pi

thanks she rat, will take a look.

dark star
dark star

Yeah it’s a very masculine patriarchical attitude- hopefully this whole era of queens thing reworks it. I try to be open about self work / hypno etc etc but I don’t like getting vibed either so

Pi
Pi

I think a lot of it has its origins in the colonial mindset – there is some interesting reading out there, none of which comes to mind just now! I’m pretty open with people about perceived weakness and softness, those sort of things, and the way that these are framed, as the lesser of two etcetc.. more to say…

Casandta
Casandta

So true. Nobody likes a “problem person”

AnkhRising8.0
AnkhRising8.0

^ This.

Jokerman
Jokerman

Am l missing something here with WR?
Did she not know she was interviewed?
Was she misrepresented?
Was her Scorp Sun at war with her Sadge Asc?

Andrea
Andrea

Sorry for your loss Mystic,may the angels take care of him now xo I’m so fortunate that I have not been touched by suicide but have been around a lot of serious mental illness in my family and I used to worry they would take their lives but came to realise that they never would, they were highly attached to living. They’d do anything to survive and to stay in control. Its so hard when your loved ones behave in so damned selfish ways. It guess it’s a spectrum. For my experience I agree that releasing suppression is a powerful… Read more »

Andrea
Andrea

Omg I just reread that and it seems I’m suggesting my family members were selfish for not taking their lives- that’s not at all what I meant

aquaFenix
aquaFenix

It’s a Jupiter in Scorpio thing. It’ s maxing the release of inner/suppressed emotions.

Charlie
Charlie

Yep, that’s it. Scott Hutchison Lead singer of an amazing Scottish Band “Frightened Rabbit” sadly took his life last month. He had a Mercury/Lilith conjunction at 16 Scorpio. His lyrics are dark and gorgeous and the music has so much feeling and pain but the songs can be conversely very uplifting. Jupiter in Scorpio rolling back and forward over his mercury/Lilith must have been too much too bear.

AnkhRising8.0
AnkhRising8.0

Agree

Hilarygherkin
Hilarygherkin

RE: Vollgeld, first major move of Uranus in Taurus.

Kat
Kat

I think that we need to start looking at the ‘deeper’ stuff in families and how many of us were brought up (i.e. intergenerational trauma, difficult or troubled family backgrounds, mental /emotional illness, alcohol and drug use etc) and for dysfunctional awful patterns to stop being normalised by society. My view is that the ‘poverty of loss’ or something similar of many people who came to Australia and New Zealand and the sense of loss and overwhelm that goes with that is part of the deeper problem, like a sense of not belonging or being from here -coupled with how… Read more »

gbs
gbs

Yes to everything you’ve said. I’ve been reading an absolutely stunning book called Trauma and Recovery by Judith Herman, clinical psychiatrist and professor emerita at Harvard Medical School, and it makes you understand how trauma, untreated, will remain in the mind, remain in the body and have longterm effects that we are taught to ignore.

Charlie
Charlie

Have you heard of Lyla June? She’s an amazing indigenous American poet. She speaks of this, the importance of healing inter-generational trauma.
She wrote a beautiful song Mamwlad/Motherland, about healing from the trauma of the persecution of innocent women/healers during the witch hunts in Europe.

https://youtu.be/TeGLDwfrvb8

emg
emg

Our society has turned toxic. Although there is a suggestion that we are more individuated the truth is that our culture allows for so little self expression and true self its damaging. Our world is one of tick box, do it this way and only this way, you can only if you have taken this or that course and the individual is crushed. I am making a great leap outside my own professional body as I can see the sheer nonsense and nauseating culture it has turned into. They prefer you to lie to tick the box than listen to… Read more »

scorpiodawn
scorpiodawn

community, also education on what an addict is and what they look like.
it isnt a tramp on a park bench swigging from a brown paper bag.
when people do ‘dry october’ or january or whatever, why isnt that money going to addiction centres instead of cancer?
we’ve got to get to the root of why people want to binge drink/smoke, escape…thats slow suicide

mariaoz
mariaoz

You are spot on!

scorpiodawn
scorpiodawn

thankyou x

fishgirl
fishgirl

I interviewed a beautiful soul yesterday for a story on her naturopath business (and she specialises in naturopathy for mental health) and she told me in Australia, s. kills more people than the road toll.
We need community, I think. We are missing that primal connection.

Jokerman
Jokerman

I’d to love know more about “specialises in naturopathy for mental health”. Is there a publishable contact?

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