Cognitive Dissonance is an unavoidable side-effect of Outer Planets changing sign. Take now, for example. It’s the biggest epochal shift since 2008/2009 (Pluto into Capricorn) and 2011/2012 (Uranus into Aries and Neptune into Pisces). It is becoming apparent to even the most cantankerous Muggle that certain elements of the old paradigm are not coming back. The new era of Uranus in Taurus will properly foundation over 2019, from now. We’re in the twilight void between eras.
It feels intensely personal and collective. The personal? Well, who among you can say that your relationship-creative-image-financial-family “policies” are legit the same as pre-May 2018? In some cases, you would not even want to hang out with the person you were then. Collectively, whether we’re calling it late-stage capitalism, the end of neo-Liberalism or a Globalist versus Nationalist scenario, it’s clear that something is up.
Optimally, Uranus in Taurus + Saturn/Pluto in Capricorn – the new Earth Era – will manifest as inspired leadership (we’ll settle for sane and contemporary leadership, in some cases) and substantial action toward ecological rebalancing aka preserving life on Earth. Despite the unpleasant and scary resurgence of whacko dictators all over the place (like a particularly negative Hexheimer reaction to the end of Uranus in Aries), the future has fantastic potential.
What has this got to do with Phantom Deficit Syndrome? And for that matter, what is P.D.S? It’s when you feel bad or inadequate about not having something you don’t even want to have. And it’s rife at the moment because there are a bunch of people really trying to ramp up interest in the dying era and its values. They’re evangelical about it, doubling down on their perceived security. Whether the Phantom Deficit is that of a partner, children, a ‘normal’ job – whatever that is -an interest in Saurian politics, real estate, the ‘right’ wardrobe – the common factor is that the part of your brain still stuck in the ending era, picks up on the cues and voila: Phantom Deficit Syndrome.
You don’t need fancy cures for Phantom Deficit Syndrome – just logic and to avoid the sort of company that tends to bring it on. Simple Affirmation: I have it all. And if there is any particular aspect of “all” that you want more of, as opposed to people assuming that you want it, well then, you have a plan in place.
It’s better to have the occasional attack of PDS than to not realize what time it is.