I have a new item to add to the How To Be A Love Zombie suggestions. Run natal chart compatibility assessments for people you never see in real life. If you need to ask a psychic how your love interest is doing (because you can’t ask the person in question), initiate full anti-Love Zombie protocol.
Or, as Queen of Cups is doing, embrace the condition:
I was talking with some women a day or two ago; both are undergoing difficult divorces with narcissist cheaters. One of them clued me in on the concept of peptides and addiction. Apparently, the body is addicted to the peptides produced during feelings of intensity (good or bad) and will seek to return to these heightened states leading to obsession and addiction.
It’s a biochemical explanation of why folks stay with abusers, and why people with trauma keep reliving it.
I’m getting a hit on it regarding my love zombie episode. It’s been a year, and I haven’t been able to shake it. Fortunately I’ve also lost a ton of weight and have great skin now, but still. I want my brain back, please.
Thank you, Pluto!
Hope you are well,
Hi, Queen Of Cups,
Peptides! It makes sense as much as any theory. Some people say that all forms love – requited or not – are biological. The brains of people who are infatuated are more like the brains of people on Space Dust than people experiencing more tranquil emotions.
I would not be at all surprised if Love Zombies were experiencing a peptide high that kept them hooked on the unavailable person or non-happening dynamic.
And if it is sparking transformation as in your case, who’s to say an imaginary romance is necessarily less valuable than a real one? I have a new theory of Love Zombies and the Outer Planets. And if you don’t know what I am talking about here, this is the post that began it all.
So, we have already established that Love Zombie scenarios are more likely to arise during Neptune transits. And that Neptunian people have a particular penchant for them.
But now I think that Outer Planet People can morph into Love Zombies as conventional relationships are not enough. The L.Z. crush and all the projections + the freedom of not having to be in a real relationship do the trick. So if I am correct – and this is very much a working hypothesis – there would be three distinct styles of Love Zombie.
Neptunian Love Zombies. This is the full endorphin/peptide experience. The crush is a hormonal high, bought down by any hint of leaden, real-life scenarios. They’re artistic creatures who think mythopoetically. If they could somehow download their projections and turn them into a surreal science-fantasy cinematic experiment, they would be acclaimed for their vision.
The cure would be for the Neptunian L.Z. to cut out the “middle man” and go straight to the creative expression. Or, spiritual experience/connection with Source Vibe/their Gods.
Uranian Love Zombies. Self-reliant to a degree unattainable by most people, they find that actual, in-person connections, couple routine, wifework and conventional societal expectations of pair-bonded people mess with their mind and psyche. They like fleeting but high-vibe rapport and distance.
Proximity is a turn-off. The truly Uranian (or Aquarian) person values all relationships equally. There is no hierarchy of intimacy. Their cure would be to admit they value solitude and not feel the need to have an L.Z situation so that there is something “going on.”
Plutonic Love Zombies. Like the 8th House people, they seek an intimacy that’s beyond the boundaries of conventional relationships. The sort of merger they desire is not generally on offer. But they can generate a synthetic version via love triangles or scenarios where pent-up desires can’t be resolved, but there is frequent enough contact for scenes and depth dialogue.
For example, a married love interest who could never sustain an actual Plutonic romance but is hooked on the intensity in short bursts. The Plutonic Love Zombie pings off the situation for psychological awareness and growth. They don’t just check the natal chart compatibility; they get therapy, read a hundred books and evolve their consciousness.
The cure? An authentic relationship with another Pluto person or to skip the crush and just keep the self-development. Thoughts?