All Change!

Situation

The two heaviest-hitter planets, Pluto (evolution) and Saturn (reality principle), are growing ever closer as they prepare to meet up in Capricorn in early January 2020.

The last time these two planets met in Capricorn was in January 1518, just two months after Martin Luther nailed his 95 theses to the church door in Wittenberg, and with that, began the Protestant Revolution.

Certainly no one is saying that’s what will happen again but something big is going to happen. Just like in 1518, there will be a seismic shift in the power structure of global politics/economics, the essence of Capricorn, which history will well remember.

Issue

Saturn/Pluto operates on a 33-year cycle, putting us in touch with necessary endings. Either something is completely destroyed or utterly transformed beyond all recognition; there are no other  options.

By the end of January, it’s safe to say that the rules of the game we’ve been playing for the last 33 years or so will have come to an end. The game in question commenced back in 1982 in Libra. According to Liz Greene, this cycle (now ending with the conjunction in Capricorn) is a lesson about ideals of justice and fairness. In 1982, I went off to law school and I’ll admit I had some pretty unrealistic ideals about both justice and fairness.

I adored reading the jurists’ discussions about ‘natural law’, where everyone acts rationally and with honor. But that isn’t how it works or at least it isn’t how it’s working anymore and that’s precisely what is going to have to change.

Advice

Change is difficult yet at the same time, inevitable. Change is also unavoidable although how we each experience change that is thrust upon us is often more within our control than we might like to think.

Consider implementing any or all of the following:

  • Find the humour in the situation – this is not to suggest that change, and the disruption it brings, is funny. But research shows that finding a humorous moment in an otherwise not humorous situation can make everyone feel better. The lightened mood and, fingers crossed, improved social interaction, can also help everyone see things in a new perspective.
  • Focus on the problem more than your feelings – a common myth is that talking about our anger, fear, and frustration will help us to work through a difficult situation. But research suggests this isn’t always the case. Negativity attracts negativity. Instead of airing your sorrows, focus on how you can more positively approach the problem presented. You many not feel better, at least not immediately, but it will give you a better chance of coming out of this situation in better shape.
  • Don’t stress about feeling stressed – remember that some stress is actually good for us. Like weight training, it helps to bolster our resilience. But the problem comes when we overindulge in stress. For example, even if you’re a keen gym enthusiast, you probably don’t workout 24/7 because you know that you need to give your body a break to recover. Likewise, take a break from stress by spending a minimum of ½ hour a day doing something you enjoy without feeling guilty.
  • Accept the past but fight for the future – My brilliant mind-set coach is constantly reminding me that ‘then’ was ‘then’ and ‘now’ is ‘now’ and that there is nothing that I can do now to change the past. As best you can, put the past behind you and use the time you’ve got now to prepare for what is yet to come.
  • Don’t expect stability – it goes without saying that nothing ever stands still and research shows that those who view change as an unwanted part of their lives will fare worse when, inevitably, it happens. The ‘good old days’ might might or might not have better but either way they are gone and gone, forever.

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