I don’t care who you are, eventually you are going to hit a difficult period in your life. You’re simply going to have to pass through some kind of keyhole. It might be akin to crossing a field of fire. It might be a lonely period where it feels as if you’re floating on some iceberg which no other human beings in sight. It might be a period of confusion, loss of energy or insight. You may feel powerless, frightened or angry and it may be that you simultaneously suffer more than one of these things combined.
As an astrologer, I meet and work with people who have minor problems but I also work with people who are deep in despair, with cause. Often times there is just one consultation. Other times I consult with a person every few months as they make some kind of transition but sometimes I work very closely with someone for a period or weeks or months or even years. I may talk to someone twice a day or three times a week for a short period while they’re in the eye of the storm and then six months pass before I hear from them again. Sometimes I talk to someone once a week, or most weeks or really, whatever they want or need. I like variety and I like to help, so I enjoy this.
Part of what I do is provide distraction from the pain! If you’re going to have to endure a difficult period, it’s nice to have access to someone of good cheer. We need humor to survive. No one wants to go through hell with a morose person for company. It turns out that jokes and practical advice is a good combination for getting someone from A to B. It just makes all the difference in the world if you can keep perspective and your sense of humor.
Have you made a difficult transition in your life? If so, did you have a distraction?