Recently, I’ve had to come to accept that I cannot expect to be understood. I am not talking about the gap that develops with age. I have this problem with my husband!
What I’m seeing, at this late age, is that my experience is so unusual, people can’t relate to it. Further, the views I’ve developed over the decades are not common and this causes numerous problems.
I used to think I was understood, 80% of the time. Maybe I was understood 80% of the time. But if so, those days are gone. I am down to 20% at this point.
I feel okay about this. I want to understand things. I want my expectations to be as reasonable as possible, because I value discourse and connection with others over most everything else I can think of.
This revelation comes courtesy of the Uranus Pluto transit to my natal Mercury. It’s necessary I scrap my old way of thinking, and come up with new, improved ways to communicate. With Mars conjunct Mercury, I feel up to this challenge.
Do your struggle to be understood? If so, what do you think is the cause?
pictured – The Discourse, by Sir Lawrence Alma-Tadema