I find that as I get older, I need to see transits in a new way. So much goal setting, forward thinking, and need to direct myself, in my younger years, and astrology guided me. Now, in semi-retirement and elder years, I wonder about the meanings of transits at THIS life stage…and what to learn and grow into. How does astrology help me NOW? My goals are smaller, more personal, not so outward. I want to write the novel, the poetry, I want to learn to watercolor better. I want to travel some, but my physical energies are wobbly sometimes (loss of stamina!)
How do we best use astrology as we get older!?? I do not have the same lofty goals that my Capricorn Moon pushed me towards, back then…
Madeline in Arizona
I had to think about this; I’ve concluded it’s a trick question of sorts. I think astrology is the static part of the equation here. What’s changed or what’s changing is your goals, your views on things, your tastes, your methods or whatever.
As a real example, let’s say you’ve got a Mars Jupiter aspect. You opt to use it. At one age, you may run, twenty miles. At another, you may walk one mile? If you have no legs or if you’re unable to use them, you might push yourself in another way.
You mentioned “learning and growing into to”. Being an old person is something you need to learn to do and grow into it. It’s not really different than learning and becoming an adult, other than you are becoming an older adult at this point. But the challenges are equivalent.
I see these life changes as if you’re stepping into your new shoes. You leave your old ones at the door and generally, it’s relieving to do so.
It sounds like you’re grappling, less with astrology, and more with the fact your time is getting shorter. It sounds like you want to prioritize your goals, which is on point. Part of this is to take your physical limitations into account.
For example, I really like to garden. Should I have a huge garden, like I done for years, but which pains me at this point? Or should I have a small garden, protecting my assets so I can keep a garden longer?
Basically, you plotted your way up the hill. Now let’s plot our way down. Astrology helps in either case.