At the moment, everywhere I look I see the Saturn Neptune opposition. The other night I was talking to a friend about crying.
He said he had no idea what to do when a woman started to cry. One tear and he’s paralyzed. And I thought this was strange since I know him to be enormously sensitive and emotionally sophisticated.
“I don’t understand that,” I said. “Why? I love to cry. I absolutely love it. Crying is as good as anything out there and I am very surprised it bothers you…”
He said it wasn’t that it bothered him. He just didn’t have any idea what he was supposed to do. “Do I hold the woman? Say something. Say nothing?” I just laughed.
Next thing you know I was explaining tears to him. I told him tears are what happen when boundaries (Saturn) fall. When your defenses fail (Neptune), or better yet, you release them.
“The walls come down,” I said. “It’s wonderful when someone cries in front of you. You get to see their soul open. Seriously. That is what is happening. Um… it’s like religion,” I said because he’s ultra-religious. “It’s like God, for Godsakes. You understand that, completely and there is no difference. It’s like the person is open and connected to something. It’s just a huge release…”
I can’t remember what he said. He was listening mostly.
“Well you should think about this,” I said being a Capricorn giving orders. “Because crying is one of the best things out there. It should not be missed. It’s like sex or anything else that is really stupendous. It makes your life much better. I cry all the time, you know. I really do. I cry pretty much every day.”
He was surprised. Like, why would anyone cry everyday? I kept talking:
“For example, today, I cried when I read the acknowledgments in a book I’m reading! Seriously. Because it’s hard to write a book. And I could feel this guy. I could feel how it must have been when he wrote these words. He was writing about his wife and his daughter and it was just great. I liked what he wrote and I was just crying all over the place. It was the best part of my day.” I stopped to chuckle. “But since I know how you feel I will try to remember to never have a tear around you.”
On that, I roared laughing. Whoops! Gonna cry! Best walk around the block!
And this is what it’s like to be a Saturn Neptune type. The gates open up, nearly spontaneously, tears flow and you feel connected to everything and everyone, everywhere. I have said many time I think my crying is one of the reasons I stay happy. I am releasing pain all the time.
So what about you? How do you feel about your tears (or lack of them)?
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