It’s Not That Easy To Turn Back

The other day someone was telling me how hard it is to get off a certain path, once you get on it. She was talking about a particular, positive path, and while I agreed with her, I continued to think about this throughout the day, and now overnight.

It seems to me that any path you get on, can be hard to get off of. It’s very hard to turn back. Thinking of terms of astrology is eye-opening. At this point in my life, I want to be very careful which path I choose and what I invest in. Part of this is age, but here’s the thing to note: part of it has to do with transits.

If you’re having a strong Neptune transit, you will probably drift. Uranus transits, particularly if Mars is involved, tend to see a person act impulsively and experiment. Many people go down a dark path when Pluto transits their chart, or into a depression, and many take leaps of faith during certain transits, that can land them in hellish conditions.

Years can pass during these type processes and it’s possible you get little done. I can tell you this for sure, because I’ve lived it. Today, I have tremendous appreciation for the idea of slowing down enough to choose that path I am going to take, with care. Care, not fear!

Yesterday, a new gal did my hair. Pisces. She spent ten years with the love of her life, but the couple did not stay together. He died four years after they separated. She’s got no interest in any other man. His was the soul for hers.

She said she could have done more…thought harder at the time, but she did not.

How much thought and care do you put into the choice you make in your life?

pictured – Edward Mitchell Bannister, Approaching Storm, 1886

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It’s Not That Easy To Turn Back — 22 Comments

  1. I’ve been having a very long Neptune transit. First, trining all my Libra planets as it traversed through Aquarius, then hitting my ASC, then squaring it’s natal postion, moving in on my moon and wrapping up for a few years right after it squares my MC.

    What was the question again?

  2. I am trying to be more deliberate about where I put my energy too. Especially my mental energy. Your idea about transits is powerful because people often assume they have more control than they actually do. The best we can do is to embrace what we have at our disposal at any given time. Swimming against the tide can be successful but only very rarely so you have to be sure it’s really worth it to you.

    Mostly I want to appreciate the people in my life, the way they are, at each moment in time because you never know how health or circumstances will strain our ability to relate to each other.

  3. I used to just fly through them (choices), making a decision ‘on the fly’ was no big deal. Now that I have people that I am responsible for and have a lived a bit, I’m MUCH, MUCH more careful and weigh everything thoroughly. I’m also not scared to re-weigh things afterwards to make sure it’s still the right choice,

  4. I put a lot of thought into the path I take, but sometimes I wonder if I pigeon-hole myself. Once I feel comfortable about a path, I can be a bit too rigid to do anything else sometimes.

  5. I got off the path once, very impulsively. I tried to get back on track a couple of times, but each times it gets harder and harder. And yes I have Uranus square Mars in my chart.

  6. I’ve started over a few times in my life. That is a real path changer. I wanted John Prine, Spanish Pipedream, but I’ve got what I’ve got. I’m in my 60’s so I don’t have a long path ahead any more, but I have a loose plan. I did throw away my TV.

  7. I have a strong Uranus in my chart (conjunct Ascendent 0 degrees) so I tend to just “know” and change paths in a second… without prior thinking. This did not cause me trouble so far. It happens it was a good thing to do. Uranus trines my Jupiter and forms a sextile with Mercury.

  8. This time around i put a year and a half of thought into my choice of path. This process happened during a pluto to sun transit. I’m sure from the outside it looks like I have done nothing and have maybe given up on life but I haven’t. The reason I took so long is because I was on a cruise to nowhere from 2007 to 2010 (thanks Neptune). Don’t want to make that same mistake again. Can’t afford to. I have to invest in what’s real. If I don’t, my future well being is at stake. So Pluto took me to the depth of my soul….my own personal hell to get to the bottom of what is real for me. And to uncover what in me has been keeping me from attaining these things before now. It was truly the most scary process. I have to act on implementing the plan that I hashed out now. And I am really scared. Truly….scared. But it is my truth. And I hope that 10 years from now I will look back on my 36 year old self and be proud of my courage.

  9. My very late degree Ketuvian sadge fights with the rest of my chart about this. Basically, I can fret all I want to but in the end I drift off anyway.

    I think about it harder now and I try so, so SO hard to be smarter but I end up thinking…Jesus, I’m going to be dead in practically half an hour, if that half hour passes and I haven’t done this stupid but truly exhilarating thing will I regret it?

    It’s always yes, you know? Always. And then ten years later I’m going, what the F*** were you thinking there, you moron.

  10. “How much thought and care do you put into the choice you make in your life?”

    Holy hell, this question (laughs to self knowing I need to GET THE HELL OUT of my head more, and then this question).

    The answer for me is, every day. (U/P in Libra 12th, Saturn 0deg in Gemini 8th). So yeah, a sh*tload of introspection.

  11. I used to think something, think on it hard and then act seeing the big picture rarely worrying about the minor details. Sometimes I would act impulsively. This either turned out good or bad, but I’m able to bounce back. Now that I’m trying to become an adult, I have to realize that I have think more about where I’m going and what I’m doing.

    The consult with you, Elsa, has really really got me thinking hard about my future in ways I haven’t thought about.

  12. ‘stop your rambling stop your gambling stop staying out late at night go home to your wife and family down by the fireside bright”-
    — I want to be content with the cud chewing docility of the relationships I am in: plodding and pluggin away, I do! But I also want to be passionate fierce and alive!

    I need to tend to the fire that provides nourishment. I want to be nourished and experience contentment.

    Thanks for the heads up Elsa!

  13. I think I put too much thought and care into my life, lol. However, I can let too much fear influence me.

    Sometimes, I need more Jupiterian qualities.

  14. I have started over numerous times usually due to the death of a loved one. It’s all good to me. I am pretty flexible about life.

  15. I follow which way the wind goes a lot of the time. I had to–(and this compulsion is very personal *to me.*)

    I had not allowed myself to drift, my life would not be as it is. I’m not comfortable drifting but have got a lot of comfort from drifting, if that makes any sense at all.

    I put up an incredible amount of resistance, as a general way of being, and I put out an enormous effort to fight it.

    Uranus/Sun/Saturn T-square. I’m a piece of work.

  16. WTF t.Neptune in my 3rd makes no damn sense. I fight my own resistance. Now I will keep myself from making corrective posts on this thread!

  17. I understand your hairstylist’s point of view. And yours too Elsa. In my case, in my youth, I was impulsive most of the time. I have Uranus sq. Mars too. As I age the path just narrows. I feel with a 12th house Sun having a Neptune/Chiron transit to my IC, opp. my Moon/ Pluto conj at the top of mt chart, that people and world circumstances are choosing for me…and I can resist but end up frustrated. I am trying to learn to let go and hold tight to the raft. Lately I am revisiting something I have wanted to do for years and I have to take a very serious look to make sure si don’t make a bad investment. I won’t make it this time around until I am sure. We can’t see the future but er can put two and two together yo see if it makes horse sense. Otherwise I don’t want to get on the path anymore and will stay on the one I am on.

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