How do you break an obsession?
I have Venus square to Pluto and I’ve struggled with obsessions, mostly unattainable obsessions. Sometimes to people, sex, food, objects and possessions… You name it.
I find I am so fixed on it, I think about it all day.
Perhaps it’s my connections to my 2nd and 8th house, Pluto and Scorpio.
I ask this because I recently began a change in eating patterns. I was a binge eater and began a medically supervised weight loss program, paired with therapy to help my addiction to food and cooking. However, I find that my addiction has turned into an obsession with another hobby of mine. Now I’m spending money I don’t have on things that are not important in the moment.
Working On It
Hi, Working. You may have cracked the code of your problem. If I’m right, you’re well positioned to resolve your problem.
Specifically, you’re aware that you put down one obsession and picked up another. Some may say that you can be free of all obsession but is it true?
I would have thought so up until a lifelong friend shared his observation of me (and my family). He said we were all obsessed…
Once something like this is in your face, it can’t be denied. This is where you’re at today!
If this is real and obsessive people like you (and me) are always going to have an obsession, you can solve your problem by transferring your energy to something innocuous… and eventually to something positive. For example, I like to garden, cook and bake. I really like this stuff. It consumes me to an extent.
My friend mentions my chain-smoking when I was young. Now I put numerous seeds in pots and obsess over the weather waiting for the day when I can set my seedlings out in my garden. I grow way more than I need, then I give it away. I’ve gone from being self-destructive to be productive and generous. Big improvement!
You’re now aware that you can transfer your obsession. What if you were designed to be focused and you’ve just not found your thing? The door is open at this time. You can change.
Overeating is destructive. Buying things you don’t need is the same thing; gluttony? I wonder if you can go from being a consumer to a producer but that’s just a thought. It might not be that simple, but I think you get the idea. You need a hobby or some interest that does not harm yourself or others.
Do you struggle with obsession? What can you add to this?