Satori – circa 2011….
“Also, you’ll find a pair of safety glasses and some earplugs under your seats. Please feel free to use them.”
–Max Fischer, “Rushmore”
It’s not unusual to see a transit coming up and start to worry. There’s the generalized worry: “Pluto’s involved, could be bad!” And there’s the specific worry: “Pluto to the Moon! My breasts are going to become diseased and kill me!” If the fears didn’t contain a modicum of truth in possibility they wouldn’t be so debilitating. However, if every worst case scenario actually played out the population would be much, much smaller and raptors would roam the streets.
Horrible things CAN happen to you. So can good things. Of course it’s the horrible things we worry about. Still, there’s a bit of course correction needed on the “good” transits as well. It’s nice to hope you might fall in love during a certain transit, but becoming emotionally attached to that prospect can bring disappointment or even depression if it doesn’t materialize. That’s the key, attachment to an outcome that is not yet real.
What works best is to familiarize yourself with the energies and areas that are highlighted by transits so that you will recognize them when they arise. That way you can maximize their potential and navigate them to your best result. My breasts may indeed melt off or explode. If I concentrate (fear, obsess) on that, however, I may miss the subtle signs that herald my REAL Pluto transit and miss the opportunity to make the best of actual reality rather than my feared reality. I could also become so fearful that I become paralyzed to act in my own best interest, say to get a breast exam. Also, if I give in to generalized fear I’m not setting myself up to use my senses to their utmost. Prolonged fear is exhausting and does not support best performance.
One proactive thing you can do is to familiarize yourself with the concepts behind Occam’s razor or the law of parsimony or economy. One metaphor I’ve heard that resonates to the concept is “When you hear hoofbeats think horses, not zebras.” Or better yet, just think what are all the possibilities that could result in that sound and what do I reasonably need to do to prepare? Horses, zebras, heffalumps… how ’bout you get out of the middle of the road! Do what is reasonable to do then detach and free up your energy to work in your favor. Stressed people are not the best actors and reactors. Do you hear hoofbeats today? No? Then relax. Maximize your energy by not expending it worthlessly.
Do you “worst case scenario” worry? Vent it here then let it go forever!