With a packed 8th house, my guess is that this is more an issue for me then it is for others, though I’m sure I have company. Plutonian types are drawn towards taboo. Virtually all of us spend some time in the gutter but I wonder how others deal with their urges, assuming they do.
Personally, I have a lot of things cross my mind that I have to consciously turn away from. I just know better then to indulge myself in certain pursuits or trains of thought, because the risk of developing a obsession that would be destructive to both myself and others is too great. In other cases, the stuff is just sick and I don’t want to be sick. I choose not to be sick or act in ways that are immoral, basically. Just because I think of it, does not mean I am compelled to do the thing.
There is probably a segment of the population out there that is mostly unaware of how incredibly dark some people but for the others, do you ever turn away from taboo? Why? For people who do not turn away, do you have an explanation? How do your choices affect your energy-level? How are you empowered (or dis-empowered) in relation to dealing with taboo?