Regarding, Astrology, Society, Mars, Anger and Depression, I want to make it clear, I am not Tom Cruise. I loathe the man for telling pregnant women how they do and do not feel when their hormones fall off a cliff as if he’d know.
I don’t know what major depression is. I do know what “depression” is though, when it is situational and I have a lot of clients who contact me when Saturn contacts their Moon and they find themselves depressed.
Saturn in Virgo and it is throwing many who have Sagittarius Moons for a loop. If your Moon is in Sadge, you are naturally buoyant and when you find yourself sluggish… well it’s so foriegn, many don’t even know they are depressed.
It can be greatly relieving to have this explanation because once the problem is defined (Saturn) it is much easier to deal with. Further, you can check the degree of your Moon against and ephemeris and find out exactly how long winter is going to last.
Your average Sadge Moon (or person like me) can make it through a depression without medication. I’ll tell you exactly what it’s like…
I have a baseline mood and from there I go up. My baseline mood is pretty damned happy so I go up from there to terrifically happy and various other states of joy.
Currently my baseline mood is lower… maybe even much lower and when it shifts it drops down rather than spikes us so it really is a remarkable change. I still function… in fact I think I am functioning better than ever, however I do not feel joy like I did and I don’t see that there is anything I can do about it.
The fact is the soldier and I worked very hard to be together. We went through a lot and we only had a few months of bliss before he had to go and come on. It’s depressing! But much more hard core is the situation with my daughter.
I don’t see how anyone could go through what I have and emerge without some degree of depression. I mean, come on. I am grieving. I am in mourning, that is all there is too it. But I’ll tell you this:
Astrology helps. I would far more bewildered if I did not have this framework. I see Saturn transiting my Moon. I know I am looking at what? Another year and a half? Something like that, and I have got to make it through this. I’ve just got too, right?
And so I will and so I do and for me (and people like me) who CAN manage depression with effort, I think it is a big mistake to take the crutch. Because this is Saturn we’re talkin’ about and he’s pretty reliable. Basically it is pay now or wish you would have.
Lemme give you another example. The soldier (Saturn on his Mars / Mercury) has fierce pain in his legs due the fact they are full of shrapnel, one of them has been shot, one of them has been broken and he’s jumped from a plane 200 + times (he quit counting) landing like a bag of rocks each time.
It would be a very simple thing for him to take Vicodin or the like… live on it for the rest of his life but if he does it will rob him of his vitality. Because of this he opts to suffer and I do the same.
If it gets too bad for either one of us, the pills are there and for that we are grateful but by God, if we can avoid it we will. Do you think this blog would be like this if I was on an antidepressant? I don’t. It’s one of the reasons I continue to fight.