I think it’s common that people have a great period in their life and then something shifts. They may feel nostalgic about that period and begin to idealize it. Next thing you know they’re doing anything and everything they can to recapture something that no longer exists.
It may be their youth or feelings of innocent love but it may also be something mundane. For example, I would like to go back in time to when I could be stopped at a red light and not have my picture, snapped by a traffic camera, incessantly. I also don’t like being tracked!
You can make yourself absolutely miserable doing this and the astrology is very simple. Jupiter is planet associated with good fortune and Jupiter looks ahead. If I am to escape any of this, it will happen in the future, not the past. The way it was is guaranteed not to be the way it will be. It follows that if you’re trying to get back to something that’s done and gone, you’re going to fail.
However people who are willing to look ahead and innovate, have lots of opportunities. If you focus on the rear-view mirror, gazing back longingly at what was your heyday, you prevent yourself from living your heyday, circa NOW. This makes no sense to me.
Are you trying to get something back or get something going forward?