Dealing With Disillusionment
A lot of people are severely disillusioned with their life right now. It's easy to understand. I hope you won't judge the people I mention here. I guess if you do, I'll have to delete the thread to protect them but today I dealt with people overwhelmed with pain and stress.
In one case, it's the couple's first baby and he's sick. The mom is a doctor and they just can't resolve the problems... it's been 18 months. New parents are always nervous so if you're sensitive to this, you can imagine how this is for them.
The other person is getting ready for retirement... her husband who has already retired, fell ill with a life threatening illness...illnesses. She's now going to be a caregiver - so much for this time in their life, they've saved for, for decades.
Are you disillusioned? How do you deal with things like this?
Ironically, I was born under a Neptune Mercury opposition - houses 1 & 7: one could say, illusions R us. But here's the thing. Natal placements say our starting points. Life experiences bring us wisdom and greater insight.
So, I've noticed since early childhood, that truly awful happenings, happen. Unwanted, unexplainable awful events. Mercury Neptune does that, too.
I feel huge compassion for the families losing their dear loved ones. I cannot imagine, only, I can send them my heartfelt love, and my prayers.
To get back to the initial question: I really believe that each and every one of us must get a handle on each of ours illusions (and disillusions) and, own them personally.
About the initial question, I believe it behooves, each and every one of us, to extend kindness, and compassion, to anyone we encounter who is going through tough times.
PS to Elsa: thanks for provocative questions. I really very much hope that you get many viewpoints on this topic,really, very much so. I, too, look forward to everyone's ideas and feelings.
My problems are nowhere near as heartbreaking as these people, yet, but I'm also in the process of dealing....
It's being amplified up in my chart through multiple ways (e.g. tr. neptune jacking up my mars, saturn in pisces transit 7th house, opposing a major virgo stellium, pr. sun square neptune),& is inordinately challenging. It's also a situation that would persist for sometime, at least all the way through 2024 till 2025.
I'm trying to reserve my energy & refrain from judging people/situations in any final way, until that time. I feel like I don't have the full information, & making rash judgements would be detrimental? I don't know.
It's kind of hard, because there are people who're in the same boat as me, but presumably not under such heightened Saturn Neptune goo, & they're mostly able to land on solid ground, while it seems that I must stay back for a while longer.
I have been feeling disillusioned lately. I usually deal by adjusting and waiting, because it seems just as sure as I was going one direction, and wound up going another, I will likely end up changing course yet again. It stinks in the moment, though, if it is something you were looking forward to and the rug gets pulled out.
Starting about 2015, I would say my illusions have been shattered, bit by bit. I would say I've been disabused of illusion, rather than disillusioned, because I still believe in my ideals - I haven't abandoned them. How do I deal? I succumb to reality. Draw boundaries. Handle only what I can. Sometimes I escape through daydreaming about a different me. Feels terrible not to be in control, but that's life. And then we die. Morose? No! Reality.
Yes, misfortune can befall anyone at anytime. I’ve learned to be grateful for the present. No matter what happens, that ability can never be taken from you. The present is a gift, always.