Granted, Pluto is transiting conjunct my ascendant.
Granted, I have a packed 8th house.
Granted, there is a motherlode of Scorpio in my progressed chart but I still have this question: Are a lot of people dying around you?
Start with my neighbor who lost more than ten friends, plus two family members and his dog in a year's time. That was 2021 into the first part of the year. This phenomenon has spread out.
I don't think this is me but it might be. Years ago, I wrote about all the people who died when I was a kid, up until I was about 21 or so... MANY people died. Then people stopped dying and I mean, this stopped cold.
I wrote about it a couple times. Like no one had died around me at all for more than ten years... ten years became fifteen and then twenty. I said at the time; clearly this can't last. I always expected another onslaught.
When I was young, I dealt with death, poorly. I was just so overwhelmed. I had a friend commit suicide and could not face her mother for example. There was so much death around and no guidance, anywhere.
When I wrote about this, I wondered if I would deal with it better when the deaths started back up. As it turns out, I'm dealing much better. I can credit my husband for this. He's also seen a lot of death (Scorpio moon) and I've a learned a lot from him.
Are a lot of people dying around you? For the record, I expect this to continue, at least until Pluto leaves Capricorn. Death is real.
I feel surrounded by babies. I'm a 35 year old female, so this should not be surprising, but for some reason I did not realize how many births there would be at this time in my life! It's more striking for me personally since I am lacking a child or pregnancy - haven't even had any miscarriages that I know of. But my husband has been surrounded by death for his whole life. Having grown up in a fly fishing shop, and working as a trout guide, for his entire life, he tends to know a lot of old men who smoke and drink. He still doesn't deal well with death.
ETA my husband has Jupiter Uranus conjunct in his 8th.
There have been a few more deaths at arms length in the last few years but I expect there to be a rash in the next few years as I have a lot of friend over 70 and Pluto is just now squaring my ASC and will soon conjunct my 2 Aqu IC.
I wanted to start a new topic about dreams and deceased family members in my dreams and then I saw this topic. Yes, from an early age, I was always surrounded by death. Sickness and death to be precise. I have 3 planets in the 8th house, ASC in Scorpio, and two more planets in Scorpio. I've read it in those general descriptions of each sign when a person has Scorpio rising, whenever or wherever you come somewhere, you will bring a change: people will die, get sick, quit their jobs, etc. I thought it was funny, but I started to observe things closely, and somehow, it came true. I was dealing with death poorly too, but in time and experience, it's so normal for me. I was raised and I am a Catholic. Years ago, I was in my early 30's, my second cousin died. He was sick since he was born, and couldn't walk and talk, he was really sick, but my uncle and aunt took care of him for over 40 years. When he died, my mother took me to their house to pay our respects. I thought: poor people, to lose a child, it must be devastating. Before going to see them, my mother told me something I didn't expect: you have to know, in that house, death is not like you think it would be. there will be no tears or sadness, they respect death and see it as a glorious new life, they aren't happy, but they know there is another life after this, and they know they will meet with their boys again and that gives them comfort, for them life continues.
I believed it myself too, but I never saw death without tears, sadness... i thought my mother was exaggerating. She wasn't. I can't say they were happy, but there were no tears, no deep sadness, just a kind of holiness in that house. I have never felt or seen anything like it. When my mother was dying last year, I was scared and full of emotions, but what I witnessed in that house, many years ago, gave me the biggest comfort. And I'm at peace, because I know all of my family is at peace. I'm not afraid of death, I dream specific dreams, and then I know that I will receive the news, I can feel it when I enter the room. Yes, many people died around me and still are. But... Death is not the end, just a new beginning and I respect it. It takes time, experience, and to have a strong mind, but a mild and warm heart not to be afraid of death.
No one I know first hand has died. I know of quite a few people who have died through friends and acquaintances.
Yes, I have seen a lot of death. My family and my husband's family always gets warnings before these passings. Lately, I will get a warning and find out later that a person I knew has died. My husband has done this, too. He had a large family on his mom's side and they have been falling like dominos.
For some reason many of them pass in February. Back in 2018, one of my husband's maternal uncles died and two days later, my husband's dad died.
I am always incredulous to hear about people not having family or friends die. That shocks me.
I was taken to funerals as a child and didn't really get affected until I was 15. The death of my maternal great grandmother was the first that I shed tears over. But two years and a day later, losing my stepdad suddenly left me traumatized for life. Nothing has felt that emotionally painful, since. The people I have lost since, even my mother, has not hurt as much. I think it is because I have expected the others passing, but truthfully, the part of me that was carefree and innocent died that night in November 1987, under the sign of Scorpio. Yes, I got warnings of his death before, but it never registered. Mom even dreamed about his funeral, except it was one of her uncles in the dream. She dreamed the details and kept dreaming of caskets. She'd sit up screaming, terrified of them. Which is why I had her cremated and scattered with family.
I dreamed of my mother dying a month before she passed. As I said, lately they are getting stronger. Just last Saturday, I dreamed about three birds of prey and I knew that I'd hear about a death. That very evening a member of my husband's family died.
Our friend, wrote me a few weeks ago to tell us that people she knew were dying suddenly around her. Young people passing left and right.
I write these events in journals and I have quite a few of them.