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How's everyone feeling these days? Does it feel like a lot of people around you are going through some sh*t right now?

I'm seeing a lot of interesting emotions arising out of people in my professional world - they're not into astrology so they wouldn't attribute anything to current transits. There's been an influx of posts about "the one that got away" (at least 10 posts like this just this week), and random posts that stir outrage over who should pay for first dates, feminism, micro-aggressions, mental health issues because of narcissistic bosses/co-workers, etc., on an app that's used by people working at the big 4 consulting firms, media, advertising, tech, law and education (and probably other industries). The posts are all anonymous so people speak freely. The temperature is up and everyone seems completely out of sorts about one thing or another - more than I've noticed in recent past.

An astrologer that I follow shared on his YouTube that he was going through some challenging times and couldn't post this week's video. First time he's ever done that, even though he's generally open about when things in his life feel tense because he uses it to explain the astrology - but it's never caused him to need this kind of break, so I know it must be a big deal.

Are you noticing this as well in your circles or among people you follow as well? And how are you personally faring during this time?

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jana
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I hear about alot of economic fears in my circles. A lot are living or will be living on fixed incomes and it scary.

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@jana yep unless people are ultra rich, life is going to become very unaffordable for people. Sometimes I feel like I'm living in a simulation.

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I am on a personal spending freeze in an attempt to try and get ahead! CA's high taxes really put a damper on any kind of person financial growth and it doesn't help that the gas is 6.99/gal here. Fiance and I are seriously looking at moving to Nevada.

However, I am proud of my ability to purely stick to only shelling out $ for rent and bills for stretches of weeks at a time. I've learned to just use what food and toiletries I already have in the apartment to get by. 

Financial stuff is definitely affecting the people around me - just last week I had to deliver a can of gas to a friend who couldn't get to work because of an empty gas tank. And at every gas station you go to here in CA, there's people begging for money for gas. 

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@rapunzelsoldierfish I've scaled back my spending by a crazy amount as well. Seems each day a few more companies announce layoffs, but I don't hear many people I know saying they're worried. Honestly, I think most people are either willfully ignoring it and hoping it'll all go back to normal soon, or they're so financially out of touch that the economy isn't impacting them directly... yet. Or maybe they're freaking out in private and I'm just not seeing it.

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@rapunzelsoldierfish 

It's great to curb spending, but you might consider stocking up on non-perishable food while you can for a reserve in case of more shortages and even higher prices to come.

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More craziness... Someone (a female consultant) posted a bit earlier how proud she was of herself for reporting someone on Reddit. Apparently, he messaged her something she considered "sexist, creepy and gross" and so she stalked his comment history until she was able to find some personally identifiable info about him. She tracked down his linkedin profile and reported him to his employer.

People in the comments started asking questions about what he said or did that was so objectionable and she refused to give details and also gave conflicting info. Attorneys in the comments were offering advice to help her, and she responded with vitriol refusing to share any details because everyone should just believe her even though she may have just ruined someone's life.

The replies were a combination of "yasss go queen" to disbelief and anger.

What concerns me the most is that I'm seeing more behavior like this way too often. People are willing to destroy lives and livelihoods. I'm sure a lot of it stems from deep, internal issues, depression, and other untreated mental illnesses. It feels like we're sitting on our own personal powder kegs -- sometimes we're the ones lighting the matches, other times it's some random stranger or even people we know doing it. Some are taking joy in seeing others demise for no reason at all. How do we get out of this?

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@libralicious I think this is all to avoid looking in the mirror and people are literally programmed to behave this way.  It makes a person want to retreat but if you do that, you die a little, assuming you're designed to be in the world which is the case for most of us.

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I'm feeling good.  I feel like I've snapped some chains that had me bound.

 

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Feeling good. Most people I know are doing fairly well considering. 

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