AstroPsychology Blog

  • Celia Marion

Updated: Sep 12, 2020

Facebook – What kind of astrological archetypal experience is it? I think it could be any of several. It could be a Mercury/Gemini/third information-gathering and communicating experience. It could be Jupiter/Sagittarius/9th with advertising, political debating or uplifting messaging going on. There could even be some expanded learning. It could be a Neptune/Pisces/12th experience of deception and betrayal, or spiritual sharing. It is also addictive, and in a way it isn’t real. It could be a Moon/Cancer/4th nurturing experience with families and friends. But for those who are alone, lonely, or emotionally vulnerable it could also be a minefield of manipulation and deep wounding. The darker side of Pluto/Scorpio. It’s a place where instead of road rage there’s FB rage, Mars/Aries unrestrained. For me it’s truly a love-hate relationship. I see its gifts and its dangers. Facebook has been on my mind as I listen to different people share variations of all of these experiences. And the experiences always reflect the natal chart as part of an on-going story. We don’t yet know the full of it.

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  • Celia Marion

Updated: May 7, 2020

An Astrological View.

Sadness, sometimes named 'depression,' can descend and envelop the soul in a deep dark state. And yet, the words 'depression' or 'sadness' do not capture the fullness of the mood. Perhaps because there seem to be different kinds with different needs in their images. In astrology, depression is often associated with Saturn/Capricorn. Here there can be a sense of feeling blocked, stuck, unable to move forward or to achieve one's intentions or goals, a sense of failure. Here the depression may feel dark and cold and seemingly unmovable. There is much to be patient with here, and even loving. Perhaps allowing Soul time with the earth, with rocks warmed by the sun, can provide a calming sense of strength.

Another dark, terrifying state can be associated with Pluto/Scorpio. When one falls into Pluto's darkness one may come face to face with a deep fear of shame, even a terrifying rage. Here one may be challenged to remain awhile in the dark depths long enough to wrestle with a fierce inner force, to come to a mutual under-standing, to walk with it fearlessly and authentically. There is much to face here, and the power of integrity to claim. Perhaps allowing Soul time with the vastness of the night sky and silent walks through the shadows of trees can bring a healing through the gift of darkness.

Then there is the sadness of Neptune enveloping one in a cloud of inner tears. There is a deep sense of loss which sits like a rudderless ship wrapped in a murky fog on a dark sea. The temptation is to numb this sadness, to want to escape it, to deny it. But by being with this sadness, by allowing it to flow, to move like the mists of the fog, images of what the loss is about can float to the surface, to be mourned, and even once again loved. Being with this melancholy can bring from the depths a state as beautiful as the mournful call of the loon on a dark soundless lake. Soul welcomes the cry in the stillness, to then perhaps express itself through music or poetry.

I think these times of darker Soul expression are every bit as enriching to life as moments of bliss or ecstasy. Rather than feeling something is inherently wrong, to be gotten rid of, to medicate or remove in some way, it is more helpful to allow and be with them, to spend time with them. This is to give space to imagine, and perhaps learn, what Soul is asking of us.

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  • Celia Marion

It is apparent that the more conscious one's buried wound becomes, the more painful it becomes. It is the pain which must be felt, grieved, and forgiven for healing to occur, and that can only happen when the wound is made conscious. It seems to me that what challenging Neptune contacts may contain within them, whether natally or by transit, is an exquisite sense of loss and grief, and even a profound sense of existential longing. These states are best experienced by surrendering to such a deep sense of compassion on one hand and of unity with all of nature on the other, that both the sorrow and the boundless love in the longing flow freely. Neptune truly holds within it the requirement for complete surrendering what is beyond one's control. With Neptune/Moon, for example, one still functions to meet the lunar needs for belonging, nurturing and unconditional love, but with whom, when, where, or how may not be in one's control. It can be a sense of both loss and love so deep and yet expansive that when alone in a reflective state, one can be momentarily swept away by it, to experience it, then to understand how to give it away. Over and over the caring heart may be broken open for the sake of something larger, something impersonal and sacred.

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