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  • Celia Marion

Updated: Jan 25


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, even guilt. Here the depression may feel dark and cold and seemingly unmovable. Perhaps allowing Soul time with the earth, with rocks warmed by the sun, can provide a calming sense of strength. There is much to be patient with here, and even loving.

Another dark, terrifying state may 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 inadequacy. Here one may be challenged to remain awhile in the dark depths. Remain long enough to wrestle with a fierce force that feels threatening and destructive, to walk with it fearlessly, authentically. Perhaps allowing Soul time with the vastness of the night sky and silent walks among the shadows of trees can bring a healing through the gift of stillness and darkness. While there is much to face here, there is the power of integrity to claim.

Then there is the sadness of Neptune enveloping one in a cloud of inner tears. There may be 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. Here the gifts received may be of compassion and forgiveness.

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. Doing so gives space to imagine, and perhaps learn, what Soul is asking of us.

#Saturn #Pluto #Neptune #Sadness #melancholy #astrology

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  • Celia Marion

Updated: Jan 25


It is apparent that the more conscious one's buried wound becomes, the more painful it may become. For healing to occur, the pain must be felt, grieved, and forgiven, and that can only happen when the wound is made conscious. What challenging Neptune contacts may contain within them, whether natally or by transit, is an intense sense of loss and grief, and even a profound sense of existential longing or even guilt. These states need to be allowed to flow through and felt so they may be released. They may need to be 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 of 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. One may ultimately learn to hold space for the suffering of others without being swept away by it.

#Neptune #Astrology

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