The last few days of an intense Scorpio month coincides with a Neptune station. From 18-21 November, Neptune inhabits the same place in the sky from our Earthly perspective as it shifts from retrograde to direct motion, a virtual stillpoint preceding the next wave of transformational energy.
Successfully holding into stillness requires self-regulation. Given the current political upheaval, some sensitive souls have been thrown into a state of dysregulation, something those of us who are therapists often see after a traumatic event.
Dysregulation can be expressed physiologically and emotionally; it can be mild or severe, affecting metabolism, immune response, even organ function. Whenever we struggle to monitor and control our behaviors, emotions, or thoughts, we need support. If you or someone you love is losing sleep or having a difficult time relaxing, concentrating, digesting, or relating, reach out for help.
What’s at issue right now is our ability to engage with the unknown. There are two basic default options, and Neptune conjoined the South Node may tempt us to choose the escape hatch over staying present.
Escape: pop pills, drink yourself silly, become a movie junkie, tune out, check out, freak out, drop out, bury your head in the sand, trap yourself in an old story, hide, quit, run away, isolate, disconnect, be a victim, succumb to fear, embrace the fraudulent, resist responsibility; wander around in disillusionment, fall into confusion;
Engage: show up, practice being present, breathe, stand with others, dance, write, paint, garden, make music, meditate and pray, be in nature– by water, close to trees, under skies wide with possibility, read what inspires, rest, get support, practice compassion, volunteer, listen deeply, connect to wisdom, embrace possibilities, clear your mind, open your heart.
Don’t fool yourself into thinking you’re alone in this. The next wave of time is coming. Let’s ride it together!