A Message for Sensitive Souls

 

‘…This post is intended to assist those noting a palpable change in their emotional state that cannot be solely attributed to their current experiences and recognize these feelings as such…’

Neptune is in retrograde opposition to the North Node. For all of us. So, for we, the Collective, the way forward is foggy and appears to ‘have no legs’ and certainly no instruction manual. You are someone who feels this more acutely than others.

In addition, the Sun and Mercury are in Scorpio. For all of us. No matter what area of your life is ruled by Scorpio, the Collective is focused on probing and/or fearing the unknown. Many of us intuitively feel we are not well equipped, that we are at a disadvantage. The shadowy forms that we see shifting, out of the corner of our eye or coming straight at us in some situations, have the chill of the boogie man. Trust and Security on any particular issue are rare commodities.You are someone who feels this even more so than others.

These two energy phases are just plain edgy like a razor  half wrapped in a bit of cotton wool. Unfortunately, they actually feed one another. And they are present in our current everyday reality, occupying the only ground that we can stand on – and that just drives us all to maintain probing or fearing mode:

On what and where, exactly, am I standing?!

This is how the world is vibrating now and if you are an empathic person, a person who easily senses the vibe of the collective, you will be subject to all of the symptoms mentioned above exponentially. The temptation to self-soothe, to avoid reality, can be overwhelming. Your state of mind may be swinging wildly between suspicion and indignation to crumpling and desperate clinging.

Note: For some, attempting to manage this is difficult beyond description and if this sounds like you, please seek assistance. Often, local communities offer a range of services. I write this as a general public offering due to a significant number of clients, from diverse social/economic backgrounds all reporting similar symptoms. This post is intended to assist those of us noting a palpable change in our emotional state that cannot be solely attributed to our current experiences and recognize these feelings as such.

 

If this sounds familiar, this message is for you:

You are not going crazy, you are experiencing a circuit-overload that requires a breaker installation.

In the grand scheme of things, this is yet another blip on the radar. This phase has an end; you will not feel like this forever more; this is temporary.

If you are up for it, you can try to imagine, to picture your inner Self observing this, perhaps as a dark cloud-mass. There it is. It is not you, it is outside of you. Perhaps you can watch your inner Self step back and prove there is a space between you and the mass.

If that space can be held at this time, there is yet more truth-gold to be mined. There will be a wispy thread or two connecting your Self to the mass. (You are a part of the All One.) These threads can be followed via conscious, patient, relaxed examination to their root levels in your psyche. You aren’t looking for some watershed moment here; you are simply being open to whatever inner landscape/sensation field these threads appear to be anchored in. There is my inner Self. There is that mass. And there is that thread through which I exchange energy with Others. I watch for a while, observe for a while, and see if I pick up any insights.

Take Charge of Your Self-Soothing

At the very least, empaths and sensitive souls should be actively bear-hugging themselves. In whatever ways you can afford, indulge your senses. Get comfy and get lost in books, in the stories and adventures you find there; try out an adult coloring book; collect the ingredients you need for your favorite meal – or to zing up your basic menus – and savor; go out exploring in new environments that keep you rubbernecking as you go; put another blanket on the bed. Change the colors or focal point in your workspace and your living room. Put something symbolic of peace or joy in your car. A simple tea light lit in the evening can be a profound addition to your view. Do all of these things and more! Be as good to yourself as you are to others.

I have written before about how very important you are. And I firmly believe that sensitive and empathic people are a large segment of the crucial Space Holders. This means there is all the more reason to take loving care of yourself.

Sending you wishes for rest and perseverance in healthy balance,

  • weaver

 

 

Personalised Energy Coaching     weaver@neptuneandtheoak.com
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This and That and More on Scorpio Energy

Neptune & The Oak GOT A FACEBOOK PAGE

Yes, finally, I decided to sign up already. Family encouragement and curiosity had their moment (after years) on Wednesday and I signed this site up. How funny the timing: it seems that facebook is on the decline in usage. Oh dear but oh well. I have a habit of arriving late, if at all, to community trends. If you have any pointers for the page, let me know. If it’s not too late, I hope I connect with you and that you ‘like’ this site.

I have updated the example and offering section of ‘The Light, The Dark & the Line Between’ post. This time, music and a political chuckle are featured.

A poem for the times…

Humankind is being led along an evolving course,

through this migration of intelligences,

and though we seem to be sleeping,

there is an inner wakefulness

that directs the dream,

and that will eventually startle us back

to the truth of who we are.

From Essential Rumi, translated by Coleman Barks

Maze (미로)

photo credit: golbenge

More on Scorpio for Self- Analysis

Everyone’s wheel has the house of Scorpio, meaning that some segment of your being operates within the principles that govern this archetype energy.  It’s important to remember that archetype spectrums span from one extreme to the other; energy can be expressed by the individual or group as pro-active or re-active and Scorpio gives us a particularly vivid example of what this means.

As previously mentioned, this energy drives as deep as it must to get to the heart of a matter, regardless of personal comfort. This is a brilliant attribute in the subjects and matters naturally attributed to this entity: physicians, psychiatrists, psychologists, researchers in all disciplines, investigators and detectives in all fields and stick-to-it-tiveness, dogged determination, tireless pursuit.

Thus, the flip side of the Truth Seeker is the Truth Shielder. The house of your Being ruled by Scorpio energy is naturally capable of both seeking the truth in others and effectively hiding your truths. In this area of your life, you will often fight to keep others OUT. A great macro example of this is evident in the world these days. Pluto, Scorpio’s ruler, is currently transiting the house of Capricorn in the earth’s wheel. Capricorn holds

Tug of war.

Photo credit: Wikipedia

influence in, amongst other things, government and ruling structures and the top echelons of business hierarchy. There is a concerted effort going on in many nations, on the one hand to expose the corruption and on the other, to hide and protect the status quo. Pretty obvious, yea? That’s Pluto/Scorpio energy 101.

As the sun travels through this archetype’s domain (until Nov 22nd), there will be an intensity of pressure, a raising of the stakes for us. This brightest light of all will be shining on every situation/idea/belief that pertains to what you seek and what you hide. You can take advantage of this clarity to consciously ask yourself exactly what these are and if you are spending your energy wisely on this course. You can expect to get some answers. For some, this will be a time of digging in your metaphorical heels, pulling all the curtains and sliding all the door bolts. For others, this will be a time of seeking and finding. Which category are you in?

Some examples:

First house: who am I to the various people I know? What parts of me do I share with others and what parts do I withhold? WHY? Is there someone attempting to get closer to you? What is their motivation? How will you handle it?

6th house: does your body keep sending you signals that you ignore? If there is an ache or pain, it’s a message to take seriously. Or perhaps you will discover a new treatment strategy for an ailment. In terms of fulfilling daily obligations, are you serving as and where for optimum effect? For many, care and service will be rewarded with appreciation. Your efforts will be SEEN. Nice!

9th house: you may have begun to seriously investigate expanding your knowledge base or a long distance move. You will find dependable information is at hand. Perhaps your interest in matters of philosophy, spirituality, a specific religion is increasing. Go for it! Plumb the depths and see if it’s ‘right’ for you. Either way, you GROW. Those of you who have found this site and signed up for post notices are a solid Scorpio affirmation for the energy in my wheel. Thank you 🙂

Know what part of your Being runs on Scorpio principles? First clue: where is the intensity? If you need some help articulating your house meaning, let me know.

 Permission granted to share from the mail bag:*

‘…I would like to take you up on your offer for key words about my creativity…’  George, Inverness, Scotland

George is a 10th house Capricorn sun conjunct mercury, Gemini ascendant with Leo ruling his creativity.  Key words/phrases for him to think on are:

to provide, to protect, to lead/guide others via a system or structure easily well communicated with  natural confidence and ability. Taking the mental idea to the physical plane, dynamic and social public image, natural leader in relaying and demonstrating concepts, grounded and realistic approach to subjects, a serious minded star on the stage, a natural performer. Ideal scenario: work and play combined in one for sense of balanced life.

After a few email exchanges, I learned that George is currently a successful insurance agent and thinking about moving into the tourism industry for a much needed change of pace. Pluto is sitting right on top of his natal Jupiter in the 9th and Mars is moving through his 7th so this makes perfect sense. He wants more action and new kinds of interaction. There is no need for one to remind George to consider the economy before making any leap; its front and centre in his mind all the time anyway.  Keep in touch, George, whatever you decide to do. All the best!

*streamlined for the post.