A few months ago, the world came to a halt at the surge of a virus, leading to a metaphorical death of our ‘old normal’. Things will never be the same. Many people lost their way of earning a living. Many lost their life-fulfilling hobbies and social connection. Many lost loved ones. Many lost their sense of personal safety with the ongoing risk of a potentially life-threatening virus.
Then, the tragic death of George Floyd happened. And there have been far too many more deaths of black and brown people since (and before) to name here. From the news to social media, to our conversations with friends and family, death is everywhere and feels a little closer than maybe what we’re used to. As a result of these racial injustices, we’re witnessing the crumbling of the old white supremacist system that is embedded within this country. It’s a good and much-needed change, but a change nonetheless.
What we’re experiencing astrologically and cosmologically reflects these times of loss, change, death and upheaval. As AstroShaman says, “The Floodgates Have Opened.” You probably have experienced a personal loss recently: perhaps a move, loss of a relationship, loss of an opportunity, or different kind of loss that may be outwardly invisible but no less felt. More on that here: “The Floodgates Have Opened…”
So if you’re experiencing it, know that I am too. I wanted to offer some tools and resources that can help you navigate this time. Take what resonates and leave the rest.
Tips/Resources on navigating death & other catastrophic events:
- Read Dr. Clarissa Pinkola Estés’s letter called “Recovery And Normal Reactions To Sudden Shock, Emergency, Loss, Injury, And Catastrophe”. Dr. Estés is a Psychoanalyst and Specialist in Critical Incident and Post Trauma Recovery. This letter is addressed to the inner circle of victims, survivors, eye-witnesses, their families, workers, helpers, rescuers, and other affected persons and offers a complete protocol you can use for trauma recovery.
- Read these useful affirmation style horoscopes for this time by Chani Nicholas.
- Books on grief and moving through difficult times: Broken Open by Elizabeth Lesser; It’s OK That You’re Not OK: Meeting Grief and Loss in a Culture That Doesn’t Understand by Megan Devine; On Grief and Grieving: Finding the Meaning of Grief Through the Five Stages of Loss by Elisabeth Kübler-Ross.
- Practice self care during grief. Here’s some inspiration: Nurturing Yourself When You’re Grieving
I hope these resources serve you.
Stay well and nourished as best as you can.