The pandemic of 1918-1919 killed around 20 million people, and the death toll continued to rise even when the pandemic ended. In this article, we explore how astrology can be used as a tool for coping with grief in such a situation.
The dealing with grief during a pandemic is a topic that many people are interested in. In this blog, the author discusses how they managed to deal with their grief during a pandemic.
Most of us expected to be out of here by now – the daily demands of figuring out how to navigate this new reality are starting to wear us down. Is it safe for us to visit with our friends? What am I going to do about my job? Although there seems to be light at the end of the tunnel, the path is not yet obvious. Meanwhile, we continue to mourn both old and new losses. Friendships that have been shattered. Spouses and other members of the family who have died. Covid has claimed the lives of seven million people.
Grief may seem to originate from events that happened a long time ago. A customer who had been grieving the death of her mother for nine years. Another woman who has been grieving the loss of her first marriage for many years. A widow, who had believed she had healed from the loss of a husband, is once again plagued by worries about the future. After many years, emotions erupted out of nowhere, apparently out of nowhere, and took control of their life.
Challenging astrological cycles often coincide with terrible occurrences in our lives, but the emotions are the same whether we are grieving over a recent loss or one from the past. Grief and emotional anguish are retained in the mind with the same intensity as they were during the original occurrence, according to psychiatrists. Chiron has been a tremendous teacher and guide for astrologers in their knowledge of sorrow, but Saturn and Pluto also play a part.
During Saturn transits, we become acutely aware of our flaws, loneliness, and the obstacles that stand in the way of our pleasure. Saturn has a distinct tonal character than sorrow and is linked with depression.
We frequently find ourselves confronted with terrible realities and scary memories from our past during Pluto transits, and Pluto may bring up deep and dark emotions that open doors to emotional anguish. But it is Chiron who opens the doors for the emotional anguish we hold in our psyche to emerge into the conscious mind, where it may be processed and released with conscious concentration and attention.
“When will this be over?” a customer will often inquire. “Will I ever be happy again?” you may wonder. “I don’t want to feel like this ever again,” they’ll say. We spend our lives trying to escape our suffering, but the issue is that the anguish stays in our minds and bodies as long as we run. It may later manifest as physical discomfort and an undiagnosed disease.
Because the epidemic has opened these doors and there is nowhere to hide, this is a wonderful moment to heal. What we need is the bravery to go into our own souls and open the door to our emotions, to see what they have to say and teach us. It’s not an easy road to take, but it’s the only one that leads to completeness. ❤️
The post Coping with Grief in a Pandemic appeared originally on Lynn Hayes’ Astrology Readings and Writings.
Managing grief in a pandemic is difficult. There are many different stages of grief and the more you try to avoid them, the more likely it is that they will happen. Reference: grief and loss.
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