Astrological Depression – Clues for Coping
It's the scourge of the modern age and affects everyone at some time of his or her life. For some, it last a few weeks, for others a few months and for a great many people it can go on for years and years. Do you often feel as though life has let you down, feeling as though no one cares or understands you? Do you have trouble facing the morning or, coping with the lonely nights? Have you ever found yourself sitting alone, staring into empty space, wishing you were dead! For some people their only hope is medication. For others, therapy is necessary. For the vast majority, young or old, we suffer in silence. No one knows how it happens and no one really knows when it will go but for everyone going through it, depression is a Living Hell. This transcript won't cure you of your depression but it might help you to understand where it's coming from and once you admit this to yourself you might be able to re - focus your thinking and struggle your way out of it.
Aries: A lack of self-image. A lack of self worth, blaming your childhood experiences for all that is happening in your life, a lack of passion, a lack of self-motivation, a lack of get-up-and-go? If so, then you're taking yourself far too seriously and are lacking the necessary 'push' to bring the things you want in life. You must learn to conserve every gram of energy and focus it into specific areas. Take a look at your physical appearance and make some changes. Put some money aside and take a holiday or, just go to the movies. Motivate yourself rather than waiting for others to motivate you. Keep an honest diary of your daily thoughts and then do something about what you are recording each day. Above all don't lose faith.
Taurus: Financial pressures getting you down? Not having the things' others seem to have? Not being able to manage your income and earnings no matter how much money you earn? You are depressed, aren't you? It's time to start believing in yourself, to discover you are worth something (even if your parents constantly told you that you'd never amount to anything). You might have difficulties in managing money so start a savings plan for the things that you really want. You'll tend to look at your work as a means to an end instead of the service you are providing. Enjoy your workplace and if your career is not rewarding make some changes, be seen as someone who is confident capable, considerate and promotion, success and advancement will soon come your way.
Gemini: Blaming your lack of education? Family and friends not keeping in touch or, the telephone never ringing, no letters being received, no contact with your neighbours, you have a difficulty in communicating, don't you? Learn to say what you mean and mean what you say, stop trying to be `Mr/Ms nice guy'. It's time to be honest with those whom you love and care about. Keep in touch with friends for they might just be as depressed as you waiting for your phone call letter. The future is you’re making and if you don't create it who will? Stop relying on your partner (or lack thereof) to fulfil your need's for sometimes it's better to be by yourself, on your own and happy with your own company than being with someone else and unhappy.
Cancer: Not having a house of your own or, feeling a failure for not being like everyone else? Blaming your life - style for not giving you the security you need? You may be too sensitive for your own good; too emotional and letting others influence you too much. This is your life so, stop trying to be like everyone else for in doing so life will constantly bring you frustration after frustration if you continually try to be like others or, continue to put others before yourself. You may, at times, felt you have unwittingly hurt someone's feelings by wanting to do your own thing ending up worrying over any so-called `slight'. Stop feeling as though you are selfish and start thinking of your SELF.
Leo: Not having enough romance in your life? Sitting alone at home watching the TV thinking everyone else is having the time of his or her life? Feeling as though the `fun' has gone out of your existence? If so then admit it, you are depressed. It's time to get out and meet `real' people, people you have something in common with, people you can talk to on subjects which really matter. Join groups, get involved in community programmes, stop thinking about yourself and start thinking of the welfare of others. It's when you do this that the `fun' and romance' really begins.
Virgo: Health problems (real or imagined)? Work difficulties? You do your best but are constantly overlooked when promotion comes around. Aren't you? If so, then for too long you have limited yourself. For too long you have undersold your talents. Your health isn't as bad as you think so stop imagining things, in fact, tension is the disease of the 20th century and you are creating more tension in your life than you know. If you find, in your work, that others are being promoted over you think about this:"They were ready, you were not"
Libra: Relationship or marriage problems? Often thinking your partner doesn't understand or, care about you? This is one of the major areas, which causes depression (especially for Librans) as we tend to `project' onto our partners more than he/she is capable of providing. Stop `projecting' your hopes and dreams, your desires and expectations onto your partner. Communication is the real problem for you often expect your `other half' to read your mind. You are an adult and it's time to behave like one and let your partner know about your needs, emotional, sexual and otherwise. If you don't talk to him / her how can you expect them to satisfy or fulfill your NEEDS?
Scorpio: The loss of a loved one, the loss of sexual desire. Feeling as though something is about to 'explode'? No wonder you're depressed. It's time to value your own worth, to get on with your own life. Sure, times have been tough but you've survived. Get your act together and capitalise on your assets. If you are surrounded by 'things' of no real value then it's time to sell them, to rid yourself of any 'noose around your neck', if you've more money than you need 'maybe you should consider helping those who are struggling, just like you used to do! It's time to look to the future and create a better reality for you and yours. If you have a strong sexual desire, don't be afraid of expressing it for it's when we suppress any urge that it leads to frustration / depression.
Sagittarius: Feeling as though you have no 'luck' and thinking everyone else is luckier than you? Have you lost your faith or finding your prayers unanswered, stop thinking about your life and start living it, it’s time to stop philosophising and start enjoying yourself. Too much analysis leads to a 'paralysis' of the mind. Have a little more faith in yourself and remember: "Tomorrow is another day." Maybe it's time you started talking the same 'language' instead of talking over their heads! You can be a lot of fun if only you would learn to laugh at yourself a little.
Capricorn: Career causing frustration? Feeling as though you're trapped forever in a dull job? Or, have you just been retrenched and feeling a failure? Problems coping with parents; don't even think for a moment you’re coping, you need help! People are noticing your `world' is collapsing so let them help you, stop being so independent, seek professional counselling. Changing or losing one’s career can be a devastating experience but it's not the end of the world. Have confidence in your abilities and present yourself in your best possible light. Stop blaming 'fate' for what's happening to you, for the events of today were YOUR thoughts of yesterday so, start thinking positive about the future instead of being so fearful.
Aquarius: No real friends, only acquaintances? Have you no real interests or hobbies? Do you often think there is no future ahead of you? If so, you'll need to 'spread your wings'. It's no good sitting at home and expecting the world to come knocking on your door, you must make the effort. Begin today to make plans for your future, stop looking to the past for it is DEAD. Make new friends; join a new group take up a new hobby. Why not consider taking a course of education? And remember the more you open up and talk about your fears and phobias the quicker will be your 'road to recovery.'
Pisces: Imagining all sorts of things? Worrying about the health of others or, having to look after a sick child, parent or partner and it's getting you down? Are you limiting yourself from attempting the things you want to do in life? It's time to put your imagination to good use instead of allowing it to worry the living daylights out of. If you've been burdened with an ill relative try to put it into perspective for you've done your best, you've sacrificed enough. People get sick for all sorts of reasons, not always medical. Look for your 'strengths, stop dwelling on your weaknesses. It's time to live not just exist. Have your own health checked and once you find out you're healthier than you thought, begin to do the things you have always wanted to do. It's too easy to be a martyr, too easy to feel a victim if you want to change your life then only you can make a start. Changing your thoughts is the first step in changing your life.
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