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Mythologies of Depression [Free Webinar] - Monarch Astrology
I’ve been depressed this month – but as I’ve been making my way through this narrowed space I realized that I’m coping with this depression better than I ever have coped before. I realized that over the last few years I have picked up a lot of knowledge about the meaning and mythology of depression, from a variety of angles, astrological and otherwise. So this time when depression onset (and I distinctly saw it come over me), I made different choices – like instead of being private and withdrawn, reaching out to my friends for help processing. Or, instead of making up a huge story about how this feeling might last forever and counting on all my possibilities and hopes in life diminishing — realizing that’s part of the archetypal complex of depression and not giving way to it. I have given myself significant liberty and self-compassion and have also recognized myself in archetypal landscapes I’ve studied at depth – like Saturn’s realm or the Underworld. And so I’ve had the best map I’ve ever had in my life thus far. One of the things I was depressed about was my inability to come up with a new creative project …