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An Overlooked Tool to Use in Mental Health Management

Mental health and astrology are two subjects that are deeply intertwined. It's one of the biggest tools that is constantly overlooked and you can begin using this tool right this second. If you just read that and said, let me click out, I truly implore you to listen to what I have to say.

Before I continue, I do want to state that astrology is NEVER a replacement for seeking counseling from a licensed professional. Consider it an enrichment tool. We all know when we need help and while the stars may be helpful for life's natural upsets, more complex mental health concerns should be properly addressed with the applicable party.

Now back to our regularly scheduled blog post.


At the time of writing this, it's currently January 2023. We've made the jump into 2023. No matter how we felt about 2022, if you're reading this right now, in this moment, then you did it. You. Did. It. You survived 2022. All of the bullshit you've encountered, you survived. All of the upsets, you've survived. All of the ebbs and flows in your mental health, you survived. So take a break from reading for a second and give yourself the biggest hug and maybe have a little dance break too. You deserve it!

The new year is a great time to reflect on our mental health and make positive changes to improve our overall well-being. Remember, when your mental space isn't operating at its optimal level, everything else in your life can begin to fail. Wanting to do, or be better often enough leads us to set resolutions to become healthier and to make changes in our lifestyle. Mental health is just as important as physical health, and it’s crucial to make sure we are taking care of ourselves in the new year and beyond.

Those who know me in real life, know the passion that I carry behind astrology. I'm sure all of my internet friends see it as well. It's actually one of my personal goals this year to bring more people into the world that I live in. It's a beautiful, self-aware, and progressive life. By immersing myself into astrology, I'm able to target specific things that are going to be difficult for me. These are the things I work through during certain astrological transits. Whatever can't be worked through on your own, bring it to your therapist and now you have a head start in your healing.

I have a friend in my life that is very dear to me because her inner child speaks to me on a consistent basis. She's likely reading this post right now and saying, what is she about to tell the world, but I know she was expecting this at some point. For the last year and probably a little before that, I have poured all my astrological knowledge into her. Her chart is always on speed dial, okay! I'm proud to say I've always been spot on and I'm sure when I share this to my Facebook page, she'll probably comment to confirm because that's who she is as a person.

In this time of pouring into her, she is actively in therapy with a therapist I have never officially met, but adore nonetheless. We mainly talk through my friend and together we tag team helping her through her mental health management. Hopefully this year I might finally get to meet her counselor in a session.

When my friend is about to have a tough astrological transit, I almost always advise her in a certain direction and give a suggestion on what might be helpful for her to speak to her therapist about. She has really made tremendous progress just by combining the two tools together and the growth despite her circumstances is awe-inspiring. She is one person I'm looking forward to seeing where she'll be at the end of 2023. When you read this, friend, thank you for trusting in me deeply and intimately enough to share your unfiltered experiences, therapy debriefs, and giving me first hand research.

How does astrology work with our mental health?

For one, more people need to throw away the image they have of astrology. It is more than the horoscopes you read in the newspaper. It's much more than your "sign" that you learn by your birth date. It's so much more.

Carl Jung was a Swiss psychiatrist and psychoanalyst who founded analytical psychology. Analytical psychology is a method to access, experience and integrate unconscious material into awareness. He studied the meaning behind our behaviors, our feelings, and the events in our life that greatly affected our mental state. He has on several occasions spoken very highly of astrology and even founded the twelve Jungian archetypes after the twelve zodiacs.

When you look at his wheel of his archetypes, he puts four pivotal parts of our psyche in cardinal points. In astrology, there are four cardinal points in your chart which speak to similar foundations. Carl Jung connected that you can use astrology to pin point the root of the behavior or feeling that you are unaware of and from there you can begin to unpack it to heal and remove blockages.

“The basic meaning of the horoscope is that, by mapping out the positions of the planets and their relations to one another (aspects), together with the distribution of the signs of the zodiac at the cardinal points, it gives a picture first of the psyche and then of the physical constitution of the individual. It represents, in essence, a system of original and fundamental qualities in a person’s character, and can therefore be regarded as an equivalent of the individual psyche.” - Carl Jung in his book, Aion: Researches Into the Phenomenology of the Self

Astrology is providing us insight into our emotional states. By looking at the planetary transits, we can gain insight into our current mental state and how it might be impacting our lives. For example, if a planet like Mars is in retrograde, it can bring up issues of anger and aggression. We are currently going through a Mars retrograde in Gemini transit and historically it has brought on a recession which I don't have to explain that financial issues greatly affect one's mental state.

When you look at your personal natal chart, you can gain insight into your core personality traits and how they might be influencing your mental health. For example, Mercury and Gemini preside over our mental processes. Gemini and Virgo heavy people would greatly benefit from having a therapist. I read a chart of a Gemini stellium person and it turns out, they were diagnosed as bi-polar. It was one of those astrology is astrologying moments for me. To add, I personally have a Mercury at a kill or be killed degree and struggled with suicidal idealization in my younger days which makes me not only happy, but proud to be here to write this blog and share my knowledge with you. It's the greater purpose that I see within my own chart that really keeps me going against all odds.

I do want to ask that you please keep in mind that various aspects, degrees, and placements will all manifest differently. Which is why you should consider having your personal chart read for yourself.

Overall, astrology can be a powerful tool for understanding our mental health and leveling up the care we deserve for ourselves. Not just need, but DESERVE. If you don't take anything else away from my blog, please take away the fact that you deserve the best care possible for your healthcare needs. Create time to learn your unique energies, how they manifest in your life, and from there we can find ways to better manage our mental health.

If you or someone you know is in crisis, contact the Suicide Prevention Lifeline at 1-800-273-TALK (8255), or dial 911 in case of emergency. Wanting to take charge of your mental health? Locate a psychiatrist by clicking this link.

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