“Mama said there′d be days like this, there′d be days like this, my mama said.” Having one of those days? Weeks? Months? It′s been a hectic few months from the Universe, but if you aren′t feeling the swing in your spring yet, the Universe has an answer for that.
This spring, the Universe has a banquet of options with retrogrades, Chiron, and mutable sign energy, to help you get through those “days like this.” Let′s talk about that today. How can we be resilient in the face of obstacles and trying times in our lives?
The word ‘resilience′ is a bit of a pop psychology term in this day and age, but it‘s one with historical context that has theoretical meaning used to describe our flexibility in the face of the challenges and stresses of daily life. Resilience is a word psychology has used since some of its earliest founding fathers. Humanist Carl Rogers used the term as did Abraham Maslow.
Maslow developed the hierarchy of needs that lead up to human′s ultimate goal, self-actualization. We could think of the term ‘enlightenment′ that we use frequently to be the equivalent of ‘self-actualization.′ It′s a lifelong pursuit that works in cycles from beginning to end across many lifetimes.
Think of the phrase ‘roll with it′ when you hear the word “resilience” because that′s exactly what it is. Sometimes life can be intense and it presents us with challenges: car accidents, death, trauma, war, serious illness, and other trials and tribulations. It′s during these times that positivity and resilience are much more difficult to find.
Simply put, resilience refers to the development of humans that occurs after we are exposed to pain. How do we deal with it? How much can we handle?
No matter how much spring has sprung, if you are dealing with something like this, then being told to just “roll with it” could almost be offensive. It′s not that you don′t want to roll with it, you definitely do. You might be thinking you can′t physically, emotionally, and spiritually rise above.
Astrology can help. Let′s look at what is happening this Spring to help you start embracing your ability to be resilient right now.
The mutable signs are the very definition of resilience and just rolling with it. That′s what mutable means, after all. It means the ability to be changeable or adaptable to the environment and its conditions. Or, it means just being resilient. Thankfully, mutable sign energy is very heavy during spring, courtesy of our air sign friend Gemini.
By next week, the Sun will be in Gemini from May 21 until June 21. With the Sun in this air sign, it will shine a light on truth, improve your intellect and inspiration, and your ability to laugh things off and see the more humorous side of life. Mercury is in Gemini from June 12 to June 29. This transit will allow you to see more speed and ease in communication matters.
Then we have had Mars in Gemini since April 21 and it continues through to June 4. This is the planet of drive and motivation, picking up the speed of the wind through Gemini. So you have a lot of planets working with you to juggle everything that you need to deal with right now when you are trying to just roll with it and practice resilience.
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