Friday, October 24, 2008

Overwhelmed? Blame Neptune!

At Current Astro Weather yesterday I read the following as part of a current celestial forecast for us all - it's still the same for today:

"Neptune void in Aquarius
Trends are unclear. Not everything is known, there is much to suspect. The fabric of reality seems to be ripped asunder. Faith in leadership is low. Social and economic conditions are unstable and subject to devaluations. The future looks uncertain and no one is taking any chances. Beliefs about reality are challenged. Some feel overwhelmed, even flooded, literally and figuratively."

("void" in astrology, or "void of course", means that a planet is in a kind of aspect vacuum with no major aspects from/to other planets at the time).

The last sentence(highlighted), mirrors what I had been reading a few minutes earlier at Huffington Post, in an article by Larry David:
"Waiting for Nov. 4th". A fast-lengthening string of comments from readers echoed his feelings.

Mr. David wrote with a certain amount of humour, but painful sincerity. His article begins:

"I can't take much more of this. Two weeks to go, and I'm at the end of my rope. I can't work. I can eat, but mostly standing up. I'm anxious all the time and taking it out on my ex-wife, which, ironically, I'm finding enjoyable. This is like waiting for the results of a biopsy. Actually, it's worse. Biopsies only take a few days, maybe a week at the most, and if the biopsy comes back positive, there's still a potential cure. With this, there's no cure. The result is final. Like death.
Five times a day I'll still say to someone, "I don't know what I'm going to do if McCain wins." Of course, the reality is I'm probably not going to do anything. What can I do? I'm not going to kill myself. ................."

Yesterday morning comments totalled around 1200. A few examples:

(The Opus)definitely cant focus on my job. this election is the BIG ONE. if it goes to McCain, it's the end of the world as we know it . we all know this. im freakin out. i wish someone could tranquilize me until 9am on 11/4 VOTE , PEOPLE ! !!!!!!!!!! your very lives may depend on it !!!

(skinjobferg)Oh, Larry.......I could not agree more. I'm online checking polls so often I'm forgetting to eat. I hear phrases like "the race is tightening" or "Bradley effect" and I'm overtaken by nausea, diarrhea, and sometimes both. I see McCain half-convulsing ragefully (not to mention dishonestly) behind a podium and the sharp abdominal pains begin. All-in-all, this election must come to an end soon if I'm ever to return to a reasonable facsimile of digestive health!

(bethcoger) Thank you, david, you have expressed exactly what i am feeling. has anyone coined a name for this condition? i am watching the palin mccain interview right now and i need a strong drink. my husband will not be in the same room with me if i am watching political shows or news. before george bush i never cursed. now i do. i am nervous and worried. i get upset if i hear someone predict victory and i get upset if i hear the polls show mccain bump. if i hear good obama news i worry. if i hear bad obama news, i worry too.

(ForthePeople1)We blog, we call, we curse, we cry, we don't sleep, we over eat, or don't eat as much, we find ourselves in a maze-trance-like state, and sometimes the only thing we can do is turn off the TV and all media connections. Yet, the addiction hits again, and after a 24hour lull, someone will call, shake us out of the trance, and we are back in our nervous zone yet again. I RELATE. Counting the days, counting the hours, counting the minutes... counting... Until OBAMA wins, this election by a landslide. But the worst wait of all comes next. The wait until he is officially sworn into office. Then we will breathe good again.

And my favourite :(stepintothe light)Larry ... It's a good thing you opened up. I recognize these symptoms. Many of us have suffered the side effects of a post "PALINOSCOPY" procedure. An after effect of having a thinly narrowed view shoved violently beyond our collective colons with such force that it rushes to the brain creating a feeling of altered reality and visions of post apocalyptic America. This pan-agitation is expected to peak among the worldwide population approximately around November 5th 2008. Doctors have failed a prognosis beyond this point.
I suggest lot's of sex and Raisin Bran ... Not necessarily at the same time... unless you're into that ... which is cool too. This is America after all!!

I have to admit to suffering from a mild form of this affliction myself, and to recognising many of the symptoms described by numerous commenters. I don't like to be wishing my time away, but do look forward to the end of current uncertainty.


Wisewebwoman said...

I can so relate to the pic on your post - that's the way I feel a lot of the time!
Larry David sums it up well for all good clear-thinking Americans, these are sickening times, almost Armageddon-like for there is nowhere to run if the untenable happens or is forced upon you all.
And the world is on tenterhooks too, hoping this catastrophic party is not going to happen for a third time.
It can't, can it?

anthonynorth said...

In one way, what is happening at the moment could have been vaguely predicted centuries ago. It seems to be a given about human experience that a new century begins with turmoil that goes on to define the remainder of the century.

Twilight said...

WWW ~~~ Yes, it could happen, that's why so many are feeling this way, I guess. And from the other point of view, those who think a Democratic president would be disastrous are feeling the same for different reasons!

What makes it all so intense is the fact that it has gone on for so long, and we've reached saturation point. It's hard to see how the two candidates keep going !

Twilight said...

AN ~~~ Good point!

Astrologically this turmoil coincides with Pluto moving from Sagittarius into Capricorn too.
Another indication that a page really is turning.

R J Adams said...

Americans, eh?

Twilight said...

Yes - we wouldn't get this in the Old Country, for sure! It's heartening to realise that this election means so much to so many, and they are not afraid to express their feelings.