I mean the title as a bit of a joke – an homage to the self-help book from the 1970s by Harold Kushner. But it’s no joke when tragic events happen in our own lives or to someone we love.
Over the past five years of such intense planetary drama these stories seem to occur more frequently, at least in my life. The bride-to-be whose fiance dies of a heart attack five days before the wedding. The parents who lose two children in the space of a year. The friend who waited over 40 years to find her soulmate and build their dream house, only to have him die of a brain tumor less than five years into their marriage. Another friend in a difficult marriage who loses her husband and father within six months. All of you have your own stories, perhaps from your own lives.
This kind of event that turns our world upside down generally occurs under the auspices of Saturn or Pluto. And sometimes both. My sister was an astrology skeptic until I started my blog under her tutelage, and then she became curious. I’m still not sure she’s convinced in its accuracy, but she is interested enough to want to know what the planets are doing when things get rough.
Over the past few years she has had a ridiculous lineup of planetary transits and progressions including a big lineup of planets to Pluto in her progressed chart and her second Saturn return. During that time she lost a job, found another one, her husband lost his job, couldn’t find another one, our mother ended up in the hospital with a chronic illness and died, her husband […]