Thursday, November 7, 2013

Suicide Risk Alert Through December 2

Please Note: This alert is not meant to scare anyone. It does not mean people will be randomly committing suicide. It means that for people already at risk of suicide, this month is potentially very difficult.

We're moving through a time period when concentrated, complex, and multi-layered problems are surfacing from the depths. These problems often have no immediate solutions, and this can drive people to thoughts of suicide or to actual suicide attempts.

There are times when the universe heaps too much upon us, and this is one of those times.

As Mercury (the mind) stations direct November 10 in the sign of death (Scorpio), people are under a great deal of mental, emotional, psychological, and psychic pressure, and it may become impossible for them to see beyond their problems.

This Mercury station coincides with a very emotionally and psychically heavy day for the collective - Remembrance Day in Canada and Veterans Day in the United States November 11. This is a time when the collective psyche is drawing up memories and realizations of mass death, war, pain, destruction, and unresolved trauma related to those things.

This exacerbates the difficulty for individuals, as they also have this heavy collective layer sitting on them at this time.

There is a great deal of collective denial at this time about the true state of things on the planet. This collective denial is always difficult for Scorpionic/Plutonic types who often do not have the luxury of turning a blind eye. The intense cognitive dissonance in the collective at this time can also break individual psyches down.

Currently, we are under the influence of multiple difficult transits and aspects:

We're opening out of a very challenging Scorpio New Moon eclipse, conjunct dreaded Saturn, on November 3, which brought many underlying issues to the surface. We don't fully come out from under the weight of these issues until the Sagittarius New Moon on December 2, just before Mercury leaves Scorpio for Sagittarius December 4.

The fourth Uranus in Aries - Pluto in Capricorn square is just past exact (Nov. 1).

We have a stellium of planets (Mercury, Sun, Saturn, along with the North Node of the Moon) in Scorpio, a sign associated with deep trauma, concentrated fear, and emotional and psychological hell.

Saturn is moving through an area of Scorpio in one pass, indicating a time of potentially intense challenge when we can be pushed out of our comfort zones in a big way, required to do heavy excavation in our lives related to multiple trigger subjects.

As stated, messenger planet Mercury is keeping all this difficulty on our minds as it slows to a stop in the zodiac November 10. All this can prey on people's minds in excruciating ways, and it's possible that they are seeing no way out at this time.

Wounded healer Chiron is stationing direct in Pisces November 19, stirring points of intense hopelessness and psychic overwhelm. Again, this is a "nowhere to run, nowhere to hide" type of theme, problems with seemingly no solutions, and people can simply give up under the difficulty of this.

Venus has just entered Capricorn and is activating the almost-exact Uranus-Pluto square. Venus squares Uranus in Aries exactly on November 14 and conjuncts Pluto in Capricorn November 15. The conjunction to Pluto November 15 is particularly harsh and can result in people feeling cut off from any love or social support. These conditions make it much easier for people to contemplate ending it all.

Chiron in Pisces will be at its most painful point in the direct station at the time of the Venus-Pluto conjunction, as well, indicating themes of isolation, grief, and a desire for escape.

Mercury conjuncts the North Node in Scorpio and triggers the degree of the September 18 Venus-Saturn-North Node conjunction on November 18/19. (I was asked when this suicide risk period began, and I would say around this time - equinox, coming out of the Venus-Saturn-North Node conjunction in Scorpio sextile Pluto stationing direct in Capricorn.)

Mercury will then conjunct Saturn in Scorpio for the final time November 25.

November 18/19 and November 25 (the dreaded Mondays) are dates when things are potentially pushed to a head, reaching crisis points.

The Sun enters Sagittarius November 21, and there will be some relief from the deep and troubling themes of Scorpio starting at that time.

As stated, Mercury leaves Scorpio for Sagittarius December 4.

Understand the month of November as a month of potential emotional, psychological, and psychic crisis. Much of the disturbance is going on beneath the surface, as well, with collective roots, and we simply do not see or perceive everything people are dealing with at this time.

Keep an eye on the people in your circle and beyond. Extend your loving humanity to those who are struggling, and do not heap any more on people already at their breaking points.

The business structures and "business as usual" ethic have to come much lower on the list of priorities now. Maintaining emotional and psychological health, assisting those in crisis, and saving lives are most important at this difficult time on the planet.


AnonGirl said...

God bless you and thank you so much for this. I don't usually share astrology with people I know will ridicule it, but for sure I am showing this article to some people I know really need to see this. Thank you again for this.

Unknown said...

Thank you for posting, I am going through such a dark period in my life right now. Your blogs empower me through the muck and you do us troubled souls a world of good. My own father's tragic suicide will mark its 16th anniversary this November 10...ironic!

Willow said...

Gather strength in knowing you are not alone in this dark period.

Sending strength and love your ways and to all who need it!

Thanks for your comments, AnonGirl and Carina.

Anonymous said...

Jupiter's taken his foot of the accelerator, so that might help a bit.

Anonymous said...

just hit the news:


Anonymous said...

my mistake, somebody posted that to my FB feed and I assummed it was new. it is not.

Anonymous said...

This is the time when those of us with strong 8th house placements (I have chiron, saturn, and mercury conjunct there in Pisces), and/or strong balanced Scorpio or Plutonic energies in our charts who are weathering the storm will have to step up and play Sanity Claus for our friends, neighbors, colleagues, loved ones who are confused, lost, beaten down.
It's like going out to help a neighbor shovel out after a big storm - except this storm is psychic, emotional, and it's DEEP alright!
We must not be afraid to reach out, to listen without judgement, trust our gut to give wise counsel where appropriate but otherwise just listen and be present.
This time of year feels so heavy - it's getting dark and cold in the northern hemisphere. Those of us from less than idyllic families start to feel "triggers" because of the impending holidays. It's hard to turn on the news and see the same horror stories day in and day out.
Now is the time to check in on your less resilient friends or family. Especially those with cardinal moons who are getting crap the Uranus Pluto square, or those mid-60s born 40-somethings going through a Saturn conjunct natal Neptune transit.
As always Willow, thank you for keeping this blog. I look forward to your insights, and I truly enjoy how you refuse to sugar coat the crap that's really going on in this world.
To be a good human, we have to look out for each other on this little planet. Even the smallest kindness can mean a lot to folks who are hanging by an emotional thread. Thanks for the reminder.

Anonymous said...

I'd like to add my sincere thanks & gratitude to Willow and the commenters here. As somebody who's getting hammered, I can testify that it feels pretty overwhelming. Almost all my natal planets are in Scorpio and Cap. I'm afraid to read an astrology article, because the astro-events are always hitting my stuff on the nose.

Also I'm packing right this minute, for a cross country move. I know some people find that to be a lot of fun, but it's not really the laugh-fest it's made out to be. ;) So it's very reassuring to know someone is sending help via this blog. Thanks so much.

sarah said...

I love your blog because you never sugar coat things. Transcendence is a nice ideal but most people need to know what they are up against.

Anonymous said...

Here too, Willow. Thank you so much. It was my 65th birthday on Saturday... Your precision and honesty are so valuable, a light to make sense out of it all and a knowing there is a way through. Grateful for your wisdom & coeurage.
Blessings & hugs.
*janet in vancouver :)

The COW said...

anonymous 6:31 pm:

With lots of Scorpio/Capricorn placement you qualify as a "Scorpacorn", which is a new hybrid sign I've come up with along with the "Cleo" (Cancer/Leo).

Anonymous said...

To The COW: Scorpacorn! I love it. I guess that makes me a 'Stinging Sea-Goat.' Sounds pretty cool, thank you!

Anonymous said...

Thank you ! I have 4 planets in 8th house and Pluto / Uranus sitting on my midheaven, Saturn going over natal Neptune. I've been dreaming so heavily it's hard to wake up in the am. Lots of old triggers I thought I had dealt with. The feeling of being in a double bind, no where to run to, no where to hide. Lou Reeds death triggered all of my grief from my fathers death a year and a half ago. But luckily I feel I have the tools to weather the storm - my spiritual practices, journaling, a safe sanctuary, and the ability to be ok with being alone with myself. It was very helpful to read your article that validated why I'm having such a difficult time - and this too shall pass. Yeshe

Lisa said...

Thank you so much for this.

I'm also going through hell right now, actually, my life is an emotional roller coaster since Saturn in Scorpio.

I'm a scorpio with a stellium in the 8th house (sun, venus, mercury, and pluto in scorpio) My ascendant is pisces.

I'm trying really hard but i feel so frustrated, like i'm on a death end path.

Love from The Netherlands

Amanda said...

Thanks for another very insightful post. "No way out", yes, it has felt that way lately. A timely warning, and sound advice. Can't help noticing that, unfortunately, these energy patterns coincide with the attempt to remove the fuel rods from damaged reactor 4 at Fukushima.

Anonymous said...

Damn these Christmas movies popping up all over the television already, too, to remind many of us about the families and lifestyles we don't have. Isn't it early? Didn't we just celebrate Halloween?

Fuck this. Let's create our own warm experiences, and stop allowing others to tell us what a warm experience is.

Big hug for everyone going through a rough period right now. One of the dates Willow has mentioned definitely remains a sensitive one for me as well...

Willow said...

You guys can always talk at the forum, too:

AnonGirl said...

Anonymous 6:54 I feel you about all the warm fuzzy holiday marketing making people feel left out if they dont have a family to get together with.
Some astrologers (one in particular) keeps on and on about how lovely Jupiter in Cancer is great for family, bringing people together, if you aren't close with your family its your fault for not trying hard enough. Bullshit!! There's only so much one can do for their family and sometimes it isn't enough. Thank God I read Willow's article earlier this year about Jupiter being in aspect to Black Moon Lilith for its entire transit of Cancer, otherwise those other astrologers and the media would have me even more depressed about my family situation than I already am.

AnonGirl said...

Willow, I'll join your forum sometime this week. Looks like a good scene.

Willow said...

Yes, AnonGirl, thanks for mentioning that!

Black Moon Lilith travelling conjunct Jupiter in Cancer colours all the over-the-top fuzzy wuzzy family stuff - for the holidays and for most of the transit of Jupiter through Cancer.

But BML is invisible to many astrologers, it seems.

I find the general, mainstream astrology take on Cancer to be very irritating and half-truth-ish at the best of times, and I can imagine Jupiter in the sign has some tall tales being told on that front that don't fully reflect reality...

Even the standard cozy Americana family scenes will have some darker truths coming to the table this holiday time. Whether they get it or marginalize a single individual over it remains to be seen!

But yes. Those of us who have not necessarily had such picture perfect, warm and fuzzy family scenes will be ahead of the game on this one. Once again, adversity prepares us to be large and in charge.


I'd be OK with avoiding/ignoring all set holidays, actually. They seem manipulative, and they really do set people up for disappointment, loneliness, and depression.


Liz said...

Thank you so much, dear Willow!

Anonymous said...

Been very worried that I was experiencing a "relapse' , but after reading your latest material- so much I can relate to. Many thanks for providing an anchor.

L in Boston said...

Friday, Nov. 15th. Willow, just want to ditto Sarah (Nov 7, 7:03PM) and the appreciation and gratitude of everyone here. Thanks a million and then some for your willingness to point out and openly discuss this taboo but painful and isolating emotional experience. Felt exhausted "trapped"-ness creeping over me again today. The situational cause is not a mystery; it's the sense of futility re: getting out of the trap that's almost worse than the situation itself. Your directness and insight explain why personal resources and strengths feel so inaccessible at times, and provide hope that the knowledge that we can survive and overcome dark times and even thrive despite them will likely come back again if we can just keep on keeping on for a while. Indeed, thanks for that anchor. -L in Boston

Anonymous said...

With an Aries sun, Capricorn ascendant, cancer moon and stellium of personal planets in Pisces I can relate. Thank you willow for your post. I'm holding on to the hope this feeling will go away soon. It's hard to not give up. Feeling stuck and hopeless.

Anonymous said...

Thanks for posting this Willow. At the moment I can see no sign of things suddenly improving on December 3rd but will attempt to hold out until then.
Very sad to read I am not the only one in this situation:(

Willow said...

Hang in there, Anon 5:12.

We're having little bits of relief over the next while, so just hold on to each little bolster.

Sun and Mercury leaving Scorpio is going to take us out of some of the darkest stuff.

Donna Frahmann said...

This posting has saved the tattered remnants of my sanity on more than a few occasions over the past few weeks. I have to bear in mind that sometimes I'm looking at the world through corpse-colored glasses and all is NOT really lost. Thanks,Willow!

Willow said...

Corpse-coloured glasses! I love that, Donna!

But yes. That's exactly what we are seeing through. Heading into the last heavy conjunction with bad boy Saturn on Monday night.

Filter the paranoia accordingly...

Anonymous said...

Willow, I have been holding up my father who is 84 and just lost my mom and his wife of 61 years. I feel like I am under a bolder but have to keep my spirits up for him. He has said many, many times this week, I don't want to live, I just want f *****g die. He saw mom yesterday looking very young and beautiful in our kitchen yesterday. She said "Please don't cry! I am happy now! I have no pain!". Our neighbor's husband just passed and I know she will need some comfort from all of us.

Thank you for you amazing blog Willow.

Willow said...

Anon, I'm sorry to hear about the loss of your Mom - for you and your Dad.

I hope you will feel supported as you support your Dad and neighbour through this time.

We are just coming out of a "bottoming out" period, and there should be some lifting of spirits as we get into early December.

My aunt's husband of 30+ years just passed away this morning, as well.

With Neptune and Chiron going direct in Pisces in tandem, it's time for some spirits to move on to greener pastures. As your Mom said, to a place without pain.

But it's always a shock to the system when one of our loved ones goes.

Sending love and strength your way and to all who need it!

Willow said...

I see the psychic Sylvia Browne died yesterday, too.

Another Chiron in Pisces station passing.

Anonymous said...

Thank you for this! This explains a lot of how I've been feeling - battling personal demons in my sleep has not been much fun. This month has been more of a struggle than I've had in awhile but I finally see light at the end of the tunnel - thank you.

lizC said...

I think you are sensitive beyond belief. I am truly impressed. Touched, actually.

I will be ordering a reading.