Hello again…I’m working on my first Taurus article, which will be content-shared with Planet Waves Astrology News and Chronogram magazine. My readers tend to have truly insightful thoughts, and I would like to put this one out to you, since I think you may hold some keys to understanding this issue.
I am building toward putting this into the context of the “say no” messages of the past 25 years, associated with programmed ignorance about sex and our society’s current frenzy with compulsory heterosexual monogamy. (Taurus-Scorpio stuff.) Technology is a factor: it can be incredibly alienating. I would like to hear your thoughts. What you type here, I may use in my article and will credit by your first name, i.e., “a reader named Cindy wrote…”
If we look back honestly on this phase of history, we’ll see that one of the most profound issues of our day is a pandemic-scale crisis of self-esteem. We don’t need to look far for the manifestations of this, or for the causes. As my editor Brian put it, he’s noticing it most in people feeling like they are going insane because the world doesn’t appreciate who they are or what they have to offer.
To describe something as a crisis of self-esteem is to use a byword covering a great many situations. These range from depression (literally, feeling pressed down) to the challenges of adapting in a world that does not seem to be the same place from hour to hour. Adapting takes energy and being in a constant process of adjustment can consume nearly all of our energy. Another way to consider a self-esteem crisis is being out of equilibrium with one’s existence. Our society has been speeding toward total imbalance for a long time: indeed, it’s the history of the post-World War II world.
In practical terms, the pain we associate with self-esteem crisis can show up as any of the following: the feeling of being worthless or useless; having no sense of purpose; feeling like one’s life is totally out of control; feeling unworthy of love; hating oneself; walking around thinking everyone hates you; obsession with relationship in order to defend against any of these feelings; constantly feeling lonely or overwhelmed; and many, many cousins of these thoughts and emotions. Two others are: being terrified of intimacy or feeling like relationships are prison cells.