I was talking to a Mercurial (double Gemini) client about a “vortex” of garbage he got sucked into at his job. He came to work, looking good and feeling fine. He ran into or ran afoul of one of those people who take shots at you out of the blue sky. It turned his day, down. From there it went downhill.
A lot of us have to be around negative people, injured people, angry people or whatever. He’s no exception. In this case, he slipped on a banana peel into a dark hole. Can you see the permeable boundary here?
If you’re on your feet and relatively centered, one remark is not going to send you spiraling down. We dealt with what triggered him, then started looking for ways he might avoid (Pisces) this in the future (also Pisces, by way of Jupiter).
I realized, his referring to his work situation was disempowering. You can’t help yourself when standing at the edge of a vortex. In you go! But is that the right word? What if he were to morph (Pisces) the frame (Saturn)?
I asked him if he were at a concert with a mosh pit, if he would jump in. Of course not.
You see the difference. Frame it one way, you’ve have no underpinning. Frame it the other way and there no way you’re going to play.
These mind tricks work.