Although we may not like the title of "baby boomers aging" many of us mid-lifers now find ourselves in our late fifties, sixties, seventies or early eighties and we're shocked by our age! But we're also changing the way aging has been understood. Boomers don't want to be seen as "old" or aging--and despite everything (including illness and wrinkles) we don't like to think of ourselves selves as old in the traditional sense of the word. "Age-ing and Sage-ing" in the baby boomer years is acceptable, as well as acceptance of being in the Third Act of Life, but we're not ready for retirement homes unless it's closer to the contemporary forms of communal housing. But boomers have always embraced astrology, and this book, written by 71 year-old Boomer Elizabeth Spring, gives us a new way to look at aging. And it gives us an astrological road map as well.
By combining astrology, Jungian psychology and personal memoir, Elizabeth shows how baby boomers and those in midlife are now getting a chance to deepen and connect with their Souls. And-- when are the best times to make changes? When is the time to pare down, turn inward and draw the threads of your life into a tapestry? When do you have new beginnings in mid-life? You may be a pre-boomer at forty, or sixty or a seasoned boomer in your seventies or eighties, but it's time to become re-enthused about your next chapter of life--and this guide will help you define each astrological turning point.
Jungian astrologer, Elizabeth Spring MA, has written a book that describes the life passages we all experience in aging: starting with the Uranus Opposition at age 41, to the Chiron Return at age 51, the Second Saturn Return at age 59, the Uranus Square at 63, the Jupiter Return at 71, the Nodal Return at 76 to the Uranus Return at 84...and beyond. And ages in-between!
Written in plain English for astrologers and non-astrologers alike--in fact--you don't even need to believe in astrology to get something out of this book. You can look backwards at the story of your life to see what feels true, and then look forwards to see what might be coming.
You'll look at these ages differently now, because each transit has ways of working with it that allows you to get the most out that age. In describing each of the astrological transits of aging, Elizabeth gives tools to help you thrive through all these ages; what was once esoteric and unmapped territory is now known. By understanding the timing and character of each astrological transit you are more empowered to meet the challenges and see the gifts of each age.
As she says" My hope is that as we navigate these waters of the Third Act of Life we will muster the courage to experience both a deepening of our sense of Self and--dare I say it---a re-enchantment of our lives.
This journey of aging, marked by the wisdom of the astrological journey, is about challenges, but it's also the well with the deepest joy." " Elizabeth is a fine astrologer AND a fine writer as well . . . which is an inexplicably rare combination in my experience." Steven Forrest