Planets in Blue: The Uses of Melancholy

Every so often our experience of a planet goes ‘off,’ as if a light has been dimmed and we see life through a blue filter. Venus gets the blues when a relationship dies, the Moon when it loses its familiar comforts. These times take us inward into night consciousness, and often bring an inclination to moodiness and gloom. The party girl loses her fizz, the wild boy loses his smile. If this kind of inner work has not been done before, Saturn transits can make it more pressing, especially now as Saturn comes into close contact with Pluto. While it may not be comfortable at first, the melancholy position has long been considered the via regia for soul making in archetypal psychology. As astrologers, the ability to walk our clients through the timing of a ‘blue period’ can be a great gift.

This video is taken from a live online webinar given for the Mercury Internet School of Psychological Astrology (MISPA) by Lynn Bell in 2019. Duration: 2 hours 31 minutes