Original
Western Astrology

Brain Strain- Aquarius Under Stress

by Jo Tracey January 28, 2011 05:19 PM EST
I have been working out of our Brisbane office for the last few of weeks. For non Australian readers, Brisbane City (the capital of the northern state of Queensland) has recently been hit by devastating flood waters. For me personally this has meant a week of crisis management, a week of business continuity and now disaster recovery activities.
Generally as long as I can keep going I am OK, but the other day I stopped for just a moment & couldn’t see any light. It was too much.
As a Pisces, my reaction to stress is first to escape- either in tears, or by drinking too much or running away. Stress nearly always brings out our shadow side. But then to feel better, the 2nd house comes to the rescue. In my case this is Aries. So I got out in the heat & I walked & I sweated for 3 hours & I was better. Then I forced myself to write & be creative. I used the fire that I generated to bring myself back emotionally.
Like all Air signs, Aquarius is prone to mental burnout. He gets so into the cause that he forgets to eat, he forgets to stop & his brain goes into exhaustion. When Aquarius is stressed, the shadow he may descend into can be one of stubbornly sticking to an idea or a concept that is either inappropriate, no longer relevant or unsuccessful. His ego may come before the end goal. He may lose empathy & have difficulty connecting on a human or emotional front.
This is where Pisces can come to the rescue.
He needs to stop & escape. Let it go- all of it, just for a little while. Go for a swim, lie in a bath, get wet. If you can, take a day & run away. Allow that mental exhaustion to drift away. Allow yourself to feel.
Escaping will allow yourself to do what you do best- look dispassionately at the problem & evaluate it from a global view. Aquarius’ motivation is greater than personal ego- it is what makes you so good at thinking outside the square…but you can’t do this when the brain is tired beyond belief.
 
 
Find your path to fulfillment with a Free Psychic Reading. Call 1-800-749-5790 right now!
 
Can't get enough astrology? Icon fb Like us on Facebook!
 
you may also be interested in...
The Stars This Week
The Stars This Week: July 28 - August 3, 2014
The Stars This Week
The Stars This Week: June 23-29, 2014
The Stars This Week
The Stars This Week: May 19-25, 2014
The Stars This Week
The Stars This Week: April 14-20, 2014
Monthly Summary
Monthly Summary for June 2014
Monthly Summary
Monthly Summary for July 2014
Monthly Summary
Monthly Summary for August 2014
Monthly Summary
Monthly Summary for September 2014
related articles
Mars Enters Sagittarius: Straight Shooting!
Mars Enters Sagittarius: Straight Shooting!

“If your mind is expansive and unfettered, you will find yourself in a more accommodating world, a place that's... read more »

 
Venus Enters Virgo: The Work of Love and Service
Venus Enters Virgo: The Work of Love and Service

"The best way to find yourself is to lose yourself in the service of others." -- Mahatma Gandhi It might feel a little... read more »

 
Daily Reality vs. Fantasy: Sun in Virgo Opposes Neptune in Pisces
Daily Reality vs. Fantasy: Sun in Virgo Opposes Neptune in Pisces

Feeling like life is but a dream? Blame it on Neptune, the ruler of fantasy, opposing the Sun in hardworking Virgo. In the week... read more »

 
New astro forecast horse 300x250

featured bloggers

Stephanie Gailing

Stephanie Gailing
Stephanie Gailing combines her knack for astrological insights with her background as a nutrition/wellness consultant, guiding clients towards self-awareness, personal empowerment, and optimal well-being. She’s the author of Planetary... read more

Astrology.com videos
3778119143001
3778109003001
3778119147001
3778119160001
3778125426001
3778119164001
3778125429001
3778133276001
3778125432001
3778119184001
3778125448001
3778119198001
3778119198001
ast:div-chinese:vid:asdhlovescope
today's cosmic calendar
Today's Planetary Forecast

Just when you need it the most, the universe suddenly backs off from its often belligerent demeanor to offer earthlings... read more »

the stars this week!
The Stars This Week

Pay Attention! Someone has important news for you as Mercury conjuncts the north node on September 16! Then, be sure to... read more »