Midlife Is Not a Crisis
Using Astrology to Thrive in the Second Half of Life
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Midlife Is Not a Crisis combines astrology, inspiration, and wisdom about aging to empower people to live more fully in the second half of life. It is based on the generational life cycles we all share at certain ages, from the Saturn Return at 29 and Midlife, which peaks at 42, all the way to the Uranus Return at 84. These cycles are the great crossroads of life, and each cycle is a journey in itself. Strung together they offer a road map to life’s most challenging and rewarding passages. In every decade there are trials, lessons, and losses; in this we have no choice. Our freedom lies in how we respond–consciously or unconsciously, awake or asleep. The planet that governs each cycle acts as a wise elder or guide and holds the key to navigating the cycle successfully. This book tells the story of these cycles and provides a guide to living consciously and well.
We are aging differently from the way we did in the past–we are not only living longer, we are staying healthy and vital longer as well. Midlife Is Not a Crisis motivates people to grow and prosper at any age. Ultimately it is a practical guidebook for our later years that shows us what to expect as we age and helps us make the most of our journey to becoming whole.
"What a clear, practical, and totally fascinating guide for how to thrive in all the phases of your life! With her brilliant mastery of astrology, Virginia Bell gives you the map to navigate your entire life and to become your fully authentic self. Keep this book on your bedside table!" --Jean Haner, author of Your Hidden Symmetry: How Your Birth Date Reveals the Plan for Your Life
"This marvelous book is a poetic and educational journey about juicy aging, and how to prepare, prosper and thrive in the second half of life, and it also beautifully applies to all the stages of living and growing." --SARK co-author and artist of Succulent Wild Love, PlanetSARK.com
"With her ageless wisdom, Virginia Bell has written a book for the ages. Using astrology's key cycles, she shows us that life has a plot, and that its unfolding will give you new-found opportunities for growth. No matter what stage of life you are in, however, her book, Midlife Is Not a Crisis, is for the young-at-heart, for it will inspire you to embrace the changes and challenges you face with courage and a sense of adventure." --Shirley Soffer, author of The Astrology Sourcebook: Your Guide to Understanding
"Appealing to master astrologers and avid horoscope readers, Virginia Bell looks brilliantly at the heavens and sees in the stars a spiritual road map revealing where we come from, where we are now, what lies ahead if we pay attention to the signs, and what's likely to happen if we don't. Midlife is Not a Crisis, and neither is any turning point in life, once we too open this book and take an enlightening look at the heavens above, in order to understand soulfully what's happening below." --Karol Jackowski, author of bestseller Ten Fun Things to do Before You Die
"The world is awash in information right now, but starving for wisdom. Virginia Bell's book on the astrology of maturity is utterly timely. It is a thorough, well-written guide to the loving cultivation of the elder within each of us." --Jessica Murray, author of Soul-Sick Nation: An Astrologer's View of America and At the Crossroads: An Astrologer Looks at These Turbulent Times, MotherSky.com