New Moon in Aquarius and Mars Retrograde: Releasing Anger and Energy Vampires

As part of my ongoing Forgiveness Experiment, I discovered a hot technique the other night for rechanneling the negative emotions associated with psychic vampires, narcissists, and other people who’ve flagrantly betrayed our trust and boundaries. With Pluto in Capricorn, all sorts of hidden truths have begun to reveal themselves both individually and collectively. All the deepest, darkest secrets and abuses will continue to shock and bother us as this combination of planetary energies forces the Shadows into the Light. It’s time. Carl Jung reminds us, “That which we do not bring to consciousness appears in our lives as fate.” Moving through the Shadow frees us to embrace a brighter world.

In addition to Pluto in Capricorn, some other astrological energies support finding productive ways to engage and then release our anger. We’ve got the Chinese New Year on the 23rd: Year of the Water Dragon! We’ve also got a New Moon tonight in Aquarius and beginning tomorrow, Mars Retrograde in Virgo. Thanks to Tania Marie for bringing “Let the Dragon Roar” to my attention: “Welcome to Mars turning retrograde in nitpicky Virgo! The warrior planet will be retracing its steps from Jan. 23 to April 13, and continues to energize this earthy sign until July 3. Altogether, it will spend almost eight months in Virgo, helping us channel our anger and frustration, get organized, heal ancient wounds, and find constructive ways to right personal, corporate and planetary wrongs.”

Two nights ago, I tapped into Pluto for assistance in releasing resentment. I said, “Hey, Pluto, you’re the Lord of the Underworld and the phoenix rising from its ashes. I want you to help me burn through all these emotions related to ____ and help me use them as fuel for transformation. It will save me from having to sort through them at all. I’ve determined this was a toxic relationship and whatever good I got from it was mostly due to my own determination to find the gold. Now I really want to find the gold — as in Alchemy. Rather than digging around in the muckety muck of old memories, trying to sort through the good, the bad, the ugly, the guilty, the nostalgic and especially the very, very confusing, I’m just opting to burn them all. Positive and negative emotions are powerful energy. If I burn through positive emotions, I still receive their benefit. I don’t need to worry about ‘wasting good memories’ if I’m using them for fuel. And the bad memories I can use for fuel as well. I’m tired of giving away my energy to these emotions, and I’m really tired of the emotional cords that allow ____ to continue surfing off my energy. I want my energy back. I want my life to return to the here and now. I don’t need those memories, Pluto. I need and invoke total transformation. Torch ’em!

I went to bed angry and churning over memories that have haunted me like so many tantalizing ghosts, even when the rest of life feels magically alive. No matter what I did, some memories continued to repeat at the least convenient or appropriate times — until I tried this technique as I drifted off to sleep. It’s so weird, but I can no longer access memories of many things that were formerly on constant replay. They’re just … gone … as though I burned through actual photographs in my mind. I feel energized instead of burned out. It’s working for me. I hope you find it helpful, too!

I recently found this Michael Tsarion video/radio interview, “Psychic Vampirism, Destructive Man vs Creative Man.” I think he gives one of the best explanations of the phenomenon and ways we can choose to move through it. He’s careful to distinguish between using the idea as a means of avoiding our own responsibility and the actual situation of people who purposely prey upon other people’s Light. I very much appreciate his recommendation to have fun with our process of freeing ourselves. Evolution need not be a constant drag. It need not make us feel like victims. If you’ve wondered about Energy Vampires, narcissists or Psychic Vampirism, this interview informs and inspires. It’s long, but worth the listen!

10 responses to this post.

  1. Can energy vampires and narcissists be cured? Through loss, are they capable of recognizing their part in what went wrong in a relationship? Or will they forever blame the other person? I hope this year will be awakening for the energy vampire/narcissist who nearly took away my soul. Thanks for your post.

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    • Posted by laurabruno on January 22, 2012 at 9:40 pm

      I believe anyone CAN be cured, but they have to WANT the cure. Most energy vampires are getting so much secondary gain out of playing “victim” that it’s unlikely they will want to go through the difficult and arduous process of confronting their own very dark Shadow consistently enough to heal it. Possible, yes. Likely? Not really. If it does occur, it will probably be due to enough Lightworkers taking back their own energy on a collective level so that this world can no longer sustain narcissists/energy vampires. Ever practical in watching out for #1, they’ll change if they absolutely must. 🙂

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  2. Very interesting… I look forward to the video and hearing the ideas behind this very real and current issue. wow.

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  3. Posted by laurabruno on January 23, 2012 at 4:49 pm

    Yes, it is SUCH a huge issue and one that needs to shift in order to bring in the newer, lighter energies.

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  4. Thank you for the timely inspiration, as always, Laura. I think I’ll be having a little talk with Pluto myself, tonight! Time to go for the gold, not the gold plated imposter.

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  5. […] already shared some information on Mars Retrograde in Virgo, but here we have the lovely Electra Jung weighing in […]

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  6. […] some degree — not invisible yet — but definitely cutting cords multiple times per day, rooting out the parasites (self-imposed and external, although of course they’re the same!). Anyway, don’t let […]

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  7. […] but I do want to underscore that the post about Protecting Your Energy Field is specifically about energetic vampirism. This phenomenon extends beyond simple, balanced, loving energy exchange. Rather than emotional […]

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  8. Posted by Sandra on May 24, 2013 at 9:37 pm

    I’m finding the kindest thing to do is to let energy vampires go. Concentrate on your own life. This is not a selfish act. It is egotistical to think you can heal them. By letting them suck your life from you, you hurt yourself, everyone you know, and them, by keeping them in the dark. By setting them free, you force them to re-examine their lives. They might not re-examine their lives, they may very well go on to find another victim, it all depends on the strength they have, and the strength of the bond between you and your energy vampire. If it was a strong bond, they will be forced to choose between the pain of facing their darkness, and the pain of losing you. It’s best to let go and if they return, trust your gut. It will let you know if they have truly changed or if it is just more manipulation. Trust your gut. It always knows. It knew you were in the presense of a vampire, but you just didn’t listen. Don’t worry about them or pity them. Their life is their choice. If they make the wrong choices, that is their problem.

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