I looked into the solar transits after writing yesterday's entry. The Sun will transit my natal South Node and Saturn in Aquarius in the 5th house within the next couple of days. It will transit my natal Jupiter and Chiron in Pisces in the 6th house in the next lunar month, following a New Moon at 0 degrees Pisces.
Yesterday afternoon, while I was still on campus, I noticed my mood begin to slip. I also noticed my back muscles begin to feel uncomfortable. After some consideration, I decided to delay a photocopying project until today or tomorrow and to leave campus instead, giving me time to exercise before supper.
That turned out to be a good choice. I realized at some point that the first day of teaching might have been giving me difficulty because there may have been somatic memories connected with the fact that my gray cat was sick and then died during the first week of classes last semester.
One of the things that seems to be coming up in Rosen, and to a certain extent in therapy as well, is that when I am faced with troubling feelings, there is a tendency to try to "bury" them and hide them within my muscles. Now that I am in my 50s, it seems that there is no more room left in which to bury these feelings, so I am left with no viable options other than to try to clear them out via Rosen or exercise.