I was very fortunate at the age of 48 to discover astrology on a deep level. Fortunate because I was approaching an alignment of 3 planets that would unleash the powerful kundalini energy that lies dormant within each one of us. That our psychiatric community is largely uneducated about this natural phenomenon is a tragedy. Because we live in a largely unconscious society, many people experience psychotic episodes or heart attacks or relive very strong impulses from the past around this age.
Barbara Hand Clow masterfully describes the different planetary cycles that influence our psyche in her book “Astrology and the Rising of Kundalini.” This book allowed me to be forewarned about the surge in energy I was about to experience in my psyche/body. This is the book to buy your friends turning 40-45.
We don’t have to go through energetic upheavals unconsciously and feel like a victim. If we are forewarned we can accommodate new energies and plan some quiet time accordingly. Around age 40 it is time to start clearing the energy field of old energy on a regular basis with acupuncture, dream analysis, yoga, BodyTalk, tuning forks, etc. At 50 I went for certification in Hatha Yoga at Ecole Satyam in Montreal. There is an abundance of information about kundalini in the yoga community. I was amazed at how quickly my body transformed with regular practice. If you have never tried yoga be curious. If you have different yoga options in your community try all of them. Ask questions. Surround yourself with grounded healthy curious people. We can only create a conscious society one person at a time and no one else can clean and prepare your biofield for you.