Last time we looked at the archetypes and history of Saturn Uranus alignments to see how they work. In this post we’ll explore possible events going forward and how to deal with the tension between these planets. The current alignment is the final square in the cycle that began in 1988 and ends in 2032.… Continue reading The Saturn Uranus Square: freedom or slavery – time to choose
Unprecedented changes are taking place around the world and they’re set to continue over the next couple of years. The Saturn Pluto conjunction was just the start. Now Uranus is joining the fray and the world is being turned upside down. In this post, we’ll look at the archetypes and history of Saturn Uranus alignments… Continue reading The Saturn Uranus Cycle: Archetypes and History
Following the last post on how to cope with Saturn Pluto alignments, I thought it might be helpful to share some notes from The Outer Planets and Their Cycles by Liz Greene. The book includes a series of lectures that were given on the astrology of the collective psyche and how it tends to react… Continue reading Saturn Pluto and the End of the World as we know it
In the last couple of posts we’ve been exploring what happens during a Saturn Pluto alignment. There’s often a lot going on in the world at these times and it can feel oppressive and heavy. Even if these events don’t affect you personally, the stress can suck you into the prevailing mood. So in this… Continue reading How to survive the Saturn Pluto conjunction without going mad!
*Updated March 2020* Last time we looked at the archetypes and history of the Saturn Pluto Cycle. The current alignment is a conjunction, marking the start of a new cycle and a turning point in world history. Things are likely to be very different by the end of the 2020s, so in this post we’ll… Continue reading The Saturn Pluto Conjunction: start of the New World Order
Take a deep breath – we’re about to dive into the murky depths of the current zeitgeist and it ain’t pretty. As I said in the Astrology of 2019, Saturn Pluto alignments have the potential to become your worst nightmare but it doesn’t have to be that way. The best way to deal with these… Continue reading The Saturn Pluto Cycle: Archetypes and History
The Jupiter Uranus cycle correlates with times in world history characterised by breakthroughs and discoveries in science, innovation in technology, creative and philosophical awakenings and new ideas, revolutions and increasing demands for freedom and equality, political and social rebellions, protests, and new beginnings in many areas. The most obvious synchronicities of historical events tend to… Continue reading The Jupiter Uranus Cycle: Archetypes and History
To get our heads around current events we need to understand how the collective mass of humanity changes over time. And that means plunging into the depths of the collective unconscious. The collective unconscious is the atmosphere in which we move. But like fish swimming in the ocean who don’t understand the nature of water,… Continue reading Astrological Cycles and the Collective: 2017 – 2024
Last time we looked at how consciousness evolves through various stages of development. In this post we’ll look at what happens when this process goes wrong. Back to the house building metaphor: as the foundations for your character are being laid problems can arise which lead to difficulties later in life. If the support structures… Continue reading Evolution of Consciousness: Kinks in the Mind
This is a fascinating and spirited dialogue between Rabbi David Wolpe and Lionel Corbett that explores the process of communicating with the unconscious and bringing it to conscious awareness.
Jung explored this process of becoming conscious in the Red Book, an account of his breakdown and how he came to understand the nature of the unconscious and its archetypes. Rabbi Wolpe and Lionel Corbett look at some of the beautiful images Jung created during his crisis, and have a wide ranging discussion that touches on the nature of the divine, the reality of the psyche, whether a human being is really one with God, and the nature of evil.
Myths reveal the meaning of deep structures in the human mind. In this extract from his book Culture, Crisis and Creativity, Dane Rudhyar explores how we can find a more meaningful place for ourselves in the cosmos using astrology: “As I have conceived and presented it astrology should be considered a powerful myth, perhaps one… Continue reading The Myth of Astrology
Astrology is an ancient symbolic system of psychology that works through the principles of hermetic philosophy: as above, so below. It isn’t about fortune telling or prediction, and doesn’t make things happen. The relationship between the movement of the planets and our experience is not causal but synchronistic. Used properly, astrology is another way of making meaning;… Continue reading What is Astrology?