In part 1 we looked at how Blade Runner deals with the thorny issues of memory and identity. The film is deliberately ambiguous in how it presents the characters, both human and replicant, and that provides plenty of fuel for speculation. In this post, we’ll explore the humanity of the replicants and attempt to answer… Continue reading Blade Runner – Part 2: Awakening to Humanity and Freedom
Blade Runner is a great example of the Aquarius archetype on film. Based on the Philip K Dick novel, Do Androids Dream of Electric Sheep?, the story explores the nature of humanity and the way memories create identity. It flopped when it was first released in 1982, largely due to the unnecessary (and truly awful)… Continue reading Blade Runner – Part 1: Memory and Identity
The practical sea goat is washed away by the water carrier. As a fixed air sign, Aquarius shares the gifts attained by climbing the mountain in Capricorn, and reforms society for the benefit of all. Through mastery of the mind, it awakens to the reality of humanity’s true nature. Aquarius is a masculine sign and… Continue reading Zodiac Myths: The Story Behind Aquarius
Logan is a surprisingly good example of the Capricorn archetype on film. The story follows Logan as he confronts the consequences of his past and learns to take responsibility for what he has become and protect the next generation of mutants. This may be the last time we see the old Wolverine in action and… Continue reading Logan: Violence and the Sharp End of Salvation
Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year to all my lovely readers! Thanks for visiting and reading my ramblings this year. I’ll be finishing the Zodiac Myths and films series over the next couple of months and then… I don’t know… we’ll see what comes up! In the meantime, have a great holiday season –… Continue reading Happy Holidays and Thank You!
The visionary winged-horse comes down to land as a sure-footed goat. As a cardinal earth sign, Capricorn initiates practical action to make the dreams of Sagittarius real. Through self-mastery, it embodies the instinctual wisdom of the earth and builds structures that stand the test of time. Capricorn is a feminine sign and ruled by Saturn,… Continue reading Zodiac Myths: The Story Behind Capricorn
Pi is a perfect example of Sagittarius on film. It explores the nature of reality and God through the language of mathematics and spirals. The story follows Max as he searches for patterns in the numbers underpinning reality and slowly loses his mind. It raises interesting questions about the dangers associated with the pursuit of… Continue reading Pi and the Madness in the Spirals of Reality