Astro Journal · Mythology

Planet Myths: The Story Behind Pluto

Pluto represents how you relate to the cycles of life and death and the process of transformation. It’s associated with the primordial instincts and the elemental forces of nature and power. Whether you’re ready or not, Pluto confronts you with the necessity for regeneration and the evolution of your soul. Pluto is a dwarf planet… Continue reading Planet Myths: The Story Behind Pluto

Astro Journal · Mythology

Planet Myths: The Story Behind Saturn

Saturn represents your need for structure, limitation and security. As the reality principle, it stands for the workings of karma and necessity. It keeps you grounded in the material world through your relationship to time and the facts of existence, suffering, old age and death. In the past, Saturn was known as the Greater Malefic… Continue reading Planet Myths: The Story Behind Saturn

Astro Journal · Mythology

Planet Myths: The Story Behind Chiron

Chiron represents your primal wound and where you have a gift for healing others. It’s the wound that won’t heal, but through that wounding your experience of life is deepened and transformed. Chiron stands for the wound, the wounded, the wounder, and the healer, and he initiates you into self-knowledge and spiritual growth. Astronomically speaking,… Continue reading Planet Myths: The Story Behind Chiron

Astro Journal · Mythology

Zodiac Myths: The Story Behind Pisces

We’ve reached the final post in the series as the water carrier dissolves into the ocean of eternal life. As a mutable water sign, Pisces unites all previous experience to embrace the whole of life and complete the circle. Its transcendent vision marks the end of the Zodiac and the start of the next turn… Continue reading Zodiac Myths: The Story Behind Pisces

Astro Journal · Mythology

Zodiac Myths: The Story Behind Aquarius

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

Film & TV

Logan: Violence and the Sharp End of Salvation

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

Astro Journal · Mythology

Zodiac Myths: The Story Behind Capricorn

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

Astro Journal · Mythology

Zodiac Myths: The Story Behind Sagittarius

After the darkness of the scorpion comes liberation on the wings of a horse. As a mutable fire sign, Sagittarius is on a quest for enlightenment and higher knowledge of the truth. It unifies the animal and the human to create a bridge between earth and the heavens. Sagittarius is a masculine sign and ruled… Continue reading Zodiac Myths: The Story Behind Sagittarius

Astro Journal · Mythology

Zodiac Myths: The Story Behind Scorpio

We leave behind the balanced scales and risk the sting of the scorpion. As a fixed water sign, Scorpio penetrates the darkness in search of emotional power and the mysteries of life and death. The old is mulched and transformed into the mud where the lotus of wisdom grows. Scorpio is a feminine sign and… Continue reading Zodiac Myths: The Story Behind Scorpio

Astro Journal · Mythology

Zodiac Myths: The Story Behind Libra

Leaving the virgin to her rituals, we reach the balance of the year and the halfway point of the zodiac. Libra marks the point of the autumn equinox (in the northern hemisphere) when the days and nights are of equal length. As a cardinal air sign, it seeks to bring harmony through judgement based on… Continue reading Zodiac Myths: The Story Behind Libra

Astro Journal · Mythology

Zodiac Myths: The Story Behind Virgo

We leave behind the roaring lion and embrace the humble virgin. As a mutable earth sign, Virgo strives to bring order and perfection to the world through the alchemical synthesis of paradox. She carries fire and grain and embodies the secrets of life, the cycles of nature and the force that makes things grow. Virgo… Continue reading Zodiac Myths: The Story Behind Virgo

Astro Journal · Mythology

Zodiac Myths: The Story Behind Leo

Out of the watery depths of Cancer springs a roaring Lion. As a fixed fire sign, Leo takes the natural creative impulse of life and gives it focus and stability to share it with the world. True creativity involves an heroic quest of self-discovery powered by the inner sun and the desire to find out… Continue reading Zodiac Myths: The Story Behind Leo