January is named after the Roman god Janus whose two heads allowed him to simultaneously look backwards and forwards. Entryways and exits were sacred to him, and his position at the turn of the calendrical year is founded on this threshold power.
We often imagine transformation in terms of magic. Transformation is how we try to talk about the changes in perspective, attitude and story that can utterly transform a life. Magic is the process by which thought becomes matter or effects matter, or form changes from one shape to another. Click on title to continue reading…
We are descending into the quiet heart of autumn. Herein a melodic salve for the beleaguered spirit, an acoustic contemplation on the deepening light.
Webinar on November 3rd
“Elemental Ruminations: Alchemical Fire, Earth, Air, Water”.
Join me for an archetypal psychological exploration of alchemical elements forming a micro-cosmology of the soul. Deep astrology and rich images. My webinar host is Astrology University, you can register here.
Mars symbolizes our instinct to move forward and the intelligence of action, so during a Mars retrograde, which is afoot now, those activities can feel turned upside down, suspended.
Waves Become Wings: Neptune, Betrayal and the Myth of Ariadne. Neptune transits often have us feeling lost at sea, but myth can shed light on the pain of Neptunian betrayal, the other face of trust, to a beautiful development of consciousness. This is the subject of an article I recently had published in The Mountain Astrologer that I want to share with you for contemplation.
Today the Sun enters Aries, heralding the Spring Equinox in the western hemisphere. Meditating upon this turn of the symbolic wheel, I was drawn to an image I particularly adore called, 'the triumph of Minerva over Aries'. Read more...
This playlist is a prayer to Pisces. Whether instrumental or lyric laden, each piece gives expression to some kind of release. It is a supplication for grace. May we each find an opening into the mystic and be renewed therein.
My dear readers,
I know I have been quiet on the blog of recent months, but I promise I have been busy. Saturn transiting my 6th house keeps my workload full to brimming.
Last week I was interviewed by Chris Brennan of The Astrology Podcast about C.G. Jung and his ideas and influences on astrology. Drawing on my and Keiron Le Grice's latest book Jung on Astrology we talked in depth about the project as well as the core ideas of Jung’s that have become pivotal in modern psychological astrology.
We had a terrific time, and I hope you enjoy it as much as we did! The interview has just been released, and you can listen/download it here.
I have been incubating some ideas for the blog, so stay tuned.
Blue Moon shining,
When a planet enters a new sign it takes on the qualities and interests of that sign. It can be understood as a kind of archetypal renewal that gives rise to origin stories, carrying sparks of insight that unfold throughout the planet’s passage of the sign. These principles have been at work as October cradled Jupiter’s annual move into a new sign, Scorpio (October 10th).
I am so very pleased and excited to announce that my new book, Jung on Astrology, is now available!
This book gathers Jung’s thoughts on astrology in a single volume for the first time. My co-editor and colleague Keiron Le Grice and I selected the writings from Jung’s Collected Works, seminars, and letters, which contain numerous discussions of this ancient divinatory system.
Understood as a symbolic representation of the archetypes of the collective unconscious, Jung found in astrology a wealth of spiritual and psychological meaning, for it represents the “sum of all the psychological knowledge of antiquity.”