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.
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.”
Men are not free when they’re doing just what they like.
Men are only free when they’re doing what the deepest self likes.
And there is getting down to the deepest self! It takes some diving.
Every year Summer Solstice marks the Sun’s ingress into Cancer, the lunar water sign. The Cancer new moon is on Friday the 23rd, and Mercury and Mars are also moving through this sign for the next few weeks. This is a period where the imaginative resources, emotional subjectivity and self-reflective capacity of Cancer is ripe.