“I do not know what to do/two states of mind in me,” sings the ancient Greek poet Sappho. These lines could as well be about Neptune, whose themes belong to a watery realm where contradictions undulate.
The myth of Ariadne helps us deepen our understanding of this planet’s archetypal pattern, and shed light on the pain of Neptunian betrayal, the other face of trust, to a beautiful development of consciousness.
Astrology and alchemy are cosmologies, and where astrology provides a heavenly view of the imaginal cosmos of the soul, alchemy presents us with a micro-cosmos. Like astrology, it connects us to the gods, only in a very earth focused, substantive way. As the art of elemental transformation, alchemy is rooted in the natural world.
Meditating on the elements as psychological qualities helps deepen our understanding of these symbols in our charts and lives.
Interview with Chris Brennan of The Astrology Podcast, January 2018.
In episode 141 of the podcast Dr. Safron Rossi joins the show to talk about the life and work of the Swiss psychiatrist Carl Gustav Jung, and in particular his views on astrology.