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Seminar in The Growth of Psychological Astrology
The simultaneity between an astrological transit and an outer event, the psychic parallelism between an aspect and a feeling state or the correspondence between an astrological signature and a personality type are all recurring experiences for astrologers. So much so that Carl Jung suggested astrology was ‘an example of synchronicity on a grand scale’.
We will explore Jung’s synchronous encounters, the ‘problem of synchronicity’, his astrological experiment with synastry and synchronicity, and how, like Jung, we continue to try and explain the mystery and synchrony of astrology through our ingrained education in the sovereignty of causality. Astrological practice liberates us from causal judgement and chronological order, allowing the separation between soul and matter to be suspended. Reflecting on synchronicity confirms astrology to be a creative nexus between temporality and eternality, widening our potentiality for psychic vision and sensibility.
Seminar in The Growth of Psychological Astrology
The extensive use of mythology is one of the most exciting developments in modern astrology. Astrologers such as Liz Greene have used myths as a wonderful and powerful means of bringing astrological symbolism to life. This approach is sometimes described as archetypal astrology. This is in reference to the Jungian psychologist James Hillman who founded a movement he named ‘archetypal psychology’.
In this seminar we will explore the characteristics of archetypal astrology and how it is influenced by Hillman’s ideas, including what he understands by the imagination and how it is linked to his concept of the soul4
Two Seminars with Carole Taylor
- 30th July – Beyond the Bounds: Black Moon Lilith
- 6th August – Images of the Archetypal Feminine: The Asteroid Goddesses
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The Black Moon (also known as Lilith) occupies the empty focal point of the Moon’s elliptical orbit around the Earth. In folklore, Lilith was the first wife of Adam, created not from his rib, as Eve was, but from primal earth like her husband, giving her equal status. Refusing to be betray her own nature, she chose exile rather than submission. Long associated with a negative image of the feminine as demon or sorceress, on a collective level she is the untamed spirit of nature, whilst on a personal level this is a place where we often have to fight to claim our territory or develop the confidence to express our potential. Here we may have found ourselves diminished by authority and pushed to the margin or playing the renegade. We will explore this powerful archetype both in natal charts and as an image relevant to current issues of climate change and ecology.[If you do not have astrological software, there are free online chart calculators which can tell you the position of Black Moon Lilith in your chart – for example on the Astrodienst website. Go to https://www.astro.com and choose ‘Free Horoscopes’ and then ‘Extended Chart Selection’ to calculate your natal chart, choosing ‘Additional Objects’ to add in Lilith]
The four largest of the asteroids, Ceres, Pallas Athene, Juno and Vesta, offer enrichment in our view of feminine archetypes, beyond what we might gain from traditional associations of Venus and the Moon as consort or caregiver. Circling between the orbits of Mars and Jupiter, these four deities echo a time before the sky gods came to dominate over the worship of the mother goddess and their stories reveal aspects of how the feminine has adjusted itself to the masculine. Like all archetypes though, they are relevant to all of us – where the asteroids lie in our charts, we encounter important aspects of human experience. This session will trace the story of these four asteroid goddesses: their roots in ancient myth, their re-emergence into western consciousness at the start of the 19th century and their contemporary relevance, focusing of course on how we might interpret them in our own birth charts.[If you do not have astrological software, there are free online chart calculators which can tell you the position of these four asteroids in your chart – for example on the Astrodienst website. Go to https://www.astro.com and choose ‘Free Horoscopes’ and then ‘Extended Chart Selection’ to calculate your natal chart, choosing ‘Additional Objects’ to add them in].