Venus is the brightest planet in the night sky. It shines like a silvery star. Venus is a planet that inspires great hope, love and desire. It is the planet of beauty. It is the force of attraction in the universe thus bringing things together to form a perfect whole. This force is Love.
Excerpt of lecture on various astrological methods that were used in Western medicine up until the 1800's. Lecture prepared for an introductory history course at Kepler College. Presented by Lee Lehman, PhD.
Dane Rudhyar held that each person was born in response to a need of the Universe at a particular time and place. The birth chart, in effect, represents the solution to this need; i.e., it reveals the purpose of the life and the key to one's destiny. Put another way, the horoscope is like a "seed-plan" that shows a person's unique path of development...
Editor's Note: Please enjoy the final installment of Glenn Perry's “The Birth of Psychological Astrology” which discusses Dr. Perry’s views on personal integration of disparate parts of the psyche, projection, and how astrology represents the reflection between what is both inside and outside an individual. It's a wonderful conclusion! See Part 1, Part 2, and Part 3.
In the 1930's, Dane Rudhyar began to reformulate modern astrology in terms of Jung's analytical psychology. He especially focused on Jung's idea that the psyche was a dynamic compound of opposing forces in equilibrium, and that the psyche was intrinsically motivated to evolve in the direction of psychic wholeness, a process Jung called individuation. Jung believed that the process of personality transformation was innate, or teleologically motivated...
Editor's Note: In Part 3 of Glenn Perry’s “The birth of Psychological Astrology” we have a fascinating look at the origins of what most of us practicing and using astrology believe today. Dane Rudhyar, known as the father of Humanistic Astrology was one of the great thinkers of all time... See Part 1 and Part 2.
Jung (1976) regarded the signs and planets of astrology as symbols of archetypal processes that originated in the collective unconscious. The archetypes of the collective unconscious were the universal organizing principles underlying and motivating all psychological life, both individual and collective...
Editor's Note: Hi lovely ATHer's! I'm delighted to offer up Part 2 of Glenn Perry's "The Birth of Psychological Astrology." This one really gets to the heart of Jung's thoughts and ideas on the importance of astrology in psychological work and how astrology helped to explain his idea of synchronicity. Wildly interesting! I hope you'll freely express your comments just below the article... I'd love to hear from you. See Part 1.
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