Gods and Planets: The Archetypes of Astrology

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What happens when Mars and Venus are in love? How does Jupiter defend himself against Saturn, his difficult father? To whom does Mercury hurry with his cap of invisibility and his winged shoes? Drawing on the psychology of C. G. Jung, Ellynor Barz looks into the foundations of astrology by recounting the myths of the planetary gods. Engaging and amusing her presentation also offers new and surprising insights for both psychology and astrology. When we understand the peculiarities and characteristics of the ...
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Overview

What happens when Mars and Venus are in love? How does Jupiter defend himself against Saturn, his difficult father? To whom does Mercury hurry with his cap of invisibility and his winged shoes? Drawing on the psychology of C. G. Jung, Ellynor Barz looks into the foundations of astrology by recounting the myths of the planetary gods. Engaging and amusing her presentation also offers new and surprising insights for both psychology and astrology. When we understand the peculiarities and characteristics of the ancient gods symbolically as possibilities in our own human psyches - projected in astrology onto the big screen of the night sky - we discover a realm of ancient human wisdom that may exceed in subtlety most psychological models explaining the human psyche. Drawing on and actualizing the many unique possibilities inherent within - as described by the horoscope - is a life-long task. All persons have the same fundamental capabilities for experience which we rediscover in these astrological symbols. But the interplay of these essential forces arises in each individual in an entirely unique manner, corresponding to the natal horoscope. This book addresses first the astrological layperson. But it also suggests a point of view seldom considered by the astrologer. And for the interested psychologist, a domain of knowledge and experience is revealed a wealth of material that is more deeply related to psychology than one might expect.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780933029712
  • Publisher: Chiron Publications
  • Publication date: 8/28/1993
  • Pages: 212
  • Product dimensions: 6.00 (w) x 9.00 (h) x 0.45 (d)

Table of Contents

Foreword
Introduction
I The Planets 1
The Gods: In the Beginning Was the Story
Myths Are Images of Powers in the Soul
Astrological Interpretation
Myths of the Beginnings 9
Uranus
Kronos (Saturn)
Zeus (Jupiter)
Poseidon (Neptune)
Hades (Pluto)
The Psychological Views of Creation Myths
Jupiter (Zeus): New World Order 32
Jupiter as Origin and Possibility
Ares (Mars)
Aphrodite (Venus)
Hermes (Mercury)
Sun and Moon 62
The Moon
The Sun
II The Zodiac 85
The Zodiac the Sun, and Precession
The Signs of the Zodiac 95
Aries
Taurus
Gemini
Leo
Virgo
Libra
Scorpio
Sagittarius
Capricorn
Aquarius
Pisces
III The Houses 147
I House: Vita
II House: Lucrum
III House: Fratres
IV House: Genitor
V House: Filii
VI House: Valetudo
VII House: Nuptiae
VIII House: Mors
IX House: Pietas
X House: Honores
XI House: Amici
XII House: Inimica
IV Quadrants, Elements, Pairs of Opposites, Aspects 175
Quadrants
Elements
Pairs of Opposites
Aspects
Conclusion 186
Notes 188
Bibliography 191
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