Codex of the Soul: Astrology, Archetypes, and Your Sacred Blueprint [NOOK Book]


In Codex of the Soul, VerDarLuz guides the reader through the multifaceted nature of astrology, focusing on its practical use and spiritual nature. Providing practical and effective techniques for experiencing your birthchart, VerDarLuz explores the planets as an evolutionary force within the soul, seeking to be awakened and realized at certain regular intervals.

In part one, VerDarLuz provides a thorough description of the historical, ...
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In Codex of the Soul, VerDarLuz guides the reader through the multifaceted nature of astrology, focusing on its practical use and spiritual nature. Providing practical and effective techniques for experiencing your birthchart, VerDarLuz explores the planets as an evolutionary force within the soul, seeking to be awakened and realized at certain regular intervals.

In part one, VerDarLuz provides a thorough description of the historical, metaphysical, and cosmological foundations of astrology, followed by an overview of a wide-ranging set of cosmologies related to astrology, from the Greek and Roman pantheons to Hindu scriptures, sacred geometry, and archetypes. Part two probes the deeper meanings of planets, signs, houses, and aspects and introduces methods of chart interpretation. Part three explores the connection between planetary cycles and personal rites of passage, helping readers create their own "life reviews" and become better equipped to meet pivotal life changes (such as the Saturn return) as well as the rites of passage of partners and children. Utilizing famous biographies and tools of practical magic, Codex of the Soul paints a mythical map of the entirety of the human journey, offering tools for harmonizing with all of life's initiations.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781583944646
  • Publisher: North Atlantic Books
  • Publication date: 5/1/2012
  • Sold by: Barnes & Noble
  • Format: eBook
  • Pages: 320
  • File size: 6 MB

Meet the Author

VerDarLuz is a healer, an astrological coach, a shamanic practitioner, a breathwork and regression guide, and a multimedia artist. He has developed a unique, embodied practice of Experiential Astrology, which includes Zodiac Yoga and AstroDance. He is a frequent contributor to Reality Sandwich and regularly teaches at workshops and retreats. He lives in Denver, Colorado.

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Table of Contents

The Precious Gift XIV

Preface XV

Introduction 1

Part 1 The Value of Astrology

A Sacred Language for Delicate Times 13

Chapter 1 Surfing the Chaord 15

Mindful Awareness and the Sacred Role of Astrology 17

Astrology and Interdependent Origination 18

Transits, Participatory Synchronicity, and the Dialogue with the Divine 20

Quantum Astrology and the Paradox of Time 22

Chapter 2 A Cosmology of Resonance 25

The Bardo of Becoming: Life Selection and the Descent of the Soul 26

Plato's Myth of Er 27

Soul Contracts 30

Sacred Scripts: Contracts with Self, Other, and Place 32

Illuminationist Philosophy: Emanations of Light 35

Christ-Lucifer, the Feathered Serpent, and the Dual Urges of the Soul 37

The Being of Light and the Bodhisattvic Ideal 39

Chapter 3 Mystic Rhythms

Sacred Geometry and the Archetypes of the Zodiac 41

Archetypal Geometry 41

The Divine Divide: ShivaShakti and the Law of Polarity 43

Triangulation, the Modes of Action, and the Love of Christ-Consciousness 44

Spirit: "AUM" and the Three Modes of Divine Expression 46

Matter: The Four Qualities and Four Elements of Life 50

The Diamond Mind 52

Humanity, the Five, and the Breath of Life 54

The Seed of Life 54

The Vocabulary of the StArchetypal Theater 59

Part 2 Astro Logos

The StArchetypal Theater 61

Chapter 4 The Verse of the Heavens Inscribed in the Human Heart 63

Magi, Sages, and the Song of the Sky 63

Holarchy and the Soul's Fractal Identity 67

Psychoevolutionary Forces 69

Fashioned in the Image of Heaven 70

Planetary Mandala 74

How to Sing the Hymn of Your Soul with the StArchetypal Theater 76

Chapter 5 The Planets

Wandering Stars The Evolutionary Urges of the Planetary Cast of Characters 79

Planetary Conditions: Retrogrades and Dignity 79

Personalizing Forces: The Inner Planets 84

Socializing Forces: The Asteroids, Jupiter, and Saturn 104

The Healing Bridge 117

Transpersonalizing Forces: The Outer Planets 119

Axes of Soul-Myth: The Lunar Nodes 130

A Planetary Prayer of Hope 131

Star Wars: The Hero's Journey through the Planets 135

Supporting Actors in the StArchetypal Theater 138

Chapter 6 Angles and Houses The Map and Mirror: Your Cross of Incarnation, Your Realms of Life Experience 149

Angles and the Angels of Destiny 149

Houses: Experiential Realms of Life: The Stage and Scene 153

Quadrants: Major Life Themes 157

Chapter 7 The Signs

Archetypal Images/Styles/Costumes/Masks 159

Evolutionary Journey: Initiation through the Zodiacal Mystery School 159

The Signs: Archetypal Costumes, Energetic Expressions 162

The Archetypal Odyssey of Awakening 180

Chapter 8 The Aspects Dialogue and Narration 185

Chapter 9 The Thema Mundi Sacred Geometry and the Astro-Logic of the Ancients 189

Chapter 10 Introduction to Chart Interpretation 195

Examples of Interpretative Statements 196

Sun, Moon, Ascendant Key Phrases 196

Brief Astro-Biographical Interpretations 196

Chapter 11 Experiential Astrology

Practices for Archetypal Integration 203

The Horoscopic Soul-Collage 203

Solar Return Mandala and Transits 205

Astro-Drama 206

ChakrAstrology Meditation 209

Part 3 Archetypal Initiations

Planetary Rites of Passage 213

Chapter 12 Initiatory Cycles of the Planets 215

Sacred Life Cycles: Your Mythical Map, Your Archetypal Initiations 218

Chapter 13 Famous Examples of Planetary Initiations 229

Jupiter Return 229

Saturn Return 230

Pluto Square Pluto 233

Uranus Opposition 233

Chiron Return 236

Astrology of the Avatars: Planetary Initiations of Religious Icons 237

Chapter 14 The Planetary Cycles Time Map, Path of Compassion, and Evolved Communication 239

Helping Spirits, Threshold Moments 240

Life Review 241

"When to Do the Life Review 242

Points to Remember in Studying Planetary Initiations 246

Chapter 15 Harmonic Synchronization 249

Sympathetic Magic with Planetary Initiations 249

Evolutionary Parenting: Assisting a Child's Rites of Passage 259

Art of Partnership: Planetary Initiations in Relationships 269

A Planetary Initiation Self-Portrait 274

Conclusion and Invitation 281

The Emerald Tablet of Hermes 283

Appendix: Astrologer's Cheat Sheet 285

Bibliography 287

About the Author 291

The Precious Gift

From the Source of Consciousness

Your birth erupts: an evolutionary intention.

Each breath initiates you into the prismatic Theater of Light

Your body is a rite of passage, and you have come to translate the celestial map: You have come to proclaim the Zodiac, the Codex of the Soul

You are the director, the soul memory

You are the audience, the watcher

And you play every role

The Houses are the stages and scenes, the fields of life experience, The Planets are the players within these scenes, The Signs are the roles they play, And the Aspects are the wondrous dialogue, the narrative of the tragicosmic drama where display the technicolor dreamscape of spiritsong and incarnation's passionplay.

So embark upon this relationship

As souls entwined in density still you sail the sacred angles of intimacy

While the Fates who weave the fabric of humanifestation sing out your destiny.

Your birth is a precious gift. Your birth is the ultimate present.

Open it.

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