Astrology Resources on the Family

I have books concerning this topic at home, and not a lot of astrology covers parental and family problems/complexes. A series of books by Liz Greene and Howard Sasportas are highly recommended. The Luminaries: The Psychology of the Sun and Moon in the Horoscope (Seminars in Psychological Astrology, Vol 3) is a lecture that explores both Lunar and Solar influences, and how these symbols play an important role in describing the parental role in the family but are also vital…

Venus in Virgo – The One with the List

One aspect of the Virgo’s nature is their ability to put things in their proper place. Generally speaking, it is within this zodiacal sign that we order and completely develop our personalities, gaining skills, and collecting information on a more general basis. A fault may occur in even the most well-designed systems, and the problem with “too much” compartmentalization is that life does not always come in tidy little packages. In addition, as a general rule of thumb, you should…

Dissociative States

Dissociative states occur when a person is under great stress from external influences, other people’s cruelty, or deeply felt previous internal conflicts with a disturbing immediate situation. The Moon (emotion) in Pisces (sensitivity) on the Dragon’s Tail (karma) is supposed to be a major contribution to the dilemma. This affliction brings dissociation with others, especially to the family. The upbringing is usually very dramatic and the subject learns early in childhood to cope with traumatic sexual or emotional abuse. If…

Archetypal Astrology

Every sign in the zodiac can be associated with a mythological story and every planet with a divine figure, a “god” with certain properties. This divine figure can appear in different guises and under different names. Thus, the moon can be regarded as Hera, Hathor or Ishtar. It can also symbolize other concepts, like the womb, the World Tree, and the underwaters. These symbolical figures have their roots in the archetypal layer in the psyche of Man, according to Jung.…

Light the Way

The struggle to become whole is the meaning behind most of our existence. You have the task of developing your real authentic self, and it is your own active and creative involvement in life, propelling you forward. The “will” is a very important concept in achieving wholeness. The will can lead you towards your future development and purpose. It is the central inner force that conquers all unconscious repressed energy. According to some philosophies, a purpose is central to a…

Emotional Understanding: Moon Trines Synastry

When a person’s Moon trines a planet or chart point in the horoscope of someone else, what it tends to offer psychologically to the relationship is a gentle sympathy, waves of understanding, and emotional receptivity. The Moon person responds in an attuned way to the other’s planet or points in this cross-fertilization of charts as they intermingle. The Lunar energy will mother and nurture the partner’s development in that sphere of life. The only downside is being too much of a…

Astrology -The Red Pill: The Saturn-Uranus Dilemma

We have all watched “The Matrix” by now, and the defining moment in the movie is when Neo decides which pill to take. If he takes the Blue pill he will remain in ignorance and stay enslaved, but if he takes the red pill he will learn the truth and enter into the Matrix and understand how it all works. Using this analogy, the red pill is compared to opening our consciousness and learning about astrology and understanding the complex…

What Dreams May Come

One of my favorite films is What Dreams May Come. In the movie, Annabelle Sciorra plays the leading female role, and here is the summary of the movie by Wikipedia. Annabelle Sciorri plays an artist, wife and mother who loses her two children in a car accident, and the trauma of the event sends her into deep despair and to the psychiatric hospital. With the help of her husband she regains some of her strength to cope, but is dealt…

Forces of Destiny

The Forces of Destiny: Reincarnation, Astrology and Karma, is an interesting read, although there isn’t too much astrology. What it does contain is lots of thought-provoking information on how Fate and Destiny play out in our lives. Here is a quote from the book as an example of its content: When I took the diploma of the Faculty of Astrological Studies, I had to discuss in an essay the dilemma between fate and free will. At the time, the issues…