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What is "psychological" and/or "archetypal" Astrology, and how does it differ from what is considered to be more "traditional" astrology?
simply... in "psychological" and/or "archetypal" astrology,
the ancient planetary “map of the soul” is looked at through
the lens of depth psychology as pioneered by the 20th century Swiss psychiatrist
Dr. Carl G. Jung, MD.
Having hailed from a "Jungian" and/or "archetypal" way of looking at the psyche prior to knowing "squat" about astrology - it's natural and necessary that as an astrologer Dr Z views the true heart of astrology as the "healing of soul" through rediscovery of, and reconnection with, meaning and deeper purpose in life.
Frankly... virtually everything on this site is written from Dr Z's "archetypal" perspective... however, in this section of articles, specifically on the subject of psychological astrology, Dr Z will focus in on and: (1) introduce readers to Dr. Carl G. Jung, MD (2) discuss some of the basic ideas and tenets contained in Jung’s “map of the soul,” and (3) discuss a little about why (and how) archetypal astrologers insist on incorporating many of Dr. Carl G. Jung’s ideas into the way they do their astrology.
Every traditional astrologer has implicit philosophical underpinnings present in the way they do their astrology. Many are just clueless as to what those underpinnings consist of...
And then the only brief flirtations many folks ever have with astrology are through the entertaining pop astrology of “Sun Signs.” “Sun Sign” astrology includes all those things that you’re probably quasi-familiar with: daily horoscope columns, zodiac sign descriptions, romance and compatibility based on your zodiac Sun sign, and the annual tabloid predictions given by astrologers at the beginning of each new year.
While Dr Z enjoys being entertained by “Sun Sign” astrology just as much as the next person? Metaphorically speaking, "Sun Sign" astrology is only the “tip of a very large iceberg.”
of Carl G. Jung's Life
Search For Meaning
Center of the Universe
Sour With the Sweet
Jung, Psychology, and Astrology
Astrology and the Persona What do most people first see when they first meet you?
Let There Be Light (and Dark) There is a long held Jungian depth psychology concept that overly identifying with "the light" constellates its compensatory opposite, shadow and darkness. This Shadow principle applies on both an individual and a societal level.
and Astrology (4)
Four Elements and Jung (3)
Time To Live, A Time To Die (5)
For Much More on Carl G Jung: see the Unus Mundus section of this site.
"Together the patient and I address ourselves to the 2,000,000-year-old-man that is in all of us… in the last analysis; most of our problems come from losing contact with our instincts, with the age-old unforgotten wisdom stored up in us." CG Jung Speaking, p 89, (McGuire and Hull) Princeton University Press