THE ARCHETYPES AND THE ORIGINS OF ASTROLOGY

Synopsis: This article makes a case for a collective awareness of the twelve archetypes, and of their qualities and meanings, preceding both the drawing up of the tropical zodiac, and the naming of the set of twelve constellations that lie along the ecliptic, thus suggesting an alternative view of the origins of astrology. We can take either a quantitative or a qualitative approach to the earth and sky. The former, left-brained and male, is analytical and proceeds via reason and measurement. The latter is right-brained, female and synthetic. It ascertains the quality of phenomena within their wider contexts of meaning through the use of imagination and intuition. Astronomy, which employs mat

THE ASTROLOGICAL ARCHETYPES - THE LORDS OF TIME

These days when our civilisation has reached a crisis point, and our economic and ecological systems are veering out of control, it’s good to be reminded that the universe is a cosmos, and that eternal spiritual principles govern the cycles of time, and structure our personalities and daily lives. Astrology gives us insight into them. It teaches that all time cycles have three phases: the cardinal when the new is created; the fixed when what has been achieved is held and maintained; and the mutable when it all falls apart and the old is swept away. We are in the final stages of the mutable phase of the Age of Pisces – a great time cycle that has lasted more than two thousand years. No wonder

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