Category: Myth

  • A Feminist Reading of Jason & his Heroic Argonauts

    A Feminist Reading of Jason & his Heroic Argonauts

    Haynes also reminds us that there were few things that alarmed Greek men more than a clever woman and arguably, Medea is cleverest of all.

  • A Simpler Life – ancient Greek style

    A Simpler Life – ancient Greek style

    Nonetheless, aspiring to αγαθός, I would never be in doubt as to what I should do.

  • The Hermeneutics of Allegory – Homer’s Odyssey in Context

    The Hermeneutics of Allegory – Homer’s Odyssey in Context

    Naturally, it’s important to understand what a piece of literature or poetry or art might mean (symbolically) – but then comes the next question – what am I meant to do with that?

  • Man’s Relationship with his Gods

    Man’s Relationship with his Gods

    It’s interesting that our familiarity with our humanity increased as our familiarity with the gods decreased.

  • Gateway to the Stars & the Winter Solstice

    Gateway to the Stars & the Winter Solstice

    Least you think that this does not affect our everyday lives on earth, think again. When one of the slower moving planets such as Saturn, Uranus, Neptune, or Pluto crosses this point, even the stock or share markets react as Christen Skinner reminds us in her excellent book, The Beginners Guide to the Financial Universe: An Introduction to the Role of the Sun, Moon, and Planets in Financial Markets.

  • The Daemon of Carl Jung

    In Plato’s Republic(The Myth of Ur), souls cue up to choose their next life and are assigned a daemon – an overseer for that life. In classic astrology, daemon could be determined using one’s natal chart and as the result, it was incumbent upon the individual to establish contact with (or invoke) his or her […]

  • Jung’s Astrological Moon

    Whilst discussing Jung’s Red Book (Liber Novus), Liz Greene reminds us that when interpreting the Moon in an astrological chart, we should keep in mind Jung’s vision of the Moon as a fluid, living principle, always in flux. To assume the astrological Moon corresponds solely to Jung’s Anima is a mistake. Equally, it is a mistake to assume that […]

  • As I prepare…

    In just a few days, I’ll commence my program in narrative coaching. Exciting times. To kick things off, I’ve been asked why I want to be a coach and why I’m chosing narrative coaching. I’ve studied psychological astrology for many years and have come to appreciate how much it can help us navigate our lives. […]

  • Hidden Dangers of The Hero’s (mythological) Journey

    This weekend, I was privileged to participate in an academic conference, The Talking Sky, hosted by the University of Wales and The Sophia Centre. The purpose of the conference was to explore the cultural aspects of diverse myths inspired by the heavens. Whilst many important points were made, one surfaced time and time again – […]

  • Responsibility

    They say that worldly achievement involves not only risks and rewards but also responsibility. Fair enough. But how do you know if you’ve got the mix right? With the Sun in Aries and the Moon in Capricorn, the next couple of days will provide opportunities to discover just that but I’m guessing that it won’t be all […]