Why is making constructive change in your life so hard?

Backstory – six months ago, as the result of some coaching, you’d identified some unprofitable behaviours you’d concluded needed to be changed. To be honest, you’d not really thought much about this kind of thing before but some people’ (including your best friend, your spouse, and your boss) had been increasingly complaining that when things… Continue reading Why is making constructive change in your life so hard?

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… Continue reading Jung’s Astrological Moon

Transference & Countertransference for Coaches

The psychological realty is that both coaches and their clients come into a session with personal agendas that will feed into the session for better or worse. One aspect of this is what is known by therapists and psychologists as transference/countertransference, something they are trained to spot as well as to deal with it. Usually,… Continue reading Transference & Countertransference for Coaches

Raising Client Awareness through coaching – why and how?

Under the Association for Coaching (AC) Guidelines (Rev. June 2012), raising awareness in clients is one of twelve key competencies for coaching. So, what might constitute awareness, why is it important, and how might it be achieved? According to the OED (n), awareness brings one into a state of consciousness (OED, n, b) which in… Continue reading Raising Client Awareness through coaching – why and how?

Psychological projections – uncomfortable gifts for a more authentic you

It’s only natural to assume that the world is as we see it and that people are as we imagine them to be. But the reality is a bit more complicated than that and part of the reason is because of the psychological phenomena known as ‘projection’. According to psychology folks, projection is an automatic… Continue reading Psychological projections – uncomfortable gifts for a more authentic you

Today and Tomorrow are ‘serious play’ days. YEAH!

With the Sun in Pisces (oneness with life & nature) and the Moon in Gemini (student/child) today is a ‘serious play’ day. In the Joie de Vivre tarot deck, we find Bliss and her mer-bunny friends, Charity and Innocence, swimming side by side. Oh, what fun! A lovely day spent with best friends playing in… Continue reading Today and Tomorrow are ‘serious play’ days. YEAH!

Why not tell yourself a new & better story?

You’ve worked hard. But to date, your actions have not delivered the desired results. More likely than not, this is because of undesirable (i.e. outgrown) behaviours, which in turn, have been driven by undesirable (i.e. outgrown) stories about yourself to which, over time, you’ve become attached. It only makes sense that to get desired results,… Continue reading Why not tell yourself a new & better story?

Lunar Implications for Coaching

The first step in coaching practice is to create a holding container or space where clients feel safe and secure enough to explore themselves and their situation. In order to accomplish this, the coach must first feel safe and secure in his or her own container or space. Astrologically, the ability feel safe and secure… Continue reading Lunar Implications for Coaching

Mercurial Implications for Coaching

MYTHOLOGICAL MERCURY presides over exchanges, barters, and communication. As the patron god of crossroads, he presides over connections of every kind, is the god of thieves (the other side of the business deal), although a god in his own right, he is the winged messenger of all the gods, presides over every aspect of the… Continue reading Mercurial Implications for Coaching

Happy Birthday Aquarius

What might those with Sun in Aquarius expect this year? Goals and values serve each other. With Venus and the Sun conjunct (in Aquarius), you can look forward to a harmonious period. Enjoy music, the arts, anything and everything that not only makes you feel good, but also that is in keeping with your personal… Continue reading Happy Birthday Aquarius