If you need some extra energy to get things done, this is perfect time! But please, don’t get carried away.
It’s difficult to imagine a more auspicious time to release the old and set oneself in good stead for the new.
Do not underestimate the tension inherent in confronting that which we are not (i.e. the ‘other’).
But whilst for Freud heroism revolves around human parental relationships, for Jung it revolves around the relationship between the conscious and the unconscious.
Women come to appreciate that they are ‘mutilated’ (in the sense they do not have a penis) and thus they and their bodies are deficient.
It’s interesting that our familiarity with our humanity increased as our familiarity with the gods decreased.
In many ways, Jung considered Paracelsus, the founder of depth psychology.
It goes something like this – now with the benefit of astrology, I know a little bit what to expect and that somehow makes everything worse.
Yet as Hillman also points out, Judy Garland may have grown up but she didn’t grow down, as is required for soul. Always, she held on to America’s most treasured drug – the myth of innocence – the psychology of denial.
Have you ever had a close call with death maybe inattentively ready to step off the kerb into the city and be hit by a passing taxi-cab only to have a complete stranger pull you back from the brink?