Tagged Moon

New Moon in Sagittarius – will your ship ever come in?

During the two weeks following a New Moon, everything grows more quickly including your hair, so I’m told. This makes this new moon (7 December at 7:22 AM GMT) in Sagittarius the perfect time to start new projects and set out on new adventures. Of course, this does guarantee that if even if you do, things will turn out as planned. Not all opportunities are created equal. On the other hand, if you’re always standing around the harbour waiting for the moment that your ship will come in, then you’ll miss out on lots of opportunities elsewhere. I mean, unbeknownst…

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 she is solely the nurturing mother. Indeed, Jung saw the astrological Moon as both deeply complex and ambivalent – the archetypal core of which equates to the triple-bodied lunar goddess of antiquity, Hecate. Consider four of the Red Book’s female personages: Salome –…

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 process whereby the contents of your own unconscious are perceived to be in others. According to astrology folks, projection is down to a particular planet (or group of planets) in one’s natal chart that is, in effect, disowned and attributed to others. According to counsellors…

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, you’ll need to manifest different behaviour that is fuelled by new and better stories. This is precisely where astrological coaching comes in. For example, Mr W has struggled to forge a stable career. Every job that he’s ever enjoyed has ended in ‘tears’ – either…

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 is most aptly represented by one’s natal Moon. The Moon’s placement by sign: Suggests what you need to feel safe and satisfied, Indicates how you ‘nurture’ self and others, Describes your feeling nature – how you interact with your environment and instinctively react to events…

Attachment Theory & Narrative Coaching

Recent studies show that the stories we tell ourselves become so enmeshed with our cognitive functions, that they – and not any accurate assessment of actual experience –  underpin 80% of our actions. According to ‘attachment theory’, the majority of these stories are formed during infancy, when we are first bonding with ‘mother’. Not only are our stories archetypal in nature (i.e. common to all humankind), but they are so deeply imbedded in our psyches that, without us even realising it, they play out over and over again. Worse, these stories are so important to our perceived safety, that they…

Apologies and T-Square…

Recently, a friend told me how she’d hurt her back after a difficult week. Not only had she been exasperated with her aging mother but she’d had a nasty argument with her partner. Playing the astrological angel, I relayed ‘important’ information about how transiting Neptune was setting off her natal T-Square – Saturn (backbone), Moon (mother), and Mars (anger). “All very interesting”, was her response. “But what am I to actually make of it?” Good question and one that I’d failed miserably to answer. Apologies to my friend & let’s try again, shall we? A T-Square is an astrological configuration…

The Moon & Healing Fictions

Each and every ‘story’ that you relate is a ‘fiction’ – at least in the sense that it is your interpretation of your experience of an external event or series of events. According to James Hillman (Healing Fiction), coming to grips with this process of fiction-making is healing. Not only does it promote self-acceptance but also self-understanding. This in turn gives you the chance to assert conscious control over your affairs. Take this opportunity! Pay attention. This is soul making. Astrologically, your Moon is the key to this process. In the Neoplatonist cosmos, the Moon stands at the gateway of your psyche and the…

Kellyanne Conway – astrological realities you won’t want to miss

This brief analysis of Ms Conway’s THREE KEY natal aspects go a long way to explaining the person that we now see: SUN opposition JUPITER– although her intentions may be good, Ms Conway is prone to overdoing just about everything – including promising more than she could ever hope to deliver. The danger here is that because she truly believes that her heart is in the right place, she doesn’t learn from her past mistakes and/or indiscretions. Indeed, its even possible that she believes that because she’s a ‘good person’, she should receive more latitude than she really deserves.  MOON opposition NEPTUNE– Ms Conway…

Solar Return – Happy Birthday Ms S

Summary – the primary focus this 2016-17 year will be on finances and if this is to turn out well for Ms S, it is imperative that Ms S seek good, solid, impartial financial advice – re: a professional financial advisor – ASAP. This is not a time for Ms to follow her intuitions. It is also likely that Ms S will move house (i.e. changes in her domestic situation) during this period and that this will result in her feeling emotionally isolated. If this is the case, then there is a good chance that such feelings will be the result…