AstroPsychology Blog

The AstroPsychology Blog contains concepts and thoughts relating to AstroPsychology and the natal chart.

It also contains personal reflections concerning planetary archetypes.

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  • Celia Marion

Updated: May 8

When Uranus contacts a personal planet by transit, it is often described as disruptive or shattering, as breaking up what is no longer serving one's life. After all is said and done, one often discovers the experience has actually been liberating. But Uranus is more than that. Uranus symbolizes that part of our psyche which functions as the observing witness striving to meet the Aquarian needs for a holistic perspective and mindful awareness. As one develops these and learns to detach from the outcome of Solar intentions and choices, to allow experiences to occur without judgment or resistance, one can develop the Uranian states of tolerance, flexibility, resilience and equanimity. I like to think of these as the gifts of Uranus.

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  • Celia Marion

Updated: Mar 9

I've noticed that when astrologers are talking about themselves to other astrologers, they resort to using the astrological symbols of their charts to explain themselves. There is an assumption that the listener will automatically understand what is being said but, given the polyvalent and multidimensional nature of archetypes, as well as the unique way that they are configured in an individual chart, this may not be so! In addition, using the symbols can have a distancing effect both for the speaker and the listener. Let me give an example. I was speaking with a friend who was sharing a difficult experience. When I asked her if she could say more about it, she began using her chart symbols to explain herself. I asked her to use regular language rather than the symbols of her chart. She paused, took a deep breath, and proceeded to do so. When she was finished, she exclaimed, "Wow! I've never really explained that so well before. I've never really thought it through that well before!" It was a revelation for her and a much clearer understanding for me. There are times when the symbolic language is very useful. It's especially so when listening to a client with their chart before us; it allows us to readily see which archetypes are at work in their story. But, when sharing with each other as astrologers, to use the symbols to communicate can short circuit the process of true sharing and understanding.

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  • Celia Marion

Updated: Mar 15

At times, there is an existential aloneness that can be soothed only by standing by the crashing sea in a storm. In the surging magnificence of that place, the heart can be broken open to receive the Wild Spirit of the Universe....a moment of deep connection. With the surf crashing and the wind blowing, the senses ride the Chariot of the Cosmos. Aloneness remains, but Soul glimpses a vast memory of where sorrow and joy are one.


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