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

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  • Celia Marion

Updated: Jan 11

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, 2021

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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  • Celia Marion

Updated: Mar 9, 2021

Facebook – What kind of astrological archetypal experience is it? I think it could be any of several. It could be a Mercury/Gemini/third information-gathering and communicating experience. It could be Jupiter/Sagittarius/9th with advertising, political debating or uplifting messaging going on. There could even be some expanded learning. It could be a Neptune/Pisces/12th experience of deception and betrayal, or spiritual sharing. It is also addictive, and in a way it isn’t real. It could be a Moon/Cancer/4th nurturing experience with families and friends. But for those who are alone, lonely, or emotionally vulnerable it could also be a minefield of manipulation and deep wounding. The darker side of Pluto/Scorpio. It’s a place where instead of road rage there’s FB rage, Mars/Aries unrestrained. For me it’s truly a love-hate relationship. I see its gifts and its dangers. Facebook has been on my mind as I listen to different people share variations of all of these experiences. And the experiences always reflect the natal chart as part of an on-going story. We don’t yet know the full of it.

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