In traditional and indigenous cultures, visions, dreams and other mysterious disturbances were understood mythically and imaginatively, as communications from the soul. In our culture they are more likely to be treated purely physiologically, as symptoms to be diagnosed and treated, an observation which caused Jung to comment that ‘the gods have become diseases’.
Astrologers have an important therapeutic function as the modern storytellers. The language of astrology is symbolic and imaginative – it describes the human condition, just as it is. In this webinar we compare contemporary personality theories with the inherent conflicts built into every chart, paying particular attention to planetary and sign oppositions and develop astrological narratives which are imaginative rather than diagnostic, mythic rather than medical, archetypal rather than pathological.
This video is taken from a live online webinar given for the Mercury Internet School of Psychological Astrology (MISPA) by Clare Martin in 2018. Duration: 2 hours 24 minutes