Astrological Archetypes and Myths

Your vision will become clear only when you can look into your own heart. Who looks outside, dreams; who looks inside, awakes. ~Carl Gustav Jung According to Carl Jung, the Greek gods and all the myths that surround them are archetypal symbols that pertain to our collective unconscious.  In other words, they are the deep motivational unveiled factors that are shared by all mankind.

Since the planets are named after these archetypical godly forces, they carry in themselves the influence of symbolism that such archetypes have.  According to Jung, these symbolic realities can interact with the events of our lives through processes called synchronicity and serendipity, which justifies as the physical reason for the magical tools of Astrology.

The Sun

Represented by Apollo, son of Zeus, the sun was associated with strength, purity.  The light of the sun that killed the serpent represents the cold of winter disappearing before your shining bright. He governs the seasons, was the god of agriculture and livestock keeper. His movement through the heavenly sky also determined the seasons of growth, or rites of passages of the transcendent human nature. His beauty, symbolizes the human being in its highest form and, therefore, ruler of the sign of Leo

The Moon

Represented by Selene, daughter of the Titans in Greek mythology; she was considered feminine even when the Albanians and the Phrygian considered the moon masculine and was ruled by a high priest, and was associated with chastity, virginity and motherhood. The Moon is ruler of the sign Cancer.

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