Archetypal Astrology

       The Geometry of the Self

           Michael McLay, M.A.


                                 The following is an excerpt from the article entitled "A Jungian

                                Approach To Astrological Counseling", published in Glenn Perry's
                                "Journal of AstroPsychology" and reprinted in The Mountain Astrologer .
                                This will give you some information about how I have attempted to integrate
                                archetypal psychology with astrology.  For the full version of the article, click
                                on the link below. If you like what you read (or don't like what you read),
                                thoughtful comments or discussion are always welcome.


My primary astrological interest lies in exploring the all-too real material that we naturally project in our day-to-day relationships.   I agree with Rilke, who said, "For one human being to love another; that is perhaps the most difficult of all our tasks, the ultimate, the last test and proof, the work for which all other work is but preparation."  If we can describe the struggles that we will encounter in our relationships from the birth chart at the very moment of our birth, then those struggles obviously have very little to do with our partner.  If we can gain some insight into the inner struggles that we brought into this world, we can see the footprints of the gods in what otherwise feels like the ongoing, inescapable power struggles and petty squabbles in our relationships.  Then we can recognize our partner as a mirror and a gift to our soul work, especially in those areas of our interaction that feel like anything but a gift...  This principle applies across the board to all of our relationships, whether with a partner, a boss, children, friends, etc.

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