Posted on August 15, 2012 by John

There are two myths, that of Parsifal and Psyche which seem to be representative of two ways of being which epitomise two very basic, but entirely different, patterns of development of the masculine and the feminine. These terms can be taken as either meaning men and women, or as the development of the masculine and [...]

Eros and Psyche

Posted on August 15, 2012 by John

  There are two myths, that of Parsifal and Psyche which seem to be representative of two ways of being which epitomise two very basic and entirely complimentary, patterns of development of the masculine and the feminine. The astrological alphabet can be similarly divided, the fire and air signs (Aries, Leo, Sagittarius and Gemini, Libra [...]

Myths for our time

Posted on August 15, 2012 by John

      One of the ways in though which we can more fully understand our own particular zodiac sign is if we can relate to as an mythic character who embodies a set of characteristics in which we recognize aspects of ourselves. This is an established way of approaching the signs which have been have been explored [...]

Indigenous Constellations

Posted on July 18, 2012 by John

       Lake Mungo is a World Heritage in south west New South Wales in Australia. It is a site that contains some of the oldest surviving collection of prehistoric footprints and cremation sites going back some 68,000 years. Thats 30,000 years before the Neanderthals disappeared from Europe, and 30,000 years before the first Americans wandered across [...]

The Hero Journey

Posted on June 27, 2012 by John

We are made up as much from our future as from our past and the gift of astrology is to offer a template from which both may take their place in the great heroic round that may, with right intention, unfold, even in this age, as the Hero Journey. For there are times in our [...]

Uranus square Pluto ~ Part 2

Posted on June 16, 2012 by John

This post will focusĀ on just one of the major transits contributing to the present chaotic times. Transits refer to the continuing motion of the planets and their interaction with you on chart. These can be both personal as in affecting us individually very profoundly, they can also be collective, that is they affect the whole [...]

Transit of Venus

Posted on June 6, 2012 by John

    From  an astrological point of view it is impossible to be definitive about an occurrence that occurs only twice every 250 year or so years, other than to interpret it as a traditional Sun conjunct Venus aspect with the volume turned up by many zeros!  Remember Venus is also retrograde at this time, that is [...]


Posted on May 27, 2012 by John

In this post industrial, post modern world the symbolism of alchemy is very strange indeed. Practised as far afield as China it was the Arabs who were perhaps responsible for the two great flowerings in western history. The first in the early centuries of the Chritian era and the second during the renaissance when some [...]

The Sun as a symbol…

Posted on May 24, 2012 by John

The Sun is the central focus of its system and as a symbol can be interpreted on many levels. In astrology it is primarily the symbol of the essential self represented through the twelve signs of the zodiac, as it passes through each in turn. During this passage it also represents the different spiritual concepts, values, [...]

Dear Readers

Posted on May 20, 2012 by John

  Dear Readers, Thanks for all your positive feedback, I had no idea so many people shared my weird take on things or found the same connections meaningful.   This site is still very much under construction, heaps of content to upload still and then format and illustrate appropriately, it is quite a job, and [...]

What is needed is a massive rebirth of the heroic …

Posted on May 17, 2012 by John

  Whether by choice (usually the hero's position) or by necessity (usually the heroine's situation) a person heeds the call, because not to do so is a form of death, and in doing so the stuff one is made of ~ the soul ~ emerges as challenges and losses are met on the journey.   [...]

The Pisces Window of Chartres Cathedral

Posted on May 17, 2012 by John

This stained glass window in Chartres Cathedral reminds us of the sway that astrology held over ancient minds and the power of a symbolism that has animated consciousness for millennia. See also:

Venus Retrograde, May ~ June 2012

Posted on May 16, 2012 by John

   Venus goes retrograde on the 15th of May 2012 at 10:33AM at 23 Gemini.  The historical and mythological associations of Venus are many and deep. On one level Venus does refer to how we need to express ourselves socially.  As well as to women, art, beauty and money; in short our tastes, wants and [...]

The Three Norns

Posted on May 13, 2012 by John

In Norse mythology there are three very similar figures to the three fates of the Greeks, they were known as the three Norns, they were Urd, Skald and Verdandi, the rulers of fate, being and necessity, because all things happened by their unalterable decree, they knew the past Urd, the present Skald, and also the future  Verdandi.   We have [...]

The cosmos is a vast living body

Posted on May 6, 2012 by John

"The cosmos is a vast living body, of which we are still parts. The sun is a great heart whose tremors run through our smallest veins. The moon is a great nerve center from which we quiver forever. Who knows the power that Saturn has over us, or Venus? But it is a vital power, [...]