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Astrology and Transpersonal Therapy: Hand in Hand

September 14th, 2009

“I am dealing with…constructing thought forms which will embody the new techniques and ideas. These – during the next two centuries – will change the face of our civilization and inaugurate a period in human history in which methods will be tried and principles established which remain as yet totally unknown to the majority. This period will lead the race into a civilization and a mutual, co-operative interplay which will bring to an end the present era of selfishness and competition.”

-From July 1935, a message given to Roberto Assagioli (the founder of Psychosynthesis) by the Master Djwahl Kuhl who also channeled the material collected by Alice Bailey for the Lucis Trust.

“We must remember that Astrology only correlates to reality, it does not cause it. Remember also that Astrology only operates relative to the observed and existing realty of anything – societies, world events and individual people. To accurately understand the past that has conditioned and defined the moment is to understand the probabilities of inner and outer future events.

Most Astrologers recognize that we have begun the movement into the Aquarius Age. And as we move into the Aquarius Age it obviously means that the Pisces Age is now beginning to culminate. Anytime an Age comes to culmination, the opportunity and evolutionary intention is for the cycle of history relative to that Age to stop repeating itself. In order for this to occur, all the dynamics that are part of that Age come to a head within a relatively brief amount of time. This phenomenon thus creates a period of time in which the psychological experience of reality becomes one of condensed intensity, both individually and collectively.”

-Jeffrey Wolf Green in an essay Pluto in Sagittarius published in Pluto 2 – The Soul’s Evolution through Relationships.

Dane Rudhyar, the great Astrologer and philosopher who was a close friend of Roberto Assagioli and who was a mentor of my Astrological teachers has a concept which he called – seed people – people who would bring the new paradigms and scatter them amongst the fields of as many open minds as was humanly possible. As Astrologers or Therapists (or both) in this cusp between the ages it is our job to sew seeds, to impregnate the soil of the collective with as many possibilities as we can contain.

While Pluto moved through Sagittarius the world had to come to terms with its conflicting notions of what it calls ‘truth’ and how much of that so called is just junk and lies and how much it is a touchstone for living a life unafraid to make relationship with the real, the deep and abiding natural laws that for countless ages have shaped the growth of plants and the stars, that has led the evolution of the earth, beasts, men and the angelic hierarchies (or devachon).

Towards an Astrology of Liberation Notes

I recently returned from a personal workshop and talk with the wonderful Stars community in Minneapolis and from a very successful time at the Norwac Conference in Seattle where I gave a small workshop, some talks and a keynote talk, The Price of Healing. In addressing the entire community I attempted to draw meaningful observations from my experience of being an Evolutionary Astrologer alongside my experience of being a Transpersonal Therapist and Hypnotherapist in private practice. I made some notes before the keynote talk. I never normally do this but I sensed the importance of the topic. Of course when I got into my flow during the talk I never even looked at the notes. I enclose, unedited the notes I made below. They now look like a related but different topic than the one I spoke on and I enclose them here.

Read more: Towards an Astrology of Liberation Notes

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