That’s how we usually feel when we go through a Pluto transit: we feel powerless, miserable, lonely, forsaken, depressed, as if we had already died and had been left to rot. That’s how Luana* was feeling when she first came to have her chart read. She promptly recognized the theme, linking the descend of the goddess to her own descend to hell as she had to recognize the failure of her marriage, after having fought for it for several years. Admitting to the end of her marriage along with other problems had led her to a deep depression and to a feeling she had died somehow, like in the myth. Listening that the suffering she was going through was somehow part of a life cycle and that there was a reason for such pain gave her some solace and some new perspective about everything that was happening, liberating her to consciously make the necessary changes in her life.
Using the myths is just one of various approaches of Psychological Astrology, which also drinks from Jungian Psychology source, using the concepts of the Archetypes, the psychology of the elements, fairy tales, Alchemy and Art to shed light on the clients’ situation helping them to better understand the dynamics at work in their psyche, the present situation they find themselves in and the challenges they’re facing.
So, in a reading, more than listening that one is Taurean, Cancerian or a Leo, the individual has the opportunity to understand why he acts as he does and what might be behind such behavior. Moreover, he has the chance to recognize some patterns that keep repeating in his life, having the possibility of looking at himself under a new light, with more compassion and self-acceptance. Instead of denying, feeling guilty or powerless before personality aspects that one thinks one can’t change, the acknowledgement of such dynamics can be very empowering and liberating. Moreover, it can give the individual renewed strength to try to become the best version of himself/herself, for we can only transform that which we accept as part of ourselves. This is much more than reading weekly horoscope columns and demands commitment with oneself and with one’s own personal development.
Thus, more than making predictions saying what is going to happen in your life, what Psychological Astrology proposes is a new look about these events and our responsibility in attracting them to our lives; how our predisposition and soul aspiration for integrity and wholeness have led us to the situation we find ourselves experiencing. Yes, we can talk about tendencies and the likely course that life might take. But not to wait passively for what’s going to happen, rather, to understand that what is going on outside is just a reflection of something already happening inside us, and because we don’t recognize such energies as part of ourselves, we project them in the outer world, positively or negatively, bringing them back in the form of events we have no control whatsoever. Thus, empowered with more self-knowledge, we might have a little more freedom of choice to make decisions in a less impulsive and compulsive fashion, doing it instead, in a wiser manner, more consistent with who we really are and with that which we want (or can) to become.
*The client’s name has been changed to prevent identification.
1 – Sasportas, Howard – The Gods of change – The Wessex Astrologer, 2007. SOURCE HERE