This talk will consider the four structural forms of the feminine psyche identified by Jungian analyst Toni Wolff. In her study of opposites, Wolff discusses the archetypes of the Mother and Hetaira, of the Amazon and the Medial feminine, each of which are present in our charts, to different degrees. An exploration of the stories, myths and images relating to each of these forms, their positive and shadow qualities, and their immature and mature expressions, can lead to a deeper appreciation and understanding of our own instinctive orientation and of the unknown archetypal aspects of the feminine which may be more consciously developed.
A talk given at The Faculty of Astrological Studies Open Day:March 2016
This talk explores how astrology helps us to live magically in everyday life when we understand the very practical relationship between the signs of the zodiac and the traditional seasonal festivals and rituals that enhance our knowledge of the signs and helps us transform our art into lived experience.
These videos are taken from live online webinars given by Clare Martin for the Mercury Internet School of Psychological Astrology (MISPA). Watch the full videos on demand now on Vimeo. Visit: http://www.mercuryinternetschool.com/video.html
Charles Harvey wrote that “the deeper significance and purpose of our own lives can only really be understood when seen in the context of the major cycles of which our lives are a particular expression.” (Astrological Journal, March/April 1982).
In this webinar Clare explores the significance in our birth charts of the Uranus/Pluto and Uranus/Neptune conjunctions which occurred in the 20th century, and the Jupiter/Pluto, Saturn/Pluto and Jupiter/Saturn cycles which are due to renew in 2020.
These cycles provide a valuable context for all our chart work and lend an astrological perspective to our understanding of the Baby Boomer generation, Generation X and the Millennials.
This webinar explores the water houses as realms of the soul.
Jung’s Red Book demonstrates that the influence of the soul is as relevant and powerful as ever. Planets in the water houses and their planetary rulers describe the nature of our personal, ancestral and collective inheritance. They describe our psychic vocation, where and how we are affected by the residues of the past, find ourselves blamed and scapegoated, or become catalysts for change. The water houses also describe our sense of being deeply connected to, and supported by, the eternal flow of life.
This webinar considers four major aspects of the masculine, equally relevant in the horoscopes of men and women. In their book King Warrior Magician Lover, Jungian analysts Robert Moore and Douglas Gillette argue that mature masculinity is generative, protective and empowering of the self and others. For women, the development of a creative and nurturing inner masculine is essential if she is to experience positive and supportive relationships with the outer masculine.
This Webinar considers the four structural forms of the feminine psyche identified by Jungian analyst Toni Wolff. In her study of opposites, Wolff discusses the archetypes of the Mother and Hetaira, of the Amazon and the Medial woman, each of which are present in our charts, to different degrees.
Known from ancient times as the head and tail of the celestial dragon which devours the Sun or Moon at eclipses, the nodal axis has always been linked to the workings of fate. In this webinar Clare considers the nodal axis as a doorway into the imaginal worlds, a liminal axis where opposites come together. She discusses the tendency of the nodes to personify as significant people in our lives who nurture our soul’s purpose and guide us to fulfil our personal destiny.
This webinar revisits Secondary Progressions and considers how this valuable symbolic timing technique provides real insight into the subtle but significant unfolding of the natal chart. Using the graphic ephemeris, we can trace the organic evolution and changing shape of our natal pattern through time and identify at a glance when planets change direction or sign, heralding profound shifts in our personal landscape.