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    5-Jul-2015, 08:55 UT/GMT
    Sun13Cancer2'33"22n48
    Moon26Aquarius43' 2"9s42
    Mercury24Gemini12'52"21n55
    Venus24Leo11'21"13n26
    Mars7Cancer15' 2"24n01
    Jupiter22Leo23'11"14n52
    Saturn28Scorpio53'28"r17s52
    Uranus20Aries19'22"7n21
    Neptune9Pisces40'40"r8s40
    Pluto14Capricorn17'40"r20s42
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Archetypes

The Collective Unconscious

Sigmund Freud is often considered to have "discovered" the unconscious as being that part of the psyche which contains unpleasant or traumatic experiences suppressed by the conscious mind. Jung goes a step further: He is of the opinion that there is not only an individual but also a collective unconscious which contains the immense psychic inheritance of human evolution. According to Jung, this inheritance is reborn in the structure of every individual.

Dreams

Dreams can be considered as a possible gateway to both the personal and collective unconscious. Dream figures like the dark persecutor or the innocent child are symbols which represent a connection with dimensions we are not aware of. These can awaken certain associations within us which we could not perceive with the rational mind alone.

Jung discovered that many of these symbols are of a universal nature. They can be found in the myths and fairy tales of all peoples. They show a "knowledge" or "wisdom" common to all of humanity. Jung therefore called these symbols primordial images or archetypes. The primordial images themselves cannot be accurately described. Liz Greene sees them as energy patterns which express themselves in our whole environment. Although they themselves have no clear form, they express themselves in the symbols of the world around us.

In this sense, the solar system may be seen as the symbol of a living energy pattern, reflecting at any moment the smaller forms of life which are contained in it. The individual horoscope is a symbolic representation of these energy patterns. In these symbols we can see the seeds of the individual's potential personality. Jung describes the planets as "gods", symbols or powers of the Unconscious. However, these "gods" work differently within different individuals.

Sun as a symbol

Viewed astrologically the symbol of the sun represents the core, the center, the figure of the king or boss as well as the creative life force found in each individual. These interpretations can be drawn from this one symbol without being arbitrary. Liz Greene describes the symbol as the primary mode of expression of the Unconscious. In Relating she writes:

A symbol suggests or infers an aspect of life which is inexhaustible in interpretation and ultimately eludes all the intellect's efforts to fix or contain it. One cannot ever fully plumb the depths of its manifold meanings.

A central archetypal symbol in astrology is the circle of the horoscope. In all cultures the circle is considered to be a symbol of wholeness. In the same way the horoscope represents the wholeness of the individual and the archetype of the "Self".

 

Current Planets
5-Jul-2015, 08:55 UT/GMT
Sun13Cancer2'33"22n48
Moon26Aquarius43' 2"9s42
Mercury24Gemini12'52"21n55
Venus24Leo11'21"13n26
Mars7Cancer15' 2"24n01
Jupiter22Leo23'11"14n52
Saturn28Scorpio53'28"r17s52
Uranus20Aries19'22"7n21
Neptune9Pisces40'40"r8s40
Pluto14Capricorn17'40"r20s42
TrueNode4Libra30'42"r1s48
Chiron21Pisces30'10"r0n55
Explanations of the symbols
Chart of the moment
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