Adler, Gerhard

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Adler, Gerhard Gender: M
born on 14 April 1904 at 21:00 (= 9:00 PM )
Place Berlin, Germany, 52n29, 13e21
Timezone MET h1e (is standard time)
Data source
BC/BR in hand
Rodden Rating AA
Collector: Scholfield
Astrology data s_su.18.gif s_aricol.18.gif 24°26' s_mo.18.gif s_aricol.18.gif 12°08 Asc.s_scocol.18.gif 15°38'

Portrait of Gerhard Adler 
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Gerhard Adler
photo: AJA, license fair-use


German-British psychiatrist and eminent Jungian analyst. Born in Berlin of German-Jewish descent, he earned his doctorate at the University of Freiburg in 1927. In 1932 he went to Zurich to study and train under Jung, while working at the Burghölzli psychiatric hospital. The two men maintained a close association until Jung's death in 1961.

He was a major figure in the world of Analytical psychology, known for his translation from the German and editorial work on The Collected Works of C. G. Jung, a translation into English of the works of Carl Gustav Jung. He also edited C.G. Jung Letters, along with Aniela Jaffe.

Fleeing Nazi persecution, he established a psychoanalytic practice in London in 1936. He wrote and lectured internationally in German and English, and authored Studies in Analytical Psychology (1948), The Living Symbol (1961), and Dynamics of the Self (1979), all of which have become important books in their field. He co-founded the Society of Analytical Psychology in 1942, and was a founder of the Association of Jungian Analysts (AJA), London, in 1977.

Adler was a founding member of the International Association for Analytical Psychology, and served as its president for two consecutive terms (1971-1977). His wife Hella, also a Jungian analyst, was his partner in many endeavors.

Further info is found in Remembering the Adlers, by Martin Stone (pdf).

Link to Wikipedia biography


  • associate relationship with Jung, Carl (born 26 July 1875)


  • Relationship : Meet a significant person 1932 (met Jung)

Source Notes

Sy Scholfield provided birth registry entry from Berlin archives.

Previously this entry had "18:10 (= 06:10 PM)" (rated A, from memory): date from Spanish Wikipedia. Liz Greene quoted his ascendant as 16° Libra, from memory.


  • Personal : Death : Long life more than 80 yrs (Age 85)
  • Vocation : Healing Fields : Psychiatrist
  • Vocation : Healing Fields : Psychologist
  • Vocation : Medical : Physician (Psychiatrist, Jungian Analyst)
  • Vocation : Writers : Publisher/ Editor (Jung's collected works)
  • Vocation : Writers : Translator