Psychology is the scientific study and application of mind and behaviour. Psychology is a broad study that covers many areas, such as human development, mental health, and clinical behaviour. Psychology is relatively modern science. Most of its progress has occurred in the last 150 years. It can be traced back 400-500 years BC to ancient Greece. Socrates influenced Plato, who in turn was influenced by Aristotle.
Astrology and Psychology
Astrology is the study and interpretation of celestial objects’ relative positions and movements to divine information about human affairs. Astrology dates back to at least the 2nd millennium BCE. It is rooted in calendrical systems used to predict seasonal shifts and interpret celestial cycles to discern divine communications.
What is the Relationship Between Astrology and Psychology?
Numerous well-known astrologers have helped to develop western astrology. This means that astrology is more than just an art and science that predicts the future. Astrology helps create a more refined consciousness. It is a tool to expand awareness. Both evolutionary and psychological astrology aims to understand every event’s meaning to help us grow.
Awareness and a meditative mindset are crucial to unlocking your potential. Traditional predictive astrology has a more contemplative, contemplative approach. Traditional astrology is often considered as being deterministic. This means that we passively feel the effects of the planets. Free will is an integral part of our lives.
In his later years, Carl Gustav Jung, a Swiss Psychologist and ex-Freud disciple was fascinated by alchemy and astrology. His Analytical Psychology contains the resulting insights. This theory is far more than the Freudian teachings.
Freud believes that a child is born “tabula rasa” and that the character develops from birth. Jung, however, stated in his book Psychological Types that the individual disposition is an innate factor and cannot be acquired during life. This principle is the basis of all astrology theories. Jungian psychotherapist Liz Greene and astrologer believe that astrology can reveal the nature of this innate spirit. Relating explains that astrology can reveal more than just the familiar self.
As a “map” of the psyche, the horoscope can reveal character traits that have not yet been conscious. It can help us understand ourselves better and gain a deeper understanding of our true nature. Jung’s Analytical Psychology attempts to do something similar: Individualisation and the arrival at one’s true self.
Sun is our personality
Vedic Astrology refers to the Sun as the soul of all living things. Every month, the Sun changes signs. Our natal charts reflect our life purpose, just as the Sun revolves around the planets in our solar system. The Sun symbolises inner self, willpower, life force, and willpower.
The similarities between Astrology and Psychology
The Jungian psychoanalyst’s role is similar to that of an astrologer. Both use tools to understand the nature or structure of “psychic energy” within people. An interpretive framework, or model, helps identify features and characteristics. An analyst or astrologer who can understand what is going on will be better equipped to offer suggestions for improving the situation.
Jung’s work often focused on the development of analytical models. These models, such as the typology and the fundamental structure in Astrology, help extract deeper therapeutic information that can lead to greater self-awareness. These tools help us gain insight and a deeper understanding of ourselves as individuals. Jung believed that an individual’s unique, fundamental quality results from their inner being and not external circumstances. Jung didn’t discount the importance of environmental and parental influence. However, Jung believed that the most crucial factor was the child’s disposition. If the mother is hostile, an extreme attitude could be imposed on the child and cause them to lose individuality.
Astrology is based on the same perspective that a child isn’t a clean slate. It’s possible to consider if human character traits are due to past lives. However, this is not an assumption in Jungian theory and astrology. Although astrologers may have different philosophical views, they all agree that time is quality. Astrology is built upon the idea that the time of birth reflects specific characteristics of the child.
Carl G. Jung describes his analytical framework for treating patients with the Zodiac as a yantra or mandala. This is a secret or spiritual diagram. The Zodiac as a mandala is Sanskrit for the magic circle. This magic circle refers to the geometry of the dividing by multiples of four.
Mandalas are symbols of completeness and contain the Zodiac within them. They are centring diagrams used for contemplation or meditation. The mandala principle is how astrology leads to the centre of your being. This is reflected upon the chart when we are in a calm state. Jung spent a lot of time contemplating and drawing mandalas. The Red Book contains many of Jung’s drawings, along with explanations about his inner visions and his evolutionary journey. Both Jungian psychology and astrology use mandalas as tools for self-realisation. However, the mandala itself comes from many sources. Jung stated that when he started drawing mandalas, he saw everything, all of the paths he had taken leading to a single point, namely the midpoint.
It became increasingly plain to him that the mandala was the centre. It is the path to the centre and individuation. There is no linear evolution, only a revolving around one’s self. Jung understood the mandalas as representing the whole of the psyche. Jung developed this concept during a period in his life when it was essential to pursue his inner self. Astrology reflects some of the Jungian principles. Let me walk you through Western Astrology. Carl Jung spoke about the psychoanalytic framework to treat patients using the Zodiac and Mandala concepts.
Mandalas and The Amalgamation of Astrology and Psychology
Psychology and Astrology explore the relationship between western astrology and psychology and also introduce the concept of mandalas. Carl Jung said that a mandala represents the psychological expression of the whole self. Mandalas are circular designs that reflect the wholeness and creativity of the person who creates them. It is possible that circles, which are circular drawings, can symbolise the wholeness and unity of a person. Are there any unique qualities that make circles so crucial in psychology?
Many traditional cultures have believed that circles are a symbol of wholeness. Modern people shouldn’t feel the need to draw circles or create mandalas. The mandala principle is the way astrology leads us to our centre. This can be evoked by meditating on the chart. Jung spent a lot of time contemplating and drawing mandalas. The Red Book contains many of Jung’s drawings, along with explanations about his inner visions and his evolutionary journey. Both Jungian psychology and astrology use mandalas as tools for self-realisation. However, the mandala itself comes from many sources.
Jung proposed that mandalas represent the totality of the psyche. Jung developed this concept when he was actively meditating on his inner self. Astrology reflects some of the Jungian principles. Dane Rudhyar was a leading exponent in spiritual and psychological astrology. Rudhyar wrote extensively about astrology. He introduced the concept of viewing the individual chart as an astrological mandala. According to him, when we look at a horoscope, we become more aware of it and gain new insights. It’s like moving around yourself by following the planetary movements of the birth chart.
Astrologers consider the current state of mind to be the astrological birth chart drawn with current planetary influences. Astrologers also suggest that each chart can be used to reveal the fullness of our potential. The Zodiac represents the symbolism of life. Nature and life are cycles of being, being, and dissolution. The succession of signs in a zodiac represents the changes that we observe over a year.
The signs of the Zodiac do not correspond to actual constellations as they appear in the heavens. However, their symbolism is still valid as a symbolic description of life’s journey. The Zodiac mandala consists of twelve signs, representing 12 different types of characters and representing the various life stages. They have initially been eight signs in ancient times, but they evolved into twelve later. These twelve signs represent stages of human development and nature in general.
This theory is based on the close relationship between natural changes and so-called fractal changes in people. This concept also reflects the astrological principle of ‘as above so below. Astrology is based on the concept of synchronicity in the movements of the planets and happenings here on Earth. The idea that there is quality within time is another. Twelve different zodiacal signs represent twelve different life paths, each constructive and negative side. Each sign is vital in the cycle to wholeness.
Dadhichi Toth, a revisionary astrologer, works with Eastern and Western astrology. He is the founder and CEO at astrology.com.au. Before that, he was the author of the best-selling astrology series for Harlequin Mills & Boon for nine years. He can be contacted on [email protected]
Principal astrologer and founder of astrology.com.au. His knowledge of Western and Hindu Vedic astrology spans 37 years.
He can be contacted at [email protected]