Category Archives: Archetype

#44. Hekate, Ceres and Reminders of a Quantum Megaverse.

Triple goddess, Hekate


In sharing with you my focus on the new planets, I’m drawn to the powerful energy of Hekate now.  In this blog I’m showing the use of these magnificent asteroids in our daily lives by revealing to you in my own chart their workings and twistings.

I have in Hekate my Natal 12th House in Pisces.  This suggests for me that many driving urges to help people aspire to their highest potential and spiritual path is often, or even generally, hidden from me, and I get very frustrated and sometimes lost in the pursuit.  I become bogged down in my sensitive concerns, and feel near lunacy as I reach to bring order and spiritual direction to my moment. Very 12th House, and very Hekate.

That’s the Natal background a bit, which we must always use to really understand the current moment.  Someone in an insane asylum or a monastery with Hekate in the 12th House will have a very different background that’s involved—Sign and aspects.  She has different emphases and colors in your Sign and House.

Right now (May 20, 2014) and since January, Hekate and Ceres have been traveling together at the same speed, both forward and backward, and are joined at 19° Libra, still retrograde in my 8th House.

What’s that about?  I’m getting nurturance from, or nurturing (probably both of these) some Hecate topics in myself that probably have deep, perhaps penetrating (8th House), effects on my psyche and emotions.

We look at Natal and current positions for Hekate and aspects to get the picture.  You’re reading my current topics of concern and focus right now in my attempt to share the use of Asteroids in the new Astrology.  My Natal positions for these two bodies are getting some development and fulfillment right now.  I’m expanding people’s awareness of Hecate’s spiritual and upleveling energies that move from the Natal to the current transit experiences.

To be more specific:  Hecate helps us to see our own demons so that we can choose to rise beyond them.  My demon here is procrastination – perhaps even fear of getting down and doing the work.  I’m writing the blog and sharing my experiences.  Hecate can lead to light if I am willing to walk along.  The presence of Ceres emphasizes support for this particular journey.  I feel comforted.

Additionally, while the pair backed up, they crossed over the North Node in the sky.  That same North Node is at this time sitting upon my Natal North Node!  I call that endorsement from the universe because the North Node is traditionally where one is heading for the big journey.  And towards the end of July 2 asteroids, benignly working in my chart, in my being, from their space positions Will again go forward and across my Natal North Node for the last time for the next four years or so.

The upshot of all this is that my project of delineating meanings for nearly 300 asteroid bodies is indeed fostering my spiritual development and my current purpose in life.  Cosmic endorsement! – especially for my Astrology School:

btw:  Wonderful commentary on Hekate by Leah Whitehorse at


#22. Myth in Ancient Times and Now: Mother and “Death”

Each of us lives out many myths in our events and days. Several of them are directly transported intact for 2000 to 7500 years ago, roundly speaking into your psyche in many ways.

Consider the giant Archetype of the Mother. You either are a mother, and/or have a strong imprint of your physical mother within your psyche, powerfully shaping your life! She is symbolized on our Astrological Map by Moon, Venus, and numerous Asteroids.

She is symbolized by Isis, Inanna, Ishtar, Erishkigal, Persephone, Demeter, Ceres,… in Mythology. The Mother is a double Goddess—of life and death. Mother Demeter and daughter (other Queen) Persephone of the Underworld of “death”—meaning the other world of Inner/Higher Planes of Consciousness.

She is the Mother of the Hero and/or the Minotaur monster. One part of her rules in the Here Plane (Physical Plane); one part of her rules in the Beyond (heaven, hell, Astral Plane). One part of engenders dedicated spiritual Seekers; another part fosters selfish, dominators—cruel to women, children, and the planet.

She is Glinda, the kind Godmother; she is the Wicked Witch who called you unkind and untrue names; she is Medea gone crazy and trying to kill you; she is sorrowful Isis trying to put back together the pieces of her husband/child and having to go to the World of the Dead to do so, just as Inanna did.

What mother myth(s) do you live? There are many more than these of course, and you are contributing your story to the Planetary Akashic record. Knowing these details can help you alter your life story and increase your touch with the Beyond (“Death”) of the Greater Planes of Consciousness.

Be aware of the symbols, especially in your periods of katabasis.

#20. We’re in Great Company. Jung used Astrology with Mythology too.

Astrology is the Baby that the scientists threw out with the bathwater. They know not what they do. I forgive them. For Astrology helps us on our tortuous and usually torturous paths of self-development and movement towards Awakening.

Did you know that the great psychologist, Carl Jung, who saw Astrology representing the “summation of all the psychological knowledge of antiquity,” also trained himself to interpret Astrology charts? Astrology and Mythology mutually describe each other.

He wrote in his letters, “Astrology, like the collective unconscious with which psychology is concerned, consists of symbolic configurations; the ‘planets’ are the gods, symbols of the power of the unconscious.” He saw astrological charts as inroads to the archetypal forces (planetary influences) at work inside ourselves, and can help us to know and realize the Divine Self.

All right! Just the sort of thing we want!


Jung and I have seen proper work with these mighty symbols bringus back in touch with ourselves and Spirit—through Dialogues. First you and I dialogue to identify what’s going on; then you and I together dialogue with your inward forces and through a study of your myths and possibly through your dreams. The Astrological symbols and Myths guide us (just as a Tarot Archetype will) to an image language of powers of the psyche to be recognized and integrated in your life.

The Archetypes (perhaps Emanations) of Spirit address us regularly in simultaneity or synchronicity or coincidence, and often in dreams symbols. Perhaps what’s wanted is for us to climb to our mountaintop in recognition and acceptance of the divine as seen in Johfra’s Capricorn from 1974.

#17. If I’m My Own Mythic Hero, Why Don’t I Feel or Act Heroic?

#17. If I’m My Own Mythic Hero, Why Don’t I Feel or Act Heroic?

Of our Hero within, both Campbell and major historian Arnold Toynbee speak of our Soul “in coun­teraction to those other constant human fantasies that tend to tie it back” cries out in anguish at some point along the way like Dante for a hero to come and give battle to our “nursery demons and break through to the undistorted, direct experience and assimilation of what C. G. Jung has called “the archetypal images.”

This battle may be with our inner Mother or Father; it may take the form of our Anima (our wife), or Animus (boyfriend) who have assumed roles that we can’t stand because we’ve disowned those parts of ourselves; but the battle is always with ourselves, and each of us has to assume the hero role to wield the sword.

When I align my self-image to take responsibility for my situation and blockages, then I start my journey consciously and in deadly earnest.

Although I’ve waited for myself I must draw on Help (prayer, mythology, astrology) which often comes in forms like the Wise Old Man, the Wise Crone, or even a Child (though the first two generally appear in a persistent manner somewhat like “Socrates” in Dan Millman’s The Peaceful Warrior.) These Archetypes may manifest (one could say are sent by God) as a passing stranger at a bus stop, a taxi driver, a figure in a dream, my therapist, the eight-year old girl next store. My job is to pay attention—and avoid resisting which listens to the mind’s thoughts and feelings.

The point is that I must be born anew. I have to kill the Gorgon. I have to actualize the positive aspects of my solar and planetary energies to replace or minimize the negative aspects. The goal is to rise beyond the body to see the Reality of who we are and Who our Source is.

Anything else than this Work is playing in the Sandbox or just surviving.

When do you feel heroic? Probably never. The ego wants to feel heroic and proud. The awakening Soul has too much humility from the recognition of how things are and how blind it has been.

“The hero, therefore, is the man or woman who has been able to battle past his [or her] personal and local historical limitations” [Campbell].

Throughout all this and other Soulutions, Astrology plays a vital role in guiding and working with your mythic self-images and Archetypes, capable of in Dialogue identifying blockages, strengths, Archetypes, mythologies, paths of response. . . .

#15. What Does Personalized Myth Do for You? How’s Myth Important in your Life?

Since we are Spirits/Souls, the energies we relate to most are images and to those images in motion like a film. These moving images inform a story as we recognize in dreams, highly symbolic with harmonics that tell many stories of upper and lower Dimensions because we are multi-dimensional.

However, since we identify with being bodies and egos named Jack or Jill, we get caught up in our daily melodramas which we take so seriously that we call the activities reality!

The Teacher, our Higher Self, tries to correct our delusions by impelling visions of greater reality. Ordinary dreams may be of our brain and ego overflow of the day’s events, but visions that have strong shaping power come filled with symbol which may reach the level of Archetype. Archetypal images come from the Divine Source and our Collective Unconsciousness (perhaps the same thing…).

We see this ongoing film in our dreams . . . and in our waking lives. Modern mythologist, Raven Kaldera says, “As the potential masters of our own personal mythology, we can always choose to embrace the gifts of our archetypal patterns, as well as release those that no longer serve us. (That’s the great structuring value of Myth and Astrology.) And once you see them, you’ll find that you’ve given yourself more choices about what paths you want to be on, and which you feel you’re done with. It’s how the right stories can change anyone’s world.

Identifying personal archetypes in yourself like the role of a Trickster and seen Astrologically with Mercury square to Saturn, and a semiquare to Venus/Sun can show a Peter Pan resisting growing up, refusing responsibility, dodging his creativity, and detesting his father. You can choose to work on the archetype of Puer Aeternis (Eternal Boy) to nurture him to maturity in yourself.

Myth and dream become personal in self-image, as I see it. If you can modify your self-image you can make almost immediate changes. For example, if you see yourself as a terrified person running to save your life from a fire in your house, and you suddenly discover there is no fire, your self-image alters immediately . . . and your blood pressure and pulse lessen, your stress melts away. You change.