A Myth is not a false Greek tale, as Westerners have come to think of it. Actually it has a trueness that goes well beyond an accurate account of reality. It encompasses a story and meaning that speak volumes to each hearer/reader that reaches past conscious knowing.
Our great mythologists like Carl Jung and Joseph Campbell show us that Mythology everywhere the same, beneath its varieties of costume. “They are spontaneous productions of the psyche” Campbell writes, “and each bears within it, undamaged, the germ power of its source.” That “source” is much more that one’s conscious memories. The Source is Archetypal and presents the power of human dream, hope, experience told in Global mythic forms.
Campbell again: “Myth is the secret opening through which the inexhaustible energies of the cosmos pour into human cultural manifestation,” so religions, science, technology, arts, philosophies of primitive and historic man, and “dreams that blister sleep, boil up from the basic, magic ring of myth.”
Okay, our very foundations are built on Myth. What’s that have to do with our daily lives?
The answer is that You are your own hero. You’re the one you’ve been waiting for to liberate you, but we all need help—lots of it. Theseus, Hercules, and all the heroes needed help too. And Myth and Astrology are two forms of help we humans have been given.
What Myth whispers in the ear of your Unconscious? You may have one dominant Myth—like Repunzel waiting to be freed by the Prince, but probably you have quite a number of them running around in your psyche and perhaps calling the shots of your responses. There are Global myths associated to each of your planets and Stars to which you might vibrate.
In addition you have your personalized Myths (your dreams and stories you’ve bought into—like a successful modern woman must be able to work her job skillfully, be the good mother, and participate meaningfully in the community all at one time. New Myths multiply of suchlike lady heroes constantly in magazines, film, and TV. Are you running on the treadmill of that Myth and kicking yourself for underachieving?