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As an astrologer, tarot reader and counselor, I work with archetypes. Working with archetypes is the common thread in the services that I offer. It has been through my astrology practice, that I consciously started working with archetypes. The planets and the signs are, in fact, archetypes. Studying and working with the archetypal cosmos has enabled me to work with archetypes more consciously in tarot and in counseling too. For me, astrology opens the door to the archetypal cosmos and to our inner psyches and souls. That’s one of the reasons that astrology is the main focus of my practice (thus my business name is Pallas Astrology).
The archetypal cosmos
The archetypal cosmos, represented by astrological symbolism, is the source of all the energies that animates human life in all its forms of expression. “We are all enacting mythic and archetypal themes in every moment through our own personal experiences. The same archetypal energies depicted in myth, the same energies that give rise to myths, are also behind the experiences in our own lives. These energies are, in each and every moment, acting through us, unconsciously shaping and forming our experiences, pervading our imagination. They are experienced somatically, intellectually, emotionally. The same principles and powers portrayed in myth are expressed in every human life, in every thought and deed, and in every impulse and in every feeling. Thus, the archetype Venus is not just expressed in myth and in art, or in works of film or literature or music, but in every experience of romantic love, beauty, friendship or pleasure.” (Keiron Le Grice, 2010)
“Archetypal astrology offers a method by which we can accurately identify the different archetypal principles, unconscious complexes, instinctual drives, centres of will, and psychological functions that together shape the deeper dynamics of human experience, thereby helping to consciously connect an individual to the ‘order and realities of the psyche’ and thus fulfilling the psychological function of myth.” (Keiron Le Grice, 2010) Using the analysis of birth charts, one is able to determine the major archetypal themes of individual biography and the major archetypal complexes shaping the individual’s personality. Using transit analysis, one is able to map the changes in the relationships between the archetypal principles over time and thus to illuminate the qualitative and thematic changes in human experience.