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Jung on Astrology (Jung on)


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Part I: Contexts and Opinions

Introduction 1 Astrology's Place in the Modern West 2 Jung's View of Astrology 3 Astrology as Archetypal: Planets and Gods Part II: Astrological Symbolism in Jung's Writings Introduction 4 Planetary and Zodiacal Symbolism Signs of the Zodiac Sun Symbolism Sun and Moon Symbolism Venus and Mars Symbolism Mandalas, Birth Charts, and the Self 5 Fate, Heimarmene, and Ascent through the Planetary Spheres 6 Astrology and Medicine Part III: Astrological Ages Introduction 7 The Symbolic Significance of the Precession Astrological Ages and Cultural Transition From the Age of Aries to the Age of Aquarius Astrological Ages and Christian Symbolism The Coming Age of Aquarius 8 The Sign of the Fishes 9 The Prophecies of Nostradamus 10 The Historical Significance of the Fish Part IV: Explanations of Astrology Introduction 11 As Above, So Below: The Microcosm-Macrocosm Correspondence 12 Astrology as Projection 13 Astrology as Mantic Method 14 Astrology as Causal Influence 15 Synchronicity and the Qualities of Time 16 Number and Archetypes XVII Acausal Orderedness and the Unus Mundus Appendix Introduction Gret Baumann-Jung: Some Reflections on the Horoscope of C. G. Jung Index

About the Author

Safron Rossi is a professor of mythology and depth psychology in the Jungian and Archetypal Studies specialization at Pacifica Graduate Institute, California. For many years she was Curator of the Joseph Campbell and James Hillman manuscript collections. She writes in the fields of archetypal psychology, mythology and astrology. Keiron Le Grice is a professor of depth psychology and program chair in the Jungian and Archetypal Studies specialization at Pacifica Graduate Institute, California, and co-founder of the Institute of Transpersonal and Archetypal Studies (ITAS). He is the author of several books and a founding editor of Archai: The Journal of Archetypal Cosmology.


"This book is long overdue. The authors have filled an important gap in the Jungian literature. Scholars of Jungian psychology and astrologers will gain much from the editors' sensitive and detailed appreciation of the importance that Jung gave to astrology. The editors' grasp of both Jung's psychology and astrological symbolism gives them a unique ability to synthesize and bridge these fields. For those of us interested in spiritual and emotional growth, this work will be invaluable." - Lionel Corbett, MD; Jungian Analyst and Professor at Pacifica Graduate Institute, USA

"Jung on Astrology is a book my colleagues and I have long hoped for. Not only has Jungian psychology had a profound influence on the development of contemporary astrology, but the accumulated insights of the astrological tradition subtly shaped Jung's thinking about the nature of archetypes, the predispositions of his patients, and the ages of history. The full extent and impact of Jung's long involvement with astrology is still being uncovered, and this compilation by Le Grice and Rossi can now serve as a foundational text for future studies." - Richard Tarnas, Ph.D.; Professor at California Institute of Integral Studies, USA

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