“My evenings are taken up largely with astrology. I make horoscopic calculations in order to find a clue to the core of psychological truth. Some remarkable things have turned up which will certainly appear incredible to you.
“I dare say that we shall one day discover in astrology a good deal of knowledge that has been intuitively projected into the heavens.”
~ Carl Gustav Jung (1875-1961), in a letter to Sigmund Freud dated June 12, 1911
Jung also honestly spoke of his use of, and appreciation for, astrology as a tool for gaining fresh insight into questions and patterns at hand, despite the opinions of others that to do so would harm his professional reputation (apparently, it did not).
“In cases of difficult psychological diagnosis I usually get a horoscope in order to have a further point of view from an entirely different angle. I must say that I very often found that the astrological data elucidated certain points which I otherwise would have been unable to understand.” ~ C.G. Jung
As Jung also noticed from his own exploration with astrology charts for his psychotherapy clients, there is a sense that,
“Astrology is one of the intuitive methods like the I Ching, geomantics, and other divinatory procedures. It is based upon the synchronicity principle, i.e. meaningful coincidence.” ~ C.G. Jung
So perhaps “having one’s chart done” at a time of questioning, confusion, or significant change offers up a synchronicity-stirring reflection of insights, inspiration, possibilities, and meaningful coincidences that stir and spark into greater flame our own intuition, inner knowing, soul desires, and heart yearnings.
This is really one of the things I appreciate about the astrology wisdom tradition — that it might spark and stir up latent inspiration, insight, intuitive knowing, self-affirmation of a healthy sort, and a fresh burst of moxie around one’s deeply rooted yearnings, visions, and dreams … callings.
Not to mention a very, very helpful expansion of perspective … sometimes it’s super easy to feel like we’re boxed in by constraint and a vision that’s grown too small.
Plus a healthy dose of playfulness and humor (to liberate it from “old fuddy duddy astrology” that likes to focus on gloom, doom, and joy-killing deflation! Who needs more of that?).
This stirring would help to bring these heart-and-vision-seeds more consciously into our awareness, where we can see, feel, reflect, cultivate, and perhaps set them into action.
Time for some extra insight, inspiration, and ‘meaningful synchronicity’ stirring?
Big Love and Starry Wonder,