New Moon in Virgo

New Moon in Virgo: 10:30pm. Mercury, Mars, and now Venus in Virgo.

Today’s New Moon signals the end of the Sun’s yearly transit through Virgo. The Fall Equinox is ushered in this Friday with the Sun’s entrance into Libra.

New Moons always signal a new beginning, but in this case we undertake a new start from the wisdom we’ve gained over the past month. Hopefully we’ve all become more efficient, streamlined and healthy with Virgo’s influence.

Are you familiar with astrology and the meanings of the houses? You can read about them here. The corner of your chart where you have Virgo is the area of your life where your skills of observation and discernment are keenly precise. You are sharply perceptive and hit the bull’s eye every time.

On the other side, it’s where you can be a perfectionist and hyper critical of yourself and others. It’s good to remember you’re human 🙂 The thing I love about Virgo is the practicality. This sign excels at creating a plan to achieve one’s goals. I’ve often read that Virgo is powerful, because it can realistically look at dreams and neutrally decide if they are realistic, and what the steps are to achieve them.

Just let go of making everything so neat and tidy – writing all your lists on post it notes. The steps you take TODAY are the ones that will lead you to achieving your dreams.

Jaco Putker

 

Excellent write up on Dangerous Minds about an interesting artist, Jaco Putker. 

“BOYS AND GIRLS COME OUT TO PLAY: THE STRANGE, SURREAL, AND PHANTASMAGORICAL WORLD OF JACO PUTKER

Putker has won several awards for his highly distinctive artworks which have been exhibited across the world from Tokyo to Chicago, China to Britain. He claims he has no one influence on his work but cites an abiding interest in “Nature and in how nature works, in its perfection and self-reliance and its power of rejuvenation and destruction. In how it has a profound effect on not just me, but on virtually every human being.”
I’m interested in the Hermetic Principles of Correspondence (formulated in the axiom ‘As Above, So Below’; the correlation between macro and micro cosmos) and of Vibration (which states that all is in constant motion. Both in a visually perceivable manner as on a (sub)atomic level. Every part of nature is connected to any other part of nature. These seem to be the parameters within which my work takes place. But within these parameters, I try not to think too much about my work. Defining it sort of kills it for me. In hindsight, I see a development and recurring themes and elements. And it strikes me that I seem to be saying the same thing over and over, regardless of style, medium or technique.
A selection of f Jaco Putker’s prints are available to buy here and more of his work can be found here.”

Carl Jung: Tarot Cards Provide Doorways to the Unconscious

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Interesting article on a lecture by Jung regarding the use of the tarot. I wholeheartedly agree with most of what I read here. I’ve been using tarot cards for guidance for years, and they’ve been the cornerstone of my business since I started 10 years ago. They absolutely transport a person into a different level of consciousness – one that reveals the inner workings of our minds and the mysteries of our life path.

Read on…

“…As Mary K. Greer explains, in a 1933 lecture Jung went on at length about his views on the Tarot, noting the late Medieval cards are “really the origin of our pack of cards, in which the red and the black symbolize the opposites, and the division of the four—clubs, spades, diamonds, and hearts—also belongs to the individual symbolism.

They are psychological images, symbols with which one plays, as the unconscious seems to play with its contents.” The cards, said Jung, “combine in certain ways, and the different combinations correspond to the playful development of mankind.” This, too, is how Tarot works—with the added dimension of “symbols, or pictures of symbolical situations.” The images—the hanged man, the tower, the sun—“are sort of archetypal ideas, of a differentiated nature.”

Thus far, Jung hasn’t said anything many orthodox Jungian psychologists would find disagreeable, but he goes even further and claims that, indeed, “we can predict the future, when we know how the present moment evolved from the past.” He called for “an intuitive method that has the purpose of understanding the flow of life, possibly even predicting future events, at all events lending itself to the reading of the conditions of the present moment.” He compared this process to the Chinese I Ching, and other such practices. As analyst Marie-Louise von Franz recounts in her book Psyche and Matter:

Jung suggested… having people engage in a divinatory procedure: throwing the I Ching, laying the Tarot cards, consulting the Mexican divination calendar, having a transit horoscope or a geometric reading done.

Content seemed to matter much less than form. Invoking the Swedenborgian doctrine of correspondences, Jung notes in his lecture, “man always felt the need of finding an access through the unconscious to the meaning of an actual condition, because there is a sort of correspondence or a likeness between the prevailing condition and the condition of the collective unconscious.”

What he aimed at through the use of divination was to accelerate the process of “individuation,” the move toward wholeness and integrity, by means of playful combinations of archetypes. As another mystical psychologist, Alejandro Jodorowsky, puts it, “the Tarot will teach you how to create a soul.” Jung perceived the Tarot, notes the blog Faena Aleph, “as an alchemical game,” which in his words, attempts “the union of opposites.” Like the I Ching, it “presents a rhythm of negative and positive, loss and gain, dark and light.”

Full Article: http://www.openculture.com/2017/08/carl-jung-tarot-cards-provide-doorways-to-the-unconscious-and-even-a-way-to-predict-the-future.html