Open to the wisdom of archetypal astrology to enrich your self-understanding and gain insight into the larger forces at play in your own life andon the world stage.
Identify optimal times for journeying into your depths, discover radical new interpretations of reality, and strengthen your sense of belonging in a loving, ensouled universe.
What was the one method that legendary psychoanalyst Carl Jung used with all of his patients? The one method that consistently provided a high level of precision for understanding the archetypal dynamics of a given individual’s experience?
Surprised? You may be more surprised to find out that archetypal astrology not only offers a unique and precise way to explore the depths of your psyche to liberate you from limited ideas of who you truly are...
... it also pierces the veil of mystery and reveals the universe as interconnected, meaningful, and intelligent, as opposed to the cold, soulless void that much of science regards as the ultimate truth.
As you see how astrology can predict the larger archetypal forces that are active in your life and in the world at any given time, you can use it both as a valuable map for navigating your inner world and for understanding the collective currents of our time.
In the process, you’ll discover that when you’re aware of the archetypal forces expressing themselves through you, you’re able to deepen and accelerate your growth and transformation.
And that is the whole rationale for depth psychology, from Freud and Jung onward — to become conscious of the unconscious, to release yourself from the bondage of blind action, to explore and experience the hidden forces in your psyche.
Think of archetypal astrology as a Rosetta Stone of the human psyche that opens up new interpretations of reality and connects the dots between planetary patterns in our solar system and archetypal patterns in your human experience.
When you bring astrology and depth psychology together, a new world of possibility opens.
The Power of Archetypal Astrology and Depth Psychology Together
When you join renowned teachers Stan Grof and Rick Tarnas for The Psyche & Cosmos Advanced Program, you’ll have a unique opportunity to explore the engagement between two great wisdom systems: archetypal astrology and depth psychology.
You’ll discover how archetypal astrology is founded on the principle that planets have a fundamental, synchronistic influence on human existence.
Each planet corresponds to an archetypal dimension of consciousness — a deep pattern that "tilts" reality in a particular direction. And that in turn gives you a whole new lens on the depth dimensions of the psyche.
For instance, Saturn governs structure and connotes responsibility but also a form of constriction. Mars correlates with the movement of masculine energy and the impulse toward forceful activity, aggression, and war.
In his research, Rick tracked patterns of upheaval that corresponded without fail to the movement of Uranus, which governs breakthroughs and periods of rapid change. And the last time we experienced the Pluto Transit that started in 2007 and will end in 2020 was from 1960 to 1972, also a time of radical change, destructive energies, and abuse of political power.
On a collective basis, archetypal astrology reveals why certain periods are marked by crisis and others by great breakthroughs — and how the times we live in correlate with specific individual psychological qualities in a person’s natal chart.
It’s been said that psychology textbooks of the future will look back on modern psychologists working without the aid of astrology as being like medieval astronomers working without the aid of the telescope.
Ultimately, when you realize that archetypal astrology is the bridge that connects your individual psyche to the cosmos...
...you begin to see your experiences unfolding in the larger context of an "ensouled universe" — a depth of intelligent, sacred presence that permeates all that is — empowering you to meet the challenges in your life consciously and confidently.
You’ll also gain new insight into the primacy of your birth experiences in setting down a template for your life, as well as a portal into other dimensions of psychology.
Two Brilliant Pioneers to Guide You
It was three decades ago that Stan Grof, the eminent founder of transpersonal psychology, and Rick Tarnas, a Harvard-trained philosopher, together discovered the hidden power of archetypal astrology and began a valuable dialogue informed by the insights of depth psychology.
Although both were initially skeptical, the evidence of archetypal astrology’s role in understanding the depths of one’s personal psyche and the collective psyche became so convincing that, despite professional risks and intellectual ridicule, these two pioneers simply had to share the truth of their journey.
The Psyche and Cosmos Advanced Program is the first time these two towering figures are distilling their mind-expanding explorations into a more intensive online program that can help you expand both your understanding of yourself and the nature of the cosmos.
You’ll have the chance to explore some of the most fascinating, paradigm-shifting understandings you’ve ever heard of, from advanced mystical states to spiritual emergencies to interpretation of transits (which occur when one celestial body “moves” into relationship with another celestial body)...
... to the layers of what Stan calls COEX systems, which connect to the many layers (personal, perinatal, and transpersonal) that connect to deep-seated patterns in our psyche.
If you’re on a path of intensive self-exploration, their insights can help you gain a deeper understanding of your potential and a more profound vision for your life.
If you work with clients, their framework can help you understand the larger forces at work in each individual and provide meaningful insights that can advance their growth.
Stan, who’s in his eighties, has often been compared to a modern-day Freud, and his legacy and impact on psychology will only grow. We don’t know how much longer he will continue to teach, so this is a fantastic opportunity to learn from one of the great intellects of our time — and in his favorite context of teaching with his longtime collaborator Rick Tarnas.
Understanding Fate vs. Free Will
Consulting your birth chart is akin to finding out which way the wind will be blowing on a particular day before you go out sailing. It’s valuable information, but how your astrological predispositions and potentialities play out depends on how much consciousness, intelligence, courage, and compassion you bring to each moment.
While each of us is born as an individual expression of the archetypal energies that are saturating the collective currents, it’s ultimately the exercise of your free will that determines how each day — and your life — unfolds.
As Rick and Stan will illuminate in the program, you can express archetypal energies in a range of ways, from the most life-enhancing to the most destructive. It is how you choose to think and act that will determine how they are brought forth and expressed.
So, no, we are not the helpless subject of an unknowable force beyond our control. While each individual’s potential destiny may be written in the stars, astrology is by no means deterministic. Understanding the energies operating inside you can help you manifest them in the most constructive and life-supporting ways possible.
Astrology is archetypally predictive, not concretely predictive. We can determine the “experiential flavor” of a given planetary energy but can never know exactly how the Universal Mind will ultimately be expressed through human free will.
To the exact extent that you are conscious of the archetypes and their potential influence, you can respond with greater autonomy and self-awareness.
Astrology’s great merit, which Stan and Rick will help you discover, is that it seems to reveal very precisely which archetypes are especially important for each person, how they interact with each other, and when and how they are most likely to be expressed in the course of each life.