Psyche and Cosmos: The Emerging Synthesis of Transpersonal Psychology and Archetypal Astrology

For centuries the focus of many astrology texts and readings, and of the astrological tradition in general, was predominantly directed to understanding the present personality and predicting future events.  In the past century our understanding of the human psyche has been immensely expanded and deepened by the findings of the major schools of depth psychology—psychoanalysis, Jungian and archetypal psychology, transpersonal psychology.  The discovery of the unconscious, and the gradual disclosure of its deeper layers—the personal biographical, the early childhood and infancy, the perinatal and prenatal, the transpersonal and collective unconscious, encompassing finally the archetypal and cosmic dimensions of the anima mundi—have greatly enriched the astrological understanding, which in turn has shone new light on the deep psyche and its dynamic unfolding.