Bryan Stuppy Psychotherapist/Astrologer
The Synthesis of Jungian Archetypes, Archetypal and Hellenistic Astrology
I have been working as a psychotherapist for 25 years. I embarked on this path with a goal of engaging people to help reduce their suffering. A deeper purpose was to help people get very clear about what their true purpose is. I have always been distressed to see so few people who actually take the time to actively get to the bottom of this question. My paradigm is that fundamentally the answer to this question is deep inside each individual. It does not come from something outside of him or her. It does not come from parents, school or religion. We all get messages from these other people and institutions throughout our lives about how we are supposed to love or how we “should” live. However, ultimately, we must authentically choose for ourselves. Our path cannot be one chosen for us by our parents, our school, or religion. We must authentically choose it for ourselves to live a deep true life. I know that psychotherapy can be a path to discover this. Billions of people live their entire lives without the opportunity to get deeply authentic in front of another human being and to ask these vital questions so crucial to the evolution of their souls. This process is unbelievably refreshing and enlivening. Without it there are billions of people walking through life unconsciously and psychologically and spiritually dead.
The psychology Carl Jung has been the basis of my work for all of my career. Jungian psychology led me into astrology. I have taken PhD courses in California with two Jungian based institutions; the Pacifica Graduate Institute in Santa Barbara and California Institute for Integral Studies (CIIS) in San Francisco. Richard Tarnas is the director of the Philosophy, Cosmology and Consciousness program at CIIS. Dr. Tarnas is a Jungian Psychologist and Professor. One of his mentors was James Hillman the founder of Archetypal Psychology and former director of the Jungian Institute in Switzerland. In the book “Cosmos and Psyche”, Tarnas builds on the Jungian psychological archetypes and demonstrates clearly how these archetypes are connected to the planetary archetypes. Subsequently, my approach to astrology is an extension of my Jungian psychological approach. There is a direct connection to human personality based on where the planets were located in the sky when a person is born. There is also a direct connection to a person’s personality based on the transits of planets each day in correlation with where the planets are when they are born. All of this in unconscious until it is examined in a psychotherapy/astrology session. This information can be examined in relation to situations and events happening currently in life. It can also be examined in relation to the past and the future.
Archetypal Astrology has been developed out of the psychology of Jung and Hillman.
The Uranus Pluto Cycle
In 1781 the planet Uranus was discovered. This was a very profound discovery in human history. Prior to this event humans were only aware and conscious of the 7 planets out to Saturn. Amazing things began to happen after Uranus was discovered. The French and American revolutions soon exploded. There became a universal call for individual rights and equality. There was an outcry against monarchs who portrayed themselves as divine. Astrologers who payed attention to the cyclical movements of Uranus and followed people who had various placements of Uranus in their natal charts began to notice an archetypal theme associated with Uranus. Uranus became know as the planet of rebellion, revolution, breaking of traditions, individual freedom and autonomy. Uranus became associated with impulsive and lightening change. Other words to describe Uranus always include freedom. I repeat freedom. I repeat freedom. Freedom is the right to act as you see fit as long as you do not hurt anyone else. This was an unbelievable rebellious idea. Just think...read more
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