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Intelligent intro to psychological astrology,
This review is from: Relating: An Astrological Guide to Living With Others on a Small Planet (Paperback)An excellent introduction to the synthesis of modern astrology and psychology (mainly Jungian) that characterizes much of the highly influential writing by author Liz Greene. The complex subtleties of both astrology and psychology are clearly explained and interwoven throughout. The style is balanced, intelligent and imaginative.
A key theme is that what we meet in our external reality is very much a reflection of our inner life. Liz Greene draws on both the astrological symbols of the birth chart and psychological concepts such as projection, shadow and anima/animus to outline a path towards greater understanding and increased individual responsibility. This approach to life offers an alternative to blaming our parents, partners - or even astrological birth charts - for our problems! Wisely, there are no easy answers here, but there is a great deal of insight into the human condition. Example charts and case histories are used to great effect.
Not everyone is a fan of Liz Greene and her psychotherapeutic perspective on astrology, but "Relating" is one of many major contributions that Greene has made to the cosmic science. It is well worth a read, particularly if you are relatively new to astrology. Apart from anything else, there's plenty of general advice on relationships that just about everyone can benefit from!