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Children’s conscious development, the nature of reality and dreaming.

Ego identity merged with Feeling for the Child: During the first 6 years of life, the development of the "I" comes into awareness for the child. This sphere covers the period of subconscious and preconscious existence of the child. It is a period of slow awakening of the "I" from ages 1-4 and is associated with psychomotor development. 1 A sense of belonging to a caregiver/mother builds on this gradual awareness of the "I". From 18 months onward bonding with the caregiver/mother shows evidence [...]

Individual interpretations using Astrological Psychology

1. What are ego planets? Ego planets in astrology are what the Huber Method of Astrological Psychology call drives that meet the basic needs of Human beings as identified in Abraham Maslow’s hierarchy of Needs model. a. At the base of the pyramid; The needs for Physiological balance: sleep wake cycle, food/water intake, interaction between activity and rest, clothing and shelter, reproduction, to maintain health overall. These include the need for safety and security, protection from violence and theft, financial security, emotional stability, and overall [...]

Psychosynthesis summary

___Definitions of Psychosynthesis summary: Persona- Part of our social “I”, the professional role we play, the status “I”. Typology- Conscious part of our psyche. Since our attention can follow only one or 2 activities at a time, we narrow our attention on a field of awareness that for practical reasons favors our most dominant typology: i.e. thinking, feeling, sensing or intuiting. Illusion- One of the greatest blindspots, One of the greatest and most dangerous illusions, that prevents us from achieving the high goal we are [...]

Civilization in Transition

Civilization in Transition A new era is coming based on spiritual values (non material) and technology through logic applied in cyberspace, artificial intelligence and a centralized world order. What lies behind us and what lies ahead are two very different worlds with contrasting world views. If you identify with your location based on the element of Earth, you are limited to the geographic boundary of your nation state and topographical barriers such as seas, mountains, etc.. Identification with the Earth promotes patriotism and nationalism, idealization [...]

Considerations in Astrological Psychology Consultation

When I do a consultation I emphasize the need for an accurate birth time because finer discriminations of the personality depends on the exact time of birth. Next I emphasize that the name Astrological Psychology has an emphasis on Psychology because we are assessing the personality based on finely tuned aspects, ego strengths and needs that promote or delay the integration of the personality. I would emphasize two components of analysis: 1. The aspect patterns linking planets together into linear, quadrangular or triangular shapes needs [...]

Use of Astrology and Psychotherapy: Evidence

There is empirical evidence to support the use of astrology in psychological counseling; reports from empirical studies show evidence of statistically significant correlations between extraversion tendencies and planets in the “positive” signs of the zodiac, (i.e. Aries, Gemini, Leo, Libra, Sagittarius, Aquarius) source: .(Tarvainen, On Astrological Polarity in Extravert/Introvert Groups, Correlation, Vol 32, 1, 2018,p. 33). Using astrology to facilitate self-understanding and personal growth in my clients is a valuable tool. One study conducted in 2018 found that astrological birth charts could be used as [...]

Reincarnation discovery through dreaming

The concept of reincarnation is difficult for some people to accept.  The idea is not new, in fact it is universal and an ancient concept.  Buddhists and Hindus believe in reincarnation and the transmigration of souls is based on karmic action in past lives and its influence over this incarnation of the soul. Research: Dr. Ian Stephenson, psychiatrist, had studied systematically reports of reincarnation in his work , (Twenty Cases Suggestive of Reincarnation. 1974) both in the West and in Eastern cultures. Stephenson mostly reported [...]

The Horoscope and integration of the personality through psychosocial tasks

What follows is a description of theories used in my clinical social work practice and my consultant work for astrologicalpsychology.org.  These theories and their application are the bases of operations in astrology and psychology disciplines.  There are sections of practical experiments which can guide the beginner to the Huber method to discover how to actualize insights into this method of horoscope interpretation. Psychological Social Development: The first thing is to understand in the lifecycle is the work of Eric Erickson and Bruno and Louise Huber.  [...]

Induced collective American psychosis

A global event today in the face of multiple social, theological, humanitarian and political crises induces the feeling that rapid change is being imposed upon all nation states.  These changes are disrupting the traditional ways of living in the most general sense; a threat to our way of life is upon us! That the "Other" , the Stranger, the Foreigner, the Alien are all seemingly threatening the status quo and social order in all countries makes it easy to project blame on people who do [...]

Freud and Jung in dream analysis

The above figure identifies three structures of the Freud Psyche theory: Id , Ego and Superego. The Id is the most unconscious and represents instincts that operate and erupt into our conscious minds; the Ego is the reality tester, mediates the impulses from the Id and refers them to the conscience or moral compass in the personality that evaluates the consequences of acting on Id impulses. The function of Dreams. In psychoanalysis, Freud used dreams in the analysis of the transference in which he [...]

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