You are a container for gods and goddesses – did you know? There are deities within you – even though it might not feel that way on days where your boss is being an ass or your kids are acting crazy or the cat’s thrown up in your shoe.
The gods and goddesses of ancient times arose out of our shared human consciousness, and they are powerful representations of the many different aspects of our psyche. It’s not surprising that the father of modern psychology, Carl Jung, used these archetypes in helping us to understand the workings of the human mind.
But there’s a deeper way to look at this, too. I believe we are each a spark of the Divine, and that gives us a profound connection to all the different aspects of what we might call God, or the Cosmos, or the Universe, or simply the great All-That-Is.
This is why astrology is such a great match for Law of Attraction AND brain science. As the Emerald Tablet says “as within, so without”. This principle – that the metaphorical is mirrored by the non-metaphorical (or vice versa) – is a potent way to view the world.
When I look at your astrological chart, I see the different heavenly bodies – the planets, comets, asteroids and even the fixed stars – as representations of the pantheon you contain in your psyche, and that helps me understand your values and preferences and core YOUness.
For example, my own chart ruler is Venus, who rules relationships and knows how to do indulgence and beauty and charm. That shows up in the way I love to collaborate and the way I revel in sensory delight, and the way people tell me they love my laugh.
I also have a strong Saturn influence, so my ambition matters to me, and I can be my own harshest taskmaster.
But these internal deities are not dictating who I am or how I operate in the world.
No, no, no!
It’s the other way around.
The pure positive energy version of me was flying around in the metaphorical energy-soup long before I was born. And that energy-me went to some trouble to design the kind of human psyche I wanted to play with this time around.
The moment of my birth was a perfect match for that entity who became me; and the information encoded in that moment can be unpacked to reveal much about that core Janette.
And this is why I’m so excited to be hosting my own radio show as part of the Reimagined Radio network, alongside some stellar folks and led by the fabulous Lisa Hayes. Twice a month I’ll be diving into the relationship between astrology, brain science and Law of Attraction, with practical tips and strategies you can use in your everyday life.
Right now, with Venus Retrograde at play, you might like to find out all about how to connect with, honour and activate your own inner Venus (and why you should). You can listen in the link below, or you can go to the show here.