What Astrological Psychology Means to Me

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John chart
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Before I go into my topic of what Astrological Psychology means to me, a little introduction to Huber astrology as taught by the Astrological Psychological Association located in England is in order.

Aspect lines form geopmetric figures with each other.  These can take the shape of polygons, triangles, or linear figures and represent basically three different types of motivation.   the aspect structures will always manifes the basic underlying attitude of life for the person. (Huber , Astrological Psychosynthesis)

The three types are:

Quadangular 

These people are goal oriented and purposeful.  They want to create lasting, calm, harmonious and altogether perfect conditions.    They ask ” What should I do to produce the best possible results? ”  They try to achieve maximum security by working with  existing circumstances.  They need to actually realize their plans not just talk about them.  They persevere and don’t give up half way through.

Triangular

These people have a mutable attitude and make the most out of the status quo.  They want to be on the move.  Their basic motivation and drive are taken up with the search for love, human contact, communication and learning.  They ask: “Why is this as it is?  Why should I do that? Why must I suffer so?  They want to understand the underlying laws and see how they fit into the whole scheme of things.

Linear

These people have a dynamic attitude.  they ask, “How can I best reach my goals in life?  Forever searchig for ways to better realize their aim.  They are restless and always after something.  They love taking risks and have alot of will power but perseverence and caution are not their strong points.  they are highly competitive and can gamble their all on one last chance.  (Huber , Astrological Psychosynthesis, pps. 7-20)

So enter your birth data, using the Astrodienst web site and take a look at your chart to see what apsect figure(s) are prominant in your chart.

I have all three aspect figures in my chart and they overlap each other, contain in each one 3 of what Bruno Huber calls the ego planets.  This indicates there are actually three different reaction types, ego states and /or personality parts to my psyche.   Since they are overlapping, they are called coherent and so I am motivated toward bringing synthesis to my understanding of my 3 differnt ego states.  Just the knowlege of these three aspect figure combinations with different motivations has had a healing impact on me.  That is why I love to help other people who are suffering with the false notion that they have to have a unified consciousness in dealing with life;  that is just one type of psyche and having many different ego states (as much as 3) can be perfectly healthy if one can sythesize them.  (Aspect Pattern Astrology, Huber p. 121.)

One feature that I learned about myself from Astrological Psychology is how the 3 aspect figures (Figure1 .) in my chart play together to form a rather dynamic tension and focus. My achievement triangle with Jupiter as the focal planet includes Neptune and the Moon loves to work for truth; my Double Ambivalent figure with quincunx plays as an unconscious manager for stability and understanding in my life and wants results.   A  linear connected pattern  lays on top of these two (See Figure 2). I think the linear pattern infuses a great deal of restlessness and tendency to scatter in my energy in the field (along with the fact I have a red chart). This restlessness involves my ego planet Saturn, Mars, Mercury, the Nodes and Venus – Uranus opposition. That plays out as a sub-personality for me which can take over the stability-oriented part of me . Complexes like this linear pattern are unconscious and has provided with me a lot of suffering when I have jumped into personal affairs with people and events without thinking and planning for what I want to accomplish or what my true values are.
Impulsiveness in relationships, in activity and interactions with the outside world has been a difficult factor to hold back. One part of my ego could quickly engage in debates, wars of words, intense dialogues in relationships with no goal in mind other than just movement,  stimulation and winning. Then I would wonder why people were holding me to what I said especially when I felt no accountability.  With all the “tool planets” on the ‘I side’ involved in this linear pattern (Aspect pattern Astrology, Huber, pps. 53 and 110), I could not suppress or repress the life-sustaining functions of this pattern at all.  When I felt insecure, I would  defensively and intrusively argue my way out (Saturn, an ego planet,  is involved in the linear pattern).  If I tried, an autonomous sub-personality would emerge that turned people off.

I have found an outlet through the sport of tennis. I find that it is a very competitive outlet and perfect for the linear part of my nature. Plus (and thankfully) the Moon which is in a one-way trine to Venus which is on this linear pattern, connects the linear restlessness into my more stable aspect figures. Otherwise, I might act on immoral,  impulsive directions without heeding my values and need for stability (Double Ambivalence figure).
Astrological psychology has got me by the ‘scruff of my neck’ and won’t let go. It has been so valuable in my search for self-examination and discovery (Nodes and Age Progression too), and I have found a home with APA. I am so happy to have this association and as a seeker, nothing is more important that aiming for something and hitting a bull’s eye (Sag asc).  I recommend it to you.  contact :  Astrologicalpsychology.org. 

5 thoughts on “What Astrological Psychology Means to Me

  1. That is really interesting, John. I agree it is a relief to discover that it can be normal to have different, not necessarily interacting, parts to oneself. I found that, too.
    Are you going to put it on the APA website, too?
    I was interested as we both received our Diplomas at the same time and my data is: 08/JAN/1956, 12 noon (corrected), Westminster.
    Thank you for sharing.

    1. Thanks,
      Yes we graduated at the same time. If you want, please scroll down and see my analysis of Trump.
      Best,
      John

    2. Alexandra you have Pluto conj your Sun at this time too. I just finished another book: Obsession about transformation through dreams. What kind of depth discovery have you made?

  2. Hi John,
    I enjoyed reading what Astrological Psychology means to you and appreciate the way you engage on the deeply personal level that Astrological Psychology invites. I also find it very healing to recognise how we are all so different. And the understanding that I am gaining through Astrological Psychology also helps me to have more self-acceptance through that understanding and acceptance of difference. It was such a relief to me to recognise that my very Red/Green chart showed a lot of tension and sensitivity with two irritation triangles (or an incomplete irritation rectangle striving to be complete!)
    I am just over half way through the Diploma course and have just taken on the editorship of Conjunction magazine. I love it that you have such enthusiasm for Astrological Psychology and that it has you in its grip. If you feel to share any of your cardinal red communication energy please don’t hesitate to send any articles to me at: conjunction@astrologicalpsychology.org
    Love, Caroline

    1. Dear Caroline,
      Thank you for your kind reply to my blog spot. I have just completed a book which is available on Amazon.com. Also Sue Lewis and Barry Hopewell helped me edit it for which I am very grateful.
      Would it be possible for a student or a diploma holder to review my book and publish it in Conjunction? It would mean alot to me as I feel the duty to disseminate this work on Dreams and Age Point Aspects which I believe is a very important work as it can lead to dreamwork and understanding of the developmental contexts of dreaming using the Huber method of Age point progression. In this day and age, it is very important for us to advance the idea that dreams can provide important information leading to meaning and self-actualization.

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