- Astrological Psychology
This is the APA Members’ online clickable version of Conjunction Issue 65, May 2016.
There is also a non-clickable printable version with all the content incorporated.
This issue is dedicated to Louise Huber, following her passing in January. Some of you have taken the opportunity to say what she has meant for you. In particular, Pam Tyler takes us right back to her initial encounters with the Hubers and the subsequent formation of the English Huber School. Thanks to Sue Lewis’s translation, we also have Verena Bachmann’s interview with Louise in 2003.
In her Notes from the 12th House, Joyce Hopewell reflects on where our common enterprise might be going, now that the last of the original founders of astrological psychology is gone.
We also have four further articles from regular contributors. John D. Grove looks at water dreams and transformation. Sue Lewis tests our boundaries in exploring the implications of the new dwarf planets for astrological psychology. Wanda Smit looks at the chart of Pablo Picasso, and also concludes the final part of the long-running story of Diana.
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In the classic 1954 Hitchcock thriller Rear Window, the main character, played by James Stewart, has a broken leg and is confined to a wheelchair positioned by the open window of his Greenwich Village apartment. From here he looks out on to a courtyard and several other apartments. A heat wave is in progress and he watches his neighbours who also have their windows open to keep cool. As an observer, he hears and sees circumstantial evidence of a murder and an ensuing drama unfolds. The action takes place primarily in the space where he is recovering, and this got me thinking about the 12th house, where I write these notes from (no, I’ve not got a broken leg, I’m not confined to barracks and I’m not spying on my neighbours!).
In classical, traditional astrology, the 12th house is associated, amongst other things, with hospitals, illness, confinement and old age. Associated as it also is with Pisces and ruling planet Neptune, it may be a place of confusion, nebulousness and uncertainty. With my own Age Point in this house and my relatively positive take on becoming more senior, I find that like the James Stewart character in the film I’m a perceptive observer, but one who is willing to participate and share my knowledge and experience if it helps others. Age Point-wise in the fourth quadrant of the chart I relate quite comfortably to the “Being” qualities of this psychological life phase.
Pondering what I could write about for this missive from the 12th house I went, in “observer” role, to check out exactly what the Hubers had to say in their book LifeClock about this phase of life. I was pleasantly surprised to recall what a positive and respectful attitude they had for life in the 12th house: “…we can adopt a spectator’s role and have fun joining in the game of life from the sidelines…remaining in circulation from a quiet window seat from which to watch the world’s comings and goings…” Not quite Rear Window, but the title of that film got me thinking, along with what Bruno and Louise had written about observing what was going on from a window.
I’ll use the analogy of a car here for APA as I want to touch on where we, as an organisation, are now as APA’s Age Point moves through the 6th house. A car has a rear window, side windows, a windscreen and a steering wheel. For many years I was in the driving seat, running APA, hands on the steering wheel and fully responsible for where the car went. From time to time I’d look in the rear view mirror and see how far we’d come but I had to concentrate on the driving so most of the time I looked through the windscreen. Now, as Principal Emeritus, I can sit on the back seat while others do the driving, but that doesn’t mean I don’t take note of the scenery and terrain. I’m not a back seat driver, but I do from time to time look ahead through the windscreen to where we, as an organisation, are heading. Right now, from my personal 12th house perspective I’m none too sure. Like me, many of the people involved in the running of APA – the tutors, the Trustees and the administrators of various aspects of the organisation – have their Age Point either in the 11th or 12th houses. A couple of them may still be somewhere in the 10th house, but that’s it. Pretty much all of us are in the fourth “Being” quadrant, and what the organisation needs to take it forward, is some good third quadrant energy, where “I” and “You” meet and interact. People with their Age Point in the 7th, 8th and 9th houses. And how wonderful it would be if some of you would step forward and express an interest in the future of APA. Because YOU are the future – our organisation of which you are a member needs new blood, energy and commitment to carry it forward into a new phase. Could that be you?
If it could be you, and you’d like to know more, then please get in touch via your tutor or email@example.com. We’ll welcome your questions. I’m assuming here that you’re a member and probably a student of APA, but if none of you are interested or want to be more involved in an organisation which facilitates personal growth and offers plenty of interesting learning about your own chart, then be prepared for a bumpy ride ahead.
This is not the time to be gazing backwards through the rear window remembering what was and how things used to be; it’s time to look through the windscreen and focus on the road ahead.
A summary of posts that have appeared on the APA blog since Conjunction 64 was published.
Extract from the interview Louise Huber gave to Verena Bachmann in 2003.
Published in full elsewhere in the members’ issue of Conjunction.
Extract from Pam Tyler’s article about the early days with Bruno and Louise Huber.
Published in full in the members’ issue.
Message sent by the Huber family to friends of Louise Huber, including many members of APA and other astrologers.
About the commemoration of Louise’s passing.
Announcement of the passing of Louise Huber.
Louise was co-founder, along with husband Bruno, of the Astrological Psychology Institute (API) in Adliswil, Switzerland.
This piece by former API tutor Wendy Oak first appeared in an early issue of Conjunction.
An experience when her Age Point crossed over Neptune shortly before my MC.
What is the purpose of an astrological-psychological consultation, and what can you expect from it?
This is an edited version of an article by Louise Huber, which was first published in the German-language magazine ‘Astrolog’, and can now be found in the book ‘Astrolog 1: Life and Meaning’.
Experience of the online astrological bookshop of the Astrology Centre of America.
Holds stocks of, and sells many books on astrology and astrological psychology, including those by Bruno & Louise Huber and by Joyce Hopewell.
The London Astrological Psychology Group has been established for a number of years and meets in Battersea about once a month on Saturdays from 2-5pm.
This post is maintained with details of upcoming events.
Bruno Huber summarises the three classical indicators of intelligence in the horoscope – Saturn, Mercury and Jupiter, in this extract from his book ‘Astrological Psychosynthesis’. Provides a good astrological-psychological background to the previous blog post ‘Why did I do that?’
I was recently asked why I had done something that was apparently rather ill-judged, and realised that I had no idea why. I had just done it. Of course, I could produce plausible reasons as to why I had done it, even try to justify it, and there might be an element of truth in this rationalisation. But it would not actually be true. So what is really going on here?
Bruno & Louise Huber explain the psychological significance of the horoscope and its five levels in this edited extract from ‘The Astrological Houses’, which was the first and foundational book in their series on astrological psychology. This is one of an occasional series of posts where we highlight some of the basics of astrological psychology
Joyce Hopewell looks at the chart of musician and style icon David Bowie, who passed away on 10th January.
This item first appeared on Joyce’s blog in April 2013.
Joyce Hopewell examines the chart of the controversial Donald Trump, and notes its significant ‘Megaphone’ aspect figure.
If you’ll pardon the pun, this man has been trumpeting forth on a variety of controversial subjects for the past few months as he ramps up his bid to be nominated as the Republican Party candidate…
These highlights, since Conjunction 64 was published, do not include references to blog items or to events that have already passed.
Astrological Association Conference 9-11 September near Cambridge. Speakers include APA graduate Marilyn Burnett. astrologicalassociation.com/pages/conferen…
APA website member password is now updated for 2016/17 member year. Don’t have new password? Contact firstname.lastname@example.org
Why people should stop trying to be ‘normal’, and the dangers of the DSM approach: goodtherapy.org/blog/7-powerfu…
APA founder Richard Llewellyn was today awarded the Legion D’honneur by President Hollande for services in WW2 in the liberation of France
Review of book about how we perceive the world (Jupiter) and how feelings can get more in touch (Moon/child): barryhopewell.com/2016/02/23/pla…
Astrology tips: essential information – on Joyce’s blog: joycehopewell.blogspot.com/2016/02/astrol…
Empathy – Psychosynthesis Trust: eepurl.com/bN_Nzz
BBC News – Five planets align in dawn sky bbc.com/news/science-e…
Features dependent on an accurate birth time include all interpretations related to the house system and Age Progression. #Huberquery
The Huber chart is drawn up for a birth date/time. If time not accurate then the scope for interpretation is more limited. #Huberquery
How to enrol on our courses: astrologicalpsychology.org/our-courses/en…
Forgiveness – article by Richard Rohr in Oprah Mag. See also review of his book: astrologicalpsychology.org/falling-upward/
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May help when handling ignorant criticism of astrological psychology: twitter.com/PsychCentral/s…
HopeWell’s range of astrological psychology books and ebooks summarised: hopewellpublisher.com/book_range.html
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Useful article from Positive News on forgiveness: positivenews.org.uk/2015/wellbeing…
Why become a member of the Astrological Psychology Association: astrologicalpsychology.org/apa-membership…
IONS initiative to integrate spirituality into psychology: noetic.org/you-are-transf…
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