The following articles have appeared in astrological magazines or websites. Please note all articles are copyrighted. If you wish to use any information published in any of these articles, please contact Astro*Synthesis for permission.
The Dragon's Taleby Brian Clark
Dragon symbolism and mythology enriches our understanding of the nodes, providing metaphors and images to help unravel nodal complexities. While the head and tail of the dragon has come to represent the North and South Nodes, the dragon-serpent is visible in many other ways, such as the serpentine movement of the True Node through the zodiac, the ouroboros created as the Saros eclipse patterns encircle the globe and the ‘snakes and ladders’ affect of the nodal experience. This article was published in the Mountain Astrologer - http://www.mountainastrologer.com
The Brother-Sister Marriageby Brian Clark
The nature and patterns of adult relationships are impacted by the sibling relationship. Astrologically this is shown by the third house, the house of the sibling and the first in the trinity of the houses of relationship. In this article the powerful archetype of the brother-sister marriage is explored. For a more detailed version of this theme see Apollon, Issue No. 2 or The Sibling Constellation by Brian Clark (Penguin 1999). Back journals are available for Midheaven Books, http://www.midheavenbooks.com
The Houses of Relationship: Siblings, Partners, Friends: Our Other Halvesby Brian Clark
Astrological intelligence always knew of the link between our other halves, the sibling, the partner and the friend. In the territory of the houses of relationship we experience the patterns of relating that shape our adult quest for the soul mate. In this article Brian Clark explores the houses of relationship, the third hose of the sibling, the seventh house of the partner and the eleventh house of the friend. This article was published in the FAA Journal.
Federation of Australian Astrologers Inc.Web site: www.faainc.org.au
Gemini: The Search for the Missing Twinby Brian Clark
The third sign of the zodiac is so often misunderstood and trivialised. In this article Brian Clark talks about the potent feelings of loss and disconnection that often underlay the nervous and agile temperament of Gemini. A longer version of this article appeared in The Mountain Astrologer. Visit their website at: http://www.mountainastrologer.com
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A Question of Vocationby Brian Clark
One of the most important issues clients bring to the astrological consultation is a question of vocation. However vocation is not just a career or a profession but a path of life. In this article Brian Clark explores the question of vocation as a calling, part of the individuation process. This article originally appeared in The Mountain Astrologer. Mountain Astrologer Web site: www.mountainastrologer.com
Hades as Place: The Landscape During a Transit of Plutoby Brian Clark
Amplifying the underworld opens up our understanding of the process of Pluto as it transits the horoscope. This article originally appeared in The Mountain Astrologer special 100th edition.
The Cycle of Chiron: Accepting the Process of Individuationby Brian Clark
As Chiron completes its cycle in our horoscope we are able to gather the loose threads of our life together all the aspects of self that feel marginalised and wounded are re-experienced for healing. Chiron represents the process of individuation in an individual life and the key points in its cycle are initiations into its process. This article originally appeared in The Wholistic Astrologer.
Forward into the Fiftiesby Brian Clark
What happens after mid-life? After 50? After the Chiron return? Quite a lot really! This article was originally published in the Astrological Association of Great Britain's special Millennium Edition of their journal. Visit the Astrological Association's website at: http:///www.astrologicalassociation.com
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The Aging of the Pluto in Leo Generationby Brian Clark
The Pluto in Leo generation, the Baby Boomers, are just beginning to turn 60. The planetary cycles that come around when we are in our fifties shed light on how we cope with the inevitable aging process and - better than coping - how we can uncover our true essence as we increasingly come to terms with our own mortality. This article appeared in the Mountain Astrologer. Visit their website at: http://www.mountainastrologer.com
Leaving Homeby Glennys Lawton
Leaving home is often a traumatic experience for everyone involved in this stage of separation. The incomplete feelings left from the 'leaving home' resurface at other important transitional points in our lives. In this article Glennys Lawton explores the astrological and psychological statements around leaving home. This article originally appeared in Apollon.
The Matrix of Identityby Glennys Lawton
In the Northern Winter 2007/8, NCGR released a journal dedicated to Psychological Astrology (www.geocosmic.org). Both Glennys Lawton and Brian Clark were invited to submit an article. Glennys' article on an astrological view of attachment and separation is contained in this download.
The Progressed Moonby Brian Clark
Astrological textbooks delineate the movement of the progressed Moon through the horoscope and throughout the life cycle. This article commemorates her three phases and muses on their meaning.
This article appeared in the Federation of Australian Astrologer's Journal. Visit their website at http://www.faainc.org.au
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Retrograde Remediesby Brian Clark
At a predictable point in its orbit around the Sun every planet appears to slow down, turn around and move backwards against the backdrop of the zodiacal belt. What could this portend? Well it is a time to reflect over the past cycle and challenge the assumptions you have accepted without question. In the following article we look at some remedies for retro-periods, especially when the inner planets Mercury, Venus and Mars decide to backtrack it for a while. This article appeared in the Wellspring AstroLog - www.astrolog.com.au
Astrological Supervisonby Brian Clark
Psyche is not exclusive to psychological astrology. When any astrologer engages with the symbols of the horoscope another dynamic is created which has the features of a psychological situation. To the writer even the most pragmatic or technical astrologer will find the complexity of astrological symbols defy linear constructs. In this short article the author is an advocate for astrological supervision to help bring psychological awareness into the astrological consulting room. It is not a matter of being psychologically fluent, but reflecting on the in-depth encounter that occurs between an astrologer and their client.
A Very Good Year: Turning the Pages on a New Decadeby Brian Clark
Milestones mark the path of life. Even the most introverted of us need to celebrate the milestones which mark a new decade of our life. In this article Brian Clark sketches a very brief synopsis of each decade based on the major planetary cycles. This article was published under the title of Welcoming a New Decade in the Wellspring Astrolog.
Astrolog Web site: www.astrolog.com.au
Southern Signsby Brian Clark
Southern Hemisphere astrology projects its own psychology onto the zodiac. While the roots of our Western astrology are Northern the essence of the signs remain true to those who experience them then south of the Equator. Originally written for the newsletter Partile.
Viewing the Transit of Venusby Brian Clark
On June 6, 2012 the next Transit of Venus in its 8-year coupling takes place for the second and last time this century. It is a rare event and one that will be visible here in Australia. Venus is known for beauty and her astronomical cycle around the Sun portrays that with her symmetry. A brief summary of the rare and rich transit of Venus.
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