The Sun enters to the sign of Aries on Monday, April 18, where he will remain for approximately 26 days. Mercury is already in Aries. On April 29 Venus enters to Aries and Mercury starts its Retrograde course in the same Zodiac Sign. All three celestial bodies with contradictory meanings coexist in the limits of the Constellation bringing different emotions and views regarding the facts of life.
The Sun will remain in Aries until May 14, at 00:50 GMT.
The fascination that solar eclipses cause on humans is eternal.
In ancient Greece eclipses were considered unfortunate and could even cause the interruption of a battle. This happened in 585 BC when Thales of Miletus was the first to predict a solar eclipse, as recorded by Herodotus. The eclipse was the reason for the cessation of hostilities between the armies of Medeans and Lideans.
Today we do not accept the unfortunate nature of eclipses and we tend to accept them as Astronomical events beyond our powers.
In the astrological level eclipses occur on the nodes of the Moon and involve large inflow or outflow of energy to or from the subconscious. It is obvious that we, as human beings, can do nothing to control these flows that disrupt our lives over time, and not instantaneous.
The transition times of the Sun in the Zodiac Constellations for next year are:
Pisces March 12, 2015 at 18:50 UTC - April 19, 2015 at 06:50 UTC
Aries April 19, 2015 at 06:50 UTC - 14 May 2015 at 18:10 UTC
Taurus May 14 2015 at 18:10 UTC - 22 June 2015 at 1:40 UTC
Gemini June 22, 2015 at 1:40 UTC - 21 July 2015 at 06:30 UTC
Cancer July 21, 2015 at 06:30 UTC - 11 August 2015 at 05:40 UTC
Leo August 11, 2015 at 05:40 UTC - 17 September 2015 at 06:40 UTC
Virgo September 17, 2015 at 06:40 UTC - 31 Octomber 2015 at 19:00 UTC
Libra October 31, 2015 at 19:00 UTC - 23 November 2015 at 21:50 UTC
Scorpio November 23, 2015 at 21:50 UTC - 30 November 2015 at 10:00 UTC
Ophiuchus November 30, 2015 at 10:00 UTC - 18 December 2015 at 17:20 UTC
Sagittarius December 18, 2015 at 17:20 UTC - 20 January 2016 at 12:40 UTC
Capricorn January 20, 2016 at 12:40 UTC - 16 February 2016 at 23:10 UTC
Aquarius February 16, 2016 at 23:10 UTC - 12 March 2016 at 00:50 UTC
(Article by Anna Dimou, Psychologist)
By looking at the archetypes of a myth, one may be able to interpret aspects of the world that surrounds us. Mythology is a useful tool we can employ to identify features and aspects of the human soul.
In Greek mythology, Chiron was the wisest of the Centaurs (creations that were half Men and half horses) and could be considered as the 'wounded healer'. His pupil, Achilles, during a battle...
, accidentally hit him with an arrow that was soaked in the blood of the Hydra. Chiron being immortal lived on wounded by with pain. In an effort to find his own cure, he learned to help and ease the suffering of others. This discovery, ie the teaching of others how to treat themselves, was a mean to relieve his eternal pain.
Everyone of us at some point of our lives will inevitably pass by tests. We may experience physical pain, illness, mental confusion, trauma or even perhaps confronted with existential angst. All these difficulties are likely to teach us to sympathize in sorrow and pain of our fellow men.
Carl Jung believed that the disease of the soul could be the best form of training for a therapist. The pains and difficulties one carries and finally overcomes, are the source of a greater wisdom and healing power.
The 'Wounded Healer' understands how the patient feels because he has gone through the same pain. Furthermore, the healer through his experience is capable to feel, by placing himself in place of the other and not only just to be compassionate. The patient from the other side, perceives this action even on a subconscious level. Because of this experience the substance of the relationship is transformed. From 'expert', the therapist becomes the companion* with his patient, thus opening a spiritual path that connects them.
Finally, the patient suffering and cared by the therapist simultaneously contributes to the healing of the healer. The interaction can play a key role in the treatment of both.
In conclusion, the myth of Chiron teaches us that we are able to overcome the pain by converting it to power and knowledge. Through such an experience everyone can become a 'Wounded Healer'.
"Man needs difficulties. They are vital for his health." Carl Jung (1875-1961, Swiss psychologist)
* A term used to Irvin Yalom's patients.
Anna Dimou, Consultant - Psychologist (www.annadimou.com)