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What Astrology Can Teach Us About 2016—and 2017

Jennifer Freed, Ph.D, M.F.T. “The Pluto archetype is characterized by transformation and deconstruction of the old order. Symbolically, Pluto relates to death and rebirth. In mythology, Pluto is tied to the Greek goddess Persephone, the Sumerian queen Inanna, and the Hindu goddess Kali. In the sign of Capricorn (where Pluto currently resides), the planet represents an explosive pressure on collective rules, public institutions, and public figures.”

What Astrology Can Teach Us About 2016—and 2017

Barry Michels on EMPATHY

Barry Michels “There is so much pain and suffering across the globe these days that it can be difficult to resist the urge to avert our eyes—particularly when we hold this suffering up in contrast to the privilege and protection that so many of us enjoy. But as stark as the contrast, there really isn't much of a relationship between the two, and the incipient guilt of feeling like you have too much in relationship to the have nots does nothing to help.”

Empathy: The Power to Reconcile Guilt