Jung and Astrology

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Jung and Astrology

A presentation by Frank Coughlan

Thursday, December 3, 2009 7.30pm - 9.30pm
Venue: St Mary’s Parish House, Cn Merviale and Peel St
Admission: Members & Concession: $10 • Non-members: $15


It should be no surprise to find that Jung carefully studied the symbolic language and practice of astrology.

He brought attention to the great cycles of astrology, especially the age of Pisces, relating to the 2000-year period of Christianity and its Piscean symbol: the fish. Jung also played a large part in the development of modern astrology as a psychological practice that understands the symbols of astrology to be living symbols in the Jungian sense. He has thus helped to move astrology away from fatalistic determinism and towards a language that facilitates communication between our conscious and unconscious selves, between our surface and our deeper selves.

This talk will explore Jung’s ideas about astrology. The presentation is open to all. No knowledge of astrology by attendees is assumed.

Frank Coughlan was president of the C. G. Jung Society of Queensland for five years. He has studied and practised astrology for 15 years, including a period as newsletter editor for the Queensland Federation of Astrologers. Frank is a professional social worker in private practice as a counsellor and therapist. His primary work is in facilitating clients’ inner work through spontaneous imagery, a meditative process. He also works in pastoral care at a Brisbane Primary school.