“The Black Sun: Astrology and Depression”
Although the birth chart does not mandate who will develop depression, astrological analysis can illuminate possible underlying causes. The first part of this lecture will examine depression as a psychiatric illness. Then causes and symptoms will be explored as they relate to celestial symbolism. With this foundation the last section of the lecture will look at astrological significators in the charts of people who have suffered from depression. Through these chart analyses ways of identifying the astrological-psychological complexes associated with depression will be highlighted.
Jim Rodgers, M.D., is a board certified psychiatrist. He graduated from Brown University Medical School and completed his Psychiatric Residency at Harvard Medical School. He is also a student of Western esotericism with an interest in astrology, alchemy and mysticism. He holds a diploma in Alchemy and Hermetic Sciences and is a member of the International Alchemy Guild and the National Council for Geocosmic Research. His work in astrology involves the integration of astrological symbolism with Depth Psychology. His work is guided by the belief that the astrological archetypes can foster a deep understanding of the individual psyche, and can serve as a guide to understand the journey toward healing, transformation and wholeness.
Jim can be reached at Docplusot@yahoo.com.