Gemini – A creative duality

Gemini (May 21-June 21) is the third and a spring sign of the twelve astrological signs in the zodiac, symbolized by the cosmic twins and associated with the planetary ruler of Mercury. Its element is air. Astrologers say the ‘twins’ archetype symbolizes a creative, dynamic union between complementary forces. If this dynamic becomes unbalanced (e.g.… Read More Gemini – A creative duality

Hephaestus – A Greek god with the Roman counterpart of Vulcan

Introduction As a youth the Greek myths and especially philosophers helped me to understand a growing perception that there’s more to this life than meets the eye. I recall imagining Plato’s archetypes along with Olympus and the powers said to reside there, even when I knew practically nothing about the deep reservoir of Greek myth… Read More Hephaestus – A Greek god with the Roman counterpart of Vulcan

Inanna/Ishtar – A winner or a loser?

Inanna/Ishtar is a Mesopotamian, Akkadian, Babylonian, and Assyrian goddess of fertility, ‘sacred’ prostitution¹, war, and politics who came to be associated with the planet Venus as a goddess of love. One of Inanna/Ishtar’s most famous myths tells of her journey to the underworld in an attempt to gain wisdom and power. If thou openest not the gate… Read More Inanna/Ishtar – A winner or a loser?