"Jung & Astrology:
And The Restoration of Collective Enchantment"
A two-part Zoom workshop for therapists
with Dan Keusal, M.S., LMFT.
Saturday April 10th & 24th, 2021
“…the stars have fallen from heaven and our highest symbols have paled…Heaven has become for us the cosmic space of the physicists, and the divine empyrean a fair memory of things that once were. But the ‘heart glows,’ and a secret unrest gnaws at the roots of our being." (Jung, CW 9i, par. 50)
Once upon a time, when we looked up at the night sky, we experienced in the movements of the planētes asteres (the “wandering stars,” or planets) a synchronistic resonance between the infinite outer of the heavens and the intimate inner of the soul. Our worldview was vast, deep, and animated. But now, as Jung observed, “the stars have fallen”—we have lost our way, lost our sense of connection. The vision of our culture, and of many of the those who profess to serve it as healers, has often become shallow and one-dimensional, reduced to the narrow confines of the pragmatic, the efficient, and the “evidence-based.” As a result, the “secret unrest” that Jung wrote about continues to pervade our individual and collective lives.
Astrology, which may be the oldest form of psychology, can bridge the chasm between this modern, disenchanted mindset and the ancient care of souls tradition, calling us to remember that the “heart glows” when it simmers in the alchemical cauldron of symbol and archetype, of myth and metaphor. Jung himself realized this, and contemporary scholars (Tarnas, Bogart, Rossi & Le Grice, Moore, and others) have begun to recover the place of astrology in Jung’s work, and to consider the implications of this for our understanding of Jung’s world view and its applications in clinical practice, in depth psychology, in soul work.
Drawing on Jung’s own writings and the work of contemporary astrologers, plus stories, music, poetry, art, and more, this program will explore two related topics. First, we will look at how the astrological birth chart of an individual offers that individuating soul a glimpse of the next steps they are ready to take in their healing and growth, as well as guidance on how best to navigate that journey. This will include several case studies illustrating how astrology can shed light on the unique nature and context of a particular client’s core wounds, and provide both therapist and client with pathways to healing that honor the client’s equally unique journey of individuation. Second, we will reflect on what astrology offers us collectively—the restoration of an enchanted world view: a way of perceiving and understanding that opens us again to wonder and mystery, to depth and meaning, to being and belonging.
DATE: Part I: Saturday April 10th, Part II: Saturday April 24th
TIME: 1:00-4:15 PM each day
LOCATION: online via Zoom
SPONSORED BY: Jungian Psychotherapists Association (JPA)
FEE: free to JPA members, $45 (each session) for non-JPA clinicians. Fee includes CEUs.
Dan Keusal, MS, LMFT is in his 28th year as a Jungian psychotherapist and his 23rd year as a professional astrologer. Over the course of his career, he has delivered more than 200 lectures and workshops, including presentations at Jungian Societies in the U.S. and Canada, and serving three times on the faculty of the Northwest Astrological Conference. He has presented on the integration of astrology and psychology for a number of therapy and counseling organizations, including the Seattle Counselors Association, the Washington Association for Marriage & Family Therapy, Washington Pastoral Counseling Association, and the Puget Sound Career Development Association. More broadly, he has been invited to present on a wide range of topics at Microsoft, Seattle University, Providence Health Systems, and dozens of other businesses, churches, and community & professional groups. His personal passions include baseball, movies, photography, books, friendships, and coffee.
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