Hi! I dont know if many people here have been exposed to archetypes, so Ill give a little background info. Archetypes are personality patterns that are recognizable in ourselves, some patterns MUCH stronger than others. The idea of "archetypes" was created by the famous psychologist Carl Jung. Our world in theory is ran by patterns, stories as children, books, tarot, mythology, and even in movies(this is how actors are chosen for a part). Im sure you would laugh if you ever saw a movie where Robin Williams played the part of a noble king? maybe a jester would be more suited? (Robin Williams has the "fool" archetype)
Ever wonder why the Greek Gods didn't act "god-like"? Its because they were created/based on human behavior. Anyways, one Archetype we all have is a god/goddess. We are connected to all of these god/goddesses (the personality/stories) one way or another, but ultimately there is one that mirrors our core personality/life story. They say when we live up to this story we encounter the most success in our lives. We often times "worship" celebrities because they embodies gods and goddesses, and also the drama evoked between them. Because the Greeks have had such a great influence over astrology I want to try and make a connection between it and Greek gods/goddesses.
So What Im asking of you, is to humor me, and read either the books "gods in every man" or "goddesses in every woman" by Jean Shinoda Bolen (much easier than having to decider all the deeply symbolic stories of the Greeks on your own), read up on the Greek gods yourself, or go to this here link: http://www.goddess-power.com/
. Once you have an idea of what god/goddess you are (I have read the above books and I would be more than glad to help you.) please respond back with your natal chart and the god/goddess you think you are. Unfortunately men will have a difficult time finding anything online on this subject, but I wish you all the best.
Thank you all so very much for taking the time to help me, this has been something Ive wanted to do for a loooong time. Happy hunting.
Here are my notes from the book Gods in Every Man by Jean Shinoda Bolen (notes from her goddess version will be added at another time). These notes were intended just for myself so please excuse the poor organization.
General:Strong willed, authoritarian, has temper, aggressive, makes things happen,
Jungarian personality traits: usually extroverted, thinking, sensation, intuition, present and future oriented.
As child: not happy with playing by self, bossy, always the leader (becomes depressed or temperamental if he isn't), plays with soldiers, fleets of cars, building blocks.
Work: likes to be in charge, assesses the people he works for, sees bigger picture, adapts thoughts, hard worker, likes capitalism, realistic, confident, acquires money and power easily, doesn't take it personally, can easily lay people off or throw out of business.
Women: Strategies to seduce women, changes his form t o be appealing, feels entitled to pursue specific women, doesn't expect women to love him for him or for his soul, doesn't like to discuss feelings or the relationship.
sexuality: sees women as "perks" or as measures of his status, not typically a good lover ( can become self centered in the bedroom), his choice of sexual partners reflect his emotional poverty, enjoys being dominated sexually by women.
Notes: Issues with authority, self assured, strategist, avoids power struggles he cant win, natural leader, dates popular girls, typically sexually active, not an idealist, not intellectual.
strengths: Ability to use power, decisiveness.
Weaknesses: Ruthlessness, Emotional immaturity.
General:Feels strongly about everything, harbors intense feelings, generates clutter.
Jungarian personality traits: Extroverted of introverted, feeling, past and present oriented.
As child: responds immediately, intensly, and spontanously to whatever effects him with feelings and action, wants whatever attracts him, wants it and wants it now, feels it isn't the same if he gets it out of the moment, loses sight of what was important to him.
Work: looks for work that matters to him and provides income, self respect, and respect from others, out of his element in offices and factories, work requires him to repress his emotional nature, wants a piece of the materialistic good life, often works best in nature.
Women: May dominate women (consciously or unconsciously), attracted to women who fit his personal image of a beloved, women must run away from his aggressive dominating nature for him to attune to another person and become caring and sensitive.
sexuality: Sexuality is a force of nature, highly instinctual, feels entitled to sex, can be insensitive during lovemaking, easily taken by forces urging him to have sex.
Notes:Emotional, intense, in hot pursue of sexually attractive women, School sometimes uninterested them, dislikes analytic or repetitious work, hates tests.
strengths: Loyalty, access to feelings.
Weaknesses: Destructive emotionally, emotional instability, low self esteem, tends to bottle emotions.
General: Invisible, quiet personality, weak willed, stands our for acting peculiar, shy, serious, withdrawn.
Jungarian personality traits: Introverted, sensation, oriented in past present and future.
As child: Reacts unexpectedly to new people and situtaions, takes in experiances, doesnt reach out for new ones, often becomes low self esteemed because of lack of acceptance.
Work: What ever he does, he does seriously, often stays at repitious jobs that offer no challenge, drawn to film making, psychology, litture, hospice work, theology, uses gifts to do deeply meaningful work he loves to do for its own sake.
Women: flirting and dating rituals are out of character, does poorly at it, can be deeply affected by inner subjective experience of a woman they hardly know, capable of having a deep soul mate connection, inappropriate flirting.
sexuality: can easily become celibate, easily given a bad rap though other male gods get away with doing worse, lives a fantasy, inappropriate, bad timing, easily labeled.
Notes: Walks to the beat of his own drum, runs into trouble when he tries to conform, he is uninterested in fads, is his own distinct individual, prefures his own company, ushually left alone, projects someone dangerous.
strengths: Rich inner world of images, detachment.
Weaknesses: Social invisibility, depression, distortion of reality, low self esteem.
General: Sunny, curious, not a dreamer, easily gets along with others, , diplomatic, looks out for himself.
Jungarian personality traits: Usually Extroverted, Thinking, intuition, future oriented.
As child: Often popular with playmates, inquisitive, gathers information from environment, excells academically.
Work: Does well at work, realistic goals, often goes into professions that take years of education, medicine, law, adapts easily, competitive, seeks approval from authority, great organization skills (can sometimes manifest as OCD) work/learning provides gratification.
Women: attracted to independent, competent women, can be competitive when flirting, lacks passion (unless women become challenges), lacks emotional depth, emotionally distant, drawn to psychic , emotional and "irrational" women, often lusts for unimpressed women, can become controlling.
sexuality: Not easily distracted by attractive women, doesn't fall easily, can scare away women with his momentary intensity, women can feel objectified/possessions, after initial spark he loses his sexuality.
Notes: Excels at setting and reaching goals, usually has good grades, honor student, excels at extracurricular activities, wants to be a desired and favored son, wants to please father, becomes frustrated if unable to excel (due to learning disabilities etc.).
strengths: Ability to set goals and reach them, appreciation for clarity/form.
General: Active, creative, deceptive, friendly, has genuine interests in everything and everyone.
Jungarian personality traits: Extroverted, intuitive, usually thinking, lives in past, present and future.
As child: often learns to walk, talk, and get into things early, expllores everything, touches and takes part in whatever he can, possesses innocent charm, inquisitive, cant sit down makes up stories, takes what isnt his, makes excuses.
Work: Diverse interests, doesn't like to do things by the book, opportunist, good communicator, good salesman, negotiator, innovator, values freedom, loves travel, persuasive, friendly, travel guid, relations expert, business man, sales person.
Women: Charming, Don Juan, friendly, charismatic, adventurous, bad boy, comes and goes in the lives of women, impulsive, seductive, manipulative, lies, charms.
sexuality: Highly sexual since childhood, curious, persuasive, pursues women he cant necessarily have or those that don't need him.
Notes: Questions conventional rules of success, interested in getting what he wants fom life, diverse interests, doesnt respect boundaries,doesnt typically work for grades or approval, work itself fascinates him, inventive, wanters from place to place, job to job, the spiritual, and philosophical interests him at some point.
strengths: Capacity to understand meaning, communicator of ideas, friendliness.
Weaknesses: Impulsiveness, sociopath, eternal adolescent.
General: Active, emotional, responsive, impulsive, overreacts, temperamental, competitive.
Jungarian personality traits: Extroverted, feeling, sensation, lives in the present.
As child: expressive from moment he arives, intense reactions, likes stimulation, exploratory, approches whatever catches his interest.
Work: Drawn to action and intensity, likes using tools, bored and restless with paperwork and long term goals, likes working with people, unsportsmanlike, erratic performer, loyal, usually goes into/becomes army, marines, law enforcement, mercenary, professional athlete, construction worker, oil fields, drawn to action and risks, impulsive spenders.
Women: Gravitates to women he genuinely likes to be with and can be spontaneous/physical with. Physical in his affection, most comfortable with women who are as involved as he is.
sexuality: loves to make love, wants a sexually liberated woman who enjoys sex as much as he does, in the moment, loves women and their bodies.
Notes: Aggressive, impulsive, physical, easy to anger, emotional, sexual, likes to be part of a group/crowd, uses sports as an outlet, enjoys competition, sometimes joins gangs, disregards authority, assertive, engrossed in the moment, energetic, demanding.
strengths: Integration of emotions and body, emotional expressiveness.
Weaknesses:Emotional reactivity, often used as a scapegoat, abusive, low esteemed.
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