The Inner Planets: Building Blocks of Personal Reality

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Weiser Books, Jan 15, 1993 - Body, Mind & Spirit - 332 pages
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The inner planets--Mercury, Venus, Mars--are the foundations of what psychology calls the ego, the sense of personal self. In this fourth volume in the Seminars in Psychological Astrology series, Liz Greene and Howard Sasportas discuss the value of the inner planets as they symbolize important aspects of personality. We are not trained to give value to our private needs, feelings, and qualities. Indeed, because of their intensely personal nature, they are often suppressed or overlooked as irrelevant to society. Likewise, the inner planets have tended to be given less attention by psychological astrologers--for they are the personal planets. The authors show us that in order to give the most that we can to our interactions with the rest of the world, we must first understand our own needs and have a healthy ego-- a personal authenticity. Their book teaches us the process of understanding how these three planets actually represent our individuality, and how they directly color the energy of the rest of our horoscope. Greene and Sasportas blend the processes of astrology and psychology in a unique and important way in this in-depth insight into the archetypes represented by the inner planets.
  

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THE MANY FACES OF MERCURY IN MYTHOLOGY BY HOWARD SASPORTAS
3
MERCURY IN THE HOROSCOPE BY HOWARD SASPORTAS
31
VENUS
67
THE MYTHOLOGY AND PSYCHOLOGY OF VENUS BY LJZ GREENE
69
A DISCUSSION OF VENUS AND SEXUALITY BY Uz GREENE
94
MARS
136
THE MYTHOLOGY AND PSYCHOLOGY OF MARS BY Liz GREENE
138
MARS IN THE HOROSCOPE BY HOWARD SASPORTAS
184
CHART INTERPRETATION
222
A DISCUSSION WITH EXAMPLES BY Liz GREENE AND HOWARD SASPORTAS
224
CONCLUSION
256
QUESTIONS AND ANSWERS
258
ABOUT THE CENTRE FOR PSYCHOLOGICAL ASTROLOGY
291
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Liz Greene is held in high esteem by astrologers all over the world, professional and non-professional alike. She is a prolific author of books and various publications and has been instrumental in shaping modern psychological astrology. She is the co-founder of the Centre for Psychological Astrology in London.

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