This is the language of the human psyche – our distinct, unique nature.
We need this vocabulary to understand the elements of that nature – never combined exactly the same way for any two people, and yet the same set of elements to work with.
Like colors of paint, but a different painting for each of us.
This language – words, sentences, structure – is an essential part of this work.
Like any language, there’s vocabulary to learn – but it’s not as complicated as it seems, and the poetry of it comes through very quickly.
All the knowledge of human nature in the world is worth nothing if we don’t know how to sit with another living human person with skill.
Trust. Respect. Curiosity. Patience. Compassion.
Astrology alone doesn’t give us these qualities — we have to find and develop them separately.
We have to build our craft of deep listening and deep seeing, and to always sit within the limits of what we can know about the other person.
Our greatest allies in this work are our awe, wonder, and fascination with the complexity and depth of the human psyche.