Goddess of the Month

Psyche

by goddesses on January 1, 2013

Goddess of the Month - Psyche

The story of Psyche tells of a mortal woman taken to a mysterious castle to be married to a fierce dragon. Her husband comes to her in the middle of the night, and she falls in love with him. Told that she must never look upon his face, she disobeys this injunction and finds that her husband is really Eros, the god of love; when he awakes, he flies away, leaving her forever.

Psyche roams far and wide trying to find Eros. She goes to his mother, Aphrodite, who gives her four tasks to complete, each seemingly impossible. The final task requires her to descend into Hades and retrieve a box of beauty.

Through the process of meeting the challenges of her tasks and integrating her experiences Psyche grows from an innocent young girl into a mature goddess. Psyche is a rich reminder of our imperative to grow; she reminds us that the process of life takes us into dark places as well as light, just as the butterfly emerges from the dark chrysalis into the light.

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JUDITH HARTE,PH.D. January 16, 2013 at 11:37 pm

HELLO ALEX, I WAS WONDERING OF YOU COULD TELL ME IF THERE IS A SPECIAL EPHEMERIS IN WHICH I MIGHT LOCATE THE ASTEROIDS TO WHICH YOU REFER. YOU’VE REFERRED TO SO MANY SUCH AS THE THREE FATES, ETC., WHICH ARE LESSER KNOWN IN THE FIELD, AND WHICH I WOULD LOVE TO KNOW MORE ABOUT IN TERMS OF THEIR ASTROLOGICAL LOCATION. THANKS FOR YOIR COMPREHENSIVE BODY OF WORK . JUDITH HARTE, PH.D., MFT JUNGIAN PSYCHOTHERAPIST/ARCHETYPAL ASTROLOGER. CALIF.

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