In The Heavens Declare, author and astrologer Alice O. Howell proclaims, “We are not confronting the end of the world, but the end of the Age of Pisces!” Integrating two major disciplines of astrology and Jungian depth psychology, Howell’s latest title reveals the fascinating connection between astrology and the evolution of the Collective Unconscious, C.G. Jung’s theory that the unconscious mind is shared by all humans and contains archetypes and universal mental predispositions not grounded in physical experience.
Written in the form of thought-provoking letters to her analyst friend, Howell’s natural wit and charm compliment the text. Exploring the synchronicity between myth, history, religion, and the evolution of humankind over the past five astrological ages—spanning some 12,000 years—she presents the current tasks and the potential traps humanity now faces. Howell also provides her audience with a deeper understanding and method of healing the individual psyche. She illustrates that an astrologer serves as a type of psychologist who analyzes the position of the stars and planets within an individual’s astrological chart for the purpose of understanding his or her psychological makeup, the personal challenges he or she may face, and the possible solutions to overcoming those obstacles.
As we enter the Age of Aquarius, we stand poised for the first time potentially able to consciously coexist as spiritual beings. This is the challenge Howell says we must now take. This book is well suited for all those ready to answer this call, as well as for beginners simply looking to understand fundamental astrological concepts, such as houses, trines, and quaternities.