Astrology is a symbolic language, and each planet has many symbolic associations.
These symbols provide the teacher or consultant with a rich source of images to work with. The definition of a symbol is as follows; “A symbol is a name or a picture that may be familiar in dailylife e.g. a mirror, yet possesses specific connotations in addition to its conventional and obvious meaning”.
Symbols act as containers of energy that hold deep archetypal power developed over time, by contemplating symbols associated with the planets we bring their energy to consciousness, potentially unlocking stored energy.
By students exploring their imaginative associations with the symbols, they can arrive at their own understanding of the planetary archetypes, which opens the doorway to applying that knowledge to their lived experience.