Adult male in a yellow windbreaker sitting on a rocky shore facing a rough sea.

Saturn and Our Experience of Self in the World

For those interested in Astrology, Saturn has a strong influence on our experience of self in the world. We are offered a karmic reckoning every 29.5 years, the time it takes for Saturn to return to the same place as at our birth. The age of 59 is therefore another ‘Saturn-return’. A simple Google search describes the host of effects it can have. “Saturn has been known as the Great Malefic, whose transits are met with dread. But Saturn is… Read more

The author. The beach at Little Dip Conservation Park.

Time Left Alone — David Whyte

… tired of ourselves … But tired of land, we open ourselves to oceans, tired of time we give back all that we’ve taken, tired of ourselves we open ourselves to ourselves at last, sensing the waves and great abyss of the sea beyond, the ocean stretching on sand and the long view on the still sea that leads to another life. From Time Left Alone: in ‘River Flow: New and Selected Poems’ David Whyte

Two figures in a studio lit up by the screen display of a grid test pattern

The Beloved Son

I wrote previously about the father-son archetype in therapy, with my views that men need to exorcise their demons and embrace their gods through meaningful conversation with other men. My thoughts on this originated through my ongoing work in a group of men, witnessing how they were affected by other men’s accounts of their relationships to their fathers – as if they were their own – regardless of what their actual relationship to their father was. This is how I… Read more