Ever since mankind has gazed into the starry skies, civilizations have acknowledged a spiritual connection with the universe.
Illuminating individual character and relationship to the whole
Since time immemorial and up to the present day, the process of symbolic interpretation of astrology evolves in an endeavour to scrutinise the link between astronomical cycles and events enacted through daily life here on Mother Earth.
Aligning astrological symbology, themes and cycles with the human psyche can aid the development of self-awareness and assist in the exploration of relationships, furthering one’s understanding of partners, family, colleagues, and the world at large.
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In mythological and shamanic terms, the axis mundi is perceived as a cosmic pillar, often a column, ladder, temple, mountain or tree, offering passage between cosmic regions. In spiritual philosophy, the axis mundi can refer to the heart centre of the individual, around which everything turns.
The axis mundi is also referred to as the cosmic axis, world axis or world pillar. Well known examples and explorations include: Yggdrasil, the Tree of Life, Leonardo da Vinci’s Vitruvian Man, Feng Shui, and the Rod of Asclepius.
Why Axis Mundi?
Astrology can be used as a language to define an individual’s mystical journeying
If this concept is of interest to you, you may enjoy my paper “The Mythology of Cosmic Orientation”. You can also read a bit more about the axis mundi in my article “As Above, So Below”, originally published in The Astrological Journal November/December 2014 issue, both of which are available to download below.