What is an Archetype Energy?

There are some popular misconceptions about archetype energies that should be cleared up. Expect this to be the first of quite a few attempting to bring some clarity.

What is an Archetype Energy?

Wind Energy
Wind Energy (Photo credit: janie.hernandez55)

We are all now probably familiar with the concept that energy is the stuff of the cosmos. Energy does not die or disappear, it simply changes form. The best-known example one can give is the cycle of water. Ocean and sea water evaporates under the sun, water’s form changes to clouds subject to winds, clouds are moved, atmospheric conditions change and at some point the clouds break form and, under laws of gravity, fall downward. Perhaps the form taken at this point is snow, perhaps ice, perhaps rain. It’s still the same water: its still that same energy.

And we can take this illustration and apply it limitlessly, thanks to the work of almighty Science. We can study an energy entity, plot its course, measure its affects, create a user-friendly graph or diagram and present it to the listening world.

We also have some universally accepted spiritual truths that speak about energy, such as, ‘As above, so below.’ ‘What comes around, goes around.’ ‘Like begets like.’ The Golden Rule spans all the major religions and a lot of lesser known ones, essence firmly intact. And let’s not forget the very large number of scientists who believe in an afterlife in one form or another.

These various venues of thought didn’t just appear; they crystallized over millennia of human experience in the physical and psychological world of existence. Thought concepts like these are archetype energies. Give that a good think. This is not airie fairie stuff for the vast majority of peoples.

To Be Clear

For today, on this newborn blog, I will focus on the three thousand year old study of Astrology. (Please don’t think for one minute that what you read in the papers next to the comic strips is astrology.) Energy this old has power but it never trumps individual choice. In a me-centered world, that is probably the most important fact to be understood by visitors here. 21st century Individuality remains as it should: sacred.

Astrology begins for the individual with a snapshot of the earth’s universe at his or her birth. At that moment in time, a wheel is created that sorts through all energies, those familiar to human beings in all walks of life and those that we ascribe to divine or abstract or beyond comprehension. All energy is generally tagged as male or female in western culture and as ying and yang in eastern culture. We can also say energy is ‘pro-active’ or ‘re-active’, ‘creative’ or ‘receptive’. As the individual lives his/her life, their inherent energies are in constant interaction with the energies of the universe. A good understanding of personal energies + a good understanding of the current energies = a good understanding of how best to live well – and sometimes more importantly, how to live well with others.

This is a simple overview, sufficient for the point of the moment: These male/female or ying/yang thought-ideas are entrenched at cell-level. They exist and exert pressure on all things in all places and like all archetype energies, they drive our perceptions whether we are aware of it or not. Even now, as you have read these descriptors, you have probably accordingly classified your own personality.

It’s OK to Check it out for Yourself  

A work by Jakob Böhme illustrating a Christian...
A work by Jakob Böhme illustrating a Christian take on Hermetic astrology, 1682 (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

In my part of the world, clients tend to be Orthodox Christian or agnostic with a few athiests in the mix. All of them have evolved a deep respect for science and scientific theory-to-proofs methodology – though they take the majority of information on good faith.

All of them were familiar with astrology in as far as their birthdate determining their sun sign. But none of them knew the following:

*In no way does Astrology negate, replace or minimalise one’s religious beliefs or spiritual system.

*in no way does Astrology contradict the growing world of facts in modern Science.

This was a relief for them. They didn’t have to deny a set of beliefs or thoughts to dip their toes in astrology. The solar system we live within has all of the components used over the ages to read the flow of energies rather like a clock on the wall tells you what time it is. Consistently, you can see Astrology is working in concert with the originalsacred texts of the primary world religions and the tried and tested proofs of scientific advancement.

Astrology is simply an amazing tool at your disposal and many people find it extremely helpful in bringing the larger, sometimes mysterious truths and concepts ‘down to earth’. Unlike the media-hyped masses born ‘yesterday’, astrology scholars and students have been at work for a very long time. You might consider showing some respect. At the very least, you could give your individuality a spin on the Wheel.

If you decide not to, think about your reasoning. In its essence, what is it rooted in?

be well, breathe.
be well, breathe. (Photo credit: imago)

Chances are you will not have to go down too many layers to find an archetype energy at the source. Now give that a really good analysis and determine how you came to hold the belief or knowledge so firmly.