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Archetypal Influences on Global Holotropic Breathwork Day - April 12, 2014

 Dramatic Emotional Liberation, Spiritual Awakening, and Release of Pressure:

The Archetypal Influences on Global Holotropic Breathwork Day, April 12, 2014


      The archetypal influences in play for the fourth annual Global Holotropic Breathwork Day are by far the most powerful and dramatic we have seen.  It is hard to imagine a more supportive lineup of planetary energies for deep, holotropic types of self-exploration.

      For people thinking about trying this modality, these transits are fantastic for a first holotropic (“moving toward wholeness”) session.  They are also incredibly supportive for those who have already done sessions for moving into completely new layers of experience.  The heart of the alignment is a multiple lineup of Mars-Jupiter-Uranus-Pluto - in effect for the entire first half of this year.  See my article below on the world transits of 2014.  During the middle of April, both the Sun and Mercury will also be conjunct Uranus, heightening even more the dramatic breakthrough potential of this field of archetypal energies.  I have already seen, this spring, holotropic experiences that went far beyond what participants had ever experienced before.


      Venus is also conjunct Neptune, with both planets in a 120° trine with Jupiter.  These exquisite archetypes support openings to the Cosmic Feminine, beautiful Mother Goddesses, and feelings of Divine Love.  A sense of mystical grace will tend to permeate sessions.  The Venus trine Jupiter also tends to enhance an atmosphere of grand celebration and shared community.  Food and aesthetics during workshops will also play a heightened role.


      Finally, the Moon will be in trine alignment with Pluto, which tends to increase the depth of emotional release, as well as feelings of consistent human support during the process.  All of these transits together have the character of something like a magic bullet or trump card in emotional and physical healing.  While inner breakthroughs are very likely, simply in everyday life, holotropic states provide an opportunity for a deeper cooperation with the openings and awakenings that are trying to happen.


      For more information about Holotropic Breathwork events this spring around the world, check out:


      or for a list of facilitators:


      Also check out the Facebook groups:


Archetypal Astrology and Transpersonal Psychology       and     Holotropic Breathwork.



                The World Transits of 2014 



For the first half of 2014, the powerful evolutionary Uranus-square-Pluto world transit of 2006-2020 is being expanded by the Jupiter archetypal principle while given dynamic outlets by Mars.  These four planets, in a series of right angles with each other, are forming what is called a “grand cross”. 


To understand our own decade, it may be helpful to look at the recent previous alignment of Uranus and Pluto - during the period 1960-1972 – in which they formed a “conjunction” i.e., together in the same part of the sky.  We might now expect to see an intensification of any of the themes that dominated that unique decade: including democratic and civil rights breakthroughs, erotic emancipation and liberation of the Dionysian principle, female empowerment, gay rights, ecological awareness, intensified creativity, technological quantum leaps, and spiritual awakening.


The enhanced combination with Mars and Jupiter in 2014 suggests a period when the deep evolutionary, purging, dying, renewing, and releasing processes related to Pluto, and the electrifying, liberating, awakening, rebelling, and opening processes associated with Uranus will be greatly intensified.  The gods and goddesses have an infinite palette from which to create our experiences, and astrology can predict only the broad thematic flavor of what may happen.  It is probable that the next six months will have a dramatically unexpected quality, with many powerful releases and eruptions of emotional energy, sudden openings and liberating changes, and a widespread sense of awakening and rebirth.  There may be a positive and progressive spirit in the air, a kind of wild magical feeling.  At times, it may also feel like out-of-control energies are breaking out all over.  More people may begin to see beyond their short-term interests and feel a sense of planetary citizenship and compassion for others.  This is a fantastic time for holotropic types of self-exploration.


Our era has been described as a kind of titanic birth labor, leading towards some future point of collective species awakening.  This is one of those times when the labor contractions bearing down on humanity – i.e., our many escalating social and environmental problems – will be pressing us forward much faster and in more surprising ways than usual.  One of the most helpful contributions each of us can make is to explore the unconscious material in our own psyches.  These buried traumas keep us locked in ecologically destructive and emotionally dissatisfying ways of being.  The litanies of alarming events in the world around us are an ongoing reminder to look inward.


For more insight into how these dramatic world transits are affecting your own chart and psyche, I am available for astrological consultations.


Renn Butler  

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