“If a person wants to be cured it is necessary to find a way in which his conscious personality and his Shadow can live together.” C.G. Jung
"In our sleep, pain which cannot forget falls drop by drop upon the heart until, in our own despair, against our will, comes wisdom through the awful grace of God."' Aeschylus
What is DEPTH ASTROLOGY and HUMANISTIC ASTROLOGY
Depth astrology sheds light on our psychological, emotional, and spiritual selves. In some circles it is simply called psychological astrology. However, I prefer the term Depth because it is essentially the same approach as Depth Psychology; the psychology of C. G. Jung.
Humanistic Astrology has always been closely aligned with Depth Astrology, the only difference is that it also focuses on life cycles, life span, individual cycles of growth and soul potential through the wisdom of the lunar nodes, and transpersonal planets. Humanistic and Depth Astrology, like that of Depth Psychology does not see the chart or our life struggles as good or bad, rather part of a continuum, a process of self realization in which the shadow aspects of ourselves are brought to consciousness and embraced.
I am always looking for ways to best describe my unique approach. At best, I can say I am a strong believer in the teachings of Gurdjieffe who believed that the war is within us and the only way to put an end to war is to work on ourselves. This is not to say that we should martyr ourselves, or take on the responsibilities of others, but that for the most part the doors of hell are locked from the inside. That the work of self-realization is hard, uncomfortable at times, that there are both angels and devils within, that when we are on the right path, the devil wakes up to challenge us. Unfortunately, in modern times, this is not a popular perspective, either the devil is projected outward, onto a friend or family member, or an entire population,. Healing modalities for our growing list of mental illnesses are an ever expanding list of medications, coping devices and distractions, designed to make life less painful and easier to avoid.
I know of no way to avoid life, or pain. I believe it is all a part of who we are. I cannot offer any form of escape. I often have no answers, only support and insight, a sense of how far the light is at the end of the tunnel. Life is a journey, all that we are experiencing is part of that journey. I do not believe that we can or even should be able to do away with our shadow sides, that they are a part of us. To suppress or try to separate from those parts often ends in tragedy or greater isolation, alienation and pain.
Astrological sessions can be very helpful for those needing insight into their current life situation. They can very deep and fruitful, it all depends on you. Psychotherapy sessions are similar only in that they take place on a continuum, an intentional journey that can lead to a new and individuated self.
I work in person, or over the phone. I see clients in Central Vermont, and in Southern New Jersey.
Jayne Ollin MA Depth Psychology / Psychotherapy / Counseling
Humanistic Astrologer Since 1977 / Jungian Dream Work 1992
To schedule an appointment or for more information please refer to my contact form or call me!
"Jayne worked with me as a therapist and astrologer. Her wisdom in helping me to interpret my dreams and knowledge of my astrological chart, helped to pull me out of the dark hole I had descended into. She truly helped me to see that my psychosis was a spiritual crisis and that I needed to become my own boss and find my true self. Her technical knowledge of the field of psychology helped me to define the work that I was doing and to classify it in the field of Humanistic Psychology."
~C. Noyes. Author: Coming Full Circle: One Woman's Journey Through Spiritual Crisis
"Jayne was my first astrologer in 1989. Her understanding of astrology and ability to communicate the complexities of my chart are amazing. Her willingness to use her other tools - depth psychology & dreamwork - take the seeker into spaces beyond what may consider an astrological reading. It is this level that creates an astrological reading not easily forgotten and long remembered."
~P. Walker (2015)
The process of becoming human is represented in dreams and inner images as the putting together of many scattered units, and sometimes as the gradual emergence and clarification of something that was always there."
C. G. Jung
"I first approached Jayne with the hope that she could help me understand what was unfolding (and when it would end!) in a particular difficult time in my life. I felt deeply threatened and concerned by the events occurring in my life at that time and was hoping that she could provide perspective. I was deeply impressed and, more importantly for me at that time, comforted by what she conveyed. This was not because she could or would tell me that the stressful events of my life would soon be over and that everything would be alright, but because she was able to use her multiple professional modalities — astrology, Humanistic therapist, and intuitive - to help me understand the broader picture and the way it reflected my core life mission. I approached her again recently for a reading in another stressful life period and found her even more helpful. Not only was the way she wove together all of the information and insight for me immensely helpful, she was generous with her time and compassion. I highly recommend Jayne to anyone hoping to better understand who they are and why their life is unfolding as it is." J.W. 2018