Erin Sullivan con The Astrology of Family Dynamics
Erin Sullivan's latest book is a breakthrough both in astrology and psychology. The Astrology of Family Dynamics makes for gripping reading and shows us that astrology is the only system that demonstrates the complexities of the family as an organic whole, the family's place in the collective, and the role an individual plays in carrying on the ancestral line. To date there is no book dedicated to family patterns, the psychology of family dynamics, in natal astrology. Not only does this book fill a gap in astrological literature, it also adds an essential new dimension to the psychology of families and groups.
The family -- as we have known it -- has changed dramatically with our changing technology. Families are re-forming in accord with the new times and responding to the demands of the family members. Many people are finding themselves uncomfortable within the smothering nuclear family and will want to explore the patterns that may have gone undiscovered because relatives no longer know each other well. The five personal case histories in The Astrology of Family Dynamics are fascinating stories.
Sullivan writes with compassion and accuracy, weaving together various methods of analyzing and working with individuals and their families. There is "Mohsin", the adopted man, a story of autism, a poignant story of a woman whose child rejected her in utero (Freud had it half right ), and the compelling story of a woman who carries the whole of her ancestral line -- a deeply moving tale that verifies our personal links to our own ancestors, links that defy linear time. She discusses the cardinal, fixed, and mutable signs as they affect families, shows how elements work as a familydynamic, tracks core themes in families using planetary positions and aspects, and explains the 4th, 8th, and 12th houses as our ancestral base. She works with the Jigsaw "TM" computer program to sort family charts into graphs that can interpret the data you find. A short discussion of the Kennedy family is also included.