Venus and Jupiter: Bridging the Ideal and the Real by Erin Sullivan
Venus and Jupiter: Bridging the Ideal and the Real which was published by the CPA Press in 1998. It was produced in a seminar format, which enables the reader to feel part of the lectures, and so relate to the questions coming from the audience.
Bringing to reality our dreams and fantasies of the ideal is not always easy nor even possible. Coming to terms with this natural split in the human psyche is also difficult, but in this book, Erin Sullivan goes deeply into the character, mythological origins and astrological relationship of the two planets most closely associated with ideals, creativity, romance, ethics and social relationships.
In Venus we find the inherent duality of the experience, and this lies in the goddess Aphrodite’s own duality. In Jupiter she brings the larger, global perspective into the picture, showing how the sky-god Zeus can act as a tyrannical component within our own psyche, and also, how his wisdom is the result of internalizing the more feminine aspects of our archetypal story. Both sections have a delineation of Venus and Jupiter to the other planets. Good for all levels of knowledge from beginner to professional in astrology.