Archetypal Insights

Intrigued by Archetypes?


Discover ways of how to work with –

A Calendar




Designed by Richard Tarnas and Philip Levine

Join us for a support/study group activity online as we explore insightful ways to embrace, honour and integrate archetypal influences as they occur in life.

Suitable for beginners and seasoned journeyers.

With facilitator: Zoë Robinson

“It seems we have a choice. There are many possible worlds, many possible meanings, living within us in potentia, moving through us, awaiting enactment. We are not just solitary separate subjects in a meaningless universe of objects upon which we can and must impose our egocentric will. Nor are we blank slates, empty vessels, condemned to playing out passively the implacable processes of the universe—or of God—or of our environment, our genes, our race, our class, our gender, our social-linguistic community, our unconscious, our stage in evolution.

Rather, we are miraculously self-reflective and autonomous yet embedded participants in a larger cosmic drama, each of us a creative nexus of action and imagination. Each is a self-responsible microcosm of the creative macrocosm enacting a richly, complexly coevolutionary unfolding of reality. To a crucial extent, the nature of the universe depends on us.”

From Richard Tarnas

Cosmos and Psyche: Intimations of a New World View

A Calendar of Archetypal Influences –

Planets in Transit

Support/Study Group Series
12 Monthly Meetings
90 Minutes each
Online Group Dates Begin:
  • January 2020
  • April 2020

Learn how to:

  • use your “A Calendar of Archetypal Influences”, and explore the varying dynamics at play during planetary transits as they are in aspect with the planets of your birth chart. At the same time become aware of how these aspects may be influencing your inner/outer worlds
  • develop a “practice integration chart”, on which you have the opportunity to record your experiences of transiting planetary aspects as they occur

“Let us then imagine archetypes as the deepest patterns of psychic functioning, the roots of the soul governing the perspectives we have of ourselves and the world. They are the axiomatic, self-evident images to which psychic life and our theories about it ever return…”

James Hillman

A Calendar of Archetypal Influences – 

Planets, Gods & Goddesses

Support/Study Group Series
10 Monthly Meetings
90 Minutes each
Online Group Dates Begin:
  • To be announced

This series explores correlated astrological and mythological themes through image, words and music. Descriptive passages of archetypal planetary dynamics as laid out in the book “Cosmos and Psyche: Intimations of a New World View”, by Richard Tarnas are found to be similar to the mythological themes of certain Greek Olympian deities and therefore lend a further perspective and deeper sense of the given planetary archetypes which by their nature are multivalent.

“Myth is the foundation of life; it is the timeless pattern… Whereas in the life of mankind the mythical represents an early and primitive stage, in the life of an individual it represents a late and mature one.”

Thomas Mann

Curious as to what an archetype is?

An archetype is not easily described in a few words as one’s understanding of these universals evolves over time. At base, archetypes are our instinctual drives that humanity has expressed through time in ‘story’ and ‘myth’ in an attempt for us to more fully understand ourselves. As a ground for our adventure of the exploration of archetypes we use the Jungian concept as a springboard:

“Archetypes refer to a collectively inherited unconscious idea, pattern of thought, image, etc., universally present in individual psyches.”

The sessions are designed to assist in the conscious discovery of inherent unconscious universals/archetypes, voices of the soul, through the languages of astrological and mythological themes.

Why make a study of archetypal influences?

To become conscious, beyond our individual self, of archetypal dynamics, presences if you will, as functions within the psyche, that open to the transpersonal; a sense of world that brings with it an in-depth understanding and richness of life as perhaps never before imagined.

How does archetypal astrology enhance the study of archetypes?

In order to attempt an approach to archetypal energies a time-worn framework is needed. And such a framework is at hand as a guide, that of archetypal astrology as found in the work of the archetypal astrologers Richard Tarnas and Philip Levine. Based on the birth chart astrology, as study of the ʻstars within the psycheʼ provides us with a map or chart to discover which archetypal energies are activated at any given time. This is achieved by learning about the planetary aspects in your birth chart, as well as tracking current planetary transits as they are in aspect to your natal planets.

How do Greek mythological themes enhance the study of archetypes?

Descriptions of planetary archetypal dynamics are found to be similar to the mythological themes of certain Greek Olympian deities and therefore lend a further perspective and deeper sense to any one of the given planetary archetypes. To illustrate briefly, the planet Pluto is associated with two Olympian deities: Hades and Dionysos.
Hades as the collective unconscious and Dionysos as deep, slow moving transformational energies. These themes are explored through expanded perspectives in the support/share group, Planets, Gods & Goddesses.

How do I identify and work with archetypal dynamics as they manifest in daily life?

In the Planets in Transit support/share group we will explore which transiting planets are currently in aspect to your natal planets. This gives you a ʻweather reportʼ of the archetypal energies that are being activated at any given time. It needs to be said that archetypal astrology is not so much predictive but indicative as a practice.

What motivates Zoe’s interest in archetypal dynamics?

Her questions of life, “What drives us as human beings to be the way we are and act in the ways we do? And secondly, “How can we become more conscious of and work with these sometimes reactionary energies and thereby live more peacefully on the planet in community for constructive endeavor?” (click here for Zoë’s bio).

What if I am brand new to the study of archetypes or I am quite seasoned?

However experienced we think we are along our path, we continue always as students of Life. The class group is designed and suitable both for brand new and seasoned participants.


A Calendar of Archetypal Insights – 
Planets in Transit Series
Group Begin Dates:
  • January 2020
  • April 2020
A Calendar of Archetypal Insights – 
Planets, Gods & Goddesses Series
Group Begin Dates:
  • To be announced

Groups are small, maximum of four participants, exact group start date and times online will be coordinated with registered participant schedules and time zones. (All sessions are conducted in English).

Registration Fees for “A Calendar of Archetypal Influences” Support/Study Groups Online:

Planets in Transit Series

Total Fee: £90 / $120 / 100 € for 12 monthly 90 minute meetings

Planets, Gods & Goddesses Series

Total Fee: £80 / $105 / 90 eu for 10 monthly 90 minute meetings

Total Fee if you register for both series: Planets in Transit & Planets, Gods & Goddesses: £130 / $170 / 145 €

Payment plan available upon request.

For this group series you will need your personal copy of A Calendar of Archetypal Influences:
$85 plus postage for the hard copy.

Details to place your order for your Calendar will be provided upon registration.

(Your A Calendar of Archetypal Influences, available in hard copy and PDF, will include an additional section not normally sold with the Calendar. If you already have your Calendar you will be able to order this additional section separately for a cost of $10.)


To be in transition is Nature’s way of evolving Life. Whatever your circumstances and however overwhelming transition may be at times there are guideposts along the way as we tread the path of our changing world. Through acquaintance with the archetypal influences of mythological and astrological themes you have the opportunity to become aware of how these dynamics may be playing out in your inner/outer worlds.

Whether you are new on your path of discovery or further along, I encourage you to join us and enrich your life in ways you may not have dreamt of before. I invite you to write with any comments, questions and/or to register here below. I look forward to hearing from you and encourage you to let others know about this opportunity.

Aloha Blessings,


P.S. If you’d like to learn more about archetypes, read participant comments or learn a little about myself then please click on the links.

To Learn More and/or to Register Please Write to:

Group Facilitator – Zoë Robinson

Born and raised in England, Zoë visited California at the age of twenty. The intended three-month visit there in the late 1960s extended into decades of residency in the States, 20 years of which were spent in Hawaii before returning to live in Europe in 2002.

In 1977, after six years, she successfully completed her mentorship / ministerial training at the The Prosperos School of Ontological Studies. Throughout her long practice as a mentor / non-denominational minister she has presented seminars and workshops, conducted one-to-one tutoring sessions and facilitated support/study groups. Zoë is certified as a Holotropic Breathwork facilitator, teaches Mindfulness meditations and exercises as well as the delightful SoulCollage® process. With this background her focus is to act as a facilitator to assist others to live beyond conditioned thinking and habitual emotional response patterns in an atmosphere of supportive community. Her personal aim is to open up ways, as others have done for her, towards greater fulfillment on the path through life.

How best to describe her? Zoë tells that on a visit to one of the many archaeological sites she has visited in Greece, someone asked her if she was an archaeologist. Tired of saying no to this oft-asked question one day she heard herself spontaneously respond, “I’m not an archaeologist per se, I’m an archaeologist of the soul.” And that probably best describes her and her work. As she opens doors for herself she in turn opens doors for others. But she states, “It’s up to each one of us to walk through that door.” And thus she invites you to journey some of your way with her.

Participant Comments

“Zoë Robinson’s Archetypal Insights course is a comprehensive teaching through image, sound and word conveying an awareness and appreciation of Astrological Archetypes in their relation to individual, social and world growth. Zoë brings years of research, wisdom, gentle compassion and joy to help students establish a closer integrated relationship with our personal qualities and their relation to our world and our times.

A seriously mind expanding and enjoyable course.”

Hanz USA, 2017

“I found the series very illuminating and helpful for deepening my understanding of the planetary archetypes – thus extremely useful when it comes to interpreting astrology: it ties in nicely with the Planets in transit series. It’s also always inspirational to learn more about Greek myths, which probably need a lifetime of study to do them full justice. Thank you for sharing your knowledge and for presenting this series. Aloha”

Ross UK, 2017

“I’ve been a regularly participating member for a few years now and have benefited so much from what I’ve been learning from my observations and studying of my astrological archetypes operating in my life. If I wasn’t in the group I wouldn’t delve into it. Instead I would just miss out on knowing so much that’s useful to apply and letting go of old patterns in my life.

I look forward to our group meeting each month–our synchronicity, sharing, laughing, observing, compassionate understanding and encouragement. It’s an adventure!”

Sara USA 2017

Resources (just a few):

  • Cosmos and Psyche: Intimations of a New World View, Richard Tarnas
  • The Archetypal Cosmos, Rediscovering the Gods in Myth, Science and Astrology, Keiron Le Grice
  • The Homeric Hymns, Translated by Jules Cashford
  • Care of the Soul A Guide for Cultivating Depth and Sacredness in Everyday Life, Thomas Moore
  • Goddessess in Everywoman, A New Psychology of Women, Jean Shinoda Bolen, M.D.
  • Gods in Everyman, A New Psychology of Men’s Lives and Loves, Jean Shinoda Bolen, M.D.