The word “archetype” has become synonymous with depth psychologist Carl Jung, though archetypes are far more than Jungian in nature and provide a unique lens of insight for astrologers.
As Shawn stated in his blog: "To present one’s more authentic self and the deeper aspects of human nature beyond the facts requires a mask, to show the archetypal truth, the truth that lasts through time and appeals to far more people than do the facts of your life."
The late James Hillman, former director of the Jung Institute in Zurich, developed the field of archetypal psychology, rooted in imagination and the imagery associated with archetypes. Sign up for this community webinar and explore the nature of archetypes in this vein, and how they can work in archetypal astrology.
Shawn Nygaard has been an astrologer for over a decade. Based in the Twin Cities, Minnesota, Shawn spent a year working for an astrology hot-line service, doing readings for a wide variety of clients from around the world, as well as hosting the internet radio show “Imagine That!” about archetypal astrology.
Shawn has presented at the San Francisco Astrological Society (SFAS), MISPA (Mercury Internet School of Psychological Astrology), Nightlight Astrology, the 47th Annual Conference of the Astrological Association of Great Britain, the London School of Astrology, and the Minnesota Jung Association. His writing has been published in The Mountain Astrologer. Shawn is a graduate of the CMED Institute in Chicago, where he studied archetypes and symbolism with Caroline Myss.