Archetypes in Books

Aries Books

Bhagavad Gita Hindu Yoga Scripture
Art of War by Sun Tzu
Gates of Fire: An Epic Novel of the Battle of Thermopylae by Steven Pressfield
Genghis Kahn and Making of the Modern World by Jack Weatherford
Boudicca: the Warrior Queen by MJ Trow
Boudicca: Warrior Queen by Thomas Gerome Baker
Above offered by Shari Crandall

Four Book Series by Scottish writer/shamanic dreamer Manda Scott
Dreaming the Eagle
Dreaming the Bull
Dreaming the Hound
Dreaming the Serpent Spear
offered by Robyn Wells

Pride and Prejudice, Sense and Sensibility – books and films.  Jane Austen’s Moon was in Libra.  Despite being hampered by the oppressive patriarchy of 18th-19th century England, her heroines were independent, feisty women who settled for nothing less than conscious equal partnership. Offered by Robyn Wells

All Householder/Culture Bearer Signs

The Hunger Games (books and films). Offered by Robyn Wells
Teenager Katniss Everdeen begins her journey with a narrow definition of Aries and Cancer – her only concern is providing enough food for her younger sister and mother to survive in the poorest district of a dystopian society.  After she volunteers as tribute to take her sister’s place in the annual national arena of death known as the Hunger Games, her Aries nature grows stronger and her concept of Cancer expands to include first her district, then fellow tributes, then all of the districts suffering under the evil dictator Snow.

She is reluctantly pulled into protecting Libra (which ultimately becomes her strongest alignment) and Capricorn via a new world order. Gemini is seen in the media’s manipulation of Katniss’s image from an impoverished girl protecting her sister, to a star-crossed lover, to the girl on fire, and finally as the Mockingjay, the personification of revolution.  Author Suzanne Collins said her inspiration was the myth of the Greek city states having to send a boy and girl as tribute to be devoured by the Minotaur. A perverse form of Taurus is exhibited by the inhabitants of the Capitol City.

 

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