Using Language Towards Symbolic and Creative Ends

We’ve been gifted with new images and understandings of the planet Jupiter courtesy of the Juno Spacecraft. When I first heard that Juno would be exploring Jupiter a few years back, my mind immediately jumped to the symbolic interpretation of the words and deities, Juno and Jupiter, rather than the literal planet and spacecraft or the astrological placements of those planetary bodies. I thought it so fitting that Queen Juno, the planet and goddess of marriage and childbirth, restrictive and ruling in those domains, should seek to know and better understand her expansive and thunderous husband, Jupiter.

Words don’t simply have meanings, they create, through context, usage, tone, and style. Discursive and creative use of language, while inaccurate literally and licentious astrologically can lead to deeper truths than one might have gleaned merely by sticking to surface interpretations. So go ahead—the next time you want to use words as symbols and signs rather than their conventional meanings, pioneer a new Jupiterian path onwards and upwards!  

I’m Dan Beck, a spiritual consultant and astrologer based in New Orleans, LA, and I provide a variety of offerings for your spiritual longings. To continue this thread of text and spirit, click here.