The Symbolism of The Circle

"To the mind that is still, the whole universe surrenders." - Tao

“Whether the symbol of the circle appears in primitive sun worship or modern religion, in myths or dreams, in the mandalas drawn by the Tibetan monks, in the ground plans of cities, or in the spherical concepts of early astronomers, it always points to the single most vital aspect of life - its ultimate wholeness.” - C.G. Jung - Man and His Symbols.

I see the birthchart as symbolising the whole. You, your personality, your soul all contained within the circle, as though at the moment of your birth everything you
are, all your potential is captured in the symbol of wholeness - the circle.

A really interesting video of Joseph Campbell talking to Bill Moyers on the symbolism of the circle - Link

Image by Susannah Bec

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