Icarus complex…symptoms particularly in mania where a person is fond of heights, fascinated by both fire and water, narcissistic and observed with fantastical or far-fetched imaginary cognition.
What does the astrology of asteroid Icarus actually mean?
Icarus is apparently a psychological complex and of course, he is a character in mythology. The boy whose inventor father fashions him a pair of wings so that they may both escape from Crete – think minotaur, mad king, the queen who had sex with a bull etc etc – but Icarus ignores his fathers warnings to fly a middle path, goes too close to the Sun and his wings melt.
The author Seth Godin wrote a funky little book called The Icarus Deception, basically saying that this myth was like propaganda for slaves and those who would defy the established order. Actually, i never fully trusted Daedelus – he had form with jealousy of younger men, having taken out his own nephew.
Anyway, Icarus is also an asteroid – number 1566 if you want to throw it into your chart via the extended chart options on Astrodienst. So do you experience it as where you’re nuts, driven by hubris and likely to fly too close to ‘the Sun’?
Or, is it operating for you more like how my friend Kim Falconer describes the influence of asteroid Icarus: “Freedom, expansion, liberation, an attempt to escape intolerable situations, vivid inspiration.”?
Icarus is about to join the Sun + Venus in the turbulent waters of Cancer/Kataka.
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