Mercury retrograde inspires you to revisit ignored destiny callings that still silently echo in your psyche.
These pressures in the psyche are as taxing as physical hardships.
Still, the white-knight syndrome is deeply embedded in the Republican psyche.
In my experience, major changes in leadership or strategy always had an impact on the psyche of rank-and-file soldiers.
“It took months for this initial trauma to ebb, years for my psyche to regain its equilibrium,” Sullivan writes.
psyche approached it timidly, and presently found courage to enter.
"And you know we shall be in mourning," said psyche to her brother.
How freely psyche breathed, in the innocently white glowing fire!
Of course this isn't all mine; it includes ma's and psyche's.
The beautiful fable of the winged deity's love for psyche, is the most pleasing of those related of him.
1640s, "animating spirit," from Latin psyche, from Greek psykhe "the soul, mind, spirit; breath; life, one's life, the invisible animating principle or entity which occupies and directs the physical body; understanding" (personified as Psykhe, the beloved of Eros), akin to psykhein "to blow, cool," from PIE root *bhes- "to blow, to breathe" (cf. Sanskrit bhas-), "Probably imitative" [Watkins].
Also in ancient Greek, "departed soul, spirit, ghost," and often represented symbolically as a butterfly or moth. The word had extensive sense development in Platonic philosophy and Jewish-influenced theological writing of St. Paul (cf. spirit (n.)). Meaning "human soul" is from 1650s. In English, psychological sense "mind," is attested by 1910.
as a noun, short for psychology in various senses (e.g. as an academic study, in student slang by 1895). As a verb, first attested 1917 as "to subject to psychoanalysis," short for psychoanalyze. From 1934 as "to outsmart" (also psych out); from 1963 as "to unnerve." However to psych (oneself) up is from 1972; to be psyched up is attested from 1968.
psyche psy·che (sī'kē)
The mind functioning as the center of thought, emotion, and behavior and consciously or unconsciously mediating the body's responses to the social and physical environment.
In Roman mythology, a beautiful girl who was visited each night in the dark by Cupid, who told her she must not try to see him. When she did try, while he was asleep, she accidentally dropped oil from her lamp on him, and he awoke and fled. After she had performed many harsh tasks set by Cupid's mother, Venus, Jupiter made her immortal, and she and Cupid were married. Her name is Greek for both “soul” and “butterfly.”
The mind, soul, or spirit, as opposed to the body. In psychology, the psyche is the center of thought, feeling, and motivation, consciously and unconsciously directing the body's reactions to its social and physical environment.
Psychiatry; psychiatric: makes it down from the psych ward on the 15th floor (1940s+)
Psychology, esp as an academic study (1895+ College students)