Dr. Stylianos Attechlys also known as Daskalos is one of my Ascended Master teachers, this is his exposition on the meaning of the 12 labors of Hercules as an initiation into Moral Perfection.
Killing the Nemean Lion: The sun enters the Zodiac through the sun sign. Conquering Anger
Killing the Lernean Hydra: Sexual desire/addiction (I personally think the Hydra represents ego consciousness…)
Capturing the Erymanthian Boar: Discipline of the Physical Body
Capturing the Ceryneian Hind: Grounding the Ego.
Exterminating the Stymphalian Birds: Ridding yourself of Doubt and Ignorance.
Cleaning the Stables of Augea: Purifying your Karma/Removing the waste of past actions.
Capture the Cretan Bull: Controlling the Confused Personality.