Astrology as an Archetype System

Astrology is a rich, descriptive language and complex set of symbols, with deep archetypal imprints that we intuitively understand regardless of gender, culture or education. Archetypes are universal and trigger deep inner knowing, and when discussed often bring about a soulful and evocative experience. Functioning both in the rational and imaginal realm, archetypes are powerful tools for healing, increasing self-awareness and acceptance, helping you to let go of conditioning, connect with your authentic self and redefine the story of who you are.

"Believe nothing, entertain possibilities"

Caroline Casey

What is Evolutionary Astrology?

Evolutionary astrology is a new branch of astrology that understands each person’s birth chart as map of the soul’s evolution; that we are here to learn, grow, change and evolve. At the core is the belief that there is a larger, transpersonal meaning in our life and that the archetypes within the birth chart offer insight into both the challenges and cycles or patterns we may become stuck in, as well as guidance and solutions for growth and change. It is not a predictive or fatalistic system, but rather one that offers a rich archetypal field, full of possibility and meaning, that one has the free will to explore, re-dream and imagine.

The foundation of Evolutionary Astrology lies in the principle that we are here to evolve and focuses on the soul’s reincarnation. For those whom are uncomfortable with this concept, breakthroughs in epigenetics demonstrating inherited characteristics and ancestral memory, is another frame work that can feel comfortable here. The underlying principle is that we come into this life with unresolved issues or patterns, that we need to address in this life, to evolve and grow.

"People Change"

Steven Forrest

Evolutionary Astrology is different from Traditional Modern Astrology in that it looks at the birth chart with the question “Why?” as opposed to “What?". Traditional astrology is descriptive and attempts to describe the character. Evolutionary Astrology takes all this descriptive material to another level, asking “Why do you have the chart you have?” For example, instead of just describing the character traits of an Aries as strong, courageous, and active, Evolutionary Astrology explores the question “So Why are you an Aries?”

As an Aries, you need to work with the themes and archetypes Aries offers, increasing your inner strength, courage, and facing fear head on. By stretching yourself further with these themes, transformation and evolution will occur.

In this way, by working with story, symbolism and archetypes, Evolutionary Astrology quickly helps to speak to the soul and re-align someone with their correct path. Having this new perspective helps shine light on the areas of life that were generating difficulty and resistance, transforming them into areas of growth and transformation.

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