Elizabeth Taylor from an Evolutionary Astrology Perspective

Posted on May 18, 2012

As a way to illustrate Evolutionary Astrology in a sample reading I thought I would highlight a karmic moment in the life of Elizabeth Taylor. She was a Pisces with a Scorpio Moon and Sagittarius Ascendant. From 30,000 feet looking down, her lifetime was about becoming a goddess: poetic and risk-taking. The lunar nodes tell the karmic story. With a South Node in Virgo, 9th house she brought a sense of internalized shame and guilt due to some kind of rigid culture or religious belief system. She perhaps punished herself when this karma was activated. Add Mercury as the ruler of Virgo and we learn from its Pisces placement in her 3rd house that she was likely some kind of...

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Mercury Retrograde – March 12 – April 3rd 2012

Posted on Mar 10, 2012

Mercury is the fastest planet in our solar system. Astrologically speaking, it is a difficult planet to “pin down” without going into the deeper symbolic chart progressions or solar arcs. But retrogrades last about three weeks which is an opportunity to look at some possible meanings during an extended window. And I want to play with Mercury a little bit because I think he’s tired of the same old “My telephone isn’t working, it must be Mercury in retrograde.” Evolutionary Astrology invites the concept of personal evolvement when looking at the stars. Instead of reporting what Mercury in retrograde means, I will offer some questions he...

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Evolutionary Astrology: an introduction

Posted on Feb 6, 2012

According to Steven Forrest Evolutionary Astrology is a term first used by Ray Merriman in 1974. It has come to mean astrology that is based on the belief that we reincarnate and thus our natal charts outline this life’s purpose in relationship to the evolution of the soul. You may be familiar with astrologers Jeffrey Wolf Green,┬áPluto, Evolutionary Journey of the Soul and/or Steven Forrest, Yesterday’s Sky both of whom have popularized this concept of looking at the chart karmically. Often, books largely skip the nodes, or Dragon’s Head and Dragon’s Tail. They mention in one line something about how the South Node indicates where we have come...

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