Evolutionary Astrology

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Far Out! A Neptune in Transit Story

Posted by on Sep 16, 2014 in Astrology | 2 comments

Far Out! A Neptune in Transit Story

One day, a man wakes up as if from a heavy dream. But he feels free and unbound. Why? Because in the dream, this man touches something ephemeral in the cosmos that connects him to his creativity and spirit. In a moment, he knows that he can detach from his home, his job and his loved ones – without any moral sense of duty, or any passion for ambition. In its essence, it is cold, like the far out environs of Neptune itself, at the edge of our solar system. But when integrating pieces of the subconscious psyche into one’s identity,...

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My Pluto Transit – The Journey Continues

Posted by on Sep 10, 2014 in Astrology | 0 comments

My Pluto Transit – The Journey Continues

In Astrology, Pluto tends to carry the signature of events that are related to trauma, fierce healing, life-altering changes in course that can seem tragic, evil or unfair. Why would a soul choose to experience such deep and intense events – from many of which some never seem to recover? In my earlier post, , I merely scratch the surface of plutonic musings while near the beginning of my particular journey with transiting Pluto crossing my Ascendant. I began to have some inkling of what was to come, and this post is an update as Pluto...

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The Answer is 42: Thoughts on My Uranian Opposition

Posted by on Apr 28, 2013 in Astrology | 1 comment

“My Grandmother died just a few months before I was born,” was what I said to Eddie in fifth grade, “But she knew I was coming.” “She sure did,” Eddie said. I was crushed. I didn’t know much about her. But dying at age 42 seemed like a tragedy to me. Most other kids knew their grandmothers.   Ten years later, my dad had a near death experience, or NDE as they are called. He was 42. NDEs are recognized medically as moments when a person’s consciousness observes its physical body’s own dying, has the feeling of oneness and...

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Pluto, You Fiery Devil!

Posted by on Jan 10, 2013 in Astrology | 0 comments

Pluto is the reason I began to take Astrology seriously. Rather, Pluto as a symbol represents the reason I began to take Astrology seriously. About three years ago a friend warned me that Pluto was nearing my Ascendant. If our bodies and spirits were like radios, then the Ascendant or rising sign would be one of the radio stations or frequencies on the dial that we tune into very easily because its output is quite strong. Pluto’s frequency is weaker, mainly because we are used to skipping right past the music it is playing. So my friend...

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Evolutionary Astrology: The Chart as an Alchemical Vessel

Posted by on Sep 30, 2012 in Astrology | 1 comment

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Marilyn Monroe: One Astrological Interpretation

Posted by on Jun 1, 2012 in Astrology | 1 comment

Marilyn Monroe: One Astrological Interpretation

Marilyn Monroe was a Gemini, 10th house with an Aquarius Moon in the 7th and a Leo Ascendant. Her reputation and place in society was important to her, her goal was to embody open mindedness, storytelling and “youth.” Her public face was clearly that of the performer and queen, sometimes the child. On a soul level, her goal was to become a genius, a revolutionary soul – to heal through intimate relationships with others. These descriptors are examples of archetypes, forms from our unconscious selves that come through when we...

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Elizabeth Taylor from an Evolutionary Astrology Perspective

Posted by on May 18, 2012 in Astrology | 0 comments

Elizabeth Taylor from an Evolutionary Astrology Perspective

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...

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Mercury Retrograde – March 12 – April 3rd 2012

Posted by on Mar 10, 2012 in Astrology | 3 comments

Mercury Retrograde – March 12 – April 3rd 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...

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Evolutionary Astrology: an introduction

Posted by on Feb 6, 2012 in Astrology | 4 comments

Evolutionary Astrology: an introduction

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, Pluto, 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...

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