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Astrology is a vast subject with a colorful history and many styles, techniques and disciplines. The term Archetypal Astrology is being used by many modern astrologers. For me the term carries the seed teaching that astrology in itself cannot unlock the code to some secret rulebook you can use to navigate your life with 100% success. Astrology instead offers a way to enage with life in a way that reanimates something that was lost long ago, when we started using our minds a lot more and our hearts a lot less. The more we followed that path, the closer we were to apathy and existential angst. But astrology is a remedy for such ailments...because it shows us that our world does indeed include grace, magic, and artful order. Archetypal Astrology is a tool to be able to read this order, and heal our disconnection from source.
For this astrology, we look at the symbols as containers for a vast array of potentials. And together we look at your chart to gain insight into how these potentials are unfolding in your life, and what that means.
Evolutionary Astrology starts with the premise that we have all incarnated with a past, and that as we face the effects of actions we initiated before we were born, we can exercise free will to make changes, to grow, and to evolve. This is a welcome perspective. Because astrology's history is filled with deterministic astrologers whose predictions were delivered with a certainty that must have felt like a final verdict delivered by judge and jury. Thankfully we do have free will, and no astrologer can tell us what will definitely happen. We can always grow and change, and work with our "fate" to create new situations, new possibilities and new opportunities.
Read this definition of Evolutionary Astrology written by Steven Forrest and Jeffrey Wolf Green.
In a Past Life or Karmic Astrology reading you don't need to believe in past lives for a past life astrology reading to have a profound effect. Thinking about past lives as a metaphor is extremely powerful, as the information synthesized during the reading will speak to unconscious motivations and impulses within your psyche - the kinds of compulsive, repetitive feelings you might have that are hard to explain, or hard to find reasons for. Giving a framework and a story in order to bring this information into a tangible form in gives us a powerful tool that we can use to effect change in our lives. For some this can mean the difference between feeling "at the mercy of fate" and "in an participatory process of co-creation with all that is".
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