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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. The term carries the seed teaching that astrology in itself cannot unlock the code to some secret rulebook you can then use to navigate your life with 100% success. Instead, astrology offers us a way to engage with life in a way that reanimates ideas and values that were 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 got 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 perceive this order, and thus heal our disconnection from the source.
Evolutionary Astrology holds 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 modern 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 in our future. We can always grow and change, and work with our "fate" to create new situations, new possibilities and new opportunities.