Evolutionary Astrology is a modern approach to astrology that combines traditional astrological techniques with the principles of spiritual evolution and human development. It emphasizes the soul’s journey through multiple lifetimes and how the natal chart can reveal patterns and lessons from past lives that are relevant to the individual’s current incarnation. The goal of evolutionary astrology is to help individuals understand their unique purpose and potential for growth in this lifetime.
Evolutionary Astrology is a unique approach to astrology that views each person’s birth chart as a map of their soul’s evolution. This philosophy embraces the idea that human beings incarnate in a succession of lifetimes, and that our birth chart reflects the evolutionary intentions of the soul for the present life. In this blog post, we will delve deeper into the core principles of evolutionary astrology as defined by Steven Forrest and Jeffrey Wolf Green.
At the heart of evolutionary astrology is the acceptance of the fact that human beings incarnate in a succession of lifetimes. This belief forms the foundation of the philosophy, and is central to understanding the role of the birth chart in the soul’s evolution. By recognizing that we have lived multiple lifetimes, we gain a deeper understanding of the challenges and lessons we face in this life.
In Evolutionary Astrology, we look to the nodes of the moon in order to glean information about the souls history of reincarnation. We view the South Node as representing the Karmic Inheritance and the North Node as reflecting the Dharmic Path. Ultimately it is about integrating the two through the Pluto point, uniting where we’ve been and where we are going.
The birth chart reflects the evolutionary condition of the soul at the moment of incarnation. It is a snapshot of the soul’s current state of growth and development, and provides insights into the lessons and challenges that we will encounter in this lifetime. By studying the birth chart, we can gain a deeper understanding of our unique purpose and potential for growth.
A core portal point of the soul’s evolutionary condition is organized around the Pluto placement. Pluto symbolizes the process of death and rebirth, transformation, and the soul’s evolution towards wholeness. It also indicates areas they must confront to let go of deep-seated patterns and beliefs.
In addition to reflecting the evolutionary condition of the soul, the birth chart also reflects the evolutionary intentions of the soul for the present life. This means that the circumstances of our present life, both materially and psychologically, do not arise randomly, but rather reflect the evolutionary intentions and necessities of the soul. By understanding these intentions, we can work towards fulfilling our soul’s purpose in this lifetime. This is no easy task. (Listen here about how our evolutionary intentions are often the sources of our greatest pains and pleasures)
While the birth chart reflects the soul’s evolutionary intentions, it is important to recognize that human beings interact creatively and unpredictably with their birth chart. All astrological symbols are multi-dimensional and are modulated into material and psychic expression by the consciousness of the individual. This means that while our birth chart provides insights into our purpose and potential, it is up to us how we interact with the archetypal field and create our own answers.