‘Know Thyself’ was written on the Apollo temple in Delphi and has always resonated as an important message. The 'Self' can be seen as layers of consciousness and as we embrace each we reach higher and deeper, within and without simultaneously, towards Wholeness in every sense.
As we become more conscious of our Ego tendencies through the planetary placements and interactions a sense of self-acknowledgment can start to sink in allowing gentle self-acceptance to follow. From acceptance we can then have a choice to let go and move from the outer spokes of the wheel of life (and the birth chart) towards a place within which is sacred and of Source energy.
For me Astrology provides a tool box for this process of Wholeness and Individuation, based on the symbolic correlations between the cosmic movements of the planets and earthly events and states of mind.
With Psychological Astrology as my starting point, being trained by John Green of MISPA as well as the Centre for Psychological Astrology I use the approach of Steven Forrest's Evolutionary Astrology to help guide and support my clients on their unique journey of self-acceptance and soul growth in this life time.
Personally I have found the birth chart to validate and confirm our path and challenges in an immensely reassuring and encouraging way, and my role in this process is simply as an interpreter and witness, holding space for the journey of bringing the symbolic into conscious reality.
Evolutionary Astrology looks at the birth chart, not only in terms of character description, but more as a tool and a map to chart where life lessons and learning are scheduled for this life time. A bit like a lesson plan the placement of the planets and their interactions, describe what it is time to learn this time around. How the native chooses to respond to this invitation is left to free will. This is where Consciousness, and the cultivating of this, enters and mixes with the Astrology in the Evolutionary approach, to nurture more authentic and heart-centred life choices.
What next to explore your birth chart further?If you are interested in your personal birth chart do get in touch firstname.lastname@example.org to schedule a time over Zoom. To calculate your birth chart I need your time of birth (as accurate as possible), date of birth and place of birth.
It is also very useful to have an area of focus or question to start with.