Maybe add another Intro paragraph that welcomes people who are new to EA – they most likely will be the only ones visiting this page.
The language of astrology is as vast and multi-faceted as human consciousness itself. Evolutionary Astrology provides a map for understanding the Soul and its potential for evolution. Evolutionary Astrology is a term most popularized by the writings of Jeffrey Wolf Green. It is a philosophical outlook based in natural law and the expansion of human consciousness. EA embraces a paradigm, or body of knowledge, that can be understood through observation and correlation, which measures the growth or evolution of a Soul from life to life. The principle of reincarnation underlies Evolutionary Astrology.
Human consciousness evolves as it exhausts separating desires and expands in conscious ways to include, share and give back as the Soul re-connects with Universal energy; God/Goddess or All That Is. This process is no less than the discovery of the Soul – including emanations from past and present lives as well as all of our future potential. Evolutionary Astrology helps guide any Soul through this process, and includes a specific methodology that involves the planet Pluto and the Moon’s Nodes as representative of the Soul and its ego in any given birth chart.
Jeffrey Wolf Green received the EA methodology in dreams. The writings of Carl Jung, Dane Rudhyar and Paramhansa Yogananda were integral in his teachings. The Evolutionary Astrology Network shares the following quotes by these great philosophers.
“Astrology, like the collective unconscious with which psychology is concerned, consists of symbolic configurations: the planets are the gods, symbols of the power of the unconscious.” Swiss psychoanalyst Carl Jung
Likewise, Jung’s four function types – intuition, sensation, thinking, and feeling – are roughly paralleled in astrology by the four elements – fire (spirit), earth (physical), air (mental), and water (emotional). Dane Rudhyar, a French astrologer who migrated to the United States, was widely considered the father of humanistic astrology. He further synergized the work of Jung into the astrological community. Both Jungian psychology and Dane Rudhyar’s concept of the cycle of phases and aspects are integral in Evolutionary Astrology studies.
“The essential purpose of astrology is not so much to tell us what we will meet on our road, as it is to suggest how to meet it – and the basic reason for the meeting. Which quality in us, which type of strength is needed to go through any specific phase of our total unfoldment as an individual person.” French astrologer Dane Rudhyar
Evolutionary Astrology is steeped in Eastern mystical and philosophical traditions. Paramhansa Yogananda’s teachings on meditation and spiritual living were revered and endorsed by Jeffrey Wolf Green.
“Self-realization is the knowing in all parts of body, mind, and soul that you are now in possession of the kingdom of God; that you do not have to pray that it come to you; that God’s omnipresence is your omnipresence; and that all that you need to do is improve your knowing” Eastern Indian yogi Paramhansa Yogananda
Observation and correlation within natural law is the basis of Evolutionary Astrology. Jeff Green reminded all of us to honor indigenous peoples who lived much more in tune with natural cycles prior to this modern era. One famous Lakota medicine man, Black Elk, received his vision not far from the home base of the Evolutionary Astrology Network in the Black Hills of South Dakota. Black Elk observed:
“The power of the world always works in circles, and everything tries to be round. The sky is round, and I have heard that the earth is like a ball, and so are the stars. The wind, in its greatest power, whirls; birds make their nest in circles, for theirs is the same religion as ours. The sun and moon, both round, come forth and go down again in a circle. Even the seasons form a great circle in their changing, and always come back again to where they were. The life of a person is a circle from childhood to childhood, and so it is in everything where power moves.” Lakota chief Black Elk
And so it is that we take these core principles and utilize and observe the continual movements of the planets and constellations of the natural zodiac intending to assist and illuminate the path of all those drawn to EAN. We welcome you to the ever-expanding circle of Evolutionary Astrology!