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Angie
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« on: Oct 30, 2014, 01:18 PM »

Hello everyone!  I'm totally new to evolutionary astrology, and astrology in general, really.  I am really enjoying the material and am halfway through Part 1 of the DVDs.  Problem is, I'm a bit overwhelmed with the material and feel intimidated.  Grin.  Right now I'm just focusing on being present with the lectures and reading along with the book, but it is hard to keep up because it seems that the school was geared toward people with a base knowledge in astrology and the related archetypes.  I have ordered the Pluto books, part 1 and 2 and will go back and read those when I complete the courses, but I would like to know what you all would recommend as a starting point to really get the basis of astrological archetypes so I can assimilate this information better.  I am also hoping that as I go along with the DVDs, things will start to make sense when we start doing chart interpretations.

I'm excited about learning this wonderful methodology and look forward to hearing your advice on feedback for this newbie. 

Blessings!

Angie
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Linda
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« Reply #1 on: Oct 30, 2014, 02:01 PM »

Hello everyone!  I'm totally new to evolutionary astrology, and astrology in general, really.  I am really enjoying the material and am halfway through Part 1 of the DVDs.  Problem is, I'm a bit overwhelmed with the material and feel intimidated.  Grin.  Right now I'm just focusing on being present with the lectures and reading along with the book, but it is hard to keep up because it seems that the school was geared toward people with a base knowledge in astrology and the related archetypes.  I have ordered the Pluto books, part 1 and 2 and will go back and read those when I complete the courses, but I would like to know what you all would recommend as a starting point to really get the basis of astrological archetypes so I can assimilate this information better.  I am also hoping that as I go along with the DVDs, things will start to make sense when we start doing chart interpretations. I'm excited about learning this wonderful methodology and look forward to hearing your advice on feedback for this newbie.  
Blessings!
Angie


Hello Angie!


Welcome to the EA message board.

Believe you me, we all started out just like you. It may seem that everyone else is more advanced, but that is not necessarily the case. Newbies are coming in all the time. You are not alone.


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Problem is, I'm a bit overwhelmed with the material and feel intimidated.

Many of us felt like this, however it is just a matter of applying yourself. It may seem like you are progressing at a snail's pace, but only through effort will you ever get there. Just keep at it, slow and steady, take it all in. It will all start to fall into place, but it will take some time. A great saying we have around here is:  "The value is in the effort."


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. . . it is hard to keep up because it seems that the school was geared toward people with a base knowledge in astrology and the related archetypes.

Much of the base knowledge is repeated throughout the message board and all the study materials ... for your benefit.  You will also benefit directly from more advanced discussions of EA.


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I have ordered the Pluto books, part 1 and 2 and will go back and read those when I complete the courses . . .
 . . . but I would like to know what you all would recommend as a starting point to really get the basis of astrological archetypes so I can assimilate this information better . . .

It is recommended that you BEGIN with reading Pluto Vol. 1 - The Evolutionary Journey of the Soul by Jeffrey Wolf Green. This is where we all began. This book will lay the foundation for your ongoing studies. This is the book we all fell in love with ... so enjoy!



Here are a few more offerings...


Deva Green, Jeffrey Wolf Green's daughter, is giving Monthly Phone Classes for all who are interested in learning and discussing the core principles of EA. These phone classes will be a forum in which we can discuss and apply the main principles of Evolutionary Astrology as an interactive group (study/practice group).  The next class is scheduled for 11/8/14  at 10-11 am PT.
http://schoolofevolutionaryastrology.com/forum/index.php?topic=1024.msg32624#msg32624


Astrology with Ari Moshe Wolfe
Free resources:  http://www.arimoshe.com/teachings.html
Also, check out Ari Moshe's Events page.


Guiding Stars Radio with Kristin Fontana, Wednesdays, 10-11 am PT
http://www.healthylife.net/RadioShow/archiveGS.htm


Facebook Page and Groups
Page:  https://www.facebook.com/pages/Jeffrey-Wolf-Green-School-of-Evolutionary-Astrology/309182825899672?ref=bookmarks
Group:  https://www.facebook.com/groups/435918239824221/


EA Books
http://schoolofevolutionaryastrology.com/school/new-ea-books
http://schoolofevolutionaryastrology.com/school/newest-ea-books


The EA Glossary by JWG
Hyperlinked format to give you direct and quick access to questions and answers about EA.
http://schoolofevolutionaryastrology.com/school/glossary


EA message board Q & A
Most importantly, this message board is here for you to ask any questions you may have along the way. Don't be shy!  Grin  


Love,

Linda

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Skywalker
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« Reply #2 on: Today at 04:01 AM »

Hi Angie and welcome to the MB.

Linda made great suggestions. I second her suggestion to read the Pluto books and the glossary, it has a lot of technical information that is priceless.

Relative to understanding and applying EA, one has to try and not be too mental or logical in the process of understanding how it all applies. Using our right brain, intuition, to let the chart come alive, is very important relative to chart analysis, once some rules and principles have been understood. The base of EA is the Scorpio approach of questioning the WHY behind the action, to uncover the motives behind why the person is this way or that way, or in any given circumstance in their life.

I suggest to all people who study Astrology to OBSERVE and CORRELATE what they observe. For example many people can easily see the selfishness that a Leo Sun can exhibit or the possessiveness of a Scorpio Sun.
The same should be applied to planetary positions and transits and so on. Thru learning the archetypes and observing them in action we get a real understanding of how Astrology works. So I suggest to look into specific Astrological configurations such as house positions (Sun in  the Eleventh house for Example) or planetary aspects (Moon conjunct Pluto) and observe how it manifests or what it correlates to in this persons and that persons life. And to observe transits, what happens when transiting Saturn is on a natal planet? What is its archetypal meaning and how can it translate in the real world? Why is it different for this person and that person?

And don´t be intimidated or afraid to ask questions if you feel the need to, that is what people are here for, to help out as we all learn and grow.

All the best





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