By SchoolOfEA | January 30, 2014
Gonzalo Romero: Mercury and Evolutionary Astrology
Mercury in the birthchart correlates with types of information the individual has desired or needed to find, which in turn has determined the individual’s language and communication patterns. By relating the natal Mercury archetype with the evolutionary axis of the birthchart, we can understand what these types of information are, and why the individual has needed to gravitate to such types of information. Thus, Mercury and its south node, in relation to the natal Pluto, together with the South Node of the Moon and its planetary ruler, correlate with the type of intellectual organization coming into the current lifetime, which has served the evolutionary intentions of the individual prior to this lifetime. Mercury and its north node, in relation with the Pluto polarity point together with the North Node of the Moon, and its planetary ruler, reflect the emerging desires for new types of information and the resulting intellectual organization, which can help the individual’s advancement into its evolutionary future. In this talk we will examine these ideas using chart examples.
Born in Chile in 1970, Gonzalo began studying astrology in 1994 and discovered Jeffrey Wolf Green Evolutionary Astrology in 1998. He has been learning and practicing this paradigm ever since. He has also learned and practiced other healing arts, such as acupuncture. He is now training in hypnotherapy and past life regression therapy. After three years of living with his family in the Atacama desert, the School of Evolutionary Astrology proposed that he work spreading the EA paradigm in Chile. He is now the Director of the Chilean School of Evolutionary Astrology Evolutionary Astrology has provided powerful transformative information and insights at key evolutionary times in his life.
Bradley Naragon: Chiron and Evolutionary Astrology
The wounds of Chiron are born of Saturn; so healing takes place in the physical world. Starting at the metaphysical level, Chiron symbolically functions as the bridge between the conscious known reality (Saturn) and the unconscious realms. (Uranus and beyond) Building on this core archetypal meaning, we shall delve into Chiron’s nodes, exploring how the Taurus Scorpio and Aries Libra polarities correlate to individual and collective past wounds, simultaneously pointing us toward the path to healing the individual and collective psyche. Each soul’s evolutionary journey is inseparably linked to our own healing work. Chart examples will bring to light the connection between Chiron, Chiron’s nodes, Pluto and Lunar nodes.
Bradley Naragon found his passion for astrology in 1998. Immediately leaving behind traditional college, he continued creating art and studying astrology, which became the seeds for establishing Blue Dragon Arts and Astrology in 2006. Bradley hand crafts “astrological shields” – functional mandalas for seeing the dance of the spheres. Also he facilitates the creation of public mandalas throughout his hometown of Olympia, Washington. Bradley is committed to sharing the teachings of Jeffrey Wolf Green through speaking, tutoring, writing and astrological counseling. When not busy with EA is some form, life is full of family, gardening, and working at the local Food Coop.
Jason Holley: Pluto, the Nodes, and their Rulers: The Core Paradigm of Evolutionary Astrology
This talk will discuss and illustrate how to apply the core paradigm of Evolutionary Astrology: Pluto and its polarity point, the lunar nodes, and the rulers of the nodes. Through Pluto and its polarity point we can understand the Soul’s evolutionary desires; through the lunar nodes we can understand the ego structures it has created and will create to fulfill those desires; and through the rulers of the nodes we can understand how the structures enact the desires. Orientating to the chart in this way allows us to understand the deep dynamics of psyche, creating a profound empathy with the Soul itself that contextualizes the most powerful patterns individuals encounter and work through in life. It empowers the individual with a deep well of meaning for understanding life experiences in terms of the Soul’s ongoing evolutionary journey.
Jason Holley is an evolutionary astrologer and depth psychotherapist in Santa Fe, New Mexico. Jason began casting charts at his first Jupiter return in 1985, and two Jupiter returns later he encountered the work of Jeffrey Wolf Green, which proved to be pivotal and transformational in his life and work. Jason mentors psychotherapists and other healing arts practitioners in integrating evolutionary astrology into their healing practice and teaches courses on the psychology of consciousness, human development, astrology, sexuality, addiction, and trauma to counselors in transpersonal counseling graduate and certification programs. His website www.jasonholley.net includes links to his writing, workshops, and radio appearances.
Rose Marcus: Evolutionary Astrology: Ceres: Collaborating with Hades, Negotiating with Zeus
In the myth, we find Ceres forced to come to terms with Hades/Pluto and powerful enough to negotiate with the ruler of the Olympians, Zeus/Jupiter. In this lecture Rose will discuss how the Ceres myth reflects an evolutionary mandate to confront the formidable creative forces at work within the deeper recesses of our soul. In so doing, we can begin the process of reclaiming and healing that precious part of ourselves we once thought of as lost. Using examples to describe the Ceres process through sign, house, nodes and aspects, Rose will demonstrate how to work with the Ceres chart signature in relationship to the Pluto paradigm.
Rose Marcus hosted one of the first of the Jeffrey Wolf Green School of Evolutionary Astrology conferences in Vancouver, B.C. (1994). She began the Canadian School of Evolutionary Astrology in 2001 and teaches the program as a weekly curriculum and a teleconference course. Rose is the editor and contributing author to “Insights into Evolutionary Astrology” (Llewellyn World Wide Publications, released in 2010), a compilation book featuring 8 prominent Evolutionary Astrologers, many of whom are presenters at this conference. Over the years, Rose has written for numerous publications and projects (she was the forecast columnist for The Mountain Astrologer in 2006/7) and currently publishes in-depth monthly forecasts on her website. For more information on Rose’s private consultations, classes, and public appearances: rosemarcus.com or email rose: email@example.com
Kristin Fontana: Evolutionary Astrology and Skipped Steps
Repeating themes in the life of a Soul is a common experience for anyone who is resisting necessary growth. Similar to a skip in the record, this will inevitably create the feeling that ‘you have been here before’. In Evolutionary Astrology, this theme is referred to as skipped steps and is symbolized by a planet squaring the nodal axis. Until this is resolved, it will not allow the soul to evolve relative to the dynamics that the skipped steps are representing. This is demonstrated in the paradigm of skipped steps: a planet squaring the nodes, the location of their planetary rulers, and the aspects to these planets. Within this paradigm offers solutions for for resolution. The skipped step reflects a re-live experience within the Soul with the intention to resolve the dynamic in question, ultimately in order to evolve. Kristin will share chart examples demonstrating specific individual context as well as discuss steps for resolution.
Kristin Fontana graduated from UCLA with a degree in Kinesiology. She studied with world-renowned astrologer Jeffrey Wolf Green and is a certified graduate of the School of Evolutionary Astrology. Kristin is a contributor to a new book on Evolutionary Astrology Called “Insights into Evolutionary Astrology”. She provides a weekly Astrological Forecast column for the Beach Reporter in Southern California, which is also posted on her web site www.kristinfontana.com. Fontana is listened to worldwide on her weekly internet radio show Guiding Stars on the web www.healthylife.net
Gray Crawford: Jupiter and Evolutionary Astrology
Jupiter as an archetype correlates with the type of belief and vision needed by an individual to nurture their evolutionary Soul development. Jupiter is the intuitive aspect of consciousness that is non-linear, image-based, and able to perceive in the starry sky at night that we are connected to something much larger than the human societies we live within. The nature of our beliefs is fundamental to what we perceive and how we experience the world. Since each Soul incarnates into a culture with a dominant consensus belief system, it is imperative to understand the relationship between the vision of life we are drawn to as a result of our Soul desires and needs, and the beliefs of our culture and family that surround us from birth. The archetype of Jupiter is key to this vital component of Evolutionary Astrology. This talk will explore through chart examples how Jupiter is a pivotal archetype in evolving beyond the confines of consensus belief. The core meaning of Jupiter, including why we are born into the cultural beliefs that we are born into, will be revealed through considering the South Node of Jupiter, symbolizing the whole history of one’s beliefs and visions, and its planetary ruler and aspects. The North Node of Jupiter, representing an evolutionary focal point of development for our vision and belief, will also be addressed along with its planetary ruler and aspects. In addition, we will uncover the issue of projection in connection with Jupiter through analyzing how its archetype fits inside the context of Pluto, the lunar nodes, and other aspects of Evolutionary Astrology in birth charts. Since a fundamental need of the Soul is to feel secure, humans will project beliefs upon reality in order to feel more secure about what they do not truly understand. Through exploring Jupiter we will clarify why we have developed our current vision of life on a personal level, and gain awareness for reasons why others may have created belief systems that are different from our own on a collective level.
Gray Crawford is an astrologer and teacher who lives in Olympia, WA with his two daughters. He has been a teacher at Tacoma Community College for the past several years, and is passionate about guiding both his students and his astrology clients through Self-awareness and toward greater resiliency in following their authentic path. During Gray’s initial period of self-study in astrology, he came across Jeffrey Wolf Green’s writing about Venus and Mars in the second Pluto book and was fascinated by the depth of focus given to the archetypes by Green. In 2011, Gray began writing on the message board of the School of Evolutionary Astrology and gaining a deeper understanding of Evolutionary Astrology and the teachings of Jeffrey Wolf Green. Gray can be contacted for astrology readings or dialogue at firstname.lastname@example.org, and some of his astrology writing can be found at esotericembers.wordpress.com.
Ari Moshe Wolfe: Neptune in Evolutionary Astrology
Natal Neptune, by house sign and aspects, correlates to where and how a soul can directly come to know its inherent relationship and oneness with what we may call: Love, God, Truth, the Ultimate meaning, Source of all Creation. Natal Neptune, by house sign and aspects, also correlates to the greatest possibility of delusion: where the soul will replace its relationship with ultimate meaning with that which is not ultimately meaningful. In this lecture, Ari Moshe will examine Neptune in the natal chart in order to exemplify the process of spiritualization: the nature of the illusions about reality, subsequent disillusionment and illumination regarding the ultimate nature of reality. He will do this first by analyzing Neptune within the context of Pluto and the south node of the Moon in order to understand how the process of spiritualization fits into the overall karmic desires that have propelled all prior lifetimes leading up to the current incarnation. Then, Ari Moshe will examine the south node and north nodes of Neptune in order to provide both an overall past context for how the soul has become deluded, confused and illuminated about the nature of Reality, as well as the evolutionary development and potential of a soul’s personal spiritualization process. Since these nodes are collectively placed for an entire generation in the axis of Aquarius and Leo, Ari Moshe will also address some core themes that apply universally for all souls incarnating on this planet at this time. Lastly Ari Moshe will examine the north node of the Moon along with the Pluto polarity point to illustrate how the spiritualization process as reflected through natal Neptune and its nodes are enacted and fulfilled through the choice to evolve. All of these teachings will be exemplified step by step through one or two case studies.
Ari Moshe is a student of Evolutionary Astrology as taught by Jeffrey Wolf Green. Ari Moshe first discovered this paradigm after being disillusioned by the vastness of astrology and all that he felt was beyond his capacity for comprehension. For the last 90 degrees of transiting Saturn, EA has been a profound and focused source of personal growth and service path for Ari Moshe. Ari Moshe teaches and counsels, locally and abroad, on an ongoing basis. He is lives in Olympia, Washington.
Deva Green: Uranus And Evolutionary Astrology
This lecture will focus on understanding Uranus from an evolutionary point of view on both a personal and collective perspective. This will be illustrated using the Pluto paradigm and the nodes of Uranus. The core points that will be discussed are Uranus’s correlation to liberation and “freedom from our known” reality. One correlation of Uranus is that of trauma. Trauma, of course, can have various causes. The South Node of Uranus in Sagittarius. One correlation of the Sagittarius archetype is natural law. As such, the South Node of Uranus indicates that we all have our collective root in natural times/natural law. We all, collectively speaking, have “imprinted” these natural laws. Uranus correlates to long term memory and the individuated unconscious. The South Node of Uranus also indicates that a collective choice to violate and distort natural law via man made religions and dogma, etc has occurred. As a result of this choice we have experienced collective trauma and shock. The North Node of Uranus is in Gemini. From a collective point of view we are all in a process of liberation from the progressive distortion/violation of natural laws that occurred via man made religions. Generally speaking, liberation will occur through the intake of information that is in alignment with the teachings/natural principles of natural times. The individual birth chart will indicate the specific dynamics that any Soul intends to liberate from in regards to traumatic events in the current life.
Deva Green is the daughter of Jeffrey Wolf Green, the founder of Evolutionary Astrology and author of the Pluto Vol 1 and Pluto Vol 2 books. She studied for many years with her father and is thus uniquely qualified to practice. Deva has lectured at Jeffrey Wolf Green Evolutionary Astrology conferences, and also at NORWAC. Her first book “Evolutionary Astrology” was published in 2009 by Llewellyn. It is a handbook to applying the main principles of evolutionary astrology from the Pluto Vol 1 book ( using in depth illustrations). Deva is the director of the JWG School of Evolutionary Astrology. She offers astrological readings and personal tutoring. Visit her website at www.devagreen.com or e-mail her at email@example.com
Steve Wolfson: The Soul’s Desire Nature in the Birthchart
To understand Evolutionary Astrology it is necessary to understand that desire is the root cause of everything, including the experience of being alive in a human body. All Souls are created with a dual desire nature. One side of that nature desires to experience itself as separate and unique from everything else, while the other side simultaneously desires to release its sense of individuality and merge back into Source. The Soul’s evolutionary journey is the lengthy process of exhausting its separating desires until its only remaining desire is the desire to merge with Source. Understanding this simple principle is core to understanding a birth chart.Starting with the Pluto signature of Pluto and its polarity point and the lunar nodes and their rulers, by house, sign, and aspects made to all other objects, the sum total of all objects in a chart indicate that Soul’s desire nature, past present and future, including the causes that led to the present lifetime. Steve will show examples of a Soul’s desire nature in the birth chart, including how, through polarity, that Soul intends to evolve itself through its separating desires.
Steve Wolfson is a graduate of Jeffrey Wolf Green’s Evolutionary Astrology Pluto School. He spoke at four previous national Evolutionary Astrology Conferences and is co-producing the Portland 2014 EA Conference. His life has been greatly deepened from his involvement with EA, and he is passionate about sharing EA’s principles with others. Steve gives Evolutionary Astrology Soul readings in person in Ashland Oregon, and by phone nationally and beyond. http://stevewolfson.com
our special guest Demetra George: The Sacred Marriage: Vesta, Juno, and Psyche
Each of these asteroids symbolizes a feminine goddess who is a conduit of sexual energy that can manifest in human behavior on the consensus, individuated or spiritual levels. Explore the range of these goddesses’ expression in the realm of the human heart seeking redemption and transcendence through union with the other, and how our sexual desire leads us into suffering or liberation. The nodes of these asteroids point the way to the sacred marriage as a path of spiritual delusion or enlightenment.
Demetra George, M.A. Classics, has been practicing astrology for more than 35 years, specializing in archetypal mythology and ancient techniques. She is the author of “Astrology For Yourself”, “Asteroid Goddesses”, “Mysteries of the Dark Moon”, “Finding Our Way Through the Dark”, and “Astrology and the Authentic Self”. She lives in Oregon, lectures internationally, and leads pilgrimages to the sacred sites in the Mediterranean and India. She offers personal astrological consultations and mentors individual students in all levels of astrological education. In October 2011 Demetra will celebrate the 25th anniversary of the publication of “Asteroid Goddesses” with a journey to the mystery temples of Ceres, Pallas, Juno, and Vesta in ancient Greece.
(Jeffrey Wolf Green will not be attending.)