Forrest Astrology is the official home for the work of Steven Forrest, celebrated and internationally loved evolutionary astrologer. Steven has been working as an astrologer professionally for over 40 years, has written several classic best-selling astrology books, and travels around the world teaching his practical and transformative style of astrology. Steven is committed to teaching and practicing his own style of responsible, inspiring, and choice-centered astrology. The Forrest Astrology website features Steven's teaching, including free articles and videos, as well as official study materials in the form of audio downloads, videos, books, and webinars.
Our publishing company is called Seven Paws Press and features astrology titles as well as norse mythology, mystery and spirituality titles. We also feature titles published by our sister company Raven Dreams Press.
What is Evolutionary Astrology?
Evolutionary Astrology is a name used to describe a style of astrology that understands each person's birthchart as a map of the soul's evolution. The term "evolutionary astrology" is used by many astrologers and has a complicated history. You can learn more about the term's rich meaning and context in Steven's seminal work about the underpinnings of his technique, Yesterday's Sky. Steven's use of the term is one that celebrates the diversity of the field. But back in 2000, Steven got together with Jeffrey Wolf Green to attempt to articulate a set of core perceptions that would mark any astrologer's work as "Evolutionary." You can read that list here, which serves as a great starting point for understanding this style of astrology. Of course to truly understand what Evolutionary Astrology is, the best way is to experience it through a reading.
Steven's approach assumes that each of us is able to work with the astrological forces, not simply be directed by them. Coming from the core belief that there is a larger, transpersonal meaning to our lives, astrology can be used to help us live in harmony with that higher purpose. Thus, an Evolutionary Astrology reading is never "predictive" in a rigid or fatalistic sense. An Evolutionary Astrologer will talk about the questions you'll face, but will not spell out your answers to them. It's up to you how you interact with the field and create your own answers. The archetypal field is rich both with meaning, but also with possibility. And it's the possibility that an Evolutionary Astrologer strives to celebrate.
In this video interview, Steven articulates his unique approach to astrology.