Astrology Articles by Steven Forrest

Key Planetary Questions in Evolutionary Astrology

The PlanetsThis list of brief questions will help illuminate the meanings behind these key symbols in the birth chart, as understood through the lens of Evolutionary Astrology.

Sun

What are the core principles and soul-intentions to which you must be true in order to maintain sanity, identity, and authenticity? What are the core drives to which you must be true in order to maintain vitality and life-force?

Moon

To what "trans"-rational needs and joys must you be true in order to maintain happiness and a feeling of well-being? What is the most effective way in which you can nurture, heal and restore yourself?

Ascendant

How do you compose your outward style in order to achieve a maximum sense of "centeredness?" How do you "get your act together?" What is the optimal stylistic interface between your deep psyche and the outer social and experiential worlds?

Midheaven

What is your natural gift to your community? What is your natural role in the world? What is your "cosmic job description?"

Descendant

What blindspots in you require strengthening, correction, and stimulation through partnership?

Astrological Nadir

Where do you naturally retreat for vision and re-inspiration? What  self-revelation is the deepest token of trust and intimacy you can offer another person?

Mercury

What key archetypes underlie your true voice? What is the right, natural shape of your intelligence and what is its purpose? How does the world speak to you in omens?

Venus

How do you best release stress and restore equilibrium? What qualities in another person invite your trust, ease, and intimacy? What kinds of aesthetic stimuli uplift your spirit? How do you express affection and fondness, and what does that imply about
the natures of your soulmates?

Mars

Where in your life do you most need to develop courage and right assertiveness?
Where must you choose between the role of "hunter" and the role of "prey?"

Jupiter

How and where have you been chronically underestimating yourself? Where might you settle for too little? What was the "Gift of the Gods" given to you at your birth?

Saturn

What is the Great Workof your life? Where do you most need to guard against excesses of caution and hesitancy? What fear unconsciously shapes and limits your scope of self-expression?

Uranus

Where must you attend to your individuality and freedom, even at the price of disappointing others? Where must you guard most vigilantly against being twisted into inauthenticity by a need for approval and acceptance?

Neptune

Where might you surrender too much? Where and how does Spirit speak to you? How can you best develop your psychic sensitivities?

Pluto

Where do you carry your wise wound and what gave it to you? Where must you go to retrieve your soul?

Moon's South Node

What unconscious assumptions about yourself and your life might keep you "looping" worn-out prior-life behaviors?

Moon's North Node

What is the ultimate evolutionary strategy and intention for your soul?

© 2008. Steven Forrest

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