About Evolutionary Astrology
With Evolutionary Astrology, we look at the birth chart as a blueprint of the gifts and challenges you came into this lifetime to work with in order to evolve into a more enlightened self; or put another way, to find happiness within a complicated existence. Each sign represents an identity and gives insight into how our minds operate. Individual houses represent the particular areas of life we are working with; intimate relationships or financial circumstances, for example. The planets each represent an area of our psychological framework, such as emotion, intellect and ego. As time moves forward from your moment of birth the movement of the planets make connections with patterns in your birth chart and highlight those areas of awareness.
Evolutionary astrology differs from predictive astrology in that the evolutionary astrologer puts you in the driver's seat. Yes, things may happen to you but you can decide how you want to work through those things. Your response is not predetermined. Understanding astrology won't help us avoid difficult times in our lives but with an insightful, experienced astrologer we can learn to navigate the difficult times more successfully. We can step through our challenges with a bit more grace as we understand ourselves on an ever deepening level.
Below you'll find a list of signs, houses and planets with a brief description of their functions and possibilities.
Aries March 21 - April 19
Ruler Mars: Assertion; how we get what we want.
Taurus April 20 - May 20
Ruler Venus: Values; what we attract, desire.
Gemini May 21 - June 20
Ruler Mercury: Mental process; reasoning, expression.
Cancer June 21 - July 22
Ruler Moon: Nurturing matrix; emotions, connectedness.
Leo July 23 - August 22
Ruler Sun: Creative life force; self-mastery, individuality.
Virgo August 23 - September 22
Ruler Mercury: Mental process, reasoning, perspective.
Libra September 23 - October 22
Ruler Venus: Attachment, values, what we attract
Scorpio October 23 - November 21
Ruler Mars/Pluto: Transformation, obsessions, power.
Sagittarius November 22 - December 21
Ruler Jupiter: Expansion, growth, belief, judgment.
Capricorn December 22 - January 19
Ruler Saturn: Form/structure; responsibility, discipline.
Aquarius January 20 - February 18
Ruler Saturn/Uranus: Breaking free, humanitarianism.
Pisces February 19 - March 20
Ruler Jupiter/Neptune: Transcendence, imagination.
Cardinal/Fire Independent, assertive, pioneering, self-starter, confident, impulsive, aggressive, crude, sharp, combative.
Fixed/Earth Needs security, grounded, practical, thrifty, solid, sensuous, rigid, materialistic, stubborn, insecure, self-indulgent.
Mutable/Air Flexible, intellectual, verbal, logical, witty, curious, impatient, inconsistent, gossipy, questioning.
Cardinal/Water Protective, nurturing, sentimental, empathetic, maternal, touchy, nagging, controlling, guarded.
Fixed/Fire Creative, loyal, generous, dramatic, artistic, humorous, affectionate, dominating, selfish, egotistical, vain.
Mutable/Earth Organized thinking, meticulous, analytical, discerning, conservative, critical, perfectionist, hypochondriac, fussy
Cardinal/Air Harmonious, agreeing, democratic, charming, supportive, lazy, status-seeking, manipulative, aloof
Fixed/Water Penetrating, insightful, deep, intense, psychic, powerful, cruel, severe, revengeful, sexual, jealous, vindictive.
Mutable/Fire Inspiring, idealistic, religious, adventurous, knowledgeable, prophetic, fanatical, loud-mouth, impartial.
Cardinal/Earth Responsible, hard-working, goal-oriented, serious, honorable, demanding, authoritarian, rigid.
Fixed/Air Unique, inventive, original, visionary, non-conforming, rebellious, aloof, stubborn, impartial.
Mutable/Water Visionary, idealistic, spiritual, merging, escapist, depressed, withdrawn, addicted, artistic.
Houses of the Zodiac
1st house - (Ascendant) Personality, appearance, outlook on life, vitality.
2nd house - Values, money, possessions, feelings of self-worth, earning power.
3rd house - Mentality, communication, siblings, elementary school experience, neighbors, community.
4th house - (IC) Home & environment, mother (I am) (I have), family, inner security, early childhood.
5th house - Pleasures, creativity, romance, children, hobbies.
6th house - Occupation, service to others, work, daily routine, health concerns, small animals.
7th house - (Descendant) Relationships, marriage, open enemies, commitment, contracts, legal obligations, business partners.
8th house - Sex, sexual intimacy, major lifestyle changes, taxes, other people's money, death, inheritance.
9th house - Philosophy, religion, beliefs, dreams, long journeys, continued education, large animals, judicial system in general.
10th house - (MC) Public reputation, honor, profession, authorities, father, politics, the boss, social status.
11th house - Friendships, acquaintances, personal hopes & wishes, long term goals, organizations, where dreams come true.
12th house - Confinement, secrets, hidden enemies, mysticism, hospitals, prisons, self-undoing, self-sacrifice.