Last year a friend of mine talked about a session she had with an awesome Evolutionary Astrologist Christina Rai. My friend talked about how insightful the session was and it was amazing to learn so much in understanding herself and her path in life. Sign me up. I couldn’t wait to go and see what I could learn.
I went last year in June and it was mind blowing. The approach of evolutionary astrology is more based on the soul and our evolutionary purpose in life (this is a major simplification which I will talk more about later but you can check out the website for a much more eloquent and deeper explanation).
I was so amazed at the insights that I gained about my approach in life, my way of being, and an understanding of the underlying forces of my struggles. I wanted to shout from the rooftops about this amazing tool we have in our midst to help us have conscious insights into our psyche. It doesn’t change our current struggles. It is not destined fate. It is a map that we can choose to have as an aid while WE make the best choices we can in the moment for our journeys.
I have been experiencing some major internal pressure to make big changes in my life that I couldn’t understand. My way of viewing the world, what I value, and where I see myself going are in a major, cataclysmic shift. It has been so hard feeling like the earth underneath me is heaving, crumbling with no stable ground in sight.
I decided to go again for a session based on my solar and lunar returns and to concentrate on my astrological chart transits to look at what is going on for me right now and the year ahead. It again was so mind blowing and so awesome to get an understanding of the planetary influences, the aspects that are guiding my journey right now.
One piece I will share now is I could never understand why I felt so trapped growing up. My parents were very quiet and not very communicative when I was growing up. We lived on a farm 4 miles out of a small town with no close neighbours. I sometimes will hear others describe growing up on a farm as a magical time being close to nature. I found it isolating and felt disconnected and lonely.
Thinking about my natal chart and the planetary influences of my soul for this journey I asked Christina why I had such a strong need to “escape” to a city when I was growing up. I was desperate to leave that childhood isolation behind and I did once I graduated from school. That’s over 20 years ago and in the shift I’m experiencing right now I’ve had some of those same feelings of wanting to escape. And it’s never about my life being horrible now or when I was a kid. There are definite improvements I can make in being more connected, make use of my time better, and be more in sync with my self.
I realized through my natal chart, the strong energy I have, an essential energy to push forward in the world (Mars in Aries in my first house) and a very strong urge for freedom (Uranus in Libra in my seventh house). Now I can see how growing up on a farm could feel like a trap as I wanted to be out doing in the world. I wanted to be free to roam and be around, to have experiences where there were people, and to see the world. My family did not purposely do the opposite of what I needed to experience. They didn’t know. I didn’t know why I felt the way I did and it made it worse because sure things weren’t perfect. My family was also very quiet, did not communicate much, and was fairly conservative. That also felt constricting which may be somewhat normal but felt overwhelming to me with the energies that I had inside me waiting to burst forth in the world.
It’s now that I can see how some of that pattern is emerging again in having my own young family. In the last several years my freedom and energy have less choice to be free but have been focused on nurturing the beautiful little beings who are now almost 7 and 4. After the evolutionary astrology session, I could see how that is triggering some of my pressure points again. It’s in this amazing understanding that I can make better choices to not feel so trapped. To understand that the intenseness of raising young children is slowly shifting to allow for a little space again for me to roam again.
There is so much power in knowing. I’ve realized that the greatest gift I can give my children is to understand the influences of their soul journey (through their natal charts). I can’t be perfect but I can at least try to understand and support them at this most fundamental level.
This is a very brief skim of the impact of the learning from that session. It has made me so passionate about learning more that I’ve started to take astrology classes and find others who are interested in astrology as well. Stay tuned for more!