Jodie Forrest

☪ I've maintained an evolutionary astrology practice for 33 years. I believe living beings are growing and evolving, not static, and that your chart represents both your growth potentials and your possible navigational errors.

The ways you choose to grow or to avoid growing effect on how fulfilled and happy a life you can lead.

Because I've learned to read the symbolic language of astrology, I can use it to help increase your self-awareness and your understanding of the different life paths that are open to you. Think of your birth chart as your individual Lonely Planet guide to living.

Astrology isn't a religion or even a belief system; it's a tool, something like a very sophisticated personality theory that's rooted in the archetypes of the collective unconscious. You can interpret a chart like a dream or a poem. Dreams and poems aren't "real," but they can contain illuminating wisdom.

For example, after a very busy holiday season with many rotating shifts of guests and dinners, one woman dreamed that she was locked in a small closet with the most obnoxious of her in-laws, and the in-law wanted to put a grand piano in the closet with them. Did that really happen? No. Do you think one meaning of the dream was that this woman had been feeling crowded by her lengthy procession of visitors?

I think so, too.
By the same token, your birth chart is not astronomically "real," because it's drawn as if the Sun, Moon, and planets all revolved around the Earth. We know better nowadays. But we can still interpret that drawing of your birth chart in ways that are just as meaningful to you as our besieged woman's dream is to her.

Each chart is so complex that it's virtually a universe in itself. Your universe. Come explore it with me.