Steve Wolfson
  Evolutionary Astrology

  Ashland Oregon USA
  541-201-0825
 
  www.stevewolfson.com



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Steve's Events

If you would like to be notified by email of where and when I will be speaking about Evolutionary Astrology and the work of Jeffrey Wolf Green, send me an email (click the link to the left) requesting that I add you to my event notification list. Thank you for your interest.


(September 2009)
Hi
Several people have asked if I am still doing readings since my last listed event, and my last blog post, are now old. Yes, I do readings all the time. I just have not felt directed to offer any teachings over the last year, and its been quite a while since I felt like writing something on my blog.
I am still alive and well, and always available for anyone who feels drawn to the orientation I've expressed on this website.
Thank you for your interest,
Steve


PAST EVENTS


Wed Jul 16 & 23, Aug 6th, 13th, 20th 2008 - 6 to 8 PM      Ashland OR

Evolutionary Astrology Classes - I
a 5 week course with Steve Wolfson - July and Aug 2008

(Based on the work of Jeffrey Wolf Green, author of Pluto: The Evolutionary Journey of the Soul)

Evolutionary Astrology (EA) reveals the evolutionary development and intentions of the Soul. "Why am I here?" and "What are my life lessons?" are the core EA questions.

EA helps to crack open layers of conditioning that cover our actual identity and make us believe we are something other than who we really are. Growth is the process of peeling away those layers, with the indwelling Soul gradually revealed. This process is not always fun, but it is inevitable and necessary.

Steve is a graduate of Jeff Green's Evolutionary Astrology school, and is a counseling astrologer based in Ashland. His work is based on decades of his own transformative unfolding process, and observing the common patterns in the unfolding growth path of many, many people.

This is the first in a series of classes in which Steve will be teaching Evolutionary Astrology. In addition to sharing the subject matter, we will apply the principles we discuss to birth charts provided by people in the class. The subject matter, and pace of the class, will unfold as the class proceeds, accommodating the interests and astrology level of those in the group. We will definitely cover the Pluto formula, which reveals the Soul's underlying growth intentions for the present birth, as well as the cycle of phases and aspects. Other potential areas include the transit of Pluto through the houses and signs.

Classes will be 2 hour sessions, meeting on Wednesday's once a week, in a private home in Ashland.  Class dates: Jul 16 and 23; Aug 6, 13, and 20th. Start time will be either 6PM or 6:30 PM.

Cost is $10 - $15 per class.  Attending the whole series is best, however you can come to the classes as you like. All classes will be recorded and available on CD, in case you must miss some classes.


Tues Feb 19th - Tues Mar 25th, 2007, 6 to 8 PM      Ashland OR

Evolutionary Astrology Basics
a 6 week class presented by Steve Wolfson

An introduction to Evolutionary Astrology and the archetypes of the 12 signs.

Evolutionary Astrology (EA) is a metaphysical system based in Natural Law – that which is naturally observable.  It uses astrology as a symbolic language to describe the natural processes of life, forward movement of endless cycles of birth, growth, and decay; leading to rebirth in the next cycle. 

EA views the human Soul as the root cause of a human birth.  To EA, the planet Pluto in the birth chart symbolizes the Soul’s growth intentions for the current life.  "Why am I here?" and "What are my life lessons?" are the core EA questions.
 
EA helps crack baked-on layers of conditioning that have created a conscious sense of self-identity that is not truly who I am.  Growth is the process of peeling back those layers – leading to an open heart, where the innermost Soul can be revealed.  This process is not always fun, but it is always real.  It leads to increasing Authenticity – the progressive discovery of one’s true voice, and one’s intended life directions.  This journey does not stop until the last breath, and no one is too old or too young.
 
We start the classes by discussing the metaphysical principles that are the foundation of EA.  The rest will be in-depth discussion of the 12 astrological archetypes (signs). In my experience, a deep understanding of the 12 archetypes is the key that unlocks about three-quarters of astrology.

(Example: Gemini is known as "dual natured" and "indecisive and wishy-washy". But WHY?  From an EA perspective, Gemini correlates with the human need to gather information, to use the mind to classify physical reality, so we can feel we have a handle on it.  When looked at in this way, we begin to see why Gemini at times must behave indecisively.  Thus we become more accepting of how we and others are “wired”).

The classes will be 2 hour sessions, once a week for six weeks, held in Ashland. Cost will be $10 - $15, sliding scale, per class.  I strongly encourage attending the whole series, as the knowledge builds week to week. However, if that is not possible it is OK to attend some of the sessions.  These classes will be accessible to astrology newcomers, and will also hold the interest of more knowledgeable students.
 
My style is informal and tends towards the right brain - intuitive.  We will discuss more concept than details to memorize.  As time permits we will work with charts, to ground what we discuss.  Example: What does Venus in Cancer in the 10th house look like? (hint: combination of Libra and Cancer and Capricorn…) What changes if we move Venus to the 5th house, or place it in Scorpio?  If we complete our sign-work in time, in the last class we will integrate it all through some chart interpretation.


Monday Apr 16, 2007, 7 to 9 PM      Ashland OR

          Sexual Archetypes of the 12 Signs

Societal and religious conditionings have left the majority of people with sexual values that are distortions of the natural sexual impulse. This can lead to guilt and shame, and is a major source of gender issues.

Steve will discuss the natural sexual impulse, and how conditioning has taught us to repress and distort it.  He will then discuss the sexual nature of each of the 12 signs.

Each sign desires a sexual expression that reflects its nature. The desires inevitably conflict with those of other signs, this underlying so much of the sexual confusion so many feel. 

Understanding the natural sexual archetypes can help us see the validity of our own inherent sexual nature.  This deepens awareness that the way I naturally feel is the way I am intended to feel. Self-acceptance can then gradually replace guilt and shame.

$5 general, $4 seniors 62+, $3 members
Astrology in Ashland monthly meeting,
Location: RVML, 258 A Street
For information about Astrology In Ashland, access our website here.


Saturday Mar 24, 2007     2:45 - 3:45 PM   Portland OR
          Evolutionary Astrology Basics talk

                at the Oregon Astrological Assoc. Astrofaire
                          (noon to 5 PM, admission $5)
                            schedule, directions, more information


Sep 28 - Oct 1, 2006      
    4th Jeffrey Wolf Green Evolutionary Astrology Conference
    Sylvan Lake Resort, in the Black Hills of South Dakota
    With special guest Demetra George

I will be one of the presenters at this great conference. My topic:

Individuation and Self-love: Pathways Back to the Self

Thousands of years of living in patriarchal societies under hierarchical religions has left the majority of humans, male and female alike, feeling fractured, dissected into little pieces, afraid and ashamed of their natural selves, and feeling less-than and not-worthy. 

Steve will look at the roots of how we got to this place in the first place and discuss, with examples from his own unfolding process, how one can begin to turn all of that around and reconnect with the natural, God/Goddess-given, self and life.  Astrologically we will look at the archetypes of Virgo/6th house and Aquarius/11th house, and their polarities, Pisces/12th house and Leo/5th house.

For more details on the conference, visit the conference website here, or email Steve.


Monday Mar 20, 2006    7 to 9 PM  RVML, Ashland OR

Individuation and Self-love: Pathways Back to the Self

Thousands of years of living in patriarchal societies under hierarchical religions has left the majority of humans, male and female alike, feeling fractured, dissected into little pieces, afraid and ashamed of their natural selves, and feeling less-than and not-worthy. 

Steve will look at the roots of how we got to this place in the first place and discuss, with examples from his own unfolding process, how one can begin to turn all of that around and reconnect with the natural, God/Goddess-given, self and life.  Astrologically we will look at the archetypes of Virgo/6th house and Aquarius/11th house, and their polarities, Pisces/12th house and Leo/5th house.

Location: RVML, 258 A Street, Ashland (Across from Ace Hardware, near Ashland Food Co-Op)
Admission: $5 General, $4 Seniors 62+, $3 NCGR Members

Monday Feb 27, 2006    6 to 8 PM  Medford OR

Mars Returns: Shift Happens

Mars' revolution around the Sun takes two years.  Thus, once every two years Mars returns to the point in your birthchart where it was located at the moment of your birth.  Why should you care?  What difference does it make?

Mars (and the Aries archetype) symbolize the parts of self that are our deepest instinctual sense of self.  It is the realm in which the intentions of the Soul (the eternal part of us) enter human form - through the medium of the instinctual primary brain, seeding into our consciousness new perceptions of reality/identity.  Mars returning completes a two year cycle, beginning a new one.  The intentions of the Soul have changed; a new cycle is birthed.  This frequently demands deep inner shifts in our perceptions of self - new feelings and life events appear in direct response to this inner need.

As an example, my Mars recently returned.  I had been feeling good with my life, who I saw myself as.  Within days, inner feelings within me suddenly and deeply shifted.  All of a sudden I was feeling inwardly called towards new potentials beyond anything I'd ever envisioned.  The “me” that I'd been content with was suddenly (and permanently) much too small.  Something was calling me on to fulfill even more of the seed potential within me.  Events began happening in my life to challenge the ways I had looked at myself, the ways I had been living.

How did this happen so suddenly?  Whydid it happen?  How do you deal with such sudden shifts?  I will address all of this and more.  (For another piece I wrote on this subject, look here.) For those who ask, I will record this talk and later have CD's available.
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This talk will be given at the Monday night astrology group in Medford.  It is free - donations are accepted.  We meet at 15 Ashland St. in Medford.  Pot luck food and wine 6 to 6:30 PM - bring optional food/drink/snacks to share.  Talk begins at 6:30, thru 8 PM.  I will answer questions and look at charts.

Directions from Ashland:  1st Medford exit on I-5. Right at light onto Barnett. Left at 1st traffic light onto Highland. Take Highland to the end. Left onto Main. Left at 1st traffic light onto Ashland St. #15 is the 2nd house on the left. Park on the street.


Fri.  Oct 14, 2005      Portland OR      7:30 - 9:30 PM
       Oregon Astrological Association
       Subud House (3185 NE Regents Drive) Portland OR
                    $5 members/$10 nonmembers

Evolutionary Astrology sees life as the working out of the Soul’s desires and conflicts. Why would Souls have conflicts? God created Souls with dual desire natures; to know Self as unique and separate, and to merge back with Source (God). Conflicts between these opposing desires can be strong. Evolutionary Astrology points out a Soul’s intentions for this lifetime, and the past tendencies that subconsciously influence yet are difficult to recognize. Steve will show how Pluto, its polarity point, the Lunar Nodes, and the rulers of the Lunar Nodes together describe this lifetime’s evolutionary signature and intentions. He will discuss Skipped Steps (areas that need to be developed where we have previously flip-flopped), and Evolutionary Stages. He will discuss how to determine a person’s evolutionary stage, and demonstrate interpreting the same chart at various evolutionary stages. 

See www.oregonastrology.org for additional info.


Sat.  Oct 15, 2005      Portland OR      Noon - 4:30 PM
       Oregon Astrological Association
       Subud House (3185 NE Regents Drive) Portland OR
                    $35 members/$50 nonmembers
                     (Deduct $5 if preregistered by October 10)

Matriarchy to Patriarchy, and (Finally!) Approaching the Aquarian Age

In the distant past, humans lived in relative harmony with fellow humans and the environment. Steve's workshop will look at the natural attitudes of those times, the distortions introduced when patriarchal, hierarchal, linear perspectives gradually took over, and what changes we might expect with the oncoming Aquarian age.

We will look at the Garden of Eden myth and the distortions it's introduced. These distortions affect nearly everything on earth. Judgments placed on natural instincts lead to repression and guilt. Guilt combined with the need to atone leads to submissive or masochistic behaviors. Guilt combined with anger about being made to feel guilty leads to dominating or sadistic behaviors, the desire to get back at those who made me feel guilty.

Astrologically these distortions especially overlay the archetypes of Virgo and Capricorn. We will examine why, and how they play out. We will learn why Sagittarius represents Natural Law - matriarchal principles.

We will learn to recognize guilt-based behaviors based on these distortions operating in our own lives, and will discuss strategies for releasing these old patterns and developing new and healthier ones.

See www.oregonastrology.org for additional info.


Sep. 19, 2005, 7-9 PM
Rogue Valley Metaphysical Library, Ashland OR

Astrology in Ashland, the Southern Oregon chapter of the National Council for Geocosmic Research (SONCGR) Presents:

BEYOND SUN SIGN ASTROLOGY


Panel: Steve Wolfson, Mary Plumb, Doug Kellogg, Dana Gerhardt and Julia Bondi.

Did you know that your “sign” is your sun sign, but that you also have a moon sign, rising sign, and seven other “signs”??????

Join us and meet a panel of local astrologers as they tell you about all of those other signs and present how Astrology can be useful for you in your life. The “sun sign” is extremely limited, and that is why the columns in the local newspaper only occasionally, if ever, seem to speak directly to you. But with a bit more data, a whole new world of possibility opens up. Bring your questions and curiosities about this ancient art/science. Bring your birth place, time and date and receive a complimentary natal chart.

SONCGR is a community of people who share an interest in Astrology.
For more information call Doug Kellogg at 541-482-8988
or e-mail soncgr@mind.net.
Visit our website at www.astrologyinashland.org
$5 Public, $4 Seniors 62+, $3 NCGR Members

Join us on the third Monday of each month at the RVML for exciting astrological events.


Saturday July 16th 9 AM to 4 PM, Ashland OR
 Workshop on Evolutionary Astrology fundamentals, part one.

Thanks to interest from those who attended my June all day workshop, I am beginning a series of monthly Saturday workshops that will explore Evolutionary Astrology (EA) in depth. These will be small, intimate groups. There will be plenty of time for questions and for working with the charts of those who attend. These workshops will be offered on a by-donation basis.

I will begin with explaining the spiritual foundations on which EA is based - the dual desire nature of the Soul - the triad of Ego (Cancer), Soul (Scorpop), Source (Pisces) - the evolutionary journey of the Soul.

Then we will look at "the Pluto formula" - The house and sign of Pluto, house and sign of the Lunar south node, and location of the south node's planetary ruler, all representing the past of the person's Soul and personality. And then the house and sign of Pluto's polarity point, house and sign of the Lunar north node, and location of the north node's planetary ruler, representing the intended growth/evolutionary path of the Soul and personality. We will put all of this together with chart examples. If we have time, we will begin looking at the archetypes of the twelve signs/houses.

My approach to teaching astrology is to correlate astrological principles to a person's actual, non-astrological, life experience.  By grounding in this way it becomes easy to see these principles working in one's life, which to me is one of the main values of astrology in the first place.   These are Life principles, not just astrology principles.   

Evolutionary Astrology is a Soul-based astrology that looks at the present lifetime as a small step in the evolutionary journey of the human soul on its path back to Source.

I am a graduate of the Jeffrey Wolf Green School of Evolutionary Astrology.  Jeffrey developed Evolutionary Astrology and has written well-known astrology books on “Pluto: the Evolutionary Journey of the Soul”.  I recently presented at the 3rd annual international Evolutionary Astrology conference in Sedona.  I live in Ashland where I do E.A. life readings and counseling sessions, in person and by phone, and also give talks and hold classes.  

If you are interested in coming, please phone or email me for further details.  You are welcome to email or phone me with any questions about the workshop.
Thank you.


Thurs. July 14, 2005    Internet Radio  www.healthylife.net 7 - 8 PM Pacific
"Living the Evolutionary Paradigm - Walking the Talk"

I will be the guest on Evolutionary Astrologer Kristin Fontana's weekly EA internet radio show. I will speak about "Walking the Talk", strategies that can help you make necessary but uncomfortable changes in your life, to help release from the repetitive pull of the past and move into the potential of the new; the Now and the future.

You can listen by going to www.healthylife.net at 7 PM Pacific / 10 PM Eastern and clicking the Listen Live button. You will hear the broadcast in Windows Media Player on your computer.

The station will archive the show within a few days of the original broadcast. If you miss it the first time, you can hear it by clicking the Archives button on www.healthylife.net's home page. Then, in the Variety Talk section, select Kristin Fontanta / Guiding Stars. Then click the link for Steve Wolfson.

Hope you can join me with Kristin, and hope you hear something that is of value.


Saturday June 4th 9 AM to 4 PM, Ashland OR
  Planetary Phases: Looking more deeply into aspects
 
We are all familiar with the idea of Moon phases.  At the very least, we have learned that we plant our intentions at the New Moon and harvest them at the Full Moon.  This is true, and, there are 6 other moon phases besides New and Full.   And each has its own archetypal meaning and significance.  When we take these eight phases and apply them not only to the Moon, but to the cycles of other planets, and then even to life events outside of the realm of astrology, a wealth of new insights appears.  All of life, in all of its forms, consists of repeating cycles of birth, growth, fruition, decay, mutation/death, and rebirth.

My approach to teaching astrology is to correlate astrological principles to a person's actual, non-astrological, life experience.  By grounding in this way it becomes easy to see these principles and cycles at play in one's life, which is, to me, one of the main values of astrology in the first place.   These are Life principles, not just astrology principles.   Much of what I will be discussing are life and metaphysical concepts, so I feel even people without much astrology background can benefit from this day. 

Monday Apr. 25th and Monday May 2nd, 2005
                  6 to 8 PM  Medford OR
    Planetary Phases: Looking more deeply into aspects

I will present a two part talk on Planetary Phases and Aspects.

All life consists of repeated natural cycles of birth, growth, fruition,
decay, mutation/death, rebirth.

When we apply this natural cycle to astrology, we come to see that aspects between two planets are a marker of where in that cycle the relationship between two planets was, at the moment of birth. That marker becomes a life-long underlying imprint.

Each phase of this natural cycle has its own archetypal meaning. When we
synthesize our interpretation of aspects with the inherent meaning of the
phase within which that aspect occurs, a wealth of new insight appears.

I consider Planetary Phases to be among the most profound of the areas that Evolutionary Astrology has brought forth. As I integrate this perspective
into my life, it deepens my understanding of the nature of life, and helps me see these phasal archetypes playing out in life around me, not only in
astrology.

I highly encourage everyone to attend these talks. If there is interest, I
will expand the subject into a full workshop where we can explore it in
greater depth.

Offered by donation
Location: 15 Ashland St., Medford
Bring: (optionally) food/drink/snacks to share
Directions: from Ashland, 1st Medford exit on I-5. Right onto Barnett. Left at 1st traffic light onto Highland. Take Highland to the end. Left onto Main. Left at 1st traffic light onto Ashland St. #15 is the 2nd house on the left. Park on the street.


Thurs. Apr 7 - Sun. Apr 10, 2005     Sedona AZ
     3rd Annual Jeffrey Wolf Green Evolutionary Astrology Conference

I will be one of the presenters at this unique conference. My talk is called "Living The Evolutionary Paradigm - Walking The Talk".  I will discussing applying the principles of Evolutionary Astrology to our lives on a moment to moment, day to day basis, and how living this way is actualizing our Soul's evolutionary intentions.

For more info on this conference, click here.


Sun. Jan 30, 2005 Ashland OR    1 - 5 PM
Healing Arts Fair  at The Mobius, 281 4th St.    
admission" sliding scale $10 - $20

I will be joining other Ashland healers in this new event at the Mobius. I will be talking about Evolutionary Astrology and my work, and giving mini-readings.

more info at www.themobius.com


Saturday Jan 15, 2005, 11 AM to 1 PM       Ashland OR
      Retrograde: Going Backwards to Move Forward

I will speak on the meaning of retrograde planets from an Evolutionary Astrology perspective at the January monthly meeting of Astrology in Ashland, the Southern Oregon chapter of NCGR.  The Ashland at the corner of 4th St. and C St.
Admission is $5.00 for Guests, $4.00 for Seniors 62+, and $3.00 for NCGR Members. For information about Astrology In Ashland, access our website here.


Mondays, Dec. 20 and 27, 2004, and Jan. 3 and 10, 2005   
                  6 to 8 PM  Medford OR
    Planetary Method of Chart Interpretation

I will show a DVD of Jeffrey Wolf Green's 4 hour workshop on The Planetary Method of Chart Interpretation. Jeffrey developed this method to quickly get to the bottom line found in any birth chart. We will pause the DVD for questions and discussion. About a third of the DVD will be seen at each of the first 3 Monday sessions. On Monday Jan. 10th I will hold a review session where I will answer questions and discuss the material we watched during the 3 weeks of DVD sessions. You are welcome to attend any or all of these sessions.

This material is suitable for people at all levels of astrological knowledge. The planetary concepts are discussed in great detail, and you will benefit from attending even one of the sessions.