Master’s Level Certification in Steven Forrest’s Astrological Apprenticeship Program
Hello, I’m Karen,
and welcome to my site.
We absorb a lot of knowledge and develop wisdom while walking the path of life, observing energies in play and making decisions as to how to navigate our challenges. We may wonder if we’re getting it right. We speak, but is it always with our authentic voice? Is our Soul truly being heard? Do we somehow sense that there is a bigger picture; that it may be possible to integrate some not yet conscious perspective and clarity into our current life challenges?
Over thirty years ago I made my way to Mason’s Bookshop, a metaphysical book store on Lexington Avenue in New York near Bloomingdale's. Already interested in metaphysics and looking forward to my first astrological reading. I knew that we’re all born with a purpose and life challenges to help guide us to that purpose, and had a sense that there was other work I was meant to do.
Zoltan Mason strongly encouraged me to study astrology that day, as he pointed to relevant planets and signs such as Uranus in my tenth house, saying I’d do well with both “a vocation and an avocation”. I purchased two books, one of which was based on Morin de Villefranche’s system of astrology and for which I later discovered that Zoltan was a leading expert on and had written the introduction for the book entitled Astrosysthesis. I left with several good insights that day, yet also some angst about the “gloom and doom” advice more typical of the times, for example the influence of the placement of the planet Saturn, wondering if it was “bad”.
At the time I was a Pan American “Stewardess”. Adventure and freedom ranked high on my list, and just slightly below my quest to find love, along with a strong desire to help people. I used my travel opportunities to bring toys and clothing to orphanages abroad. As the years passed, I did find love, had a family of my own, worked in the business world and flew for another airline, until one day I pulled out those books purchased at Mason’s Bookshop and recalled that Zolton said I could overcome the “gloomy” influences and somehow it was linked to Astrology. My interest was rekindled and as I began self-study while looking for a teacher I discovered Steven Forrest and his books and became clear that we have our birth charts so we can move forward on an Evolutionary journey. When I stepped into Steven’s Apprenticeship program in 2013, it felt as though I had come home, and I became Master Certified by Steven in January of 2017.
Saturn isn’t “bad”, Saturn is hard. It asks us to work hard and mature, and rewards us if we do. The planets ask us questions; thus, within the issues of the planets also lie the solutions. My emphasis with clients is to help unravel and help heal unresolved issues that are being carried forth and manifesting in the present to be turned into something that works better for you. We have the ability to shift and transcend our focus to create a happier, more satisfying life, or to repeat the old karma all over again.
Evolutionary Astrology is a system that allows for choice and freedom. It has helped empower me to develop a deeper awareness and clarity about my path, which has led me to better decisions and finding my voice. It takes some imagination and compassionate self-acceptance, and of course some willingness to navigate Saturn in a positive way, along with all that’s revealed in our birth chart.