LARK was born and grew up in the Democratic Republic of Congo, Africa and came to Canada at the age of eighteen to study at the Nova Scotia College of Art & Design. A lifetime traveler and singer-songwriter, she has lived on four continents and in nine countries including the USA, the Czech Republic and China. It has given her many opportunities to pursue her passion—studying people.
Western Astrology came into her life in 1973 through a group of friends running a natural foods restaurant. Her first reaction was, “You’ve gotta be kidding!” But since she was already naturally curious about people’s personalities, it didn’t take long for her to become intrigued with the subject.
IN HER OWN WORDS…
I was brought up to believe that at best, astrology was a bunch of hooey and at worst, it was the Devil’s work. So in my early twenties I was utterly astonished to meet people who took it very seriously. “You can't be serious!” I thought. But I couldn’t deny that it made me curious.
I didn’t know of any astrology books, so I just began to ask every person who I met what their sign was and then proceeded to observe them relative to that bit of information. At a certain point, something clicked for me. I began to see patterns of behavior in people’s personalities that matched their signs.
Like a blood hound following a scent I continued my search. I read books that explained the importance of exact birth times to create charts for individuals. The math was frighteningly complex and the explanations seemed to be even more so. I studied my own chart only to go around in circles. It was like trying to sort out an explosion in a puzzle factory.
My next step was to find an astrologer to read my chart, in fact several astrologers; but though they did their best, the readings didn’t really seem to match my life. But I was still tantalized by the patterns I could see from my own observations. My intuition and logic both told me that there was something worthwhile in astrology but I finally gave up and tried to forget all about it…
Knowing my interest in the topic, a friend one day handed me a recently published astrology book for my Birthday in 1984. “Oh no!” I thought, “Not another one of these,” but I kept that to myself and politely thanked him for the book anyway. Fortunately for me, I did read the book and finally found an astrological interpretation system that didn’t contradict my own reality. The book was “The Inner Sky,” by Steven Forrest, now an Evolutionary astrology classic.
Lucky for me, my husband is a math whiz so we got busy constructing charts and interpreting them. Both being curious to test out as much astrological data as we could, we became a kind of small astrology school unto ourselves, practicing with our own charts and those of friends and family. We began to find that we could communicate the basics of someone’s personality with one or two sentences of symbolism. Understanding planetary movements helped us cope with events that before would have really thrown us for a loop. We could understand things about ourselves and other people without taking years and years to get acquainted.
How do I know that Evolutionary astrology is an accurate system for solving your problems? Because I’ve put it to the test over and over again—and it still amazes me when I see someone across from me during a reading nodding their head in agreement to something I would otherwise never have known about them.
Something changes in you once you begin to understand your own chart. Something in you begins to relax knowing that there really is a pattern for your life, and that you are on a path that’s leading somewhere…
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