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Meet Dorothy

 Dorothy Barr, Founder and Director of The Academy of Evolutionary Astrology has an extensive background of training and experience as an Astrological Counsellor, Soul Coach and Teacher.                                                                                                                                        Over the past 40 years  she has studied and developed her skills from various branches of Astrology with International Astrology Teachers/Mentors such as Doris Greaves, Maureen Demot, Noel Tyl, Jeffrey Green, and for the last 7 years as a participant in Steven Forrest’s Apprenticeship program in Evolutionary Astrology.

Dorothy holds a Diploma of Astropsychology and is currently listed as one of the trained Astrologers on the Forrest Astrology website.





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Hi I am Dorothy, welcome to the amazing world of Astrology. If you are reading this, you more than likely have some interest or passion for this ancient craft and may even feel you have had a previous life experience of working with Astrological symbols and concepts. I often find when someone is drawn to study Astrology that they have a sense of familiarity and “remembering” as if it is something that they already know at a deep level.                                                            


This is how I have always felt, from a very young age I would sneak out of my room at night and lie outside on the grass looking up at the night sky, feeling a sense of awe at the vast cosmos that lay spread out before me. I felt as though I was there, completely and absolutely in the midst of all of the stars, totally a part of it even as I felt my body firmly on the ground. I “knew” at a deep, instinctive level that what was up there was also down here, and was within every part of my being.                                                                                                                                      As above, so below……something I would come to understand more fully as the study of Astrology shaped my path for the future.

This path has been strewn with many synchronicites and fateful events!!


At a very early age I began reading anything I could find on Astrology, not a lot in those days but I was fortunate to have very open-minded teachers who seemed to understand my consuming desire to know more and were more than happy to humour my driving passion and answer my many questions.


Later, at the age of 26 whilst living on an Island in PNG, I met a fellow Soul mate who also had a passion for Astrology and she asked if I would be interested in a weekly study group. She had a friend in Australia she said, who might help us with some guidance.

Would I be interested? OMG what a question!! Would I be interested? My heart began to sing, my Soul came alive and I just knew with every ounce of my being that my life was about to set off in a exciting and magical new direction. 


Her friend happened to be Doris Greaves, a renown Astrologer who very generously designed a correspondence course for us and offered monthly assessments and an examination at the completion of the course. 

Who would have thought?? My Soul had guided me to an Island in the middle of the Pacific to begin the study of Astrology??

My journey with Astrology has continued to unfold in this magical way, synchronicity always placing me in the right place at the right time to study and learn from many inspiring Teachers and Mentors.


On returning to live in Australia after many years overseas, (gaining a Diploma of Astropsychology in RSA)  I wanted to begin sharing Astrology in an experiential way which would allow Therapists and Practitioners of other modalities to provide a valuable key for them to understand more about their clients, their challenges and potentials.


I was unable to find a course structure that was not just information based but experiential and interactive so I created and began teaching my own course, and have been teaching and sharing this for the past 24 years. 


When I discovered Steven Forrest’s Evolutionary Astrology, I felt as though I had “come home”, it resonated so deeply with me, and excited my passion for Astrology to an even greater height. 

There is not a day goes by that I have no thought of Astrology, it shapes and enhances my life in every way. It is my craft, my passion and my Soul Purpose. I experience the joy of living my life authentically when I am sharing the gift of this ancient language with others, and I have been privileged to witness so many people transform and change their lives through understanding their Birth Chart, and stepping onto a path which embraces all aspects of themselves and allows them to live a life of freedom and choice.

If you would like a reading, or feel the call to follow this path, I would be delighted to commit to sharing with you the best that I have to offer from all I have learned, and to walk beside you as you take the first steps on your cosmic journey.

With joy, Dorothy