As the moon grows full in Pisces, a generous imp with a wooden leg guides us, sometimes pushing us, through a fog. As the mist kisses our faces, we hear a rumble of something approaching in the distance: a weeping tide nears, appearing as an oncoming dark wave—a mirror, actually, of the flexion of our beings opening the cavern of starseeded tears that pour from our eyes.
These tears pass through our receptacles of truth and ensure we’re not hoodwinking ourselves.
If not for this catharsis sprinkled with starry sparkles emanating from our tearducts, there would be no clarity. But with their presence an unusual genuine sense of authenticity emerges from within.
Our newfound clarity guides us to a black river with stones and shields, and the crystallized self-knowledge we’ve achieved meets the obstacle of solid demands—“tell me where you’ve been, tell me what you really know, justify yourself!” the callous patriarch yells. Time to go into the rivers of memory taking us back to those times catching flu from sorting through a tyrant’s hundred-year old moldy documents in a basement.
The purgation that has moistened our souls tells us there’s no need to fret that autocratic posturing disguised as obstacles that try to harden us into meeting dogmatic obligation. Instead, little by little, with patience and the ability to taste the power within the salt of our tears, those obstacles dissolve before our eyes, as do the perceived splits between our own approaches to how we know what we know.
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Nate Speare is an astrologer, vocal artist, storyteller, mythologist, and educator. He comes from a line of astrologers and sound/music composers who used natural environmental sounds and the connection between sound, the natural environment, and the characters within the earth and sky. He offers consulting sessions, writes essays, tells stories and uses his voice in videos and live performance as an active representative of the world to re-ignite a sense of magic in every client. It is his aim to connect each person to the idea that they are not blank slates, but that they entered the world with their own "daimon" and irreplaceable style of talented genius with inspiring and definite directions in life.
As an astrologer, Nate has studied under Jungian psychological and evolutionary astrologer Montgomery Taylor, and is influenced by Archetypal, Shamanic and Renaissance schools of astrology. Nate directs Mythopoetic Astrology, a consulting practice that integrates experiential therapy of astrology through Astro-Drama, voice, sonic art and client consulting. His teaching credits include Salem Summer Symposium (Massachusetts) Myth and Theatre Festival (France), and Jung Institute NYC. Nate is a collaborator of PanTheatre, the France-based cultural organization that researches the relationship between contemporary performance, mythology, and the archetypal psychology of James Hillman, the company's Honorary President.
He lives and works in Brooklyn, NY, where he is also the co-artistic director of Nekyia Theatre.
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