The Week of September 7th-13th, 2020

This week, questions stir surrounding our individual pioneering spirits and how our drive to move forward manifests in the world. This is largely due to Mars beginning its retrograde cycle, bringing with it speculation on the red planet’s implications of urgency, drive, violence and conflict in the human collective. But below the tip of the iceberg, there are more subtle messages this week involving how we recognize autonomy, personal glory and uniqueness in the context of relationships.

It’s about seeing and being seen. With Venus, Mercury and Chiron beginning to link up, an urge to relate with others, their presence triggering anew within us the recognition of our uniqueness. An awareness of art, or the arts, or unexpected perceptions of beauty, may enter our mindscapes or conversations. These represent different octaves of our abilities to perceive the beauty of unique individualities within the context of relationships.

Given this dynamic, these are good days, despite the volatility in the air, to reach out to close friends, partners or loved ones who strive to make you feel seen and who honor you in your radiance. Make that call. Send a message of love, or let that person know about something that reminded you of life’s joy. Check out that film you’ve been meaning to watch. Use the arguments as catalysts for awareness, and consciously cultivate dynamics of “seeing and being seen” in your world.

Published by Mythopoetic Astrology

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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