World Horoscope, August 20th, 2020

August 20th, with the moon in Virgo opposing Neptune in Pisces, we’re all romantic poets and nurses. Virgo-Pisces is the ‘sacred service’ axis—two polarities and styles of service, and sacrifice (to make sacred), moving toward the same center. That center could be described as an equilibrium of tending to terrestrial-oceanic spirits and tending to one’s own gloomy soul-pains.

The moon in Virgo wants to nurture integrated order; Neptune in Pisces wants to transcendentally live in inspiration. The emotional charge of this opposing configuration can evoke feelings of martyrdom, empathy, generosity, compassion, romanticism, and questions about one’s spiritual path. But this largely depends on our perspective: sometimes the moon opposite Neptune renders these forces complementary & resonant, as in a dance or a balancing act; other times they seem to be playing tug of war. When the latter occurs, the side of us that wants to maintain a comfortably controlled order feels that it’s in a push-pull relationship with our nebulous moods, addictions of the past, messiness and chaos.

The key today lies in the question, “can the poles of precise form and mixed moods take turns?”

Can you have a semblance of order & routine while also knowing that you’re moody and that you’ll encounter other loony beings or phantasms throughout your day?

Can you breathe in (in-spire) your inspiration knowing that the moods coloring the complexity of that same inspiration are sacred?

Finally, with the moon trining Jupiter, Saturn and Pluto, how can you use this awareness to help give perspective to others whose foundations are being refined, unraveled or cracked open?

Proclaiming this inspired knowing, it’s now possible to apply precision, focus & dedication to creating a grounded pattern through which results, originating from the wellspring of your bountiful inspiration, will flow.

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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