World Horoscope, August 31st, 2020

August 31st, the planetary forces apply pressure to our individual enthusiasm to move forward and impatiently meet obstacles. With Venus in Cancer and Saturn in Capricorn building a T-square to Mars, we’re prone toward longing to relate beautifully to family and to make the awareness of our innermost feelings the compass of how the foundations of our lives are now being renovated. A desire for internal confirmation, reassurance and integrity mapped out as intentional actions looms large.

On a social level, the next several days grow heated as the intensely felt claims of personal desire, emotion and vulnerability meet the perceived limits of consensus reality. This is partly due to Saturn’s role. Saturn’s evolved aspect is foundation, simplicity and order; Saturn’s un-evolved aspect is projected onto society, which means oppressors show up.

In this context, that means the fire of the soul is met with fatigue, dogma, limited thinking and obstructions. The discord of renovating consensus reality inflames personal urgency. When these are entangled in a polis with a low level of awareness and lack of respect for all walks of life, then heavy conflict and violence and policing ensues.

But don’t panic. When intelligence is applied to the situation, we have a shot at tampering with the forces of consensus reality from underneath by discovering the simplicity of foundation itself, and from a place of sharpened clarity, giving pathways for those bursts of urgency to express themselves creatively; moving into the necessary new territories toward which the soul wants to go. When those bursts of urgency aren’t given pathways to express themselves with respect for the forces of both restraint and motion, we face brutality.

How can we create, to the best of each of our abilities, an uncluttered ground in which it’s possible to let emotions move and map out our aspirational journeys forward? When this ground is cluttered with defaults and detritus, there’s unrest and blockage. When we clear the area and see the open canvas as cartographers of intention and feeling, then we may manifest the architectural value of a combination otherwise akin to driving with the emergency brake.

Today is an opportunity to view ourselves as heartfelt cartographers, building our energetic responses, holding the rules of consensus reality at arms length.

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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