August 11th: imagine your desire as a red knob capping a recently sharpened blade discovered in the depths of a coal mine.
In those smoky chambers, that Mars-like barnacle of “I want!” mirrors our frustrated appetites that build and boil, slowly mounting tension before Time makes them burst. In the charcoal rubble underneath the red-capped blade there lies a chocolate wrapped in gold.
Above and ahead, There’s a tree full of those sweets allowing us to glimpse the hope that traveling back above ground and grasping a realistic picture of where we are, contextualizing the pulsing demands of the hungry soul, might actually yield a decadent harvest. Alas, the nougat melting on our tongues lulls us to flabby inertia, indulging and cooing deep within the mine, and the climb to that tree feels unattainable.
But soft, and ease the pressure, for the balance between pioneering individual desire and transforming the material-moral *foundations* of this desire requires time in those hot underground caves, feeling both their sweetness and their immovable density. In easing the pressure, don’t also grow too comfortable stewing in those bowels of what you want—glimpsing the red intensity was the first step, and the tree won’t feel so far away for long.
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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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