World Shadow Horoscope, August 13th, 2020

August 13th, with Mars squaring Pluto, a sneaky spy with gangly fingers hides behind a black curtain and fires a silent gunshot. It stirs our anger and alertness: did we just hear that? Are we being gaslit?

In our dreams, noble-hearted pioneers coughing up oil, discovering their oily darkness for the first time, show up asking for help. It’s not clear if we’re patient or compassionate enough yet, as the fantasies of angry sex in new lands and the obsessive war preparations conquer the mindscape. Discovering oil in surprising places, though, contains a gift: where did that come from? The element of surprise is a blessing if we know how to listen not with the linear mind.

Rather than trapping this feral animal in a corner, agitating it more, better to use all of the inner and outer senses to listen to what it has to say. In this case, the act of listening itself, with lower brain and inner ears, *is* the strength of survival.

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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