World Shadow Horoscope, August 2nd, 2020

August 2nd, as the moon turns to Aquarius and prepares to grow full, the human consciousness finds itself swimming toward underwater palaces laced in psychedelic colors, with roaring noises coming from the inside in slow motion.

Forsaking the pitch darkness of the water behind us, we open these castle doors and the guards topple over onto the floor. Regal lions throw temper tantrums inside, their faces changing from green to red to blue and back again.

“Why must all of my things be destroyed?!” we hear in satanic voices, in fact the righteousness of the hero thinking it’s entitled to hold onto its current location, achievements and security systems.

The stones of the palace fall, crumbling to the ocean floor, and the force of the collapsing structure blows back the lion’s mane. The trail of shields and coats of arms is exquisite.

We hear whispers around a round table of leaked governmental secrets. Tears spill over documents with the letterheads of monarchies, dictatorships, and oligarchies, all breaking into cubist component parts.

Eating the squid and the rainbow crustaceans is licking our wounds before facing new structures that support the hero’s expressivity. There’s one invincible octopus down there, dreaming and changing colors.

“Dream,” the octopus whispers. “Dream because what you see now is not the only way that it can be.” To swim through the dream and to dream through the waters—onward!

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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