August 5th, with the moon entering Pisces and mercury entering Leo, there are overwhelming vaults of creativity containing tear-stained gold that nobody seems to want. With nobody busting open the secret safes or finding their creative gold worthy of theft, those reservoirs of riches want nothing but to spit them all out.
Today’s pain is of lions getting drunk and bloodying themselves with their own roaring fangs—if they spoke English, they’d say, “bloody hell!” before running off, sulking, vomiting while slurring out confessions of their sins under a searchlight. It’s as when having too few or too many beers, there’s a feeling of a hole in your chest that does nothing but rot everything else around it—the pancreas and liver heavy in their mutual isolation.
But the awareness brought to these pains of the gold-in-the-dark—the self-pitying procrastination, the hero’s delay of inevitably answering the call—contains the seed of a purging effect on the heart.
Think of your heart’s front and back surfaces. Think of it being shaken up and down, side to side, purified of family curses and grief. Think of it encased, as in a cosmic car wash, with nobody else to make its feelings visible.
It’s through the longing constellated within this isolation that the heart comes to know its readiness, nobility and strength. Like it or not, the imagining of others and of our love for self & other, can occasionally be catalyzed by a tiny touch of bitter. Thus do our hearts emerge today valiant, cleansed from their raging, victimized confinement ready to grow up (and grow down) with all the other hearts once again.
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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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