World Shadow Horoscope, August 6th, 2020

August 6th, today’s waters contain canoes of anesthetized, pale sailors, collapsed with powders sprinkled over their bodies and piles of fish on their chests. Heaps of fish, weighted blankets, descend upon the soul lost in fog—the sailor, our consciousness, has dissociated, tired of striving to steer toward destiny in a tiny boat at the point where a river becomes an ocean.

This juncture where a smaller thing becomes something bigger than our current bodies can handle is the thread of today, for our souls are too vast for our idea of them and we fancy ourselves content to remain zonked out corpses covered in the small fish we’ve caught.

But we’re still more: we’re also the pirates lurking from all corners of the ocean, ready to seize the treasure buried under the sleeping sailors’ bodies. We’re also the turbulent waves. And if we can bring awareness to the sun, roiling ball of fire, we’ll see that we’re not only wet blankets unable to connect the different areas of our lives.

The sun opens and angels fall out, appearing as small dragons smoking cigarettes. The hot ball of fire, and the light of brilliance, merges with the moody numbness, and our courage is roused.

It’s ok to be both river and ocean, pirate and humble fisherman, comatose at sea and the sun itself—in fact it’s a requirement that today, in some small form, we bridge these worlds.

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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