August 8th, with the moon trine the sun and square Jupiter, the heroes, great fools and magicians tread the path marked by lines of fire on parallel tracks, their desire for realization triumphing over the sweat on their brows.
Urgency is strong, and burns. Sometimes we feel the burn of inner vitality; other times the burn of touching a hot oven rack without a mitten. It’s unclear and topsy-turvy, the degree and quality of today’s burn.
Time unfolds as a slinky or accordion, constellating shaky levels for the ambling quester to climb and overcome—in fact, this sloppy self-extending phantasm of time-as-instrument has been around for awhile now and is now exposing itself in the guise of a demand for discipline.
The burning and burned hero steps, falls and trips, licking those oven-burns and revisiting their internal sacred fire when hitting rock-bottom.
It’s possible that urgency can slow down just enough to support the simplicity needed for focus, and that the mask of self-discipline can be stripped away to reveal the phantom accordion of Time’s multifaceted lies, so that desire can radiate out of our centers, and discipline can emerge from the foundation deeper and more vast than slippery extensions.
We can laugh about the trip over our urgency, check in with our desires and relax.
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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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