July 21, a spiky angel, with thorns growing out of its being, goes to sleep next to us on floating carpets surrounded by dark clouds. The daunting task before us is tempered by the angel’s patient attitude—as we tremble at the doubt about self and other cast by the clouds, the angel lets us nest and discover what we need to learn. “I’m the messenger,” he says. The task is to stand up, our bodies bisecting the cloud’s gray expanse, proclaiming what the Individual of the present time needs to be. This vertical impulse disrupts the dense pessimism in which we’ve been tempted to shelter. After giving us our own thorns, which help us build immunity as we grow past that dark sun of melancholy’s nest, the thorny angel lets us fly on its back, revealing that it’s possible to glide through the ominous doubt about the structures that once nourished us, and upon doing so, we will emerge as glorious pillars of rejuvenated values intersecting the past’s tenderness and lunacy.
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. View more posts