July 28th, scorpio moon & more, we see there’s a fine line between the moods of fire and ice, between the hells of the subtropic and of cold queendom. Brooding, perhaps vengeful, perhaps paranoid, we circumambulate a circle that spirals into a frigid abyss: the center of a bullethole, or a double agent for the primal horde, its anchor and its bottomless dark.
It’s tempting today for this center to be bitter words, deceptive flattery, phone gossip, or numbing pills. Surveillance encircles our brain space, and we want either the full scoop or a full-stop exit, nothing in between.
Though we may feel brittle, icy & inflexible, a guiding spirit exists within and around us, saying, “it’s time to bend back and screech at the sun.” Doing this, we find our limbs laced with ice extending into the sky. The ice cracks and our limbs reveal themselves as shafts of light, as in realizing we’re many-armed god forms. We glimpse black cells thriving within these rays.
The way through the bitterness and brittleness is precisely in that many-armed light’s breaking of the ice, revealing the nourishing cellular dance we all are. Not condemned to infomania or escape, we move like cells with no need of protection through our existence within light itself.
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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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