World Shadow Horoscope, July 30th, 2020

July 30th, Mercury opposition Jupiter and a loony T-square to Neptune, we histrionically enter the world stage as lovesick dancers with tears made of silver and copper glitter, lipstick smudged from kissing our own selves overwhelmed by romantic projections.

If not for this literally enacted self-love, if not for the touch of lips to own skin, then the boiling passions for phantasms of others—of lovers, of ghosts of future segments of life— would be too unbearable and possess us with rage, lust or righteous indignation. The smudged, danced descent into papers covered in candy hearts is more bearable, as we lament over having written love letters to the whole class and species.

Two flames burn steadily and emit sparks overhead, announcing the present crisis as an opportunity to temper that urge for both merging *and* autonomy with a touch of humility, love of one’s own speculative suffering and oceanic sadness.

The popping embers in the air keep the frenzy at a sufficient distance from our lovesick dance, and we know, rolling in the sugary artifacts of our own longing, that the stage provides the clue into the hearts of the foundations of human support systems we need to preserve.

What’s worth preserving, in this instance, is that which nourishes the innermost vital burning of passionate discovery, emotion and connection.

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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