July 31st, overcast, calm, stormy, as sun and moon turn toward wounded healer Chiron, there’s a version of us falling on concrete, scraping our knees, watching as blood paints our legs.
Crying out for help, it seems the guidance of the elders has been hushed and that we’ll find ourselves all alone in a rainstorm consumed by a giant orb of light, with electricity shaking our human constitution into something else unknown.
But first, awareness of the scraped bleeding edge sears and tears at our heart-strings. Or is it memories of the infinite wound-gushing from long ago?
The seeming impossibility of moving forward, when we look around, is met with a quiet guidance. An elder is present, witnessing the tender percolation of blood. Like the quiet of soft rain before sunshine, we, too, fall silent, as if digesting the powerful guidance uttered by mentors.
The cries for help tending to the boo-boos become grist for the mill of our consciousness and our own ability to transmit gentle counsel within those quiet spaces.
The blisters of rock-bottom don’t show us destroyed by that luminous orb, by the effulgent future-past wound; those blisters rather reveal us joyfully wielding the power of that same celestial thunder.
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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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