September 13th, with the moon conjunct venus in leo, heaps of sugar and dense sweets pile up in our creatively eager constitutions, exploiting our granulated addiction to attention. We’re rushed into a seedy cave looking for glamour, and see sweets everywhere. At first the only thing we’re aware of besides the desire to nurse the milky pleasures that, through puckering up for suckling, stoke the flames of our unique fire, is the simmering self-righteousness underneath it all.
Former presidents and prime ministers lounge down there in that den looking for comebacks and retribution, pouring bags of candy and pastries onto themselves while fighting about who has been disloyal to their magnificence. Full of sweet sore throats we are, for intertwined are the saccharin, sentimental celebration of the individual and the petty ego-fighting.
It takes an elf with clunky feet suspended upside down in the air, with cane sugar flying out of their limbs in both directions, to show how this road of excess has led to the palace of wisdom, prompting our heart bodies to move it all out, flush the toxins away, and sit in the silent cave in loving awe of each other’s uniqueness.
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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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