World Shadow Horoscope, September 17th, 2020

September 17th, new moon in Virgo, the halls and roundtables full of smoke and sweet-smelling perfume await the entrance of fidgeting, flip-flopping, pleasure-seeking politicians. The pregnant silence reflects choices that need to be made, but propaganda clouds our judgement—the judgement of the spokespeople of the good. Lurking through layers of international bureaucracy are charcoal monsters and patriarchs sounding their last death rattles. Those who seek to choose joy on behalf of the world must confront their respect for the old Fathers, and for the perceived majesty of hierarchy, if they wish to genuinely act on behalf of the good & the beautiful.

At first, instead, rose-colored glasses are handed out on silver platters. Seeing through them yields a sentimental homage to all the antiquated propaganda for Authority, nesting in the thrill of pleasing the forefathers. Nutrition Facts labels appear on every object and being, a caricature of this clinging to bureaucracy. But at a certain point, we realize that these ladders of apparent concern for wellness neglect to disclose their sources: the autocrats filtering their final cries for their world through words of honey.

It’s at a moment when a toothless crone, who rides a unicorn, invites us gleefully to touch the horn of her steed, that we glimpse the sacred script of choice within the many circles of the horn itself. The message is that the faculty of choice doesn’t reside in poisoned bureaucratic ladders, but in the act of peering into the many layers of possibility through “the connecting point between your desires and anything in your world that enchants you.” The answers lie not in a satellite rigidity that manufactures splits, but in the imagination of the possible.

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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