World Shadow Horoscope, September 22nd, 2020

September 22nd, a monarch with tense shoulders ambles about a castle sweating over how to regain popularity with his subjects. Though he holds the most power in the land, he secretly runs from his own pride and uniqueness. Panting and yearning to win the approval of those who, on the surface, depend on his light for sustenance, he exhausts himself. Torches in the kingdom wane in the vigor of their fires as pressure to bear the burden of the Other’s passion and vitriol forces its steam.

We’re the populace and the ruler, and spread out around the land there are landmines, into which some tumble to darkness, and bulletholes, black centers into which the grounded splendor of the king’s creativity plummets to an unknown destination. The formation of these free-falling centers is prompted by dogmatic bait and placeholder concepts that trigger our reptilian brains and righteousness. The baggage of the alternate urges to fight back and please comes through like hoarded suitcases falling out of once-invisible closets.

A crocodile’s mouth provides the unexpected source of refuge, carrying us on its tongue. In the back, near the tonsils, an angelic light illuminates the salivary glands that hydrate the soul, nourishing it for what it is— neither self-satisfied edifice nor depleted pleaser, but a multi-perspectival conduit bravely facing the abyss, aware of the light that awaits.

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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