World Shadow Horoscope, September 6th, 2020

September 6th, with the moon in Taurus and Venus entering Leo, accountants in gamblers’ suits wait in line outside a temple with the sound of blaring, chthonic drumbeats coming from the inside. It’s as if they’ve been kidnapped by a mob wanting to indulge the seedy temptations, initiating those dry, wiry number-crunchers into the glory of life’s joys that aren’t so orderly.

The temple reveals itself as a nightclub with seductive performers of the first degree. As the accountants we yearn to feed our starved souls the attention infused with the theatrical breath of life; we yearn for those in our souls who demand to claim their birthright of dancing while everyone’s watching to be free from the shackles of criticism. We exchange massages, elixirs, substances, and when the check arrives at the table, we almost faint, thinking we’ve gone too far. But the dancers cover our eyes and shut us up, and in the touch that resembles the pull of an old lover or a beloved deity-teacher, we’re ready to overdraft the bank account.

We give it all up in an act of surrender to the burning soul that demands to be seen and celebrated—once in a nightclub smelling of stale beer and bodily fluids; in the next instant, on top of a pair of luminous god’s hands showing us all of our daily dealings as in a masterpiece flip book. The stinky nightclub is also a temple, and within every uninitiated cerebral critic is a voluptuous dancer demanding rightful worship.

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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