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Astrology News

Information and announcements on all things Shamanic Astrology. It can include special planetary alignments and other events not listed in the other categories below.

School News

This news concerns updated information about what the school is doing, including new events, teleclasses, products and fundraising efforts.

Timeless Articles

These are articles which generally stand the test of time, as we humans know it. Examples include how Shamanic Astrology came to be, what is Shamanic Astrology, how to understand fundamental knowledge on astrology and Earth history looked at from an alternate perspective.

Articles on Venus, Mars and Mercury

As the title suggests, all the articles on Venus, Mars and Mercury can be found here. In addition, some classes and/or teleclasses on these planets can be found here as well.

Articles on Sun and Moon Eclipses

Lunar and Solar Eclipse seasons are times of potent celestial energy and so they evoke creative spirit to witness, take in, write and study the patterns of remarkable events. SAMS covers the eclipse seasons and over the years we have written articles on them, primarily by Daniel Giamario and Cayelin Castell.

In Memoriam: Ursula K Le Guin October 21, 1929 to Jan 22, 2018

by Daniel Giamario with additional comments from Cayelin K Castell

One of my favorite authors and a major source of inspiration to me (she appears as a listed source on my new website) passed away at age 88 on January 23, 2018. She was a towering force in speculative and imaginative fiction, succeeding in bringing respect to the often maligned fields of science fiction and fantasy. She was an early and articulate writer on sex, sex, feminism, ecology, and the dangers of technocracy.

Her books that inspired and influenced me the most included “The Left Hand of Darkness”, about a world where everyone was the same sex, neither male nor female, and then in certain seasons of ‘heat”, could for a brief time morph into either male or female, without knowing beforehand which one it would be. I also loved the “Earthsea Trilogy” with its theme of incorporating the shadow to create wholeness. Another special read was her novella “The Word for World is Forest”. And so many others. Read More

Latest Book Recommendations From The Founder

By Daniel Giamario, December 2017

The Soul Speaks: The Therapeutic Potential of Astrology by Mark Jones, 2015
More than any other contemporary astrologer, I really like and recommend English astrologer Mark Jones. His approach, like mine, is extremely influenced by Dane Rudhyar and is restoring Evolutionary Astrology to its Rudhyarian roots. Mark Jones was one of our presenters for our recent Preparing for 2020 Summit, where he spoke about one of his specialties, the planetary nodes. The Summit is over but can still be purchased for $87 including all 15 presentations and many other bonuses. All proceeds go to support the Shamanic Astrology Mystery School educational non-profit.

The Soul Speaks has a really fine chapter on Saturn that is very much in harmony with the Shamanic Astrology Paradigm (tm). When I am asked if there are any other astrologers that I recommend, he is one of my first choices. Read More

New Insights, Enhancements, Improvements to the Shamanic Astrology Paradigm™

Part One
By Daniel Giamario

2018 will be the 48th year since creating and integrating the basic elements of what has become the Shamanic  Astrology Paradigm ™, and now also known as The Giamario Approach™.
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Preparing for 2020

by Cayelin Castell

Are you Ready for a NEW World, a NEW way of life as we prepare for 2020?

On September 28, 2017 we experienced the exact Still Point of Pluto when Pluto changed direction. September 03 Pluto began its suspension or pause and remains suspended within minutes of its station point until October 24. Pluto moves beyond one degree of its station point on December 3, 2017.

This Still Point of any planetary station creates a possible shift in awareness. This extended window of Pluto’s Still Point can be thought of as a time when the Phoenix is preparing to rise from the ashes of what has been into what is birthing anew. The Phoenix chooses to die to its old form purposefully diving into the fire of transformational change.

In any process of death and rebirth – including choosing to die to all the fears and beliefs of the Old Earth, survival of the fittest, those who are strongest amass control and resources while depriving others of what is needed to thrive. These actions are rooted in the false belief that resources are limited so to win and survive requires domination of others. Remember beliefs exist because they are thoughts we keep thinking.

We can always choose to let go of those old beliefs and cooperate with the process of rebirth, especially when it is about new sustainable ways of living that supports ALL life, not just an elite few.

One of the most challenging, scary places is the space between what is dying and what is birthing. The empty void where everything is and isn’t, where unmanifest potential exists before birthing into manifestation.

This is a natural process – even if we resist with all that we are – the Sun sets on the day that is – before rising on a new day. The seasons continue to change and we are powerless to stop it.

So why not surrender, trust the process and choose to be the seeds for a New Earth, a new time, a new way of being?

This is about Rising from the ashes of the old into a brighter, more magical, more fulfilling new day.

In 2020 Saturn and Jupiter catch up to Pluto in Capricorn. We at the Shamanic Astrology Mystery School are putting together an online summit to begin our preparation for this remarkable event – something that has not happened in Capricorn for 733 years and it will be another 734 years before it happens again.

This NEW Online Summit will feature a number of powerful presentations and interviews including:

Henry Selzter – How the Dwarf Planet Eris is involved in this configuration
Mark Jones – The Nodes of Pluto Saturn and Jupiter
Gary Caton – The element shift of the exact conjunction of Saturn and Jupiter in Aquarius
Gemini Brett – 2020 Planetary Alignments
Dale O’brien – TOWARDS 2024: The Phasing Out of Old, Dying America Before A New Birth
Kadea Metara – How to navigate these times
Cayelin Castell & Tami Brunk – Circle of Grandmothers
Erik Roth – The US Natal Chart, run-up to 2020 with Saturn in Capricorn and the Triple Conjunction of 2020

Also featuring Daniel Giamario, Anyaa McAndrew, Star Wolf and Joan Heartfield

Stay tuned for more information about this powerful transformative and informative FREE online event – details will be available in our next newsletter.

Summer Recommendations and Personal Zeitgeist

By Daniel Giamario

NOTE: These are views of the founder, and not necessarily those of the Shamanic Astrology Mystery School

As I prepare to embark on three months of research and adventure to Ireland, with the Renaissance of the Sacred Feminine chasing crop circles and sacred geometry, to the USA for the eclipse and a few SAMS events, Portugal, Bavaria, and maybe even Egypt, as well as the odd music festival, I wanted to share some book and music recommendations that have greatly contributed to my personal zeitgeist. Read More