On Tuesday, the 28th, I received the extremely sad news that my dear friend, Sao, had passed. It seems that so many are leaving now. Sao had been battling leukemia for a good number of years now, and had it seemingly licked on a number of occasions and it was in remission. Apparently he relapsed and had been in the hospital for the last few weeks. I last spoke with him about a month ago, and his condition had significantly shifted. Sao’s two sons had driven out to California to get him from the hospital and drove him to his son Alafia’s house near Phoenix. He passed over a few hours later surrounded by family and other loved ones. Should you desire to help his family with funeral and memorial expenses, here is a link to their Go Fund Me campaign:
Sao was one of the very first to be fully certified in the Shamanic Astrology Mystery School. I will never forget the first event that he attended, which was in Sedona, way back in the 1990s. Sao was always a bit skeptical about Sedona New Agey type groups and he was afraid that this was one of them! But when he walked in I was playing some really sublime jazz music, which opened his heart and blew his mind! Over the years we bonded deeply with regards to jazz, and a mutual love of Dane Rudhyar. As a Capricorn/Gemini combo with both a strong Uranian and Plutonian emphasis, Sao had a truly unique way of sharing Shamanic Astrology, which he did for many thousands over the years. His dedication to the school and the paradigm was absolute. Sao was the first to be honored as “Wise Elder” on our website. He will be greatly missed by so many, and I will totally miss his friendship and the camaraderie that we shared.
In Sao’s final years he fulfilled so many of his life purpose themes. He established close loving relationships with his sons and was there for his mother when she passed over. His was a life well lived and the fourth nodal return was apparently as good an exit point as any. Sao loved his Gemini Moon and I found it entirely appropriate that he exited with the Moon and Mercury conjunct in Gemini!
Sao, you can now hang with Coltrane, Miles, Bird, and Albert Ayler…..I will look forward to joining you a bit further down the road as we join in that great jazz combo we were always meant to be in together. You can also now hang out with Rudhyar. You will be greatly missed. Love and Magic always.
Sao’s birth and death data:
Jan. 5, 1947 11:58am Louisville, KY
June 27, 2022 1:38am Phoenix, AZ