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The Pluto Retrograde and Preparing for 2020


by Cayelin Castell

At the Still Point Of Pluto’s Retrograde it is time to surrender to what has been so we can move toward what is becoming.

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

On April 29, 2019 Pluto Stations Retrograde. Pluto Stations direct at its second still point of the year on October 2/3, 2019. Any planetary Still Point is a place of suspension or pause where the energies remains suspended within minutes of its station point for a few weeks before and after the station point.

The Still Point of any planetary station creates a possible shift in awareness.

At the Still Point of Pluto 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.

The Window from April 29, 2019 to October 2/3, 2019 could be imagined as a deep dive into surrendering to what is dying so something new is ready to birth come October. Read More

So, What Exactly Makes it ‘Shamanic’?

Revealing the Magic of the Astrologer-Client Relationship

~ By Beau Taylor February, 2019

If you want to get Shamanic Astrology paradigm founder Daniel Giamario revved up, ask him this question in a Q & A: “So, what exactly makes this form of astrology shamanic?” And then watch and listen to what happens next!

I had the pleasure of doing so – listening to the answer, not asking the question – in a recent Shamanic Astrology Mystery School (SAMS) members’ cross-quarter call, hosted by the Air Quadrant at the end of January. While I’ve heard Daniel address this question numerous times over the nearly thirty years I’ve been listening to him talk about the paradigm, I’ve never heard the exact same answer twice.

This time, I’m sure I ingested aspects I’ve never quite heard him say before. It occurred to me to write these down – at least, my interpretation of them – while the thoughts are still fresh. I’m wondering, if I haven’t heard these things before, have others?  Read More

2018 Letter from Our President

2018 Letter from the SAMS President, Mary Kern

2018 was an awesome year for the Shamanic Astrology Mystery School (SAMS)! I am excited and overjoyed to extend my heartfelt gratitude to each one of You who contributed to our growth including: All our Members, our Advisors, our Donors, our Associates and our Course Participants as well those of you who bought products or found us a source of inspiration. Your support of the school has helped us to expand our programs and our community. Thank you for continuing to contribute in all these ways to our non-profit.

Our Council envisioned “Big” for 2018 at our 2017 Fall Retreat and today we celebrate the harvest of those intentions. 

SAMS Achievements in 2018 Read More

The Evolutionary Path of the Modalities

Culture Bearers, Self-Exploration, In Service to Spirit, Oh My!

by Viola Goodwin

A unique feature of Shamanic Astrology renames and redefines the modalities from Cardinal, Fixed, and Mutable to three new categories that help us better understand these archetypes. In Shamanic Astrology refers to the Cardinal signs as Culture-Bearer or Householder, the Fixed signs as Self-Exploration, and the Mutable Signs as In Service to Spirit Signs.

While these renamed categories are still associated with the seasons as in more mainstream astrology,  these categories give insights into the nature of the 12 core archetypal characteristics we each carry, in a nearly infinite array of possible combinations, to better understand ourselves and others. Read More

Tribute to Marion Woodman

A Personal Tribute
by Barbara Taylor

Born August 15, 1928 at 2:30 pm in London, Ontario, Canada
Died at age 89 on July 9, 2018

When I learned of Marion’s passing this week, a deep wave of sadness surged through me. I knew she’d had struggles with cancer in the mid-1990’s, but that she was carrying on. In a beautiful stroke of synchronicity, last week I found and purchased online the audio version of her 1998 Sitting By the Well: Bringing the Feminine to Consciousness Through Language, Dreams, and Metaphor, a book of hers I hadn’t yet read.

Even though the generative font of her guiding wisdom is no longer with us in physical form, I will savor my own, quiet tribute to her memory and extraordinary contribution in the coming weeks as I listen to her voice, lifting off from the digital pages. Read More