Archive for Timeless Articles – Page 2

A Shamanic Look at the Turning of the Ages

Author’s note: The original form of this article appeared in the second edition of my book, The Shamanic Astrology Handbook, co-written by Carolyn Brent (now known as Cayelin K Castell since 2006) and published by JCA Unlimited in 1995*. The essence of this information, developed in the late 1980s, has been a regular part of my classes and workshops for years. For me, the original spark igniting this investigation came from a wonderful essay written by Robert Hand in Essays On Astrology (also similar information is mentioned in some of his tape sets) concerning the movement of the solstice and equinox points into new constellations. Hand’s essay was inspired by C. G. Jung’s treatment of the same subject in his book, The Aeon. Read More

The Difference Between Signs and Constellations

And Why Both are Important
by Cayelin K Castell

And we now have a New YouTube mini-teaching (15 minutes) on this issue with great visuals that explains this even more!

Signs and constellations are not the same thing. The confusion occurs because a time long ago when people forgot they were different they named the constellations and the signs the same names. However, they are not the same as the signs describe the seasons or months of the year and are measured from the Solstice and Equinox points. The zodiacal constellations are the back drop the signs or seasons move through and are found along the ecliptic or the path the planets track through the sky. The signs, or seasons of the year are slowly moving through all the constellations, precessing one degree every 72 years. Approximately every 26,000 years every sign will move through every constellation along the ecliptic. It is this movement of the signs, or seasons, through the constellations that is the mechanism of how myth and symbol change over time.

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The Magic of the Number Thirteen

by 2010 SolsticeCayelin Castell

2015 Features 3 Friday the 13ths in February, March and November. 2016 has only on Friday the 13th in May.

What Is Up With the Number 13?
Some say, like the ancient Celtic and Norse peoples, 13 is a LUCKY number, and on Friday the 13th they took time to celebrate the Goddess because Friday is named after Freya the Norse name for Venus and 13 is her sacred number.

So Friday the 13th was the perfect day to make love or do other ceremonies in honor of the Goddess.  Plus, there are 5 Venus cycles that occur every 8 years and in that 8 years Venus goes around the Sun 13 times. This links to the Fibonacci Sequence because 8 plus 5 equals 13.
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Edgewalking with Planet transits through Scorpio

2010 August lake house 005by Cayelin K Castell
Saturn entered Scorpio on October 5, 2012 leaving here on September 15, 2015 seeking new forms for expressing  Passion, Ecstasy, and Right Use of Will.

On July 7 Saturn is occulted by the Moon for the 7th time this year at 16 Scorpio 47 and on July 20, 2014 Saturn Stations direct at 16 Scorpio 39 passing between the stars Zubenelgenubi and Zubenelshamli the two brightest stars of the Scales. You can find more information about the dates and times for these Saturn Events HERE by scrolling down to the FREE Template or clicking on the PDF with Star Maps and scrolling to the Template. 

You can find detailed information in the Paid Subscribers section with both the written and audio versions of the July Celestial Timings. In the Audio Version there are two audios specifically on Saturn in Scorpio that together are over an hour long. Sign-up for a Special Savings HERE

Any planetary transit through Scorpio invites us to consciously walk the edges of what is dying and what is being birthed with opportunities for willfully (purposefully) creating a new paradigm ecstatically aligned with Divine Love and Divine Will. There is no one way to do this that is better than any other, however the process is more gracefully facilitated when we embrace what is unfolding while releasing any attachments to specific results.

The Scorpio Mantra…
I Will, My Will, Be Thy Will. Read More

Celebrating the Solstices

by Cayelin K Castell

Our zeitgeist whispers that the planet is alive;
that spirituality is based far more in the body and the earth than we’ve conceived in centuries;
and that to sustain ourselves,
we must live more simply, more cooperatively,
and bend our energy technologies to tap directly Sun’s power.

~Sun Stories Tales from Around the World to Illuminate the Days and Nights of Our Lives by Carolyn McVickar Edwards Read More