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 So, What Exactly Makes it Shamanic? – Part Two

The archetype of shamanism and its expression in Western humans

By Beau Taylor

I recently came across some brilliant material by a woman who, like many of us in the Shamanic Astrology (SA) paradigm, is often asked in her work to explain what she means by the term shamanic. I’ll introduce you to her in a moment. But first, let’s set the stage by way of a quick recap.

As you may recall, in the March newsletter we took a peek into the divination aspect of SA and how the astrologer’s relationship with, and openness to, the living energies present at the precise time and place of a chart consultation is essentially (and intentionally) shamanic in nature.  As expressed by Daniel Giamario, astrology is a living, breathing mandala made up of the union of astrologer, client, and the planetary essences present, as well as anything else that shows up at that moment. As Shamanic Astrologers, if we are truly willing to meet another in these energies as a conduit to help shine light on the person’s situational and developmental experiences as a whole human being, then we cannot know with any certainty what will transpire in a session. Read More

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 24, 2019 Pluto Stationed 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’s Retrograde it is time to surrender to what has been so we can move toward what is becoming.

At the Still Point of Pluto going retrograde the Phoenix is diving into the fire – to then rise from the ashes of what has been. At the station direct Pluto goes through rebirth. The Phoenix chooses to die to its old form purposefully diving into the fire of transformational change.

The Window from April 24, 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.

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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

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

The Alchemy of Chiron

by Cayelin K Castell

Chiron’s archetypal pattern is most connected to the Shamanic Healer taking us to new edges where our past wounds become the medicine, or gifts, we carry into new territory or new realms of experience.

Chiron transits facilitate a Shamanic Journey, or initiation, we all experience at one time or another whether we recognize it as such or not. Consciously choosing to be with this process does not lessen the intended impact of such a journey, but it does help us to successfully support the alchemical transformation intended to take place.

This process is the Chironic philosopher’s stone, changing base elements into gold, transforming poisons into medicine. At this time humanity’s collective Shamanic Journey includes healing the past wounds of all the limiting beliefs that have been the basis of how we perceive reality and the current cultural rules and laws that have resulted, greatly limiting our ability to realize our true divine potential and sacred expression.

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