The Shift Doctors (Tracy Latz, M.D. & Marion Ross, Ph.D.) are thrilled once again to have our good friend and guest blogger Steve Nelson return to share his wisdom. Steve is an astrologer who follows a Jungian mythological tradition. He was raised by a part Cherokee shaman Aunt Maude who learned much of her lore from Molly Runningwolf, the mother of Amanita Sequoyah, the last Cherokee medicine man officially recognized by the Eastern Tribe. Steve’s Indian name is Steven Red Wolf, his lineage is of the wolf clan, one of the 7 tribal groups of the Cherokee. Steve follows many of the Cherokee traditions especially as these relate to celebrations, the use of ritual fire and star lore. For more information about Steve Nelson see www.GaiaAstrology.com
Canonical Hours: A Metaphysical Discussion With Steve Nelson
Hallowmas Hora Nov 7-21, Expanding the Magic: Time is holographic and the year is like a day. The 24 hours of a day are reflected in the 24 horae or half-signs in the zodiacal year. The 8 canonical hours of the day correspond with 8 canonical horae in the year beginning with equinoxes, solstices and cross-quarter days. Canonical hours and canonical horae are fortunate times generally good for initiating any new activity. In these times we have more free will to create and re-create our world. The 24 horae of the year correspond to the 24 runes of Elder Futharck in classic order starting with Fehu for the first half of Aries. Each hora has a unique magic represented by its rune. The Hallowmas rune Sowilo (“Wholeness”) unfolds the magic of new beginnings; this hora is the womb of the future year.
Canonical Hours are Planetary Hours that vary between about 48 and 72 minutes according to time of year and day. Planetary Hours can be found on line by clicking on Astrolabe’s Planetary Hours page. Just enter your city and state for today’s Planetary Hours. Every third Planetary Hour starting from Sunrise is a Canonical Hour. [Read more…] about Canonical Hours: A Metaphysical Discussion With Steve Nelson