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
The Great Year 2012 actually begins on Spring Equinox March 20 when the Sun enters Aries, the first sign of the zodiac. Then a new cycle of creation unfolds when the prophecies are fulfilled and dreams of the world can be realized. At the Equinox many astrological cycles shift, the year of fast moving Mercury ends and an even faster year of the Moon begins. The lunar cycles will be much more powerful this year and silver, the metal of the Moon, will be greatly enhanced in influence and value. Symbols made from silver will help awaken the new archetypes from the collective unconscious, the realm of the Moon.
Also at this Spring Equinox the World Wheel of Fortune shifts from first to second decan Aquarius, from a year of Equus the fleet-footed renaissance horse to Pegasus the great winged horse that brings earthquakes with its thundering hooves and also opening the Fountain of the Muses. Ultimately it is with the power of Pegasus that a great evil is rid from the world opening way for a new world to be.
2012 is called the Great Year because it is when the constellation of shadow from the passing era is broken and the great Shift of the Ages begins. The shift from one age to another always occurs in a 36-year Sun period, a renaissance cycle that comes every 252 years. 2012 is the 32nd year of the current Sun period that began in 1981 and concludes in 2016 when the shift of the ages will be completed.
Every cycle has 12 phases represented by the zodiacal signs from Aries the head to Pisces the feet. Pisces is the completion and clearing phase of each year when an old cycle of creation is ending and the new is being dreamed. The old gives way as the newly incoming vital energy of Spring is joined with the soul of creation to make anew.
Ancient traditions teach how the primal creative force or “dragon” of the natural world can be trained to the creative purposes of the soul. In this time Jesus conquers (and integrates, “get ye behind me!”) the devil on the mountain and Merlin teaches young king Arthur how to train his passions to serve his dreams. [Read more…] about Astrological Timing for Success – March 2012: Moon Magic by Steve Nelson