The Shift Doctors (Tracy Latz, M.D. & Marion Ross, Ph.D.) are thrilled to have our good friend and guest blogger Steve Nelson return to share his wisdom on The Candlemas Hora, Forecasting the Year 2011, and the Cosmic Overview. Prepare to be amazed! 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
Mythic Times: The Candlemas Hora, Forecasting the Year, Cosmic Overview
By the light of candles three
Golden flames reveal to me
A path, a sign, an omen fair,
To guide me to my destiny.
The Candlemas/Imbolc Cross-Quarter Hora Feb 3-18
The pagan festival Imbolc is generally celebrated on Feb 1 and Candlemas, on Feb 2. Both celebrations are intended to mark the winter “cross-quarter” when the Sun crosses the midpoint of Aquarius half way between Winter Solstice and Spring Equinox.
This year the limb of the Sun crosses the seasonal midpoint on Feb 3 at about 5:30 pm est (10:30 pm gmt) and it will occupy the midpoint Aquarius zodiacal degree for about the next 36 hours. The center or heart of the Sun enters this degree at exactly 11:33 pm est (4:33 am gmt). This Mid-Aquarius “power gate” begins the Candlemas Hora, a 15-day period from Feb 3 to 18 when the nature of the New Year becomes [Read more…] about Steve Nelson’s Mythic Times: The Candlemas Hora, Forecasting the Year, Cosmic Overview