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. 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
Astrological Timing for Success August 2011
August begins with a great rush of energy and a lot of fireworks as Mars aligns with Betelgeuse, the great red star of Orion believed to signal the beginning of a new Age. Venus trine Uranus August 1 adds exciting new dimensions to our relationships, while Sun square with Jupiter signals impending transformation and the promise of greater things to come.
This is the month to bring forward that bold new project we’ve had in mind, it’s time to take the initiative, put our best foot forward, make that proposal. Most significantly, this is when we are all given the opportunity to come out onto the world stage, each in our own way. Here we will find that we’re all a part of and contributing to an integral beingness, a planetary consciousness some call the mind of Gaia, others the mind of God. Yes, this August Sun in Leo brings us into a new state of being where we can discover who we are; it begins an 18-month period when we realize the special gift that we bring and know the part that we are to play in this new creation. Now we will begin the great Global Initiation when Earth and humanity as a whole enter a state of enlightened awareness, now we will know who we are together for the first time. This universal shift in consciousness starts soon after the New Mercury cycle begins on August 16, and it coincides with the old 5-day Egyptian New Year when the heliacal rising of the dog star Sirius signals the rising of the Nile. The Arab Spring becomes a global awakening as this 2011 rising of Sirius before the Sun initiates a new Age of Enlightenment on planet Earth.
Leading up to this great awakening there is much work to be done Aug 2-16 as the ending of an old Mercury cycle (and Moon “going out of the signs”) facilitates the breaking down of our old state of mind. The future depends on us; to the extent we can let go of our old ways of [Read more…] about Steve Nelson’s Moon Magic: Astrological Timing for Success August 2011