This post is from our good friend, wizard and Mythological Astrologer, Steve Nelson. 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
Great information for shifting at Mid-Summer as well as throughout the summer!!!
Mythic Times: Mid-Summer Moon Vision Quest
On June 24 the Sun begins to move southward again, this is when snakes shed their skin and so can we. The key ritual traditions of this time (the time frame between Midsummer Full Moon and Midsummer Day) are full body water immersion, fire leaping and free-form dance: Immerse 3 times to clear the emotional body, circle clockwise 3 times a small fire (a candle will do) before jumping over 3 times to clear the mind, then dance free-form to release body armor, dispel astral shadow and shed psychic skin. This opens the way for new vision and new energies flowing in.
In Celtic lore, June 24 was the traditional day observed for Midsummer Day (although we observe it now June 21), is the time when “magic is most potent and fairies become visible.” As we dance to release our body armor and so set ourselves free we may see into the more subtle realms and glimpse the devas, the nature spirits called fairies by the Celts. We might also gain access to the subtle world from where creation comes. What is envisioned and focused here as an ideal can be made real. [Read more…] about Shifting Time for Transformation: A Mid-Summer Moon Vision Quest