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
July begins with a fortunate Grand Trine of Moon, Mercury and Uranus in fire signs making a Kite with “the great benefics” Venus and Jupiter at the top conjunct Ceres, the goddess of plenty with her overflowing cornucopia. This abundance can be ours as we follow the dance of the Moon and planets.
A New World is being born as Venus rises before the Sun. This New Venus is the Woman of Revelation “clothed with Sun” who mediates the emergence of the new Avatar, the new light of the time. The goddess awakens and takes magic to task seeing all that is wrong and what is lacking; it is she who presides over the death, rebirth and coming to expression of the true king and true lover and brings the new magic for our time. She invokes renewal in us all. Catch her new light, our new light, in the morning sky and become the star that you are.
To the Egyptians, Venus rising before the Sun is Bennu, the Phoenix. The flight of the Phoenix, the rising of Venus with the great star Sirius signals the dawning of a New Age. First we know intuitively, artfully, Venus comes before words. Venus brings blessings and new inspirations in her Morning Star glory, she also brings storms to clear the way.
Other significant highlights this month are the Sundance Full Moon July 3, the Star Lover’s Festival July 7, the month of Ramadan beginning July 20, Leo Gate of Inspiration July 22 and the New Mercury July 28. During the 2-week retrograde period before this alignment we experience Mercury meltdown, afterward mind and magic are reborn. Even though Mercury is still retrograde all systems are go after our Mercurial messenger friend begins his new 4-month Leo cycle, a new magic enters our world.
2012 is the shift of the Ages, the convergence of cosmic cycles that brings global integration of consciousness and fulfills the prophecies of the ages, myths of all time come to life. A new world is being born and Love is key, the new creation is configured by the reunion of yin and yang at a higher turn of creation’s spiral, whatever the new yin/yang agree will come to be. Read More→