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
This merry month of May brings many blessings. Psychic shadows come before the May Muse Gate to be transformed. As shadow patterns are broken, energy is set free for new creation. Celebration is key to transformation. Beltane festivities culminate on May 5, the mid-Taurus solar gate when the Sun spirit Bel unites with the Earth Spirit. The midpoint of each season focuses energy for the next. Creative ideas and dreams fertilized at Beltane bear fruit through the Summer to be. This year May 5th is also Wesak, the Sun in Taurus Full Moon. Wesak celebrates the birth, enlightenment and annual return of the Buddha. It marks the peak of the 2-month “higher interlude” or Springtide, the most creative period of the year.
Venus continues Out of Bounds above the zodiac all month working her magic from on high. In this evening star phase of her cycle, Venus is empowered to clear from the world all that stands in the way of natural grace and divine order, prosperity and Love.
The Gemini solar eclipse on May 20 releases the magic of the Pleiades to liberate the world. The global liberation begun in the Arab Spring and continuing through the Occupy Movement will bring dramatic results in the 10 months that follow this solar eclipse. This Saros cycle 14 eclipse favors revolutionary new ideas with commercial success. Breakthroughs in science and communications will transform the global economic and cultural order.
Shavuot/Pentecost Sunday, May 27 brings enlightenment to all who ascend a mountain to receive the new fire of inspiration. Understanding grows until we come to know and live our destined way to create a New World.
Walpurgis Night/ May Day Gate of Inspiration, Apr 30 – May 1
On May Eve, women dance with bells on their ankles and beat pots with wooden spoons to chase out shades of the old world. Such practices clear the way for the new world to be. May Day brings new light and revolutionary fervor to realize our dreams. In colonial America the Maypole became the Liberty Tree. Dancing clockwise around a pole or tree sets the soul free to realize destiny. A Muse Gate opens every 40 days, 9 each year. Whatever blocks creative flow comes before the Gate to be let go. This is a time to dissolve body tensions that hold outmoded ways of thinking and feeling. Breathe deeply, move freely, dance! Shed the old, open anew. Happy May Day! See our previous post on Gates of Inspiration!
Wesak Full Moon, May 4-7 (exact 11:35 pm edt May 5) – Illuminate
The Buddha is said to have been born, achieved enlightenment and left earthly incarnation under the Wesak (Sun in Taurus) Full Moon. Followers of this tradition also believe the Buddha returns each Read More→