The idea of pantheons is not a shamanic concept, so let me explain what that is as a starting point. Strictly speaking a pantheon is the set of deities that belong to a specific mytho-religious belief system. We are most familiar with part of the Greco-Roman pantheon because planets of astrology have been named for some of them: Mercury | Mars | Venus Jupiter | Saturn | Chiron Uranus | Neptune | Pluto Juno | Ceres | Pallas Athena | Vesta Shamanic practice that derives from t
With the exception of a few Christmas carols, my education about angels was really lacking. Archangels weren’t even mentioned, and saints were uncomfortably avoided. This apparently was due to my protestant parents thinking that it was all too catholic to factor in to their belief system. In my shamanic training it has been impressed upon me that the lineage of one’s knowledge is an important thing to understand. This idea itself may come from the traditions of many indigenou
With the start of the Chinese New Year, we are entering the year of the Goat -- one of the 12 animal signs of the Chinese zodiac. But it's not just any old goat. It's a Wood Goat. In Chinese Astrology the 5 elements of metal, wood, water, fire, and earth also play and important role. Depending on the year of your birth, you might be a Wood Goat while someone else is a Fire Goat, and so on. Two different personalities and approaches to life, because of the element involved.
We have a rare event tomorrow (Wed., Feb 18 at 3:46 pm PST) when the Moon conjuncts the Sun to create what we call a New Moon phase. Well, no, that Moon /Sun conjunction happens every month -- that's not what is rare. What is unusual is that it will be doing so at the 29th degree and 56th minute of Aquarius, just a hair's breath before tripping into Pisces. By hair's breath, I mean, 1 minute before the Moon enters Pisces, followed 2 minutes later by the Sun. And then the s