May 15, 2016
The sign of Taurus is associated with many archetypal and mythological figures, including Gaia, the Earth Herself. Attuning to the natural rhythms and seasons on Earth, and celestial cycles in the night sky are Taurean practices in Shamanic Astrology.
Practitioners of this modern form of astrology directly experience the movements of the constellations and planets with their own senses. Just as our ancient ancestors, they view the heavens without the aid of technology, connected to the earth beneath their feet. Through ceremony the practitioner participates in planetary and seasonal cycles. The myths and stories associated with the planets and constellations above come alive and provide personal meaning to enrich our lives. The ancient adage “As above, so below, as within, so without” becomes a tangible, organic reality.
Hear our special guest, Daniel Giamario, creator of the Shamanic Astrology Paradigm, tell us about this earth-centered, participatory, spiritual practice.
Daniel Giamario is the creator of the Shamanic Astrology Paradigm and Director of the Shamanic Astrology Mystery School. He has an academic background in Comparative Philosophy and Religion, teaches meditation, and travels the world extensively.
Daniel learned astrology in the late 1960s and was part of Dane Rudhyar’s humanistic astrology movement in the 1970s. After a vision quest experience on Mount Shasta in 1981 his astrological vision and spiritual path became more Earth centered and a shamanically oriented astrology was born. For many years, his specialty has been connecting astrology to the night sky at secluded locations and sacred sites in an “As Above So Below” direct experience. He has been a full time astrological consultant since 1984.
Daniel has written The Shamanic Astrology Handbook and numerous articles. He appears on radio and television shows. Daniel is available for personal and phone consultations, lectures and workshops. His website is shamanicastrology.com.