Decan Exploration

astrology

When most people hear the word “Zodiac” they think of the 12 signs of astrology, but did you know that each sign is divided into three parts known as the Decans?

These 36 classifications from Above have been around since Ancient Egypt and moved their way around Africa, Europe and Asia for thousands of years. They are a gift of specificity: revealing the diverse nature of the 12 well-known signs.

Have you ever found yourself thinking: “Cancer, eh? I am not sure that I’m the ‘mothering’ type, but I LOVE endlessly offering my resources to those in need.” Or: “I don’t feel like the ‘regal’ side of Capricorn is really me, but I AM really driven to build something sustainable in my life.” This is the versatility of the Decans, and I have completely fallen in love with using them within my practice as an astrologer!

Austin Coppock has given the world an incredible gift called “36 Faces: The History and Magic of the Decans,” a book that I have been closely studying for the past few months. I have decided to do my own personal exploration of these 36 Decans on Facebook 💫 I will begin with Aries I and move all the way through the Zodiac until each one is completed: invoking their energies through art, music, articles and everything else that the internet provides.

The intention of this Work is to reveal the magic of a lesser known arena of astrology and inspire those following me on this journey to observe their own experiences of these “Faces.” (NOTE: this is not a teaching of Austin Coppock’s book mentioned above, though I highly recommend it to all of those interested in the Decans as it is absolutely invaluable.)

Spring is here and this Work has begun. To follow along and add energy/insight to this endeavor, follow me on my NEW Facebook page 🌟 The Axe swings, and the wheel begins to turn…

Have you heard of the Decans? What are your initial thoughts about them? Are you ready for some Astrology Magic?

Earth Church Pittsburgh

Events

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ReclaimingPGH Priestess and longtime Reclaiming practitioner Amoret BriarRose has put out a call for all interested pagans to create an Earth Church here in Pittsburgh. Originally started by Willow Kelly in Staunton, Virginia, Amoret hopes to initiate this weekly spiritual offering locally with volunteers who would also be willing to help organize and facilitate. Read on for further details!

The premise is really simple:

– Hold Earth Church meetings every Sunday from Samhain to Beltane
– Meetings are 1 hour – 1 1/2 hours in length
– Each meeting has a simple format: Gathering, Round of Names and Pronouns, Short Check-In, Facilitator’s Offering

The way that Willow found it worked best and was the least heavy lift on any one person was:

1. Those that are interested meet up around Fall Equinox; five leaders are picked for the cycle.

2. Each leader gets a Sunday for the Samhain-Beltane cycle: one person is responsible for all first Sundays, one person is responsible for all second Sundays, etc.

3. To be the “leader” for a Sunday means you either a) find someone to be a facilitator or teacher for those Sundays or b) you are the facilitator or teacher on those Sundays, with the goal of bringing a variety of spiritual practices/artistic practices/body modalities/etc. from the region to Earth Church.

4. We all get to show up and have magico-religious experiences!

Some ideas for Earth Church activities:
– Trance
– Yoga
– Art/collage/drawing/painting
– Drumming
– Tai chi
– Sound baths
– Buddhist meditation
– Chanting
– Visiting the rivers
– Dance temple

 

If you are interested in helping Amoret create this weekly offering in Pittsburgh, Like Earth Church Pittsburgh on Facebook and express your interest!