Venus in Leo Aug 2023 to Mar 2025

by Cayelin K Castell Venus, Queen of Heaven, brightest of the visible planets, has her own magical and mysterious cycle that repeats itself every 584 days. When Venus goes retrograde it signals the completion of one Venus cycle and the preparation for, and the...

29 January 2022 Morning Star Venus at the First Gate

2022 Jan 29 at 11 Capricorn Morning Star Venus enters the first gate into the Underworld when the waning Moon conjuncts Venus representing the seventh chakra. The Sumerians described the cosmological cycle of Venus through the Story of Inanna, Queen of Heaven, as a...

2024 August Mercury Retrograde with Regulus

by Cayelin K Castell The upcoming Mercury Retrograde starting on August 4, 2024 is worthy of our attention as Mercury stations retrograde near the fixed star Regulus, also known as the heart of the Lion. Regulus is currently at 0 Degrees of Virgo. Regulus entered the...

Venus in Aries What does the Wild Warrior Woman Want?

by Cayelin K Castell The archetypal expression that most accurately describes Venus in Aries is the Wild Warrior Amazon. However, back in 1995 a primary archetype Shamanic Astrology connected to Aries was the Wild Woman. What follows is an article I wrote in 2001...
A Shamanic Investigation of Venus and Mars

A Shamanic Investigation of Venus and Mars

Below you will find 2 PDFs of a double article originally published in The Mountain Astrologer in 1997 reflecting key principles of the synodic cycles of Venus and Mars from the perspective of Shamanic Astrology. Shamanic Investigation of Venus...

The 12 Gods of the Masculine (Mars)

by Daniel Giamario Within the Shamanic Astrology paradigm, Mars symbolizes the Masculine principle in both men and women, and Venus symbolizes the Feminine. We can all pretty much agree that the gender roles that we grew up with in our culture, are useless especially...