Weekly Astrology Forecast for May 21–27, 2023* — Feel the Burn!
Hey star-gazers! Welcome to the penultimate week of May —it boggles my mind how fast this year is passing!
I thought I’d share my most recent purchase — a copy of The Orphic Hymns. Likely penned around the third-century CE, this text contains devotionals to a veritable Who’s Who of the Greek pantheon. If you haven’t come across them before, they’re essential reading for anyone interested in ancient Greek mysticism and religion. Personally, I think they’re a worthwhile investment for astrological enthusiasts, especially anyone dabbling in planetary remediation, or simply cultivating a more in-tune relationship with the major celestial energies moving through our lives.
You can access a free version on Archive.org (which I had been doing for a dog’s age), but as part of my ongoing efforts to work more consciously with the state of Mercury in my chart, the $11 expense seemed worth it.
With the Sun entering Gemini this week, I thought I’d offer up a few lines for anyone who might find themselves basking under Sol’s warm glow. If the magnificence of the golden orb strikes you as especially awe-inspiring, here are a few stanzas from Hymn VIII to inspire meditation:
Hear, golden Titan, whose eternal eye
With matchless sight illumines all the sky.
Native, unwearied in diffusing light,
And to all eyes the object of delight:
Lord of the Season, beaming light from far,
Sonorous, dancing in thy four-yok’d car.
Agile and vig’rous, venerable Sun,
Fiery and bright around the heav’ns you run,
Foe to the wicked, but the good man’s guide,
O’er all his steps propitious you preside.
Faithful defender, and the eye of right,
Of steeds the ruler, and of life the light:
With sounding whip four fiery steeds you guide,
When in the glittering car of day you ride,
Propitious on these mystic labours shine,
And bless thy supplicants with a life divine.