Musing on Magic and Mysticism from the Margins
Myxticism brings Bear Ryver's musings on magic and mysticism from the margins together in one place.
A play on the words mixed (as in Bear's very diverse ancestry) and mysticism, as in the spiritual path built upon direct experience. Why from the margins? Bear's experience with magic and mysticism as a queer bipoc man have led to onotological quaqmires, perhaps also unique insights and questions.
Myxticism is part substack-esque newsletter, blog, and... well an experiment in process.
Featuring the re-booted Fortnightly Lunacy v2.0, Skyvibe Serial weekly forecasts, and Betterthans & B-Sides 'sub'-lection reports, and long-format essays, Myxticism is Bear's offering to you – yes you, reading this right now.
Passages and Portents
The astrology of March is half over, the Aries Equinox nearly upon us, and the first major news stories of Saturn in Pisces are already here.
Fortnightly Lunacy: Aries New Moon
This Aries New Moon is a quieter version than what we're ultimately in store for. We're in for an over-the-top demonstration of the variations of an Aries lunation with Mars in different signs for each. Click the link below to learn about the Aries New Moon, Take One:
Emotional Rogue Wave
Gale Force Winds
Skyvibe Serial weekly astrology forecast for the 12th week of 2023. Read it below.
Betterthans & B-Sides
More than 10 charts for the upcoming week, including a couple of elections.
Looking Back at the Virgo Full Moon
February 19th - 25th, 2023
Phase Change and the Pisces New Moon
With the Pisces New Moon comes the beginning of the tide change we've been anticipating and talking about since December.
At long last.
Fortnightly Lunacy: Pisces New Moon
Betterthans & B-Sides
Skyvibe Serial: Some Sweet Sounds
February 12th - 18th, 2023
Sleeper Waves and the Unanticipated Shifts
The last echoes of Luna's fixed sign fuckery turned out to have fucked me pretty good. So I made the decision to release my NORWAC and Fresh Voices lectures to the public, and to shift the release of Myxticism to Wednesday's over the course of the rest of this month (February).
Skyvibe Serial: Week #7
Belated, but here for you to read nonetheless. This week's a real sleeper wave, and one that comes just before Saturn leaves home territory for the decades to come.
Sun in the Heart of Saturn's Darkness
The final conjunction of the Sun and Saturn in signs of Saturn's domicile for a good long while. The next time we see a dignified Saturn receiving the Sun we'll all be in very different phases of life. 2039 is far away, but the link to this post is just below:
February 5th - 11th, 2023
Last Echoes of Luna's Fixed Sign Fuckery
I can't help it – I really like saying fixed sign fuckery. Blame my fiery Mars.
This week's volume of Myxticism features Fortnightly Lunacy for the Leo Full Moon, Betterthans & B-Sides, Skyvibe Serial, and the link to watch the replay of February's Live Chat.
Fortnightly Lunacy: Leo Full Moon
You can hear a lot about the Full Moon! Between Bear's appearance on The Astrology Podcast to discuss the astrology of February, Bear also talked about it in the February live chat and the IG live.
Skyvibe Serial #6
Whew boy, there's been so much said about this week, and over the course of the last I'm just going to drop this one here and trust that y'all will read as much or as little as you like.
Betterthans & B-Sides #6
Mostly betterthans this week, there's still on b-side and an experimental inception for your consideration.
Betterthans & B-Sides is a premium report available only to subscibers at the Airy Artsist tier or above. At only $10 a month, I think it's an offering with great value. And, I know it's new. So, I'm extending January's early subscriber offerings until Vettius Valens's birthday – February 8th.
You can get a free two-week subscription to check out BB's and see for yourself how they work and if a subscription is right for you. Or, if you'd like to share your vote of confidence, and commit to supporting the growth of this offering, you can take advantage of the Airy Artist Accomplice offering and get the first six months of your subscription half off.
February's Live Chat Replay
February's live chat might have been the biggest yet. Thank you to everyone who attended! Thank you to everyone who participated in the conversation.
Upcoming Event: Practice with the Planets
Get your tickets and join us in-person Sunday February 12th at 6pm for a lively discussion about building a personal relationship and practice with the planets.
Tickets are available through Eventbrite by sliding-scale donation (suggested $22 - $44 donation, but no one turned away for lack of funds).
I hope to see you there!
January 29th - February 4th, 2023
This issue has a lot to offer!
Betterthans and B-Sides are chock full of solid b-sides and even a handful of general and specific elections. You'll want to be certain you take a look at this, especially before mid-week.
Betterthans & B-Sides: Week #5
Read this week's Betterthans & B-Sides 'sub'lectional report:
The weekly forecast around these parts, Skyvibe Serial features an overview of the week ahead and day-by-day breakdowns of all the transits for the week.
The Astrology of February 2023
Of course, we're kicking off a new month this week. So there's a month-ahead forecast for you too. Though I recorded a month ahead forecast (which I'll drop the link for once it's public), I still wanted to share my take on some of the less eye-catching transits.
Those of you signed up for the mailing list learned first about the upcoming class I'll be teaching on February 12th in Oakland. Typically, each week I'll send out a brief newsletter with links to the latest Myxticism content, and often announcements, discounts, and other offers.
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January 22nd - 28th, 2023
Welcome to Aquarius Season! And welcome, in many ways, to the real start of the year. With all the planets moving direct, the Moon's light waxing, and a couple of shifts in dignity that improve the strength of the signal in the sky, the 4th week of 2023 is looking like it can be fruitful.
Betterthans & B-Sides: #4
This installments of BB's has a b-side election for establishing a connection or relationship with Saturn, as well as the first few moments leveraging the power of Venus in Pisces.
BB's are available only to premium subscribers at the Airy Artists tier or higher. There are two offers available if you'd like to take a peak.
- Get a two week trial of the Airy Artists subscription. Experiement with BB's and see for yourself if they provide a valuable benefit.
- Or, if you really want to show your vote of confidence, get half of a monthly subscription for the first half of the year.
Skyvibe Serial: #4
Weekly forecast for January 22nd - 28th
Fortnightly Lunacy: Aquarius New Moon
The last Aquarius New Moon we'll experience with the ruler of the Moon dignified for over a decade, this one is consequential – as in it delivers consequences a long time in the making.
January 15th - 21st, 2023
This week's Myxticism releases include Skyvibe Serial, Betterthans & B-Sides.
Skyvibe Serial #3
Betterthans & B-Sides #3
January 8th - 14th, 2023
Blog Posts about Current Astrological Transits and Cycles
From the Capricorn Solstice and New Moon up through the Cancer Full Moon.
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Betterthans & B-Sides Electional Report
Premium content for the Airy Artists tier, Betterthans & B-Sides times for making the best out of bad timing.
Fortnightly Lunacy: Cancer Full Moon
Musing on Magic and Mysticism
Though not "perfect" and "finished" per Bear's vision there's plenty to chew on in this piece.
Additional posts and content covering transits influencing the astrology of right now.
January 1st - 7th, 2023
Bear's Favorite Posts
These are some of Bear's favorite posts – either posts of Bear's that are favorites, based on the analytics and feedback, or Bear's own favorite work of his. (Yes, he has four planets in Leo.)
You can browse through and find other content, including evergreen pages throughout the site.
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