My name is Shawn Nygaard. I call my work “Imagine Astrology,” because to me imagination is one of the most important ingredients when working with astrology, or any symbolic, mythological, psychological, or archetypal system directly related to the soul. I also believe imagination is one of the essential pieces for maneuvering through rapidly-changing life in the 21st century. Rather than imagination being something “made up,” the world around us and everything in it is ‘made up’ of images that occur first in imagination. Imagination comes first.
This blog includes my musings and writings about astrology, archetypes, mythology, symbolism, mystery, seeing in the dark, chasing cars, searching, re-searching, wandering and wondering. I love seeing the world, events and people symbolically rather than just literally. To that end I am an astrologer, and I am also a certified archetypal consultant, having graduated from the “Sacred Contracts” program taught by Caroline Myss at her CMED Institute in Chicago. In my work I combine astrology and archetypes. My background includes a degree in music production, and I am currently studying at the University of Minnesota, finishing a B.A. in English, with a focus on British Literature and the Romantic poets.
I do readings via phone or Skype. Or, if you live in the Twin Cities metro area (Minneapolis/St. Paul), I do in-person readings as well as teach classes. To schedule a reading or if you have any questions, please contact me at the email address below.
Readings are $130 for 1 hour.
This blog is called “the night ride” in reference to a beautiful and haunting song by Loreena McKennitt called “Night Right Across the Caucasus.”
“In the velvet of the darkness
by the silhouette of silent trees
they are watching, they are waiting
they are witnessing life’s mysteries.”