Tuesday, July 18, 2017

Robin's Zodiac Zone July 20th to 26th, 2017

On the 27th, Thursday night, I'll lead Robin's Zodiac Yoga at Sunflower Farm, and yes there are baby goats. It's a donation class, cash only, shared by me and the farm. I hope you can come. Click the link for directions to this Cumberland, Maine location. It's beautiful to be outside there. 5:30-6:45 pm

Thursday: Mars moves into Leo at 8:19 am EDT for a stay until September 5th. Mars is in the fire element during these weeks, which is more natural and powerful than Mars' time in Cancer. The tendency is to be more active, to deal with things, to be more courageous and find your strength. The sexual side of Mars is stronger in Leo too. The powerful animal inside gets a voice, an opportunity, and maybe the spotlight. You'll notice who vies for attention. Gemini Moon today meets Venus and aligns with Jupiter. It's a fabulous day for a date or a networking meeting. Gemini Moon opposite Saturn retro and hard subjects may surface too. Sun squares Uranus in the evening and there's an energetic though abrupt nature to this. Look before leaping. Family issues may be triggered too. Today's color is Red.

Friday: Void of course Moon is 1:41 am to 4:09 am EDT. It's a convenient time if you sleep then since the lack of judgement or progress of void hours is best spent dreaming. Cancer Moon with no major aspects for the rest of the day. Nourish and nurture, others and your self too. Today's color is Light Blue.

Saturday: Leo time begins at 11:15 am EDT. Babies born before then are Cancers. The Sun's shift of sign leads us into the peak of summer, and the New Moon is Sunday. Freshen things up. Get ready to take action, live your life, move out of a funk, and welcome the unexpected.  Cancer Moon continues with a variety of angles to planets including opposition to Pluto which stimulates emotion and inner processes and sometimes makes one feel more anxious or more ready to face a situation. It can play out either way. This dark Moon is time for reconsideration and issues around justice and healthy growth may dominate the mind. Today's color is White.

Sunday: New Moon  in Leo at 4:34 am EDT. The Moon changes signs at 2:05 as Cancer Moon and Uranus square. One thing this indicates is more family matters and news. The New Moon leads us into eclipse season as our next Full Moon comes with an eclipse and so will the August New Moon, also  in Leo. Lions and Lionesses, changes are in the air even if you don't know what they are quite yet. The Moon meets Mars for action, competition, performances, showing off, and creativity. Keep the risk level low though. Avoid physical exertion that could be 'too much'. Passions run high today. Wear Purple.

Monday: Leo Moon and a whole bunch of astrological action. New Moon propels us forward and initiates events and people, some of which seemed 'not ready yet' or not yet time. Everything may seem to move faster. Venus opposes Saturn and brings up unresolved relationship matters, items that are up for debate again, and re-negotiations. News and developments are likely in all kinds of circumstances and situations. Today's color is Orange.

Tuesday: Void Moon in Leo 5:22 to 6:32 am EDT and then Moon to Virgo. Mercury enters Virgo at 7:41 pm, the first planet to move to Virgo this year. Mercury is at home in Virgo, ready to sort, organize, analyze and perfect. We'll feel like making plans and setting dates. Do some financial planning or pay the bills. Moon and Mercury meet in Leo at 5:22 am for a very social day too. It's a good day to rehears or perform, create and keep the kids busy with good stuff. Wear Navy Blue.

Wednesday: Virgo Moon for working the land or building, cleaning, and taking care of details.  Read the fine print. Flow where there's momentum. Mercury will be retro August 12th for a few weeks, so now is a better time for agreements, purchases, and setting dates.  The Sun and Mars meet in Leo for a wild burst of love, creativity or taking strong action. Today's color is Yellow.

Tuesday, July 11, 2017

Robin's Zodiac Zone July 13th to19th, 2017

All Yoga classes listed are in Maine. Plan on RoZoYo® outdoor yoga Thursday, July 27th. Free downtown Portland event with music performed by Helena Nash. Eclipse season Yoga with a Leo theme on Congress Square Park Portland, Maine 5:30-6:45 pm! Bring a mat.

Thursday: Pisces Moon meets Neptune, squares Venus in Gemini, and aspects Pluto in Capricorn. Pluto recently connected with the Full Moon and similar themes to the past weekend emerge and recirculate. Transformation is the theme. Escapism could be holding you or someone around you back. Emotions can overwhelm or you can meet them head on and get past fear or allow yourself sadness, or whatever the situation is, immerse rather than run. How understanding can you be, of yourself or another, without losing good judgment or an important boundary? Understanding doesn't mean you can't draw appropriate lines.  Take advantage of highly creative and romantic Moon/Neptune conjunction. Today's color is Light Green.

Friday: Pisces Moon trine Cancer Sun and Mars. Moon and Saturn retrograde are square and Mercury aligns with Jupiter. Growth, abundance and fertility themes. Going back over old business and recurrent patterns happens with the Pisces/Cancer and Saturn retrograde aspects of the day. Maybe this time we get it right? Learn from the past. Mercury and Jupiter favor big plans and events where many gather. Moon void from 1 pm to 7:52 pm EDT and then into Aries. Today's color is Orange.

Saturday: Aries Moon aligns with Venus and is opposite Jupiter. It's a social day, and spontaneous adventures happen. Accept a last minute invite. Some of us will face terms and attempt compromises and peacemaking even if feelings are mixed.  Avoid selfishness and aim for what's fair and just.  Red is today's color.

Prenatal Yoga 9 am at Greener Postures in W. Falmouth.

Sunday: Aries Moon with a mix of aspects that culminate with the Moon/Uranus monthly meeting. Things heat up rapidly and change quickly.  Be careful around volatile people and unpredictable situations.  Do not engage in risk taking behaviors. Chill and lay low if life is stressful or tense.  Void of course Moon 10:19 pm until Monday 1:04 am EDT.  Today's color is White.

Deep Stretch 5:30 pm  at Greener Postures in South Portland.

Monday: Taurus Moon. Venus squares Neptune for interesting changes of heart. Deception is in the air. Seek honesty and truth. Mars squares Uranus, and it's not likely to be easy or pleasant since Mars is out of his element in Cancer and Uranus is a wild card.  Acting on and expressing feelings or demands could get out of hand.  Stay in your safety zone with people and temper your reactions. Today's color is Pink.

6 am Heated Flow at Greener Postures in South Portland.

Tuesday: Taurus Moon with many planetary alignments. The energy is a bit more easygoing today, though all of yesterday's forecast still remains true.  Venus and Jupiter align beautifully for social gatherings and legal contracts and agreements. Dates and first meetings are favored too. Wear Blue.

Gentle Yoga 9 am at Scarborough Yoga 433 US Rte 1

Wednesday: Void of Course Moon in Taurus from 2:11 am to 3:31 am EDT. Gemini Moon takes over. Mercury aligns with Saturn retro in Sagittarius. Many will go over terms, make educational decisions or consider them, and it's likely things will be  up for debate or discussion.  Today's color is Yellow.

6 am Heated Flow at Greener Postures in South Portland.

photo from Restorative Yoga with Reiki at Maine YogaFest 2017

Tuesday, July 4, 2017

Robin's Zodiac Zone July 6th to12th, 2017

Thursday: Warming up for Sunday's 12:07 am EDT Full Moon in Capricorn. Sagittarius Moon aligns with Jupiter, squares Neptune and meets Saturn. Questions come up about whether to face realities or try to escape. Escapism can involve drugs or delusions and ultimately will not get you what you want. Saturn and Jupiter urge wisdom and justice. What is the most mature decision and most fair action you can take?  Some of this will relate to the past and what's been unresolved or not taken care of properly for a long time.  Today's color is Light Blue.

Friday: Sagittarius Moon begins the day, void of course 10:12 am to 1:45 pm EDT when Capricorn Moon waxes toward Full. Mercury and Venus align in Leo/Gemini for social interactions, friends gathering and getting in touch, contractual agreements especially in the arts or publishing, and general positivity. Moon trine Uranus at 10:12 am, with the urge to begin, to create original and unique products or content, and a feeling of quickness. Ready or not! Capricorn Moon is without significant aspects for the remainder of this date and much of Saturday. This is the sign of structure, the bones and building. The Sun is in Cancer. Combine the energies of these opposing signs to grow and nurture things from the ground up. Expect completions and things coming full circle.  Use wisdom gently and with care as you guide someone through a transition or through fear.  This is a peak time emotionally and in terms of grounding, family and faith.  Today's color is Gold.

Saturday: Capricorn Moon is Full after midnight tonight, 12:07 am EDT. In Pacific and Central Zones in the USA, the Moon is Full tonight.  Capricorn brings themes of teaching and leading, wise action, completion of goals, and incorporating the nourishing traits of Cancer where the Sun is. Soften your tone. Speak with authority and yet with compassion.  Moon aligns with Neptune for spirituality and faith in outcomes.  The creative and orderly blend well together. The Moon and Jupiter bring up questions of fairness, justice, legalities and aim for a structured, just response where it's needed.  Ask for help, advice and the wisdom of experience.  Find your strength and resourcefulness without putting up big boundaries or fronts that push people away.  Steady yourself for the most right action. Today's color is Indigo.

Sunday: Full Moon meets Pluto at 2:06 am EDT. Confront a deep feeling or fear with courage and faith. Get past a block and let go of what's not working for you. This is an emotion filled conjunction and a peak in situations related to the past, transformation and metamorphosis, and becoming. Some times we must let go of an old belief, a grudge, and negative emotions in order to become and to move forward. This might be hard or scary, but your instincts will tell you if it's time and if this resonates with you. If you're procrastinating about something big because you're concerned about how it will play out, this may be the time. Doing things willingly, with surrender, is so much better than being cornered or forced when situations have gone farther or deteriorated more. How resourceful and brave can you be? Mars and Uranus are at odds with the Moon today, and suddenness or anger may not be friendly. Move and act with calm and clarity.  Void Moon 10:12 pm to 1:35 am EDT. Today's color is White.

Monday: Aquarius Moon time begins 1:35 am EDT. Aquarius is the zodiac's inventor and visionary. Apply that to your own life. Sun opposite Pluto continues the Pluto themes of yesterday, yet the feeling may be brighter. Be practical in your actions. Moon trine Venus and opposite Mercury. Communication will be very important. Prioritize returning calls and going over terms, for example. Socially, this Moon and Venus favor events, meetings and dates. Business-wise, collaborate and bring out each other's best talents and traits. Turquoise is today's color.

Tuesday: Aquarius Moon aligns with Jupiter and Saturn. Take agreements seriously. Expect long term results of what you engage in. Tap into intelligence, logic and reason. Also, have a sense of adventure and open mind.  Today's color is Blue.

Wednesday: Void of Course Moon 8:40 am EDT to 11:51 am when the Moon shifts to Pisces.  Moon and Uranus align at 8:40 for original and/or quick thinking. A fast response or action may be needed. Pisces Moon encourages intuitive flow.  Today's color is Green.

July's Robin's Zodiac Yoga is on the 27th at 5:30-6:45 pm Congress Square Park in downtown Portland, Maine. Flow for Leo time. It's free of charge. I hope you can come!


Tuesday, June 27, 2017

Robin's Zodiac Zone June 29th to July 5th, 2017

Thursday: Virgo Moon for analytical thinking, problem solving and finding flexible or alternate solutions.  Mercury across from Pluto reveals secrets and fears and encourages resolving or acknowledging them with care.  Take care with the messages you convey to others, especially family and 'corporate' family if you are part of a large organization.  Void Moon 4:35 pm EDT to 3:02 am EDT Friday. Today's color is Black.

Friday: Libra Moon from 3:02 am EDT with emphasis on Justice. The 2nd quarter Moon is 8:51 pm EDT. This time in the lunar cycle is best for progress. With Libra Moon, consider progress in love relationships and all partnerships, consensus and compromise.  Fairness and feelings are today's key themes. Lavender is our daily color.

Saturday: Libra Moon meets Jupiter, squares 3 planets and aligns with Saturn retrograde. Some retrograde type thinking and decisions may be due. Patience is not the same as putting things off. Patience may be wise, but procrastinating isn't recommended. Can you distinguish whether you're doing one or other? If fear or discouraging messages are holding you back, consider how that may never change until you take the leap. Face consequences if need be. They also will always be there. Today's color is Blue.

Sunday: Void Moon in Libra 9:16 am to 12:59 pm EDT. Flexible plans go best as things change and people may not show up or arrive on time. Save solid decisions and definitive actions for after 1 pm EDT (or make them before the void Moon time). Mars opposes Pluto and may just 'not feel good' for part or all of the day. Mars is a fish out of water in the sign Cancer, not quite knowing how to act or  how to deal with emotions. Pluto pushes for transformation and metamorphosis. This may feel like growing anger or resentment or feel like growing pains. Try to calm your responses and actions. The Moon is also opposing Uranus. All of this can lead us to be overwhelmed in some way. Scorpio Moon moves in and is also intense as well as passionate.  Today's color is Maroon.

Monday: Scorpio Moon aligns with Neptune. Romance and passion spark. It's a day for artists and dreamers. Actions will have long term meaning and lasting power though. Understand what you're engaging in or agreeing too, even silently.  Moon and Sun are in harmony for deep feeling, sentiment, reunions, and intuition. Today's color is Indigo Blue.

Tuesday: Independence Day in the USA. Scorpio Moon all day, void at 9:34 pm EDT. Venus moves to Gemini at 8:11 pm EDT. Venus is social and flirtatious, connecting us for friendships or love with like minded people who share their thoughts and interest. Mercury square Uranus can lead to spontaneous words of emotion, passion or anger.  Check yourself before blurting something out you might regret or not say under less stressful conditions.  It can be a fun and heart centered night too, as the Moon and Mercury align, drawing us close to the ones we care about. Today's color is White.

Wednesday: Mercury moves to Leo at 8:20 pm EDT. Mercury is lighthearted and creative in Leo for a few weeks while Venus is in airy, conversational Gemini. It's a good combination for meeting and being with new people, in groups or connecting one on one. Parties are favored. The Moon enters Sagittarius at 1:08 am EDT with an adventurous spirit. Moon opposite Venus makes us favor our freedom in relationships and like casual encounters or just fun rather than dealing with emotional talks or situations.  Put off that conversation about what's wrong and enjoy the day with someone instead. Sun lines up with Neptune in Cancer/Pisces, the water signs. Free spirited floating may suit us well. Sun squares Jupiter for the legal and family business that cannot wait. Sun and Jupiter favor positive outcomes even as you work through a challenging situation.  Today's color is Orange.

Full Moon is on Sunday, July 9th.

Full Moon Restorative Yoga with Reiki by Addie Powers Johnson at Maine YogaFest is Sold Out. Thank you for joining me on Saturday, the 8th. Maine YogaFest tix for other workshops are still on sale, and also there are free community classes, music and vendor village so come for the atmosphere anyway! East End Community School in Portland on the Eastern Prom July 7, 8, 9th.

Come to my second Robin's Zodiac Yoga of summer, free, in Congress Square Park on Thursday, July 27th 5:30 pm with music from Helena Nash. She is also performing at Maine YogaFest. Check the schedule for this soulful songstress's set time. Thanks to you who came to see Happy Folk and Solstice/New Moon yoga on June 22nd. Namaste!

My meditation and yoga nidra EP is on bandcamp! Check it out and see if it's something you'd like to download for a small price. I wish you more peace and self care and this is my offering, recorded at Tidal SoundStudios this spring and release during the New Moon on June 23rd.

Yoga Nidra Teacher Training and Personal Immersion is at Scarborough Yoga Sept 8-10th and early bird rate is $299 until July 30th. Payable to: Scarborough Yoga,
                                                433 US Rte 1 Scarborough Maine 04074.

I would love you to join me in this transforming meditation practice you can share with others. You will leave ready to offer Yoga Nidra to others and guide yourself as well. It truly has changed my way of handling stress or lack of rest as well as manifesting intentions. If it's not time for you to train but you are interested, check my schedule for Yoga Nidra coming up later in the summer. You can also download one on bandcamp and see what it's like for you.

20 Yoga Alliance Credits offered for Teachers. All individuals are welcome and will receive a certificate of completion.

Here are a few photos from RoZoYo on Congress Square Park! Hope you can join us next time!

Tuesday, June 20, 2017

Robin's Zodiac Zone June 22nd to 28th, 2017

Thursday: Robin's Zodiac Yoga 5:30 pm with Happy Folk music on Congress Square Park Portland, Maine. It's free. Bring your mat! Astrology theme for Summer Solstice and Cancer New Moon!

This is the day prior to Cancer New Moon. It's time to shed an outdated belief or move on in your heart, and create space for love, romance, healing and reconnecting. That can include reunions or forgiveness and may also mean  making room for a  housemate, family member or other person who needs care and nurturing.  The Moon is in Gemini, aligned with Jupiter in Libra for fairness and positivity in relationships. It may also be fun and stimulating to be with people you didn't know well, or at all, before today. Socialize. Expect that others will need flexibility and freedom to express feelings and ideas.  Today's color is Light Blue.

Friday Cancer New Moon 10:31 pm EDT, meeting the Sun of course and approaching Mercury for a conjunction in the early hours of Saturday. Early in the day, things are changeable or could feel unstable as Uranus harmonizes with Gemini Moon. Gemini Moon opposes Saturn retro and that may feel like pressure to give your word or to sign a contract. Take your time if possible.  Endeavors are best started after New Moon, and through the days ahead.  2:45 pm to 6:07 pm EDT, the Moon is void of course. Late day Cancer Moon leads to heartfelt or other necessary conversations.  The protective and caring urge could come across as controlling or criticism. Do the best you can to be clear.  Today's color is White.

Saturday: Cancer Moon with a variety of planetary aspects. Venus aligns with Pluto. Understanding is a key word today. Can you understand something more clearly, ask for clarification,  or empathize with others' emotions so as not to judge harshly? How does understanding apply in your life right now? Do you need someone to show more understanding, and if so can you gently ask for that? Today's color is Blue.

Sunday: Cancer Moon aligns with Venus for harmony and love. Almost simultaneously, Mars and Jupiter form the sharp corners of a square. This sets up action around what's fair or requires more justice or balance. Family and partnership situations that are out of sync are most implied.  Consider what's fair in terms of sharing, judgment, and with resources or responsibilities. Cancer Moon void from 2:44 pm to 6:06pm EDT. Leo Moon follows and may bring more optimism and sense of fun for Sunday night or Monday.  Today's color is Gold.

Monday: The Leo Moon aligns with Jupiter for socializing, fun and acts of generosity and love.  Mars and Neptune align which may soften some edges and help us overlook what we cannot change. Creativity may peak. Be compassionate and notice who you enjoy being around. Positive people will lift you up, so find them. Today's color is Purple.

Tuesday: Leo Moon with varied aspects. Mercury is a major influence with a square to Jupiter and a trine to Neptune. Mercury meets Mars on Wednesday so that's approaching as well. Strong reason to form agreements, sign contracts, communicate pressing information or feelings, and issues of justice all come with these aspects.  There's no specific reason to be wary about agreements or legal matters right now. Saturn is retrograde, but that's true fairly often during the year. Evaluate timing. Does it feel right to move forward or resolve something now? Family and home related matters take precedence. Leo Moon void from 5:12 pm to 8:41 pm EDT. During those hours play it safe. Virgo Moon moves in. Tonight may be romantic or a good time for magical and imaginative work or play. Today's color is Indigo.

Wednesday: Virgo Moon. Mercury and Mars meet. Avoid defensive behavior or words. Listen and notice what you're protecting from feelings to people. Is that useful or could opening up and being more flexible ease a strain or emotional pain.  Can you avoid being passive aggressive and communicate about feelings without blaming? Problem solve under Virgo Moon. Today's color is Yellow.