Saturday, July 23, 2016

Robin's Zodiac Zone July 25th to July 31st, 2016

Yoga in Portland, Maine area this week:

Monday 6-7 am & 12 Noon-1pm All Levels Flows at Greener Postures South Portland
Tuesday 9:30-10:30 am Gentle Yoga at Scarborough Yoga
Wednesday 5-6:15 pm outdoor PopUp Yoga at MillCreek Park South Portland by donation, $10 suggested  (Hannaford side of the park, free concert at the gazebo follows yoga)
Thursday 7-8 am Robin's Zodiac Yoga at Congress Square Park in Portland, outdoors & free thanks to Congress Square Arts
(in August Congress Square Park yoga will be 1/2 hour later at 7:30 am. 1 more week of 7 am)
Friday 12:30-1:30 Yin at Bay Club Fitness One City Center Portland


Monday: Aries Moon

Aries Moon squares Pluto. Do your actions match how you really feel and what you intend? Are you acting from intuition or acting rashly because circumstances are triggering your worst fears or deep sadness or disappointment. These are good questions to pause and consider. Aries Moon works well with Saturn in Sagittarius, Venus and Mercury in Leo. Put heart and mind together, get enthusiastic and motivated for a project or adventure, and prioritize loyalty.  This waning Moon is also a cleansing and clearing out time. Clean up the garden, your gut (with a shift in diet), or your space.  Even under challenging circumstances, can you tap into the joy and love for life? Take care of the head and rest your eyes at least once during your busiest time of day. Today's color is yellow.

Tuesday: Aries to Taurus Moon

The Moon and Uranus meet in Aries (every month). The conjunction tends to fire us up. That can mean great energy or anger and impulsivity. The Moon is void of course from that moment, 2:39 am EDT to 11:37 am EDT and it's a 4th quarter Moon at 7 pm. Stop, breathe and consider. Be careful during those void Moon hours when it's common to forget, lose track or do things without reason.
Continue to weed things out and clear your space. Act on what you feel surest about. Taurus Moon from 11:37 am favors long term decisions. Mercury and Uranus trine tomorrow means some quick decision making and interesting conversation including outrageous ideas. Agreeing to something now means following through. There's a contrast there, so give matters a little bit of thought before jumping in. Sometimes a leap of faith or a wild idea is needed. Is this one of those times? Stability and loyalty are Taurus Moon values. Today's color is brown.

Wednesday: Taurus Moon, Mercury trine Uranus

It's an active day with multiple possibilities. Keep yesterday's forecast top of mind. Planting and fishing are favored by the farmer's almanac, and in our modern lives this means focus on abundance and prosperity generally. The Moon squares Venus in Leo, and Venus is Taurus's ruling planet. Aim for loyalty and reliability in relationships and allow for creative differences from which some of the best products are created. Instead of holding stubbornly to your own idea, see how you can combine it with another. Think fire and earth, inspiration and bringing it to life, tried and true with a creative twist.  Jupiter sends healing, healthy vibes from Virgo to the Moon. Pink is today's color.

Thursday: Taurus to Gemini Moon

The hands do the work of the heart. Gemini rules the hands and Taurus is a sign known for skill in hands on healing, work with food, art, gardening and building. Gemini connects the mind, the intellectual aspect, channeling ideas to be produced and acted on. These themes relate to the change of Moon sign between 11:13 am and 2:17 pm EDT. This void of course time is best kept flexible and simple. Earlier, make a solid agreement or decision and construct. Look out for arguments that flare with no warning. Be careful about things building in yourself that may need expression or an outlet. Some will lash out as Mars opposes the Moon. Control and guide your emotional responses.  Gemini Moon leads us to a social evening. Today's color is blue.

Friday: Gemini Moon, Uranus retrograde, Mercury square Mars

Use care with words today whether you're speaking, teaching, writing or signing papers.  Neptune squares the Moon, so question the surface and look deeper.  Saturn opposes the Moon so try not to be harsh or insensitive.  Mercury squares Mars in Leo/Scorpio, both fixed signs. Convincing or changing opinions will be difficult and could cause debate, conflict and controversy. It may be best to stay off certain topics today. Be clear and avoid anything that could lead to misunderstanding.  Uranus retrograde in Aries is rebellious and causes awakenings and aha moments. The retrograde lasts through the end of December, setting out to break patterns and destroy to recreate. It's a volatile time and will affect those with Uranus at a prominent point in the chart most. Uranus acts on a global level as well and rebellion and revolution is set to increase.  Define what's worth going to extremes for today. Let the other stuff rest, for now. Today's color is violet.

Saturday: Gemini to Cancer Moon, Mercury in Virgo

Mercury in Virgo  (2:18 pm EDT) stresses clear and detail oriented thinking, organizing, writing, and figuring. Health, routine and work deserve attention during the next few weeks, when Mercury will challenge us to  come to terms with truths, make realistic plans and produce tangible results. Now is the time since Mercury retrogrades on August 30th until September 22nd. Get a jump on Mercury retro by settling and deciding on things and dealing with contracts, electronics, upgrades and expensive purchases. Today the Moon is in Gemini void of course from7:46 am to 5:09 pm EDT. Relax and take care of simple chores or have a vacation type day. Cancer Moon aligns with Mercury for family time, problem solving discussions or intimate conversations in the evening.  Today's color is white.

Sunday: Cancer Moon

Moon in harmony with Neptune draws us to water and immerses us in feelings. Feel inspired by your surroundings. Find your muse, Practice your art or make home comfortable and beautiful. Family oriented events are favored. Moon opposes Pluto for what's subtle and soft, emerging from the subconscious or becoming evident. Be good to yourself and to people close to you today. Sensitive, gentle ways are called for. Wear black.






Saturday, July 16, 2016

Robin's Zodiac Zone July 18th to 24th, 2016

Yoga this week:
Monday All Levels Flow at Greener Postures South Portland, Maine 6-7 am
Tuesday Gentle Yoga at Scarborough Yoga 433 US Route 1 9:30-10:30 am
Thursday Robin's Zodiac Yoga at Congress Square Park Portland, Maine (outdoors, free) 7-8 am

& special event Robin's Zodiac Yoga at Sunflower Farm Cumberland Center, Maine (outdoors, cash donation class with baby goat petting and play after class) 5:30-6:30 pm www.sunflowerfarm.info

Friday Yin Yoga at Bay Club Portland, Maine 12:30-1:30 pm
Sunday Deep Stretch at Greener Postures South Portland, Maine  5:30-6:45 pm

Astrology:
Monday: Capricorn Moon

The Moon lines  up with Neptune in Pisces and meets Pluto and approaches Full. Completions and decisions come. The inner processes are important today as Pluto and Neptune both relate to what's below the surface. Use imagination to solve problems and to create. Personal matters may take attention from productivity. Finishing is a Full Moon theme however, so identify your best times to work, when your physical or mental energy is strongest, and maximize your time. Be willing to try a different method or approach to what's not resolving or working.  Try to keep an open mind at a time when the Moon sign and planets could draw you back or inward. Notice where there's resistance and see if you can find more flexibility or flow in order to progress. Capricorn Moon values and relates to progress and completion, but our minds may wander or feel heavy today. Wear blue.

Tuesday: Capricorn Full Moon, Mercury trine Saturn

A Full Moon of prosperity and active participation arrives at 6:57 pm EDT. The effects and news of the Full Moon will be around most of this week.  Capricorn is the sign of accomplishment and of structure. Organization and step by step plans are favored and help create feelings of security. Decisions about employment, prosperity, home and health are likely. Mercury and Saturn retrograde align in Leo/Sagittarius, activating decisions and information around education and travel plans.  If something is in the way of further training or your child's academic success, for examples, can you identify a resource or possible solution and pursue the information you need? Capricorn Full Moon has a resourceful quality. In harmony with Jupiter in Virgo, this lunar peak favors stronger health, better habits and routines you can stick with and benefit from.  This is the Moon of the underlying structure, building, and the bones.  Strengthen any weak link. Purposefully pursue and move toward goals. Celebrate a goal accomplished.  Set to finishing what's due. Mars in Scorpio lends focus. This Full Moon may point out emotions that are uncomfortable too. Capricorn Moon is less emotionally inclined and expressive. Someone acting insensitively may be covering up or compensating for not knowing how to cope with feelings or highly charged emotional situations or conversations. Void of course Moon 6:57 to 11:10 pm EDT. Today's color is white.

Wednesday: Aquarius Moon, Venus trine Saturn

Today Venus trines Saturn, following in Mercury's footstep. Venus is about relationships and harmony. In Leo, Venus encourages loyalty and commitment as well as joy and celebration.  The Moon is still essentially Full, and partnership agreements are up for negotiation or finalizing. Saturn is retrograde so this may be unfinished business from the past. Aquarius Moon provides vision and perspective. The Moon is across from Venus, Mercury and in harmony with Saturn. Expect a great deal of activity around problem solving, partnerships and agreements.  Today's color is turquoise.

Thursday: Aquarius Moon

The Moon aligns with Uranus, Aquarius's planet, and squares Mars in Scorpio. Intelligence, originality and individuality are themes of today. Emotional situations could be difficult and highly charged. .Stay out of volatile situations, potential dangers or dramas. Stubborn fixed sign energy makes it challenging to convince others. Keep good boundaries today. If you're lucky, you can collaborate very creatively and dynamically and use this focused energy productively. Align with like minded and calm partners. Void Moon 9:56 pm to 4:35 am EDT. Today's color is violet.

Friday: Pisces Moon, Sun in Leo

The Sun moves to Leo for the 2nd third of summer season, at 5:30 am EDT. Leo birthdays begin. Moon shifts to Pisces as 4:35 am EDT, and we're set up for a weekend of feeling, romance, and seeking our ideal flow. Saturn in Sagittarius, retrograde, has been active with planets this week and now is square to the Moon. Finding the flow requires getting past a restriction, perhaps one with emotional tone or attachment.  Some will declare independence from a schedule, others will find comfort and freedom in having some structure. Keep yourself happily engaged in life or at least calmly approaching problems. Think fluid and gentle. Today's color is orange.

Saturday: Pisces Moon conjunct Neptune and opposite Jupiter

Pisces Moon opposes Jupiter and there may be a little vibration or ring of eclipses that happened last winter, around February/March. Jupiter is finalizing time in Virgo on September 9th and some of the healing, health related, compassion based work that Jupiter set out to do is in effect. Seek actively for healing, solutions, prosperity, and support. Find your own resourcefulness or feel your life purpose's connection in areas of service to others like medicine, teaching, counseling, or volunteering. The Moon meets Neptune for dates and occasions, creative imagination, and daydreaming. Garden, landscape and feel the natural flow of water to align with Pisces nature.  Today's color is light green.

Sunday: Pisces to Aries Moon

The Moon is void of course 3:08 am to 8:33 am EDT and then in Aries, the warrior sign.  Mars, the planet of Aries, aligns with the Moon during the void time and Aries Moon acts with the Leo Sun at 12:17 pm EDT.  As results, we may feel decisive, act on our feelings, unify our energy in a productive way, and take on a problem or an adventure willingly and with purpose.  Today's color is red.




Saturday, July 9, 2016

Weekly July 11th to 17th, 2016

Monday: Libra Moon, Mercury square Uranus

Squares around the zodiac mean much effort is required. Libra Moon squares Uranus and the Sun while Mercury squares Uranus. Justice, family and household are significant themes. Much Negotiate, mediate, and present a strong argument.  This 2nd quarter Moon day, mid way between New and Full, could feel like a pressure cooker.  Mercury in Cancer is both protective and defensive. If you can avoid triggering these things in the other party, things go more smoothly. Time outs may be necessary. Seek consensus. Act in fairness. Void Moon is 8:52 pm EDT until 4:52 pm Tuesday. Today's color is white.

Tuesday: Libra to Scorpio Moon, Venus in Leo

A second round of squares mean tension that can lead to decisions, breaking points, or stalemates. Without tension or some amount of stress, there can be no progress. So in many cases, the pivoting point must be reached, the judgment time must come, and something changes. Even deciding not to act is a decision. Libra Moon squares Mercury for a continuation of yesterday's activity. Choose words carefully and understand any agreements, especially legal ones, well. Be clear and listen carefully. Once Scorpio Moon moves in at 4:52 pm, the Moon and Venus square. Venus will be newly in Leo, a happy place for the planet of harmony and love. Work through a relationship issue or disagreement, then celebrate positive outcomes. Venus moves to Leo at 1:34 pm EDT and Mercury will follow to Leo tomorrow. Feel an optimistic shift. Scorpio Moon and Leo planets bring laser beam focus to creative projects and make loyalty paramount. Lack of trust or authenticity will be intolerable as well as unacceptable this week. Today's color is indigo blue.

Wednesday: Scorpio Moon, Mercury in Leo

The Moon aligns with Neptune creating a daydreamy feeling and a need for solitude, privacy or time to focus on one priority. Ideally, that priority is creative in nature. Use imagination to write, build, create art or music, for example. This feels like a better vacation than business day with Neptune retro making certain things less predictable. Look below the appearance and take nothing at face value.  Scorpio Moon values depth. Neptune can be deceptive.  Stay out of the dark and draw in some Venus in Leo excitement, lightheartedness, and child energy. Mercury also moves into Leo at 8:47 pm EDT. Social plans are encouraged. You may notice and feel great contrasts today.  Wear red.

Thursday: Scorpio Moon trine the Sun, conjunct Mars

The Moon and Mars, together in Scorpio, create great intensity and powerful experiences. Some may be mystical, some very earthly. Be careful about arguments, jealousy, and lack of loyalty during Scorpio Moon. Grudges or hard feelings formed  now could last a lifetime.  The Moon harmonizes with Sun in Cancer, Jupiter in Virgo and Pluto in Capricorn. Supportive people show up and we can also learn to be self reliant and trust our instincts with these aspects.  Face a fear and move on. Intuition should be strong and inner processes, important.  Void Moon 6:22 pm EDT to 5:14 am. Tonight can be relaxing, a time to let stress go, and also a time to be aware of what's going on around you. Wear maroon today.

Friday: Sagittarius Moon trine Venus and Mercury

Fire sign day with the activity in Sagittarius and Leo once the Moon shifts at 5:14 am EDT. This sets up a social, adventurous, outgoing weekend.  Build in time to play. It's a great vacation day and a time for games, competitions, and active plans. It's also a great day for learning and training as both of these signs absorb knowledge and activate high interest. Enthusiasm should be high.  Boredom is the enemy today. Get out in the world, connect with friends and nature and do something that feels worthwhile and maybe even exciting. Today's color is purple.

Saturday: Sagittarius Moon, Mercury conjunct Venus, Sun trine Mars and square Uranus

Today could go a variety of ways depending what you're doing or dealing with. Quickness is one consistent aspect. The word 'suddenly' comes to mind. Take a precaution or two and use common sense. Stay grounded. Mercury and Venus in Leo signal happy celebrations, declarations of love and good times with friends.  Sun and Mars fire us up around emotional matters or creative ventures. Sun square Uranus feels like a struggle involving tradition or family versus breaking out and cutting cords.  Stay in touch with all that's going on around you and respond with care and love.  Knowing the appropriate response could be important today. Wear light blue.

Sunday: Sagittarius to Capricorn Moon

The void Moon is 4:57 am to 3:33 pm EDT in Sagittarius. Those hours are best for vacation like activities or relaxing. Take your time.  At 3:33 pm EDT, Capricorn Moon means taking care of business. From home to work related matters, there could be  more urgency to finish or produce something. The Full Moon is nearing and with it, due dates and completions.  Get some exercise to stay balanced and burn off stress.  Wear green..

Wednesday, July 6, 2016

Yoga and Baby Goat Visits


Congress Square Park in Portland, Maine for astrology inspired vinyasa yoga Thursday mornings
7-8 am. Outdoor yoga. Bring your mat. It's free!

Sunflower Farm in Cumberland Center, Maine July 21st Capricorn Full Moon Yoga with baby goats! Donations shared by me and the farm. We'd love to have you with us for yoga at 5:30 pm. All Levels and all ages.

August 18th same location, Aquarius Full Moon Yoga with a playful Leo spirit 5:30 pm. Partner poses will be included in this practice though you can choose to go solo or team up with a new acquaintance at the farm. Kids will love it!

Hope to connect with you soon! Robin



Friday, July 1, 2016

Weekly Astrology July 4th to 10th, 2016

Monday: New Moon in Cancer

New Moon happens at 7:01 am EDT, & the Moon meets Sun, Mercury and Venus today. There's more ease and happiness in the zodiac these days. Make peace with your own emotions and take care of the inner child. Comfort food, the comfort zone, soothing surroundings and sentiment help create the feel good vibes.  Jupiter and Neptune add healing, romantic and relaxed aspects. If something hasn't been quite right, it's a good time to start again.  Today's color is white.

Tuesday: Cancer to Leo Moon

Mercury and Neptune align in Cancer and Pisces. Communicate creatively. Enjoy the water. It really is a nice day to be on vacation as the Moon travels Cancer, sign of home and Leo, sign of fun. Moon is void of course 2:29 am to 12:28 pm EDT and then in Leo. Recreational plans, children, entertainment and playfulness are favored activities.  Today's color is gold.

Wednesday: Leo Moon,  Venus trine Mars, Sun conjunct Mercury

This week is pure astrological gold with vibrant Leo Moon, Sun and Mercury in Cancer, and harmony between the relationship planets, Venus and Mars. News, especially joyful news, breaks. New Moon prompts fresh starts all week. Venus and Mars in water signs help dispel tension and mellow things for smoother interactions and more passion and love.  It's also a highly creative time. Today's color is yellow.

Thursday: Leo to Virgo Moon, Sun and Mercury oppose Pluto

Robin's Zodiac Yoga on Congress Square Park, free & outdoors 7-8 am (Portland, Maine)

From 8:07 am to 6:41 pm EDT, Moon is void of course and then in Virgo after 6:41. Void of course Moon is fine on a day where you have little planned and might even help with relaxation. However, forgetfulness and laziness could make the day challenging. Reach out for assistance as Virgo Moon favors service and helpfulness. It could take a few hours to get what you need in place.  Analytical thinking and problem solving activate once Virgo Moon moves in. Act thoughtfully and carefully with those Pluto oppositions. Notice what's subtle, the undercurrents, and trust your intuitive voice. Mercury and Jupiter align in the early hours of Friday, so tonight is good for socializing, reaching solutions, and figuring things out.  Today's color is brown.

Friday: Mercury sextile Jupiter, Virgo Moon square Saturn retrograde

It's a day of expansion and refinement.  Mercury and Jupiter highlight agreements of growth. Growing a business or adding to a home or developing a health focused plan are some examples.  Virgo Moon puts emphasis on the smaller details and refining skills or systems in place. Saturn throws in wise and cautious messages, from Sagittarius (not a sign of caution, but Saturn is retrograde). I see this as a reminder of when going too far or too fast didn't bring the desired result. Consider what you learned in the past, or observed in someone else's life,  as you move a project or plan ahead.  Emotional patterns also come into play if you're facing what you fear. Fear usually comes from uncertainty. Is it better now to hold on for a while longer or to let go and see what happens? You cannot grow without eventually letting go. You decide when it's time. Today's color is navy blue.

Saturday: Virgo Moon conjunct Jupiter

The Moon harmoniously aspects 5 planets today! The Jupiter conjunction is a monthly occurrence that's nearing an end as Jupiter moves on to Libra on September 9th.  There are many beneficial, pleasurable, practical aspects to the Moon contacting Mars, Venus, Pluto and Mercury as well as the Sun. Move with momentum, intention, flexibility and care for others. Enjoy friendships, the land you live and breathe on, and perhaps a problem set aside or resolved. New Moon energy is still with us, so it's a good time for a new beginning or another attempt.  Void Moon begins at 11:28 pm EDT until 4:32 am EDT. Today's color is green.

Sunday: Libra Moon

Good vibes continue as they have since late June. The Sun aligns with Jupiter and Mercury trine Mars today. Again, agreements and plans for growth, prosperity, and forward movement combine with nurturing relationships and having heart, empathy and awareness of others as you do any of the aforementioned.  Libra Moon is about partnership, one on one interaction, complementing and balancing each other, and mediating where harmony is needed.  Virgo, Scorpio and Cancer host the Sun and planets most involved and may experience the benefits very directly. Today's color is blue.