Monday, April 20, 2015

Weekly Astrology April 20th to April 26th, 2015

Saturday, April 25th 4-6pm Guided Yoga Nidra Meditation with Readings at Breathing Room South Portland. Advance registration only on Breathing Room site or in studio this week.

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Monday: Sun in Taurus

The Sun moves, signaling the second phase of spring, at 5:42 am. Taurus birthdays begin! The Moon is also in the sign of the bull until 7:28 pm, void of course since Sunday at 7:07 pm. Get simple, practical things done. Avoid overly complex information or tasks. We're fueled by Saturday's New Moon, and this may feel like an energetic day. Physical exercise, work, and hands on learning and building are favored by Taurus Moon. Gemini Moon 7:28 pm is opposite Saturn at 2:00 am ET. Debates happen as many ideas are tossed around. It may be hard to take criticism tonight. Deliver any judgments with care. Today's color is yellow.

Tuesday: Moon conjunct Venus

The Moon and Venus meet in Gemini. Business and pleasure mix well under these conditions. Mercury squares Jupiter and discussions of plans, travels, higher education, and bringing projects or spending to scale is likely.  Many ideas can be exchanged on a day like this. Mars forms a trine to Pluto in earth signs, Taurus and Capricorn. This may help us raise questions or information that's been hidden or ignored.  The planets and Moon set us up for discoveries of all kinds. Follow natural curiosity and seek information. Bring up ideas you think are worthwhile. Brainstorm. Meet people for fun or work purposes. It's an extroverted day.  Gemini and Taurus are very busy and central signs of activity this week. Today's color is pink.

Wednesday: Mars conjunct Mercury, Venus trine Jupiter

The Moon is void at 1:38 am ET, but there's good reason to think much will be accomplished regardless. Mars and Mercury put plans in motion, and that included contracts. Taurus relates to building, food, farming, and gardens to name a few thing that might get a big push or the final word to get started now.  Venus and Jupiter are so favorable in Gemini and Leo, helping relationships form and blossom, encouraging growth and love, anything related to children, media, publishing and positive, fair business exchanges.
Aquarius, Gemini, Sagittarius and Leo feel the love.  Taurus, Virgo and other signs may feel the growth in terms of abundance and opportunities.  Mercury is also in harmony with Pluto for receiving word and information you need to move forward.  Today's color is green.

Thursday: Cancer Moon

Cancer Moon arrives at 12:25 am ET. Today is continuation of all the planetary action this week. Re-read Monday-Wednesday and also consider the new cycle that began with last Saturday's New Moon. It's time for action rather than indecision or letting things lag. The Moon harmonizes with the Sun and Neptune today which should generally bring ease.  Today's color is light blue.

Friday: Cancer Moon

The Moon is in Cancer, impacted by Pluto, Uranus, Mercury and Mars. It's a mixed day. Cancer Moon tends to be sensitive to moods and the environment.  This can be felt as overstimulation or need for peace and calm. If you feel that, turn things off to get a bit of solitude and think clearly.  Planting and fishing are favored in the almanacs. In urban life this can translate as activities that result in profit or growth.  Void of course Moon begins at 1:04 pm ET. Today's color is white. 

Saturday: Leo Moon

At 9:13 am ET, the Moon shifts to Leo. Saturn influences the business of travel, education, and children today.  Use wisdom and advisement in decisions.  Know that you've thought things out clearly.  Halfway between New and Full Moon, aim for progress.  It's a good night for social gatherings and performances.  Today's color is orange.

Sunday: Leo Moon

The Moon meets Jupiter, a shining influence on this weekend's events. Open mindedness and blossoming are two possible outcomes of this conjunction.  Children are ruled by Leo, as are performers and leaders. Venus and Uranus combine forces for surprising relationship events, announcements and status changes. Today's color is purple.

Saturday, April 11, 2015

Weekly Astrology April 13th to April 19th, 2015

There are some spaces left for Yoga Nidra guided meditation with Readings Saturday, April 25th at Breathing Room. Register online or in the studio. No walk ins on the 25th. Email me your birthday when you register. robinivy88@gmail.com

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Enjoy your week!
Robin

Monday: Aquarius Moon

The Moon is opposite Jupiter, square Mars and sextile Uranus. Quite a combination for a Monday! Opinions and plans need to be aired out. Though compromise might not come easily, Jupiter pulls in that direction. Aquarius Moon has objectivity, so perhaps step out of the emotional context to see what's in plain sight, true and not worth debating.  Mars in Taurus can be unyielding, however Uranus adds new ideas and perspective in an effort to re-create what's outgrown or too traditional. Bottom line: freshen your perspective, listen to each other, and then decide if you want to hold onto a way of thinking.  Take advantage of the inventive, higher level thinking mode Aquarius Moon represents.  Today's color is blue.

Tuesday: Mercury in Taurus
Gentle Yoga 9:30 am
Baby n Me 10:45 am both at Scarborough Yoga

Aquarius Moon until 4:12 pm ET. Use forward thinking as you solve present problems or come up with new ideas. The Moon is waning for shedding what's no longer needed. Mercury and the Sun are in harmony from Aries for an eventful, but hopefully easygoing day. Moon is void of course at 3:45 pm and turns things over to Pisces at 4:12 (a very short void Moon). Good time for a power nap! Pisces Moon could be a bit cranky or require an adjustment as two squares form. Venus and Saturn bring up what's not being taken care of, including relationships. Mercury shifts to Taurus at 6:51 pm ET putting the long term stamp on decisions and plans made in the next few weeks. Today's color is light green.

Wednesday: Pisces Moon
Hot Yoga (Bikram) 12-1 Maine Hatha yoga
Flow at Breathing Room South Portland 6-7:15 pm

Pisces Moon is malleable, creative, sensitive and emotional. There's more ability to yield during this part of the week. It's a day to let go of what you can't control or don't need. Make space for new things coming with Aries New Moon and the next phase of spring (Saturday is the New Moon, Monday the Sun moves on to Taurus). Venus is opposite Saturn, continuing what they started yesterday. Relationships that are going through complicated times need some serious attention. This happens in Gemini and Sagittarius so it's not very grounded or certain, but Saturn is pursing truth while Venus is flirting and maybe creating dualities in love lives. Gemini and Sagittarius may also be at the point of deciding to commit to other things, like longer term plans, studies, or work options. Try to take things seriously while Mercury in Taurus is pushing for what's lasting. Void of course Moon is 5:37 pm  ET until 5 pm Thursday. Today's color is black. 

Thursday: Pisces Moon

Pisces Moon is void of course until 5 pm ET.  Expect noncommittal attitudes and answers. That actually might be the smart thing early in the day. The Aries Moon moves in at 5 pm and aligns with Saturn in Sagittarius for action. More wisdom in dealing with change can come from Saturn in Sagittarius. Seek solutions, advice from those more experienced and/or older. Movement is favored over anything stagnant and unchanging. Today's color is orange.

Friday: Aries Moon

It looks like a varied and eventful day with Aries Moon and many planetary influences. The most notable is Mars square to Jupiter in Taurus/Leo. Debates will be intense, though they may end peacefully. Mars in earthy Taurus and Jupiter in fiery Leo are an interesting combination. This may come in the form of people who challenge you to grow and change. It may feel like a push, like you're being told what to do. Try to listen though and not automatically resist. Taurus and Leo are both "doing" signs, but in different ways. Someone with a very different method could feel like an enemy or a threat, but consider what you might learn or how you might benefit from giving his/her way a chance. Take your time with decisions today. Aries Moon can feel pushy too. Weigh out options. On this day before New Moon, perhaps you buy some time and decide Sunday or Monday.  Jupiter is the strong planet today, in Leo for expansion, creativity and growth. Uranus adds excitement and/or a feeling of instability. Today's color is red. 

Saturday: Aries New Moon

New Moon in the first sign of the zodiac at 2:57 pm ET means initiation, leadership and start of new cycles. Brave, assertive energy wells up and calls for action. The Sun and Moon act together with no direct aspect to other planets today. Pure, fresh and dynamic, consider rebirths of any kind, pioneering and forging ahead, spring cleaning and purges of what's no longer useful. In with the new! Moon is void from 2:57  to 5:31 pm ET. Taurus Moon grounds us in decisions and actions taken now. Today's color is white.

Sunday: Taurus Moon, Neptune square Venus and sextile Mercury
Yin Yoga 10 am Maine Hatha Yoga
Prenatal Yoga 3 pm Breathing Room South Portland

Neptune has both an imaginative and sometimes dark influence. This planet is very active today with three aspects including a sextile to the Moon. Romance may be blissful. Hopefully that feeling is real, if so. Neptune can deceive or create an illusion. Writers, film makers and artists may find inspiration. Manipulative people may have their way. There are pros and cons all over the place. Enjoy without expectations for the future. Be happy but not gullible. Flirtations may not lead to anything, but could be fun for the moment. Void Moon starts at 7:07 pm ET until 7:28 pm ET Monday. Today's color is light blue. 

Sunday, April 5, 2015

Weekly Astrology April 6th to 12th, 2015

Monday: Sun conjunct Uranus

Scorpio Moon relates to emotions and may feel quite intense just two days after the lunar eclipse. Loyalty will be valued and recognized.  Mercury aligns with Jupiter and the Sun and Uranus meet in Aries. The Sun conjunction brings news and developments related to the eclipse, as this happens in Aries, the opposite sign to the Full Moon we had on Saturday. Exciting, unsettling and surprising are some words you might use to describe what's going on now and during the last few days.  Strong feelings and opinions are likely to be expressed. Today's color is red.

Tuesday: Scorpio Moon
Gentle Yoga 9:30-10:30 & 
Baby n Me 10:45-11:45 am Scarborough Yoga

Scorpio Moon is void of course at 4:42 pm ET until 1:08 am Wednesday. Mercury is active again today, squaring Pluto, aiming to disclose information and secrets. A release of information could send things in a whole new direction and may allow for more movement forward. Squares are stubborn though, and you'll have to work to get the info you need. Be persistent, a Scorpio Moon trait. Evening is for relaxing and taking care of personal priorities. The Moon opposes Venus, making relationship questions and status a focus, especially for Taurus, Scorpio, Cancer, and Capricorn. Today's color is black.

Wednesday: Mercury conjunct Uranus
Hot Yoga at Maine Hatha Yoga 12-1pm
Gentle Yoga at Breathing Room 4-5:15 &
Flow 6-7:15 pm

The Moon is in Sagittarius, a sign of movement. Mercury and Uranus meet in Aries for brilliant plans, wake up calls, and reasons to act immediately. Interesting messages and opportunities come unexpectedly. Jupiter is direct at 12:59 pm, and though you may not have noticed Jupiter retrograde, it's one more planet in favor of forward motion.  Saturn meets the Moon, saying choose wisely even if you have to move quickly.  Today's color is purple. 

Thursday: Sagittarius Moon trines
Gentle Yoga 9:30-10:30 Scarborough Yoga
Restorative  6-7:15 pm Greener Postures W. Falmouth

Trines help things fall into place. They are a sign of ease, and we have four today! Sag Moon is in harmony with the Sun, Mercury, Jupiter and Uranus.  Time to remove blocks, refresh what's stale, and actually accept offers or confirm plans. It's a good day for travels, field trips, and a new point of view. The void of course Moon begins at 1:45 pm. Get something settled before then. The Sun and Mercury meet just after midnight for more announcements and news. Today's color is yellow. 

Friday: Capricorn Moon
Hot Yoga at Maine Hatha Yoga 12-1pm

Moon to Capricorn at 8:47 am. The Sun/Mercury conjunction overnight means word comes today. Things you anticipated during the last few weeks, effects of the eclipses that went by March 20th and April 4th, and other statements mark the end of the week. This happens in Aries, sign of leadership, initiator of change, and pioneer.  You may find yourself venturing into new things, not necessarily by choice.  The Sun and Mercury also contribute to original designs and ways of thinking and can lead to invention and creation.  Some statements will be strong, since the two meet in expressive and assertive Aries.  Capricorn Moon and Mars in Taurus favor building and bold business moves. This trine happens at 10:36 pm and will impact Saturday too. Today's color is green.

Saturday: Capricorn Moon

Capricorn Moon is for getting things accomplished. The Moon is waning, and it's a favorable time for clearing old things old. Get rid of what's not useful. Capricorn is resourceful and during this Moon you could find new purpose for things you haven't been using. Do some feng shui at the home or office.  The Moon engages with 3 planets and the Sun for a variety of influences. The most notable is the square to the Sun in Aries. This can add to power struggles. Ask yourself if it's truly worth it and what you need to prove, before you go down that road.  Is the answer really that each of you have strengths to bring and neither has to dominate? Venus moves to Gemini at 11:28 am. Flirtatious, interested in people and socializing, Venus in Gemini may also inspire speakers, writers and teachers for the month ahead.  Planting and other outdoor plans are favored by the Moon. Today's color is navy blue.

Sunday: Aquarius Moon, Mars sextile Neptune
Yin Yoga at Maine Hatha Yoga Portland 10-11:30 am
Prenatal Yoga at Breathing Room South Portland 3-4:15 pm

The Moon is void of course from 4:15 am to 1:44 pm ET, and then moves to Aquarius.  Mars is in harmony with Neptune, strengthening imagination and creativity. See beyond limits today.  Artists, builders, and those who work the outdoor land or sea scapes may feel this sextile as inspiration, motivation, and ease.  Move past a mental block today. Start doing and let your process unfold. Today's color is turquoise. 

Sunday, March 29, 2015

Weekly Astrology March 30th to April 5th, 2015

Monday: Mercury in Aries, Leo Moon

The Leo Moon is void of course at 9:57 am ET until 2:12 Tuesday afternoon. These hours are not ideal for major purchases or final word. It's a good catch up time though. Do the most simple, routine things, and have someone check your work if it's important not to make any errors. Have a system if you're cleaning or filing things since we often forget what we undertake during v.o.c Moons. Leo influences a fun and creative day, with a focus on children too. Mercury moves to Aries at 9:44 pm for a few weeks of quick decisions and reason to get going on things that have been put off. 
Today's color is yellow.

Tuesday: Virgo Moon, Mars in Taurus
Gentle Yoga & Baby n Me Yoga 9:30 & 10:45 Scarborough Yoga

Void Moon starts the day and at 2:12 ET the Moon is in Virgo. Mars moves to Taurus at 12:26 pm. The first half of the day is less focused and could be less productive, but the earth sign energy influences us to make and do, figure out how, and show results this afternoon and evening.  The Virgo Moon aligns with Mars newly in Taurus. Use all your senses, take a hands on approach, and get it done your way so you'll be satisfied.  Virgo Moon is square to Saturn and details will be very important and may need clarifying. Try not to avoid what needs to be done or aired out.  Today's color is brown.

Wednesday: Virgo Moon
Hot Yoga at Maine Hatha Yoga Portland 12-1
Restorative Yoga at Greener Postures West Falmouth 6 pm

The Virgo Moon favors a flexible, productive approach. Set and move on goals.  It's a good day to do taxes or other financial tasks, write, study, or cook, clean and repair things.  Detail oriented activities are favored.  Edit and go over things to make sure you understand or have done the best you can. Tomorrow Mercury and Saturn align in Aries/ Sagittarius and that impacts more than just one day. Today, enter agreements, move on things that are due or overdue, take a serious, responsible approach to personal matters and health. It's a good time to adopt a new healthier way of being. Mercury in Aries is urging people to step up as leaders and help things move forward. The Moon is opposite Neptune and aligned with Pluto. Bring creativity to your productivity. Don't run from a responsibility. Face a fear or underlying reason. Today's color is navy blue.

Thursday: Mercury trine Saturn
Gentle & Restorative Yoga 9:30 & 10:45 Scarborough Yoga 

Void of course Moon is from 5:01 am ET until Friday at 3:07 am. This isn't the best for scheduling, shopping or reaching a final agreement, yet those things are due. Full Moon eclipse in Libra is Saturday and we are in the midst of that energy now. Conclusions, final products, and negotiations are part of this Full Moon. Justice is called for. Respond in a new way to old problems or matters that have been cycling for a long while. Though the effects will go on and repercussions will be felt for as much as a year, agreements and partnership decisions come with this lunar eclipse. Lunar often indicates changes with the women in our lives from mothers to sisters, grandmothers and significant others or best friends.  Libra and Aries have been experiencing this eclipse pattern and may feel it most as personal changes and relationship events.  See yesterday's forecast for Mercury and Saturn alignment in place today. The goal is truth and forward momentum.  The Sun and Jupiter bring blessings on new endeavors, children, and creative, innovative projects.  Today's color is gold. 

Friday: Libra Moon

The Libra Moon is opposite Mercury in Aries and in harmony with Saturn in Sagittarius. Interactions will be strong, decisive, and ideally balanced today. Expect final outcomes, make or break, and news from couples and business partners regarding next moves. The lunar eclipse is Saturday at 8:06 am exact, though today we're just as likely to hear the news or feel the peaks as we are on Saturday and Sunday. Today's color is pink.

Saturday: Libra Full Moon, Lunar Eclipse 
RoZoYo® Yoga & Readings A Life Enchanted Somersworth NH 1-3:30 pm

Full Moon in Libra relates to partnership, equality, justice and balance. Sometimes things have to fall out of balance in order to be restored. This eclipse shakes things up as Uranus and Pluto are involved. Those two had their 7th of 7 squares nearly two weeks ago, and this eclipse continues a pattern in Libra/Aries that started in October 2013. It could be rocky and bring up questions about situations that have been weighted heavily on one side, especially in one on one relationships.  Also, the matter of self vs. couple/duo comes up. How well are you doing in your collaborations, professionally or personally? That may be indicative of how you experience this eclipse. Legal matters are also prime for peaks and conclusions.  What happens now vibrates most strongly for two weeks, wanes a bit for two, and stirs again during May's Full Moon in one month.  Jupiter is on the Moon's side, supporting from Leo for stability, creativity, and blessings on children, expansions and educational plans to name a few. With Uranus opposing the Moon, some of this may seem unorthodox, rebellious, chaotic, or entirely unexpected.  Take some time to get your footing whatever the eclipse may bring, and remember this is felt for a few days on either side so by Saturday it could be already well in progress or not quite obvious yet. Void Moon begins at 11:59 am ET. Full Moon color is white. 

Sunday: Sun square Pluto
Yin Yoga at Maine Hatha Yoga Portland 10 am
Prenatal Yoga at Breathing Room South Portland 3 pm
Deep Stretch at Greener Postures South Portland 5:30 pm

Pluto has been a strong, though sometimes subtle, influence these late winter/early spring weeks. Again today, Pluto in Capricorn has a say. The Sun in Aries is expressive, assertive and new while Pluto in Capricorn is more detached and deep, stirring feelings, old wounds, and emotions like fear. Pluto is the shadow side while the Sun is brazen and bright. The square between these two can create conflict within your self or with another. The quickness of Aries and mysteries of Pluto don't really match. The Moon is also opposite Mars, Aries ruling planet and there's potential conflict there as well. That one may manifest more as stubborn arguments. It's not an easy day to sway an opinion, especially among the fixed signs, as this occurs in Scorpio/Taurus.  Scorpio Moon moves in at 3:04 pm. Dealing with your self, your own priorities or problems, first may be better than trying to coerce or influence someone else. Scorpio Moon is spiritual, intuitive, and private, favoring personal intentions and processes.  The Full Moon eclipse is still playing out. Today's color is indigo. 

Sunday, March 22, 2015

Weekly Astrology March 23rd to 29th, 2015

Monday: Taurus Moon

Taurus Moon negotiates as Mercury in Pisces softens strong opinions. Be willing to listen and perhaps yield to a good idea or change of plan if the research has been done and the conditions feel right. Moon and Jupiter challenge us to learn and do things more creatively. Pluto continues to delve deep into the psyche and eclipse effects continue, urging us to face depths and possibly fears. Mysteries can be solved or long term decisions  made on days like this. Actively seek information. Void of course Moon begins at 10:25 am ET until 9:23 am tomorrow. This is best suited to things you don't have to think too much about or analyze.  Build, repair, plant (indoors, perhaps), and cook. Today's color is yellow.

Tuesday: Gemini Moon, Venus sextile Neptune
Gentle Yoga 9:30-10:30 & Baby n Me Yoga 10:45-11:45 am
Scarborough Yoga 433 US Rte 1

Venus in Taurus aligns with Neptune in Pisces. Romantic and creative, these planets inspire us with beauty, attraction and love. Venus in Taurus influences commitment and settling in to a relationship or even a home.  Aquarius may want to nest, clean, or move to a better living situation.  Scorpio has the urge to couple or deepen a relationship.  Leo benefits in career and recognition for talents and strengths.   Taurus, you are energized for weeks ahead, to attract what you want and need.  Moon opposite Saturn in Gemini/Sagittarius is part of the quest for truth, and nothing less will do.  The Moon and Sun are in harmony for confident decisions and statements.  Today's color is light blue.

Wednesday: Sun trine Saturn
Hot Yoga Maine Hatha Yoga 12-1pm
Yin Yoga Scarborough Yoga 4 pm followed by Gentle Flow 6 pm

Saturn encourages wisdom and mastery. In Sagittarius, Saturn influences higher learning and worldly experiences and also points out the truth again and again, if necessary.  The Aries Sun and Saturn are in harmony. Use your power wisely, not abusively.  See where there's an opportunity to clarify. Show respect. Leaders need to step up where there's a lack of order.  Uranus and Jupiter support the Gemini Moon today with quick thinking and expansiveness.  Try to be open minded, even if that doesn't mean changing your mind. Take in ideas and information.  Apply for programs, college, or global opportunities. Explore. Today's color is gold.

Thursday: Cancer Moon

Gemini Moon is void of course from 8:35 am to 3:45 pm. Unwind, release mental energy, write, and breathe deeply.  Create a feeling or space of calm.  People will tend to be active, social and scatter brained, possibly multi-tasking and not necessarily focused enough to finish.  Communicate clearly.  Cancer Moon moves in at 3:45 ET. Home and family are Cancer's domain.  Have a nice meal. Be gentle with advice.  Connect on an emotional level. Notice who needs some extra care.  Today's color is white.

Friday: Moon trine Mercury
RoZoYo® Yoga at Breathing Room 12-1pm (final date for this class) 

The Cancer Moon aligns with Mercury, in Pisces until Monday. Have sensitive conversations. Though there's a defensive nature to Cancer Moon, it's a good time to aim for resolution or forgiveness. Broach things gently, with compassion and an ability to see how the other party might feel.  Attend to home related issues or just enjoy refreshing your space for spring. In business, action leans conservative, like saving and investing, and also personal in terms of relationships with clients and the public. Today's color is blue. 

Saturday: Cancer Moon

Yoga Nidra with Gallery style readings at Freeport Yoga Compnay
1-3 pm. Register in advance on the site www.freeportyogaco.com or in studio

Cancer Moon is in harmony with Mercury and square to Mars. The square can make people edgy and ultra sensitive. Be thoughtful and avoid potential disputes or moods. Mercury and the Moon bring more ease with communication and plans. The comfort zone may feel best today. Take care of people and things close to home. The void of course Moon is 9:58 pm ET until 1:46 pm, and that's when Mars prods the Moon. You can head off an argument by thinking before you act boldly or insensitively. Quiet talks are favored.  Wear white.

Sunday: Leo Moon

Yin Yoga 10-11:30 am at Maine Hatha Yoga Portland
Prenatal Yoga 3-4:15 pm at Breathing Room South Portland

Leo Moon arrives at 1:48 am ET, brightening outlooks and creating enthusiasm. The Moon and Sun are an inspiring pair today, with fire energy of Leo and Aries. Initiating and pioneering, lead the way to exciting ventures, travels, and changes. It might be easier to feel enthusiasm rather than anxiety about change.  Saturn in Sagittarius adds the 3rd fire sign to the mix. Saturn encourages the wise move versus the reckless one.  Curb impulses without losing excitement. Today is the day for a next, right move. It could be a small action, a step, or a bigger decisions to step out there and go for an opportunity. Leo, Aries and Sagittarius are likely to feel the inspiration. Cancer, Pisces, and Scorpio may pursue something practical and worthwhile related to prosperity and stability. We are all midway between eclipses and positive responses to change have lots of power now. Act with best interests at heart and with courage while the Moon's in Leo, the heart and spine sign. Today's color is red.