Monday, October 19, 2020

Astrology & Halloween Yoga in October (plus a glimpse at the future)

Hi everyone! 

For the past few weeks I've been teaching astrology yoga outside in South Portland on Fridays at 12:30 pm. I'll continue through October or longer depending on weather and interest. I've fallen  in love with Fall yoga outside! (much more so than summer yoga outside! It's actually much more comfortable in the coolness and it's been about 60-70 degrees at that time of day.)

Astrology Yoga-your yoga & your forecast! Fridays 12:30 pm Thomas Knight Park in South Portland. We meet even in light rain and so we may be underneath the bridge. It's a super cool spot! Sign up in advance.

And on Saturday, October 31st, I'll offer you an outside class on Halloween, which is the date of the 2nd Full Moon of October, a Blue Moon. We'll do this in the afternoon as temps are often cooler and it's getting dark earlier then. Wear a costume or other Halloween inspired makeup, colors or clothing. I have a goth-y kind of playlist planned and a new speaker with big sound! Location will depend on the number of people as we'll safely distance our mats. We'll be in South Portland or Cape Elizabeth, possibly in the same place I hold class on Fridays. Bring a blanket and your yoga mat.

Halloween Yoga with Spirit Guide Meditation Saturday, October 31st 2 pm 

Astrology Yoga & Halloween Yoga are hosted by Breathing Room. Sign up on their website!

Here's the rest of my yoga schedule, all taught on zoom so you can be comfy at home:

Monday 9-10 am Yin/Yang Yoga through Scarborough Yoga

Wednesday 8-9 am Gentle & Restore Breathing Room

Thursday Flow & Restore 5:30-6:45 pm Breathing Room

All classes have a balance of active movement and meditative relaxation.

Breathing Room classes are recorded and sent out to everyone who signs up. If you can't be there live, you can practice with the recording later, for 48 hours.

Glimpse toward the future...
I am leading a yoga teacher training right now, and we've been learning online and outside. The outdoor component of our training has been awesome! So awesome that I want to continue teaching this way in 2021 and beyond. This spring I plan to offer a 200 hour yoga teacher certification training online and outdoors with lots of outdoor meetings in South Portland, Cape Elizabeth and Scarborough. Dates are likely to be March-June and you'll be teaching by summer. If you're interested and would like to know more, email me. I'm happy to answer any questions or speak with you by phone. Also, you can look at Scarborough Yoga website's teacher training link. Training outdoors is magical, and you will learn to teach online and outdoors as well as in studio and indoor locations. Train in nature as you connect deeply and strongly with your own true nature.

Here's a couple of photos from recent training days.

Peace & Respect!

Thursday, October 15, 2020

Mercury Retrograde Shenanigans: October 18th-24th Astrology Forecast

 Mercury retrograde has been flirting with a direct opposition to Uranus in Taurus. Monday night is the peak of this opposition. The effects carry out all week.

Set up the best conditions and scenario to get your ballot in and see if you help a neighbor, friend or within your community so that EVERYONE gets to VOTE. Preserve democracy. If you're casting your first vote ever, feel your part in this historic election. 


Sunday: Scorpio Moon aspects five planets in a row. The Moon alignment with Venus may help partners feel more forgiving and open to working together. Moon and Neptune in water signs also encourages going easier on one another. You may also experience this as spiritual experience and inner healing. Venus opposes Pluto with emphasis on realizations about relationship and love. The Scorpio Moon forms sextiles, harmonious angles, with Jupiter, Saturn and Pluto in Capricorn. Feelings may be easier to express, even for those who tend to hold things in. The expression is more likely to be business-like however. Declarations of love may not gush forth so much as reveal themselves in sensible, rational, even calculated or long thought out ways. Actions may be more telling that words. Libra Sun squares Saturn today with a focus on agreements. Legal matters may be put on hold. Void Moon 5:43 pm to 12:43 am EDT when the Moon moves to Sagittarius. Today's color is Purple.

Monday: Sagittarius Moon is in the upward cycle between New and Full. Mars and Jupiter squared overnight, and tonight the Mercury/Uranus opposition is exact. Mars is retrograde in Aries and reflective of the anger and hatred we are seeing through the news now. Retaliation or misuse of force or power could be an effect of this square. Pay attention to your instincts and channel difficult emotions in the healthiest ways if they arise. Jupiter may help keep Mars energies in check. Structure may be a good thing while restlessness could have undesirable effects. Uranus and Mercury interplay brings out inventive ideas, radical and sudden news or statements, and surprise changes in plans or change of mind.  Keeping up with rapidly developing situations is one aspect of this day. Another is being able to think or act spontaneously. Today's color is Red.

Tuesday: Sagittarius Moon with four aspects including a sextile to Libra Sun. This may help certain matters go forward. Keep Mercury retrograde in mind and allow for future flexibility. This may not be the best time to get locked into something or fully commit. However, decisions may be made more readily with less overthinking. Neptune, Mars and Venus are the other planetary players, all reminding us that our actions affect others from partners to adversaries. Be authentic and own your actions. It may be a good day for fun, travels and social plans. Void Moon 11:38 pm EDT to 2:44 am. Wear Light Blue.

Wednesday: Capricorn Moon. This is an interesting part of the waxing Moon cycle since the Moon will meet all three planets in Capricorn tomorrow. Capricorn traits include organization, structure, industriousness, ambition and leadership. Today, the Moon aligns with Mercury retrograde and we may get involved in unresolved or unsolved matters. Something may be resolved, at least temporarily. You may come up with a plan to try out and decide on permanently later on this season. Set up favorable conditions for anything that could be successfully accomplished tomorrow. Old business is definitely up for action right now. The Moon and Uranus align in earth signs, which may bring up inventive solutions and unpredicted changes. Venus continues to stimulate relationship and partnership matters, and when aligning with Pluto may help us face relationship realities, feelings and fears. If you've been overly critical or hard on someone, maybe you are able to see this and mellow out a bit. This earth sign alignment can be constructive and productive in close, personal interactions. Wear Black.

Thursday: Capricorn Moon meets the trio of planets in this sign, one by one, into the overnight. Technically, the Saturn conjunction is after midnight on Friday at 12:35 am. First, Pluto and Jupiter are in conjunction with the Moon. Neptune also weighs in from Pisces and Venus, from Virgo. This looks like a day of 'things coming together', though I also believe some things will remain unclear. Approaches and actions produce results and effects as the Moon meets the three, all of whom were retrograde during this summer and into fall. Things that were put off or couldn't be handled are back in the forefront. Do your best to put together step by step plans, to work within structures, and to be solution oriented in order to work with this powerful confluence of Capricorn energy. Leaders may emerge. Plans for growth or even reduction emerge too. This is all about how to go forward in business or on the home front, with building and in workplaces. There are sympathetic and loving tones from Venus and Neptune, softening the sometimes emotional detachment of Capricorn. Also, this is the beginning of Scorpio time as the Sun changes signs at 7 pm EDT. Babies born earlier are Libras. Today's color is Blue.

Friday: Capricorn Moon meeting Saturn means double business. This serious conjunction overnight will show up in reality checks and in a big way. Void Moon 12:35 am to 8:17 am EDT. The morning could get off to a challenging start. All in all, people will be focused on their responsibilities and excuses may not be welcomed. The idea here is 'Do what you're supposed to do'.  Aquarius Moon from 8:17 am until Sunday after 5 pm. The Sun and Mercury retrograde are square to the Moon. Our challenge is to act for the good of all, not only in personal interests. Energies are very fixed today, which can mean not alot of flexibility or leeway. Today's color is Silver, a color that lights the way. 

Saturday: Aquarius Moon square to Uranus and aligned with Mars, two planets that affected earlier days of this week. Something may very well catch you off guard. Anxiety could be heightened. Also, alternative, radical and unusual ideas or news are likely. Again, we are called to act for the good of all as we have this opportunity to help co create a more peaceful, loving, enlightened world. Venus and Saturn also align today as we harness energy to improve our personal relationships and trade chaos for a real plan. Today's color is Turquoise.

Astrology Yoga Fridays 12:30 at Thomas Knight Park South Portland. We can practice even with light rain, under the bridge. You can also tune in and take class on Zoom! Sign up at Breathing Room ME website.

Halloween Yoga! So much fun! Come in costume or in Halloween colors! On Saturday, the next Full Moon, October 31st at 2 pm. Also through Breathing Room!

Interested in Yoga Teacher Training? I'm leading a training now and planning the next one for spring. It will be led at an accelerated pace so you'll earn your 200 hour certification and be teaching by summer. We'll meet online and outdoors for most of the training! I have to say we are having such a magical and soulful time learning outside.

If you're interested, please email me while I'm planning the schedule!

Thursday, October 8, 2020

Mercury Retrograde & Libra New Moon, Fall 2020

 As the Moon wanes, Mercury retrograde begins.

I'm teaching astrology centered yoga outdoors and online Fridays at 12:30 pm. Sign up is through Breathing Room. If you miss (or take!) class, you'll get the recording to use for 48 hours. Shift your energy, increase your resilience & engage in self care and understanding with this one hour per week. 

I'm also teaching Halloween Full Moon Yoga outdoors! Sign up, come in costume or theme, and get in touch with spirit. Literally.

Happy Masktober! 


Sunday: Leo Moon squares Uranus in Taurus and Mercury in Scorpio. Mercury is on the verge of retrograde, so this degree will be retraced in about a week. The Sun in Libra is square to Jupiter in Capricorn. Squares mean effort in order to make progress, change, or reach consensus. We may experience resistance or strong opinions that don't easily yield. There's a call for new and untried ideas and methods. Things may not sit well and people may not be willing to compromise. Change is is in the air, though resistance is also at play. Talk things out with trusted and loyal friends or colleagues. Today's color is Yellow.

Monday: Jupiter aligns with Neptune today. The influence is spiritual, compassionate and potentially healing. Empathy may lead to compassionate action and creative ways of helping. Leo Moon aligns with the Sun and with Mars retrograde. This foreshadows New Moon in Libra on Friday which is opposite Mars. We may be in the midst of amping things up. Be aware of your motivations and tune in to the actions and motivations of others around you. This is a volatile time. It is the last day before Mercury retrograde, though the effect may be felt now. If something is confusing, buy yourself time to think or decide. Perhaps even a few weeks of deliberation would be of benefit.  Mercury aligns with Venus and relationships may be developing. If you're invited into a new alliance, whether romantic, friendly or otherwise, take your time. This is not the best time for initiating new romances. Things often turn out unexpectedly during Mercury retrograde. Today's color is Gold.

Tuesday: Mercury's retrograde begins in Scorpio, and will move back into Libra. The retrograde is official at 9:05 pm EDT and ends ( I kid you not!) on Election Day, November 3rd. What they call the 'October surprise' may be extra interesting and out of the blue, related to the past and the mysteries signified by Scorpio. It could be extra shocking or salacious. This not only relates to the election, but also to other news and our own lives. Mercury digs deep while in Scorpio. A revelation or discovery may come as soon as today. There will need to be plenty of fact checking, clarification, and research for accuracy. Neither doubt nor believe what you hear until it is shown. The Moon is in Virgo, aligned with rebellious Uranus, leading to uncommon ways of doing things. The Moon also aligns with Mercury retrograde for the release of secrets, facts, and hidden information. The Sun is opposite Mars and it's something to be wary of since some will act against justice and fairness, at minimum. Some may act out against fairness and act violently or vengefully. What a day of aspects. Today's color is Black.

Wednesday: Virgo Moon is harmonious with 3 planets in Capricorn. It's a constructive and productive influence. We may seek to help, figure out, work on, organize, and build. Virgo Moon opposes Neptune for a contrast between earthly and spiritual priorities. These two can come together in compromise and blend for understanding of our purpose beyond money, power or the mundane. Void Moon starts at 6:47 pm EDT. Wear Blue.

Thursday: Libra Moon time as we move toward a New Moon on Friday. Libra is concerned with fairness, strong judgement, impartiality, equality, and sharing. The Sun in Libra squares Pluto in Capricorn resulting in reflection on values, attitudes and our ability to reason. Be willing to reflect, review, and engage in calm discussion or debate. The irrational will be obvious and may be called out while the Moon and Sun are in Libra. Today's color is Purple.

Friday: New Moon in Libra is at 3:31 pm EDT. This New Moon aims to set things right where there's imbalance or disharmony. Squares to planets in Capricorn and opposition to Mars in Aries indicate this will not flow easily though. There's likely to be resistance to fairness, revolt versus peace or selfishness versus impartiality or sharing. Set your intentions deliberately. Visualize and work for peace and justice. Void Moon from 6:11 pm EDT after a Moon/Saturn square involving responsibility and culpability. For some, it is time to face the music, to face consequences. Today's color is White.

Saturday: Scorpio Moon time begins at 1:05 am EDT. The Moon meets Mercury retrograde and opposes Uranus. Information that's been difficult to extract is likely to be revealed. Research, ask questions, be persistent and align with the truth. Uranus indicates a wild card in personal, private affairs. Wear Indigo.