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.