Friday, May 7, 2021

Taurus New Moon & Jupiter Enters Pisces May 9th-15th, 2021

Sunday: Happy Mother's Day to all. The earth and waters act as mothers too, nourishing and offering birth and growth. Along with earthly mothers, acknowledge spirit mothers today, providing guidance and support in either known or unknown ways. Animal mothers come forward in spirit as I write this. Fox, bear, whale, hen may be studied, observed or called forth in meditation on this day of Mothers. Astrologically, it's Aries to Taurus Moon. Aries Moon squares Pluto bringing up complexities, perhaps inner conflict of what we want vs what we know. Trust your own intuition especially where assertion of power is needed. Can quietly standing in your power mean as much or more than bold action? Or is that action called for? Negotiate the right amount of activation for each situation. Aries Moon aligns with Jupiter in visionary Aquarius for stepping into uncharted and exciting territory. Notice the call to something fresh and inspiring as we move toward Tuesday's New Moon. Use Aries Moon time to clear away any perceived blocks or physically remove clutter. Void of course Moon 6:50 to 7:46 pm is down time before Taurus Moon arrives. Finish a project or recommit to a plan of action tonight. Wear Pink.

Monday: Taurus Moon in harmony with Mars in Cancer brings up feelings and our challenge, and our benefit, comes in expressing them. Taurus is related to the neck, throat and voice. Today you may experience the lump in your throat that signals strong emotion. Once it clears, find the right words or sing your heart's song to release that energy. Mars is out of element while in Cancer and emotions may get trapped or be expressed in unintentional ways, randomly or angrily. This effect extends into tomorrow as well. Another two day influence comes from Uranus. Today the Moon and Uranus combine forces in Taurus. This happens monthly and can feel rocky or uncertain. The Moon also squares Saturn in Aquarius and we'll experience this as stuck points where it's difficult to reach consensus and work together. However, with effort a square situation can turn out well. Today, we may need to dig deep for patience, calm, steadiness and reassurance. This is the day before New Moon. Prepare for the next monthly journey which takes us into Mercury retrograde and plenty of Gemini influence. Make a step by step plan that includes some flexibility. Today's color is Black.

Tuesday: New Moon in Taurus at 3 pm EST, most closely supported by Neptune, planet of imagination, water, romance, and dreams. Some of us will experience the healing qualities of this New Moon and really feel new perspective, positive outlook and fresh starts. Some may be rocked by Mars alignment to Uranus. This sextile speaks to sudden and quick acting events, some emotionally driven, some with strong emotional responses. The spectrum runs from daring and spontaneous to accidental and shocking. You could be highly motivated or have an excess of feeling that you don't know how to direct. It's very likely that we'll feel this New Moon, possibly even like a Full Moon, with rising and increasing type of energy. New Moon possibilities include falling in love or lust, issues around building and renovation, earth tremors and high waters such as surf and tides, the beginning of a very important project or start of a similar business, and major family events and news. Today's color is White. 

Wednesday: Taurus Moon in harmony with Pluto feels constructive from the inside out. What's been gestating as an idea or secret begins to take form in more tangible or viewable ways. The Moon also squares Jupiter before Jupiter's big move to Pisces on Thursday evening. The square brings up emotional aspects related to what we're manifesting and may result in questions such as "Is this right for me, and is this the best for the whole group?" Though it is a square and indicates some negotiation and sorting through, the result may be very positive. You will know this if your heart and mind feel aligned and if others' hearts are fully in and backing the process. In Aquarius, Jupiter highlights growth and technology for the greater good of all. Jupiter's move to Pisces will shift the influence of this benevolent planet. For just 20 minutes the Moon is void of course, then moving to Gemini at 8:43 am EST. In a sense, Gemini season takes over early now that Venus and Mercury are both there. Mercury, the communication planet, aligns with Saturn in Aquarius, encouraging agreements and plans in the workplace, among volunteers and group members working for the community. The Moon and Venus then meet in Gemini for social connection, sharing of ideas and feeling aligned with one another. New relationships are fueled by this Moon meeting. Long term partners may share a new interest or activity that feels fun, spontaneous and mind opening. Friendships form. Today's color is Yellow.

Thursday: The Taurus Sun and Neptune in Pisces are in harmony, enhancing this morning, leading to good feelings between us, and hopeful news or attitudes. Romances flourish. We may tend to see the bright side and positive attributes of people, places and plans. The Moon is in Gemini, a sign related to the mind, words and intelligence. The Moon aligns with Saturn in Aquarius and meets Mercury, both of which speak to making agreements and outlining or drawing up specific course of action. It's a day for some serious thinking and figuring out. At 6:36 pm EST,  Jupiter moves to Pisces, a place of healing, intuition, and creativity. In June, Jupiter will retrograde in this sign and move back into Aquarius from July 28th to December 29th. If you're an Aquarius or feel this is important to you, just know you have not felt the last of Jupiter's wisdom and abundance. The Jupiter shift takes us on a more feeling course of psychic sensibility, growth, inner wisdom and deep connection with nature. In contrast, Jupiter in Aquarius is logical, precise, and intellectually driven, related to community and the external, technological world. Today's color is Blue.

Friday: Gemini Moon squares Neptune and is then void of course from 6:51 am to 9:30 pm EST. Taking the day off from work could be a good plan. This square can confuse matters, involve misinformation and point out where we don't see eye to eye. Deception, intended or unintended, could be an issue. Fact check and edit carefully. One of today's challenges, that could turn out well and be worth working with, is to take words and pictures and blend them. What are the visuals that match the message? Another way to use the tension of this square is to create a magical, spiritual, sacred space. This could be in the garden, at work or at home. Today be careful with your choices of words, do not spread misinformation or anything you cannot prove beyond reasonable doubt, and spend time with your own vision, reimagining. During void Moon you might get a bit lost either in thought or in sense of place. Plan for extra time during commutes and travels. Cancer Moon from 9:30 pm through most of the weekend. Today's color is Light Green.

Saturday: Cancer Moon meets Uranus at 8:35 pm EST, echoing and revisiting New Moon time earlier this week. Family and home matters are especially likely to be newsworthy and changing in unexpected ways. Uranus shakes the foundation and creates shifts. Plans must change accordingly. After midnight, the Moon will also meet Mars, strongly stirring the emotional waters. This weekend appears to focus on personal and deeply meaningful matters. Be gentle with each other and realizing that changes, especially quick and spontaneous ones,  are stressful even when they are positive. Do not remain attached to one way of being or doing things when clearly the plan must change. Today's color is Black. 

Yoga schedule weekly:

Yin/Yang Monday morning 9-10 am Stretching postures followed by strengthening and dynamic movement. Virtual through Scarborough Yoga

Gentle & Restore Yoga Wednesday 8-9 am Virtual through Breathing Room

Chakra Flow Thursday 5:30-6:45 pm In Studio & Virtual. Sign up for virtual through Breathing Room and receive the recording on Friday for two days of access. 

This week the theme is our Throat Chakra and it's flows with other chakras. The postures tend to be slow and deliberate in this subtle energy based class. We work with emotions, the winds and channels of the body, and engage in self awareness and self care. Every class has a workshop feel. 

Willard Beach Studio co hosts this class and you can sign up at their website also. To attend in person, sign up at Breathing Room and come to the Ocean St South Portland studio. 

Have a lovely week! Robin




Friday, April 30, 2021

Waning Moon May 2nd to 9th, 2021

Interestingly, my husband and I picked up our new vehicle on Friday, the day I suggested you might purchase a vehicle or make some other upgrade! I noticed as I posted the forecast on facebook that day. It's cool when life syncs up with the forecast. Also, if you need a vehicle, bicycle, new laptop or appliance, purchase it soon since we'll be in a Mercury retrograde/eclipse mix in late May and early June. The eclipses may not make it easy to 'think straight' and may occupy us with other changes and adjustments as events accelerate and what's unexpected drops right in. 

Mercury retrograde begins in Gemini (kind of an awful sign for Mercury retrograde to occur in!) on May 29th. We receive signs and effects more than a week in advance. Eclipse dates are May 26th and June 10th. More about those eclipses coming soon. I'll be offering the first Robin's Zodiac Yoga & Eclipse Readings gathering in a long, long time in early June. I'll have the date and place to you by next week.

Check in anytime on the facebook page, through Scarborough Yoga where I have a new yoga teacher training beginning in September, and at Breathing Room and Willard Beach Studio in South Portland, Maine where I offer my signature Chakra Flow class on Thursdays at 5:30 pm both virtual and in the studio. I hope to help you ride these 2021 waves through yoga and astrology, through written or spoken words. 

peace and many blessings! Robin

Sunday: Capricorn Moon brings moments of opportunity for either reflection or construction. There are many harmonious aspects today, which often means things happen easily or without controlling influence. The Moon, for example, aligns with deeply internal Pluto and with imaginative, fluid Neptune. Both increase inner processes and soften the Capricorn structure and routine without dissolving what keeps us organized and on track. Void of course Moon is 10:38 am to 3:31 pm EST. Work on personal priorities whether it's the landscape or spring cleaning, or an intimate conversation with a sensible tone. Void Moon time may heighten creativity and offer some spaciousness. Aquarius Moon time starts at 3:31 pm. This is an inventive and visionary place for the Moon. Dream up something wondrous or genius. Venus aligns with Neptune for romance and sense of beauty. Today's color is Turquoise.

Monday: Aquarius Moon squares Uranus & the Sun and meets Saturn. The Sun and Saturn form a square of their own. These aspects speak to the need for restructuring, for scrapping what's not working, and for rebuilding and upgrading what's outdated. This could be a building or an agreement. Two forces that seem to oppose each other initially could lead to something bright and inspiring if you're willing to sit with the tension for a bit. Try not to reject ideas too quickly. Think differently. Commit when you find that mix of risk and reason. Neither need overpower the other. Uranus sparks alternative intelligence. Saturn leans into the traditional or sensible. Aquarius indicates collective benefit and/or effort. Mercury squares Jupiter as expansion plans, educational pursuits, and travel possibilities are considered. Again, this is a process. Generally, we may feel the need to grow and burst out of our cocoons. At 10:49 pm EST, Mercury moves into Gemini, so take your time as minds or information shifts this week. Today's color is Yellow.

Tuesday: Aquarius Moon meets Jupiter, squares Venus and is void of course from 8:05 pm to 10:09 pm EST. Overall this puts relationships in the forefront, whether it's one on one or you as part of a larger group. Aquarius is a sign of the big picture and everything that connects us. It is also a scientific and logical sign. Circulation of information or resources are highlighted. Get word where it needs to go. Share contacts and network. Open to a big opportunity and explore the possibility. Try not to get caught in stubborn, stuck ways of thinking or doing. Listen to one another. Wear Blue.

Wednesday: The Moon entered Pisces at 10:09 pm EST. This is an adaptable and creative place for the Moon. It is also quite emotional and feeling centered. Pisces Moon squared Mercury at 1:54 am and could create uncertainty. If you feel someone is insincere or untrustworthy, pause interactions until you feel more clear. There are many reasons for adjusting and adapting today, including the Moon aligned with Uranus in Taurus at 8:57 pm EST. This will, in some cases, bring surprises such as announcements or even a change in your own feelings about something. Aha moments come. Pisces Moon aligns with Mars in Cancer and though it is harmonious, it can bring up sensitivities and emotions like grief or resentment. Use your resources and breath to soothe, reach out, and avoid acting on emotion only. Today's color is Silver.

Thursday: Pisces Moon, creative, self aware, and potentially sweeter today, as the Sun, Neptune and Pluto form easy lunar aspects. Some will embrace their introversion. It's a fine day for study or daydreaming. Honor your emotions for what they are. Meditate or find quiet time. If the weather agrees with you, walk, garden or swim. Venus forms a trine with Pluto also. Pluto relates to the subconscious mind, insightfulness, dreaming, and relationship to the past. Tune into the back of your heart space for memories and feelings. Allow repressed feelings some kind of expression-perhaps through music, dancing or art. Love all the layers of yourself. Help others in their process, without grounding in their issues or energy. Today's color is Green.  Chakra Flow through Breathing Room highlights Sacral and Heart Chakra flow today at 5:30-6:45 in person or on zoom. 

Friday: Pisces Moon gives way to Aries lunar energy at 7:52 am EST. Void Moon from 3:36 am until then. Hopefully you had sweet sleep or dreams and maybe Venus contributes some inner peace. Aries Moon tends to 'get us going'. Act on goals and projects. Let inspiration lead you. Feel your inner spark or flame and stoke it for positivity and vital life force. If you're stuck or unclear, move your body and calm scattered thoughts. Find a good outlet for restlessness. That could mean taking a walk or run or laying down for a meditative nap. Aries Moon in harmony with Mercury in Gemini often means an abundance of thoughts and options. Deal with one thing at a time. Know when to say when or step back. Get things down on paper to see them from another perspective. Try not to let your mind overpower you or your words overpower anyone else. Today's color is Red.

Saturday: Aries Moon with a variety of aspects, continuing yesterday's influences and ideas. The Moon squares Mars and aligns with Saturn which could test our patience or increase emotional pressures. Venus squares Jupiter and one effect is the effort needed in relationships, both one on one or within larger groups such as colleagues or friends. Take good care of you, and let the rest unfold. Notice pushy people and agendas. Step back and be the observer as necessary. You may however need to step in when witnessing inappropriate use of power or control. Stay grounded in the right action for the situation. Venus moves to Gemini at 10:01 pm EST. It's a changeable place for the planet of love, and we may feel intrigued and interested in new relationships of all kinds. Today's color is Orange.

Friday, April 23, 2021

Full Moon Forecast April 25th-May 1st, 2021

Full Moon in Scorpio is Monday night around 11:30 pm EST. Known as the Flower Moon, this one's got claws with Mars in Cancer forming a trine and Saturn in a tenacious square. 

I'm fully vaccinated and so happy to be! My symptoms after vaccinations were very mild. And this gives me confidence to be back in the yoga studio and outdoors with friends. I will continue to teach classes virtually since for some people it's the best option, plus it is convenient for us, isn't it!

Monday Virtual Yin/Yang Yoga 9-10 am register at Scarborough Maine Yoga website

Wednesday Virtual Gentle & Restore register at Breathing Room Me website

& Gentle Yoga for the Town of Falmouth 10-11:15 am weekly. This session is Full, but they are registering for the next session, the month of June, now. Go to Falmouth's website for Community Activities to sign up for June. We are in a large gym with masks on & chair yoga for the 1st half of class. Chairs are provided. Bring your own mat to classes. All adult ages welcome.

Thursday This is now my signature class. In Studio & Virtual Chakra Flow 5:30-6:45 pm. Register at Breathing Room ME website. Every week two or more Chakras are highlighted through posture, affirmations, and personal energy work. April 29th Crown to Root is our theme. Reiki inspired, yoga based, with reflection built in. Expect class to be gentle to moderate and slow paced with longer holds and pauses for self energy flow, visualization, sensing, and self assists with hand placements. 

I would love for you to join us in studio where we have room for 6 distanced, with masks. Most of us who are there weekly are already vaccinated. Virtually, join a group that zooms in from Midcoast Maine to Florida. Increase your body wisdom, intuition, and self care. Sign up at BreathingRoomMe.com 

Sunday: Mercury and Venus are active influencers this weekend. Today, they meet in Taurus. This increases energy for having heart to heart talks, feeling more open with people we love, and maybe leading to engagement and other relationship commitments and decisions. Yesterday, Mercury and Uranus met, so timely events may be precursors to collaborative and personal changes. Venus & Mercury also square Saturn, and we'll reflect on commitments and plans, knowing we must take them seriously. Enter agreements with your whole heart as Taurus favors longevity and will make partnerships strong and/or hard to uncouple. If you buy a home this weekend you are likely to be in it for a long time, maybe a lifetime! The Moon is in Libra and nearly Full on this day of personal announcements and shifts. Today's color is Pink.

Monday: Full Moon in Scorpio, the Flower Moon, peaks at 11:32 pm EST and it blooms passionately. This Moon of extraordinary extremes in fixed sign Scorpio with fixed sign Taurus Sun invokes commitment and unyielding loyalty and dedication is called for. The Moon starts out in Libra, squares Pluto, Scorpio's ruling planet, and is trine to Jupiter in Aquarius.  Void of course Moon is from 8:40 am to 12:18 pm EST. Gravity, weightiness, and internally focused describe this morning's mood. Try not to skim, ignore, or rush. Listen to your intuitive sense and follow that. Joining forces and working together is also favored with the Jupiter aspect. Be sure you're fully in and aligned with the group before getting involved more deeply. This is a time of long term involvement and agreements will not be easy to get out of. Scorpio Moon is in harmony with Mars in Cancer. This is a mixed aspect since resentment or other difficult feelings may influence our minds and our actions. At best, you could feel highly creative and intuitive and have such a peak in that way. At worst, you could feel compelled to act out of anger or feel rage that has nowhere to go. Emotions will look for release. The other planet strongly influencing the Full Moon is Uranus, opposing the Moon in the wee hours of Tuesday. Uranus equates to sudden events or awakenings. You never quite know what Uranus activity will bring on. One thing to keep in mind is that fixed signs Scorpio and Taurus do not give up or give in easily. And both signs appreciate a warning and preparation rather than unexpected word or change. Practice loyalty, commitment, follow through, and tuning in to how you really feel (vs how you think you're supposed to feel). Pause before acting, so that you're not overreacting. Wear White today. 

Tuesday: Pluto goes retrograde at 4:04 pm EST. I won't say it's nothing, but this happens for months every year and it's an outer planet. You could notice this retrograde most strongly if Pluto inhabits a very important place or forms a significant aspect in your personal chart. In a general way, Pluto retrograde affects our internal reflection and may lead us down a rabbit hole of unhealed experiences. All in all, that can be a positive thing, leading to deeper understanding or healing. You may enter a personal process during the retrograde. It could be something you don't talk a lot about or share. Pluto relates to our secret inner life. Full Moon in Scorpio with some tough and tenacious aspects, such as the opposition to Uranus and the square to Saturn in Aquarius. This looks like a difficult day, or at least one that points out conflict and radically different views, opinions and approaches as the Moon also opposes Venus and Mercury. Patience is called for, and that includes patience with yourself and your partner if that's applicable. Some agreements and promises are up for renewal and review. Facing and confronting problems and unspoken differences is highly likely. Try to be reasonable and listen deeply. Not everything can be solved immediately. Stay connected to your intuition and if possible let intuition override negative reactions. How we feel in one moment can change within hours. Use extra patience and call on all your wisdom in order to respond in a way you'll feel good about and not regret. Today's color is Black.

Wednesday: Post Full Moon, maybe things will mellow out some. If it's been intense, you may welcome the shift to fire sign Sagittarius Moon which helps us brush off and move past what's unnecessary. If you dealt with things that aren't really 'your stuff' though you had to be involved and affected, the Moon sign change may help you most. The Moon aligns with Pluto for a sensible perspective, and squares Jupiter which can help you decide who to keep distance or limits with. If a group is draining you, time to say goodbye or take a break. Today is for opening doors, airing things out, noticing what inspires you, learning and experiencing some different things. Void Moon from 8:31 am to 11:42 am EST. Use those hours to regroup, simplify, clear some clutter (just remember where you put items if you actually clean), and begin to refresh. Sagittarius Moon aims to set you free of what holds you back. Today's color is Purple.

Thursday: Sagittarius Moon brightens moods and open us to new ideas. This isn't going to be true for everyone since some situations are grave. However, if life is relatively ordinary considering our current circumstances, this Sagittarius Moon inspires and feels like a re-set. Follow your bliss. Mercury aligns with Neptune in Pisces for creative flow. Today's color is Light Blue.

Friday: Meetings of brilliant minds are favored this morning as the Moon aligns with Jupiter. Schedule group meetings for brainstorming ideas or acting on plans. Break through stagnancy even if it takes some work and motivation. The time is right before Mercury retrograde happens in late May. Plan a trip or buy a car if either is on your agenda. Void Moon is 9:27 am to 12:16 pm when the Moon moves to Capricorn, a good sign for business owners and those of you seeking new opportunities. The Sun meets Uranus in Taurus reigniting some of last week's Full Moon eventfulness. Some decisions and changes will be announced now. The Sun brings the final result or news out into the open. Decisions made now are likely to take hold and persist. Tonight, the Moon and Mars are opposite. If moods are a bit cranky or you get into a disagreement, blame the Moon and Mars. Today's color is Gold.

Saturday: Capricorn Moon with a lighthearted mood or happily productive vibe fueled by trines to The Sun today and planets in Taurus and Pisces tomorrow.  It's May Day, a festival of sensuality, fertility and abundance. Buy some plants or flowers. Feast your senses. Weekend aspects are mostly harmonious. Do what you enjoy and bask in the results of creative work. Wear Green today.