Are you galloping toward fall? Slow down. Feel the Sun’s fiery exclamation point shift from Leo to Virgo today, with the Moon moving into its happy place in Taurus. This is solid earth energy, which likes to use, organize and be practical. Another slow, yank on the reins, is Mars, our go get’em-guy, nuzzling Saturn, which says there are restraints on commitments and plans. Perhaps this slowing, overall energy is to help prepare the upcoming Mercury Retrograde, beginning the 30th. This week, we might be better spent in planning, reassessment, and analysis.
Timing from the big picture of outer planets is, Saturn, with Mars, squaring Neptune. Once again, their energies are coming to blows, simply in being so different from one another. This is part of why many of us have been feeling subtle, low-grade frustrations, confusion, angst, depletion. It’s hard to put your finger on just what’s off, but off it is. Our job is to take Saturn’s hard working demand, without succumbing to it’s ‘Big Daddy’ “Do it perfectly, or don’t do it at all,” command, and meld it with Neptune’s dreamy, lost, spirit and creativity. The effects of their square linger through mid-September, so there’s no out-running it. Who knows? We might be wildly creative. Go for gold, you have nothing to lose.
With Virgo, ‘The Goddess of Harvest’ coming into her own light, be aware of diet, and daily habits, health issues, and healing. Since she is a feminine goddess, listen to your body. Consider how you might re-purpose your practices to come into greater alignment with spirit. Preparing for the fall always asks for a re-boot. It’s a perfect time for a short cleanse, which provides a lighter body, thus a greater ability to stand back from daily-do’s and make more ‘enlightened’ plans.
If this week is your birthday, you will be dancing with choices Neptune and Saturn are presenting: ‘Should I be creative or should I make money?’ ‘What is the practice, or discipline, I need in order to see the many choices looming this year? As I wrote last week, ‘partner yourself first, preferably in creative, insightful ways. You are learning to listen to the brain in your heart as well as the cranial brain. This will open and connect you to more and more wholeness through the year,’ and help you remain flexible for the certain uncertainty.
Practice This Week: Do the Saturn/Neptune thing on the mat: Grow strong, relentless, powerfull. ~AND be willing to disappear within that strength. Feel Neptune calling your spirit as you move ‘perfectly’ from asana to asana. Listen to the power of your strengths open you to a more beautiful practice, not a more perfect one. Observe that fine line of difference!
Note: “Mars and Saturn are visible as a triangle with the red giant star Antares in our southeast sky around 9PM.” www.celestialweather.com
’Wednesday Laughing Dog Yoga.8/24~ 5:15 will be taught by Renata Loree & 7:00 taught by Elgar Pichler. (Laughing Dog studio will close from 8/30-9/5. Check listing before you go.)
Saturday, 8/27~ 8:30 AM ~Taught by Elgar Pichler. Blue Lotus Yoga, 945 Great Plains Ave, Needham. https://clients.mindbodyonline.com/classic/home?studioid=139636
See you in Sept. !
Advanced Techniques starting in the fall. Those of you interested in studying specific areas of advanced Yoga knowledge, and/or those seeking 200 hour teaching credential, credited by YA. Let me know: firstname.lastname@example.org
Pilates mat begins in September, Thursday mornings- 8:30. Space limited, advance registration required. : email@example.com
A NICE PS: The money all of you donated toward helping the refugees went to ‘Humanity Crew Org.’ This group was recommended by Becky Thompson who has been on the ground in Greece the past two years. She feels that their work is tremendous, and not well known. This nice note came in from them so all of you who helped out~ stand proud.
“On Behalf of Humanity Crew Organization, I would like to thank you for your charitable donation.The generous support of individuals/donors like you makes it possible for our organization to exist, grow and continue in our mission helping, accompanying and supporting refugees in need. Thank you again for your compassionate support.”
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