There is an emphasis all this week on inner, intense, reflection. It is a profound opportunity for re-design, re-alignment, and re-do as the closing lunar phase marches in fine cadence with Mercury’s closing days of Retrograde. Together, they give birth to a new a cycle, and new life on Sunday, 29th. The Aires New Moon is all about drop- kicking stalled projects, and goals back into the game, and unfurling wings for butterfly flight. Before we take off it’s important to make time to acknowledge the caterpillar life. It may not be the easiest, but don’t turn from understanding what is calling the butterfly transformation. How will you take flight? Where is the power to expand wing-span? What mind-shift, or new attitude allows this major structural change? Line it all up, sit with the over-whelm, give yourself credit! You have the chops. Your caterpillar-self has an innate gene to regenerate.
In turning to greet the dark, we have a sublime opportunity for understanding and renewal at this Moon’s birth. Not only is the culture, the weather, and politics in midst of crises, we are. Inner and outer worlds reflect each other, which is one of the reasons so many are so very tired. Part of the exhaustion comes from being asked not to change in small ways, but to re-do from ground up. Yes, we have a great deal of Plutonian, regenerative energy available which supports this, but be very cognizant of how you wield power. Or do you avoid? I am speaking of the power behind the crown, often unseen, but potent and life changing when used to its fullest capacity. Think Darth Vader, or Josef Mengele. Think Oprah, Gandhi, Martin Luther King, Clara Bow, Mueller. They carry the force, the quiet intensity to carry the big knife.
These ‘teen’ years, 2011-2019, are a tumultuous teenage decade. Not since the late 60’s have we seen such volatility, violence, and life-changing voltage. (As written, the 60’s gave birth, to the Pluto/ Uranus upheaval. Now, we are in their opening square. The same energies are infighting, just with different expressions.) The clamor for new life demands we let go of old precepts and patterns. Take time out this week to honor where you are willing for change, and how you wish the butterfly-life to look. AND where you are willing to support the earth, and society toward the same rebirth. ‘As above, so below.’ As within, so without.’
ON THE MAT: The following sentiments from last week still hold true. “We may feel restricted. We may feel less-than. We may feel tired, and alone. “ Acknowledge the malaise and ask what it has to teach you. What is the wisdom hidden in the dark? Don’t run from it. (It’s difficult to run with 20 pound weights on your feet anyway.) Have faith new seeds are germinating in the dark. Like the caterpillar, we are releasing the life we know in order to have the life we wish. Not easy. Sit your mat. Be with what is. Hold your heart. Listen to your breath. Come home to self .
THIS WEEK’S BIRTHDAYS: You always wanted to be a butterfly, right? This could be the year! There is transformational magic encoded in the dark if you slow down and attend to ‘now.’ Yes, you might feel the perfidious clutches of ‘not knowing,’ but this is a time to renew faith, and fund a regenerative Self, one that has strong liaisons between mind/body. Share your potential with other like-minded practitioners, build bridges within and without, and unfurl those exquisite wings. Stand in awe as you begin to take new flight.
EVENTS & SCHEDULING
Wed. April 11 ~5:15pm –multi level & 7 pm- level II/III~ Yin practices of Pranayama, long soft Asanas, Lotus Mudras to hold our new seeds of intention. Laughing Dog, Wellesley, MA
Thurs. April 12~ 8:15 am- Multi-level class, ~ Sweet sweat and warmth to kick the day into motion. Laughing Dog Yoga, Wellesley,
Thurs, April 12~ 10 am Pilates Mat. ~ The Studio at One Edson, Natick.
Sat. April 14~ 8:30, level II-III, and 10:00 am- all levels. Yin practices of Pranayama, long soft Asanas, and listening to mantras sing of the flow, as we hold Lotus Mudra, filled with new seeds of intention. RSVP RSVP- firstname.lastname@example.org
Wed. April 25- Advanced Techniques, 9 am-1:30 pm,. This seminar explores Inversions. Strong focus on anatomy, and overcoming fears to go upside down and change your point of view. Working with Kryias to enter into, and leave each inversion. We shall explore effective connective links between specific poses, and the subtle body. It is an opportunity to break boundaries, to teach and share knowledge. RSVP- email@example.com The studio at One Edson in Natick, MA.
Astrological Consultations: It’s always a good time to look at one’s life from an objective, non-judgmental point of view. Especially when the dust flies and the future looks unfamiliar. If you are asking, “What is my genius, and how do I wish to use it? How can I move deeply into my healing? When do I make moves for success?” Then let us swim in your life together, in wonderful discovery. Email firstname.lastname@example.org