uh, oh!

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Woke up to the news of the large-scale earthquaking in Chile.  No doubt there will be many, more events to come right up until April 22 (at the very least). as the alignment of the planets reminds us just who is Boss.  Now, sit for a few moments  and watch where your mind goes after reading that.  Then, take a long, slow, deep breath.

Chant Om.

(Go to a yoga class and ask the teacher, “why om?”)

If I could sum up everything I’ve learned over the past few decades and reduce it down to  2 words, today those words would be:

 Practice Kindness.

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…more later.  New Class starts today, 4:30pm.  We’re gonna talk about Om.

 

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turning back the clock…..

fearnotI recently attended Gary Christian’s weekend workshop with the Astrological Society of Princeton   I have a long history with this group and it was great to re-connect with other astrologers.  Gary spoke as Gary speaks, I’ve heard him before, he is brilliant, and sometimes I understand him, and sometimes I don’t, and yesterday it all worked for me just fine!  I am re-inspired to look at some old techniques, again, but for now in a new way.

Astrology continues to be the most reliable clock/map I’ve found.  Divine guidance, as well as practical solutions are always available in the language of the cosmos.  Astrology is real, it has been proven;  it’s the astrologers that provoke our culture’s disrespect for the science/art.   I agree with Gary on that point.   Regardless, it was a wonderful feast for my hungry intellect and I am excited to feel my left brain wake up.

Anyway, ’tis true, from yet another source, that we are in-deed in-store for very, very, very, big change.

That said, it’s time to prepare for this weeks yoga classes.   Jai bhagwan.

March 20 – INTERNATIONAL ASTROLOGY DAY    

Radical Change & Transformation..the schedule

Radical Change & Transformation..the schedule

clockandhourglass.jpgWhew. Well, it’s moved on now and no longer in the exact degree of eleven. Those of us who are sensitive to Pluto/Uranus can feel a slight sigh of relief.

During the mid-60’s Uranus and Pluto were about to merge, conjoin and initiate a cycle of Radical Change & Transformation.                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                The last conjunction was in 1850 in Aries. But that was before we even knew that Pluto existed.  The 1960’s conjunction occurred in middle degrees of Virgo, and other things needed to change and transform. The cycle lasts approximately 138 years and the next conjunction is: Apr.24, 2104 in early Taurus which will display a different theme of Radical Change & Transformation.

One way to think about conjunctions is that they mark the beginnings of a cycle, and cycles begin ‘in the dark’. (ie. the new moon cannot be seen) The ‘dark’ symbolizes the state of being unconscious and can sometimes express itself with spontaneous and impulsive actions. But, not always. The events of the 60’s were just the ‘seedform’ of what will ultimately be seen in 2045 at the full phase of the current cycle.

Today, 2012-2015, the cycle reaches its 90 degree/first quarter aspect, a square. This is the “crisis-in-consciousness” point. I refer you to Buz Myers, Dane Rudyhar, Alexander Ruperti, Barbara Hand Clow. They were (and are still) some of my favorite teachers. Their writings and teachings on ‘the nature of a cycle’ are brilliant and resonate still today.

In 2221, Uranus and Pluto will be conjunct again…starting another new variation of Radical Change & Transformation. And again, in 2357. Radical Change & Transformation. You can mark your calendars. It’s that certain.

On May 24, 2013 Uranus and Pluto squared each other for the first of seven squares occurring between 2012-2015. At the very least, expect major events & global headlines.

Here are the dates for the other squares:

• June 24 2012

• September 19 2012

• November 1, 2013

• April 21, 2014

• December 15, 2014

• March 17, 2015

The current incarnation of astrologers are watching and documenting, and sharing what they see.  And so am I. There’s much to learn.

Anything that involves Uranus and Pluto, involves me, personally.All the time. And, that fact has manifested in the timing of significant events in my life. Uranus and Pluto create incredible havoc when they’re together for everyone, and some of us get walloped personally, at the same time. We may become agents of Radical Change & Transformation.  It’s hard to know how to prioritize things sometimes.

Anyway, this month in our ongoing series of Experiential Astrology & Yoga workshops, we’ll be working this current transit of Uranus & Pluto to decipher where in our lives is Radical Change & Transformation.

Prescription.  Practice More Yoga.  Meditate, Often.

Om Shanti, May All Beings Live in Peace.

The moon has joined the pack……

Today, for me,( because we’re all on different ‘clocks’, right?), started with the moon……, I can feel the conjunction with Pluto/Nodes coming. My dreams are more vibrant, I am inspired to write again. ..and maybe play the harp, too.  My emotional body (manomayakosha) has demanded my attention, yet, again.

It can be exhausting sometimes…..living in the moon.

Pluto is crawling back and forth through the early degrees of Capricorn and anyone with anything there or in the early degrees of Cancer (and, Libra, and Aries) is feeling this magnetic force that is everpresent these days.  The airwaves are full of stories about EMF’s and the dangers of just about everything that is needed to survive something or other.  There’s nothing new under the sun.   These are generational times a’changing which means taking the ‘global’ view of everything.  Capische?

This muddle of planets and nodal action  is moving thru my personal 6th house these days and it’s true…..Changing my daily routine is really hard to do.  How  I manage the gazillion things that must be done on any given day reflects my unconscious behavior patterns or lunar behavior.  (my moon is in the 12th houses.

Yet change I must.    Or not.  The 28 day rule still works well for breaking old habits and replacing them with new, improved, habits.  Your local astrologer can explain to you how to live life with the lunar cycle. ( If not, find me……it’s been quite a specialty!)

In the end (and when is that coming, you say?) it’s still our choice vs.  no choice in how we want to live our daily lives.  We live in a world that perceives it’s environment from a dual-perspective.  Most of us. Until that changes, and it is indeed happening in my world, not much can ever get accomplished.  It’s time for the human race to evolve….regardless of where we began (a sperm cell or a spark from god’s eye), and that’s another keyword for Pluto….evolve/evolution.

One habit that remains in my daily routine is checking the daily horoscope column.  There are so many out there that really try to write a good ‘daily’ but no one does it better than my peer, Michael Lutin from NYC.  Thanks Mikey for this timely reminder!!

It’s time for pranayama & meditation now.     These are the best parts of my daily routine.  Om shanti.

Why do you play the harp?

the t-shirt was black this year I  returned home from the 2009 Harper’s Escape on Sunday.  The tunes are still running thru my head, awake and asleep.  I am filled with joy and gladness that so much joy and gladness can be shared with harps.  Yes?

40 of us gathered strong under  gloomy, doomy October skies to learn a few tunes, in community with each other.  Angels as well as devils showed up. Spiritual energy/vibration allowed it to be all okay, just as it is.

Om shanti. Peace to all.

On Sunday, we performed as a sort of harp orchestra at the local public library.  We were quite the hit; a waiting line stood patiently outside the room for the entire performance hoping for a seat to open up.

I was relatively pleased and content with my own ‘performance’, noticing with every breath how the inner critic is still alive and well!

But, once again I was amazed and awed by the sheer diversity of our group.  The harp is what brought us together and held us in-common.  Regardless of color, creed, culture, or zodiac sign, we worked together for an entire weekend to create a concert for the public.  Peace is always possible.

Astrologically speaking it was a weekend of Neptune/Chiron/Jupiter & Moon energies.  Sweet, serious, and silly all together with lots of food, drink, and water…….it rained a lot.  The balsamic phase of the moon was occuring in Late degrees of Libra.  Read more about balsamic, it’s very important to understand our human need for deep rest.

 

Gotta go practice……I’m haunted by the Harris Dance.