Regardless of this snow storm’s path of travel or end results, there will not be open studio on Thursday, March 8th, at Redefining Yoga studio in Windham, Maine. Enjoy the day and stay safe.
The deepest depths of Gaia’s oceans crawling with undiscovered life. Waters cold and dark, easily mistaken for another world, are the essence of Pluto’s domain, Hades’ haven. Lurking just above these nethers lie creatures with phosphorescent beams of light probing up through miles of muted silence into the corners of our past, guiding us where we need to go, giving light where there was only darkness. Sweeping around our memory and confusion demanding we envelope ourselves in it, the revelations rain down upon our psyches and bathe us in the Sacred Mysteries. Awakening to brighter seas and faster tides, we greet the swarming masses of myriad life all around us with vibrant awe and wonder. How dark must we go, how deep must we see, how lost must we feel before the doors of the denizens of the Underworld open to our new birth? What ghastly grim reaping must we endure before we can know serenity? The Shadows of our consciousness stretch far back beyond our mother’s face. The realms unseen are not for the faint of heart. Not enough is not an option. Too much is Scorpio’s tune. When pain seeps in, expect more. When fear haunts you, expect more. The gloves come off and the bells ring. Your escapades through the dark nights of your soul find you at last on the shores of the freedom and opportunities of Sagittarius. The revelations gleaming from your experiences of having gone astray wash over you like warm ecstasy and exotic nectar. Quiet your mind and swim in the clear vast lagoons of tranquility. There will be battles still, but your valor has bestowed an honor upon you that you’ve never known.
Saturn in the First House: We think we are in charge and can discipline everyone. And we might be. Saturn is the leader. Saturn is the mentor. Saturn is the authority. We also may be afraid of taking the stand we feel we want to take. The first house is the beginning of new cycles in this life, what we need to learn for the first time in a long time. It is what we have come here charged to do. It is the combustible energy of two atoms colliding. The fire that drives us forward and gives us strength to stand up for what we believe is right and to fight against what we believe is wrong. This is the signature of the determination of Will. These are the leaders of movements that shake the world. Mentors that people look up to in awe because of their raw energy and grounded determination. But sometimes their determination and hardheaded convictions can go too far and bring violent ruptures or trauma. These people are often those who died by the sword in a past life. Their zealous leadership may end them up in jail for standing up for a cause. Guilt arises here out of recognition of one’s aggressive nature and hot temper, perhaps having been the bully. It can also be the signature of those not ready to stand up and take charge, doubting their inner drive. Take a stand! Lay down your doubt and know you have the charisma and inner fire to be bold and lead others. And if you’re overzealous and act before thinking, keep calm, chill out, and be productive through positivity. Temper your temper!
Saturn in the Second House: Here we have a robust capacity to manage our resources with discipline. However, we may instead mismanage those resources and be paying the price. One typically is well aware of when to spend and when not to spend, but as Saturn is both the rule maker and rule breaker, discipline can either be inherent or lacking. Discipline requires work, and sometimes we brush aside the work that needs done only to wait for a transit that teaches us that lesson the hard way. With these two earth energies (Taurus/Capricorn), there is a rigidity that seeks to encapsulate stability through repetition and lack of change so that nothing can go wrong. So, if things are managed properly they won’t go wrong, but mismanagement can bring financial setbacks, loss of personal belongings, or blows to their self-esteem. There can be an element of greed that will come back to bite them if left unchecked. They also may need time and lessons in life to teach them to believe in themselves. Self-doubt can run deep here. But if they’ve harnessed their inner authority, this can be the ultimate money manager, the financial guru, especially with their own money. They are, at their finest, masters of resource protection. It is also possible for these people to cross boundaries sexually or have boundaries crossed sexually towards them. They may have been the victim of sexual abuse by an elder male as a child, or the perpetrator of such abuse as an adult. Respect and honor the morals and ethics of Truth. Align your dignity with a disciplined approach to taking good care of yourself and your resources and your journey will be bountiful.
Saturn in the Third House: Play! Stop! Play! Stop! Play! Stop! Never quite sure if it’s okay to be the life of the party, these people can hold back from having fun because it makes them feel guilty. “There’s work to be done! Why are you wasting your time playing!” Yet despite this caveat, they are solid learners who structure their lives around a disciplined approach to gathering knowledge and learning about life. But they can doubt their own knowledge and education, thinking they don’t have the authority and understanding they need to succeed in life. They may have a gruff voice and seem stern and strict. They’re making sure you don’t forget about the work that needs to be done. It may be they spoke up in a past life and it didn’t go so well. It may be they crossed a boundary or two in this life by speaking up, too. Methodical in their phrasing of sentences, perhaps renowned for their writing or public speaking abilities, these folks can be masters of the word, both spoken and written. It may be hard, however, for them to believe they’re as good as they truly are at it. For Saturn can make it hard for us to take ourselves seriously where it is placed. Additionally, their reputation can be two-fold: at once brilliant and a liar. Crossing boundaries to see how far one can go, as Saturn is wont to do, can lead one down the road of talking a big talk, saying untrue or mean things. They need to bite their tongue and temper their talking. In its finest essence, these are the responsible studiers of eclectic knowledge. The A-students. The law writers. The editors. The master linguists!
Tomorrow, Thursday, March 1st, from 10am-2pm Student Teacher Angelina will be at Redefining Yoga in Windham, Maine. Come in and check out the studio, make a new friend, share your journey, meditate, do some yoga, or just come see what the studio looks like. Stay as long or as little as you’d like. It’s up to you!
Life needs to be just the way you like it. Food, surroundings, music, people, you name it. If it stimulates your senses in a comforting way, there’s little holding you back from indulgence. Build your nest, settle in to your pleasures, and indulge! Go ahead! You have worked hard to sustain your needs in these areas, now it is time to enjoy them. But nobody better tell you it has to change! Oh no, that’s not happening! Nothing is changing. The couch, the snacks, the safe haven, the music that’s playing, the art on your walls. They stay right where they are! Be mindful that your indulgences don’t take you down the wrong path, though. These can get to extremes, especially with Moon in Taurus in the 9th or 12th house or aspected to Jupiter or Neptune. These bring excess and loss of control respectively.
You likely have a keen ear for fine music, or are an accomplished or aspiring musician. Maybe you have a desire to cook, build things, play with clay or dirt. There is tremendous creativity in the reserves of the Taurian Bull! It is very possible that these are means to tapping into and processing your emotions. If you’re unaware of any desires such as these, perhaps it is time to consider one of them. For it is the creative force that brings us closer to ourselves and to Great Spirit.
Do you own land? Does your family? Your mother’s family? Did you grow up on a farm? Are you a realtor? You have a tendency to believe land is a sacred investment, a resource of tremendous value. And not just land, everything you own is very important, and how you got to where you are. Your self-sufficiency and self-reliance is a trait you know all about. You’re doing life your way to get what you desire. And you’re probably pretty good at it.
You have a sensitivity, however, that is not so cavalier as “doing life your way to get what you desire.” You’re possibly the most sensual person you know. You seek to intimately touch your partner, not just dive right in. There is so much emphasis on the subtlety of affection that any advances made trying to skip over them is lost on you. You lose interest quickly. Taking the time to brush your fingers across their skin from their head to their toes is where it’s at! This isn’t to say that you even NEED someone else to do this, though. You don’t. You know all about how to take care of yourself, and not just financially or gastronomically. Yes, you’re very self-sufficient in your sensuality, too. Don’t be ashamed. Pleasure can be experienced alone.
Delicious, warm, cozy, sensual, material, fixed, stable, self-reliant, and absolutely desirous of all things related to these. Just remember to share your thirst for affection and stimulation of your senses with all those you encounter. And share your belongings, your material wealth, your refined taste for the good things in life. Give back to others in need, be the empowering caregiver you’re so adept at being. Just be careful you don’t spend every penny on that 1961 Bordeaux, or that brand new Range Rover, or the fanciest house in town. Frugality is a virtue for those who overindulge.
Today’s New Moon in Aquarius is widely conjunct the South Node of the Moon in Aquarius, which means it is partially in alignment with Earth and Sun, which means a partial Solar Eclipse. That’s right, it’s eclipse season, which means openings, or portals, into change and growth are upon us. New Moons are harbingers of new beginnings, new intentions being set, recognition that changes to our lives need to be made. Where is this happening for you?
There are electric, high-consciousness charges beaming in and stirring up our cauldron with inspirational ideas and visions of a better future. A better future for ourselves and our community. How would you like to improve the circle of like-minded friends and community members you relate to and appreciate in your life? What organizations would you like to help? Can you afford to donate your services, ideas, or finances to a good cause to better society or your local community?
With so much darkness around us, it is high time the deep blue rays of divine vision pouring forth from the vessel of Aquarius flow through us like a raging stream of sustained awakening. This New Moon eclipses Sun and begs we look back into our roots, our seeds, our previous beginnings to witness what has previously enlightened us in our past. Do we need to humble ourselves before the Great Mystery? Are our ideals for show or are they for progress? Will our legacy be valued by our children’s children? How many generations are your actions and accomplishments affecting?
Nurture inclusion toward progress within your tribe. It has been unlocked. Go forth through the portal of Electric Truth and lead those who seek direction, follow those who honor the sacred Mysteries, and recognize all the beauty of the petals on the flowers growing in the garden of your mind.
Mercury is swimming just beside Sun and Moon today, so be sure that whatever intentions you set forth, you do so in writing or in spoken word. It is good to at least perform this ritual in the mind, but there is immense power in our words. Communicate to your people, your loved ones, your friends. Listen to those who communicate to you. Honor your higher self and involve it deeply in your community. Our tribes and paradigm need to work together locally and share both hearts and minds with one another in order to find social freedom.
The spiritual lover and sensual collector of all fine things. Things to touch, smell, feel, hear, and taste. The senses will be spiritualized! It is time to awaken your senses to the spiritual meaning behind all of them. There is intrinsic value in many material things, but it is important not to confuse their value with just personal gratification. Yes, it can be enlightening to experience the sensuality of physical touch, beautiful music, succulent cuisine, or enchanting perfumes, but there is an underlying value there beyond the realm of our senses five. Perhaps you could call it our sixth sense or channeling through our crown chakra, but these experiences of existence go deep into the subtle bodies. That feeling of getting chills across your whole body when a musician takes you on a magical journey? That is the embodiment of Venus in Pisces. It is so important to recognize the value of beauty beyond the flesh, beyond just the senses. As we awaken to these realizations, we begin to understand how sacred the world around us truly is. The Great Spirit that flows through everything is the epitome of these forces.
Pisces is ruled by Neptune, the higher octave, if you will, of Venus. These energies are synergetic, so when they combine with one another there is tremendous lift beneath their wings. And wings is a great metaphor for how they can make you feel. Be careful not to climb too high into the stratosphere, because there is work to be done here on Earth. The Venus of Earth is Taurus, which is our senses, our talents, our inspirations. The Venus of Air is Libra, which is our relationships, our desire for fairness and harmony and understanding among one another. And Pisces is the Water in this alchemical brew. It is actually more like the Ether of the brew, the steam and essences that rise from the cauldron of our brew.
What is the true substance of all of this? It reveals itself in subtle nuances throughout our days and nights. It is our relationships wanting to run away forever and never come back. It is our evenings wanting to turn up the music, open a fine bottle of wine, and maybe smoke some grass. It is a warm afternoon walk through a forest dappled with sunbeams. It is a luxurious swim in warm turquoise waters off the coast of a remote island. But the essence of these experiences is what they do to our soul’s evolution. Can you witness and understand the value of these things without getting lost in the self-serving gratification of them? Yes, they sound dreamy, and they are, but understand that all of that beauty and joy and pleasure is fleeting and merely a means to respecting and appreciating on a spiritual level how infinitely magical the Universe truly is.
Stay in check during this time, though. This can take relationships into unknown territories and lure you both into places you didn’t know you’d go. It can be like the gorgeous Sirens who lure you into your demise with their temptations and otherworldly beauty. Take care to do the work that still needs done. Stay responsible, stay aligned with your path, stay in touch with each other through communication, both speaking and touching. Have important moments together with close friends, loved ones, your parents. This is a deep transit of Love. It is an opportunity to experience Love as the true essence of existence, not just a word or a feeling or a thought. But it can also take your relationship on an out-of-control spiral into the unknown. Don’t let your relationship be lost through escapism!
On Wednesday, February 21st, Venus is conjunct Neptune in Pisces, magnifying all of these things to extremes. If you can, take time to meditate on the importance of the physical and spiritual in your life, as well as how they balance one another and are ultimately intertwined in this third dimension.
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Student Teacher Angelina Gronlund invites you to join her for Open Studio time at ReDefining Yoga in Windham, ME.
The ReDefining Yoga Studio will be open for walk-in visitors of all kinds on Thursday’s from 10am to 2pm. Feel free to stop in for an Introduction to Yoga, Meditation, a quiet practice just for you, or simply a relaxed casual conversation about anything under the Sun.
Along with Yoga, Meditation, and Life Coach Training, Angelina is a student of Evolutionary Astrology and would love to share more about this with you!
Please feel free to contact Angelina directly at firstname.lastname@example.org
Come visit! We’d love to meet you! 🕊