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Vernal Equinox March 20 2017

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“If you want to move forward, you’ll have to start with the bottom line: what do you need to do so you can survive and build? Forget about complicated maneuvers. Turn your attention to what you want, and get to work. “ ~ http://rubyslipper.ca 

Dear Yoganauts,

I truly hope that with all of this challenging energy you have been able to attain high levels of self-care, a balanced view of your life and our shared difficulties and an expansive connection to yourself.  We are truly shocked by what we face these days, but I want to ask a question about this.  What if what we are seeing is our own self-treatment?  What if the pain-body projection is coming to us in larger than life materialism?  What if it’s showing us that we have valued things over people?  Are we being shown that we truly are not valuing ourselves?

This Venus retrograde is the harshest of all her aspects; the failure of love.  As Venus goes into the underworld we face the ultimate rejection: that our efforts to make ourselves beautiful and lovable have failed.  Because she enjoys and bestows all things beautiful, refined in retreat she is simply not feeling her value.  Coupled with Uranus square Pluto we are trying WAY too hard to defend against the ugly.  And what is ugly?  PAIN is ugly.  Pain makes do the ugliest things.  It is here for one purpose: to awaken us to change.

The danger is not in having a negative emotion, it is in staying in that emotion and acting from that space of pain toward others.  The danger is in not asking for help when we need it or humbling ourselves enough to admit mistakes.  There is a purpose to the pain.  If we can be with it, accept it and allow it for just a few minutes we can see that pain carries a very potent message and one that we almost never heed: love yourself, value yourself, honor yourself.

Here’s another great message from pain: get out of your head.  Your head may try to convince you of a great many things.  Your heart will wait for you to ask.  Your heart is a pretty quiet organ unless it is singing or keeping the beat.  Do what makes your heart sing if you are lucky enough to know what those things are and have access to them.  Be with people who make your heart sing if you are near them.

This Vernal Equinox Saturn is stationing at the Galactic Center.  May the lessons of Lunar Yoga serve you well: recognize the polarities and commit to stay in mental, physical, emotional and spiritual integrity and balance.  It’s a tall order, but it focuses energy to have goals.

Speaking of goals, I don’t want to complain or sound unbalanced, but my efforts to prove I am good for the Czech Republic are endlessly hindered and agonized.  Talk about unrequited love!  I have earned a certificate that is universally recognized and another that puts me ahead of the game with experience.  I have several great references, have met some amazing people and have seen 5 European countries on a shoestring budget, but the fact remains: the Zivnostensky list visa is not in my possession after 5 months of effort.  Being not quite legal in a place that doesn’t have discernible laws is too much expansion for me.

For so many reasons I have decided to turn my efforts toward returning home.  I am satisfied with what I have done and right now I am really struggling here.  I need to be back in the US.  I know I have asked for help so many times that you are probably just tired of hearing it, I understand and regret that, but I am sinking despite all my efforts to float.

I will know more in the next week about when I actually can leave and am already applying for summer jobs that provide food and boarding in MT.  I filled out an application to see if I can stay at the YWCA, but if you know anyone who would like to see an extensive manager/trainer/teacher CV or needs a roommate, would you let me know?  I hope to be home by the end of May, if not sooner.  As for the rest, there are still ways to donate if you can help me take advantage of this opportunity to try to embrace change again.  Please see the links below.  Thank you so much.  Please reach back if you have some time, I can’t tell you how much I would love to hear from you.

I’m going to let this be the last entry to our Lunar Flow Yoga Blog, we’ll start something new when I get home.  I‘m sorry I missed the last full moon, please forgive my shortcomings.  I’m grateful for you for even reading this far.

Mind Your Heart,

Lynn

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Happy Solstice, Yoganauts. Both and. Not either or.

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Look, Yoganauts, I know you have been lied to.  A LOT.  I know the New Age is just as guilty as Catholicism is just as guilty as the media, as I am and just as guilty as you are.  Here’s the deal: if you buy into the idea that we are all one (whether you come by it spiritually or scientifically) then the logical extension is that we will feel each other’s bliss and each others pain.
We are processing each others’ emotions.  It’s not personal.
It’s the Capricorn~Cancer Axis.
Seriousness meets emotion.
Wise and practical male energy meets mama bear lunacy.
Defacto god~godess projections and expectations meet the cold, stark, light of day.
It’s also NOT logic.  It IS emotional.  So it doesn’t follow laws or rules.  It does whatever the hell true, raw emotion does. IT’s information, coming to us, THROUGH us.  So it has it’s own credibility.  It’s emotionally sovereign.  It has it’s own emotional authority.   And we all know what the mystical symbol for emotion is, now don’t we . . .
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And from her, we get the word “Lunatic”.
And what’s more, the mystical tradition tells us that the only way healing ACTUALLY occurs is if I actually ALLOW the feeling.
That’s right, I have to actually FEEL the FEELS for the HEAL to be REAL.
And here’s the kicker: it isn’t mental.  It won’t make sense sometimes, how you feel won’t stand up to reason.  FEEL IT ANYWAY.  Nature is impersonal in emotional distribution.  It has energy that it needs to process and (we hope) transmute.  So, sometimes it is unfair.  Sometimes you are the best vessel to ground some awkward energy.  That’s all.
Feel your way through.
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Vajdahunyad Castle in Budapest
However, we do need to consider what happens emotionally on this planet when there is genocide.  We do need to acknowledge the emotional reality, even if it is not logical.  Some of you may be feeling this present moment pretty deeply, if you are not, please don’t judge your emotional response compared to others’.  This tightening of the gyre, this passage through the darkest night is what magnificent vessels are built for: to hold and contain the sacred substance of an emerging Universe.  Hold fast, Yoganauts.  Hold the line.  Feel it fully.  It has never before been here.  Feel it pass.  Even this will change.

Brno by night.  Goddess on top.
“The patriarchy is the 6,000 year birth canal of the great mother Goddess.” ~Richard Tarnas
“Nothin’s easy.”~Jethro Tull
 
The final note I’d like to play as our Vedic Lunar Yoga concerto approaches it’s final written draft (note: I did not say first performance) is that I cannot underestimate the importance of knowing how I personally feel and doing all I can to stay open in my heart and mind.  I cannot know how I help others and the planet by maintaining my vibe.  Self care, rest and gentle introspection are the order of the day.  Even and especially in these times.  The more compassion I can embody, the more I can be kind, the more people, places and things and can love and bless the more I bring the needed energies to this place.
I have to remember this is a birth of a thing never before seen.
No one knows what it will look like.
I must keep my personal vision of a loving, just, peaceful, gentle world alive.
Only I know what that looks like.  Only I know what it takes to keep that portal open.
And holy hell, Yoganauts, I must hold that portal open.
Brno by night

It’s important to remind myself that I am a portal.  What is being born is coming to me, THROUGH me.  Like any birthing mother MUST know the dangers of birth and be careful to watch for signs, it is also important to remind myself that this process is safe (on some level that reassures me–so I go through, not back) and that I was built for this passage.
I cannot rely on others (not my family, my job, my city, my government–not anyone) to hold the portal open for me.
Others can help, but their help is not compulsory.  Others CANNOT be allowed to hurt.  Not this time, not at this birth.  Too much is at stake.  If that sentence speaks to you please take it into consideration.  Others may be telling you that self-care and elimination of dangers is selfish at this time.  Please find your own truth in that.  Check in with that part of you that senses something coming.  Ask it what it wants.  What do YOU want?
Will you make a tomb out of this tunnel?
 
And the final, final note of recent music I want to try and play for you?  It’s not my job to figure out how all of this works and what pieces need to come together or develop some twisted strategy.  My job is to just keep hammering on the love pedal, the art pedal, the acceptance pedal at every opportunity.  Because I have an opportunity to do my job and CHOOSE.  My job is to make a choice about how I feel.  I can’t let my 3 year old self run the show.  My job is achievable, based in reality and uber practical.  BUT IT IS NOWHERE NEAR EASY.
I have to make conscious choices. Every time.   
 
Mercury Retrogrades in Sagittarius and its polarity is Gemini.
So “the truth” confronts “the facts”.  The veil lifts and lowers.  The “real world” is becoming more and more the “surreal world”.  If reality is up for grabs, this review could be really helpful.  Welcome the chance to revisit, revise any resource or financial goal and make peace with what you reasonably can achieve, in light of was emotionally decided or chosen in fear.  Let go of unreal expectations of others.  Distortions abound.  Viveka, viveka, viveka, yo.
Join me in this cooperation, at my gracious Czech hosts would say.
 
Oh yeah, and the nodes are back in Virgo (N) and Picses (S).
“No, no, no to boo, hoo, hoo.”~ Mama Maga of Karma2dharmaastrology.com
Yep, it’s the September eclipses all over again.

“We get to tell our own story, we are in charge of our narrative.”

#nodapl #followyourlight

http://nyti.ms/2hGp4uf” ~ Sacred Stone Camp shared Josué Rivas Fotographer‘s post.

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September full moon over Brno.
“We approach the Solstice on the 21st, one of the most spiritual times of year, Mars in Pisces brings other intentions to hand: seeding acts of compassion; inspiring us to put aside our own needs in order to aid our fellow man; and opening our hearts to the collective. At this time we may see the wisdom of going into retreat, slowing down, conserving our energy and working on things from behind the scenes, rather than broaching a direct confrontation.”~astrologybylauren.com
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Brno observatory and planetarium.

“The Galactic Center is a supermassive black hole at the heart of the Milky Way Galaxy. It is a place of incredible energy, pushing and pulling us towards experiences that will make us grow. Sometimes these are pleasurable, and sometimes they´re painful. The Galactic Center attains heightened importance in 2017 as Saturn will go retrograde precisely at this point. February-May and November-December 2017 is when Saturn approaches the G.C. before ending its transit through Sagittarius.

The information you receive now as the Sun prepares to conjunct this point in the sky will absolutely set the tone for what you do throughout 2017!!!”

This astrological – and – oracular prime-time. Reach out to teachers, guides, astrologers, facilitators you trust.

Sun (26 Sagittarius) conjunct Pholus-and-the-Galactic Center (27 Sagittarius): We´ve talked a little about the GC, so I´ll focus on Pholus. This asteroid relates to the energy of awakening, of the bottle that is suddenly uncorked – and out pops the genie! The information revealed often leads to breakthroughs in generational healing.

Other Resources for more info on this centaur planet (more gateways for knowledge):

Mary Plumb – http://mountainastrologer.com/tma/nessus-and-pholus

We´ve also got Saturn (19 Sagittarius) trined Uranus (20 Aries). The next 12 days are going to see this energy bring even more insights into our consciousness, especially around the tail end of December / New Year´s Eve. Uranus will station direct on December 29/30 (depending on where you are in the world) – that brings a change in the nature of how we awaken and carry forth that energy in the world. If you´ve got bodies near 20-21 Leo – this will be a phenomenal Grand Fire Trine for you. Meeeow! Talk about astro-dynamite. (And again – you´re going to be working on these insights throughout 2017 … )”

~ Dr Bairavee Balasubramaniam PhD

The Sky Priestess

Post © Bairavee Balasubramaniam, 2016. All rights reserved.

Image result for trento italy christmasTrento at the Solstice.

Ugh.  Yoganauts.  That is all I have.  I am just spent.  I have finally collected and submitted all the forms for my work visa.  One of my Polish classmates has invited me to spend the holidays with her family in Trento, Italy.  (I am incredibly fortunate in all my friends–please count yourself among them)  Then I go back to Prague to meet with the woman helping me with my visa (“say this, not that–be a little less American, please”) and then to the Czech embassy in Berlin.  I found a flat I hope to afford and 3 jobs.

I am frightened and exhilarated and . . . starting to recognize a polarity when I see one.

Everything I need comes to me when I need it.

I am always free to seek a better feeling thought.  I know more emotional shocks are coming, but I do have a measure of control of the thoughts I surround them with.

Security is inside me, not outside.

I will mind my heart.

Miss you,

~L

Moon, Venus, Mars, Mercury and then Neptune. Find the Others and TALK with them.

You know what this On December 2, Annie Lewis in Madrid, Spain caught a wide angle view of the sky, showing not only Venus and the moon, but also Mars and some constellations. The moon will be moving up past Mars in the days ahead. means?  Good things! ~L

On December 2, Annie Lewis in Madrid, Spain caught a wide angle view of the sky, showing not only Venus and the moon, but also Mars and some constellations. The moon will be moving up past Mars in the days ahead.

Link: http://earthsky.org/tonight/moon-and-mars-at-nightfall-december-4?utm_campaign=shareaholic&utm_medium=email_this&utm_source=email

 

Use the moon to find Mars this evening. Bright Venus is nearby. Then watch day by day, as the gap on our sky’s dome between Mars and Venus shrinks.

April Singer in the U.S. wrote:
Shared via Shareaholic (My name is Lynn (Hi Lynn!) and I have been a Shareaholic for 45 years.)

When the lovers of the Zodiac meet in the sky, there is a soothing, calming influence.  Even the Army Corps of Engineers can come to their senses!  (Whew!  That was a close one, huh?)  LOVE NEVER DIES.  LOVE ALWAYS WINS.  (No Absolutes. ~L “I contradict myself?  I contradict myself!”~Walt Whitman)
 
The moon is at the center of all of this: first caught between the pull of Mars to Venus and then awash in the depths of Neptune all against the Aquarian backdrop.  Find the others and LOVE THEM.  (What means, love them?  Drop your awareness into the heart and OPEN the door to peace within.)   Throw the Mercury alignment into it and it says “find the other and TALK with them”.  Pretty cool, yo?~L
The moon, Venus and Mars as seen from North America on December 4, 2016. But no matter where you reside worldwide, look first for the moon on this date, and then seek out Venus and Mars. Read more

The moon, Venus and Mars as seen from North America on December 4, 2016. But no matter where you reside worldwide, look first for the moon on this date, and then seek out Venus and Mars.

Throughout December 2016, an imaginary line from Mars through Venus points in the direction of Mercury. The only problem is that Mercury might have set by the time Mars becomes visible. In that case, draw your imaginary line to the horizon, using Mars and Venus. Then the following evening, look at this spot on the horizon for Mercury. Read more.

Throughout December 2016, an imaginary line from Mars through Venus points in the direction of Mercury. The only problem is that Mercury might have set by the time Mars becomes visible. In that case, draw your imaginary line to the horizon, using Mars and Venus. Then the following evening, look at this spot on the horizon for Mercury.  ~earthsky.org

Venus is in Capricorn from November 11-December 7.
Venus is in Aquarius from December 7-January 3. We move towards unconventionality, independence, and freedom as themes in our social relationships under this influence. Aquarius can be just as faithful as Capricorn, but it has to be on his own terms! Experimental relationships are more intriguing now. Being friends as well as lovers is important to us during this cycle. Allowing one another freedom of expression, and treating others fairly, unselfishly, and impartially, are themes now.
Mars is in Aquarius from November 9-December 19. Dynamic yet erratic energy levels, achieving our goals through hit-or-miss tactics, and impersonal expression of anger are characteristics of Mars in Aquarius. We are team players–cooperative and less concerned about personal power. We are attracted to unconventional methods and tend to approach problems from an intellectual, detached perspective.

Venus, the Goddess of Love: Highlights in the Coming Week:

Venus in Capricorn Marry for money and then learn to love ’em: that’s what your heart tells you now, as a new cycle gets underway in your life. Does that sound cynical? Maybe so – but it does reflect the yearning you feel for security and stability now, and it suggests the kind of compromises you may be willing to make to accomplish these objectives.

Venus in Aquarius A love for the unusual, a distaste for stodgy old rules and conventions, a feeling that you’re above the petty bourgeois stuff and nonsense: that’s what a new cycle brings into your life now. (“I love humanity; it’s people I can’t stand!”) Unconventional romantic and social connections are likely at a time like this.

Venus semi-square Neptune December  Romantic confusion as well as relationship ups and downs. Self-deception may come to light now.

Venus parallel the Sun December 5-6. A strong desire for harmony and comfort fill us now. We may be moved to express our affections.

Venus parallel Saturn December 9-10. We may express our affection sparingly, but also responsibly and in practical ways. Relationships begun under this influence often feel burdensome over time, but they may last longer than most.

Venus semi-square Saturn December 10. Feelings of isolation, of not getting what we really want, and of not being loved the way we want to be loved can get in the way of pleasant relations with our partners.

Venus parallel Pluto December 10-11. The desire for drama and intensity in relationships is with us. Love feelings and relationship issues can be all-consuming now, assuming more importance in our lives than usual. Interactions with others are intense now, and themes of sharing and trust dominate in relationships.

Venus semi-square Chiron Deccember 11-12. Love cannot be forced. This is not a commitment-friendly transit, as we may feel alienated for no apparent reason and unwilling to give of ourselves.” ~cafeastrology.com

This looping animation shows a simulated two-degree-wide field of view (approximately 25x magnification) displaying the Moon's motion relative to Neptune from 9pm to 10:30pm at ten-minute intervals (all stated times are GMT) on Tuesday 6 December 2016 as seen from the heart of the British Isles. Magnitude +6.9 star HIP 111910 reappears from behind the Moon close to 9:27pm and HIP 112156 (magnitude +8.5) disappears near 10:03pm for mid-UK observers. The preceding dark lunar limb passes in front of magnitude +7.9 Neptune close to 10:33pm GMT for those viewing from the heart of the British Isles, but only observers in the west will see the occultation as it occurs very close to the west-southwest horizon. AN animation by Ade Ashford.

This looping animation shows a simulated two-degree-wide field of view (approximately 25x magnification) displaying the Moon’s motion relative to Neptune from 9pm to 10:30pm GMT at ten-minute intervals on Tuesday 6 December 2016 as seen from the heart of the British Isles.

Moon in Aquarius on Sunday & Monday will get the FLOW of energy going through you – by unblocking any blockage – to ensure you wake-up and communicate – indeed – the breakthrough will be surprising and unexpected for some of you – because you never expected to see what’s about to happen – and that’s when your aura will have a breakthrough.

 Then all the people who are ALIVE and DESTINED to be in your life – as you ‘re destined to be in their lives – will be communicating and talking, laughing and giggling as everyone shares the GOOD vibes and GOOD news with each other.

 “I’m sure you “know” yourself that when you’re excited about something good that’s happened to you – you come alive – full of excitement means you will automatically SHARE your positive vibes with others – because positive energy is an OPEN energy it can’t be kept locked-away.

 The SHOCK and unexpected surprise will be WHAT and WHO it is that is the liberating Aquarian catalyst to OPEN you up and make you come alive – with an excitement to TALK and COMMUNICATE. And the fact that it’s Sun in Sagittarius [Fire Sign] means once your aura has had the positive breakthrough – then this is it forever – there’s no keeping you quiet – at least for the next 3-4 months !

 The strongest aspect during Moon in Aquarius will be Moon 19° Aquarius conjunct Mars 19° Aquarius on Monday this will be exceedingly 100% clear to you – what and who is the source of your destined and essential life-source – the facet of your life that you NEED in order to live and exist – which indeed as defined by Mars is MONEY and success which ensures you can live.

Monday 5th December 2016

Moon 17° Aquarius trines Jupiter 17° Libra

Moon 18° Aquarius sextiles Saturn 18° Sagittarius

Moon 19° Aquarius conjunct Mars 19° Aquarius

Moon 20° Aquarius sextiles Uranus [retrograde] 20° Aries

 Tuesday 6th December 2016

Moon enters Pisces  4am UK – 5am Europe – 9:30am India

[Monday 11pm USA EST] – 2pm Sydney, Australia”

~http://www.astrology.co.at/today.html

OK Yoganauts!
Sometimes I am not sure why all this stargazing is so important to me, but it is and I truly hope you find it meaningful in your life, too.  I’m in a car 2 nights ago in the Czech city of Brno an amazing person.  She is a young Moravian (23-25?) and has graciously invited me to share her flat (all newly renovated–and SHE hasn’t even moved in yet) and EVERYWHERE we turn while we run our errands in her brand new car we see this:

The moon and Venus like a massive exclamation mark in the sky. (It is upside down as I write, hope it straightens itself out.)
Now, I told you that I felt the Trinity TESOL Certificate was hard to attain.  The woman I am with, Anna, got the same certificate in her SECOND language (English).  She thinks we make a good team (we helped each other a lot in class) and has supported my every move here.  I moved in to her and her boyfriend’s flat on Friday and have been trying to figure out buses, trams, interviews with International companies and generally life in Europe for 2 days.
  I don’t have a conclusion to draw from all of this except to say that since I leapt from the arms of a more secure and rather complacent future the universe has pretty much showered kindnesses on me and shown me things I could only imagine.  I’m not saying this is for everyone, but if you haven’t already (and I know most of you have) you might like radically embodying the human experience and doing something you always wanted to try.  Just saying, yo.
One thing I wanted to mention, I looked and looked for astrology on what these lunar line-ups mean I found precious little, Vedic or Tropical.  There was some information from the Chaldean, or ancient Hebrew astrology . . . I included one passage above.  Interesting, yo?  Anyway, thanks for humoring me.  I needed a break from trying to create a life plan in the spin cycle of the washing machine!
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“Observing Sun and Moons movement from Earth is straight forward, because we are dealing with bilateral movement of two objects (Sun-Earth, Moon-Earth). But when dealing with Mecury, Venus, Mars, Jupiter and Venus, we are observing the movement of two objects (eg Mercury revolving around Sun) from a third object which is Earth, hence the complexity of calculations increases, since for calculating the movement of Mercury(as seen from earth), the movement of earth should also be taken into consideration. Our Astrologers have mastered all these movements and were able to calculate the position of planets as seen from earth for any point of time in past, present and future. How were they able to do this, without a telescope or any other equipment, is it possible without deep understanding of the Solar system? Whether to call it mystic science or divine knowledge is up to you.– Written by Saravana Kumar G”  ~https://innovativeastrosolutions.wordpress.com
Mind your heart,

Thank You Tatanka Oyate

And in the midst of mass arrests, mace attacks, and beatings from batons, (and sound cannon assault, significant~L) a stampede of bison suddenly appeared near the Standing Rock protest camp. A cry of joy reportedly erupted from the Standing Rock Sioux, as they had been praying for assistance from the Tatanka Oyate during their standoff with riot police and national guardsmen.”

~US Uncut

From the Goddess Rising Moon Mystery School and Achintya Devi, resources to support

#StandingRock   #Water Is Life

Art by Lindy Kehoe
You can support in any of the following ways:
Create an altar devoted WATER. Offer your prayers! Consistently and with others.
We are all in this together! This is Mother Earth. These are our sacred waters.

Contribute to the Sacred Stone Camp gofundme account www.gofundme.com/sacredstonecamp

Contribute to the Sacred Stone Camp Legal Defense Fund https://fundrazr.com/d19fAf

In a professional and also strong manner, Call the White House
at (202) 456-1111

Call North Dakota Governor Jack Dalrymple at 701-328-2200.

Main Camp is in great need of support, www.Ocetisakowincamp.org as well as the Medical and Healing Camp www.holisticlivingschool.org/standing-rock-fundraiser/

You can donate items from the Sacred Stone Camp Supply List:
http://sacredstonecamp.org/supply-list/ go there for what they need and how to send it.

Sign the petition to the White House to Stop DAPL: https://petitions.whitehouse.gov/

Call the Army Corps of Engineers and demand that they reverse the permit(202) 761-5903

Call the executives of the companies that are building the pipeline:
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a. Lee Hanse Executive Vice President Energy Transfer Partners, L.P. 800 E Sonterra Blvd #400 San Antonio, Texas 78258 Telephone: (210) 403-6455Lee.Hanse@energytransfer.com
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b. Glenn Emery Vice President Energy Transfer Partners, L.P. 800 E Sonterra Blvd #400 San Antonio, Texas 78258 Telephone: (210) 403-6762Glenn.Emery@energytransfer.com
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c. Michael (Cliff) Waters Lead Analyst Energy Transfer Partners, L.P. 1300 Main St. Houston, Texas 77002 Telephone: (713) 989-2404 Michael.Waters@energytransfer.com
MORE CONTACTS TO CALL & USE YOUR VOICE 

424-353-2016 NBC wants you to text them your opinion. Numbers you text from will not be published.

701-333-2006 National Guard Public Affairs

701-328-2200 North Dakota Governor

701-667-3330 Sheriff’s office in charge of the police on site

202-456-9431 White House Situation Room

701-328-4726 ND Attorney General. Object to the illegal sale of farmland to a corporation

202-353-1555 Dept of Justice comment line

202-514-2000 Dept of Justice switchboard
Tell them you are watching and to have the police stand down.

Whether by phone or from the emails above you can say that:

The DAPL, which would cross unceded Indigenous territory, is a direct violation of the sovereign rights and culture of the Standing Rock Sioux. The fast-track process of approval disregarded key U.S. legislation, including the Clean Water Act, the National Environmental Policy Act, and the National Historic Preservation Act. No proper environmental impact study was performed, and no consultation was sought from the indigenous community. I demand that the Dakota Access Pipeline be Stopped NOW.

Thank you for your continued prayers and being the needed change from the inside out. Thank you for taking action to support our Mother Earth, for Clean and Sacred Waters.

We have other solutions for clean and free energy, we do NOT have a substitute for Water!

Thank you for the gift of your Presence. I Bow.
And, Together We Rise!

Deep Heartfelt New Moon Blessings To You,

Achintya Devi

I chose to repost all of these resources and recommendations in the interest of time.  Many thanks to the Goddess Rising Moon and Mystery School and Achintya Devi for assembling them.

Mind your heart,

~L

Lunar Yoga Flow in Prague

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Hi everyone,

I am beyond excited to let you know that I’ll be moving to Prague, Czech Republic to teach English as a Second Language. This is something I’ve wanted to do for a long time and I am so grateful for this opportunity!

One of the ways I am going to make this trip a reality is through fundraising. Please visit my personal FundMyTravel page to check out what I’ll be doing, why it’s important to me, and how you can help!

Lunar Yoga Flow is Heading to Prague

There are many ways you can show your support including sharing this link, donating, and lending your skills.

Thank you for your generosity and support – it means the world!

Sincerely,

~L

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Monday 25 September 2016

Many astrologers are calling today the luckiest day of the year.  See?  Aren’t you glad you opened it?~L

Dream Big As Jupiter and the Sun Align

Image result for Jupiter and the sun align 26 September 2016by Tanaaz

“Many astrologers consider the annual meeting of Jupiter and the Sun to be the luckiest day of the year. Together, the two cosmic beings will shine a brilliant light, giving birth to waves of inspiration, passion, compassion and positivity. This makes September 25-26th, the perfect day to connect with others, fine-tune relationships and dream big.In 2016, this fated day falls on September 25-26th in the sign of Libra.   Libra rules over relationships, equality and balance, which means that these areas may be highlighted around this time. Many astrologers will also tell you that this day is a very lucky day for signing contracts and starting new things.” ~www.foreverconscious.com

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(This giant benefic not only expands what is touches and today it touches the self, the sun, it also protects us from planetary infall.  Don’t believe me?  Good for you.  Google Shoemaker Levy 9. Thank you, Jupiter. ~L)

“Pluto Direct In Capricorn: September 26, 2016 – Done Drillin’

oil-drillPluto will turn direct at 14 degrees Capricorn in the early morning on Monday, September 26th. The planet will be supported by Mercury and Neptune and suffer no hard aspects so look for a smooth transition.

The words “drill down” come to mind. These words have merged together to become one, “drilldown”, in this century. I’m not sure that makes sense, but however you spell it, we’re done drillin’ down at this location. We’re packing up and moving on.

The easy aspects indicate we’ll be able to do so without upset or incident. I don’t know if you might find this good or bad. If you’ve lost something significant during this transit, you might find the lack of ceremony, disturbing.

If you have Cardinal planets, 0-13 degrees, you can consider yourself done with your Pluto transit. The next Pluto station will take place at 16 degrees in September / October, 2017.

Are you relieved?” ~www.elsaelsa.com

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Yoganauts, you deserve some good news. 

I could not let today’s remarkably beneficial aspects pass without saluting your spirit and wishing you love, joy and luck.  You survived a lot of shift, now it is time to thrive.

May this day be only the beginning of a time when you are liberated, illuminated and free.  We have survived a difficult time, let us celebrate our collective strength and humanity.  We do not have to mutely subsist in the broken model of culture that drags our beautiful planet and future ever closer to the abyss.  We do not have to passively endure the horrors we confront in the world today.  May your choices this day be loving, optimistic and bless this planet and future we share.  May this day and every one after be more filled with care and love than the one before.

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If you are feelin’ it and want to hang out, I plan to go to the passing of the torch ceremony at Dancing Lotus Center at 4:30pm tonight (Monday 26 October) to take a moment to honor Kelly Baraby, founding sister and yogini-masseuse-champion-love-warrior as she lightens her load and blesses Jamie Anesi (dancing-empath-innovator-leader-love-warrior) and Kathryn Gustin (dancing-caregiver-strategist-impresario-love-warrior) with the care and feeding of our beloved studio.  After a short and sweet ceremony the plan is to head over to the Blackfoot River Brewery, where proceeds from the beer we buy will benefit (good, Jupiterian word) the Dancing Lotus Scholarship Fund providing a wellness community for those triumphing over domestic abuse, cancer and the trauma of war.

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I love the internet.  Kelly’s gonna kill me.  Perfect side-angle, though.

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Now Kelly AND Kim will prolly kill me.  Look how cute they are!  Badasses!

Please Join Us.  Until then, mind your heart,

~L

Harvest Moon Lunar Eclipse: AVOID SELF-BLAME. You are doing your best, EVEN WHEN YOU AREN’T.

This moment is about meeting yourself outside the cross of life and time, understanding your projections and how you can meet Spirit in the middle for transformation.

EXTREME PRESENCE REQUIRED

A Buddhist Prayer of Forgiveness
If I have harmed any one in any way,
either knowingly or unknowingly
through my own confusions,
I ask their forgiveness.
If any one has harmed me in any way,
either knowingly or unknowingly
through their own confusions,
I forgive them.
And if there is a situation
I am not yet ready to forgive,
I forgive myself for that.
For all the ways that I harm myself,
negate, doubt, belittle myself,
judge or be unkind to myself,
through my own confusions,
I forgive myself.
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“Our Milky Way’s galactic center (GC) is at a right angle to the super galactic center (SGC), because of this the GC and the SGC are closely related to the Earth’s equinoxes and solstices and therefore the CardinalCross.” ~http://www.souledout.org/  
 

I have denied the fact that the outer world is the inner reality and have preferred to play the victim.  It’s time for me to express how I feel and prioritize my own well-being.

NO MORE DELIBERATELY HURTING MYSELF.

~L
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So Yoganauts!
Firstly, let me apologize for the sheer bulk of these transmissions.  This eclipse is so aspect-dense or “concrescent” (to bastardize Whitehead’s phrase) that I don’t want you to miss any symbols that might be meaningful to you.  My chart is lit up like a neon sign with correlations at this time and it’s so satisfying to feel like the origin of all that is left me a love-note written in stars.  The both/ and? Parts of it read like a death-threat/ransom note/hate mail.  Still, good to have a letter after all these years . . .
I have done as much digging on the SGC as we are going to get before today’s eclipse, but I want to share with you some interesting findings.  Firstly, please check out Planet Waves’ Youtube video on the present moment:
 
This is the most credible source of information on the SGC (besides Phillip Sedgwick’s Skyscraping ezine–another story) that I have yet found AND is the basis for what I am about to write here.  I don’t think it’s a secret that I disdain the Law of Attraction (along with many other tenets) of the New Age Cosmology.  I don’t like hierarchies (even yogic ones) and I think what matters most in ANY situation is MY highest truth (take that, Catholic education).  So it was a giant relief to find Eric Francis shedding some practical light on how to “cast your vote” during an eclipse that made sense to me and rang true as well.
 
Setting intentions is what we call the prayer-like thingy we do at the new moon, when we start the cycle.  At this full moon we are experimenting with ACTION.  I know. I know, it’s Mercury retrograde and the sky says ‘wait’ in a lot of ways so I’m not necessarily talking about signing a contract or buying tech or vehicles but I do want to suggest that we try taking a tangible step.  I want to suggest that you bring spirit to matter in some physical way.  So here’s my idea:
 
I’m going to identify my biggest hang up, my most gigantic deadlock, the one that is just too big and will take too many years to unravel (Pisces) and I’m going to offer it up (Mars) against the backdrop of universal consciousness (SGC).  This thing is a source of anger, an ancestral holding, generations labored under this problem and it has remained unresolved.  It’s like “the existential wound” from my perspective.  (In my case this is going to be about money/power and its kissing cousin–war/love.  There, that’s as vulnerable as I can take right now.)
 
In this experiment, I am going to sit down (prolly in the grass) and MAKE CONTACT.  This is a bit different from my usual meditation.  I am seeking the source of cosmic intelligence IN ME.  Look, imagine I am a sunbeam.  As far as I travel away from the sun, the sun is still in me, still my origin.  That’s the thing I am trying to seek.  The SGC is the deep background and is the inward origin, both/and.  This is my personal creation myth; I can access it through my personal vision (yes, that again).  It’s my cosmic homing device.  I am making myself available to the origin of all that is beyond experience, so if it seems familiar or is backloaded with the usual characters, I need to drill down deeper.
 
That’s all.  I don’t have to make some sort of big deal about it unless I want to.  This is, supposedly, the source of all consciousness after all.  It’s bound to “catch my drift”, however I am going to undergo the formality of actually making this occur.  I am going to see to its HAPPENING. The thing is (in case you haven’t noticed with our “personal truth” experiment) it is really easy to forget the personal vision.  It’s super-simple for the agenda of others to take over our whole lives until we have no say at all. Until we abandon our free will so thoroughly that we destroy instead of create, that we hate instead of love, survive instead of thrive.
 
Maybe free will is just a muscle that is starting to atrophy in humanity.  I am making a stand here for myself and for those who come after me.  I am going to take my heaviest burden and with no ritual, no intercession, no witness lay it at the feet of the cosmic “what if”, the origin, the thing that had an appetite for this mess before time was time.  Intentions are great, but I sense that this time I need to do some heavy lifting in matter.  I need to learn to see my resources in a new way and identify that the first cause, the origin, source, goddess/god is IN ME.  Not that I am it wholly, or some inflated shit, just that the phone line is open and it’s not OUT THERE.  It’s in here.  In me.
 
This eclipse is so well aspected to be the point of contact, the moment where a genuine and humble inquiry empowers your own spiritual perspective.  Create and cultivate your inner space, your private self for just a moment today.  Lay down your heaviest burden there.  Hand it over.  Surrender your deepest anger.  Unburden.  Release.  Let it go. That’s all.  Don’t do some smarmy, New Age certified hokey-pokey and turn yourself around, never think of it again or whatever else unless it really serves you. Just give yourself and what is divine in you an honest moment with the nature of your anger and the root of your pain.  You are the living ancestor of your line.  Your ability to create change, to create freedom is unprecedented.  And who knows, the part of you that started all this just might be listening today.
 
I really dislike telling you what to do (the irony!), but I sense this could work.  Imana try it.
 
Nondenominational, unconditional blessings on everything you are and those in Standing Rock.
Mind your heart,
~L 
 
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Follow your inner moonlight; don’t hide the madness. ~ Allen Ginsberg
 

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These superstructures [SGC and GC] are literally perpendicular to each other with their centers at the zero points of the Cardinal signs. [GC/Capricorn/December solstice – SGC/Libra/September equinox].

At the September equinox the sun moves into the sign Libra and the super galactic plane at the SGC, the hub of this super galaxy, while the earth enters Aries and moves into the super galactic plane opposite the SGC, away from the inner hub at the outer rim of this super galaxy. The sun reaches the climactic mid-point in the sign Scorpio (Halloween, Days of the Dead); the earth reaches this point in Taurus. Afterwards each begins to move out of the super galactic plane toward the galactic plane.~http://www.souledout.org/ 
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“If you like synchronicity, here is something interesting. Through all of 2009 and part of 2010, Chiron was in a conjunction with both the ancient and modern rulers of Pisces — Jupiter and Neptune in late Aquarius. So Chiron enters Pisces all charged up on Pisces energy, and we have been getting wave pulses of this combination for many months. The combination of Chiron with any Pisces factor is focusing that which was previously invisible.

So what do we think of when we think of Pisces? What is our experience of this energy? It’s a fairly wide spectrum, ranging from the highest reaches of the imagination to our direct experience of God or soul to the most liberating and soulful erotic pleasure; to the depths of denial, deception, drink and drugs. (Neptune has a lot of keywords starting with the letter D.) In all, Chiron in Pisces is about helping us see what we have been missing or not paying attention to.

If we focus the strengths of Pisces, that would feel like clarifying our vision for our lives. Most of us have a really hard time with this; many people have no interest at all. Pisces is full of ideas, ideals, and the desire to transcend physicality. Which of these work and which do not? Chiron is calling for a sober assessment of these, to test for what are authentic values and which are things we see through our rosy, New Age glasses.  You could look at Chiron in Pisces as the focusing of dharma: acting as if to hold the world together.” ~www.planetwaves.com

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Sue Wookey at Art Blog  Wish that was my last name.~L

“On September 16, 2016, the sun exits the constellation Leo and enters the constellation Virgo. The sun will remain in front of the constellation Virgo the Maiden until it enters the constellation Libra the Scales on October 30. Please notice that we’re talking about astronomical constellations here, not astrological signs. You’ll find dates of sun’s entry into each constellation of the zodiac, here.

When the equinox arrives on September 22, 2016 – bringing autumn to the Northern Hemisphere and spring to the Southern Hemisphere – the sun will be in front of the constellation Virgo. And so it has been for thousands of years.

However, over the long course of time, the sun hasn’t always been in front of Virgo at the Northern Hemisphere’s autumnal equinox (Southern hemisphere’s spring equinox).

And, what’s more, the sun won’t remain in front of this constellation at the September equinox, indefinitely.

It was in the year 730 B.C. that the Northern Hemisphere’s autumnal equinox sun passed out of the constellation Libra and into the constellation Virgo. Looking into the future, the September equinox sun will cross over into the constellation Leo in the year 2439. These dates are based upon the constellation boundaries as defined by the Astronomical Astronomical Union in the 1930s.”

“The Moon is already in Pisces and heading toward the eclipse this Friday.  That coupled with a Venus opposite Uranus and Mars square the Sun makes this an unpredictable, crazy, eye-opening weekend. You may see deep down into yourself (or have another reveal yourself to you in surprising ways) and even be scared at what you find.  What you will find are the emotions, the passions, and the desires that make you YOU.  You as a unique expression of Source with a special gift that only YOU can give. Time to get out there and strut your stuff!

With this Jupiter in Libra, I’m excited to partner with others and co-create something new together.  Where two or more are gathered, an alchemy exists that neither could imagine or create alone.  
If two eclipses aren’t enough, now we have a third!  The first in mid August was Brahma, envision the future in order to create it.  The second was Sept. 1, Vishnu, gather together the resources, strength and power to create the change.  Now we have Shiva, out with the old and bring in the new!” ~Kaypacha Lescher at www.newparadignastrology.com
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“In the sign of watery and illusive Pisces, and following the Virgo Solar Eclipse, we are being advised to seek solace and healing, even in the midst of turmoil. Especially if you are still in turmoil. The Lunar Eclipse is in the same degree of the recent Jupiter/Chiron opposition that we had in August. This is the one that had to do with feeling overwhelmed trying to be everywhere at once; trying to fix everything and everyone; generating deep wells of compassion, but then putting aside our own needs in order to be of service to others. In the process many found themselves worn out and limping along on the last threads of whatever energy they had. We’re still recovering.
During Eclipse season, the veil between the worlds becomes thinner, and the capacity for the Soul to effect a healing catharsis is greater now than it would be at other times. Chiron, the Wounded Healer, is closely involved with this Eclipse, as is the Spiritual Warrior, Mars in Sagittarius. Mars/Chiron could expose some sort of pain or deep discomfort that needs to be healed. (Krishnamurti!  Ya think??!!!~L) The impulse is to want to do something immediately, to take some sort of action now. The key is to do so skillfully, without causing even more damage, than has already been done.
Denial, or inaction is not an option either. To repress or avoid facing these wounds that are being exposed, is to miss a very important opportunity. But there is such a thing as skill in the performance of action. And couple that with compassion, and understanding, and you might just have a formula for success. To act with anger will only wound, and further subject you to drowning. To act from a place of compassion, wanting everyone to be free from suffering, will ultimately lead to healing.” ~www.astrologybylauren.com
Highly recomended that you read her horoscope for the week if your water has been choppy.  Compassionate. Please substitute the word “Alignment” for “Healing”.  You are not sick, you are out of bounds. The riptide pulled you beyond the buoy is all.~L)
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This part is technical.  For geeks only!!
“The Moon, Sun and Minerva square the asteroid Pholus (24 Sagittarius). Pholus is associated with the nature of revelation that – once known – cannot be unknown – and so creates an irreversible effect. It speaks to the power of knowledge, and with it forms of change that it necessitates. It ripples through the cosmos, affecting us through the generational lines. According this fantastic article (on the power of Pholus and what it can bring to you – astropost.blogspot.com/2010/04/pholus-files.html ), it is also an energy that can put a stop to addictions. I read that as a call to end the compulsive, sub-conscious impulses that lead us to karmic decisions, cycles and experiences that we are ready to integrate and ultimately, no longer be governed by.

Now … the Galactic Center of the Milky Way is at 27 Sagittarius, 3 degrees away from Pholus. You´re going to find your paths, guides, mentors, gurus, teachers, astrologers, oracles, etc. to profound be way-showers at this time. Sometimes you will be lovingly brought to a new space or direction, and at other times, forcibly kicked out. You may feel drawn to or repelled from a particular path or person – and that is orient. It is all part of your initiation unto a new journey or chapter.

With this powerful energy of revelation comes change. The information you receive now may sweep you off your feet in a good way – or – make you feel like the rug you´re standing on has just been pulled away from underneath. Different people will respond differently and so there is no hard and fast rule. I would recommend grounding practices, whilst consciously choosing to remain present, open (and protected) to whatever emerges through this transit.
The healing potential of this eclipse is emphasized as the Sun sextiles, whilst the Moon trines Panacea ´the cure to all ills´ at 23 Scorpio. Those with bodies near 23-24 Aquarius (My Mars is 21~L) will experience this as a powerful Yod (Finger of Fate), bring you swiftly to karmic crossroads. Here you will choose what ideological framework you continue to situate your ideals and sense of individuality within as you navigate the depths in the search of healing, or paths of service. It is in this search that Panacea offers her remedies
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With Chiron at 22 Pisces and Atlantis (it’s an astreroid~L) at 22 Cancer (my birth degree!~L), we see the role of psychic healing, wounding, trauma and energies that connect with past-lifetimes in oceanic/underwater civilizations heightened. Larimar (the gemstone) can be an intense, but effective catalyst in working through the deeper emotions and memories these alignments evoke. Together with Panacea, Isis and the Moon, Chiron and Atlantis come together to form a potent Grand Water Trine in the skies. One that brings out a wide range of emotions, intuitive, karmic and psychic possibilities and experiences.

What also strikes me as curious is the fact that the March 2016 New Moon / Total Solar Eclipse also had Chiron conjunct the Moon, just as we now experience. The Wounded Healer asks us to look back to then, and now, to see what lessons we have learnt, and will continue to learn hereafter. There is the choice to transcend a particular cycle of pain and wounding, and another to accept it as a path of service. Neither choice is more sacred than the other and let no one bully you into thinking otherwise. Charoite is a gemstone that can help those seeking clarity on this particular question.
(1) Jupiter conjuncts the Super-Galactic Center (1 Libra)
(2) Mars (23 Sagittarius) trines Psyche (23 Leo) / Phaethon (22 Leo) and Uranus/Eris (23 Aries), creating a Grand Fire Trine at the 23rd degree of all Fire signs
(3) Saturn (10 Sagittarius) squares Neptune (10 Pisces), Eris (23 Aries) conjuncts Uranus (23 Aries), Saturn squares the North Node (11 Virgo) which opposes Neptune and the South Node (11 Pisces)
(4) Vesta (20 Cancer) squares Venus (21 Libra) and Uranus-Eris (23 Aries) I see this as a clarion call to (Pluto in) Capricorn, which gives us the opportunity to reconfigure our visions of power and the role of the feminine in the institutions that contain them.
(5) South Node (11 Pisces) trines whilst North Node (11 Virgo) sextiles Black Moon Lilith and Juno (13 Scorpio)
It is time to realize that the Dark Womb is Sacred Ground, rather than the chamber of shame, neglect, abuse and judgement.  (The both/and element?  It’s time to bring the wounded masculine hero home from the war we asked him to fight–the war against Spirit (which ironically, is the Womb).~L)
Those of you with placements near 11-13 Cancer (my Venus is 10~L) will experience this intensely as a Grand Water Trine, whereas those with placements near 11-13 (My Chiron is 13~L) Aries will experience this as a pivotal Yod (Finger of Fate).
General Gemstone Tip. Try working with Sugilite. I find it resonant with the energies of the Goddess, in her many, many forms (and states of formlessness).

Blessings and Love,

Priestess Bairavee Balasubramaniam PhD
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“We are drawn into a loss of ego and a surrender to a greater purpose. All the while the Sun in Virgo, which is the maiden with grain, represents the rich potential of the harvest, the sense of security that the world will provide what we need.

So, do we go with the high vibe of faith in a spiritual reality and a recognition of our human connection to each other, or do we turn away from spiritual inspiration and retreat into our separated ego? Do we feel the security of being a part of a greater natural abundance or do we fall into anxiety about lack and insecurity? These are the questions posed by this Lunar Eclipse.”~www.webvictoria.com

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“A Harvest Moon Eclipse takes place today…
What is special about this current Harvest Moon is that it occurs near the fall equinox… It’s the signal of balance (Libra) where the length of the day and the night are the same… It brings with it the quality of “starting over”… Or renewed sense of harmony and balance.”~www.weeklyhoroscope.com
You can go to www.Slooh.com to join and watch this live broadcast, snap and share your own photos during the event, chat with audience members and interact with the hosts, and personally control Slooh’€™s telescopes. (Remember it’s at 1:03pm so you could not see it even if it were visible in our hemisphere.  Singapore and South Africa. ~L)
 

A Word on the Method and the Madness

“To know this diagram is to know astrology, to know Ayurveda, to know both the manifest world and where it came, to know the child of Purusha and Prakriti. Ganesha.” ~Dr. Ladd

Global Humans in the Cosmic Context

The What and Why of Lunar Flow Yoga

We have to see ourselves in a new way to change our world.

 

Looking back on what was created with our Lunar Flow Yoga class has been fun for me.  I feel like I grew a lot and gained so much by your indulgence.  I am so grateful for the time you gave me to work out the ideas, asanas and practice that became our experiment.  I would like to record some  conclusions here before we head into our cycle on the eclipses.  Before I get rolling though; some simple sincere thanks–from the light in me that is just like the light in you.

Firstly, Lunar Flow Yoga was themed on Vedic lunar astrology, which meant we followed the moon through the nakshatras or Lunar Mansions.  We focused on the archetypes represented there, but the overarching theme was creating wholeness out of dualism.  So many Vedic ideas support this; yama and niyama, prana and apana, sukha and dukkha and the creation principles Purusha and Prakruti, rajas and tamas.   This principle is personified in Shiva and Shakti, the dance of creation and destruction.  In class it provided a base for building a sense of equanimity and balance through observances of the full cycle of the moon; waxing and waning.

Our Vedic Lunar Yoga experiment always sought to bring greater intimacy with self and sensitivity to the wisdom of the body as a place of contact with Nature and holism.  Many astrological phenomena occur in pairs of opposites: binary stars, zodiacal axises, negative and positive aspects of the signs and archetypes.  These are akin to pairs and polarities within the body; each chakra below the 6th owns a pair of glands–thyroid (and parathyroid), thymus, adrenals and gonads.  The shadow and ego of the psyche were explored and considered as well.

This dual constellation led us to consider and enact the whole of process to gain clearer understanding of ourselves and our cosmic situation.  We began holding the idea of reconciliation as a model when considering unity and separation, order and chaos or any single aspect, sign or archetype.  In class, contraction and expansion were two sides of a cycle of inhale and exhale, wax and wane, light and dark.  

The hope was to begin to instigate a pause, a moment before action when we recognized one aspect and searched for it’s twin opposite.  In that moment we could hold the dichotomy in unity within ourselves and see if stabilization or ordering would result.  It’s not just a mental concept–we were enacting this with the breath and the asana as well.  The whole organism engaged the training of becoming a vessel for contradiction.

Well and so, what in the world would that be good for?  Why would we WANT to stretch ourselves to encompass more?  I mean, we are already pushed way beyond what we seem to be built to withstand.  There is more change coming at us faster and faster all the time, when do we get to stop and rest?  Lunar Flow Yoga was started with just such an idea in mind.  It would be great to think that we have all of our collective poop in a group and we can just go to yoga class and cast off all the yuggies, get a tune up and go on our way, but the fact is we have to reintroduce ourselves to ourselves nearly every day.  

We have to remind ourselves of our intention to respond from the inner guide and not in react to external forces in every moment.  We have to practice, practice, practice our connection to divinity as often as possible.  Let me reiterate as the lead holder of the Lunar Flow Yoga space, IT DOES NOT MATTER WHAT THAT DIVINITY LOOKS LIKE FOR YOU, it’s welcome in the space.  Imagination and spiritual (read inner) inspiration have to be used like muscles or they atrophy.  The best way that I have found to access the inner world is to exhaust the body with breath and movement first, then try to rest.  Otherwise I’m squirrely.

Another reason why Lunar Flow Yoga evolved this way is to  demonstrate that we are in a process.  We are constantly releasing the past in order to move into a future self that is unknown to us.  Call it the conquest of dimensionality, call it evolution or just plain growth; none of us is the same person we were yesterday.  We put some things down and picked others up since then and  our capacity extended.  I like to imagine that embodying duality, embracing dichotomy and bridging the gap serves a purpose in the universe.  I pretend that one of the values of being human and vulnerable is that it propels the boundaries of the cosmos into new dimensions of complexity and evolution.  Holy moly is it a complex and vulnerable time.

Looking at the cycle of the moon is another way to envision the myths of all culture that have been passed down for millennia.  Joseph Campbell gave us the pattern of the hero’s journey: unity, separation, fall, interior examination and descent, a crisis of meaning, transformative encounter with suffering and dissolution of self.  Only after this descent does the hero penetrate into the ability to rise into a larger dimension of life, a broader point of view.  Since the moon is our closest celestial satellite and she makes this journey every 28 days I thought to short-circuit the process and accelerate it by making it so much of the internal landscape as to no longer alarm us with the G forces of the drop and rise.  (Sheepish grin–hubris, anyone?)

The promise of the Aquarian Age is deliverance from the spiritual wounding of the long night of the Piscean Era.  We are asked to heal and integrate the amputation of the spiritual evolutionary process that was not allowed by religious dogma and insisted someone had to translate for God.  God, love and the internal world of soul was appropriated.  There is no home for soul in a world that is wholly objective, where it costs money to simply exist and where nature is “red in tooth and claw”.  In this new age of Aquarius, we are told, the truest, most natural cosmic self will once again be allowed to spread it’s wings and take flight.

So many spiritual teachers advocate a process of hierarchy,  method or a “path”.  I want to say again, as I have tried to remember to say in each of our meetings, that is not what Lunar Flow Yoga is trying to achieve.  “No absolutes!” is the Lunar Flow Yoga motto.  I am not showing you the way to YOUR SPIRITUAL VISION, only you can do that.  I am using what is at hand (namely the lunar cycle, the Vedic and tropical astrological archetypes and Ashtanga vinyasa asana) to run experiments on our changing consciousness and see where it gets us.  These conclusions I draw are MY conclusions and it’s possible and even a really good idea to do the class and not think about any of this stuff.  I don’t own the class even IF I originate it.  The form that class takes is MY preference and it is important and encouraged that you modify it for YOUR needs.  

Many of us  feel so deeply that this point in time is pivotal and want to be sensitive to that.  Awareness is ratcheted up to an excruciating level right now.  The Aquarian Full Moon of 2016 is a major release valve for the mental chains of the past and  the penumbral lunar eclipse (seen or not) points to the portal this moment can be into the future self–the more evolved, refined, aware being in each of us.  I ask you to imagine looking at your past from a new point of view that allows for a shifting of previously unquestioned judgements and paradigms.  Imagine a larger truth that allows you to see what came before in a way that no longer perpetuates Piscean wounding and victimhood, but illuminates the positive side to the twin fishes archetype: true joy, authentic playfulness, empathy, telepathy, the highest form of spiritual intuition and spiritual peace.

Look, it was necessary for reasons unknown to us (yeah, that again) to uphold a materialist reality for 2000 years.  It got us where we are, for good or for ill and we are all familiar with the ills of the Piscean age.  What no one thinks too much about is the Piscean capacity for rage, just white-hot batshit-crazy anger.  When you think about a pair of swimming fishes, you seldom fear or imagine they might be sharks, but they could be.  The Aquarian is always seen as so evolved and fair, but the flip side?  Arrogance and disgust on a massive scale.  “Kill them all and let God sort it out”, kind of thinking.  I don’t think you need me to point to all the places this negative side of the archetypes is advancing in our world.  We have to do what we can  to advance peace, kindness and compassion through this window, this portal of eclipses, even if it’s only to sit down and remind ourselves where the moon is, where our hearts are and where we hope to go.    This class is my offering.  Please be welcome.  Please join me in a little time out of time.

Mind your heart

~L

 

Lunar Flow Yoga Class

Eclipse Portal Cycle

Thursday August 18 at 7pm, Saturdays August 20, 27 and September 3 at noon at DLC

 

“Hold On To Something”~Hakiru Sulu

 

Lunar Flow Yoga

Eclipse Portal Cycle

In celebration of cosmic energies never before seen in our lifetime:

“Yogic Discernment and Befriending the Unknown”

Four classes are offered and can be bought as a group for $40 or individually for $12 per class!

Thursday 18 August at 7pm

Saturday 20 August at 12 noon

Saturday 27 August at 12 noon

Saturday 3 September at 12 noon

http://www.dancinglotuscenter.com for details, location, info, purchasing and access to the Stone of Hope.

Don’t give up, please.  Don’t give up.  You’re the reason there is any light here at all.

Reply, comment or subscribe to access me directly.  I am not always right, but I am almost allways sincere.  It’s my superpower.  Please join us as we celebrate our uniqueness together.

This could be just what happens!

Mind your Heart,

~L