Published May 10th, 2013 by

Tomorrow is the first of a series of experiential workshops using the astrological natal chart as tool for self-inquiry and self-development.  It’s been quite a ride for me personally, as I have chosen to follow the stars for most of my life.

These days Uranus is conjunct my mid-heaven and moving in towards a conjunction with the  NN.  Neptune is conjunct SN natally. Obviously, things are changing.  Unknown territory looms ahead for me.  Thanks to the stars,  Pluto is finally past my moon.  Om shanti.

The outer planets, along with all things lunar, have captured my attention for decades.  As a working astrologer who reads charts for individuals, I am also particularly interested in Time, time-measurement, time-management, time-keeping, and what I call Time-Scaping, which is what happens once we have mastered our personal relationship with time and create a life-rhythm which is sustainable.  The cycles of the planets along with the orbit of the moon provide the raw data that is needed.

Anyway, I digress.  Tomorrow’s workshop will tackle the idea that the Lunar Nodes represent our Soul’s Purpose in this incarnation. We’ll look at the nodes in our respective natal charts and discuss it.  Then we’ll take our new found information and practice being our ‘true selves’ using various yogic techniques.

I’ve been doing this work for a lifetime already, and I still get excited when I see the look of “enlightenment” come over someone’s face.  That sudden expression brought on by the combination of insight, understanding, and joy is unmistakeable.

If you’re in or aound Asbury Park, NJ, find us!  The door is round and open  (rumi)

Published March 6th, 2013 by

and there’s a storm brewing named Saturn.  It can’t get any more metaphorical, can it?  Today, at 2:15pm est, (about to become edt) the moon conjoins pluto.  It’ll be an intense moment for some, so intense that it has the potential to transform you.  Indelibly.

more later.  may all beings be safe.

om shanti, shanti, shantihi

Published February 22nd, 2013 by

mask_ii.jpgNamaste, Everyone.

I’m facilitating another Yoga Nidra tomorrow morning.  First one of the year.  Can’t believe it’s 2013 and we’re all still here!!  Just kidding.

The astrological aspects are so supporting for this kind of yoga practice right now.  The possibilities are limitless.  The little stellium of Sun Neptune, Chiron and Venus re-affirms a drive towards spiritual healing.

Published May 31st, 2011 by

On June 1 there’s another Solar Eclipse.  It’s occurring in the twelfth degree of Gemini.  According to Dane Rudyhar, writing in: An Astrological Mandala, this degree’s keynote phrase is “Liberation from the ghosts of the past.”   In the commentary he challenges us to create, “virgin minds, for virgin fields”.  This seems like a  clear call to continue our mindfulness and meditation practices.  How else will you be able to recognize a virgin moment, in a virgin mind?

Solar Eclipses mark  major, important, new beginnings, which inherently implies a major ending as well…certainly in the balsamic time preceding the eclipse.   Regardless, it generally affects a majority of us, all the time, especially those who live connected to the moon.

Would you like to have a “virgin mind, in a virgin field”, right now?  What if everyone you met after Tuesday, becomes an opportunity for a new beginning untainted by the past, both recent and otherwise? What an opportunity for those who practice loving-kindness………..

Tuesday:   Yoga for The Eclipse:     Bring something from your home altar.  Do your practice.  Journal.  Share your experience. Chant Om.  A few times.  Enjoy yourself.  Find your sangha.