Virgo season is here! Autumn is starting to show – leaves are falling off trees, holidays are over, earlier nights… We start to organise ourselves and prepare for the transition to winter.
There are many astrological aspects this week but, following the Virgo spirit, I’m going to keep this organised and simple:
We just had a new Moon in Virgo, so the Moon is waxing now, gaining light and growing. Perfect timing to start new things, gain clarity and make the most of the energy increase.
We have a triple conjunction in Virgo: the Sun (conscience, presence), Mars (action) and Mercury (mind).
Virgo is the sign of the body.
This is the week to embody, be present, show up – experience life with your 5 senses. Get out of the mind – test-drive your dreams, learn by direct experience what works and what doesn’t; go out there and talk to people, minimise online interaction and put in the effort to show up.
Summer apologises for her recent behaviour. Due to super wet weather tonight’s class is cancelled. Hopefully Saturday will stay dry and Wild Yoga will be back on – register your interest with me for this session – if numbers are high enough we may be able to run it inside.
I apologise for my lack of e-mails of late… I am cooking a little project which will be announced very soon and between that, some of you going on holidays and the weather being too wild for our Wild Yoga, I may have missed a couple of newsletters…
We are coming up to a full moon in Aquarius tomorrow at 1.29pm, but those a bit sensitive may have been feeling its energy during the last few days while in its waxing period. The veil seems somehow thinner and dreams, synchronicities, sudden insights popping without warning (with Uranus, Aquarius ruler still retrograde) – confusion between our inner and outer ‘knowings’. How do we discern which one is right? This is a time to trust your instincts as you are picking up info from different realms which may make no sense when you try to rationalise.
The Jewish tradition celebrates Tu B’av tomorrow, a celebration of love – which is the equivalent of Valentine’s day in Western tradition. A great day to open our hearts with the Sun in Leo and this massive full moon. Jupiter started going direct and with Leo firing us up we may start feeling that push towards fulfilling our purpose, being creative, sharing our gifts with the world and being authentic in ourselves. A chance to hit that re-start button and break long-term patterns in relationships and creative endeavours.The planets and stars are on your side!
Whatever you end up doing tomorrow, make sure it comes from the heart 🖤
We had a blast on our Summer Solstice Yoga and Sound Bath last Saturday, celebrating this beautiful time of the year where the light is at its highest point. Do not worry if you missed this, we will keep you posted for our next one, the Autumn Equinox! But who wants to start thinking about the autumn when the summer is here! (is it?).
This week’s yoga
Wednesday, 7-8.15pm – Open Level @ Upper Hocking Hall, WPCA
Thursday, 10-11.15am – Open Level @ Goldendoor studio
Saturday, 11am-12.15pm – Wild Yoga at Whittington Park
Get in touch to book your mat.
Hello it’s eclipse season! Lets get ready! We have a total solar eclipse on July 2nd followed by a partial lunar eclipse on July 16-17th…
What does this all mean?
A total solar eclipse happens when the Moon comes between the Sun and the Earth at the right angle and alignment to cover the whole of the Sun’s surface. In this particular eclipse the Sun is on Cancer. Cancer is the sign of the home, where we feel secure and grounded be it our physical home or the ways we have identified with creating a home. An eclipse brings changes to those affected so this may mean a literal change of home or a change of our meaning of home, changing our approach to creating a home, a different way of feeling that security… A Solar eclipse is usually linked to new beginnings.
A lunar eclipse happens when the Earth comes in between the Sun and the Moon. in this case we have a partial lunar eclipse in Capricorn. A Solar eclipse always comes followed by a lunar eclipse – note that Capricorn is the sign right opposite Cancer, as the Sun and the Moon are in opposition (the Sun is still in Cancer). Capricorn is the sign of family and career, so to those affected there may be changes in these areas of life. Lunar eclipses are usually linked to releasing and letting go.
Here’s last week’s mantra from Kaypacha:
Sometimes I simply need to withdraw, From the madness going on, To create, protect, and hold the space, Of my peaceful, loving home.
Introspection and finding answers inside, best to use this time to prepare for the eclipse season and smoothly welcome any coming changes. You can watch the whole report here
The moon just went through her first quarter phase into waxing gibbous and will keep swelling up as we advance through the week, culminating in a super powerful full moon in Scorpio on Saturday.
A little bit of lunar wisdom:
You might have heard this is also a blue moon. ‘Another blue moon? Didn’t it happen last month? How is this possible?’ I hear you say. A blue moon is essentially an extra full moon in a year, when there are 13 instead of 12. Now, which one is the actual blue moon then? The original definition of the blue moon is the seasonal one and it traces back to the August 1937 issue of the Maine Farmer’s Almanac, where it explains that “the moon usually comes full 12 times in a year, three times for each season. Occasionally, however, there will come a year when there are 13 full moons during a year, not the usual 12. And that extra full moon also meant that one of the four seasons would contain four full moons instead of the usual three.”
The almanac followed certain rules for what to call each moon. For example, the last full moon of winter had to fall during Lent; it was called the Lenten Moon. The first full moon of spring was called the Egg Moon — or Easter Moon, or Paschal Moon — and had to fall within the week before Easter. There was also the Moon Before Yule and the Moon After Yule. So when a particular season had four moons, the third was dubbed a Blue Moon, so that the other full moons could occur at the proper times relative to the solstices and equinoxes.
Somehow this definition got misinterpreted along the way circa 1946 and this adoption of the definition of a “bluemoon” as the second full moon in a month followed its use on the popular radio program StarDate on January 31, 1980.
I will be holding a full moon meditation and ritual this Friday 17th at the Whittington Cafe, 9-10pm
Recommended donation is £6 – please book with me in advance as places are limited
This week’s yoga:
Classes are running as usual this week:
Wednesday 7.00pm – 8.15pm – Candle lit yoga flow Open Level yoga: For those wanting a mid-week tune up. This is a fairy light, candle lit class that will send you to dream land feeling completely relaxed and replenished to continue the week at your best! Suitable for all levels.
Saturday 11am – 12:15pm – Uplifting yoga flow Open Level yoga: Start the weekend with this energising class, balancing the energies after the working week so you feel brand new to enjoy a well deserved break! Suitable for all levels.
Please get in touch to book your mat for any of the sessions.
This week starts with a Grand Trine on the Earth element as the Sun is in taurus, Pluto retrogrades in Capricorn and the Moon is in Virgo. This may bring that power, focus and determination needed to finally make that change in an old pattern system which no longer serves us. As human beings we want to belong, but now is the time to find out who we really are. There’ll be hurdles and tests along the way. The question to ask in these moments is: ‘Do I want authenticity or belonging?‘ Your soul knows the answer! This Trine will support us with the energy to go forward and get through these changes so we come through to the other side the most honest and true we’ve ever been. Remember that ‘there is no change without discomfort’. This is only temporary, but necessary for us to evolve. The full moon in Scorpio towards the end of the week will be emotionally deep… It’s an all or nothing moon, yes or no, there is no space for half ways… This is a great time to deal with stopping addictions and fully supports the Grand Trine at the beginning of the week. Don’t think about it and dive in!
For those of you wanting to watch Kaypacha’s pele report you can do so here