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The mind is a great servant, but a terrible master.

New Moon in Sagittarius - Higher Mind Expansion

After an intense few weeks of a very edgy Mercury retrograde, now we are in the post shadow period, still integrating all the learning the retrograde brought us. Tonight’s new moon in Sagittarius is a welcome shift from the watery Scorpio intensity to the fiery expansiveness of Sagittarius. In order to understand the planetary influence under this new moon, we first need to understand the domains of Mercury, Moon and Sagittarius. Mercury rules the mind, and our intellect (amongst other things), while the ruler of Jupiter, Sagittarius is the ruler of the higher mind. This is the aspect of our mind that is closer to our Soul, our higher consciousness.

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Photo by Lubaina - Sunrise at Titicaca Lake

New Moon in Scorpio & Mercury Retrograde ~ Kālī Shakti and Diwali

What can I say about this new moon in the first decan of Scorpio? What can one say about the kind of energy that unrelenting and ruthless in its desire for truth?

I will describe the energy surrounding this new moon with a story.
Recently, during my travels to the amazing sacred valley in Peru, I started feeling and invoking the goddess Kālī in my Yoga practice. I didn’t go looking for her…she found me. Through my asana practice and mantras, she hunted me down and looked me straight in the eye. The archetype of the divine mother Shakti in the form of Kali is relentless. She is the goddess of death and destruction.Her most well known origin story is that when Durga was in a battle with these demons, she got so angry that through her anger Kālī was manifested into the world out of her third eye.

Eclipses and retrogrades
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The Stars are talking — July, the month of Eclipse Season and Retrograde Planets

In the last couple of days I have received some frantic messages from friends and clients alike who have said ‘I read online that this solar eclipse is going to be intense and then next week we have five planets going retrograde, what is your advice on how to handle this??’
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© Photo by Josh Rangel on Unsplash

March Madness - Mercury Retrograde, New Moon in Pisces and Uranus in Taurus

The first two months of 2019 were a doozy. We had a solar eclipse, two super moons, and a lunar eclipse to start the year off. Now as we go into March, we experience the flavor of retrograde energy for the first time this year through our favorite retrograde planet — Mercury!
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