Autumn in Robin's Zodiac Zone: September 22nd to 29th, 2016
**New Moon Yoga with Gallery Style Readings
Saturday, October 1st at Freeport Yoga Company in Freeport 1:00-3:30 pm
Sign up in advance at FYC site or either studio (Freeport or Yarmouth)
**Full Moon Yoga for the Warrior Moon with Live Drumming and Gong by Todd Glacy
Saturday, October 15th at Greener Postures in South Portland 1:30-3:30 pm
Experience your yoga in a new way or for the first time. Beginners are welcome! Questions? firstname.lastname@example.org
The Moon is waning, and harmonious New Moon in Libra is September 30th 8:11 pm EDT.
Thursday: Autumnal Equinox (Sun to Libra) at 10:21 am EDT. Balance of dark and light. Daylight will wane from now to Winter Solstice in late December. Mercury stations direct and squares Gemini Moon. Moon opposes Mars. Debates and sorting out. Keep flexibility in your mind, agreements and arrangements. Changeable day. Lavender is today's color.
Friday: Cancer Moon 4:33 am EDT (half hour void Moon precedes this). Venus to Scorpio, where she's passionate, possessive and strong willed, 10:51 pm EDT. Mercury trine Pluto. Face realities. be sensible. Act from the heart. Emotions are stirred and moods change quickly. Light blue.
Saturday: Cancer Moon opposes Pluto, square Uranus, sextile Mercury direct. Void Moon at 9:42 pm EDT. Work through problems, look for answers both inside and from wise advisors. Sentimental time. Black is our color.
Sunday: Leo Moon 9:48 a EDT. Moon square Venus. Passion. Pride could get in the way of progress. Moon sextile the Sun and Jupiter in Libra. Social time, good for meeting new people and mingling. Purple is today's color.
Monday: Leo Moon. Have some fun. Build socializing and creative methods into meetings, business, and learning. Pluto direct in Capricorn 11:01 am EDT. Sun conjunct Jupiter in Libra for justice and optimism. Promising developments and news. Gold is today's color.
Tuesday: Mars moves to Capricorn 4:07 am EDT, leading us to a more productive, motivated period of time. Void Moon in Leo 4:52 am EDT to 5:43 pm. Save shopping for tonight or tomorrow. Hang out with friends, enjoy free time, Virgo Moon 5:43 pm trine Mars in Capricorn at 6:27 pm for a productive study or work night. Navy blue.
Wednesday: Virgo Moon with a variety of aspects. Reorganize, be practical. Recycle or repurpose. Clear out useless items and clean the house. Let go of preconceived ideas. Brown is our color.
Horoscopes: Rise above and move beyond any maladies or chaos related to Mercury retro and September eclipses. Autumn arrives Thursday, and Mercury stations direct in Virgo. Clear up confusion and channel your most organized, together self.
Aries: Mercury pauses before moving forward, giving you a chance to breathe, consider, and clarify. Prep for a decision about communication, routine and functionality. Mercury aligns with Pluto, reintroducing you to an aptitude or aspiration you’ve yet to fulfill. Define where you want to be and on what terms.
Taurus: Planet Venus slides into Scorpio where she plays with your heart, either tugging you closer to a partner or revealing feelings you’ve kept hidden and unexpressed. Mercury instigates crushes, on people or other loves. Questions of loyalty, love and the long term come to the forefront. Secrets, temptations and passion dominate this week.
Gemini: The Sun/ Jupiter meeting on Monday brings you good luck. From harmonious Libra, these two hopeful and expansive heavenly bodies favor love, creative projects and your kids. Use this week to resolve, initiate, and celebrate, especially in the areas mentioned. Get together around a shared vision, with a compatible partner, before September ends.
Cancer: Positive developments involve family members, home or both. The Sun and Jupiter in Libra burst with good news related to a home improvements or a move. Optimistic news or communication comes from brothers, sisters, and other immediate family. Venus moves to Scorpio this Friday, and it’s time to find out or immerse in what it means to truly love.
Leo: Relationships with sisters and brothers become more relevant as the Sun and Jupiter meet. Are you due to reunite with biological family? Shared experiences bond you together in a new way. Travels, motivated by either family or work, are favored. Trust that things will fall together easily and magically as the Sun and the big planet join forces on your behalf.
Virgo: Mercury sits for a moment before continuing the Virgo journey. You too can pause and enjoy a slice of autumn. The world awaits an answer, the conclusion you’re drawing through research and soul search, but all will be well for a few days or a week. Monday offers nice timing for job and money matters. Give relationship questions all the time you need.
Libra: Venus puts you in a better position for a new or second job and for balancing financial matters. If you’re in partnership, you two may decide to spend or invest some money for pleasure. Start an account for a specific reason, like travel or a wedding. The Sun and Jupiter shine brightest on you on the luckiest Monday ever, September 26th.
Scorpio: By nature, you’re private and protect your feelings and own best interests. However, the Sun and Jupiter provoke your inner optimist. Good things are genuinely brewing while Venus visits your sign for a month, helping you attract a date, future employer, or more harmony with people in your life. This weekend, enjoy a road trip or event with good friends.
Sagittarius: The duo of Mars and Saturn has undoubtedly instigated you and challenged your inner peace. You need ample time to recharge as some transitions occur. Send Mars off to Capricorn next Tuesday, and with that shift an adversary or problem moves further from your zone. Mercury direct smooths out career situations after a chaotic or unproductive time.
Capricorn: Jupiter is dedicated to improving your career life in the next several months. On Monday, the Sun adds power and energy to the same cause. It’s an ideal time to interview for or accept a position that makes you happier. If you’re going abroad or in school, plans and schedules smooth out too. The transformation and adaptation is becoming complete.
Aquarius: Renew your passport and check frequent flyer miles. Distant clients, conferences or audiences call you away.. In the name of art, business, education or service to others, be ready to go. The Sun and Mercury combine for answers to your questions about financing or health. Most of all, make sure information resonates with your sixth sense before you act.
Pisces: Looking ahead, one final eclipse will rock your world near birthday time. Just fyi. In the now, you and your partner share news or make an enlightened decision. You’re more clear about your heart’s desire. A declaration of love, loyalty or intention shouldn’t come as a surprise. This Jupiter year expands your intuition. Start to trust yourself even more.
Yoga Nidra Meditation with Invitation to a Spirit Guide or Animal Totem September 25th at Scarborough Yoga. Preregistration required in the studio or on Eventbrite.com
New Moon Yoga with Gallery Style Astrology Readings at Freeport Yoga on Saturday, Oct. 1st.
Preregister at the studio or at the workshops link on FYC site
September 15th to 21st, 2016
Two more free RoZoYo® yoga flows on Congress Square Park Portland! BYO Yoga mat. Mondays 4 to 5 pm for the rest of September. Thanks for a fun season of outdoor yoga
Full Moon Yoga for the Warrior Moon at Greener Postures South Portland on Saturday, October 15th 12:30-2:30 pm. Live drumming and gong with Todd Glacy providing the soundscape. This will be a one of a kind practice with yoga mythology, astrology and sound in a personal exploration of the Virabhadrasana poses and the warrior within. Sign up at either GP studio or online here.
Okay, it's eclipse time! Here goes!
Thursday the 15th: Pisces Moon nearly full. Moon and Neptune meet. Moon squares Saturn. Can you maintain focus on what's real and not run away or deny? That is today's challenge. Channel stress or emotion into music and art. Express yourself without insensitivity to others. Light Blue.
Friday the 16th: Lunar eclipse in Pisces 3:05 pm EDT. This is the 2nd to last of the Virgo/Pisces series. The next is in 6 months. Changes. Clear communication is needed but may be hard to facilitate. Transformations and growing pains. This change or this news may not be easy. Adaptations are required. Ease in. Do not be overpowered. Ground in routines. It's an emotional one for sure. Breathe well through the next few days as eclipse events continue to unfold. The upside to this; a creative peak. Silver is our color. (Void of course Moon starts at 3:05. Try not to plan too much or expect too much after that time)
Saturday the 17th: Moon to Aries 12:22 am EDT. Mars trine Uranus. Quite a wild day. Use caution. Enjoy adventures while keeping your head up and eyes open. Take no unnecessary risks, and be careful around fire and heat. Some will be energized. It's an extreme day on either end of the spectrum. Orange is our color.
Sunday the 18th: Aries Moon meets Uranus, Venus opposes Uranus and the Moon. Focus on relationships, fairness, and responsibilities to each other. Everything might seem like a bit too much right now. Avoid pointless arguments or topics you know will antagonize. Void Moon starts at 4:11 pm. Pink for harmony today.
Monday the 19th: Taurus Moon begins at 12:58 am EDT. Venus and Mars align which may help relationship strain. Fairness to each other is of the utmost importance, especially through changes and separations. Philosophies of relationship pop into our brains and conversations today. Is your role or your intention about partnership of any kind changing right now? Put intention behind your actions. Build things and follow the plan. Brown is today's color.
Tuesday the 20th: Taurus Moon in harmony with the Sun in Virgo, Mercury and Pluto. Mercury retro aligns with Pluto in Capricorn. Revisiting, sentiment, inner focus. Ideas. Deal with practical things and pay attention to "random" thoughts that may lead to problem solving or creating something. Re-create with more information or awareness. Blue is today's color. Void Moon 11:32 pm EDT.
Wednesday the 21st: Last full day of summer season. Gemini Moon 1:53 am EDT. Let go of outdated ways of thinking or old grudges you can be finished with. Move on in your mind even if you're waiting 'til Mercury's direct to depart or finalize something. Allow the mind to wander, creatively and in a relaxed not frantic way. Negotiations and meetings of a serious nature may be difficult yet necessary. Brainstorm today. Finalize in the future. Yellow is our color.
Like a book or film with a surprise ending, this week’s lunar eclipse delivers unanticipated twists. Final breakups, resignations and other once-and-for-all type news trigger emotional peaks. As Mercury retro opposes the Full Moon, make every effort to avoid misquoting or misinterpreting this week.
Aries: Temporary confusion or mental angst provokes anxiety, overexcitement or lack of sleep. Keep major decisions to a minimum since information can change in the blink of an eye while Mercury is retrograde. Take care of emotional drain with good boundaries and self care. Be tactful and wise as you prepare to break free.
Taurus: During this lunar eclipse of friendship, some move closer, others go. You may create distance or boundaries with one or two due to money issues, infidelity or another breach of trust. On the plus side, a bud, mentor or associate could give you a great lead or introduction that changes everything in the best possible way.
Gemini: Eclipses fuel changes around both your home and professional life. This extends to shifting your goals and rethinking priorities. As a boss or colleagues departs, you move around with different roles and responsibilities. Give a bit of time before deciding it your situations are suitable. Meanwhile, Venus instigates flirtations and fun.
Cancer: Career, education, travel and home are all under the influence of late summer eclipses. You’re once removed from many of the biggest changes the season brings. For example, Pisces or Virgo friends or significant others influence your present experience. Exciting or eventful travels or relocation are likely for you or for a family member as a storyline concludes.
Leo: You’re most likely to land the major contract or receive news of property or other legal settlement. Mercury direct, after the 22nd, is a better time to sign and finalize if you can buy yourself some time. Check your invoices and account statements for any kind of imbalance or privacy issue. Finally, prepare for some wild fun and, potentially, a spontaneous trip.
Virgo: Events circling around your lover, spouse or close associate shift the energy around you. You could be feeling moody, uncertain or excited, whether news is positive or negative, Exhaustion may accompany September’s duo of eclipses. Transitions push the extremes of breaking up or deepening commitment and other indelible, personal change.
Libra: Different things occupy your time. A heavier schedule means extra affort to stay healthy and balanced. Too little to do might make you depressed. The eclipses bring extremes to be reconciled. Jupiter just started a year long tour, hitting every degree of your sign, in the name of positive change. Lighten up, flirt and divert during a final Venus/Libra week.
Scorpio: A Pisces eclipse centers on love, creativity and kids. Stay focused and close to whom and what is dearest to your heart. Offspring, young or older, require extra support or attention through changes. Scorpio love lives turn in one direction or the other. Use your instincts more than control, and follow a natural course and creative flow this week.
Sagittarius: Friday’s eclipse signals transitions including moving, settling a property issue, and other potent changes in your household. Stay close to residence and connected to family matters this week. Mars and Uranus join forces in spontaneous, unexpected ways, so this week and next are anything but routine.
Capricorn: Shine brighter, step into an honorable position, and be recognized for your talents in the coming months. A whole year of Jupiter’s influence forwards your career and leads you to new roles. This eclipse leads you to new surroundings, city, wilderness or classroom. You’re going places you could not have considered last year.
Aquarius: This Full Moon eclipse initiates change in your earning power and related collaborations. Negotiate fair compensation. An associate’s status change impacts your working conditions, and Mercury retro leads to communication issues for another week. Attend to creative licensing, trademarks, and how your intellectual property is credited or shared.
Pisces: This Full Moon eclipse continues a two year series in Pisces and polar opposite, Virgo. It’s normal to feel a bit rattled or unsure about career, your significant relationship, and how to move forward. The universe is taking care of it though. There are fewer debatable decisions and more that become obvious when you least expect it. Take the path that’s clear.
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Happy beginning of Autumn on Thursday the 22nd!
September 8th to 14th, 2016
Right now we're between two eclipses with Mercury retro in Virgo. It's an unusual combination, so do what you can to maintain or restore your balance...frequently!
Thursday the 8th: Purple is today's color. Sagittarius Moon meets Saturn, aligns with Venus in Libra and squares Neptune. People will appreciate being taken seriously. Try not to be dismissive. Pick and choose what you trust and believe. Team up with a partner for travels or other adventures.
Friday the 9th: Jupiter moves to Libra after a stay that began in August of 2015. Jupiter in Libra focus is harmony and justice now into autumn of 2017. Libra, consider this a year for opportunities and a growth spurt in knowledge and experience. Jupiter looks out for the best where partnerships are concerned and provides a healing force where there's relationship challenge. 2nd quarter Moon is in Sagittarius, and the Moon is void of course as of 8:51 pm EDT. The Moon and Mars energize, but may also increase bold or harsh attitudes and actions. Avoid tactless or temperamental people. Red is today's color.
Saturday the 10th: Moon to Capricorn at 8:55 am EDT. Saturn squares Neptune highlights realities and escapist tendencies. Break things down into small tasks or pieces you can understand. Try not to bail out on what's important or skip out on responsibilities. Black is today's color.
Sunday the 11th: Capricorn Moon meets Pluto. Green is today's color. Venus in Libra is square to both the Moon and Pluto in Capricorn. Justice is called for. Be fair as you divide responsibilities and better manage a workplace or household. Notice what's subconsciously communicated and other undercurrents that inform more than what you can see or hear.
Monday the 12th: Void of course Moon 6 am EDT to 5:28 pm. Mercury square Mars. Sun conjunct Mercury. This is a very uncertain day especially for having accurate information imparted, conversations that require clarity, purchases, building and constructing, or mediations. Today is about reconnecting and announcing overdue news. Gold is the color of the day.
Tuesday the 13th: Aquarius Moon, Sun square Mars in Virgo/Sagittarius. Use some restraint and a very thoughtful approach to decisions. Think forward while learning from the past. Commit to a course of action though you might revise the plan later since Mercury is retrograde. Be logical. Today's color is turquoise.
Wednesday the 14th: Void of course Moon 11:31 am to 10:23 pm EDT. Morning ( or before 11:31 am adjusted to your time zone) is best for focus and reliability. Great day for an afternoon off or for routine work. Also mix business and tasks with socializing and fun. Some things will happen or be initiated quickly. Think before you act or respond. Pisces Moon time starts at 10:23 pm EDT.Today's color is light green.
Horoscopes: We’re at the peak of Mercury retrograde in Virgo, a time for revision and reconnection with long lost friends.
Aries: The revolving world of Mercury retrograde brings a project or idea back to life. Take a different approach this time. Jupiter starts an optimistic relationship year. Your perspective on love and commitment is due to shift. Open your mind to the relevance or return of people and things from your past.
Taurus: Reconnect with friends, hobbies and projects you’re passionate to pursue. Get back to things you love during Mercury retrograde. Slow down and take breaks from the action. Jupiter prompts love to blossom and travels to be fun. You’ll thrive in a highly creative learning environment and will procrastinate or neglect boring tasks.
Gemini: Return to places you’ve called home, where you feel at ease. There’s a chance you’ll be helping out or visiting family. Jupiter’s Libra year is lucky. Begin by open your mind and letting go of negative perceptions and limitations. Love is not only possible, but may feel better than ever between now and next autumn.
Cancer: Home and family take higher priority for a full year.You’ll improve or move your living quarters or do more business from home. Welcome additions to the family including a baby or a relative who needs to stay with you for a while. Brainstorm ways to make your home bigger, safer, or more vibrant in the months ahead.
Leo: The Sun and Mercury lead to a bonus that’s been in the works for you. A gift or bump in salary are two possibilities. Look into trainings, conferences and fields to major in. You’re set to succeed as teacher, presenter or student in the months ahead. Leo’s audience or client base expands exponentially too. “Pass Go” and collect hundreds or the equivalent in value this week.
Virgo: The Sun and Mercury retrograde lead you to revisit what’s positive. The Sun always has an optimistic slant, and this time friends, plans and projects come back to brighten your world. Decide what’s worth reviving. Take a second look and see promise now in something you gave up or lost track of. Also, consider better job prospects from this week forward.
Libra: Jupiter moves to Libra on September 9th, giving you 13 months of extra luck and love. Pursue the areas you want to grow into while the big planet is on your side. Some Libras will fall in love, others will have their first baby. Some of you will excel in school or a new profession. The Sun and Mercury spark brilliant ideas and give new life to a dream this week.
Scorpio: You’re most likely in the zodiac to connect with an old friend or revive a romantic relationship. While Mercury is retro, you may just dive in though it’s best to make no promises. This lover or friends seems to read your mind, finish your sentences, and answer questions before you ask. Reach out to the person this reminds you most of.
Sagittarius: Reconsider that job offer you keep refusing or lead you never follow up on. Mercury and the Sun have one last blast in your career sector, and it’s time to move on or renegotiate. Look for ease and enthusiasm in a new situation. Ace the tryout for a lead role on stage or playing field as well.
Capricorn: Mercury retrograde and the Sun bring on a major life change, perhaps one that’s overdue. During this eclipse month, you’re gently pushed to finalize the details and make a move. Travel abroad or across country for a temporary or long term stay. Immerse fully in school or training. Your options increase now and for months ahead.
Aquarius: A project, property or legal agreement involving another person or group just might settle while Mercury is retrograde. Get clear on the terms and finances involved. The Sun and Mercury favor prosperous, promising outcomes, with room to adjust for growth later on. Your Jupiter in Libra year brings travels and opportunities to learn or teach in your field of expertise.
Pisces: September eclipses influence you strongly. Cruise through changes with a calm mind, and keep your plans private until it’s truly time to share. A sensible, yet heartfelt, discussion helps you clarity the direction of a personal or business relationship. Take your time since there’s a Pisces eclipse just ahead, and by the end of the month you’ll take the definitive step..
September 1st to 7th, 2016
September starts with a solar eclipse/New Moon in Virgo at 5:03 am EDT. The Sabian Symbol for this degree of Virgo is two faces peeking out of the shadows. The eclipse is solar, indicating beginnings, and this one is about seeing beyond any cloudiness or dark, to what's illuminated and bright. Prospects become more clear, though Mercury is retrograde until the 22nd so it may be wise to let decisions unfold rather than jump impulsively into the unknown. Neptune, Saturn and Mars challenge the Sun and Moon at eclipse time, and this could cloud judgment and appear as limitations or opponents. However, some of this will disappear. Choose your battles or choose not to fight the flow or the adversary, and wait situations out. If you must act quickly, expect terms and responsibilities to change in the fall. Sometimes things turn out even better than you hoped or planned!
Huge transitions mark September, and that's how we'll remember this month. Here's where we're at during this third phase of summer:
Solar Eclipse/New Moon in Virgo
Moon waxing toward Full/Lunar Eclipse in Pisces on September 16th
Mercury retrograde in Virgo
Venus in Libra, Mars & Saturn in Sagittarius, Jupiter finishing 13 months in Virgo on September 9th
Neptune in Pisces, Uranus in Aries, Pluto in Capricorn (they stay in one sign for many years)
Move gracefully through all these shifts by developing patience and choosing calm responses. If you do, everything around you will respond. Environmental drama does not have to steal your happiness or peace.
Cheers & Happy Labor day weekend! Robin
Thursday: Solar Eclipse in Virgo, Sun square Saturn. Find flexible or experimental approaches. Try to avoid permanent agreements, promises or forcing decisions. Change happens naturally and inevitably. Make peace with that. The boys and men in our lives, fathers and grandfathers, Leos, Pisces and Virgo are most influenced by the eclipse. Sagittarius is challenged. Pisces must remain grounded and realistic. Capricorn discovers and explores. White is today's color.
Friday: Mercury conjunct Jupiter & the Moon conjunct both planets, in Virgo, Sun opposes Neptune. Be realistic and authentic. Make plans and agreements on flexible terms or temporary timelines. Important and overdue discussions. Interesting developments and eclipse type news. Void Moon 6:13 to 8:55 pm EDT then Moon in Libra. Lavender.
Saturday: Moon conjunct Venus in Libra. Partnership, seeking agreement and harmony. Mediate, negotiate, dance, make music, remain undecided if it feels right. Social day for parties and friendship. Pink.
Sunday: Libra Moon opposes Uranus, squares Pluto and void at 8:30 pm. Shop for simple things. Save receipts and avoid the major or electronic purchases. Socialize, mix pleasure and work. Collaborate. Avoid drama and impulsive action. Void of course Moon overnight. Be safe. White.
Monday: Void Moon until 8:38 am EDT. Scorpio Moon with no aspects. Retreat to your sanctuary or a beloved place. Focus your attention fully. Lose the tendency toward scattered mind and energy. Experience spirituality in any manner. Maroon.
Tuesday: Scorpio Moon aligns with Neptune, Pluto and the Sun. Silver linings. Seeing past shadows or romantic ideals. Attention to business. No BS allowed! Creative approaches. Indigo.
Wednesday: Sun trine Pluto, Venus sextile Saturn, Moon from Scorpio to Sagittarius, void of course 8:43 to 9:20 pm EDT. Balance freedom and responsibilities. Fulfill obligations. Look for harmonious agreements. Be practical and fair. Turquoise.
Aries: Between last September and now there’s been growing impetus to change day to day life, achieve optimum health, and remove some overriding stress. Thursday’s eclipse can force changes you put off or couldn’t quite manage. Address your biggest concerns in the most practical manner. This is a chance to re-imagine routine.
Taurus: Friends and acquaintances from the past pop back into view while Mercury is retrograde. Look for interesting reconnections while traveling, returning to school or attending a conference or event. You’re likely to see someone in an entirely different way. Be willing to change your opinion as a shadow or illusion is removed this week.
Gemini: The push pull of Mercury retrograde and a solar eclipse could drive you a little crazy as September begins. The living arrangement might not be what you expected or there’s a significant issue to be dealt with at home. The good news is Jupiter hangs out and supports best outcomes at your place and with cohabitation and family for one more week.
Cancer: Changes in your thinking impact business prospects and school plans. Mercury retrograde might have you in reverse, rethinking a previously done deal. Allow for alterations rather than stay fixed on what no longer makes sense. Change your major, literal or otherwise. Retract a statement if necessary. Make way for what’s happening now, as opportunity presents.
Leo: Mercury retro and the solar eclipse instigate changes and refocusing around how you earn and spend. You could find yourself with more money or a primo opportunity as Mercury meets with generous Jupiter. Saturn and Mars put pressure on business friendships while. Neptune also has a strange influence on shared money or resources. Trust your gut over other advice.
Virgo: Change happens fast. Solar eclipse is a blurry mix of wonderful and out of whack. It’s a time of re-imagining and learning as you go. A forceful opinion or chorus of advisors, especially family members, could exacerbate what’s already stressful. This adjustment requires inner wisdom, perspective and possibly a bit of distance from the ones you love.
Libra: A mental health day won’t set you back. Rejuvenate and restore your energy by stepping back a bit for perspective. Be more realistic about how much can be accomplished and how much to take on. Venus favors loosely scheduled time for art, music, journaling, and creative pursuits. Without making too drastic a change, head to the salon or spa for some pampering.
Scorpio: The Mercury retro and Virgo eclipse combine to reactivate your relationship with a friend, lover, or supportive colleague. Consider this a new beginning, free of preconceived ideas and judgments. You’ll interact differently this time. Keep money transactions separate from your friendship though. In general, money and work require a conservative approach right now.
Sagittarius: Jupiter exerts one final influence over your career or leadership role. Any resistance or reservations about change will be replaced by a need for action as the eclipse blows through. Mars and Saturn intensify your responses so be mindful and go easy. Compassion for others makes you a more effective leader or team player. Move gracefully through this shift.
Capricorn: The universe has been working to expand your mind, open you to new experiences, and change your view of the world. Thursday’s eclipse pushes you to the next level of understanding. A new program of study opens some Capricorn eyes, and others of you will be students of life. Challenge your previous beliefs and grow into confidence and self esteem.
Aquarius: Mercury retro and the eclipse events prompt you to review any partnership agreement, the terms of shared property and custody, accounts or loans. Mars and Saturn say it’s not the best time to mix friendship or romance with business. If you do. it’s likely you’ll rearrange and revise for better balance and the maximum return.
Pisces: You, my Pisces friend, are in the center of the whirlpool, the vortex of the eclipse season. Relationship status may change quickly or the two of you make a big decision, changing everything. Single Pisces feel the shift in professional or other one on one relationships. The roles you’re willing to assume are up for discussion and change this month.
August 25th to 31st, 2016
Venus and Jupiter throw a going away party on Saturday. The planet of love leaves Virgo for Libra, her home sign, a couple of weeks before Jupiter follows. Mercury stays behind, and the quarterly retrograde begins on Tuesday. Late summer transitions are in full swing.
4 RoZoYo® Workshops with different purpose and focus are listed for September through November. Sunday, September 25th at Scarborough Yoga, I'll lead Yoga Nidra journey with option to connect with an animal totem or spirit guide. Deeply restorative, potentially mind opening practice, completely guided & no prior journey or meditation experience is needed. Register at Eventbrite.
Other events listed at www.RoZoYo.com/yoga
Thursday, August 25th: Gemini Moon opposes Saturn and Mars, square to Neptune in Pisces. Opposing opinions, lots of talk, strong debates. Make words official or legal. Expect to be challenged. Yellow is today's color.
Friday, August 26th: Gemini Void of course Moon 8:30 pm until Cancer Moon 11:06 pm EDT. Mars square Neptune. Moon square Venus, Jupiter & Mercury in Virgo. Strong effort and convincing data will be necessary to make progress or decisions. Reasons to procrastinate may be legit. Light blue.
Saturday, August 27th: Cancer Moon trine Neptune, sextile the Sun, Venus conjunct Jupiter in Virgo. An auspicious day. Healing vibes. Great day for relationship growth and harmony. Find agreement. Creativity peaks. Today's color is Pink.
Sunday, August 28th: Cancer Moon. Beware of being pulled into old patterns of thinking and influenced by emotions related to the past. Avoid blaming others. Take care of each other. Cook nurturing meals or comfort foods. White.
Monday, August 29th: Venus to Libra 10:07 pm EDT. Mercury conjunct Venus. Moon to Leo at 4:11 am (void from 2:23 to 4:11 am EDT). Heart to heart communication. Flexibility with others and with agreements. Good for designing and doing detailed work. Venus in her home sign favors harmony and justice, dancers and musicians for the next month. Another auspicious day. Act on intuition, do creative work, keep some flexibility in decisions as Mercury retro begins in Virgo tomorrow. Purple.
Tuesday, August 30th; Mercury retrograde in Virgo 9:04 am EDT. Leo Moon trine Mars in Sagittarius. Active, dynamic day. Avoid major purchases or changes to your appearance, such as hair color or tattoo. Spontaneity must be balanced with care. Orange.
Wednesday, August 31st: Void of course Moon 12:20 am to 11:22 am EDT. Virgo Moon 11:22 am Move carefully through the morning. Steady or slow pace. Be thoughtful, organized and careful with details. Avoid big purchases. Revise systems or schedules temporarily. Brown.
Aries: On Sunday, Venus’s grand entrance to Libra starts an auspicious year of love and partnership for Aries and Libra. If you’re in long term relationship or contracted cooperation already, you’ll feel it first. Details and schedules take a backseat, and relationship building comes first.
Taurus: Two final Virgo convergences favor you, Taurus . Establish the terms of relationship, take vacation or be part of a friend’s celebration this weekend. Venus in Libra, after Saturday, helps relationships with colleagues and adds interest to your work. Mercury retrograde preview involves reestablishing communication with an old friend.
Gemini: Jupiter and Venus place so much love and intention around your family and home, something superb is bound to materialize. It’s possible you’re in the midst of happy news or a beneficial move. Your entire physical living arrangement continues to evolve. Leave room for positive changes.
Cancer: You’re the topic of happy conversations or the messenger of good news. Finalizing details, celebrating success, and reuniting with siblings or distant friends are all positive results of planets converging in Virgo. If you’re going off to school or abroad, you’ll do it in style. Enjoy the upgrades this week brings.
Leo: You’re the zodiac’s pick for prosperity and abundance. Job opportunities and well paying projects come via Venus and Jupiter. A one off gig can lead to something more lucrative. Hold nothing back. Creative license and high interest material put you right in your element. If you’re hiring, seek candidates who share your style and flair.
Virgo: A trio of planets join forces in Virgo. They aim to shine light into dark corners, awaken what’s been dormant, and beam generous amounts of love and open mindedness your way. Erase fear of the unknown as you move into the next Virgo eclipse shift. A life changing conversation is the precursor of what’s to come.
Libra: Invite someone of interest on a date or to collaborate. Venus enters Libra on Monday for successful pairings. Consider common vision, but also see differences as a strength. Partner with one who makes up for what you lack. Think yin/yang. Venus initiates more harmony and foreshadows over a year of expansion coming right up.
Scorpio: Surrounded by friends, be part of a special event, tribute or late summer party. Immerse in the joy and generosity of friends or colleagues. If a conversation or forgiveness is overdue, make it happen with Mercury, Venus and Jupiter encouraging harmonious relationships. Mutual support is your theme as you give and receive, and everyone wins.
Sagittarius: An interview, tryout, licensing exam or public appearance is set up incredibly well. Three planets boost you to the next level of leadership or professional life. If you’re a student, an internship or mentor appears and proves to be so influential to your success. This is the culmination and reward of a long process. Make the most of opportunities this week.
Capricorn: The trio of planets in Virgo call you once more to distant places. A journey takes you somewhere beautiful, maybe home. The Jupiter/Venus connection is strong for happy landings wherever you roam late this summer. Mercury has another life changing plan in the works as well. It may be a month until you get the final word.
Aquarius: Rebirth, regeneration, and resources are themes as three planets exercise influence for your health, bank accounts, and settlements of any kind. If your life is in good shape, enjoy the bonus instigated by Venus and Jupiter. If you really need someone or something to come through for you, move that process along while the stars are strongly on your side.
Pisces: Uncommonly beautiful alignments impact your love and relationship life. Venus and Jupiter deliver on promises, deepen commitments, and encourage a healthy relationship between you and your most significant other. A hope becomes real. It’s also an exciting time to develop a business plan with someone as devoted to your passion as you are.
August 18th to 24th, 2016
Thursday: Full Moon in Aquarius 5:27 am EDT. White is today's color. Unique people, unexpected changes, original ideas. Void of course Moon 5:27 am to 12:34 pm. Pisces Moon 12:34 pm on.
Friday: Pisces Moon. Highly sensitive. Trust issues and themes. Light green is our color.
Saturday: Pisces Moon Void of course 8:21 am to 3:18 pm EDT. Hold on important decisions. Aries Moon 3:18 pm on Activate and feel a resurgence of strength, energy and enthusiasm. Orange is our color.
Sunday: Aries Moon trine Saturn and Mars. Decisive and strong willed. Today's color is Red.
Monday: Sun to Virgo 12:38 pm EDT. Aries Moon void of course 7:48 am to 5:19 pm EDT. Taurus Moon follows. Mercury meets Jupiter in Virgo. Excellent time for contracts and agreements. Yellow is our color.
Tuesday: Taurus Moon. Long term decisions. Solutions. Grounded approaches. Green for today.
Wednesday: Taurus Moon void of course 3:38 to 7:40 pm EDT. Gemini Moon follows. Mars meets Saturn. Forceful energy. Don't be overpowered or controlled. Avoid bullies. Social plans favored in the p.m. White is today's color.
Aries: Mingle with progressive thinkers and eccentric friends. Let your preconceived notions go as Aquarius Full Moon casts a surprising light, changing your vision. This socially oriented Moon leads to inspired collaborations, friendships, and support from unexpected sources. Experience connection and common vision this week.
Taurus: The unique quality of this Full Moon alters one of your goals or plans. Like looking through a different lens, you see a broader spectrum and change of focus. You may have to recreate in order to follow a more colorful, adventurous path. The more you’re willing to scrap and take chances, the more inspired you’ll feel.
Gemini: Full Moon attracts unlikely friends and allies. See a relationship in a different light. Where you’ve been stuck or unable to shift a pattern, suddenly there’s progress. Notice whom and what you’re drawn to and how different it is from your previous experiences. Take an adventure with that in mind.
Cancer: It’s a Full Moon of money, with loans,l settlements and property in the forefront. Make agreements legal with both electronic and paper copies. An unexpected professional opportunity requires a quick response. Travel, even a short trip, turns out different and better than you anticipated. You’ll feel the universe work in surprising ways this week.
Leo: Travels with your partner or best friend could be the coolest during Full Moon. Be ready for anything as the planet of surprises shifts your experience. This Full Moon encourages commitment, loyalty and love. If you’re working hard and can’t get away, no worries. Planets align for your financial gain, including distinct possibility of a new, well paying gig.
Virgo: There’s a ton of emphasis on Virgo life and priorities during this final month of Jupiter’s superpower.. Aquarius Full Moon signals a cycle completed, the end of a work or health concern, and is the harbinger of unusual news. Any financial impact should favor you. Most importantly, don’t hesitate with what you want since your timing is now.
Libra: If you’re spending an unusual amount of time planning versus doing, you’re in sync with planetary forces. It’s right for you to set the stage for a best possible scenario. You’re getting ready for significant growth and new experiences. Before you go off to school, change career or immerse in demanding work, celebrate with friends near August 18th Full Moon. A happy surprise awaits.
Scorpio: Life at your house is due to change during this Full Moon. News surrounds real estate, house mate, cohabitation or renovation. Your parents might sell the family home. Mars and Saturn appear to add to your earning power and also your financial responsibilities. New developments might take you off guard, but ultimately you’ll see the reasoning or silver lining. Write the final page of a chapter eloquently.
Sagittarius: Seek closure during this Full Moon. Have that final meeting or overdue conversation, and try not to let emotions overpower you. How you express yourself and handle business counts toward the outcome. Uranus promises a strange or fortunate twist on how you expect things to go. Mars and Saturn influence you in a serious direction you’re suddenly ready for. Go.
Capricorn: Saturn, your ruling planet, provides forward motion in multiple areas of life. Obstructions in your path are removed, one by one or simultaneously. This Full Moon of favorable news about money, employment and health, also influences home. Financial aspects align at the opportune moment, making available the resources you need.
Aquarius: Aquarius Full Moon comes once a year, with important developments, closure, and personal change. Around August 18th, get clarity or closure in a way you hadn’t foreseen. This month’s been much about relationships, friends, and finances. One or more of those come through with the green light, answer yes, or elusive piece of information you need.
Pisces: Mercury and Jupiter have a rare meeting that influences relationship life. Revolving around commitment, these two lead you to declare love, renew vows, or make decisions as a duo. On a business level, you could enter the next, most important partnership of your life. Career aspects are strong. Powerful intuitions guide your steps within a few days of August 18th’s Full Moon.
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August 11th to 17th, 2016
Saturn is direct in Sagittarius on the 13th, Saturday at 5:50 am EDT. With both Saturn and Mars in fire sign Sagittarius, we're prompted to move on what's pending. Tune into what you feel more decisive about, but do not be pushed by outside influences. Exert your own freedom and rights to make the best decisions for yourself, for your highest good.
Full Moon is August 18th, next Thursday. I'll be leading Full Moon Yoga at beautiful Sunflower Farm, home of the Nigerian dwarf goats. They produce cheese and goat milk sweets which are available for purchase ($7). You can pet and play with the goats after yoga. It's been a highlight of summer and I really hope you can come if you live locally, near Portland, Maine. The farm is about 30 minutes outside Portland in Cumberland Center, Maine. RoZoYo® yoga themes include ankles, stability, and community, friendship, mutual support and vision. Donate amount of your choice ($$) for yoga and the farm. This will be a fun, late summer practice as the Full Moon rises. 5:30 pm start.
This is a new Thursday-Wednesday forecast format I'm trying out. You'll get more for your sign plus the colors and important aspects with each Moon sign, as usual. Give me a few weeks to play with this and decide for sure.
Robin's Zodiac Zone turned 17 last month! Thanks for all the years and times to come!
Thursday: Scorpio to Sagittarius Moon. Void of course 1:22 am to 1:24 pm EDT. Keep morning simple and focused. Activate around decisions as the Moon meets Mars later. Wear Red.
Friday: Moon conjunct Saturn in Sagittarius. Decisive action. Serious intentions. White is our color.
Saturday: Pink is our color. Saturn Direct 5:50 am EDT. Sagittarius Moon void of course at 1:37 pm EDT. Do important business before the void time. Have adventures as the day goes on. Prioritize relationships.
Sunday: Capricorn Moon starts 12:11 am. Continue progress and momentum. Green is today's color.
Monday: Capricorn Moon. Productivity. Be realistic. Void of course 10:45 pm EDT to Tuesday 7:52 am EDT. Brown is today's color.
Tuesday: Aquarius Moon begins 7:52 am EDT. Full Moon warmup begins. Aim for resolution and finishing touches. Sun and Uranus provide excitement and progressive shifts. Yellow is today's color.
Wednesday: Aquarius Moon, Venus trine Pluto in Virgo/Capricorn. Flexible thinking, rapid developments. Stable changes. Blue is today's color.
Aries: Ingrained habits and thought patterns could hold you back from a new experience. Venus and Saturn create tension around the path you’re strongly considering. One big concern is how your relationships and familiar routines will change. The Sun and Uranus say it’s time to play ball, ready or not, by the middle of next week.
Taurus: Keeping personal relationships and business arrangements separate looks like a good plan. Venus and Neptune form a misleading opposition involving lovers or friends. Moon, Mars and Saturn point out problems regarding shared property, money and resources. With wise advice and information, act in your own best interests this week.
Gemini: Saturn’s return to forward motion has a positive influence on a relationship or reconstruction project. Improving your home environment, physical or emotional, and collaborative decision making proves easier from Saturday on. Act on creating a happy, healthy living arrangement, either on your own or with the one you love.
Cancer: It looks like you have news to share or an important conversation pending. You can wait a bit and experiment with changes before making your announcement to the world. However, if holding things in is affecting your appetite, sleep or ability to concentrate, it’s time to let the cat out of the bag. Make schedule changes before Mercury retrograde moves in late this month.
Leo: The Sun and Uranus light up a big, bright opportunity: a unique experience in life or in love. For sure, this is like nothing you’ve anticipated or engaged in so creatively. Follow up may require that you act spontaneously and shatter an old paradigm. Use your wits and resourcefulness with money matters, regardless of which route you take.
Virgo: The good sense of Mercury and balance of Venus are with you, bridging the gap between a goal and a promise you’re being held to. Your word may come into question or it’s you that’s been misled. Family and relationship dynamics are not to be underestimated. Your trend is toward a strong new beginning, and change is in the offing even if you or someone else resists.
Libra: Though decisions and actions can increase happiness, feel free to take a little bit more time. Rather than agonize over the pros and cons, envision the best case scenario and repeat an affirmation of success. Saturn and Mars will give you the final push when it’s time. There’s a year of tremendous growth directly ahead.
Scorpio: There’s a good chance you’re headed for a career, family or home related decision that requires clear thought. Saturn and Mars bring money into the forefront. Structure an agreement sensibly. Hear your own voice amidst all the advice and distraction around you. Above all, do not romanticize an alluring or unrealistic person whose actions could interfere with your goals.
Sagittarius: Planets set you up for a bold move. However, this is one of those times when you’ll have to negotiate the best situation. Venus and Mercury spotlight you as a great candidate for a job or role you want, though the terms require effort. From now through September, look for that ‘good enough’ decision making time.
Capricorn: With Saturn now direct, sharpen your focus and feel more clear. This weekend, clear any distractions and put together a road map for an upcoming adventure. Know that your best timing is still to come. Mars will energize your sign for 6 full weeks this fall, for the first time in two years. October is the definitive time for your next big move.
Aquarius: The Sun and Uranus have an exciting surprise planned, and it may seem out of the blue or unlikely at first. Connected to your marriage, significant other or business partner, you’ll be announcing or receiving interesting news. If you’re in a long term relationship, you’re in this together. In the midst of fun and spontaneity, keep money matters in check.
Pisces: For an entire year Jupiter’s been devoted to bringing you the best in partnerships of any kind. The 13th and final month of Jupiter’s beautiful influence on your collaborations and love life is in effect. Simultaneously, Mars and Saturn amp up career prospects. If you’re contemplating partnering for profit or personal happiness, this is some of the best timing ever.
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