In astrology, in my progressed chart, the moon was new two days ago. This happens once every 30 years or so. It’s kind of like a Saturn Return, or a birthday. It’s the end of one 30-year cycle and the beginning of a new 30-year cycle. It’s an orbit, basically. . 🌏 Awareness of this orbiting has brought me back to my 6-year old self, which is how old I was when the previous cycle began. I’m thankful to her for letting me know that being an artist is the way to go, and that there are many bridges between my imagination and “real life.” . 🌈 My progressed new moon coincides with Uranus’ entry into Taurus, Chiron’s entry into Aries and the beginning of Spring. A lot is shifting! . ☄️ What shifts are you noticing these days? What’s your inner 6-year old saying about them? . 🤸♀️ This drawing is a self portrait on the day of my progressed new moon at 13º Virgo. . 💜 #embodiedastrology #queeringselflove #artlifepractice
New podcast released today! Join me in conversation with Michelle C. Johnson ( @skillinaction ), author of "Skill in Action: Radicalizing Your Yoga Practice to Create a Just World." Our conversation is centered on the yamas and niyamas, otherwise known as the ethical precepts of a yoga practice. We delve into the meanings we make of them, our own understanding and (re)interpretations, and how we understand the intersections of spirituality, yoga and social justice. . . . I’m excited to be co-hosting Michelle for a Skill in Action workshop next month @commotion_pdx ! Check out their page, michellecjohnson.com or @solaschool solaschool.com for more info! . . . Michelle Cassandra Johnson is a social justice warrior, empath, yoga teacher and author. She leads antiracism trainings across the country and works on the front lines of movements with individuals and groups to incorporate healing practices as tools for social justice. Along with these paths, she is also an intuitive healer, and uses her gifts to support other healers and activists. Michelle’s awareness of the world has been largely shaped through her experience as a black woman. She knows first hand how power and privilege operate, and she has a deep understanding of how oppression and trauma impact the mind, body, spirit and heart. Michelle’s book, Skill in Action: Radicalizing Your Yoga Practice to Create a Just World, is rooted in this understanding and aims to inspire change by allowing people to reintegrate their humanity and wholeness within a world that is so often fragmenting.
I’ve been curious about how art, astrology and embodiment can come together for me... these little sketches for the daily affirmations from @embodiedastrology zodiac season planners have been fun :) . . . Today the Sun in Pisces sextiles Saturn in Capricorn. The Sun in Pisces brings dreams and vision into conscious awareness. We see how magic is at work, and how healing and process spiral and evolve over time. Saturn in Capricorn gives us a sense of steadiness and rhythm. We can trust the moment and the process. We can relax where there’s been gripped anticipation. Dreams and intuition guide us in releasing weight that doesn’t need to be carried - and in aligning ourselves - so that we can carry the work that is ours into the world with ease. . . . Applying from now though the weekend is the influence of Mars in Taurus forming a sextile with Neptune in Pisces. Earth and Water are working in harmony with each other. Ask yourself, “When the Earth (actions and form) moves well with the Sea (emotions and empathy), what can we create?” . . . Happy Friday. Today is Venus’ day! Make a point to notice all that is beautiful and sweet around you. . . . #embodiedastrology #sunsextilesaturn #piscessun #saturnincapricorn #marsintaurus #neptuneinpisces #astrology #learnastrology
IT’S AQUARIUS SEASON & TODAY IS A FULL MOON AND TOTAL LUNAR ECLIPSE IN LEO . . . The state, or need of karmic evolution is deciphered by the lunar nodes. . . Eclipses that occurred between 2016-2019 and correspond with Leo have occurred with the North Node. North Node in Leo shows an energy that we all have been moving toward in some way, in relation to our personal and collective karmic paths. Whatever house(s) Leo is associated with in your natal chart describe areas of life where you have learned lessons about your heart and truth. Leo is a sign that needs to feel special and unique, but if it’s going to express with health, it will also need to feel itself in service to others, and held to equal standards. In these places in our lives the last few years of eclipses have brought lessons about authenticity and embodiment. Who you are, what you express, how you take up space, how you love, what you create, and how you experience and share joy have all been important themes. In your body, Leo rules the heart, spine and circulatory system. As you reflect on the eclipses, consider these parts of your body. How have they been affected–literally and metaphorically? . . Wherever Aquarius is in your natal chart describes an area of life where you have needed to break free from limitations. Limitations can be self-imposed and/or imposed by family, culture, or other important relationships or institutions. The need is to resist unconscious participation in unexamined group norms, to recognize where and how you have been operating unconsciously, to wake up to your inherent freedom and choice, and to take responsibility for your impact. . . . NEW PODCAST, HOROSCOPES AND GUIDED MEDITATION FOR AQUARIUS SEASON AND LEO FULL MOON ECLIPSE AVAILABLE NOW FROM EMBODIEDASTROLOGY.COM
My first online Embodied Astrology class is live!! . . UNDERSTANDING THE ASTROLOGY OF 2019 is an experiential and experimental journey into the near future where I provide you with clear, fun and accessible means for understanding the esoteric and symbolic language of astrology. This class gives you the fundamentals of understanding your own chart, and provides a basic map for the next 12 months of upcoming opportunity periods, potential challenges and best practices to help you take advantage of this year’s astrological weather. . . The online course includes access to the 3-hour video documentation of a live workshop, plus an additional 35-minute video with remediation and embodiment exercises for working with balancing and supporting the astrological energy. Along with access to the videos, you’ll receive a detailed PDF handout that includes tools for reading and applying the current astrology to any natal chart. Included in the course packet are legends for planetary transits through the signs, rubrics for understanding how each planet will affect an individual’s chart based on their rising sign, calendars for the retrograde cycles and eclipses, plus a 2019 lunar cycle yearly calendar. . . The course cost is only $40, or $30 for monthly subscribers. Find the class at embodiedastrology.com > Work With Me . . #emdbodiedastrology #learnastrology #astrologyteacher #somaticastrology #astrologyfor2019 #understandastrology
Remember that time we discovered projections on the ceiling? Here’s to many happy mistakes and less neck pain in 2019!!! . . ✨🥳
I’ve heard that the best relationships are cultivated with continuous cultivation of each other’s passions and curiosities, and mutual intent to help each other keep doing the things and being the ways that make us happy. Thanks for helping me stay on track boo. Feels so good to be drawing again #lovenotes
Really looking forward to Rev angel’s visit this weekend. If you can, come. Her teaching is so important and powerful, so needed at this time. We have flexible pricing scales for all access points and FREE CHILDCARE for the weekend workshop. A public dialogue on Friday as well. Get more info @solaschool