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    Living according to Dharma

    This past weekend I attended a wonderfully inspiring workshop on the Bhagavad Gita, one of the central source texts of yoga. Its compelling story sets the stage for timeless spiritual guidance on how to fulfil one’s highest life purpose as well as how to determine the right choice to make in tricky circumstances. This is known as dharma, and it’s so fundamental it is the very first word in the text. Dharma has numerous meanings, depending on context and spiritual tradition. One of dharma’s primary meanings is universal law, or the right way of living, which is how it’s used in the Gita. This is known specifically as samanya dharma: the…

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    Comings & goings above & below

    Today’s Full Moon is also known as the Strawberry Moon, which sounds far more charming than many of us are likely to be feeling around this time. Saturn is conjunct this Moon in Capricorn, which is ruled by Saturn. The moon, representing our emotions and mind, is not comfortable in get-to-the-point Capricorn. This suggests we won’t want to feel difficult emotions and might feel shut down or cut off from others. People often become workaholics – or live their lives in perpetual motion – to avoid dealing with their emotions. The Sun is in touchy-feely, nurturing Cancer in opposition to the Capricorn moon (the opposition is what gives us the…

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    What have I done?! New Moon in Gemini

    Gemini is very much about being in the present moment, and tuning in to navigate your way through change will help keep you afloat in these confusing times.  The next two weeks until the full moon have the energy of being true to ourselves, and expressing ourselves emotionally in our relationships – or perhaps just feeling emotional – can be the starting point on your journey to standing up for yourself. We can be aware of the discomfort and even pain that comes with change, and still know that change is good for us. At the very least we know it’s an inevitable part of life. How we talk to…

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    What can we rely upon anymore?

    I have a morbid compulsion to follow the news, and it’s possibly my greatest ongoing spiritual practice. I suspect it replaced my earlier most-intense-practice which was raising kids, and since now that my children are young adults(-ish) we each have more breathing space, I guess I unconsciously found something else to test me. A spiritual practice is indeed indispensible given the timbre of the news cycle. It’s a huge help to remember that much of what we observe has no permanent, separate existence and that everything that happens around us is the fruit of actions (karma) that we have all participated in over time. No blame! Just awareness. And in…

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    Brussels Yoga Mala

    Since 2010, a a group of Brussels-based yogis have organised the Yoga Mala around the Summer Solstice. All participants donate some money and all the proceeds go to charity: this year we will be supporting the NGO Minor-Ndako – https://www.facebook.com/minorndako/ Please join us on Sunday morning, 17 June 2018, as the Yoga community comes together for the ninth time in a celebration of the unity of Yoga to raise money for charity. As we welcome the Summer Solstice let us offer our gratitude to life by saluting and honouring the Sun. We will practice a Yoga Mala, a prayer in motion of 108 rounds of Surya Namaskara (Sun Salutations). The…

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    A Full Moon Full of Optimism

    Today’s Full Moon in Sagittarius is a culmination point of the past two weeks, as well as a final phasing out of the challenges we faced while Saturn was in that sign between late 2014 and the end of last year. I’m pretty happy to be done with that period, which brought a number of Saturnian restrictions to my health and everyday work, although the great taskmaster also shows us what we need to learn to overcome adversity, and I think I’ve got a handle on that, too! Are you also finally feeling you have moved on from an old adventure or challenge that developed over that period? Now that…

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    Come back home.

    I have arrived, I am home In the here, in the now. I am solid, I am free. In the ultimate, I dwell. ~ Thich Nhat Hanh Lately, unrelated to my work, I’ve been coming across a lot of people who are feeling overwhelmed by social or personal circumstances, and trying to find a way forward. As my teacher says: They way out is in. We urgently need to come back home to ourselves; to stop running and find our inner peace. We need much less than we imagine, and certainly much less than we want, because what we’re really craving is our own wholeness. Coming home from our delusions…

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    Can you spare any change?

    “Travel light; arrive quickly.” ~ Sathya Sai Baba The only constant is change, nothing lasts forever, and this, too, shall pass. We have all heard these and similar phrases our whole life, yet we rarely take them to heart. We still cling to who and what we love, and can’t bear to let them go. Change is difficult. To avoid too much suffering, we must constantly remind ourselves to keep our relationship to material and earthly things as real as possible, meaning we genuinely realise they are all borrowed from the near or distant future, and sooner or later must be given back. Change is easy. But only if we…

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    A Uranian impetus for change at this New Moon in Taurus

      Big things are happening this week! Taurus likes security and predictability and usually resists change, but the energy this week is going to (yet again!) stimulate a long cycle of unavoidable and probably long overdue upheavals and changes in our personal and collective lives, so keep a flexible contingency plan in mind for whatever you’ve got in the works right now. On May 15th, Mars, the planet of action, moves into socially conscious, freedom-loving and innovative Aquarius while unpredictable, disruptive and rebellious Uranus moves into Taurus for the first time since 1934. On top of both of them changing signs and thereby stirring up fresh energy, they also form a…

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    A bit about your privacy & how your information is stored

    By now you will be tired of reading about the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR), which comes into effect in the EU on May 25. This new legislation is designed to give you greater security, transparency, and control of your personal data online. The upcoming changes impact companies based in the European Union, or those processing the personal data of people residing in the EU. I do all I can to manage and protect your data, which for most of you includes your name and email address, and in some cases a phone number. If you have had your natal chart interpreted by me, I also keep your time, date…