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    Guru Purnima eclipsed

    The Lunar (Full Moon) eclipse on July 27th is quite special for a number of reasons. First, it happens to be the annual celebration of one’s most important teachers, known as Guru Purnima. Teachers come in many forms, and though you might feel you don’t have a special teacher, we can think of ourselves as the only student in the universe, and everyone else as our teacher. Honour the energy of everything you learn from. Secondly, this eclipse coincides with Mars, which is now closer to Earth than it has been in 15 years, conjunct the moon and the Moon’s South Node (Ketu). An eclipse on the South Node is…

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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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    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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    Full Moon in Scorpio

    You might have experienced a sense of irritability or more than the usual amount of stress or agitation over the past few days leading up to the Full Moon in Scorpio overnight from Sunday to Monday (12:57 am UTC). The pressure is lifting now and the next few days will bring you a more uplifting and productive energy, so be sure to use it to your advantage while it lasts! The lunar nodes are strongly squaring this Full Moon, which suggests that after weeks of talking and thinking about how to move on and make the needed changes in some area of your life, you will finally be making a…

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    This Full Moon celebrates the Buddha

    Today’s full moon is traditionally dedicated to the Buddha’s birthday and is known as Buddha Purnima (the full moon of the Buddha). Historians can’t agree when he was born exactly, but it was certainly over 2500 years ago. His teachings are unparalleled for their understanding of human nature and psychology. If people could get beyond the mistaken notion that Buddhism is a religion (although through local adaptations in some cultures it has effectively become one), it would be clear that what the Buddha taught is of universal benefit and far from exclusive or dogmatic. Some yoga practitioners, including many yoga teachers, are not sure why the Buddha so often shows…

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    Virgo Full Moon brings a fuller perspective

    Under the light of this Virgo Full Moon we could have important realisations about the current balance between the needs of our heart and those of our intellect – this is a good time to start your Spring cleaning, from the inside out! The Indian festival of colours known as Holi is celebrated at the first full moon of Spring, and playing with colours helps to shake off the dullness of winter. It is traditionally a time to clean up and clear out stagnant energy in preparation for the activities Spring (after throwing coloured powder around!), as well as being a celebration of the vibrant life and colours of the…

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    Total Lunar Eclipse – Where were you last summer?

    Today’s Full Moon is also a lunar eclipse, and because the moon is also at perigee (the closest it gets relative to the centre of the Earth) it’s a bit bigger than usual, which is why it’s also being called a super moon. Plus, being the second full moon in a calendar month (we started this year with a full moon), it is also traditionally known as a blue moon. Let’s see how this breaks down: Full Moon = strong astrological interest; Lunar Eclipse =  significant astrological interest; Super Moon = dubious astrological interest; Blue Moon = zero astrological interest. As much as some of you might roll your eyes…

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    Full Moon full of promise

    Every year, the Full Moon in May celebrates the life of the Buddha – his birth (2579 years ago), his enlightenment, and his passing. Known as Buddha Purnima (meaning “full moon of the Buddha”), today is a day to remember the gift of awareness and the deep understanding of the human mind that Siddharta Gautama shared with his followers, and subsequently – through them – with generations of seekers around the world. We are shaped by our thoughts; we become what we think. When the mind is pure, joy follows like a shadow that never leaves. ~ The Buddha The impact and beauty of the teachings can be found in…

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    Transforming yourself to transform the world

    Turning your dreams into reality is one of the major themes of Sunday, March 12th’s full moon, and I am definitely feeling excited by the positive feedback and interest in my webinar and new online course – a longtime dream of mine! You can watch the webinar replay at any time – it can be useful to anyone going through a period of change or self-examination. The Special Offer ends tonight, so jump on board now if you want to join us for this journey! Today’s Full Moon highlights your creative imagination (with Neptune – the planet of otherworldly, visionary influences – conjunct the Sun) as well as a review…

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    Introduction to Elemental Yoga

    Dive into Water under the Gaze of the Moon Special series of 3 Workshops on the Moon days of 11 & 26 February plus 12 March 2017 We are all created uniquely and therefore we each have our own imbalances. Yoga can become our own inner medicine when we know how to listen to what the body is asking for. Elemental Yoga helps us to access the qualities of Nature that are in operation in the Universe and within us. The result is gaining awareness and understanding of our deeper Nature. Elemental Yoga is the practice of balancing within us the 5 Elements that we can see active in Nature:…