- What is the Age of Aquarius?
- When is it Here?
- The United Stated Astrology
- Financial Trends
- Spiritual Energy of Evolution
- The Global Karma & Dharma
- The Evolutionary Stages of a Soul and how the energy of 2021 will interact with those stages.
From a historical perspective, we look at time cycles associated with 1993, 1962, 1947, 1914, and 4000BCE. Learn about the 4 Yugas, The 4 Great Ages, The Great Year and the Procession of the Equinoxes- the 26,000 year cycle of evolution.
- 75 min Personal Birth Chart Reading
- A look at your Karma/Dharma (Life Purpose)
- Guidance on how to work with your Karma/Dharma and Soul’s Purpose
- A Recording and Guided Notes on your Birth Chart.
- Exploring any questions that you may have about any aspect of your life- Relationship, Parents, Trauma, Spiritual Gifts, Soul’s Purpose, Gifts, Understanding the Meaning of Experiences…
About Your Astrologers
Michael is a certified yoga teacher, Mayan Shaman, Priest, and Astrologer. Initiated into the sacred wisdom of the Maya, Michael is the sole apprentice under elder, priest and shaman Dr. Don Miguel Angel Vergara- former director of the sacred Chichen Itza Archeology Site in Mexico. Michael is also a musician and sound healer, providing live music for yoga classes, retreats, journeys and mediations at Karma Yoga Center. Michael is a certified Crystology Healer and studies Soul Astrology, Astronomy, and the Mayan Calendars. He offers Energy Healings and Astrology Readings that integrate his shamanic and yogic trainings. Michael & Katrina also provide a free videos series on the New Moons and Fulls called the The Shaman & The Mermaid Astrology.
Katrina Marie Gustafson
The mermaid of the mountains, Katrina Marie seeks the heights of the peaks and the depths of the oceans in her practice. Through the wisdom of the heart, her purpose is to help guide others to open their own. She has studied in the temples of India, the pyramids of Mexico, and in the crucible of modern life. She finds the sacred in the rhythm of the seasons, the stars, and every second of life. As the owner and founder of Karma Yoga Center in Denver, she brings the bhakti from all wisdom traditions to her yoga classes- singing, chanting, dancing, and journeys into the heart. Katrina fills every yoga session with love. She weaves in the teachings of her yoga mentor Saul David Raye and the cosmic knowings from the lineage of Evolutionary Astrology. She shares her life journey with her half-side husband Michael Shankara and her two boys Max & Bo. Katrina offers Spiritual Counseling, Crystal Healing Sessions, and incorporates her innate understanding of astrology. Contact Katrina for Spiritual Counseling or Crystal Healings.
The Shaman & The Mermaid Astrology
Karma Yoga Center is presenting a FREE-Astrology series. Every 2-weeks, Owners Katrina and Michael will share their insights around Full and New Moon cycle. Subscribe below to get the Lunar Reports e-mailed to you every 2-weeks.
The Shaman & The Mermaid Astrology is your guide to the weekly cosmic and earthly energies that we are experiencing both as individuals and as a collective. Learn practical ways to navigate each Lunar-Cycle, including yoga poses, breath work, and meaningful rituals of life.
The Monthly Cosmic Download…
July 23 – August 22
“Your Heart Has the Power of 10,000 Suns” – Yogic Wisdom
This “moonth” is an Astrological Blue Moon with two full moons in the sign of Aquarius, while the sun is in Leo. First is on July 23 and the second is Aug 22. The term “blue” is not literal but figurative, meaning “rare.” Energetically, it means we are twice visiting the archetype of Aquarius- Evolutionary, Awakening, Electric, Innovative, and Surprising. Full Moons are the culmination of a cycle. If there is blue moon, then it is like a fermata in music or an exclamation punctuating the importance of a lesson- in this case Aquarius. What lessons are you being shown to you around awakening, evolving, and innovating? If you ignore the double Aquarian lessons then you may experience stronger corrective forces.
There is a lot of Leo energy this cycle. The Sun is in is’t home of Leo from July 22-Aug 22, so it’s influence is stronger this time of year. These are the “Dog Days Summer” (more in a moment) and the sun is intense physically and spiritually. The Sun represents your persona and ego, and Leo is all about Creativity, Authenticity, Expression, Being Open Hearted, and Sharing your Gifts. It’s the most “human” of all the astrological signs. Be your authentic, brilliant self. Leo also represents the journey from the lion cub into becoming the noble Lion King or Queen. The cub starts out as playful, explorative and trusting. As the cub learns, grows and matures they become more empowered, expressive, and authentic. The full expression is to be the noble leader- guiding by example, compassionate, sharing, and wise from experience. However, be aware of the shadow side of Leo, which is fear. Fear either creates the cowardly lion from the Wizard of Oz who is meek, unsure, and unworthy. Or fear can express as arrogant, pompous, and self absorbed.
In the Yogic wisdom, we have 3 hearts: physical, emotional, and spiritual. The spiritual heart is called the Hridayam and is said to have the power of 10,000 Suns. Our spiritual journey is to awaken (Aquarius) that power of 10,000 suns in our hearts (Leo)- thus our mantra for the next month: “Your Heart Has The Power of 10,000 Sun.”
These are the Dog Days of Summer and the Heliacal Rising of the Star Sirius. The ancient Egyptians marked this time of year both as a spiritual renewal, and the start of the agricultural season by the flooding of the Nile. 3,000 years ago this was at the Summer Solstice when the star Sirius started to rise just before the Sun (Helios). Now because of the Precession of the Equinoxes, it happens in later July or Early August. Our Sun and Sirius are considered by some to be Binary Stars. They orbit around each other in a figure “8” every 26,000 years. We are currently at the furthest point of their cycle, and are beginning to turn back in towards each other- to reunite our Spiritual Hearts (Sirius) with our physical/emotional hearts (Sun). Sirius is called the “Dog Star” because she is at the heart of the Canis Major constellation. For these next few weeks, we are in a potent cosmic energy to awaken our spiritual potential and align with our Souls.
Aug 2 is Lammas, this mid-point between Summer and Fall and the celebration of the first harvest. This mystical quarter season is connected with the Celtic Sun God Lugh who embodies all the positive energy of Leo. This is when wheat and other grains produce their fruit, or the “pulse” as it is called. The pulse is the part of grains that we use for food and is connected to heart energy. To honor this time, we harvest the first wheat, grind it, and make fresh bread to share with our community. Along with calling together friends and family, we are encouraged to also break break with those who we may not share the same perspectives on life and find common ground. Perhaps bake some bread and invite in someone who you need to find peace with, as well as beloved friends and family.
Another Star that is awakening our Hearts is Regulus- the star at the heart of the Lion constellation, Leo. On Aug 8th (8/8), the Sun will pass through the “Lion’s Gate” and align with Regulus at the Heart of the Leo. It also the Leo New Moon. This is a powerful time to set new intentions and focus on aligning your personal heart with your Soul Heart. Take time to do ceremony, express, and be open hearted. Lead by example to be the noble lion.
Finally, the Sun will be squaring Uranus and opposing Saturn on Aug 6, reactivating the year long Saturn/Uranus square and making it personal. This is the energy of the old establishment and structure grinding with the the new revolution and evolution. There are lessons for both sides to learn. What do you personally feel and envision? This is the question from the Sun.
And don’t forget we are still in the heart of retrograde season until mid-fall with Pluto, Saturn, Jupiter, Neptune, Chiron, and Eris. Use this time to heal, remember and awaken you heart to the power of 10,000 suns within.