The Shaman & The Mermaid Astrology
Every Full Moon Cycle, Owners Katrina Marie and Michael share their insights on the Cosmic, Spiritual and Psychic weather. Subscribe below!
The Shaman & The Mermaid Astrology is your guide to cosmic and earthly energies that we are experiencing both as individuals and as a collective. Learn practical ways to navigate each Cycle through our simple mantras, insights on societal rhythms, and wisdom from many different paths from the Mayan, Yogic, Taoist, Greek, Egyptian, and Mother Earth based traditions.
The Cosmic Download ~ Aug 11 – Sep 10
This moon cycle is Electric, Radical and Evolutionary! The field is charged and there is a tension in the atmosphere. Just before lightning strikes there is a build-up of opposite electrical and atmospheric energies. We can feel the pressure and the buzz on our bodies. The nervous system can be heightened as we are expecting a lighting strike, but we don’t really know where or exactly when that mysterious energy will release- but it will. And when lightning does strike, it is AWEsome, Powerful, Revelatory and Transformative. Lightning and Thunder are the great awakeners and can instantaneously reconcile two polar opposite energies back to balance: high pressure & low pressure, negative charge and positive charge. So, our mantra for Aug 11-Sep 10 is “Lightning Strikes…”
Aug 11 is the Aquarius Full Moon. This will be conjunct Saturn and in a Fixed-Grand-Cross with Uranus and the Moon’s Nodes (the evolutionary axis in a chart). In astrology, Aquarius and Uranus are the archetypes that correspond to Lightning, Electricity, Revolution, Evolution
and Awakening. A Fixed-Grand-Cross means that there are 4 squares happing in the Fixed Energy Signs of Aquarius (Moon & Saturn), Taurus (Uranus & N. Node), Leo (Sun), and Scorpio (S. Node). Fixed energies can resist movement and change- this creates pressure and electrical charge, or polarity. These polarities will need to be balanced and reconciled Karmically at some point. Some of these energies and patterns are short term, and some are eons old Social-Spiritual, World Karmas. The tension is high and the North and South Nodes point to what needs to be reconciled: Taurus & Scorpio. This is the axis of Survival, Life, Death, Transformation, Earth, Water, Home, Power, Money, Food, Physical and the Shadows and Mysteries of existence. The Aquarius-Leo axis is about the Personal vs Society.
So, this Full Moon is electric and pregnant with Lightning Strikes. Will this be bad or good? This all depends on how we harness the energy. Lightning can be inspiration, initiation, revelation, awakening, imagination, and evolution. It can also be destruction, death, radical-shift, trauma, and Karmic correction. However, both are re-aligning the energies back to Spiritual Law. It’s our personal and collective Free Will choice as to which why the energy may go. We will focus on Uranus this month cycle as it is a key frequency in the field.
On Aug 14, Mars trines Pluto, and Sun opposes Saturn. The Sun opposite Saturn is part of that Fixed-Grand-Cross energy and represents the personal self opposite of Authority and Karma. Consider it a check-in and review as Saturn is now in retrograde. Mars and Pluto are in a harmonious aspect and are like a pyramid. Pluto is the Soul and base of the pyramid. Mars is the point of the pyramid and our conscious desires. This a chance for the personal self to align with the Desires of the Soul.
Aug 16 will be a trine between Mercury and Uranus, which are planetary octaves of each other. Both energies have to do with the Mind. Mercury is the personal mind and Uranus is the High Mind. This can be evolutionary leaps in awareness for the personal or collective. The trine can allow that the changes can be integrated more smoothly.
On Aug 22, the Sun enters Virgo for a new astrological month.
Uranus goes retrograde from Aug 24 – Jan 22 and Venus trines Chiron. This retrograde is closing that gap of the 2 year long (2021-2022) Uranus/Saturn square to 1/2 of a degree. These two planetary energies epitomize the karmic tension right now- New vs Old, Stagnation vs Change, Structure vs Change, Suppression vs Release. The Venus trine Chiron can point to a route through these polarities. Start with healing the personal self. Find value, respect and LOVE for your one’s own self and then it will fill into the collective field for all to access.
On Aug 26, Venus squares Uranus and Sun squares Mars. This energy can point to the tension around personal healing and the pent up frustration, hurt, anger, defensiveness, and loss that has happened in our Social/Spiritual structures that last 2 year and 2,000+ years.
Aug 27 is the Virgo New Moon. Do Cermeony. Set Intentions. Focus on Nature. Do your daily Spiritual practices- Sadhana in Sanskrit.
Mercury goes Retrograde from Sep 9- Oct 1 in Libra & Virgo. This is the 8th planet to enter Retrograde at this time: Pluto, Saturn, Jupiter, Neptune, Chiron, Eris, Uranus and Mercury. This is a time of RESETING and RECALIBRATING. Mercury will trine Uranus for two more passes this retrograde. So our minds, nervous system, perception, and technology are getting repeated lightning strikes. Be prepared for change and shift. Love is the way always. See you at the Pisces Full Moon on Sep 10.
- 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.