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“Light Me Up But Don’t Strike Me Down”
The Astrology of 2023 & Beyond
2023 is a year of illuminating and awakening energies particularly from the Universal Collective and Spiritual Law. While radical and possibly chaotic, it could be a year of great evolution in consciousness. Pluto- the planet of the Soul and Spirit- will dip it’s big toe into the Sign of Aquarius for the first time since its last visit between 1778 and 1797. Aquarius is the sign of Awakening the Personal self to the deeper Soul awareness and ruled by Uranus the planet of Radical and Unpredictable shifts. For those who are ready, this can be an exciting time, but it is only a 2 month view before Pluto goes back to Capricorn until January 21, 2024 where it will then take a permeant visit of 2 decades. And the thing with Aquarius is that it is call to everyone to rise and evolve~ not just some.

Saturn will also make a major shift into Pisces from March 2023- Feb 2026. Joining up with Neptune who is there on an 15 year journey (2011-2026). Saturn will now be in the House of Spirit with its ruler and guardian. This could be a return to the ancient ways of wisdom, Cosmic Practices and Consciousness, Spiritual Law, and an understanding of our place in the Universe.

Jupiter will start the year in Aries but transition into Taurus in May to conjoin the North Node of Evolution in the final degrees before itself shifts into Aries. This is is a profound conjunction on May 30. Jupiter in Taurus is putting into practical use and action our Visions, Truths, Beliefs and Wisdom.

The Karmic Nodes of Fate will shift from Taurus & Scorpio to Aries & Libra in July and start a new 18.6 month journey of evolution for the collective and individuals. We will also experience 4 Eclipses, 4 Mercury Retrogrades, and be stepping into the year of the Water Rabbit on Jan 21. The Water Rabbit is related to Pisces, Neptune and Jupiter so this will give an extra boost to the Spiritual Awakening and Evolution.

The planet Uranus will be delivering lightning bolt calls to awaken. For those on the path our job will be to stand in our illumination and use our own path of our Soul’s Purpose to help others awaken too. Let this be a year of illumination.

Learn about greater cycles of time that are now unfolding that are referenced by the Greeks, The Yogis, The Mayans, and the Lakota. We’ll also cover the quantum physics and evolutionary states of consciousness and how these transitional events will play out for each. We will share tools and practices that may be helpful to navigate these unfolding energies and times. And, we we will look at the astrology of 2023 through 2025 and beyond.

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.

Messages From The Cosmos ~ June 3 – July 2

“Nothing Is More Attractive Than A Soul On Fire!”  

When a person grounds into their Soul and finds their passion, it is a marvelous and magical thing to behold. It is a Soul on Fire – Illuminated, Radiant, and shining form within. This month’s astrology is inviting you find your Soul’s Purpose (Dharma) and step into your inner-light. Be a Soul on Fire!

It all kicks off with the Sagittarius Full Moon on June 3. Sagittarius is a fire sign and represents the expression of our deep Spiritual and Philosophical beliefs. It is the archetype of one taking an epic journey and quest to find themselves- their True Self. When the moon is full, it is illuminated and shows us what is within ourselves. This includes our Emotions, Intuition, Memories, Needs for Nurturing, and our Inner Child. Part of the Lunar journey in Sagittarius is to learn how to guide our inner child to our Inner Adult, inner Parent and Elder within. When you are disturbed, unbalanced, and challenged do you know how to soothe yourself? Do you understand the meaning of what has upset you? Do you project onto others with blame and seek others to fix you? Or are you questing to to heal from within, find your inner parent and guide yourself from Spirit? This is the Sagittarius Full Moon. Become the one that is on Fire by choosing yourself.  

Venus enters Leo and opposes Pluto in Aquarius on June 5. Venus in Leo is our Values meeting our passion. Venus opposite of Pluto it is a check-in from the the Soul to ensure that your values and desires are harmonized with your Dharma ~ Your Spiritual Purpose and Alignment with the Universe. The Leo-Aquarius Axis is the journey of the Personal Self to open one’s Heart and flow into the Higher Self. 

June 11 is full of cosmic energies. Pluto is on a retrograde journey from May 1 – Oct 10 and enters back into Capricorn until Jan 21, 2024. It will sit at the intense 29° of Capricorn, revisiting themes around Karma & Dharma. On the Collective Level, this may re-open themes of the last 3 years or more around Societal Structures, Government, Institutions, Corporations, Religions, Policies, War, Elections and Power Structures. Things that were once hidden may emerge from the shadows for the ultimate purpose to transform and heal. 

Mercury will trine Pluto as it enters its home sign of Gemini.  Travel, Communication, Technology, and Polarities may all come to the forefront at this time. Communicate from the Soul perspective. Venus will square Jupiter as well. Are your personal values aligned with your Spiritual Quest to Truly know yourself? 

June 17 is the Gemini New Moon and the start of Saturn Retrograde (June 17- Nov 4). The Gemini story is of two twin brother- a Human and an Immortal. Their journey is one of reconciliation and transcendence. Go out into the humming of Nature and seek wholeness, healing and release of your perceptions of separation. Saturn Retrograde in Pisces is taking a Spiritual Retreat for the summer to reconnect to your inner tiger and light. 

On June 18, the Sun squares Neptune. The personal self is being challenged to find a Spiritual Path. It may seem murky to enter into the deep ocean waters of the beyond, but find your faith and trust to dive in and surrender to Spirit.

June 21 is the Summer Solstice and when the Sun moves into Cancer. This is one of the perennial events on the Wheel of Life. It marks the longest day of the year in the Northern Hemisphere and begins the waning of the light until the Winter Solstice on Dec 21. In the Celtic tradition this is when The Oak King surrenders his throne to the Holly King – who we may know as Santa Claus. Celebrate the Light of the Sun- which is another you, a Soul on Fire. In Lak E’ch. 

On June 26, Mercury enters Cancer and Mars squares Uranus. The psychopomp journeys into the watery world of emotions and feelings. Is you inner Parent found yet? Seek to know self-soothing and taking a wider perspective beyond just your own self. Uranus can deliver unexpected revelations to your masculine warrior of Mars. A revelation is something we did not formally perceive that is now revealed. It would be best to receive this with an Open Heart- which is the highest expression of the Masculine. 

Neptune goes Retrograde from June 30 – Dec 6. Both Neptune and Saturn are swimming backwards through the waters of Pisces. Again, it is a spiritual retreat and journey to know one’s Karma & Dharma. Ultimately this will bring us to the light of the Soul. 

Finally, Venus squares Uranus on July 2. Very Similar to Mars square Uranus, but this time it it asks, “Are you in Love with yourself? Are you a Soul on Fire?”  Be prepared to see new things. See you at the Capricorn Full Moon on July 3…

Astrology Readings @ Karma 
Karma Yoga Center owners Katrina Gustafson and Michael Shankara are Western Astrologers in the lineage of Evolutionary Astrology. They are offering Full Astrology Readings to the community.
Learn how your birth chart can help you to understand your Karma and Dharma, and how to more fully realize your Soul’s purpose. This can be a powerful tool to deepen your spiritual path, work with limiting patterns, and open up more fully to your Soul’s gifts.
Birth Chart Astrology Reading
  • 90 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…
Birth Chart Cost
Astrology Readings are $180 Regular and $162 for Karma Members. Please be ready to provide your Birthdate, Birth Time, and Location of Birth 🙂

Relationship Readings
Couples and Partners can explore the Soul-Dynamics of their relationship through a joint reading. This will including looking at Karma/Dharma together, Collective Purpose of the Relationship, What is the best expression of the Relationship from the Soul Perspective, Lessons being Learned, Communication, and any other questions that are wanting to be explored.
Relationship Readings Cost
75 min and cost $250 Regular and $200 Karma Members. Please be ready to provide Birthdate, Birth Time, and Location of Birth for both people 🙂

Give the Gift of Astrology
You can purchase a reading as a gift for a friend, family member, or co-woker and it can be scheduled anytime. You can purchase a Gift Certificate HERE, or come to the studio to purchase, or contact us with below…

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Michael is the Astrologer for Birth Chart Readings, Relationship Readings, and transits. You can schdeule a reading by e-mailing Michael with the subject “Astrology Reading” or call 720-745-0184 for more info. Please be ready to provide your Birthdate, Birth Time, and Location of Birth 🙂
Katrina provides Spiritual Counseling, Crystal Healings and incorporates her innate understanding of astrology in her sessions. You can schdeule a session by e-mailing Katrina with the subject “Spiritual Counseling”  or “Crystal Healing.”
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    About Your Astrologers

    Michael Shankara

    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.