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 Monthly Cosmic Download…
Jan 17 – Feb 16
“Re-Examine All That You Have Been Told…
Dismiss That Which Insults Your Soul”
165 years ago Walt Whitman had published his poetry collection Leaves of Grass, exploring the stirring in his Soul and the awakening of Spirit he felt through Nature. It is 1856 and the Transcendental movement was re-awakening people to find Truth in their own hearts and intuition- return to the Earth and find Spirit within and without. These were also very turbulent times of colonialism, slavery, economic depression, oppression of human liberty & sovereignty, and wars around the globe. This was the last time the planets Jupiter and Neptune met up in the sign of Pisces, as they are again in 2022. Jupiter is beliefs, truths, optimism, and connection to Mother Nature. Neptune is Spirituality, The Beyond, Transcendence, and Unity. Pisces is Consciousness, The Unified Field, Spirit, The Alpha & Omega, and Creativity. We are at this same precipice right now and two realities are spiraling out. One is the possibility of solutions, unity, connection, and a return to earth. The other is death, destruction, slavery, cyborgs and loss of Soul. So we turned to Walt Whitman for guidance through this return to the Jupiter/Neptune conjunction in Pisces: “Re-Examine All That You Have Been Told…Dismiss That Which Insults Your Soul.”
With this energy palpable in the field, we kick off our report with a Cancer Full Moon square the Moons Nodes (eclipse points) on Jan 17. This full moon is about Feeling, Sensing, Intuition, Conscience, and Emotional Intelligence. Our modern world has demoted these feminine (Yin) states of consciousness and considers them invalid, unprovable, and disputable by authority figures of intellect and institution. What do you know from your own divine intelligence? What is your intuition telling you? How is your sacred vessel of your body reacting to the current state of the collective consciousness?
The potency of this full moon may shake you at a Soul level because is square the Karma Nodes of Fate on the same day that they change signs. For the last 18 months the nodes have been in Sagittarius & Gemini (The Axis of Truth & Information) and switched into Scorpio & Taurus (the axis of Survival, The Body and The Soul). This is also the axis of the Earth, The Underworld, Death, Destruction, and Rebirth. It is considered the most intense spectrum of astrological signs. The South Node is going to plow through Scorpio until July 2023. The S. Node is what needs to healed, transformed, let go and rebirthed. Scorpio in it’s shadow side is what is hidden, secrets, power struggles, deception, death, destruction, loss, suppression, and the Underworld of the Soul. It is healed by Truth, vulnerability, intimacy, connection, open hearted-ness, surrender, and letting go. Some seriously astounding things may churn out of the collective at this time that have been mis-truths, deceptions, and lies. The North Node enters Taurus where the collective is being guided to go towards- Mother Earth, Healing, The Body, Intuition, Yin & Feminine Wisdom, Connection, Our Food and Medicines from Nature, and Thriving in Community. The path is laid out for what we need to do on both sides- from the Body to the Soul. So again the words of Walt Whitman called to our hearts: “Re-Examine All That You Have Been Told…Dismiss That Which Insults Your Soul”
Uranus will go Direct on Jan 18 after almost 6 months of retrograde. Uranus is the energy of Lightning, Revelation, Awakening, and bringing the Soul to the Ego. The genie has been let out of the bottle. This electric lightning bolt is hanging out in the sign of Taurus and influencing the N. Node that has just slipped into the same sign. Uranus is sometimes called the Great Awakener and can bring radical, dramatic, and sudden shifts into the field. If we align with the our Personal and Collective Dharma (The Axis of the Nodes), this is a harmonious shift. If we do not, it can be traumatic. Either way, lightning will strike.
Mercury is Retrograde in Aquarius and Capricorn from Jan 14 – Feb 3, conjunction Pluto 3 times as it goes forward, back, and forward again. The mind comes the Soul. Pluto rules Scorpio- where the South Node has entered- so this will also bring in the intensity of the nodal shift as it is activated by Mercury. Bring the mind to the Soul and question all that you have been told “in school or church or in any book, and dismiss whatever insults your Soul.”
Venus goes Direct on Jan 29 and is the ruler of Taurus, guiding us back to the Feminine Consciousness of Intuition, Feeling and our Bodies. Jan 31 is the Aquarius New Moon and the Chinese New Year of the Water Tiger. We like that! Both energies will activate Pluto and the intensity of the Soul. The field is ripe for Spiritual transformation and a return to our Bodies, Mother Earth, and Inner Truth. Hold-on and read some Walt Whitman for inspiration. See you at the Leo Full Moon on Feb 16.
- 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.