- 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 meaning of life is to find your gift. The purpose of life is to give it away.” – Pablo Picasso
Balance. Relationship. Service. Welcome to Libra time of year and the Fall Equinox on Sep 22. The sun will leave the discerning and personal sign of Virgo, entering Libra until Oct 22 but not before the Virgo new moon on Sep 17. This new moon will trine the planet Saturn, giving a boost of wisdom, action and support. Saturn is our Karma and our Life Purpose put into action. The Sun & Moon represent our personal self- Outer & Inner worlds. When our personal self aligns with our Karma and Life Purpose, it is a call to action to share our gifts with the world- thus our mantra from Pablo Picasso, “The meaning of life is to find your gift.
The purpose of life is to give it away.”
The Sun & Virgo New Moon will also square the Karmic Nodes of Fate on Sep 17. This is a crossroads between the past and the future. Do you want to repeat old karmas and patterns or would you like to step into your future, sharing your gift with the world? It seems like an obvious answer, but Mercury will also be squaring Jupiter- your mind going up against the Truth, Faith & Trust. It may be tempting to try to “think and justify” staying in your old ways because they are familiar. But, be aware that Karma and the Truth cannot be “tricked” by the mind. Step into your power and trust that process.
Sep 18-20 will be the Jewish New Year with Rosh Hashanah, the celcbration of creation. Light a candle, offer a prayer and share a community meal.
Mercury will continue on to square Pluto on Sep 20. This is a similar reiteration of the above theme. Pluto is the Soul and the power of evolution. We are again being asked to step into our Life’s purpose and this time it is coming form our own inner conscience. Be curious, be a seeker and be adaptable. Listen to your heart and the mind will follow.
All this energy will be seeding the start of Fall and the Autumn Equinox where the day and night are equal. The beginning of fall is governed by the Sun entering Libra. Libra energy seeks balance, harmonious relationships, communication, and sharing of gifts and resources. The fall time of year is traditionally when we gather together, share our resources and begin community preparations for winter. This earth based wisdom is returning to our awareness as a healthier way to live and co-exists. Seek out the wisdom of community, the elders, and Mother Earth this time of year.
On sep 23 Mercury will square Saturn and the 1/2 moon in Capricorn. Saturn is our Karma and Life Purpose in action. Mercury may try to “get busy” with other things and resist doing the Soul work needed here. The the moon is our emotions and the square may reveal where we are selfish or childish in our outlook. However, it can be an opportunity to be our own inner parent and offer up self nurturing and guidance.
The following day, Mercury will oppose Mars. Oppositions are like the phrase “yes and.” They include 2 energies together. Mars is your will power/masculine drive and Mercury is your thoughts and curiosity. Seek to have them harmonize instead of creating dissonance.
Mercury changes signs from Libra to Scorpio on Sep 27. Mercury can be quite comfortable in Scorpio. Scorpio is intensity, passion, intimacy, and merging- it is also the underworld/hidden part of your Soul. Mercury is the communicator and Quicksilver. Meaning it has permission to go in and do the Shadow work – or another way to put it- look at your shit. Mercury in Scorpio is the Hero/Heroin’s Journey. We need to go into our dark places and seek to understand, heal and integrate that part of our selves. As Joseph Campbell wrote, the dark cave is where the treasure lies, meaning we find wholeness when we can integrate our shadow. Be aware though not to just do shadow work. We need the light as well as time to rest and integrate. Take a break, go for a swim and get some sunlight.
And now a lovely aspect with Venus trining Mars of Sep 28. This is love and harmony between the feminine and masculine, and could bring some healing from the intensity of the Venus/Mars square 2 weeks ago on the Labor Day weekend. This Yin/Yang love is supported by Saturn ending it’s 4 1/2 month retrograde and going Direct! Hallelujah! Saturn is Karma and your Purpose and gives momentum to that Venus/Mars Trine.
The Sun will oppose Chiron on Sep 29. Chiron is a dwarf planet in our solar system and is the archetype of the Wounded Healer, The Rainbow Bridge and the Master Teacher. This is our wounds sitting down with our personal selves for a talk. Hopefully, it is an opportunity to learn from our past mistakes and traumas, using them as gifts to help others. Chiron is an integral part of how we can fulfill our Soul’s purpose- we teach from our mistakes and help others. Be aware however as Mars will square Saturn this same day. This can look like our ego fighting our Karmic duties. Is this case, Karma will always have the last word.
This takes us to the Aries Full Moon on Oct 1.
Song Credit: Ashana