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…
Sep 20 -Oct 20
“Rise Above The Duality”
Tidal Shift and Chaos. Crisis and Creation. Day and Night. This is the tipping point and the bending between two different realities. One it the old structure of control, constriction, and suppression. The other is expansion, awakening, and liberation. Both forces are in a seeming battle of duality. Each wave of the clash creates Chaos- the Void that precedes creation and rebirth. Two perceptions are locked in polarity. This can be fearful, inspiring more polarization, duality, and attempts for control. RISE ABOVE THE DUALITY.
We are entering a month that will bring huge energetic swings as 4 Planets will change directions from Retrograde to Direct, creating a tidal swirl of reality. It all kicks off with the transpersonal Full Moon in Pisces on Sep 20. When the moon is full, it is literally and figuratively lighting up the darkness. And in this case shining upon the Collective Consciousness, Pandemics, Fear, and Spirituality. Pisces is the Alpha & the Omega, the Absolute, and the Unified Field. The Moon is our inner world, our need for security, nurturing, and our intuitive selves. Each one of us is taking a swim in the deep, cosmic waters of the collective. This includes fears, fantasies, anguish, ecstasy, enlightenment, and release. Our conscious and subconscious truths can be reflected and swallowed up by each one of us at this time. Getting caught in the duality of the material plane will create more troubles. RISE ABOVE THE DUALITY.
In the Mayan tradition throughout Guatemala, Belize and The Yucatan, there is the symbol of the Double Headed Jaguar Throne- the most prominent one is at the pyramid of Uxmal in Mexico carved in stone. All around Lake Atitlan in Guatemala, artisans carve this same symbol in wood as a bench. And it is printed in stone at the site of Palenque, with the avatar Pakal Votan seated in the middle of the throne, rising above the duality. The double headed jaguar depicts the duality of life here on Earth University. (This is the same as the Yin/Yang symbol from the Taoist tradition.) The path of a seeker is to understand and transcend the duality- right & wrong, mortal & immortal, and material & immaterial. When one reaches this state they are no longer pulled into the crisis and fear of duality, and rise above it. At this point, the seeker awakens and receives the honor to sit on the throne about the duality, above the double headed jaguar. If you would like to see an actual throne- we have one at Karma that we brought back from Guatemala 🙂
The Autumn Equinox is on Sep 22 as the sun moves into Libra. This is another marker of the cycle of duality. We are moving from Summer to Fall and from Light to Dark. The leaves start to die and fall from the tree. Libra is the sign of Balance, Justice, Diplomacy, and Collaboration. While it can portray the duality of “us vs. them” it also seeks union, common ground, and peace. Connect to this seasonal portal, and use the rhythms of Mother Gaia to teach about the duality and how to rise above it. The leaves may fall and die, but the tree remains.
Oct 6-18 will be the chaotic swirl as Pluto, Saturn, Jupiter and Mercury all shift from retrograde to direct. Pluto is first on Oct 6, and is the power of the Soul, Evolution, Transformation, and what has been suppressed/hidden. Oct 6 is also the Libra New Moon and a fertile time for intention setting. Saturn follows on Oct 10, The Old Structure, Oligarchy and Power turning direct in the sign of Aquarius- revolution, awakening and shock! On Oct 17 Jupiter turns rudder and goes direct as well, after dipping into Pisces and back into Aquarius. This is about questing for Truth, Mother Nature, and Faith. Finally, Mercury will both go retrograde on Sep 26 and then direct on Oct 18, all in the sign of Libra- the choices we make, balance, relationships, and the mind. Waves will rise and turn the ocean of the collective. You can either be swept up in the tidal shift or rise above it and surf! This chaotic time will be ripe for creation and opportunity for those who can see the through the chaos. Doors will open.
Oct 9 will be an interesting day as the Sun, Mercury and Mars will all be conjunct in Libra. This is an unusually alignment of all 3 energies. The sun is our persona and life force. Mercury is the psychopomp, able to move between the worlds. Mars is our Will Power, initiator and force of desire. Take this day as a boost to know your Psyche & Soul Purpose, Go for it! Begin the journey and commit your Will Power to your Soul’s Desire. Take the path of the seeker to Rise Above The Duality and envision yourself seated on the Jaguar throne. See you at the Aries Full Moon on Oct 20.
- 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.