July 23, 2015

The big star we call the Sun will be moving into the constellation Leo tonight (July 22, 2015) at 11:30 pm.  Can you feel the shift?  It can be quite noticeable since we are leaving the lunar ruled sign of Cancer, that can have us feeling moody and deeply self reflective, and entering the self confident energy of Leo.


On the personality level you may find yourself standing up straighter, more energized to go out and do things and move away from self doubt.  Cancer and the moon that rules it are Yin and associated with Shakti.


Leo which is ruled by the Sun is confident and outgoing. It is Yang and associated with Shiva. We in the Northern Hemisphere are experiencing the height of Summer. We feel the heat and the emotional outward energy that the Sun/Leo can pull out of us. On a personality level, Leo can be the “Celebrity or Movie Star Energy”- flashy, self absorbed a...

February 26, 2015

Putting this series of AstroAsanas together has changed me on a very deep level.  It has allowed me the opportunity to deeply dive into each sign of the Zodiac in a different way that I have done before.


Like an actor preparing for a role, I allow myself to submerge into the energies of each sign and try to experience life from that perspective for a month or so.


Swimming in the waters of Pisces, the last sign of the Zodiac, has brought me to my knees, in a good way. To my knees in a sign of reverence and humility.


Each of the signs represents a piece of the life journey. The twelve of them together give us clues to how we are experiencing life and love and as I see it, the Life of Yoga.


Each of us has the energy of all twelve signs contained with in us. Some of the energies are are stronger than others and color what our current journey is about.


But the journey ultimate...

January 16, 2015

I have been studying astrology since the the late 1980’s when Steve and I moved to Colorado and worked with Sun Signs’s and Love Sign’s author, Linda Goodman.  Even when we were studying with Linda, I always found Aquarius a bit of an enigma.

The eclectic sign of consciousness, groups, …………


What does that mean? Group consciousness?


On the mundane level Aquarius is characterized as the absent minded professor, one who has knowledge but not necessarily common sense.

It is about freedom, independence, originality, unexpected, sudden, unpredictable change. inventions, cosmic consciousness, Divine Will………


See what I mean. These descriptors are so ungrounded there is nothing for my mind to hold on to about  Aquarius or Uranus, the planet that rules it.


At the same time, I must also admit, I am fascinated by the Energies it represents and have been since I sta...

December 19, 2014

Capricorn (December 21- January 20) has two festive Holidays nestled into its time frame.  We have Christmas with the celebration of the coming of the gifted Child and New Year’s which marks the first day of a new calendar year.


With all this celebrating it is interesting that many people are not so jovial. As a matter of fact many people in the Northern Hemisphere are languid and many even deal with depression at this time.


Instead of wanting to be social, many of us feel a desire to literally  go inside, into our homes and also into our own being. We feel the need to hibernate and recharge like some animals and the plants we see in our gardens. 


Such is the energy at the time of Capricorn. The Winter Solstice is marked by the sun moving into Capricorn. From that moment, the days begin to get longer. Although we know that to be true scientifically, we still feel the...

October 22, 2014

The chill is returning to the air here in the Northern Hemisphere. Many of us like Fall and the incredible colors it brings, but there is also simmering dread in some of us as we contemplate  what comes after Fall. Some like winter and it what it offers but for many of us feel the constriction in our bodies from the changing temperature and we feel a heaviness at least for a while as our bodies transition.


Enter the season of Scorpio. It is a fixed sign. The first sign of Fall. It has such a mixed feeling to it. The trees look like they are a blaze in flames as their leaves give us one last hurrah before dropping to the ground.  Nature, in our part of the world, yawns and readies itself for a coming time of increased darkness and seeming silence. But even in apparent dormancy life goes on. The creatures that truly hibernate still have a heart beat. The coming reclusi...

August 19, 2014

Ever since I was a little boy I believed in magic. I remember distinctly trying to make

things happen with my thoughts. Sometimes they did. The pure belief of a child’s innocence is powerful stuff. I believed that there were real places like the Hogwarts School of Witchcraft and Wizardry and that if you believed enough you could make magic happen.


This month as we enter the sign of Virgo we revisit the Alchemical powers of the god Mercury also known as Hermes.  Mercury was the only god granted the powers to travel back and forth between the heavens, the underworld and visit humans in the middle ground.


Mercury rules the sign Gemini as well of Virgo. In Gemini he can be flighty and ungrounded as he is distracted by all that glitters. There are good things about the Gemini sense of movement.


But as Mercury rules Virgo, we add the element of Earth to his moveme...

July 14, 2014

As you read this blog entry, think of some regal music like Trumpet Voluntary or Ode to Joy. “Da, da, da, da, da, da, da, da……. Something with big horns and lots and lots of grand energy.


Making an entrance on to our AstroAsana stage is Leo, the sign of the Lion, the king, or as the Egyptians called him, RA, the sun god. Leo is ruled by the Sun in both personality astrology and esoteric astrology so it can be hard for Leo to not feel like the center of attention with all the other planets moving around it.


Leo is the fifth sign of the zodiac and rules the fifth house. It is concerned with romance, children, entertainment and creativity. Leo’s make good leaders and they come across to their adoring fans as very confident and assured. They have a magnetism that is hard to ignore. There is something regal and majestic about the energy. It has heat or warmth that can attract...

June 17, 2014

Have you checked out our new monthly series.... AstroAsana? Rob Dorgan, assisted by Steve Bolia, are offering AstroAsana at our studio once per month. This special class instroduces information about the current astrological influences that may be affecting your life. Then you get to work with the sensation of the current energy in a fun, dynamic, and empowering asana class. Rob is a soulful teacher and Steve a supportive assistant. This class is offered at regular class prices, you can use your class pass, and is not to be missed!


Here's a little preview of what's to come from Rob:


The sun moves through all twelve signs of the zodiac in a twelve month period. We are currently in Gemini (May 20- June 21 for 2014) and then it shifts into Cancer ( June 21-July 22, 2014). Depending on your personal chart this shift from fun loving Gemini to nurturing Cancer may be subtle or...

May 16, 2014

As we get ready to kick off our kick AstroAsana Series at Shine, please enjoy this guest post by Rob Dorgan and Steve Bolia and then join us for the workshop on Sunday, May 18th from 1:30 - 3:30. You can preregister on the "workshops" tab at our MindBody Portal.


The sun changes from one sign of the zodiac to another every 30 days or so. The energy change from one sign to another can be quite jarring for some of us. It can also explain why certain months every year seem to be easier or harder than others. It is not always just the change of season but it can be how compatible our sun sign is with the current one we are living under.


May 20, 2014 the sun will move from grounded, security minded and yes, stubborn Taurus to Gemini. Gemini is the first air sign of the Astrological year (which begins with Aries). The air signs are more head centered—-in other words analytical....

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