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"If you can dream—and not make dreams your master;
If you can think—and not make thoughts your aim,
If you can meet with Triumph and Disaster
And treat those two impostors just the same."
-Rudyard Kipling
The New Moon is happening on the 13th of June 2018, at 22° Gemini 45‘ at 9:44 PM CEST (+2:00) or 2:44 PM EST (-5:00).
This Lunation
We clearly see that this New Moon holds the opening for a change in how we use our skills and knowledge with a long-term purpose for the future. It shows an opening in the way we communicate clearly and effectively our truth. No time for hollow and scattered interests all over the air. This New Moon demands a real change in how we use our intellect and channel our mind works towards the future and that which we want to manifest.
We have all felt the dynamics from the past three weeks, before and after the Full Moon in Sagittarius. There has been such an incredible excitement during these days: emotionally, mentally and spiritually.
We got this notion that some things really need to change in our lives and that we need to shed old layers from the past which are preventing us to keep evolving. But somehow in the process, we’ve become blocked.
One part has to do with the over-excitability we have about our dreams and ideals. But it also has to do the impossibility for us to grasp a clear way on how to bring these dreams and ideas into manifestation.
Some things has to leave. There is no doubt about it.
During this lunation, we have to accommodate the thoughts in our minds and the feelings in our heart, so that they can operate together efficiently in harmony. And this involves a proper sharpening of our intuition. When the intuition is wild and untamed, it can lose its effectiveness. We need to accommodate the intuitive mind, together with the rational mind in order to really bring something into manifestation.
To find out more read the full article and
go deep into more detail about this Moon along with all the Astrological Facts going on in our sky. Please visit Mara's blog here.
With the Sun in Cancer, Moon in Pisces and Leo Rising, Mara de Diego is an Astrology practitioner and a forever learner. Born in Panama, but currently living in Kingston, Jamaica, Mara works with the tropical zodiac, and the Porphyry house system.
Because of her dedication and continuous study she has gained enough experience to perform consultations with people and assess them through her website. If interested on her advice or a Full Astrological Chart Reading please visit
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In the Ashtanga Yoga method of practice we include and opening chanting and a closing chanting. Both have very deep meaning for both the practitioner and the teacher. But what do they mean? How are we supposed to chant them? Is there any importance to pitch and rythm? All this questions and more will be answered in this 1hr workshop were we will look at the opening, closing and some of the mantras we sing every Sunday. Come join us on this 1hr workshop that will bring you to a better understanding of the spirituality aspects of mantra chanting. Cost: $20 Both "Jump Back and Jump Through" and "Chanting" Workshops for: $50
June 17th, from 12:00 p.m. to 1:00 p.m. Casco Yoga Panama Calle José D. de la Obaldía Panama City, Panama
About the teacher
Student of the KPJAYI, José Luis Vélez has practiced Ashtanga Yoga since 2008 and has studied under the guidance of R. Saraswathi Jois since 2016. He has studied Yoga Philosophy and Sanskrit at Mysore, India with teachers such as Lakshmish Bhat at the KPJAYI and Vidvan Prof. H.V. Nagaraja Rao of the Mysore University and The Maharaja’s Sanskrit College. He has also studied Ayurveda with Vaidya Nixia Lino and Abhyanga Ayurvedic Oil Massage at the Suyoga Ayurvedic Massage Center in Mysore. José travels every year to Mysore, India to study with his teachers, reconnect and learn directly from the source.
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In the Ashtanga Yoga method of practice we do hundreds of jump backs to caturanga dandasana and through to dandasana. Many practitioners struggle with the principles behind the mechanics of this moves. That's why we will explore all the fundamental awareness exercises and go through the elements that build up the jumping back and through techniques for a correct use of momentum and energy. Come join us on this 2hr workshop that will help you have a better practice and understand more how to engage your core on an everyday basis. Cost: $40 Both "Jump Back and Jump Through" and "Chanting" Workshops for: $50
June 16th, from 2:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m. Casco Yoga Panama Calle José D. de la Obaldía Panama City, Panama
About the teacher
Student of the KPJAYI, José Luis Vélez has practiced Ashtanga Yoga since 2008 and has studied under the guidance of R. Saraswathi Jois since 2016. He has studied Yoga Philosophy and Sanskrit at Mysore, India with teachers such as Lakshmish Bhat at the KPJAYI and Vidvan Prof. H.V. Nagaraja Rao of the Mysore University and The Maharaja’s Sanskrit College. He has also studied Ayurveda with Vaidya Nixia Lino and Abhyanga Ayurvedic Oil Massage at the Suyoga Ayurvedic Massage Center in Mysore. José travels every year to Mysore, India to study with his teachers, reconnect and learn directly from the source.
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What’s valuable is not easy to access. We must search and find. On the other hand, it is always easier to conform and stay where we are. Challenges are frightening, that we know. But there are challenges that are worthy, and that we have to learn how to recognize.
The New Moon in Taurus is happening on the 15th of May 2018, in 24° Taurus 36’, at 13:49 (CEST), or 6:40 (EST).
She silently observes our mundane lives from above. She reveals ourselves in the flowers blooming, dropping along them her comforting smile. She whispers to our ears soft words of peace. Words that we might not understand, words coming in another language. The language of nature.
These Days: New Moon in Taurus Practical Meaning
This Moon encourages us to rejoice in Earth, to embrace the resources and skills Earth gives us with love by genuinely acknowledging them and using them. In powerful ways, this Moon coincides with the ingress of Uranus in Taurus, a strong energetic time that will revolutionize the way we relate with ourselves in different areas of life. This is the time for new beginnings. The land is fertile, the Moon whispers.
With the separating opposition to Jupiter Rx in Scorpio, tensions from the past week will start to soften much more. It is important here to understand that Jupiter retrograde in Scorpio tenses the Moon and the Sun in Taurus, and that can be a very sensitive point.
The Moon and the Sun in Taurus want tranquillity, a calming breath to connect back with our vital force, but Jupiter Rx in Scorpio knows that there is still much more to be discovered and learned (sometimes, the hard way).
So the sensation of being pulled away from life vitality, from Nature and from the comforts that we are used to is overpowering and can affect different areas of our lives in the current time.
Nevertheless, as this configuration begins to diminish and separate, what was difficult becomes experience, and experience gives us strength and knowledge.
And with this New Moon, we must really sit down with a cup of rich coffee, take a deep breath, close the eyes for some minutes, keep breathing consciously, think about the past, present and future, digest what was hard during that time, and slowly open the eyes with new confidence to keep going forward with what we have learned and with the desire to make the necessary changes.Then enjoy that cup of coffee, get a pen and a paper, and write your own findings about the latest experiences you’ve had (Venus is in Gemini and the mind is stimulated).
The Moon-Sun are also in a trine with the powerful duo Pluto and Mars in Capricorn. This indicates that there is fire there burning. There is motivation, confidence, strength and will to persevere. In the darkness of these New Moon days, we must go through and find that spark of personal power. To find out more read the full article and
go deep into more detail about this Moon along with all the Astrological Facts going on in our sky. Please visit Mara's blog here.
With the Sun in Cancer, Moon in Pisces and Leo Rising, Mara de Diego is an Astrology practitioner and a forever learner. Born in Panama, but currently living in Kingston, Jamaica, Mara works with the tropical zodiac, and the Porphyry house system.
Because of her dedication and continuous study she has gained enough experience to perform consultations with people and assess them through her website. If interested on her advice or a Full Astrological Chart Reading please visit
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The Full Moon in Scorpio is happening on the 30th of April 2018, at 2:59 AM (CEST +2:00), or the 29th of April 2018 at 7:59 PM (EST -5:00). The degree is 9° Scorpio 39’.
One of the most stunning and penetrating lunations is that one which happens when the Sun is in Taurus and the Moon is in Scorpio. A Lunation that holds the light upon the mystery, the light upon what is hidden, and the light upon the vibrating power that lies within us. This is the Full Moon in Scorpio. Silent, mysterious, penetrating and seductive. The meaning that it embodies is that one of regeneration through the transcendence of pain, crisis or fears.
In the Hellenistic Astrology tradition, when the Moon is in the sign of Scorpio, she is said to be in a detrimental position. The Moon likes to be in comfort, in protection and within her sacred boundaries. But Scorpio challenges her. Like the mountain challenges the climber when they meet each other for the first time. Like the adrenaline rush one experiences when getting into the zone of another person. Like the fear one feels when breaking the protective walls and letting oneself trust another person.
Scorpio dresses the Moon in seductive mystery. Too frightening perhaps, but too tempting to resist. One just needs to let go and discover the magic which happens. And this is an ancient symbolism embedded in Pagan Nature. This Full Moon happens just before the feast of Beltane: the feast of sensuality, sexuality, fertility and consummation of love.
Now, the Moon is in Scorpio, in co-presence with Jupiter retrograde in Scorpio, in opposition to the Sun in Taurus. In addition, the Moon is sextile to Saturn in Capricorn, in square to the Nodal Axis and in trine with Neptune in Pisces.
So this is a time charged with discovery opportunities in the personal and transpersonal level. Getting to know ourselves better by letting go to the mysteries calling us. Getting to discover new aspects of ourselves, by engaging deeper with other persons. Challenging ourselves with new experiences. But we must be aware that getting out of the comfort zone is not easy. But it is good to remain aware that there is always a transformative power in every action we decide to step in. And this power is greater as we get out of the comfort zone and experience the world in new positive ways.
With the sextile to Saturn in Capricorn, there might be also opportunities to grow in the professional arena. Perhaps these opportunities might not be the most comfortable, nor the easiest ones. To find out more read the full article and
go deep into more detail about this Moon along with all the Astrological Facts going on in our sky. Please visit Mara's blog here.
With the Sun in Cancer, Moon in Pisces and Leo Rising, Mara de Diego is an Astrology practitioner and a forever learner. Born in Panama, but currently living in Kingston, Jamaica, Mara works with the tropical zodiac, and the Porphyry house system.
Because of her dedication and continuous study she has gained enough experience to perform consultations with people and assess them through her website. If interested on her advice or a Full Astrological Chart Reading please visit
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