Upcoming events, yoga classes, and your horoscope

Happy second Tuesday of Autumn!

"The Self is a circle, whose center is everywhere and whose circumference is nowhere." 
- Carl G. Jung

I will be offering yoga classes:

*Thursday evenings, 6:30-7:30 pm, starting October 4th at the Palisades Recreation Center, located at 5200 Sherier Place NW, Washington, DC 20016. It is a newly renovated space overlooking the woods and the classes are completely free. Drop-ins welcome. Bring your own mat or email me at least 24 hours in advance if you need a mat reserved for you. I have plenty of extra mats however they are stored at my house, so I need to know ahead of time how many to bring. 

*Saturday mornings at 10:00 am, starting October 13th at the Arts Club of Washington, located at 2017 I (Eye) Street NW, Washington, DC 20006. These classes cost a $10 donation to the organization. Same mat rules apply. 

I am starting to keep a yoga and event calendar here: http://www.jameson.live/calendar/

Please join me at these upcoming events:

FABUM will be hosting a sound bath with Tibetan singing bowls - an Autumnal gathering for rejuvenation and creativity on Tuesday, October 9th. RSVP here: https://fabumautumnal.eventbrite.com

The Diplomats of Dance Society will be hosting an evening happy (2) hour(s) from 6:30-8:30pm at the Darlington House in Dupont Circle on Monday, October 22nd ahead of the premiere of Dana Tai Soon Burgess Dance Company's "Silhouettes" at the National Portrait Gallery (October 27th and 30th). Mingle with other dance fans and arts-interested Washingtonians. Tickets are a donation to the dance company, (a 501c3 non-profit organization) and include hors d'oeuvres as well as a themed 'Diplomat' cocktail. RSVP here: https://silhouettes_happy2hour.eventbrite.com

Below is your horoscope, and may the changing season bring about the bliss of shedding that which is unneeded and nourishing the ground for what is. 


Week beginning October 4
Copyright 2018 by Rob Brezsny 
Grammar key: Asterisks equal *italics*

LIBRA (Sept. 23-Oct. 22): Libran astrophysicist Neil deGrasse Tyson 
offers this observation: "When you look for things in life like love, 
meaning, motivation, it implies they are sitting behind a tree or under a 
rock. [But] the most successful people in life recognize that in life they 
create their own love, they manufacture their own meaning, they 
generate their own motivation." I think Tyson's simple wisdom is exactly 
what you need to hear right now, Libra. You're primed for a breakthrough 
in your ability to create your own fate.

SCORPIO (Oct. 23-Nov. 21): Japanese entrepreneur Hiroki Terai has 
created a business that offers crying therapy. His clients watch short 
videos specially formulated to make them weep. A professional helper is 
on hand to gently wipe their tears away and provide comforting words. 
"Tears have relaxing and healing effects," says an Okinawan musician who 
works as one of the helpers. Hiroki Terai adds, "It has been said that one 
drop of tear has the effect of relieving stress for a week." I wish there 
were a service like this near where you live, Scorpio. The next two weeks 
will be a perfect time to relieve pent-up worry and sadness and anxiety 
through cathartic rituals like crying. What other strategies might work for 

SAGITTARIUS (Nov. 22-Dec. 21): Fling out friendly feelers! Sling out 
interesting invitations! Figure out how to get noticed for all the right 
reasons! Make yourself so interesting that no one can resist your 
proposals! Use your spunky riddle-solving powers to help ease your tribe's 
anxieties. Risk looking odd if that will make you smarter! Plunk yourself 
down in pivotal places where vitality is welling up! Send out telepathic 
beams that say, "I'm ready for sweet adventure. I'm ready for invigorating 

CAPRICORN (Dec. 22-Jan. 19): "Someone spoke to me last night, told me 
the truth," writes poet Doeianne Laux. "I knew I should make myself get 
up, write it down, but it was late, and I was exhausted from working. Now 
I remember only the flavor." I offer these thoughts, Capricorn, in the hope 
that they'll help you avoid Laux's mistake. I'm quite sure that crucial 
insights and revelations will be coming your way, and I want you to do 
whatever's necessary to completely capture them so you can study and 
meditate on them at length.

AQUARIUS (Jan. 20-Feb. 18): As a young man, Aquarian poet Louis Dudek 
struck up a correspondence with renowned poet Ezra Pound, who was 32 
years older. Dudek "admired him immensely," and "loved him for the joy 
and the luminosity" of his poetry, but also resented him "for being so 
magnificent." With a mix of mischief and adulation, Dudek wrote a poem 
to his hero. It included these lines: "For Christ's sake, you didn't invent 
sunlight. There was sun dazzle before you. But you talk as if you made 
light or discovered it." I hope his frisky tone might inspire you to try 
something similar with your own idols. It would be healthy to be more 
playful and lighthearted about anything or anyone you take too seriously 
or give enormous power to.

PISCES (Feb. 19-March 20): In his book *Till We Have Faces*, C. S. Lewis 
writes, "Holy places are dark places. It is life and strength, not knowledge 
and words, that we get in them. Holy wisdom is not clear and thin like 
water, but thick and dark like blood." In that spirit, and in accordance with 
astrological omens, I suggest you seek out dark holy places that evoke 
wonder and reverence, even awe. Hopefully, you will be inspired thereby 
to bring new beauty into your life. You'll be purged of trivial concerns and 
become receptive to a fresh promise from your future life.

ARIES (March 21-April 19): *Electra* is an action-packed story written by 
ancient Greek playwright Sophocles. It features epic characters taking 
drastic action in response to extreme events. In contrast to that text is 
Marcel Proust's novel *In Search of Lost Time*, which draws from the 
sensitive author's experiences growing up, coming of age, and falling in 
love, all the while in quest for meaning and beauty. Author Virginia Woolf 
compared the two works, writing, "In six pages of Proust we can find 
more complicated and varied emotions than in the whole of the 
*Electra*." In accordance with astrological omens, I recommend that you 
specialize in the Proustian mode rather than the Sophoclean. Your feelings 
in the next five weeks could be as rich and interesting and educational as 
they have been in a long time. Honor them!

TAURUS (April 20-May 20): Researchers in Maryland have created a new 
building material with a strength-to-weight ratio that's eight times better 
than steel. It's an effective insulator, and in some forms can be bent and 
folded. Best of all, it's biodegradable and cost-effective. The stuff is 
called nanowood, and is derived from lightweight, fast-growing trees like 
balsa. I propose that we make it your main metaphor for the foreseeable 
future. Why? Because I think you're primed to locate or create your own 
version of a flexible, durable, robust building block.

GEMINI (May 21-June 20): The U.S. Secretary of Defense paid an official 
visit to Indonesia early this year. The government arranged for him to 
observe soldiers as they demonstrated how tough and well-trained they 
were. Some of the troops shimmied through broken glass, demolished 
bricks with their heads, walked through fire, and bit heads off snakes. I 
hope you won't try stunts like that in the coming weeks, Gemini. It will be 
a favorable time for you to show off your skills and make strong 
impressions. You'll be wise to impress important people with how creative 
and resourceful you are. But there's no need to try too hard or resort to 

CANCER (June 21-July 22): i confess that i have a fuzzy self-image. With 
odd regularity, i don't seem to know exactly what or who i am. For 
example, i sometimes think i'm so nice and polite that i need to toughen 
up. But on other occasions i feel my views are so outrageous and 
controversial that i should tone myself down. Which is true? Often, i even 
neglect to capitalize the word "i." You have probably experienced some of 
this fuzziness, my fellow Cancerian. But you're now in a favorable phase  
to cultivate a more definitive self-image. Here's a helpful tip: We 
Cancerians have a natural talent for inspiring people to love us. This ability 
will come in especially handy as we work on making an enduring upgrade 
from i to I. Our allies' support and feedback will fuel our inner efforts to 
clarify our identity.

LEO (July 23-Aug. 22): "I am a little afraid of love, it makes me rather 
stupid." So said author Simone de Beauvoir in a letter she wrote to her 
lover, Nelson Algren. I'm happy to let you know, Leo, that during the next 
twelve months, love is likely to have the opposite effect on you. 
According to my analysis of the astrological omens, it will tend to make 
you smarter and more perceptive. To the degree that you expand your 
capacity for love, you will become more resilient and a better decision-
maker. As you get the chance to express love with utmost skill and 
artistry, you will awaken dormant potentials and boost your personal 

VIRGO (Aug. 23-Sept. 22): Your theme in the coming weeks is the art of 
attending to details. But wait! I said "the art." That means attending to 
details with panache, not with overly meticulous fussing. For inspiration, 
meditate on St. Francis Xavier's advice, "Be great in little things." And 
let's take his thought a step further with a quote from author Richard 
Shivers: "Be great in little things, and you will be given opportunity to do 
big things." Novelist Tom Robbins provides us with one more nuance: 
"When we accept small wonders, we qualify ourselves to imagine great