Upcoming things and your spring equinox horoscope...
I would be thrilled to see you at an upcoming yoga class or at the event this Friday at the Arts Club of Washington with Lester Hyman. The sound bath and meditation that we put together 10 days ago with FABUM and Crystal Ashram was another harmonizing and marvelous occasion. We will do more of these.
A full moon for tomorrow's Spring Equinox:
From Earthsky.org: "The March 20-21, 2019, full moon ushers in the first full moon of spring for the Northern Hemisphere, and the first full moon of autumn for the Southern Hemisphere. This full moon is also a supermoon, particularly close to Earth. It comes less than four hours after the arrival of the March 20 equinox.
This is the closest coincidence of a full moon with the March equinox since March 2000 – 19 years ago. The full moon and March equinox won’t happen less than one day apart again for another 11 years, until March 2030."
Tomorrow begins a brilliant time to allow centering of body and mind amidst the unique frequencies of moon and earth.
Final Free Restorative Yoga Class for March
This Thursday (the 21st) evening at 6:30 p.m. will be the last free Integrated Restorative Yoga class with me for this month at the Palisades Recreation Center. We will be off next Thursday (the 28th) and resume April 4th with free Yoga Nidra classes in the same time slot for the month of April. I am looking forward to practicing, rejuvenating and breathing!
Saturday morning yoga classes will continue as usual at 10:00 a.m. at the Arts Club of Washington.
A Night with JFK and the Kennedys
Join for an evening of cocktails, incredible stories and if you like, dinner with a political luminary. Lester Hyman's perspectives are as relevant to today's political atmosphere as they are entertaining.
Coinciding with the launch of his book “JFK, The Kennedys and Me”, I will interview Hyman at the Arts Club of Washington on Friday, March 22nd.
Hyman has known every U.S. President since Dwight Eisenhower. He was a favorite escort of the famed advice columnist Ann Landers. He was also JFK's mentee as a young man.
6:30 p.m. - Cocktail Hour and optional book signing begins
7:30 p.m. - Stories and Q&A with Mr. Hyman
8:15 p.m. - Seated 3-course dinner (optional)
Originally from Providence, R.I., Lester Hyman first entered politics as the chairman of the Democratic Party in Massachusetts during a pivotal time in political history. Before that though, he was a young, ambitious Jewish lad that was intimately mentored by a senator whose father was (ironically) a powerful and anti-semetic Irish-American patriarch. That senator also became the first Catholic U.S. President, and one of the 20th century's most famous names.
“I came to D.C. for the Kennedy family in 1969,” Hyman told The Hill. After JFK's assassination, he continued meaningful relationships with Bobby, Teddy and other members of 'Camelot'.
A lawyer and longtime political insider, Hyman has vetted Cabinet and Supreme Court picks for President Bill Clinton, as well as Hillary Clinton during her two presidential campaigns. He currently acts as United States Legal Counselor for the British Virgin Islands, where he keeps a home on the island of Tortola.
FREE WILL ASTROLOGY
Week beginning March 21
Copyright 2019 by Rob Brezsny
ARIES (March 21-April 19):
During the coming weeks, everything that needs to happen will indeed happen only if you surprise yourself on a regular basis. So I hope you will place yourself in unpredictable situations where you won't be able to rely on well-rehearsed responses. I trust that you will regard innocence and curiosity and spontaneity as your superpowers. Your willingness to change your mind won't be a mark of weakness but rather a sign of strength.
TAURUS (April 20-May 20):
In the animated kids' film Over the Hedge, ten talking animals come upon a massive, towering hedge they've never seen. The friendly group consists of a skunk, red squirrel, box turtle, two opossums, and five porcupines. The hedge perplexes and mystifies them. It makes them nervous. There's nothing comparable to it in their previous experience. One of the porcupines says she would be less afraid of it if she just knew what it was called, whereupon the red squirrel suggests that from now on they refer to it as "Steve." After that, they all feel better. I recommend that you borrow their strategy in the coming weeks. If a Big Unknown arrives in your vicinity, dub it "Steve" or "Betty."
GEMINI (May 21-June 20):
I urge you to locate a metaphorical or very literal door that will give you access to a place that affords you more freedom and healing and support. Maybe you already know about the existence of this door—or maybe it's not yet on your radar. Here's advice from Clarissa Pinkola Éstes that might help. "If you have a deep scar, that is a door," she writes. "If you have an old, old story, that is a door. If you love the sky and the water so much that you almost cannot bear it, that is a door. If you yearn for a deeper life, a full life, a sane life, that is a door."
CANCER (June 21-July 22):
Musician Carole Kaye is the most famous bass guitarist you've never heard of. Over the course of five decades, she has plied her soulful talents on more than 10,000 recordings, including gems by Frank Zappa, Stevie Wonder, Frank Sinatra, Simon and Garfunkel, and the Beach Boys. Twenty-seven-time Grammy winner Quincy Jones has testified that Kaye has written "some of the most beautiful themes I've ever heard in my life" and that she "could do anything and leave men in the dust." I trust this horoscope will expand the number of people who appreciate her. I also hope you'll be inspired to become more active in spreading the word about the gifts that you have to offer the world. It's high time to make sure that people know more of the beautiful truth about you.
LEO (July 23-Aug. 22):
"When you want happiness, what are you wanting?" asks aphorist Olivia Dresher. The repeat of an event that made you feel good in the past? A sweet adventure you've thought about but never actually experienced? Here's a third possibility. Maybe happiness is a state you could feel no matter what your circumstances are; maybe you could learn how to relax into life exactly as it is, and feel glad about your destiny wherever it takes you. In my opinion, Leo, that third approach to happiness will be especially natural for you to foster in the coming weeks.
VIRGO (Aug. 23-Sept. 22):
There are old traditions in many cultures that pay special attention to the first brick or stone that is laid in the earth to initiate the construction of a future building. It's called a cornerstone or foundation stone. All further work to create the new structure refers back to this original building block, and depends on it. I'm pleased to inform you that now is a favorable phase to put your own metaphorical cornerstone in place, Virgo. You're ready to begin erecting a structure or system that will serve you for years to come. Be sure you select the right place for it, as well as the best building materials.
LIBRA (Sept. 23-Oct. 22):
Born under the sign of Libra, Ivan Kharchenko (1918–1989) was a military officer and engineer for the Soviet army. His specialty was disarming explosive devices before they detonated. Over the course of his career, he defused an estimated 50,000 bombs and mines. Let's make him your patron saint for the coming weeks. Why? Because I suspect you will be able to summon a metaphorical version of his power: an extraordinary capacity to keep volatile situations from blowing up. You'll be a virtuoso at waging peace and preventing strife.
SCORPIO (Oct. 23-Nov. 21):
There was a time, less than a century ago, when pink was considered a masculine color and blue a feminine hue. In previous eras, many European men sported long hair, wore high heels, and favored clothes with floral patterns. Franklin D. Roosevelt, one of America's most prominent twentieth-century presidents, sometimes wore skirts and feather-bedecked hats as a child. With these facts as your keystone, and in accordance with astrological omens, I encourage you to experiment with your own gender expressions in the coming weeks. It's prime time to have fun with the way you interpret what it means to be a man or woman—or any other gender you might consider yourself to be.
SAGITTARIUS (Nov. 22-Dec. 21):
According to estimates by population experts, about 109 billion humans have been born on planet Earth over the millennia. And yet I'm quite sure that not a single one of those other individuals has been anything like you. You are absolutely unique, an unmatched treasure, a one-of-a-kind creation with your own special blend of qualities. And in my prophetic view, you're ready to fully acknowledge and celebrate these facts on a higher octave than ever before. It's high time for you to own your deepest authenticity; to work with extra devotion to express your soul's code; to unabashedly claim your idiosyncratic genius.
CAPRICORN (Dec. 22-Jan. 19):
We don't know as much about European history between the sixth and ninth centuries as we do about other eras. Compared to the times that preceded and followed it, cultural and literary energies were low. Fewer records were kept. Governments were weaker and commerce was less vigorous. But historians don't like to use the term "Dark Ages" to name that period because it brought many important developments and activities, such as improvements in farming techniques. So in some ways, "Lost Ages" might be a more apropos descriptor. Now let's turn our attention to a metaphorically comparable phase of your own past, Capricorn: an era that's a bit fuzzy in your memory; a phase about which your understanding is incomplete. I suspect that the coming weeks will be an excellent time to revisit that part of your life and see what new evidence and insights you can mine.
AQUARIUS (Jan. 20-Feb. 18):
Why do some American libraries ban certain books, ensuring they're unavailable to local readers? The reasons may be because they feature profanity or include references to sex, drug use, the occult, atheism, and unusual political viewpoints. Marjane Satrapi's Persepolis is one of the most frequently censored books. Others are Maya Angelou's I Know Why the Caged Bird Sings, Beloved, by Toni Morrison, and The Kite Runner, by Khaled Hosseini. In my astrological opinion, these are exactly the kinds of books you should especially seek out in the coming weeks. In fact, I suggest you commune with a variety of art and ideas and influences that are controversial, provocative, and intriguing.
PISCES (Feb. 19-March 20):
At the age of 97, Piscean cartoonist Al Jaffee is still creating new material for the satirical Madmagazine, where he has worked since 1964. There was one 63-year stretch when his comic stylings appeared in all but one of Mad's monthly issues. I nominate him to be your role model during the next four weeks. It's a favorable time for you to access and express a high degree of tenacity, stamina, and consistency.