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Sun in Taurus | Moon in Pisces, Aries & Taurus

We can release all that no longer works for us, by the stretching, strengthening and grounding of our practice. The Sun (Ha) is in earthy Taurus, which rules the neck, the junction between the head and the body, carrying so much vital information in the jugular, the trachea and the central nervous system. Problems with the neck indicate being too much in your head or too much in the body, and we need to find the balance here. Taurus is about being grounded and so feeling safe and secure as a result. The Moon finishes by being in Taurus ready for the Taurus new moon and new beginnings.

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Sun in Aries | Moon in Aquarius, Pisces, Aries & Taurus

The Sun (Ha) is in fiery Aries. Aries rules the head, the brain, the eyes and the muscles. Yoga is good for all the muscles, but you can focus on specific areas of need too. The Moon (Tha) starts off just in Aquarius, so focusing on the circulatory system, before moving into Pisces. Pisces rules the feet and the immune system. We can feel quite ungrounded at this time, so it's important to focus on the feet. Next, the Moon moves into Aries, to prepare for the Aries new moon, ruling the head, brain, eyes, muscles again, feeling this all doubly, emotionally too, and so the mind. The Moon then finishes by being in Taurus briefly, ruling the neck and throat particularly. We can release all that no longer works for us, by the stretching, strengthening and grounding of our practice.

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Sun in Pisces & Aries | Moon in Taurus, Gemini & Cancer

A gentle but strengthening and grounding class to heal and soothe, releasing stress and boosting the immune system. The last session with the Sun (Ha) in watery Pisces. Pisces rules the feet, and it is important to keep them firmly on the ground while still allowing ourselves to dream. The Sun then moves into Aries which rules the muscles. If the mind is tense, so are our muscles and vice versa.

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Sun in Pisces | Moon in Aquarius, Pisces & Aries

With the Sun (Ha) in Pisces and then the Moon (Tha) in Pisces for the new moon, the emphasis is very much on our health, strengthening the immune system. So, we work on the poses releasing negative energy and bringing in positive. The Moon starts in Aquarius, so we do some stretching to release and strengthen the ankles and breath work for the circulation. The Moon then moves into Pisces for the new moon. We need to ground especially at this time and be aware of the feet. Then, the moon finishes in Aries, starting the zodiac cycle again in the head, brain, eyes and muscles, relating to the mind.

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Sun in Pisces | Moon in Leo, Virgo & Libra

The Sun (Ha) is in watery Pisces, ruled by Neptune, it can be a very dreamy, nebulous time, when things can seem unreal. Pisces rules the feet. The position of the feet can affect the rest of the body and it’s important to focus on keeping them firmly on the ground. The Moon (Tha) starts off in Leo and then moves into Virgo, focusing on soothing the sympathetic nervous system with the breath. The Moon finishes in Libra, balancing the energy in the adrenal glands and the kidneys.

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Sun in Aquarius & Pisces | Moon in Taurus, Gemini & Cancer

The last session with the Sun (Ha) in airy Aquarius. Aquarius rules the lower leg: the shin, where the bone, representing our deep, core spiritual beliefs, is close to the surface and can feel so vulnerable as we step forward, pushing our beliefs out there. The calf behind is made of soft tissue that represents our mind, which hopefully offers energy and support to our beliefs. Aquarius also rules the ankles, which we can easily turn when we are not feeling supported, either emotionally or in our outer world. The Sun then moves into Pisces, ruling the feet and the immune system. We can feel quite ungrounded at this time, so it is important to focus on the feet, keeping them firmly on the ground, while still allowing ourselves to dream in grounded reality, to make it happen.

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Sun in Aquarius | Moon in Aquarius, Pisces & Aries

The Sun (Ha) is in airy Aquarius. Aquarius rules the lower leg: the shin, where the bone, representing our deep, core spiritual beliefs, is close to the surface and can feel so vulnerable as we step forward, pushing our beliefs out there. Aquarius also rules the circulatory system that pumps blood from the heart (ruled by Leo, Aquarius's opposite sign) around the body, metaphorically spreading love around the world. The Moon (Tha) starts off also in Aquarius, to prepare for the Aquarius new moon, doubly the effects of Aquarius. The Moon then moves into Pisces, ruling the feet. We can feel quite ungrounded, so it's important to keep our feet firmly on the ground, still allowing ourselves to dream but in grounded reality, to make it happen. Lastly, the Moon moves into Aries, ruling the mind, which resides in our whole body, corresponding to our muscles. When we are relaxed in our mind we are relaxed in our body and vice versa.

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Sun in Sagittarius | Moon in Capricorn, Aquarius & Pisces

A full session starting with lying down and connecting with the breath, easing into floor asanas, a grounded sun salutation, pranayama and asanas to extend, balance, twist, side bend and inversion. Finishing with a relaxing, elemental meditation and visualisation. The last session this cycle working with the Sun (Ha) in Sagittarius, a fire sign that now gives us the energy to travel and move forwards, especially after the new moon, whether that be inwardly and spiritually or outwardly and physically. Sagittarius rules the hips, which decide our direction, the thighs that give us the power to move, the femur which is the structure that holds us together to move, the pelvis and sacral region where we store a lot of energy or trauma that is released when we open the hips and, finally, the liver, reached through the inner thigh from where we release toxins. Starting with the Moon (Tha) in Capricorn, this works with our skeletal frame, our structure that holds us together, our bones, which represent our deep core spiritual beliefs and our flexibility in our joints, especially the knees. Then the moon moves into Aquarius, which rules our vulnerable shins and Achilles heel, the calves and ankles plus our circulatory system, how we spread the love. Lastly, working with the Moon in Pisces, which rules the feet and the immune system. Staying grounded is so important at this time and keeping our immune system healthy too.

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Sun in Libra & Scorpio | Moon in Capricorn, Aquarius & Pisces

A full session starting with lying down and connecting with the breath, easing into floor asanas, a grounded sun salutation, pranayama and asanas to extend, balance, twist, side bend and inversion. Finishing with a relaxing meditation and visualisation. Working with the adrenal glands, kidneys, lower back and balance for the Sun (Ha) in Libra and then moving into the Sun in Scorpio, a water sign that encourages us to go within and look at our deep dark, hidden areas we don't want to talk about and so bring them to the light, preparing ourselves to go within in the darker, longer days of winter. So, working with the bladder, the urinary tract, the prostate gland, the genitals, the cervix, the reproductive organs and the nose, that others can see but we can't. For the Moon (Tha) initially in Capricorn, we work with our structure, our skeletal frame that holds us together, the bones, the joints, particularly the knees. We may feel things emotionally in our bones. The Moon then moves into Aquarius bringing us to the vulnerable shins and Achilles heel, the ankles, that hold us up and support, and the circulatory system, how we pump blood (or love) from our hearts around the body (the world). Finally, the Moon moves into Pisces which rules the feet and the immune system, keeping grounded with our feet on the ground and giving ourselves a boost.

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Sun in Virgo | Moon in Pisces & Aries

A very chilled full session working with the Sun (Ha) in Virgo, so de-stressing via the sympathetic nervous system and working with the large intestines to let go of all that isn't working for us and to de-stress further in the small intestines. Working with the Moon (Tha) in Pisces, which rules the feet and then moving into Aries which rules the head, clearing from feet to head via the Chakra system. Incorporating the Nadi Shodana pranayama breathing exercise and finishing with a relaxing meditation and visualisation.

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Sun in Gemini | Moon in Capricorn, Aquarius & Pisces

A full session with the Sun (Ha) in Gemini, so working with shoulders, arms, hands (including a section on mudras - yoga for the hands), the nervous system, nerves and lungs. Also working with the Moon (Tha) in Capricorn, so the bones, knees and joints, plus moving into the Moon in Aquarius, working with the ankles, Achilles heel, the shins and calves and finally the Moon in Pisces, ruling the feet and the immune system. Stretching and releasing with pranayama, a gentle sun salutation, postures and closing with a guided meditation and relaxation.

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