By Levi Banner M.A.
January 23, 2020
Greetings from Bali. I’ve been on schedule at the Yoga Barn this month teaching classes. My parents came to visit for two weeks which was a pleasure and joy, and I’m preparing for a trip down to Central America for the month of February.
There is still space in the Shamanic Yoga Teacher Training, March 2-31 here in Bali. Please see new video below. Let me know if you’re on the fence. I have a special discount price for you to join.
Lastly and most exciting, I’ve launched all of my 2020 courses! This includes two Shamanic Astrology Trainings in Bali. You can join us this April and May for some in depth astrology studies in a beautiful and comfortable location.
Here are my insights for this New Year and current times.
January 24th, 2020
New Moon in Aquarius
Chinese New Year
The new moon is the first of the calendar year. Another fresh start! A good time renew your new year’s vows.
The new moon is in Aquarius, the sign of expanded consciousness and higher vibrations. The Aquarius new moon is a time to set forth intentions of expanding your awareness and stepping outside the box. A good time to dream the dream onwards and upwards.
Aquarius season is a time to look outside the frame and realize there is so much more to life and ultimately that you can create you own reality to a certain extent. Aquarius sees the big picture; the birds eye view and how each precious moment is a part of the bigger life story. Take a look, your new years resolutions could be too rigid.
Each drop of consciousness together creates the ocean of oneness.
Each year when the moon meets the sun for the new moon in Aquarius, this begins the Chinese New Year. This is the year of the Rat and symbolizes a big 10 year cycle in the Chinese Astrological tradition on Bazi.
Once again we see another opportunity for renewal.
See how you can create your new moon intentions inspired by the archetype of Aquarius. The rebel, the radical revolutionary, the cutting edge scientist expanding the world view.
This will ensure the best outcome. Working together with the universe for the most expanded awareness of self.
Happy new moon!
January 25th, 2020
Moon conjunct Mercury
Today, the moon illuminates the planet of thought and communication. This may or may not be visible depending on where you live. To see it, look for it just after sunset in the west.
January 27th, 2020
Venus Conjunct Neptune
The planet which represents the collective feminine comes in contact with the planet of fuzzy, dreamy states, Neptune in the very sign of fuzzy, dreamy emotions, Pisces.
This could create confusion, delusion, and inability to see clearly what is the next move for the sacred feminine within you. Though this can also soften and create compassion for the presence of emotions within the collective feminine.
It’s time for the dream of the sacred feminine to become full of care, compassion and sensitivity. In Pisces, she can enter an altered state of consciousness that can lead to ecstatic experiences.
January 28th, 2020
Mars Square Neptune
Moon Conjunct Venus
Today the planet that represents the collective masculine comes into a dynamic alignment, which is 90 degrees or square to the planet of fuzzy, dreamy, feelings, Neptune.
This can be disorienting for the sacred masculine within us, which has not much other choice than to soften. Feeling the need to drive forward without clarity can be quite confusing. Best to just let it go and let it all flow.
This same day the moon illuminates the planet, which represents the collective feminine, Venus. This conjunction is a portion of the Venus cycle which we consider a gate or passage into a new power of the feminine. This is the 5th gate along her journey of reclaiming her power and is likened to the 5th chakra or throat chakra.
How is the feminine in you speaking up and out? With a soft Pisces voice full of compassion and care, how shall the feminine within you express herself?
Sometimes saying no to someone else is saying yes to you!
This is a time to tell your inner feminine how much you care and to dream with her into this New Year.
January 31st, 2020
Saturn Becomes Visible
After a long stint behind the sun, the planet of boundaries and limitations shows itself in the early morning sky. Saturn is one of the key players in 2020, in conjunction with Pluto and Jupiter also very close by at this time.
This coming out of the underworld moment of Saturn brings forth all the transformation, release and support that Saturn is bringing to the table this year.
Saturn is now 15 degrees from the sun. Look in the early morning just before the sun rises to catch a glimpse. Create a relationship with Saturn by honoring this great teacher into your life. For it’s only a struggle when you resist this very clear and firm guide into the real world situations of your life.
Ultimately, Saturn is a liberator.