Sun Sign – Sun Shine Astrology Adventure in the tropical paradise of Yelapa!


SunSign_Event_LandscapeJoin me and my astrology mentor and fellow adventurer Rebecca Gordon for a full week immersion into one of the most gorgeous and nourishing spots on our beautiful planet. Yelapa is where Rebecca and I have hosted retreats for the past 7 years and after skipping 3 years, we are back by demand and love.

Join us for a spectacular immersion into nature while gaining wisdom from daily experiential astrology workshops and wisdom from nature herself. There will be Water fall hikes and swimming, paddle boarding, exploring the village, para-gliding, sailing excursions, fresh & clean Mexican food and homemade tropical smoothies every day, relaxing on the beach, star gazing, shamanic journeying, Yoga and meditation.

The place is eco-luxe at it’s core and part of a perma-culture community, elegant, artistic, and pure love put into every detail in your casitas (where you will reside).

The 7 day retreat cost is $1280, which includes housing, all breakfasts & lunches, watertaxi tickets to Yelapa and all the astro-learning and nature adventures.  There are additional adventure options, such as paragliding (an amazing experience of flying like a bird with the air currents!), which can be booked locally for an additional $100.

Katrin Haiba is NYC and Mexico based astrologer, shamanic healer, surfer and sailor.  She’s the creator & writer at  – your guide to surfing the Universe.  She spends winters on her sailboat Lila on the West Coast of Mexico, near Yelapa, taking people on spiritual nature adventures.

Rebecca Gordon is a New York City native, professional astrologer of 15 years, founder of the My Path Astrology School and devoted adventure traveler. She is also the horoscope columnist for Harper’s Bazaar, appears regularly on the Dr. Oz Show, and author of ‘Your Body and the Stars’.

We are thrilled to meet you and please do not hesitate to reach out to either of us if you have questions.

Rebecca 917-365-0862   Katrin 646-894-9997

To sign up, click here to go to the sign-up page on Rebecca’s site, and make sure to fill in your birth details so we can prepare your personal astro chart, which is the basis of our cosmic adventures & learning.

Looking forward to a magical adventure together!

New Moon in Capricorn – Earth is calling!

The year’s first New Moon – Jan 16th 9:18 pm in NYC, Jan 17th 4:18 in Estonia –ushers in a new era of essential EARTH element work.  2017 and much of 2016 were dominated by FIRE and AIR energies (Uranus in Aries, Saturn in Sagittarius, Jupiter in Libra), and geez, did we all blow some hot and heavy air!:)  Most of us are feeling a bit burned out from firefighting, flame-throwing and watching the world go up in flames.  We yearn for something solid and timelessly true, something we can touch or make with our hands.  Mother Earth is calling us home, and our bones and bodies are ready to listen, even if our heads are still caught up in hot smoky clouds:)

This year the major planetary movers & shakers are all in Earth and Water – Saturn in Capricorn, Jupiter in Scorpio, and Uranus, the fiery rebel, getting ready to wake up our grounded creativity in Taurus mid-May.   This New Moon is the gateway to this brand new potent playground!  Capricorn is associated with all manner of structures – the bones in our bodies, the trunks and branches of trees, the soaring peaks of mountains and the pillars and beams of our houses, businesses and cathedrals.  Beyond physical structures, this intrepid sign casts its mark on the blueprints of our social and economic organization, the very underpinnings of our human world.  SACRED ARCHITECTURE is Capricorn’s highest calling and we’re invited to draw up some soaring plans of our own this Lunar cycle.  2018 is the year when “stuff gets real”, mind meets the MAGICK of MATTER and creativity crystallizes into new structures that we will live with for years to come.  What kind of a world do you want to build, shape and create?  It’s time to jump down from the hot-air balloons of yesteryear, grab some tools and get cracking!

Full Moon in ARIES – Electric!

Full Moon in Aries lights up the sky on October 5th (exact at 2:40 pm in NYC, 21:40 in Estonia).  Here in NYC, the Moon was nearly full last night, adding its mesmerizing glow to the million electric lights of the “city that never sleeps”, luring out the local loonies, restless romantics and crazy creatives.  My friend Cortney Armitage, an amazing music photographer (yes, pls check out her wonderful work!:), invited me along to see Liza Colby, a gorgeous singer known for sizzling stage shows.  Since I’d never seen Liza before, I was unprepared for the full force of being suddenly plugged into her circuit – she transformed into an intense cosmic GODDESS of ELECTRIC excitement, sublime strength, sexiness and sheer JOY!  Whoo-hoo, fierce fiery Aries Moon energy embodied to perfection in a tiny (super)human form – the best comparison I could come up with is an equal-parts mix of Daenerys Targaryen (the fearless Dragon-Queen from the Game of Thrones) and Tina Turner:)  In her own words: “When I sing, I want it to be badass, feminine, empowering, and ooze sexuality … I want to kick mother#$&ers in the face with rock n’ roll.”  Yeah, you go girl!!

Full Moons are by definition oppositions – the Sun and Moon in opposite sides of our Earth, inhabiting the furthest distance of duality, inviting us to embrace two seemingly contradictory energies in one intense instant.  In this case, the fearless fiery independence of Aries and the loving grace of supportive relationship in Libra.  While this may seem like a difficult stretch, there is a secret ingredient that can make it not only possibly but even enjoyable and easy – the oft-overlooked but omnipresent SPACE that exists between us, within us and all around us.  Holding that space with loving awareness is the key.  This was demonstrated so beautifully at last nights performance by Liza’s husband, who danced to her beats with a mellow knowing smile, allowing his “personal goddess” to shine in her full stunning sexy glory, embodying the electric erotic energy to everyone present.  I saw no hint of jealousy, only solid support and a co-conspiratorial twinkle in his eyes:)

This Full Moon features a beautiful chance of relationship renewal for all of us – the Moon’s ruler Mars, the archetype of masculinity is meeting up with cosmic goddess Venus in the sky.   Their embrace takes place in Earthy Virgo, the sign of harvest and healing.  What would it take for all of us to learn to love in a way that allows our lover to SHINE in his or her full fabulous glory?  And how much joy and freedom would such a wave unleash?  I for one am exited to jump in and explore!

FULL MOON Magick:  In lew of a Spell, I felt inspired to offer some words by the wise Zen master Thich Nhat Hanh to muse & meditate on as you look at the Moon tonight:

” If you love someone, one of the most precious things you can offer him is space.  Visualize the Moon sailing in the sky.  The Moon has a lot of space around it, that is part of its beauty.  Many of the disciples of the Buddha described him as a Full Moon sailing in the empty sky.

Breathing in, I see myself as space …. Breathing out, I feel free”

Enjoy this exciting Moon, with all the energy, creativity and spark it ignites in your heart!

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Solar Eclipse in Leo – the Courage to Face Our Shadow

Eclipse season continues – the rapid (r)evolutionary roller-coaster is gathering speed!  Eclipses are amazing evolutionary accelerants and radical recalibrations of perspective.  This one is a total eclipse of the Sun – technically, a very precisely aligned New Moon, exact at 2:30 pm in NYC and 9:30 pm in Estonia, on Aug 21st.  New Moons always signal new beginnings, and eclipses are especially potent in this regard, opening up possibilities that simply didn’t exist before.  But, before we get all excited about this fresh influx of cosmic goodies, we need to face a terrifying moment of darkness.  During the eclipse, the Moon literally shades out the light of the Sun, turning the world into an eerie twilight zone.

The Sun in astrology symbolizes our core identity, our very sense of self – what fuels our fire, what sustains our lifeIn order to access this Solar Eclipse New Moon’s amazing new potentials, we need to face our Shadow Self.  And that, my dear, is scary… we need all the courage we can muster, and more.  This Eclipse is in Leo, the sign that invokes the valor and bravery of lion-hearted knights in shining armor…as well as the shadow side of the same coin, the tyrannical ruler, the “Mad King”.

As millions of people in the USA are marveling at the magnificent spectacle of a total solar eclipse visible in their backyard, the country as a whole is facing its deepest, darkest, most painful shadows of racism, exploitation and hate.  The seismic schisms simmering under the surface have cracked into conscious awareness… the one thing we cannot do anymore is to pretend everything’s alright.  Each one of us has a choice, a choice that requires true, humble and heartfelt courage – we can either fuel the fire further by roaring louder than “the other side” (a very Leo thing to do, and rather tempting!), or we can look at our own life, down to the most minute daily actions and see how we’ve participated, whether overtly or covertly, in creating exactly the kind of world we have.

To access the highest potential of Leo – enlightened leadership – we need an unflinchingly honest face-to-face with our own inner tyrant, our own sense of entitlement and greed.  This may come up in the simplest, most mundane encounters: someone cuts us off in traffic, someone else gets the credit for a project we pioneered at work… if we watch our reaction each time our own sense of self (or, self-importance:) gets “eclipsed”, we can gain true wisdom.  The more we know our own Shadow, the harder it is to manipulate us with the dark forces of fear and hate.  Yes, this eclipse will crush any remaining rose-colored glasses, but the clarity and courage gained is well worth the loss.  The first rays of light emerging from the other side of the eclipse are pure magic, pure joy of Life’s eternal renewal.  From the shadow emerges a light that’s brighter and bolder, clearer and more compassionate than anything we’ve seen before.  We all have a part to play in these dramatic times…I wish you courage, dear friends and cosmic comrades!


Lunar Eclipse in Aquarius – You didn’t come here to be NORMAL!:)

Eclipse season is here – the rapid (r)evolutionary roller-coaster is gathering speed!  Eclipses act as accelerants, kicking our butts out of familiar ruts.  This Aquarius Eclipse (essentially a very precise FULL Moon, exact on Aug 7th at  2:11pm in NYC, 9:11 pm in Estonia) shines a searing spotlight on the shady side of social cohesion: in the desperate dash to “make it” in this world, have we snuffed out our own peculiar brilliance, cut off our quirks in order to appear acceptable and employable?  And, to soothe the pain of such “necessary surgery”, are we now desperately looking for a Band Aid-personality in the form of masks we slap on in social media (another very Aquarian realm)?  The upcoming New Moon total Solar Eclipse in Leo on Aug 21st opens the floodgates to a roaring river of Art and all manner of authentic expression. To ride this exhilarating Eclipse express, we need to break the stupefying spells of social conditioning, to close our eyes to the bright billboards of created culture and look to the Light that glows within.

 “You did not come here to be normal, you came here to be YOU!” said Robert Holden.  To me, this is the very heart of this Aquarius/Leo Eclipse cycle

You didn't come here to be NORMAL

You didn’t come here to be NORMAL!

Be very curious and open this amazing August – you may find the uniqueness of YOU reflected back in the eyes of your Aquarian tribe- your “motley crew” of mates old and new.  And, don’t forget to be a true mirror for every friend and stranger who crosses your path.  We all could use an uncensored look at who we are…especially our quirky qualities, the stuff we try to cover up and hide:)  Aquarian energy can be super-spacious in its highest expression, accepting (if not always loving:) a vast variety of expression.   Enjoy getting intimately acquainted with your own “looney” side under this Moon’s light… your so-called strangeness might be your greatest GIFT to the wonderfully wide and wacky web of the world!

Some Stellar Spells to play with, to accelerate your “evolutionary express”:

“Lumos!” – the spell to create an illuminating light at the tip of your wand.  Use it to see clearly, both inside and out, so you can untangle yourself from society’s sticky webs of approval and acceptance;)

“Revelio!” – a charm used to reveal concealed objects and the true appearance of someone who’s changed their appearance with a spell.  Try it on yourself, to reveal your authentic self…if not to others, at least to yourself:)

Enjoy this Moon’s magic, and share what’s stirring for you!  This August is quite a ride!  Xoxo

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New Moon in Leo – the Sun in my Heart

New Moon in fiery Leo (exact at 05:45 am July 23rd in NYC, 12:45 pm in Estonia) invites us to re-ignite our heart’s passion and ACT from that irrepressible inner spark.  Leo is ruled by the Sun.  This heavenly body is our life-giver here on Earth – without the Sun, we would simply not exist in our kaleidoscopic creativity of forms – our planet would be a cold clump of rock circulating in the vast void.  A happy and healthy Leo radiates the Sun’s vivacious generosity, lighting up the room just by being one’s sunny self.  Like a summer sunrise in our heart, this New Moon can wake up our own innate glow, helping us recover the simple JOY of being ALIVE, buzzing with playful creativity.

Mars, the planet of action lends extra “oomph” and energy to this Lunar cycle – the key to igniting our inner fire is to actually DO whatever awakens our passion.  Curiously, for us “so called adults”, that’s sometimes the hardest thing – it seems silly, or somehow sadly out of reach.  But, frustrated passion can fuel a fight, warns the warrior planet!  If we don’t use this juice for growth, it will bubble up in all manner of drama …perhaps you’ve noticed the inner dictator raising its ugly head in a tempestuous tantrum in the past few days? (I certainly have, uggh;)  So, let’s turn our inner damaged divas into fun and fabulous shining stars by acting on our heart’s passion!  Let’s sow a seed of joy every day, no matter how seemingly silly or small.  It takes courage to choose LIFE…but, why not give it a go?

My plan for the New Moon day is to grab my surfboard and some friends and head to Fort Tilden, a hippy-trippy beach near NYC that used to be a restricted military fortification… crumbling cement barracks are covered with gorgeous graffiti and spontaneous sculptures sprout on the sand every day, swept away by the next high tide.  Fort TildenIt’s the one place where even the most self-conscious and serious New Yorkers shred their hard shells, becoming kids again for an hour or two…  if these high-strung ambition-addicts can do it, so can you:)

There is a lovely healing aspect to this Moon (a Chiron trine, to those astrologically inclined:) – opening up to more passion & play can help cure whatever ails us, body or soul.  Christiane Northrup, my favorite medical maverick told a story of one of her patients who was going through cancer treatment.  After listening to Dr. Northrup’s advice to include more pleasure in her life, the woman took the summer off, spending her days riding her bike and lounging on the grass, enjoying the clouds and sun.  Coming back to a follow-up appointment three months later, she looked radiant, healthy and fifteen years younger.  “What did you do?” asked Dr. Northrup, astonished at her stunning turnaround.  “I took summer into every cell of my body.  I hadn’t had a summer like this since I was a kid – it seemed to go on forever”.   Mmmm… this, I feel, is the essence, the highest promise of this lovely Leo New Moon – taking the Sun into our hearts, summer into our cells.  Enjoy!

New Moon MAGIC spells to play with:

“Revelio!” – a charm used to reveal concealed objects and the true appearance of someone who’s changed their appearance with a spell.  Try it on yourself, to reveal your heart’s authentic passion…useful if you feel you’ve lost the childlike sunny spark in the daily grind!

“Riddiculus!” – a fun and effective spell from the Hogwarts “Defence Against the Dark Arts” class – it destroys boggarts, most annoying creatures that take the shape of our worst fears.  The antidote – turn the frightening thing into something stupidly funny, and watch it pop!  Use to “poof” away any inhibitions, fears or judgments that won’t allow you to let loose and PLAY:)

Enjoy sowing seeds of JOY under this playful & passionate New Moon!  For a personal “play prescription”, you can contact me for an astro reading at  XOXO

Full Moon in Capricorn – Illuminating Thunder

Full Moon in Capricorn dominates the sky at midnight of July 9th (exact at 00:07 am in NYC, 7:07 in Estonia).  Some Native American tribes of North America call this midsummer moon the Thunder Moon, because the buildup of heat and humidity finds frequent release in spectacular thunderstorms this time of the year.  Gazing at the sky-chart of this lunation, the name is more than fitting – Pluto, the planet of deep transformation lends extra potency to this Moon, while Mars, the warrior opposes the Pluto-Moon pair from emotional Cancer – wheew, an intense and volatile cosmic cocktail indeed!  A flash of blinding light, a sudden release of a standoff, a realization that hits you like the proverbial “ton of bricks” from certainty’s crumbling castle… this dance of elemental energy can shake even the firmest of faith.  Capricorn governs the structures of life, our internal and external foundations.  In this Moon’s searing light, we cannot deny the cracks, the fissures in our firmament.  All that’s not truly solid can shatter in an illuminating instant… but, what’s still standing after the storm is refreshed and renewed, thoroughly tested and true.

Thunder invokes our most primal fears, and yet, there’s an intense attraction as well – our eyes are drawn to the eerie beauty of lightning’s ballistic ballet.  Huge reward can be gained by “hanging in there”, right in that scary place, with open eyes – getting a clear look at life is pretty priceless.  With all excess taken away, we can set our coordinates for only the most authentic goals and ambitions.  Capricorn has no patience for “bitching and moaning” about our curriculum in life’s school of hard knocks… under this Moon’s unflinching gaze, you cannot run or hide:)  As the potent peak of the storm passes, the path lies clear ahead.  It’s time to get to work.  No need to mourn the fallen false facades – practical Capricorn will help you recycle and reuse every ounce of energy, every brick and board in building a new Earthly abode from blueprints drawn by the most skilled sacred architect – your Soul.

Stellar Spells to max this Moon’s magic:

“Revelio!” – a revealing charm from the wonderful world of Hogwarts and Harry Potter, used to reveal concealed objects. It can also be used to unmask the true appearance of someone who changed their appearance with a spell…hmm, very useful in this age of fake news and false facades;)  Cast this spell while gazing at this magnificent Moon, or during a spectacular summer thunder storm – it will invoke the elements of nature to work on your behalf, illuminating both inner and outer landscapes and enhancing your ability to chart a clear course ahead.

“Diffindo!” – the spell of “controlled destruction” that Harry and Hermione used to escape from the dark and dreary trap set for them in the dead Bathilda Bagshot’s house.  Use this Spell to blast away any constricting structures or crumbling foundations, and to clear the rubble of past disasters from blocking your path.

Happy Full Moon!  Enjoy its intense illuminating thunder… it will show exactly what you’ll need to know!