My Country Tis of Thee~I Sing, I Weep, I Rejoice!   July 4th

As we celebrate the birth of our nation, shaking off the past year, hesitating in trepidation for the new, hit pause with hope you find hope. Where are we? How did we get HERE? Have we grown? Where we have failed ourselves? I’m inviting you, myself, the beggar and the bully to enjoy a BBQ of hot dogs and corn, compassionate laws, and responsible wisdom. And for desert? The spaciousness of freedom. Struggling in this re-birth, listen carefully with heart and mind. Fire up intuition to help integrate the complexity of what is needed, then hand it off into the simplicity of service.

These are intense and exhausting times, especially if we remain at the mercy of the present leadership. Who ever said that rolling over brought peace of mind? We are being shaken, not stirred in order to drink deeply of true-power and purpose. Darkness comes to awaken our light. Bullies rise to power to remind us to unite. It is our interconnected spirits that ultimately overcome that which we cannot do alone. Take this birthday moment to move into fires of inspiration, acknowledging your magical potential. This magnificent country was birthed by those who stood fast for their belief; by farmers of quiet courage, and shopkeepers accepting greater responsibility. It was a militia of everyman. They were us.

Astrological data to help you stand strong and march on.

  • Mars has faced off with Pluto. if you only wish to be polite, consider these two the ‘bad boys’ of the zodiac, but they supply the will to go to the barricades. Be careful how you employ this power-laden energy for it can easily lash out and destroy. Use it to build ‘abs of steel’ rather than engage in road-rage.

Expansion and inspiration come Wednesday with Neptune, then Jupiter contacting the Cancer Sun. Under their guidance, timid Cancer grows in spirit and metaphysical meaning. The Sun is also inspired by a Moon in Sagittarius, and Mercury shining oh so bright in Leo. Stop, listen to your inner voices. Take notes. The Big Picture may suddenly appear.

The Capricorn/Cancer Full Moon light swell on Friday, and glows mightily on Saturday. All Full Moons bring opportunity to balance polarities, work with relationship, and have ahhaaa moments when we see and understand more. This one will have a defensive energetic plus extra political punch due to the Capricorn energy of the Moon, and the opposition of Sun to Pluto. Did you learn anything from the Mars/Pluto opposition? Be aware of rising emotional tides, the fury within present politics, and the fact you ALWAYS have choice in how you use these energies. I promise a hot time in the old town. Dancing shoes are better than storm-boots.

Your Birthday Week:   I predict that this year you will be honing power issues, and the choices presented to you on right use of will. The energies are channeling your drive, and your vision, toward a challenge that wants your whole heart. As a Cancer Sun, your modus operandi tends to gentleness and nurturing of others, but this year will see you tougher, and more driven. You will also be more involved in relationship questions, and polarities that may require you to break free, and grow in emotional fortitude. Quite a year, dear Cancer.

Astrological consultation:  It is a particularly good time to look at your life from an objective, non-judgmental point of view. THIS IS ESPECIALLY TRUE FOR JULY & AUG. BIRTHDAYS, DUE TO BIG ECLIPSE ENERGIES IN AUGUST. Consider a soul-centered consult with Samantha Cameron to discover how to better use your inherent genius, your compassionate awareness. Understand your past, accept and love the present, and plan your abundant future.     Email  samcatcam@gmail.com

Your Practice this week:    Use the Mars/Pluto power grid to physically empower the body toward its next level. The focus of connecting asana and breath to sensory awareness is primary, but make use of Martian energy to knock at the door of resistance, then grow whole through regenerative Pluto. Under the Full Moon Mayhem dance, shake, expand, accept the mantle of being a spiritual warrior. What we call to us on the mat is what we answer to in daily life.

 

 

Astrology and Yoga of Transformation

Heatin’ Up!       Aug. 14-21

 

Under the heat of August skies, bodies surrender and slow, minds turn inward and backward with Mercury’s Retrograde guidance. Use these days as preparation, remembering that your wishes and hopes are greatly magnified under the disturbed electromagnetic field. It’s a good week for releasing and preparing the BIG BEGINNING of next week’s New Moon, better known as the ‘Great American Eclipse.’ We are aligning forces to design new lives. Buried within the breakdowns, turmoil, and violence, is an accelerated breakthrough as this New Moon Solar Eclipse connects to the Moon’s North Node, prodding us with a regenerative, evolutionary force for a new cycle of being.

 When we are working with a Leo North node, and many in the Boomer generation are, there is a life time discovery of heart-centered power. The North Node beckons bodies toward the unknown, supporting work at higher level, in this case, of Leo qualities including; better leadership, creativity, spontaneity, and joy. It’s mandate is to share the fruits of our wisdom., as any good ruler does. The marching order this week, is to refine, cleanse, and bring awareness to what needs relinquishing in order to move on splendidly. We are being asked to make a number of adjustments in order to do this. Planetary Quincunxes, of 150 degrees, mandate we re-design, and re-configure how we are to move forward….never mind that Mercury Retro requires the same.

 The upcoming Leo Eclipse, along with the North Node, and Mars, align with the fixed Star, Regulus, the heart of the lion. These all bring heat and passion, as well as a tippy, de-stabilizing influence to bear. At the ending degree of 29, it also symbolizes a death. In this case, the death of an old part of the ego, of the overweening masculine principle. It won’t go without a fight. Listen to what the heart wishes, not the ego. Let the fiery passion of this time burn away the unnecessary. Resolve issues of the past. Grow more courageous and trust yourself. Enjoy your good humor and radiant-self. Be patient with outcomes, for they may not unfold until the fall.

 Your Practice this Week: Last week’s potent Full Moon Practice gives way to adjustment, re-calibration, and a look back at how far you’ve come. Honor your body for the work it does on your behalf. Find new ways to continue changing your POV. How many ways can you hang upside down?  Continue heart-opening Asanas. Let me count the ways, and if you need reminding go to: dailybreathjournal.com /Yoga Poses/chest openers Finish with a heart-centered meditation, sinking your red-red love deep into the heart of the Lotus Mudra.

 If Your Birthday Is This Week: Tune in. Harness the power of your dreams. Wait on the will of heaven before moving forward. You will find yourself adjusting more than is comfortable for a Leo, but it’s good practice. Since you are a creative, joyful being at the center of your ego, enjoy! Remember Abe Lincoln who said, “Most folks are as happy as they want to be.” Sharing your joy and exuberance is one of the things others love most about you. Grow that muscle, then support others with that big heart of yours. As I wrote last week, “If you are wise, you will give yourself more time for listening to inner direction, allowing thought before response. You will see yourself jettisoning old ways of being that have held you back. “

SCHEDULE

TONIGHT! August 14, 7PM: If you wish greater understanding of this transformational time, I am sharing information about the great American Eclipse of August 21.  Find out how it may affect you, how you can prepare, what it may mean for America, and its leaders, particularly Mr. Trump.  We are all taking flight in unknown ways.
RSVP ~info@ldyoga.com  $18.00   Laughing Dog Yoga: 159 Linden st., Wellesley.  If you wish to know which areas of your life are most affected by the Eclipse, send NOW- your birth data of date/time/city to samcatcam@gmail.com

August 16, Wed night classes at 5:15, level I-II, and 7 P.M.~level II-III- Laughing Dog, Yoga, Wellesley, both classes will be taught by the wonderful Elgar Pichler. COME! You are in for a treat! Next Wed. 23, the 5:15 will be taught by the alignment queen, Jennifer Cooper, and the 7 PM by Elgar.

August 19, Sat. 8:30 AM~ Level II-III – Taught by the elegant Mr Pichler!

Astrological consultation:  For August birthdays it is particularly timely to look at your life from an objective, non-judgmental point of view. This month is a preparation, a time of soul-questing to discover how and where the BIG August eclipses affect your life. How do you wish to use your inherent genius, and compassionate awareness? How to understand the healing in front of you, and accept present difficulties in order to plan an abundant future.     Email  samcatcam@gmail.com