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

Be Still Leo Heart             July 23-Aug. 1

Under the dark of this Leo New Moon, individually and collectively, we are entering a portal to listen and receive information on how to move into new life. Our power lies in contemplation, not action.  Between now and the second Leo New Moon/Eclipse, August 21, we are to work with Leo energies of:  sovereignty, the ability to rule well.  Is it over self, or over others? We are to enlighten the darkness with childlike joy, and enthusiasm, and be as creative and generous as possible.  Most importantly, we are to love abundantly, no matter what. These are not easy injunctions, making them all the more important.

Sunday’s New Moon leads toward the fiery ‘Black Moon’ of August 21.  Black Moons occur every 2 1/2-3 years, whenever we have two consecutive New Moons in the same sign. These are extra potent lunations, calling a new phase, or cycle into being.  Today’s New Moon at 00 degrees of Leo sees its closure with the New Moon at 29 degrees. This is the ultra-potent Moon of the American Eclipse.  If we are wise, between now and then we shall create time to listen to our inner voice, and intuitive bodies of quiet wisdom. The changes we put into place at this time are amplified, and have long term consequences.  Wherever Leo falls in your chart is the territory of personal change, but be aware that under this energetic what you wish for easily morphs to the impersonal, affecting others. Be responsible for creating inner peace, then visualize it flowing over the land, quelling the fires of anger, greed, and power run amuck.

August’s American Eclipse is already shedding the energy of its darkness over the land. With Sun, Moon, North Node and Mars tied in a Leo power-bundle of birth, we are to light fires of inspiration to become royal, and rule from the heart as our country, and its leaders are shaken, not stirred. Indeed, it is and will be a fractious, fiery time, both literal and internal.  The job now is to prepare cool waters and align with soul purpose so that we are not thrown off course. Don’t let power struggles and short fuses take you off course. This week is an auspicious time to fuse intellectual with intuitive, spiritual with practical, and emotional to proportion and boundaries.

 

Your Practice this week:  Don’t let the world war of words throw you into tizzydom. Listen to the seductive resonance of silence. Let the quality of breath guide the asanas.  Focus on heart-opening poses while consciously aligning loving intention throughout your body.  Go to http://dailybreathjournal.com/yoga/poses/chest-openers.   Play with:  Bridge Pose/Setu Bandha Sarvangansan, Dancers Pose/Natarajasana, Fish Pose/Matseyasana, Serpent Pose/ Bhujangasana, Camel/Ustrasana, Scorpion/Vrschikasana, and the mother of all openers, Wheel or Urdhva Dhanurasana! Under this Leo energy, it is so important to enjoy, play and share your Practice from a heart centered delight, letting your light shine.

 If your Birthday is this week:  You are birthing not only a new Self but a more creative one.  Are you seeking a larger home in and of your heart?  Values, communication, drama, anger, fragmentation and will are under the energy-umbrella  of  this year’s re-birth, asking you to get clear about intention and motivation.  Are many of you are questioning ways you might align personal will with the will of heaven?  Have you come to the conclusion that power lies in a more encompassing spiritual path?

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

 SUMMER SCHEDULE  All are Welcome!

July 26, Wed night classes at 5:15, level I-II, and 7 P.M.~level II-III- Laughing Dog, Yoga, Wellesley. No surprises-the focus is on heart-opening poses.

 July 29,  Sat. 8:30 AM~ Level II-III  Blue Lotus Yoga, Needham.  The question is…where do we take these heart-opening asanas?  How do we amplify the physical into the emotional body for support and wisdom.  Stay tuned.  Come to class and find out.