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

State of Being/State of The Art Oct. 18-25

If ideas are motored by my will, then can I not see that the decision to be happy, and the grace to forgive are the same? Because of the devastation by fire, flood, and political mayhem, has my will changed? How am I to view the ‘Four Horsemen of the Apocalypse’ galloping across the earth? The effort of finding happiness and contentment might be number one priority.  I crawl gratefully into the quiet dark of the New Moon on the 19th. to give birth to great will, and power over self.

This is a birth of Libran balance and beauty.  Just what is needed. But don’t relax too deeply as it comes with a Uranian electric-charge, of out of the box thinking, and sudden right-turns. Uranus opposes the New Moon, galvanizing individual uniqueness, that quirky-self who shows up to surprise everyone, including you. Talk about will!  It also calls up our shadow selves, or as I call them the ‘Zen Masters’ of confrontation and mayhem.

Venus, as ruler of Libra, brings issues of relationship, self worth, and value to the front of our thoughts and experience. The Universe no longer has time to waste. We must learn to live in peace, and the fastest way we grow and transform is via another. The fastest way that happens is when we come up against someone we disagree with, or with whom we have compromised self, or projected onto them, making them our shadow issue. Any relationship where we submerge, or denigrate Self, are those I have named, “Zen Masters.” They are the great teachers in our lives. Without them, we do not struggle and transform. The lovely, gentle, fun people who love us, and are wonderful, we need at our back so that we can survive and grow from encounters with Zen Masters. This New Moon, facing off with Uranus, is bound to bring up our shadow, the Zen Mastery side in partnering. What a wonderful opportunity to stand back and see disunity as a place of healing.

We are more willing to get to the bottom of issues, and think at deep inner levels, as Mercury and Jupiter have moved into Scorpio, which expands enlightenment, especially of the unconscious. With the Sun also moving toward its Scorpionic home, on the 22, there is not much that is light, chatty or inconsequential about this week. The New Moon birth is not only Uranian, Scorpionic, but also Piscean, as Neptune and Chiron are in Pisces. Pisces energy places a veil over clarity so that we are better off intuiting and visualizing, than intellectually coping. Neptune is spirit guide, as well as illusion-mistress. Both Scorpio and Pisces are water signs that ask we flow in the river of emotion; flow toward the great universal sea and join your spirit with that of others. Open the eyes behind your heart and gaze through it to see the truth of any matter. Remember who is the gate-master of the unconditional heart. Only you, wonderfully unique, compassionate, creative YOU.

P.S. The New Moon is a harbinger of Deepawali/Diwali, the Hindu celebration known as the ‘Festival of Lights.’ It is marked by five days during “which literally lights illumine the country filling the heart with the joy of renewal. Diwali represents the awareness of the inner light, that which is pure, infinite and eternal, the Spirit or Atman. It celebrates the victory of light over dark, knowledge over ignorance.

 To celebrate the light within Shakti Yoga Dances, a new channel has been created on you tube. Please go to: Samantha Cameron/ShaktiYogaDances – YouTube. Hit subscribe button. Thank you!  You can watch videos –under videos. You can see various videos by grouping under ‘playlists.’ It is a work in progress, but its re-birth launch aligns with the New Moon.

This Week’s Birthdays: It is a year to ‘unstruck’ your heart, see what is real, who you really love, and learn from your Zen Masters. It is a year of re-birth where you will honor your unique self, and offer it others with a spirit chaser. You have a wonderful opportunity to dig deep, and unearth what holds you back. Go get that shovel, along with your sparklers and shine while you dig. You have been waiting for this transformational year. Make every day a gift to yourself. And the world so needs you now- heart and soul!

Astrological consultation:   It seems that this year it is ALWAYS timely to look at one’s life from an objective, non-judgmental point of view. Consultations ask: How do you wish to use your inherent genius, and compassionate awareness? How can you understand the healing in front of you by     accepting present difficulties in order to plan the abundant future? What does that future include? Email  samcatcam@gmail.com

On the Mat This Week: Each month, New Moons invite us to recalculate, and check in with our wisdom-compass. Those in my Yoga classes, quiet the physical-push, allowing body and mind to become listening devices in order to absorb incoming intentions. We breathe into the Lotus Mudra, where we plant DNA seeds for new destinations. Because this New Moon is ruled by Venus, which rules the heart, we are working with the Anahata Chakra. Anahata means ‘unstruck in Sanscrit.’ When we move on and heal past hurts, they no longer have potency to do harm. We have re-aligned heart energies, or ‘unstruck’ them, which instructs us to spend time in heart-opening poses such as: Maysyasana, Urdva Dhanurasana, Ustrasana, Savasana-with a block under the heart. As you close down your Practice, turn inward, gaze into who you have chosen to love. I hope your name is at the top of the list.

All poses can be found at: http://dailybreathjournal.com/yoga/poses/

SCHEDULE

Advanced Yoga Trainings~ Upcoming session is Wed. Nov. 8th. A wonderful way to ‘unstruck’ and expand heart, mind, and body is to attend either one, or a series of advanced trainings, now being offered Wednesday mornings, 9AM-1PM every other week. You do not have to take them in order, but can simply come to those that call you. On Wed., Nov 8, the practicum explores how we stand, walk, move upon the earth, from understanding feet, leg, knee alignments in standing poses. We are asking: How to simplify, how to dig deeper, how to include layers that support the root system, how to see basic poses with new eyes, how can I be both a practitioner, and a newbie?

Teachers can take individual modules for CEU credit, and/or advanced students who are interested in creating deeper life-Practices are welcome. RSVP required. samcatcam@gmail.com  If you wish to skype in for these trainings, that is also available.

Wed. Oct. 18: Classes 5:15, All-levels, and 7 P.M.~level II-III- Laughing Dog Yoga.       New Moon invitation into the Lotus of your deep heart, to release all that keeps you from entering those sacred doors.

Sat. Oct. 21:   RSVP to samcatcam@gmail.com for limited 8:30 and 10 AM places. 1 Edson rd. Natick. The Practice is deep and Scorpionic. We root down and grow quiet power through deeper breath, longer-held poses, and heart determination of ‘power over self.’