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

Après Le Wow~What? Dec. 4-12

 

It’s hard not to think we shall have continued fallout from this last weekend’s Wow-energies. (This included a Super Full Moon-where the Moon is perigee, closest to earth, a Mercury Station Retrograde, at the GC, in bed with Saturn, along with Uranus trine Saturn/Mercury, AND the ‘combat T Square’ of Sun and Moon to Neptune, with Neptune trine Jupiter, the co-ruler of Pisces.) You don’t have to understand what lies between the parens, what you must realize is that electromagnetic fields, gravitational fields, and tectonic plates shift under these forces, never mind neurological and biochemical bodies.

All the above was not a weekend’s flamboyant connections, but part of the influence during the three weeks of Mercury’s Retrograde journey, as well the closing two weeks before the New Moon, on the 18th. This in turn, gives fall its death knell at the Winter Solstice on the 21st. Ergo, what was illuminated under the incandescent, evolutionary Full Moon remains important. What do you believe? ( Mercury and Neptune)Is it just? (Mercury conjunct Saturn) What do you know to be true? Where are your convictions? (Saturn) Have you re-considered your POV? Have you moved outside old paradigms? (Uranus) What is killing your growth? Are you willing to expand your horizons, re-define your boundaries? Are you including the intuitive, the compassionate, and the bold? (Jupiter trine Neptune)

Answer some, if not all the questions. Our country stands at an abyss. We are part of the tipping point. Make a priority of taking time out during Mercury’s Retrograde. (That’s what a ‘retrograde’ is all about; time to re-define life, to go within and question the validity of how and where we’re headed.) Submerge into a sea of unified, non-personal oneness, where we care for one another, because they are us. From that mysterious One-Space, Turn your attention to what matters most: connection, compassion, laughter, nurturing, trust, creativity, acceptance, healing. And did I say, “love?”

This Week’s Birthdays: As noted last week, Saturn has been deepening and re-structuring some of you Sagittarian ebullience the past two years, but it’s getting ready to leave you, and move into its home territory of Capricorn. This will make the world a far more serious place, but your spirits begin to lift, especially if you have undertaken Saturn’s requirements of structuring growth for greater achievement. (For further information, read last week’s notes: http://dailybreathjournal.com/Astrology

Astrological consultation:   Preparing for a new POV? Seeking a timely beginning? Now is a perfect moment 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 to understand and surrender to the healing in front of you. Tools are offered to see where your future beckons and how to best arrive there. Email  samcatcam@gmail.com

On the Mat This Week: Continue standing on your head, or hang off the bed for a different POV. This is the true power of a Practice. Use quiet time on the mat to prepare. Listen for the guidance that comes when the body opens, the breath expands, the mind is at rest. Choose three poses to lead you onward, ie practice twists, and arm strength to move into Parsva Bekasana, or stay and lift higher into your Bekasana. Feel the body freeing itself from old shackles of “I can’t.” Even if you can’t now, make it a five year plan. http://dailybreathjournal.com/yoga/poses/

SCHEDULE

Wed. Dec. 6th, 9 AM-1:30 pm Advanced Yoga Training! Learn to deepen and personalize your Yoga experience. Expand connections of body, mind, emotion to uncover inner layers. On Dec. 6th, we continue with the structure of standing poses, twists, and the deconstruction of Surya Namaskar/Sun Salutation. From feet through knees to hips, we explore and discussing injury prevention, alignment, breathe, bandhas and teaching scripts. See your Practice with new eyes.

Advanced students interested in creating deeper life-Practices are welcome. RSVP samcatcam@gmail.com

Wed. Dec. 6 : Wed. Classes at 5:15 and 7:00 PM at Laughing Dog Yoga

Thurs. Dec 7, 8:30 am: Pilates Mat. The Studio at 1 Edson rd., Natick

Sat. Dec 9th: 8:30 and 10 AM classes. RSVP your space. The Studio at 1 Edson rd.