Night Moves

Tender is the night
Soaked in August heat
Oven-baked-day leftovers
Bodies soft and bendy.
Darkness swallows Noon’s acrid burn,
A sensuous descent
Of thought melting into midnight air
Bones disappearing
Skin surrendered to touch.
Scent of dripping Brugmansa,
Perfumed, poisonous, gold-orbed,
Magic alive and well
Settling deep in the nostrils.
Possibility enters
I am already different

Astrology and Yoga of Transformation

What’s Your Story?   April 18-23

 

It’s page one; The setting sees the hero-you, walking out from under the electric, Aires New Moon, that had a giant Uranian-Orangutan shaking up the plot. Page two; A wild and wooly Mercury went direct, tossed about in the Orangutan’s long arms. Page three; the relentless, Saturnian, Mountain Goat came to a dead stand-still-Station 4/17, in Capricorn, the sign it rules. And the Sun moves into Taurus. Despite strong parameters, wild beasts run amuck.

The week’s story-line proposes the hero strategically tame the wild, risk taking beast, without destroying its courageous spirit. New Moon intentions turned hopeful pages to growing new perspectives of discipline, AND permissiveness, rather than succumbing to frustration and mayhem. Despite impulsive desires to turn to the last page and know the end of the story, organization must prevail, especially as the plot is filled with upcoming page–turners of a turbulent nature. Being the hero, gives one pause.

With three planets shifting direction within seven days of one another, confusion is pre-ordained. ‘Saturn, the entrenched,’ has just moved Retrograde, remaining ‘backward’ until 9/ 6. Pluto, as ‘demolition-Queen,’ shifts Retrograde five days later, on 4/22, not turning direct until 9/ 30. Both these ‘society-definers’ in Capricorn, reveal story lines that include: boundary re-assessment, truth and lies, ego, priorities, integrity, sex, death and taxes. Moving the multi-plots along means adjusting to set-backs, re-vamping unfinished business, and yes-frustration. Turn to your friends, and allies.

Before the hero can sigh in relief, a new shake up appears on the horizon, with the next New Moon, on 5/15. Uranus changes signs, leaving Aires, where there has been unrefined excitement these past seven years. We have almost grown accustomed to the speed of technology and its changes, along with break-out discoveries and inventions. The upcoming Uranian ingress into earthy, I don’t like change-Taurus means that large parts of the status quo of this story may topple. Some of what earthy, fixed, stubborn heroes love, will be in jeopardy, especially economic jeopardy, more on that in up-coming chapters.

Consider the strongly conservative soil we presently till. Mars, Saturn, Pluto in Capricorn, soon include Uranus in Taurus, making for a deliberate, entrenched, security-centric mind-set of all characters. An important subtext conveys the need to center and nurture yourself for the hero’s journey: Yoga, meditation, music, walks in the wood, garden strolls, laughter, tend to alliances, hold hands, and chant magic mantras all support opening to a greater consciousness in order to continue our story. It’s complicated! Keep the faith! Stay tuned!

YOUR BIRTHDAY WEEK: Dear adventurous last of the Aires, and first of lovely Taurus~ You both are discovering un-used gifts of your conservative self. This voice within supports taking greater risk as you define old boundaries to then move beyond the known. Not easy, but you are listening to a voice asking for greater authenticity, and power. In re-working core issues, you begin seeing greater opportunity. Yes, it will take a while to reveal, but never fear-if you are willing to birth it, it’s already putting down roots within. Step by step, breath by breath, you are on the hero’s journey!

ON THE MAT:   The following sentiments from last week still hold true.We may feel restricted. We may feel less-than. We may feel tired, and alone.” (When can the story line delete these energies?) Acknowledge the malaise, asking ‘what it is here to teach.’ Don’t run. You can’t hide Grow faith that new seeds germinate. Like the caterpillar, we are releasing the life we know in order to have the life we wish. Stand your mat. Be with what is. Lift your heart. Listen to your breath. Come home to Self !

EVENTS & SCHEDULING
Wed. April 18 ~5:15pm –multi level & 7 pm- level II/III~ Yin mixes with Yang to hold ground and embody new seeds of intention. Laughing Dog, Wellesley, MA
Thurs. April 19~ 8:15 am- Multi-level class, ~ Sweet sweat and warmth to kick the day into motion. Laughing Dog Yoga, Wellesley,
Thurs, April 19~ 10 am Pilates Mat. ~ The Studio at One Edson, Natick.

 Sat. April 21~ 8:30, level II-III, and 10:00 am- all levels. The bold, the beautiful, the hurt, the sad, bring ALL yourselves to the mat for centered-renewal. RSVP- samcatcam@gmail.com

 Wed. April 25- Advanced Techniques, 9 am-1:30 pm,. This seminar explores Inversions. Strong focus on anatomy, and overcoming fears to go upside down and change your point of view. Working with Kryias to enter into, and leave each inversion. We shall explore effective connective links between specific poses, and the subtle body. It is an opportunity to break boundaries, to teach and share knowledge. RSVP- samcatcam@gmail.com The studio at One Edson in Natick, MA.
Astrological Consultations:   It’s  always a good time to look at one’s life from an objective, non-judgmental point of view. Especially when the dust flies and the future looks unfamiliar.  If you are asking, “What is my genius, and how do I wish to use it?  How can I move deeply into my healing? When do I make moves for success?”  Then let us swim in your life together, in wonderful discovery.  Email  samcatcam@gmail.com