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

Microcosm/Macrocosm Feb. 20-27

 

 

                  Pisces fish tied at the tail, struggling in opposition: Faith VS Chaos.

Astrology is an ancient, sacred and symbolic language of planetary effects on the earth. It informs and supports a wider world-view of one’s place in the firmament. Its cycles remind us of ‘being on time,’ of knowing when to reap and when to sow, of coming to the table with the right attitude.  And yes, it supports us when it is time to relinquish and surrender.  The microcosm/macrocosm of ‘as above, so below,’ or ‘as within, so without’ are metaphysical principles of relationship.  If Astrology is about anything, it is about relationships. Its primary symbols remind us we are connected.  We are not alone.

Given that large, macro-opening, I bring it down to the week’s microcosm. We have walked through the two Eclipse doors of change. For some, there has been enormous upheaval.  For others, fluttering and shifts, that hopefully now propel you forward.  The Pisces planets offer a quiet, reconsidered-space, one calling spirit more than ego.  The Pisces energy, in an odd way, reflects the ‘eclipsed Mercury,’ of the 15th, when it stood beside Sun and Moon, highlighting not only communication and thinking, which was the theme of the Saros Cycle that birthed this Eclipse. Even without that, when Mercury snugs tight into the luminaries, it is drawn inward to transmit and receive information within self.  Lots is being communicated, and shuttled back and forth, but it may not be conscious. It may not make sense. It can go be between lower and higher mind, or between body and spirit, even witness mode and worldly ego. Choose your thoughts wisely and intentionally.  They are making imprints on your soul material.

It is a good week to expand awareness, vision, and thought process to find new solutions, or upgrade the old. Transformational possibilities are amplified.  As I wrote previously, the system is in go-mode, with all planets in forward motion until March 8 when first Jupiter, then Mercury, (March 23,) turn retrograde. Before rushing onward, check facts, take more time with communication.  The Pisces spirit can be lovely, but its reputation for confusion is enormous. We see and hear what we wish, not necessarily what is.  Do evaluate heart-plans and ideas.  Connect your microcosm to the macro as Friday we move to First Quarter Moon phase, which has the push and thrust to take us deeper. With flow of watery planets swimming within and without, it’s a good week to listen to the emotional body, not the intellect.  Hand over conflict, or uncomfortable events, to a restorative practice, a nap, a glass of red with a good friend.

This Week On The Mat:  I like what I wrote two weeks ago: “Listen to the magic of this time, and commit to your larger life, your essential being. Breathe life force into your dreams!”  It remains a good mantra.  We need beauty and nurturing from our Practice this week.  You may have trouble distinguishing right from left, but you will be moved by the music in classes.  You will be touched when someone reaches out.  You will feel connected to the hearts in your tribe, despite not knowing who they are.  Allow the empathy to open doors that have been closed.  The mat is a safety zone, giving permission to deepen into life move toward the passion in gentle, permissible ways, and feel the burn!

Your Birthday Week:  As a Pisces Fish, you love to swim in gentle, nurturing waters, where spirit and matter create beauty.  You may find this an inspirational year, if you listen to your body more than your brain.  Practical assessments may need assistance.  Objectivity will not be readily available.  You may wish professional help with finances or major decisions. Choose the person wisely.  Your talents to create beauty, be it musical, visual, or dance will call you to deepen and attend the practice of this beauty.  Be aware of sacrificing your work to save another.  Seek balance.

EVENTS & SCHEDULING
Wed. Feb. 21  5:15  & 7 pm Classes at Laughing Dog.  5:15 muliti level, 7:00 level II-III

Thurs. Feb 22, 8:15 am- Multi-level class at Laughing Dog.

Thurs, Feb 22, 10-11 am Pilates Mat. The Studio at One Edson, Natick.

Sat. Feb.24, classes at 8:30, level II-III, and 10:00 am- all levels. RSVP your space.

March 14,  Advanced Techniques, 9 am-1:30 pm, The studio at One Edson in Natick. This seminar explores seated poses, with added layers of Pranayam and focus on the bandhas. Discussion and Practice of relationships in alignment & anatomy; Effective connective links between specific poses.  It is an opportunity to break boundaries, to teach and share knowledge. RSVP-samcatcam@gmail.com

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