A Page From My Journal ~ Reality & Fantasy

The starry firmament has been transmitting through me as we traverse the plains of Spain. The mix of reality and fantasy rising from the work, the relationships, and the inner odyssey has created new muscle. It is a muscle of quiet fearlessness, rather than bravado. Moving on rails from town to town, teaching ShaktiYogaDance workshops, we’ve trained from Valencia to Barcelona, and back to Madrid, We are in cycles of discovery and wonder, dismay, and gratitude. Despite the differences and difficulties, every event has opened to discover unexpected, transformative heart-space.  Be they small, or larger turn outs, the emotional body has been fed and watered in a sea of Piscean oneness.  It has also undergone uncomfortable re-adjustments of new construction and meaning.

Astrologically, this is a testament to the stellium of Sun, Mercury, and Neptune in watery Pisces, and Venus, Saturn, with Pluto in earthy Capricorn.  You could say it’s an opportunity to infuse fantasy with reality.  It is also an opportunity to transcend, (Pisces) whatever blocks, (Capricorn.) Along with Jupiter’s ride through Sagittarius this year, we all working with forms of teaching, learning, and graduating!  Thanks to the support of strangers and friends, I feel this odyssey is a deep inner graduation to a future not imagined before.  It is a ‘Jupiterian opportunity’ offering an abundance of experience that prepares the way for more satisfying patterns of self-expression.

It is Venus in Capricorn that for me has displayed most prominently throughout the planetary patterns. In opening doors to an unknown Yoga discipline, not only have I risked, but others have graciously risked to support my work. At times, it has been painful, yet always sublime. Strangers have courageously opened intimately to the work, creating small, enthusiastic tribes. Venus in Capricorn speaks to structuring and supporting alliances that create worthy relationship. The primary alliance is with self, after that, all else follows. Capricorn can be fearful of being too emotional or demonstrative, yet its strength teaches us to stand stalwart and courageous.

The past two weeks of this transformative process has ebbed and flowed on inner emotional seas, and of course, inspired the work.  ShaktiYogadances is nothing, if not about relationship. In moving through the elegant sequencing of asanas, the body feeds the resilience and determination necessary to ride incoming tides of turbulence. As strangers move and breath together, the body informs the mind that survival lies in union, and that in our ability to connect, we build resilient bone to overcome hurdles, and re-define our passions

it has been proven, that like the pied-piper, whenever I can leave my comfort zone, to reach across the wide divide, others will join. Each time I am willing to face the unknown to share passion and knowledge, I partner those willing to do the same.  I love the intimate moments when we crack open and stand face to face in union.  It’s rare.  It’s needed.  It’s my work.

YOUR PRACTICE THIS WEEK:  Bring yourself to tears, then turn and embrace a stranger so they get in on the good juju.

YOUR BIRTHDAY WEEK:  Promise yourself a new strategy to go out and grow your passion.  Begin new constructs that support your dream, and promise yourself to dream big.  Reach out to new alliances, and reach out to those in need of partnering. As a Pisces, your grow empathy like gills, but make this a year where your empathy supports you to swim deeper into the unknown.  Do not give yourself away to those undeserving of your energy. Re-define your priorities, put on your mermaid tail to swim on!

FEBRUARY-MARCH EVENTS & SCHEDULING

NB  If curious about our odyssey across Spain dancing the Emotional Intelligence embodied in Shakti Yoga Dances, go to shaktidances.comAs the new dance, Phoenix Rising, reveals, inspiration rises from failing, joy opens from fear, friendships await when we reach out….It is a journey of unknowns, and discovery- filled with hope and enthusiasm.

FEB. 27, Wed.  5:15 & 7 pm classes at Laughing Dog Yoga, Wellesley. Classes will be subbed by the lovely Cory Halaby at 5:15, and Elgar Pichler with his depth charge at 7 PM.) 

MARCH 2 , at 9:00 AM will be taught by the one of a kind Elgar Pichler, The Studio, 1 Edson Rd, Natick. 

MARCH 7, Thurs.  8:30-9:30 AM Pilates Mat, The Studio, 1 Edson Rd., Natick.  We howl happiness at the end to be stretched, strengthened and formidable!

MARCH 8, Fri. 1:30-2:30 AM, Graham Technique. samcatcam@gmail.com

FEB. 10,  Sun., 4-5:15 pm, Sunday Serenade is a Restorative, stretchy, meditative time-out, offering lush self-care, and space to grow Emotional Intelligence.

MARCH 10,  Sun.  4-6 pm ‘Sunday Salon’    Allan Cameron leads those interested in journeys of discovery and questioning.  Free to those who listen well , and offer heart-felt wisdom. 1 Edson rd, Natick, MA

Astrological Consultations:   Planetary wisdom offers a  timely look at one’s life from an objective, non-judgmental point of view.  As you begin fall’s journey asking, “How do I wish to use my inherent genius?  How can I move more deeply into my healing? How do I plan an abundant future?”  Then let us swim in your life together, in wonderful discovery.  Email  samcatcam@gmail.com

Astrology and Yoga of Transformation

MACROCOSM/MICROCOSM   July 9-17

THEMES

  • The gift of an Eclipse is the unmasking, or release of intensity that brings a breaking point. The Macrocosm is often revealed through energetic release of earthquakes, fires, floods, or violent storms, all of which unleash change.

 

  • You may want angel wings to master microcosmic Eclipse events, as they often erupt from deep emotion, revealing unseen or unknown aspects of self that we prefer remain unconscious. This personal ‘unmasking’ offers needed information moving us to the next level. Outmoded emotional patterns, ready to die, erupt. It’s disconcerting.  It’s a gift.

 

  • Mercury, now Retrograde until July 31, offers three weeks of review, and re-consideration of what we’re learning. Hopefully it’s an opportunity to open new eyes to the unmasking. Be observant, not judgmental. Don’t multi-task. Be willing to be awakened.

 

  • With all we have going on in the heavens, you are sure to be feeling extra sensitive. Take time to nurture and heal. Give your body extra rest, water, and time in nature. It’s imperative. Chiron, the ‘wounded healer’ has just turned Retrograde as well, making its healing/wounding energies urgent.

 

  • This is the time to prepare for further unmasking and revelation for upcoming Lunar Eclipse on the 16th. This one is a Full Moon-WHAM as it aligns with the powerful Pluto/Saturn duo at the Eclipse point. More on this next week.

THE STORY

IF you are fortunate enough to get slapped around by the Eclipses and become ‘WOKE’ to a part of you that has been asleep, then brava! And lucky YOU!! With Mercury AND Chiron ‘in reverse and extra potent, we have an opportune moment to ‘look homeward angel.’ Step back, allow a break down, or break out. It can be a time of high adventure, IF you are willing to not go to judgment, and IF you are willing to see how you have unconsciously worked and rubbed old childhood wounds that keep you a prisoner. Pay attention to odd moments, strange symbols, casual, overheard conversation. Mercury Retrograde, with its communication glitches, confusion and breakdowns is not always easy, but the planetary firmament is in alignment to support taking the next big step, especially a large heart-step!

Not only are Eclipses, along with Mercury and Chiron Retrograde, opening portals to the past, but as I have written, Saturn and Pluto, aligned with the South Node, encourage review and re-do . It’s a chance to see that some old guidelines are no longer relevant. Often there is unfinished business asking for closure. To put the cherry on top of this Astrological compilation, Venus is involved. As guide and goddess of relationship, self worth, and love, need I tell you that issues of partnering and payment are up front and oh so sensitive! This is to say that if you are not swimming in some murky sea of your childhood, you have an extraordinary family heritage. Not everyone is in the testing and crises zone, but many are, and they could use extra TLC. Pay attention, and listen with your heart. You don’t have to fix others, in fact, they rather you wouldn’t. They simply want to be heard.

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YOUR BIRTHDAY WEEK: Dear kind Cancer, with the Saturn/Pluto/South Node power-brokers opposing your Sun sign, 2019 has been rocky…revealing but rocky. The extremes are here to take you to the next level. I wish you could say, “Beam me up Scotty,” and all would be well. But this birthday’s instruction booklet is about ‘funding a deeper sense of balance and well-being, grown from new roots. Not an easy task. Your old family system has changed, which for a Cancer is very difficult. As you gain a greater foothold in the new life, the light expands. This birthday may offer a complete re-birth, a freeing opportunity to be who you have always wished to be, but were fearful of becoming. Have at it! Be all you can be! Celebrate the tears and the loss that free you.

YOUR PRACTICE THIS WEEK: Move onto your mat as a warrior. Take no prisoners, least of all yourself. Fess up to your fears. Move past them. Create balance between non-doing and over-doing. Keep returning to center to re-evaluate and congratulate before you take on the next difficult pose. Listen to the over-drive of goals, and ego desire, then soften and balance with gentle breath-work, and a long, lovely savasana.

 

JULY EVENTS & SCHEDULING

JULY 8, Mon. 8:00-9:00 AM Pilates Mat-All are welcome to strengthen, stretch and grow formidable! The Studio, 1 Edson Rd., Natick

JULY 10, Wed. 5:15 All Level Class & 7 PM level !!-!!! Laughing Dog Yoga.

JULY 12, Fri. 10:30-11:30 AM, Martha Graham Technique. Floor work with contraction and release as principle focus

jULY 13, Sat. 8:30 and 10 AM, Multi- level classes, all welcome. The Studio, 1 Edson Rd, Natick. RSVP- samcatcam@gmail.com

New 200 hour Teacher Training begins in the fall. It is unique, created to your talents and needs. It dives deep and transforms life. Hours are arranged to be flexible for your schedule. For questions- samcatcam@gmail.com

Astrological Consultations:   Planetary wisdom offered from years of experience, with empathetic understanding. If it’s time to look at your life and consider change~ Email  samcatcam@gmail.com

“I had no idea Astrology could provide that kind of understanding. So much was revealed! I feel I can now open to my new life, thanks to your support and wisdom.” Karen M.