Life Kicks In! Earth Day Prayer

 

 

 

Furrowed prayer long chanted
“Heal me. Heal me.”
Kicks life into swashbuckling, furious display.
Deep cold carelessness pushed off redemption.
Shadowing grief curried impotent seed.
Suddenly, radiant hope opens to cover blight
In saffron-shadowed fields of Daffodil
 Waltzing Blue Scylla.
By thought, word, and deed
Longing forces Lilac, Forsythia, tulip, and coquelicots,
To drop me to my knees in joy, and remorse
I hear her haunting call in every moment.

 

 

Astrology and Yoga of Transformation

CLOSING CYCLE OF EXPANDING CONSCIOUSNESS!   Dec. 3-9

 

 

THEMES:  

  • We enter the closing cycle of 2018 with a New Moon in Sagittarius that tangoes with Mercury going direct, plus Mars and Neptune. Go within to better move forward.

Venus moves into Scorpio! Who loves ya, babe? Who you gonna’ sting? How deep is your river of love? What calls for healing?

Yes, we have been thinking big, but the question now is, how to implement the vision? Despite present turbulence, be patient, stay grounded, prepare for incoming clarity.

Despite complication and confusion, see roots of 2019 growing in this closing cycle. Seek inner wisdom, listen well, plan accordingly. Expand consciousness!

THE STORY

 We’ve had an abundance of fire lately. Have your days been ‘over the top?’ The fire got pushy, impatient, and sometimes pissy. This week, I hoped to have a New Moon birth of quieter, yin energies. BUT, that’s doubtful. With Sun and Moon in a fiery sign, squaring Mars and Neptune, alongside a tippy Mercury changing signs in closing degrees of Scorpio…..WHOA, sister! Mercury is complicated both mentally and emotionally. It trines Chiron, the wounded healer for much of the week, offering opportunity to re-think and heal old wounds, broken friendships, unresolved love. Time for deep work, AND the practical: Back up everything, review important paperwork. Don’t bite the ones you love. Stand on your head, or hang off the bed for a different POV.  support the quiet therapy of caring for self.

With Venus snaking her beautiful way into Scorpio, know that you will be feeling far more deeply than you did while she flounced her pretty-self around in Libra. With Venus in Scorpio’s dark frozen water, love and life become more deeply passionate. Trust can become an issue because so much is on the table. Not only relationships, but our sense of self worth, and value need to count for more. Ideas of beauty and attraction grow from an inner POV, rather than a worldly one. Finances are in for a depth charge. It’s a great time to take that detail pen to budgets, plans, taxes to dig into where you really stand, not where you hope to be. Remember, Scorpio energy is transformative. In order to ‘transform’ something has to die. We have to surrender what was in order to move deeper into the Venus-life we desire.

Ask what are you willing to see, and do-NOW in order to move ahead in 2019? Big dreams call us. Make time to envision. Be practical! Look back and see what’s been useful, and what has not. Listen to the intuitive body. It’s often a better GPS than the brain. Move beyond anxiety, and connect to a joyous emotional spirit in order to swim well in the provocative waters of 2019. Commit your best-Self. Yes, it does promise to be another very tangy year!* The better prepared, the greater opportunity we shall have to be our own best helmsman, surviving wind and wave.

* If interested in a 2019 overview of energetic patterns, I will be offering a workshop end of Dec. Eyes on upcoming calendar.

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 YOUR BIRTHDAY WEEK: You are beginning a new journey under this Sagittarian New Moon, perhaps a whole new life awaits? For sanity, balance inner and outer dialogues, and ideas with Mercury’s forward shift. Look back for guidance from good experience. Look forward to a deeper, more connected thought process. Don’t leap until you are clear. The emotional life is fired up wanting to reach out and expand to inspire others. It’s surely a year you will be receptive to higher learning, bigger dreams, and intuitive transmissions. Do your Ra Ra dance after eating cake.

YOUR PRACTICE: Make time for surrender on the mat. Despite the noise, quiet into the dark of this week’s New Moon. Breathe into long exhales, relinquishing anxiety, to align with peace. Do asanas that ground you, and instill a quiet courage. Prep this re-set’ time carefully. Sing the chants and songs you love. Share your Practice with those you love. Yes, we are in a fiery expansive territory, at the same time we are in a dark, subtle playing field. Be balanced. Be inspired! Serve yourself! Serve the world!

 

NOVEMBER~DECEMBER EVENTS & SCHEDULING

 DEC. 4, 9:00-1:-00 pm, Advanced Techniques, The studio at One Edson, Natick. Subtle body meets physical body to support a strong practice. This seminar continues Pranayama techniques, layering a Practice to the emotional body via chakras, mudras & mantra. Working anatomy of hip and spine. CEU hours available. RSVP samcatcam@gmail.com

 DEC. 5, 5:15 & 7 pm Wed. classes at Laughing Dog, Wellesley MA. New Moon moves of inner assessment, and Mercurial information connect to emotional understanding. Outer structures support soft inner journey.

 DEC. 6, 8:30-9:30 AM Mat Pilates, The NEW Studio at one Edson, Natick. We howl happiness at the end to be wonderfully stretched, strengthened and formidable! $15.00

 DEC. 8, Saturday, 8:30 & 10 AM. With Mercury direct, the Moon in Capricorn, we will structure asana to move deeper into the heart and soul of our Practice in NEW Studio space ~one Edson rd, Natick, MA. samcatcam@gmail.com

 DEC. 9, New Class/New Studio~Sunday Serenade! An invitation to those needing peace, surrender, and spacious awareness. Restorative poses, long stretches, and Nidra offer the body lush self care. Closure of short meditation/ Yoga Nidra. Grow Emotional Intelligence, relinquish stress, grow a ‘beautiful body electric. $15.00

 Jan 5 4th, 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. RSVP alcatcam@gmail.com

 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