Punxsutawney Phill

Nothing against Aquarians, but February is not a cakewalk as months go. We have spent our money, and bills are due. Pipes are frozen, and you can’t smell spring. We have gained weight, and resolutions haven’t paid off yet. Taxes, like heating bills, loom large. Given that the above are true, what do we most need? Hope & Silliness, not necessarily in that order. Groundhog’s Day goes a long way to satisfying hopes with lashings of silliness.

Groundhog Day history is a strange combination of European and Native Indian ritual and story.
In February 4, 1841 a Pennsylvania-German storekeeper referred to a celebration of Candlemas, which has origin in the pagan celebration of Imbolc. It is timed for the mid-point between Winter Solstice and Spring Equinox. Candles were lit and carried home to dark houses. Superstition was that if the weather was fair, the second half of Winter would be stormy and cold.

The other half of the Groundhog equation emerged from the Delaware Indians, who considered groundhogs honorable ancestors. According to their original creation beliefs, their forebears began life as animals in “Mother Earth” and emerged centuries later to hunt and live as men. The Woodchuck comes from the Indian legend of “Wojak, the groundhog” who was considered to be the Indian’s ancestral grandfather. Punxsutawney comes from the Indian name for a location, “ponksad-uteney” which means “the town of the sandflies.”

So far so good. None of this is particularly interesting or makes any connection to today’s legend. They simply increase the nonsense around Groundhog Day, casting wierd shadows on it’s history. What I love is that from these disparate, sacred beginnings, it took Americans only a few short years to turn them into the bizarre ritual of Punxsutawney Phil looking for his shadow.

Asanas: If the requirement is to be hopeful, and silly, then the poses are: Bakasana/Crane into Sirsanana/headstand, and back up again. Many of you never thought you’d ever stand on your heads, the other half never thought to be able to ‘pull your bodies up into a ball over your arms. You’ve done both. There’s hope. Now you are to put them together, and think of how silly it looks to be squeezing yourself into these positions, much less worrying about whether you can do it or not. The Groundhog roots for you.

Astrology and Yoga of Transformation






  • The last five months of this year are a birth canal to new life. Like any birth, it will be disruptive, complex, disorganized, possibly brutal, yet hopeful. Prepare to surrender ever deeper to the destabilizing process.


  • The big WOW this week is Uranus, god of chaos, innovation, shock and individuality stopping to go backward on the 15th. Expect earthquakes, fire, tsunami, volcanic eruptions, hurricanes, both literally and individually….along with opportune moments of awakening.


  • Mars continues to be hot and heavy handed as he activates the big boys of Jupiter, Saturn and Pluto. The individual enraged against abusive big governments. (Review last week’s information on Mars, daily breath journal.com)


  • Create a ‘surrendering toolbox’ of shared laughter, song, dance, harmony, friendship, peace, and quiet strength that you add on to, hand out, and turn toward in need.
  • THE  STORY                                                                                                                                               From the beginning of August we’ve had a treasure trove of Uranian energy adding to the volatile, combative and impulsive energies of Mars. Everywhere you turn in the world you see combat zones of ‘we the people’ against the powers that be. Sad to say, this is not abating. Tempers and tantrums run high well into 2021. The question is: What can you do about it? It turns out a lot. Since Uranus is the planet of awakenings, of galactic vision, as well as revolution, our ability to understand, use, and move energy is increasing exponentially. Uranus rules Aquarius, the sign connected to friendship, the future, and quantum leaps in evolution. Uranian energy is not linear. We leap. We communicate telepathically. Thinking is upgraded and wired to outer limits of known wisdom. You may not be sleeping well, but the astral-travel is exciting.


  • The brave new world, waiting for us to catch up depends on our thinking, our imaginations, and vision. Time spent visualizing the life you wish, the world you want is your gift to Self, and to humanity. It is not ‘oh by the way work.’ It is the work we came to do at this time. You can’t possibly think that you being here in the midst of this pandemic is an accident? You chose to incarnate and be part of the birthing of the Aquarian Age. It is our social and personal responsibility to be joyfully in service, to be gainfully employed in helping grow the collective consciousness. When fear and anger creep in, practice replacing them by holding healing pictures of equality, friendship, understanding, and empathy. Be radical! Take no prisoners! Free yourself from old ruts, rubbish, and rat-infested anxiety. This is a power-packed time!


  • Be extra careful this week. Move slowly and purposefully, especially if you are working with machines, sharp instruments, fast cars, or a hot tongue. Fear rises with the shock and awe of dismantling the old, and known. You may have extraordinary visions. Ask for them. Be inventive and spend time imagining what you want. Use that imagination toward creating a heart-filled New Moon Cycle. We move toward a Leo New Moon on the 18th. Leo is the Queen or King who chooses to rule from compassion. Visualizing what you want in the upcoming cycle. If you know where Leo is in your chart, bring in the house energies to increase the depth of your preparation. Use it to see the dismantling of the power based Capricorn energy, where stand the ‘big boys of Jupiter, Saturn and Pluto. This is very much a top down hierarchy of might makes right.


  • Learning to swim in these shifting, dynamic, deconstructive waters is mind boggling, but I think it’s helpful to know we are all swimming with the alligators. We are all fearful, pissed off and anxious. You can invoke a consoling awareness that we are working to move the heavy energy-field to a higher vibration. We are in this together, or we do not survive. Know that we will continue to see changes in big business, big money, big government, and the puny 1% as they oh so slowly morph and decay. We are in slow-mo-motion to the Aquarian Age of equality and unity-consciousness. Huzzah!



  • BIRTHDAY MARCHING ORDERS: This week’s birthdays are in a process of enormous transformation..” Every birthday this year now begins with this sentence…. This is a year of big changes, turning on a dime, and visionary exclamation points! Some are out of left field, others lift you up from dreams and wishes. Pay attention and dream big! As an individualistic Leo, there’s a part of you very at home with being a change agent, of creating a unique self to offer the world. Therefore, get clear about who and what you are creating for the new life. Many opportunities, surprises, and revolutionary wake up calls await you. Therefore prioritize, and take time to re-structure habits and thought process. Realign your heart to lead your head.It’s a perfect time for an Astrological Consultation to review the life you’ve lived, and the new one you are entering. Contact samantha cameron at Samcatcam@gmail.com

    YOUR PRACTICE: Due to high heat, both inner and outer, and the fine and fearful balancing act with wild Uranian energies, the Practice this week is the fine art of grounding, listening, and tasting small bites. We shall move slowing giving the body time to feel where it wants to be in the pose; how much does it want to bite off; how deep to dive. We shall listen for muscle-resonance, offering information on where best to place hands and feet, giving us feedback on how to respond, VS how not to react. Perhaps we shall call it a “Tasting Menu,” offering delicate bites of Yin, Restorative, and Mindful Pleasures.


    Aug. 12, Wed. 5:15pm EDT, Laughing Dog Yoga. All Levels Vinyasa -with a creative twist.

    You must go to their website ahead of time; www.ldyoga.com  for information on how to join & pay.

    Aug. 13 Thursday, 8:30-9:30 AM EDT/14:00H –Zoom Pilates- Core & Stretch                                              Email for invite. Samcatcam@gmail.com

    Aug. 15, Saturday, 9-10:30 AM, EDT/13:00 H ES-FR Zoom All-Levels Yoga.                  Email Samcatcam@gmail.com for invite.

    My class fees are $15.00, unless you are out of work. Donate, or come free. If you wish to attend, or have friends who do, use zoom links, or email samcatcam@gmail.com                     1. Zelle: Samantha Cameron, samcatcam@gmail.com    2. Venmo: samantha cameron, Or samcatcam 3. Paypal  Samantha Cameron, Samcatcam@gmail.com   

    “I have taken Samantha’s yoga classes and have also had my chart read by her. She is an absolute magical and mystical teacher. I highly recommend her. And her Astrology lecture in Jan. 2020 has been spot on!” Nicole Losurdo

    For those who missed, but would like recordings of the ASTROLOGY LECTURE-2020 ENDGAME, email: Samcatcam@gmail.com

     YOU TUBE CLASSES:                                                                                                                      Samantha Cameron/Shakti Yoga Dances   ‘In Class’ Channel 

    If you don’t wish to practice alone, go to my You Tube channel, Samantha Cameron Shakti Yoga Dances, and find a class. (see below) Then let me know how you like it. Thank you!


    ½ Hour “ Core Crusher” A short burst of power moves to kick off a perfect day.

    The Power of Shakti-Your weekly Yoga with Samantha Cameron, from 5-09-2020 https://youtu.be/aKXhlh4J2AsSacred Space” ~ 30 minute class: a ritual or renewal https://youtu.be/EjhEeE0Ztso

    “Core Jamm,” 60 minutes pilates, https://youtu.be/MRs4fHK0wi4

    Strengthen abdominals while stretching the spine AND soothing the ‘fight or flight’ Vagus nerve. In times of stress, it’s lovely to care for self on multiple levels, in a short time span. After class you feel uplifted, centered, and stronger.

    “Just how strong and open-hearted do you wish to be?” 75 minutes All Levels Yoga https://youtu.be/XLi3SdfY_Fs

    “Spinal Tap”, One Hour of Core & Stretch, 6-2-20, https://youtu.be/KIYTsoe2eWI

    Pilates-One Hour 4-16-20 https://youtu.be/tY6Jlgcl44Q

    “New Moon Practice”, 75 minute All Levels Yoga, 5-22-20 https://youtu.be/v6CkVLK6wmk

    “Sat. Yoga”, 75 minute All Levels Yoga, 4-11-20. https://youtu.be/XXmTV8LiN_c

    Awesome Day Tutorials feature short movement specific classes.

    Whatever your Practice, choose to make it yours. Listen to your body. Grow strong in bone, and honor, flexible in muscle and grace!

     Panis Angelicus – At shaktidances.com, & You Tube Channel- Samantha Cameron/Shakti Yoga Dances, https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uhWdzk8SVLg&list=PLRasxcbWnUtnWzuIPyxX8sGP6gTR4FNix. When practicing the dance, feel your emotional body being fed and watered.