Astrology + yoga / 2017 year of fire
We opened a new collaboration between an astrologer and a yoga teacher. How is it this year? How can yoga help us to address their challenges and take advantage of their potential? Write Florbela Cristóvão and Montse Ramirez.
Predominant and therefore energy which prints the 2017 tone is given by the Fire. This is a tremendously active, dynamic element, and carries tremendous potential of personal sovereignty, invention and reinvention of new creative structures in our lives.
Is in some way a year in which we live in full manifestation the results of our work and dedication of the past years. If we have been building our lives based on a real relationship with our essence, assuming an engaged relationship with our subjectivity, acknowledging and listening to what they have to say, our demons learning to perceive light through our bleaker parts, we have now the opportunity to sustain us in increasingly more solid structures and which in turn will allow us to go assuming more daring and large projects outside, in the objective world of reality.
Sustained growth It is the promise implicit in the Sextile Jupiter and Saturn during much of the year. The daring and the value of follow our truth bring rewards to medium and long term, is the highest translation for harmonic position between Saturn and Uranus until the end of the year. From may the nodal axis will move and the North node will pass a fire sign, Leo, where it will remain during the year and a half, emphasized the quality of power and sovereignty which is born from the love of be and take in the world. So the general energy provision for the year is expansive, creative and liberating.
During the spring - March-Venus retrograde will also make a sign of fire, Aries, inviting us to be contact the real motivations of our desires and individual values so that we can open world well anchored in the sincerity of our feelings and relationships. March will be a decisive month for many, a very dynamic month that will require decisions and new actions as a starting point for future flights will be developed during the following months. The two first demotions of mercury this year will start in the Earth element and scroll fire was the element, and the last will be totally on fire, which is an indicator of the need to rethink and harmonize strategies practices, the modus operandi and planning in course, with the intuitive desires of the heart. The second half of April, second half of August and most of December are the dates that correspond to this process of review procedures and plans.
In the celestial movement for the year, the authenticity of our relationships will be key was a sustained, personal expansion taking risks on our links and projects, both personally and professionally, going beyond what we thought that it might be possible. But as always, the opportunities involve challenges, and the fairness and the balance of our relationships will be put to the test. Relationships will be especially energized depending on the degree of freedom that is granted to the realization of each inside and outside of the relationship. This implies a solid degree of self-esteem and a strong sense of personal safety, which in turn allows you to sustain linkages with the sense of commitment, adventure, experimentation and mutual growth. It will certainly be a year that will push us to grow, to go beyond our conditioning and injuries.
Of the four elements, fire is the most subtle, volatile and dynamic, with an extraordinary ability to produce transformation. According to this the cosmic narrative suggests a stimulus added to our ability to integrate and synthesize the visions and aspirations that we want to live, as a result of experiences and efforts made during the past years, especially since 2010 and 2012 so far. Clearly We will begin to reap rewards as a result of the law of action and reaction, the law of karma, transmuted and synthesized in creative dharma.
A year that promises the expansion of our capacity to assert ourselves with courage and bravery in a world ever more changing and uncertain. 2017 speaks of a collective change, the consolidation of a dark new world order, which we need to each one of us present and intact as burning torches that enlighten and inspire.
2017, the year of Yama
Often focus our yoga practice exclusively on asana, postures, and forget such important aspects as Yama and Niyama, the two disciplines that precede asana, according to the teachings of the Sage Patanjali. The first makes reference to our relationship to the world, and the second to the relationship with ourselves.
This new year, 2017, is especially well suited to work on Yama, the first pillar of the yoga, the discipline of the relationship with the external, the circumstances, events and above all: personal relationships. Because we grow, learn, and mature with each other, which makes us mirror and teaching.
To become aware of our feelings and emotions toward others we offer the following exercise, that you can perform with your partner, a family member, a friend or co-worker of yoga:
- Sit against the person with which you are going to do the exercise, close to her, and ask that you close your eyes as you watch his face for two to three minutes. You experience the sensations and emotions of this look towards each other and reflects on them.
- Then close your eyes and ask the other person to open them and do the same exercise that you just do you.
- To the case of two or three minutes, remain both with eyes wide open looking at you another one for a while. You can end the exercise with the chanting of a mantra or a brotherly hug.
AstroLaboratorio: Astrology and yoga meetings
We hope that this article you just read has been of interest to you and help you to flow with the challenges and opportunities brought by 2017. If you live in Barcelona or nearby and want to deepen these teachings, in Escola Yogavida organize a meeting at the beginning of each month to get to know in detail what we will bring the current month. It is a group work, in which we take advantage of the transpersonal information that gives us the astrology to grow and improve each of us within their circumstances and possibilities. We finished the session with a specific yoga according to the content of the workshop exercise. More info in the section of Activities of www.escolayogavida.com
Information prepared by:
Florbela Cristóvão, transpersonal astrologer (charts, face-to-face and Skype, meetings and workshops queries) firstname.lastname@example.org
Montse Ramirez, journalist, yoga teacher - Coordinator of Escola Yogavida