«Clarification of the mind [results] from the cultivation of friendliness, compassion, happiness, and equanimity in conditions of pleasure, dissatisfaction, merit, and absence of merit, respectively» (Yoga-Sūtra, I.33).
A whirlwind of emotions!
This September Scorpio has a very rich astrological picture. Those born in the first decade feel Uranus tossing effects. Luckily there is a friendly Jupiter, which should highlight the positive possibilities of unexpected changes. The opposition of Mars will strike all decades. It’s a pity to be nervous when Venus and Neptune make the relationship with the partner and with people in general idyllic.
According to Vedanta, desire (kama) is a flow of thoughts towards an object (material or immaterial). An obstacle that disturbs the flow (like a dam deviates the current of a river) necessarily attracts your attention, forcing you to divert your thought from the desired object. This is how anger (krodha) is generated. Uncontrolled rage leads to delusion (moha). The realization of the desire on the other hand brings greed (lobha), that is ta craving for more of it, which in turn generates arrogance (mada) toward those who have less, and envy (matsarya) toward those who have more. Fear (bhaya) to lose what has been achieved develops too.
Be careful, Scorpio, about the turmoil of this month. Do not miss an opportunity to live a sincere moment of sharing and harmony with others! Keep centered with this sequence:
Simha-āsana, lion pose. If you really feel nervous and need to rant about someone, vent with this position. // 1 min.
Ardhachandra—āsana, half moon pose. Observe the phases of life, accept changes as an enhancement. // 1-2 min. per side.
Concentration. Sit in a meditative position and take some time to relax all your muscles. Think of all the events of the day, what you said, done, felt and how you reacted to such events, the emotions you experienced, even the most subtle, the nuances … until the moment you arrived here to sit down. Observe how you feel now. // From 5 a 15 min.
TOTAL TIME: from 7 to 18 minutes.
MANTRA of the MONTH: «I am with others».
ATTENTION: each technique may have contraindications. Take proper information before practising. Ask your teacher for the correct execution. The recommended times are provided only as a guide, always adjust the practice to your own times and limits. Never force, positions must be comfortable and stable! For any doubt leave a comment below!