«In short, an intelligent and knowing person attending to Dharma and Artha and also to Kama, without becoming the slave of his passions, will obtain success in everything that he may do» (Kāma-sūtra, 7.2).

A good start!

For you, Leo, the year should start well. Venus and Jupiter are on your side and give you serenity and pleasant moments. Uranus can bring the desired news and Mars fills you with energy. Having both Venus and Mars in trine helps you in love relationships, making them balanced and harmonious. Who knows, perhaps Uranus  news could be just about this for some Lion: a beautiful new love story.

Kāma is translated as “desire” or “pleasure”. Desire, in Indian philosophy, is considered the main cause of man’s action and therefore a cause of attachment to life and thus of suffering. Yet at the same time kāma is considered one of the purushārtha, the main purposes of existence, together with wealth, duty and liberation. In this sense kāma indicates physical love, the instinctive desire for procreation essential for the survival of the species. The oldest schools of yoga saw this desire as an obstacle in the path to liberation. Tantrism, on the other hand, has made kāma a means of liberation itself.

I would say, Leone, to assume a tantric attitude and to open yourself to desire. Love can be a salvation.

Open yourself to love with this short sequence:

Setubandha-āsana, bridge pose. Open your heart and build a bridge between you and the other. // 1-2 min.

Paścimottāna-āsana, stretch of the west or back of body. Let the ego surrender and enjoy with confidence what life offers you. // From 2 to 5 minutes.

Ardha-Matsyendra-āsana, half Matsyendra pose. The ability to turn on each side indicates the willingness to open up to others. At the same time the pose makes you feel a sense of pride and dignity, giving you joy and good mood. // 1-2 min. per side.

TOTAL TIME: from 4 to 11 minutes.

MANTRA of the MONTH: «I open myself to love».