Saṃparāya – future

«The truth of the hereafter does not shine before that child (childish person) who is inattentive, and befooled by the delusion of wealth. “This world (seen by the senses) is and there is no other”—thinking thus, he falls into my (death’s) clutches again and again» (Katha-upanishad, 1.2.6).

Samparāya represents the other world, the hereafter, but the simple future too. In its declinations it can refer to “relating to the future” and also to “the means to reach the future world” as well as to “the investigation about the future”. On the other hand the future is unknown and uncertain and for this samparāya can mean “uncertainty” too, and consequently “bad luck” and even “calamity” and therefore “war”, “battle”, “conflict”.

Looking for a link between the various meanings, you need to think that you never evolve, so you don’t go towards a better future, without going through conflicts. The present conflicts, Capricorn, could be the basis of the changes you seek. So do not submit to the sense of discouragement that could afflict you, especially in the second half of the month. You run the risk of not being able to make yourself understood, of getting nervous by explaining yourself and, despite the efforts to improve a situation, to think that it is always going worse. Yet it is not all so negative: think of how much you can learn from all this. Furthermore, on the affective level you still have support and you will understand it better at the end of the month when the moon will grant you a moment of peace and inner harmony.

Stay positive with this sequence:

Bhujanga-āsana, cobra pose. The snake periodically changes its skin and is therefore a symbol of regeneration. Observe how you have been able to transform yourself over time. You will still be. // From 30 sec. to 1 min.

Paścimottāna-āsana, stretch of the west or back of body. Since the purpose here is the ability to abandon yourself, you can use a support to lean the forehead.  Don’t look for stretching, don’t look for anything. If you are able to let yourself go, the feeling of relaxation is magnificent!

From 1 to 5 min.

Natarāja-āsana, king of the dancers pose, or dancing Śiva. King of the dancers is one of the names attributed to Śiva and it is linked to the mythological image of Śiva dancing his anandatandava, or dance of bliss. The dance symbolizes the cycles of creation and destruction. Everything dies and regenerates, we need to know how to let go to open up to the new. // 1 min. per side.

TOTAL TIME: from 4 to 8 minutes.

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