Alacazem 2009.07.02

Alacazem 2009.07.02

July 2 to 9, 2009

Visible Planets: Morning: Mercury, Venus, Mars and Jupiter  Evening: Saturn

Michael_jackson_casanova_in_concert Once again, this week’s “eclipse window” opens to some rather stunning world news as the Sun and Moon move into the exact opposition aspect of a lunar eclipse on July 7th. Taking place at 3:21 a.m. MDT @ 15º 24’ Cancer/Capricorn, this particular eclipse illuminates themes of home and family, mother and father, parent and child. Also highlighted are the dichotomies and polarities of traditional parental roles and relationships, themes of nurturing and caretaking, family of origin issues and issues related to professional status, achievement and/or failure.

 The most outstanding collectively experienced media event – and one that perfectly constellates the Cancer/Capricorn archetype – is the death of pop-icon Michael Jackson, his multi-dimensional life story and the multi-faceted jeweled legacy he leaves behind. His unique and eccentric lifestyle, whether a direct or indirect result of his aborted childhood and unusual family conditioning, serves as a rich tapestry for all to examine and reflect upon. The love, nurturing and emotional security characteristically found in childhood at home (Cancer) appears to have been sacrificed for the financial gain, professional achievement and economic success of world-wide recognition, wealth and fame (Capricorn).

Stories of Joe Jackson – Michael’s father – pushing and controlling his young sons, managing their careers and dictating their behaviors is the quintessential “shadow side” of Capricorn. Michael’s passion and ultimate obsession for providing security, sustenance, shelter, emotional and physical support for children is quintessentially Cancer. His Neverland Ranch stands as an example of his dedication and living will to help and bring joy to the lives of children.

Michael Jackson’s private and public memorials take place on the lunar elclipse day of July 7th. The world will officially mourn the loss of a magnificent musical genius on that day and reflect upon the many faces of the strong/weak, happy/sad, laughing/crying “Man in the Mirror.”

As the 4th of July holiday also focuses on family activities, childhood memories and love of home and country, may we all take a little more time with children, nurture our own inner child and cultivate compassion for the struggles, frailties and insecurities of the human experience here on planet Earth. Happy Independence Day!

Aries (Mar. 21-Apr.19)
The Cancer/Capricorn lunar eclipse illuminates issues of dependency and responsibility. Childhood wounds, family patterns and emotionally fueled behaviors pop up for examination and review. It’s time to grow up, accept everything exactly as it is now and identify the only thing you might possibly change – you! Courage and honesty are allies, go forth!

Taurus (Apr. 20-May 20)
Thinking of home and family, security and responsibility and what you can do to help stabilize and sustain new life may have you taking on more authority or wanting to control outcomes. There is only so much you can do, so let the river take its course. Tend to your own garden and let others tend to theirs.

(May 21-June 21)
Healthy emotional and financial boundaries are themes this week as the Sun and Moon align in a powerful lunar eclipse. Accept responsibility for your financial situation and encourage others to take care of theirs. It’s all about balancing resources, including energy and time. Awaken to the skills of self-nurturing and discover the wealth of health. Keep it simple.

(June 22-July 22)
Where are you neglecting self and blaming outside forces or other people for failures or frustrations? Many things we can’t control, but when it comes to personal attitudes, acts and choices, we’re in the driver’s seat. Recognize the difference between what you can change and what you cannot! Are you choosing to be a victim or taking action? Feel and heal.

(July 23-Aug.22)
You may feel as if you’ve lost control of a situation or partnership as world economies shift and financial markets transform. Collective corrections continue as nations and governments adjust priorities and balance resources. Stay in the present, focus on the now and simply do the next right thing. Take it one day and one step at a time.

Virgo (Aug. 23-Sep.22)
The people with whom you associate have a way of rubbing off on you. Make sure you’re surrounding yourself with healthy behaviors, positive attitudes and pro-active lifestyles. Healthy boundaries, honesty and sobriety are allies as you walk the road of self-nurturing self-improvement. Sacrifice indulgence and balance resources.

(Sep. 23-Oct.22)
The Cancer/Capricorn lunar eclipse opens windows and blows fresh air in long-shuttered rooms of professional accolade and achievement. It’s time to clean the closet and burn the papers you’ve been saving for way too long. Attachment is an illusion. It’s time to prune the bush and lighten your load. Love your talent, but don’t hoard it. Kiss the past goodbye.

(Oct. 23-Nov. 22)
Seek out and discover ways to open your mind and nurture your spirit. Read uplifting books, travel to places you’ve never been, practice yoga or find a new teacher. Eclipse energy encourages expansion and exploration via intellectual, mental awakening. Perception is relative. See it different.

(Nov. 23-Dec. 20)
You may feel deep emotions of or experience nostalgic longing for authenticity and intimacy in your relationships. Share thoughts and feelings, but be practical, responsible and realistic when it comes to sexuality. Honesty and integrity are imperative now. Open your heart, cultivate compassion and nurture yourself and others with love.

Capricorn (Dec. 21-Jan. 19)
The Full Moon lunar eclipse in your sign this week portends a major milestone and turning point regarding your personal self, world and life. A once-in-many-lifetimes transformation is just beginning. As you stand on the precipice of metamorphic change, take a deep breath and ask your angels for guidance. Fill your heart with love and light – nurture your soul.

(Jan. 20-Feb. 18)
Cosmic forces are forever in flux and change, creating galaxies and exploding stars. Things here on Earth are no different. Entrain with the universal flow and ride the waves of creation. Nurture your dreams with the power of imagination and the magic of vision. Surrender to the Mother Earth and take refuge in truth. Breathe deep and let the love in.

(Feb. 19-Mar. 20)
Family, friends and lovers step forward in spirit this week as lunar light illuminates the people who have touched your heart and nurtured your soul. Reach out to those here and not here, make contact both physical and metaphysically. Count your blessings and understand your lessons. Reality is what you make it. Feel deeply and relax completely.

Cynthia is a third generation astrologer living in the high mountain desert of the American Southwest. Visit her website @

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