Alacazem 2009.10.01

Alacazem 2009.10.01

October 1 to 8, 2009

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

Blessing the Beauty and Bounty of the October Harvest Moon

1 Yesterday the wind blew so hard it lifted the roof off one of our loafing sheds. And on the way up and off, it hit and snapped the electric power line running above it. My husband and brother-in-law were sitting at our kitchen table when it happened, having lunch. The tall power pole outside the kitchen window suddenly bent and swayed. They knew something big was “in the wind” and rushed outside to find a live power line that had been cut in two and was lying red-hot on the highway. In its journey down, it had sparked a fire in the tall grass growing along the roadside. The roof to the shed had flipped over and was upside down between the road and the shed. My husband went in to call 911, the Fire Department and San Miguel Power. His brother and the two guys working with them that day digging trees ran out with shovels to start tamping the flames. Wow!

1 It’s now officially autumn and the leaves from here to Redvale are stunning. Vibrant colors of red, green and yellow dance amidst the tawny blonde fields of cut hay and swaying grass. Virginia creeper creeps along fences and outbuildings, painting them a brilliant crimson. Last week, Norwood held its annual Pioneer Day Parade; complete with cowboy Roudy Roudebush, Marine Vince Egan and a variety of locally crafted floats and colloquial characters. Luckily, the nature spirits cooperated and there was no wind. Just magnificent Indian Summer. Yes!

This week, on Oct. 4th at 12:10 am, the Libra Sun and Aries Moon exactly oppose each other, bringing us the fruition of this year's Full Harvest Moon. May we count our blessings, pay our respects and enjoy the bounty and beauty of our magnanimous planet Earth.

(Mar. 21-Apr.19)
Several personal and transpersonal planets moving through the late degrees of earth, water and air signs this week, portends a powerful period of maturation and impending closure. A Mars/Uranus water-trine heralds a breakthrough regarding self-nurturing and spirit. Be kind and gentle while seeking higher ground upon which to build your temple.

(Apr. 20-May 20)
Positive results come via heartfelt action as planets line up in a variety of supportive and encouraging aspects to your sun-sign. Communicate feelings, take action regarding personal programs of self-improvement and maintain an open, empathetic attitude when it comes to home and family. Break old, dysfunctional patterns and practice healthy new ones.

(May 21-June 21)
Accepting total responsibility for your self and situation is the most empowering thing you can do. Recognizing the difference between what you can change and what you cannot is the second. Freedom from self-destructive behaviors comes via honest awareness, daily inventories and compassionate action. Do your best, do the work, step-by-step, one day at a time.

(June 22-July 22)
As motivator Mars moves through the late degrees of your sign and aspects several personal and transpersonal planets, pay close attention to your emotions and feelings. Anger, desire, passion and inspiration swim in the amniotic waters of creation. Qualify intention and identify motives. You stand ready and willing. Be good and simply do the next right thing.

(July 23-Aug.22)
You may feel slightly out-of-synch or totally off-base this week as old demons haunt you with memories of past pain and current resentment. Fear-based thinking is never productive and tends to fuel unhealthy behaviors. Breathe in the discomfort and release it with your out-breath. Let it go. Give it away. Freedom comes via present-moment awareness.
(Aug. 23-Sep.22)
Mercury direct in your sign releases you from fear and opens your mind to multi-faceted worlds of ever-expanding possibilities. Venus encourages sweetness and favors romance. Mars pushes you in the direction of friendship and camaraderie, while Saturn keeps you grounded. Expect the unexpected in relationships. Embrace change and accept what comes.

(Sep. 23-Oct.22)
Personal and social planets in your solar 12th house of divine inspiration and spiritual oneness encourage peaceful prayer and heartfelt gatherings. You may feel more emotionally sensitive or empathetic than usual. Follow your intuition and be selective regarding people, places and associations. Pursue career goals and stay on the path. Release fear and embrace faith.

(Oct. 23-Nov. 22)
Friends may call or come to visit as Mercury and Venus stir minds and open hearts in your solar 11th house of shared dreams and collective visions. Be willing and ready to take the ball and run for the goal. The world and universe are full of multi-dimensional, multi-faceted gems and jewels, waiting for your discovery. Grab the shovel and embark upon the journey.

Sagittarius (Nov. 23-Dec. 20)
Career-related offers, choices and opportunities abound as you harvest the results and consequences of your work over the last few years. The reality of your situation is crystal clear. Now it’s time to consider your present intention and determine your future direction. Be kind and gentle as you discern and decide. Don’t stress or press. The answer will come.

(Dec. 21-Jan. 19)
Partners may motivate, stimulate or aggravate you as Mars in your solar 7th house of long-term relationships lights fires and fuels the desires of other’s interests and agendas. Remain calm and open-minded. Take your time, research options and gather information. Explore as many perspectives as possible and expose limitations. Be kind and keep the faith.

(Jan. 20-Feb. 18)
Jovial Jupiter in your sign continues to open doors of opportunity and windows of new perspective regarding personal self and world. Notice how good life is when you are good, and how bad things can be when you’re not. Negative thinking fuels negative results. Be realistic yet focus on the positive. It’s all about personal responsibility, and it’s time to take it!

Pisces (Feb. 19-Mar. 20)
Mars and Mercury make direct and powerful contact to wild-awakener Uranus this week, opening fresh doors of perception and stimulating revolutionary action when it comes to matters of the heart. Whether it’s of a romantic or creative nature, now is an excellent time to pursue its manifestation. Cultivate courage and express confidence. You are the one.

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