Alacazem 2009.10.15

Alacazem 2009.10.15

October 15 to 22, 2009

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

VenusMoonThis morning I awoke to a delicate crescent Moon paired with brilliant, beautiful Venus. Less bright Saturn was shining above the Moon and the faint light of Mercury shimmered below them all, not far above the impending light of dawn.

I’m lucky to live in a place where I can see the rising sun break day. Our view to the east is unimpeded. Wrights Mesa stretches to the rim of San Miguel Canyon, and beyond are the mountains of Telluride, Ophir, Dunton and Dolores. The Dallas Divide stretches to the north, above Ridgway, and then the horizon flattens out in the shape of the Uncompahgre Plateau. There is a wide expanse of sky between east and west. The sunsets are awesome.

DSC02167 Today was a quintessential Colorado Indian Summer day – not a cloud in the sky – all day long. The air was warm and embracing, the sun hot. This evening, the western horizon is a glowing wash of color – peach and magenta, turquoise and emerald blue. Almost at zenith, Jupiter climbs high in the southeastern sky, shining its benevolent rays upon the earthlings below.

It’s the last week of the Libra zodiac month and San Miguel Canyon is a blaze of yellow. The San Juans are touched with snow. The fields are golden blond and the majestic broadleaf cottonwoods in Unaweep Canyon are turning orange, their black trunks preparing the landscape for Halloween. I’m thankful and grateful to be living here, amongst the trees and spirits, the deer and elk, the wildcats, eagles and hawks, the cowboys, cowgirls and Indians. May we continue to count our blessings and watch our lucky stars!

(Mar. 21-Apr.19)
The last week of Libra illuminates important relationships and commitments. Are you willing to show up for and be honest with others? Do you consider the effects of your behavior on those closest to you? Are you being selfish, self-indulgent or self-destructive? Take a personal inventory and identify how you can become a better person and partner.

Taurus (Apr. 20-May 20)
Mars enters Leo this week and lights fires in the hearth and home. Family matters take top priority, as you feel called to service. Maintaining a loving, nurturing relationship with parents and children is essential to success. Focus on balance and moderation with others as you work daily upon programs of self-improvement. Stay present and do your best.

Gemini (May 21-June 21)
The Libra archetype seeks to recognize, tolerate and eventually integrate what seems to be its opposite. It endeavors to establish equal relationships without compromising one’s essential self and values. This is now your heartfelt mission, one that resonates body and soul. As your mind opens to the unlimited potential of partnership, embrace love.

Cancer (June 22-July 22)
The Oct. 17th Libra New Moon squares the Cancer/Capricorn nodal axis this week, forcing Moonchildren to face and examine codependent behaviors and destructive attachments to people, places and things that keep you stuck in the muck. Where are you taking too much or too little responsibility? Watch for insights regarding what to do and start anew.

(July 23-Aug.22)
Mars moves in to Leo this week, fueling fires of desire. You are suddenly motivated to take action when it comes to getting your needs met, pursuing personal agendas and executing important tasks. Make lists, create plans and discuss ideas. Maintain balance and focus on equanimity. Be calm and keep those airy Libra flames from burning out of control.

Virgo (Aug. 23-Sep.22)
Master Teacher Saturn will exit Virgo Oct. 29th, ending a prolonged period of personal lessons and learning. Count your lucky stars – you’ve survived! Embrace the new you with grace and gratitude. Recognize the value of the pruning process and begin the fresh lunar month with calm, authentic power. Utilize the art of inner peace and keep the faith.

Libra (Sep. 23-Oct.22)
Peace is an inside job and the more we know and accept ourselves, the more understanding and compassionate we can be with others. Be kind and gentle as you work on issues of self-discipline and self-reliance. Reclaim power via responsibility, maturity, sobriety and serenity. Maintain healthy boundaries and start fresh. Perseverance furthers.

(Oct. 23-Nov. 22)
Guardian spirits gather as angelic forces surround you. The Libra zodiac month is one of divine process and spiritual enlightenment. Consider how you might be in denial or working against yourself regarding health and happiness. Ask for guidance and assistance from invisible sources, spend time in quiet reflection and commune with Mother Nature. Rest and relax. 

(Nov. 23-Dec. 20)
Friends and lovers abound as shared visions and communal activities stimulate social interaction and activity. Be the best you can be, embrace gratitude and express love. Optimistic enthusiasm is your forte and good luck seems to follow those who practice positive thinking. Maintain momentum regarding professional goals and carve out a few new dreams.

(Dec. 21-Jan. 19)
As the Libra New Moon squares the Capricorn/Cancer nodal axis, take note of your personal feelings about and reactions to others. Where have you been too fearful or controlling? Have you taken too much or too little responsibility in partnership? Libra wants peace, harmony and justice. Be realistic, practical and do the right thing. Live and let go, focus on love.

(Jan. 20-Feb. 18)
Jupiter has resumed forward motion in Aquarius, and with that comes greater momentum in the areas of health and healing. Consider daily routines and diet. Are you practicing programs of self-betterment, taking walks and cultivating spirituality? Open your heart and mind to the invisible, numinous and mysterious. Ask your angels and follow the light.
(Feb. 19-Mar. 20)
Motivation to work, maintain a daily practice and move in directions of self-improvement and self-enhancement come on strong as Mars enters your solar 6th house of health and service. Take the ball and run. Also favored are settlements and negotiations regarding financial involvements, matters of inheritance, death and taxes. Be calm and fair when dealing with partners and legal institutions. Cultivate inner peace.

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

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