Alacazem 2009.10.29

Alacazem 2009.10.29

October 29 to November 5, 2009

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

Ritual Holy Days, Dia de los Muertos and the Full "Hunters" Moon

250px-Jack-o'-Lantern_2003-10-31 Open the door to a week of mystical illusion and metaphysical possibility.  Spirits dance and souls cross, witches fly and ghosts haunt. We have reached the dramatic end of the pagan Celtic year and the celebration of Samhain, a three-day festival honoring the season’s harvest and marking summer’s end. In ancient times, bonfires dotted the nightscape and families gathered in groups and villages to share the fruits of their labors, tell stories, evoke spirits and pay homage to their gods and goddesses.

Day_of_the_Dead In the Catholic church, the end of October and the first days of November are marked by All Saints’ Day and All Souls’ Day, times set aside for prayer and remembrance of those who have passed on. Cemeteries are visited and cleaned, private altars are built and the departed loved ones’ favorite foods and beverages are set on tables or placed on gravesites.

Today these ritual holy days have morphed into our modern day Halloween. In a blend of tradition, belief and fantasy, costumes and candy honor the dead, celebrate the harvest and invoke the mysterious. As the season of darkness reigns, the veil between life and death is thin. The crack between the worlds opens. Spooks walk and spirits cross. Keep your eyes and hearts open, set out those treats and take note of the annual full “Hunters' Moon” on Nov. 2nd – Dia de los Muertos – at 12:14 p.m. MST in the Scorpio/Taurus polarity. Happy hunting!

Aries (Mar. 21-Apr.19)
Master Teacher Saturn moves into Libra – your opposite sign polarity – on Oct. 29th and begins a three-year cleanup regarding long-term relationships, commitments and marriage. This will be a period when you enter in to, strengthen, structure, restructure or end partnerships. Prepare for construction and start looking for solid ground upon which to build.

(Apr. 20-May 20)
The upcoming full “hunter’s” moon in the Scorpio/Taurus polarity pulls upon heartstrings and plays a rather haunting tune of love, passion and redemption. You may feel like the Lone Ranger as the world revolves around you and others seem oblivious to your feelings. Hang in there and be the steadfast, loving, compassionate, kind soul you were born to be.
(May 21-June 21)
The brighter the light, the darker the shadow. Full moon energy hunts hidden treasures, illuminates mystery and invokes spirit. The veil is thin between physical and ethereal worlds, attend a séance or invite contact from those who’ve passed on. Halloween promises fun and plenty of action, enjoy the drama. Laughter and love heal wounds – indulge in both.

Cancer (June 22-July 22)
The spiritual challenge for Moonchildren now is in becoming a mature, responsible, realistic, practical, efficient and effective leader. No more self-pity or blaming others, it’s time to self-empower. Cultivate patience and take steadfast action. Engage friends to pursue jointly held goals, for the good of all concerned. Listen to your heart rather than your head.

Leo (July 23-Aug.22)
The full “hunter’s” moon on Dia de los Muertos brings a week of evocative spiritual energy and experience to a rather climactic high. Be careful in your daily round and take it easy when it comes to parties. Mars in your sign is lighting fires and fueling engines in places that normally lie dormant. Enjoy the flames by keeping them under control.
(Aug. 23-Sep.22)
Saturn moves into neighbor Libra’s house on Oct. 29th and will stay there for most of the next three years. Celebrate this wise teacher’s lessons by behaving like a virgin, hunting like a lion and sleeping like a lamb. Health is truly wealth and knowing the difference between what’s good and bad for you is essential to your happiness and success. Lighten up and laugh. 

Libra (Sep. 23-Oct.22)
Oct. 29th marks the day planet Saturn enters Libra – if your house isn’t in order, you better get busy! Open the doors and windows to three years of cleaning, organizing, pruning, discarding, and restructuring. Everything that is no longer necessary, effective or efficient must go. Take a deep breath and know that it’s all good. It’s simply time to lighten your load.

Scorpio (Oct. 23-Nov. 22)
The Scorpio week of Halloween and Dia de Los Muertos has arrived. And to top it off, the cosmos celebrates with Nov. 2nd full “hunter’s” moon! Enjoy the mystery and magnificence of the metaphysical. Dress for the occasion and enjoy the darkness. Others see you as a mystical, charismatic character with plenty of sex appeal. Use your power wisely. Be careful!

(Nov. 23-Dec. 20)
Big time blowouts and all night parties may appeal to the young or young-at-heart, but this year’s advice is this: use caution. We all know drinking and driving don’t mix, follow the mantras and find the door before you lose touch, drift and dive. Tap in to inner wisdom, think realistically and communicate needs honestly. Do the right thing.

Capricorn (Dec. 21-Jan. 19)
A major expose regarding friends and associates comes to light this week as the moon grows full. A pinnacle of sorts is reached as you can clearly see the hearts and souls of those with whom you’ve played and partnered. Intention and motive are big, examine both yours and theirs. Be aware of ego and tame the monster with acceptance and humility.

Aquarius (Jan. 20-Feb. 18)
A fixed-sign, full “hunter’s” moon challenges the world to see the bigger picture in light of his or her own basic instincts and desires. Survive and thrive is a human theme, but not all of us can or do. The longer you live, the more you know. Happiness is an inside job, health is wealth and we lead by example. Do what you can, give it your best and let go of the rest.

Pisces (Feb. 19-Mar. 20)
As we continue to move at warp speed, planetary evolution accelerates. Global warming, international diplomacy and world peace are possibilities that torture and entice the collective imagination. Whether or not you contribute by thought, word or deed, it’s time to take action. Follow your heart and do what you know – right here, right now.

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

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