Alacazem 2009.11.05

Alacazem 2009.11.05

November 5 to 12, 2009

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

Venus, Pluto and the Four Gates of Avataric Descent

ScorpioEagle Voluptuous Venus enters seductive Scorpio on Nov. 7th and proceeds to sextile powerful Pluto in ambitious Capricorn Nov. 8th. These celestial events take place as the Earth reaches the halfway mark between Autumn Equinox and Winter Solstice, one of the four cross-quarter points of the annual tropical year. Cross-quarter points occur at 15º Scorpio, Aquarius, Taurus and Leo, when the Earth’s polar axis is at a 45º angle to the Sun and magnetic pulls are at a maximum. In esoteric circles, these points are referred to as the Four Gates of Avataric Descent and represent particular types of cosmic energetic release.

WheelFortune Symbolized by the Eagle (Scorpio), Angel (Aquarius), Bull (Taurus) and Lion (Leo), the approximate dates for cross-quarter days fall on Nov. 8th, Feb. 5th, May 6th and Aug. 8th. At these times the energies or realizations gathered at the equinoxes and solstices are released and made effective. The Bull and the Lion express individuating power – power rooted in the planet via concrete selfhood – while the Eagle and the Angel express collectivating power – power that expands the individual toward the collective and universal.

The entrance of Venus into Scorpio and its sextile to Pluto in Capricorn at the time of one of these electromagnetically charged points – Nov. 8th is the Gate of the Eagle – indicate the opening of an omniscient cosmic door, a door to transformational, metamorphic individual and collective change. Venus in Scorpio represents our passions, obsessions and addictions – especially those regarding romance and finance, love and money. It is where we feel intense desires and demonstrate compulsive behaviors. It’s also our attraction to secrets, magic, clandestine activity, the mysterious and metaphysical.

Capricorn encourages responsible action and pragmatic thinking. It’s all about the power of self-discipline and down-to-earth ambition, setting realistic goals and moving toward their manifestation. Pluto wants us to destroy what is debilitating and dysfunctional, purge demons and expose fears. Working beneath superficial façades, in the hidden realms of the subconscious, Pluto brings darkness to light, champions death and dictates rebirth.

The great opportunity for all of us here is to bring our addictions and obsessions to light, expose self-destructive behaviors and decaying relationships in a process of realistic examination and ruthless execution. The supportive sextile aspect of Venus to Pluto makes this an auspicious time to initiate change, face our fears and ask for help. It’s a time of life or death. Good luck and may the love of Venus, the ambition of Capricorn and the regenerative power of the Scorpio Eagle be with you.

Aries (Mar. 21-Apr.19)
Voluptuous Venus enters seductive Scorpio on Nov. 7th and opens the door to several weeks of intensified passion and emotion regarding romance and finance. It’s time to go deeper, examine what’s hiding beneath the façade and expose it to the light of truth. Honesty, courage and integrity are allies. Accept the mystery and discover the dharma.

Taurus (Apr. 20-May 20)
Scorpio energy shines light in to the mirror of relationship. Old and new, young and old; the people, places and things to which you have once been or are now committed step forward in either flesh or spirit. Examine the past, but embrace the present. Family issues may demand time and attention as career expands. Focus on balance and promote peace. 

Gemini (May 21-June 21)
The seething, underground currents of Scorpio power may seduce, entice and mystify the normally glib and glittering Twins. Maintain that characteristic curiosity; keep those eyes and ears open. Utilize knowledge and information in the process of self-improvement and apply what you learn to the overall betterment of the world. Focus on the present.

Cancer (June 22-July 22)
Great things happen to those who know their heart and follow its wisdom. Honesty is always the best policy, as it's the road to freedom. You may feel a desire to manipulate or control others, but attempting to do so results in disappointment, frustration and anger. Clarify your intentions and move forward with honor. Share love and express gratitude.

Leo (July 23-Aug.22)
Mars continues marching through Leo and fueling inner fires. Focus awareness on personal behaviors as they correlate to desire gratification. Check ego and observe motive. With so much power at your disposal, it’s imperative to channel it in positive, productive ways. Guard against self-pity and self-abuse as you practice kindness and generate love.

Virgo (Aug. 23-Sep.22)
The Scorpio zodiac month encourages education, communication and travel. Short trips, neighborly visits and time reading pay off in both spiritual and intellectual ways. It’s time to open your mind and broaden your perspective. Find a subject that intrigues you and study it. Learn a foreign language or sign up for a class. Stay busy and find the humor.

Libra (Sep. 23-Oct.22)
As light and lovely Libra morphs into secretive, seductive Scorpio, focus on daily practice and routine. How can you be more productive, effective and efficient? Are you accepting responsibility for your emotional and mental states or allowing others to control you by their presence? Outer balance and inner peace are essential to grace. Cultivate both.

Scorpio (Oct. 23-Nov. 22)
Happy birthdays continue as days grow short and darkness reigns. Embrace the magic of mystery and self-empower via inner peace and outer calm. Venus asks for love and gifts you with beauty. Prepare for several weeks of enhanced romance and improved finance as you discover the power of compassionate action and focused attention.

Sagittarius (Nov. 23-Dec. 20)
You may feel a bit confused or reclusive as Scorpio magic casts spells and delivers mystery. Take time out and find a quiet, tranquil place where you feel at peace. The motion and commotion of American life can push your body in directions your soul doesn’t want to go. Take stock of your spiritual condition and physical health. Breathe deep, relax and let go.

Capricorn (Dec. 21-Jan. 19)
Inspiration, aspiration, hopes and dreams shimmer and shake as the Scorpio sun shines light upon the thin line separating illusion and reality. Life is what you see and what you do. Character is destiny and shady characters make for a life in the shade. Step in to the light; surround yourself with people of good intention and pure motive. Be your best.

Aquarius (Jan. 20-Feb. 18)
Personal career goals and professional dreams come into focus as the seasons shift and shape your immediate path of achievement. Changing weather and changing conditions awaken you to new directions and more embracing climates. Your ongoing transformation continues. Health is a priority and it’s imperative that you take good care of you. Easy does it.

Pisces (Feb. 19-Mar. 20)
Snowy peaks and crackling fires force you inside, literally and metaphorically. Pick up a good book, consider foreign travel or escape through imagination or fantasy. Intellectual stimulation and mental expansion pay off. Research options and consider possibilities. Open your mind and explore the galaxy.  There are no limits on where you can go!

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

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