Alacazem 2009.11.12

Alacazem 2009.11.12

November 12 to 19, 2009

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

Mystery and Magic, Body and Spirit, Heart and Soul

Lise1 Every year during the Scorpio zodiac month, I write about mystery and magic, death and rebirth, metaphysics and metamorphosis. It’s the time for witches and witchcraft, spells and potions. It’s the time of matted grass, swirling leaves and naked trees. The Queen of Darkness grabs the sepulcher from autumn’s Libra Fairy Princess and ushers in the season of lengthening night and freezing frost. We light fires and turn up the heat to ward off the cold. We are thankful for warm homes, cozy couches and extra blankets.

The stunning radiance of Indian Summer graces many of our days, but we are well aware of Old Man Winter knocking at the door. Our first snowstorms come during the Scorpio sun-time, and because of the earths still temperate ground, icy slush, blinding snow and glazing ice create some of the most dangerous driving conditions of the year.

Cross Fifteen years ago, on Nov. 13, 1994, my beautiful niece, Lise, was driving from Ft. Collins back to college at the University of Colorado. She had left Boulder that morning in shorts and a T-shirt. It was a classic Colorado Indian Summer day – clear blue skies, warm and embracing. By the time she’d returned her books to the library, shopped and had pizza dinner with a friend, it was dark, and a storm was moving in.

A blizzard descended upon the Front Range with a vengeance. Halfway home, she was hit head-on by a pickup truck sliding out of control. She didn’t make it. Today, I still feel the deep pain and sorrow of her death. Her passing brought our family to its knees. The loss of a loved one is big, especially when they are young and strong.

Fairy But life goes on and life is for the living. Hearts are filled with love, minds are rich with the memories of those who’ve come and gone. Some days, I can feel my niece’s presence; I can see her laughing, singing and dancing. It’s as if she’s never left. I can feel her arms around my back, her giant hug, and I know she’s here somewhere. She’s here with me in spirit, in my heart, body and soul, right here, right now. Peace, Lise. We love you. Thanks for coming and going, sharing and blessing…

(Mar. 21-Apr.19)
The morphing quality of Scorpio pulls you inward, physically and spiritually. Feel your feelings and dive deep in the ocean of emotion. It’s time to explore the caverns of the psyche, identify fears and face demons. You are being forced to make changes regarding personal behaviors and professional responsibilities, for the good of all. Go forth. 

(Apr. 20-May 20)
Personal planets in your solar 7th house of partnership and marriage shines light upon significant others. As always, the Scorpio zodiac month is a time to cultivate balance, harmony and equanimity in your relationships. This year, however, sparks from Mars and a planetary triad in Aquarius may kindle passionate fires at home or on the job. Be cool.

Gemini (May 21-June 21)
Good things come to those who expand their view and look at life and death from a higher perspective. Daily spiritual practice alleviates stress and promotes inner peace. Calm down, refrain from multi-tasking and focus on what’s right in front of you. Continue prioritizing and structuring time as you organize possessions and discard excess.

(June 22-July 22)
A rather steamy, dreamy lunar cycle enhances creative self-expression and enhances romance. It’s all about the heart this week and you discover the magic of love and the power of passion. Maintain momentum when it comes to the pursuit of what you want. The stars favor those who are self-motivated, courageous, competent, honest and fair. Do your best.

Leo (July 23-Aug.22)
Fires crackle and sparks fly as red-hot Mars continues marching through Leo, igniting passion and fueling desire. Be on the lookout for behaviors of self-aggrandizement and ego-based endeavors. You have a lot of personal power now and it’s imperative to channel it wisely. Self-will run wild is a dangerous beast. Cultivate peace at home and maintain calm.

Virgo (Aug. 23-Sep.22)
The global community via alliances and technology is thriving. The Aquarian Age persists in enlightenment through knowledge. Awake and aware, the Virgin must cultivate inner self-divinity with outer world experience. Communicate ideas, share feelings and get involved with groups and/or associations that lift your spirit and open your mind.

(Sep. 23-Oct.22)
The Nov. 16th New Moon presents you with fertile ground upon which to build your temple. The Saturn/Pluto square in cardinal signs forces structural change regarding personal self, family relations and domestic circumstance. Success depends on self-discipline and daily practice. It’s time prune the bush. Discard excess and clean house, one day at a time.

(Oct. 23-Nov. 22)
The Scorpio New Moon is a lunar and solar birthday, when soul and spirit unite. Treat yourself with respect, be kind and gentle and practice the art of self-care. The Universe supports desires for love and peace, while anger and resentment block progress. Cultivate the art of compassion as you walk your talk, change what you can and accept the rest.

(Nov. 23-Dec. 20)
As the Sagittarius solar year wraps up, take some time out for quiet self-reflection. You may be more reclusive, sentimental and emotional than usual as poignant memories of life and death evoke buried feelings and connect you to loved ones past and present. Forgiveness and compassion are allies; see the bigger picture, cultivate grace and practice humility.

(Dec. 21-Jan. 19)
The conjunction of the Sun and Moon in your solar 11th house of visionary inspiration provides a fresh platform upon which to place newly inspired hopes and dreams. Gather resources and pursue relationships with people who are doing what you’d like to do or are living a lifestyle you’d like to live. Ask questions and listen carefully. Be a good student.

(Jan. 20-Feb. 18)
All three planetary amigos in your sign have resumed forward motion, encouraging personal progress in matters of health, wealth and overall well-being. Healing is a theme and it’s imperative you maintain daily routines and habits that promote it. No time to get lazy or indulge in destructive behaviors. Partners stimulate and motivate. Let them.

(Feb. 19-Mar. 20)
A fresh New Moon in fellow water-sign Scorpio supports higher-self being and present moment doing. Spiritual realms and teachings beckon exploration as you experience the desire to expand your world. Connecting with the other side or researching the paranormal may intrigue and entice. Keep your heart open and your spirits high. 

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

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