Alacazem 2009.12.24

Alacazem 2009.12.24

December 24 to 31, 2009

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

Feliz Navidad – Merry Christmas!

XmasCowboy I'm south of the border, down Mexico way, celebrating Christmas on the shining Sea of Cortez. Cactus, tortillas and guacamole, que viva!

I can't believe this magical, mystical world. The Mother Earth presents us with the most awesome presents of swaying palms, sparkling snow, glistening oceans and jagged peaks. I'm stunned by the abundance of this incredible planet. Whether we're in Telluride skiing two feet of powder, snorkeling in Cabo Pulmo or dancing under the waxing Moon, we are an living and breathing the love and life of our true Mother, the Mother Earth.

Feliz Navidad – Merry Christmas!

Aries (Mar. 21-Apr.19)
The last week of 2009 delivers a wagon of reality and responsibility as Mercury goes retrograde and Venus conjuncts Pluto in Capricorn. It’s time to count your money and get to work. As a great exciter and initiator, you’re good at setting goals and starting projects. If you stay committed, you will see phenomenal progress. Perseverance furthers.  

(Apr. 20-May 20)
Christmas comes and goes this week, and the wheel of fortune turns. Breathe deep and relax. The major hustle and bustle has passed. Now it’s time to think about goals and resolutions. Career and achievement continue as themes. It’s important to do what you love, and you are being given the opportunity to do it. Cultivate virtue and maintain momentum.

Gemini (May 21-June 21)
Christmas may evoke deep feelings this year as Venus enters Capricorn and the Sun squares Saturn in Libra. You may yearn for more depth in your relationships or feel the poignant pull of love for those who have passed on. Count your blessings and cultivate the grace of gratitude.
Positive thinking and spiritual generosity are allies. Keep an open mind.

Cancer (June 22-July 22)
Christmas time may prove a bit challenging as a powerful cardinal square in Libra/Capricorn puts you in the middle of some rather powerful family dynamics. As you look at restructuring yourself and your domestic environment, self-empower via responsibility. The only thing you have any hope of changing is you. Refrain from blame and do your best.

(July 23-Aug.22)
Mars now retrograde in Leo turns you inward and supports doing all that inner work you haven’t had time for. The main objective here is to cleanse and purge, without hurting yourself or harming others. Share the joy of Christmas and then start making those New Year’s resolutions. Everyone loves and applauds your efforts. Be kind and gentle from the start.

(Aug. 23-Sep.22)
So much Capricorn keeps you grounded and supports giving from the heart. Material and spiritual worlds collide on Christmas. Take it easy and know it’s not all about money, even if others seem to think so. Smile and be bright, in spite of social or family pressures. Keep doing that deep, soul work and focus on progress rather than perfection. It’s up to you!

Libra (Sep. 23-Oct.22)
You may be part of a rather heavy Christmas scene, or simply so far away that you feel the weight of distance. Whatever the scenario, know you’re exactly where you need to be right now. Whether you’re juggling family and friends or on the beach with sea and sand, say your prayers and give thanks. Life is short, why not enjoy it? Day-by-day, minute after minute.

Scorpio (Oct. 23-Nov. 22)
Opening your home to others this Christmas seems to soothe the soul and heal the heart. Sharing time with friends and family over the holidays can be difficult, especially if you have to travel. So, let them come to you. Deck the halls and light the candles, engage the holiday spirit. A warm house with a happy hearth is irresistible. Ho, ho, ho and merry, merry!

(Nov. 23-Dec. 20)
A blend of serious business and garrulous gala combine at Christmas. Personal responsibility takes precedence over party-time madness, but it’s all good. Take it one step and one day at a time. A matter or issue of friendship may require time and attention. Maintain focus on the real and practical, detach emotionally and look at the bigger picture. Enjoy the joy.

Capricorn (Dec. 21-Jan. 19)
Correct use of power and will is a theme this Christmas. You may find yourself hosting a family gathering or gala affair, at the head of the table or center of the circle. Be your sweetest, most benevolent self as all lights are upon you. Marriage partners or professional colleagues may want to help, let them. Delegate, orchestrate, smile and laugh. Relax and enjoy.

Aquarius (Jan. 20-Feb. 18)
With several planets gathering in your solar 12th house of spirits, you may feel otherworldly, moved emotionally or overcome with the interconnectedness and unity of life. Humanity – with all its flaws and fantasies – is your tribe. We are one, we are the world. Whether you’re cozy at home or on a distant shore, open you heart. All we need is love.

Pisces (Feb. 19-Mar. 20)
The last seven years of rather revolutionary personal change and breakthrough is morphing into something grounded and real. You understand the effects and rewards of responsibility and focus, and are ready to get serious and get it done. Stay light for the holidays and celebrate Christmas with those you love. Goals are goals, enjoy the now.

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

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