Alacazem 2010.02.11

Alacazem 2010.02.11

February 11 to 18, 2010

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

Chinese Lunar New Year of the Tiger and Manana por la Manana
BlueOrangeSunrise The Chinese Lunar New Year 4708 – the Year of the Tiger – begins at sunset following the first New Moon after the Sun leaves Capricorn and enters the sign of Aquarius, based on when it occurs in China. In 2010, the Aquarius New Moon takes place on Feb. 13th at 7:51 pm MST, past sunset, so the Chinese New Year will not officially begin until sunset on Sunday, Feb. 14th, Valentine’s Day, giving us a chance to combine fun and festivity with love and romance.

Aquarius is excitement, new ideas and fresh vistas. It’s the season of more direct light and lengthening days. We feel a certain regeneration and rebirth. We have moved out of serious, cautious, conventional Capricorn and into a time of renewed hope and budding inspiration. We are wanting and willing to connect with people we don’t know, do things we haven’t done and try on hats we’ve never worn.

Foot Here in Baja, I’m packing my bags and we’re loading our truck, camper and trailer to leave, manana por la manana. We’ll head to Todos Santos and spend a night or two on the Pacific and then head north toward home. I’m leaving Mexico and its dazzling magic behind for the blue white mountains and crisp, clean air of Colorado. I’m not sure when, where or if I’ll find any internet cantinas to check email and post my columns, so I may be out of comunicado for a while. In the meantime, I plan to embrace the camaraderie of Aquarius, the celebration of another New Year, the revelry of Mardi Gras/Carnival and the miracle of the road.

Happy Year of the Tiger and vaya con la diosa!

Aries (Mar. 21-Apr.19)
The Feb. 13th Aquarius New Moon kicks off Chinese New Year and presents you with an auspicious chance to edit resolutions and recreate intentions. As the premiere pioneer of the zodiac, you love adventure. Your path is one of leadership and discovery. Trusted comrades and good friends are of great value on the journey. Choose them carefully.

Taurus (Apr. 20-May 20)
Once again, career and achievement issues loom large on the proverbial horizon. Utilize the potent energy of this week’s fresh lunation cycle to intuit a path of heart, a path that harmonizes with personal values, utilizes natural talents and contributes to the betterment of humanity and the world. With so many gifts and abilities, you have a lot to give.

(May 21-June 21)
Voluptuous Venus enters your solar 10th house of goals and professional aspirations this week, encouraging artistic and romantic expressions and endeavors in career. A dreamy, steamy new Moon in Aquarius illuminates higher self-being and expands intellectual and spiritual perception. Tap into the cosmos, intuit the divine and soar above the mundane.

(June 22-July 22)
When the student is ready, the teacher appears. And, this week, a plethora of gurus, saints and masters are available to those willing to see darkness and light, joy and sorrow. A deep emotional wound must and can heal via soulful interactions and spiritual practice. Wise counsel and a daily routine of prayer and meditation guarantees progress. Happy trails.

(July 23-Aug.22)
A powerful pack of planets in your opposite polarity electrifies relationships and presents you with a variety of people and possibilities regarding partnership. Combine compassion with insight, and remain as open and honest as possible. Have you found the ideal mate or deal, or the illusion? Only time will tell, but for now, trust your intuition.

(Aug. 23-Sep.22)
As love and money planet Venus enters your solar 7th house of important others, be prepared for a month of magnetized encounters and romanticized experiences. You may find yourself strongly attracted to someone or something and want to jump in headfirst. Temper passion with restraint and savor the pleasure while it lasts. Be kind and stay cool.

(Sep. 23-Oct.22)
Romantic Libras love Chinese New Year and the wildly artistic celebrations that coincide with the Aquarius new Moon. And, this go-round, Neptune and Chiron are shape-shifting players in the pantheon of possibilities. Strong, heartfelt emotion guides you through a week of dreamy encounters and transformational experience. Stay clean and clear.

(Oct. 23-Nov. 22)
What a week! The Sun and Moon pair up with Neptune and Chiron in your solar 4th house of home and family, opening the door on a time of great potential and possibility regarding your most personal emotions, feelings and relationships. Clean motives and clear intentions are imperative. Venus and Jupiter support spiritual generosity and a courageous heart.

(Nov. 23-Dec. 20)
While business and busy-ness may be overwhelming, and your social calendar is full, take some time to slow down and listen to what you’re saying. Are you being impeccable with your word or slinging insults on injury? You may not be aware of the power and impact of talk. Awaken to your own recognizance and accept responsibility for what you say. Yes.

(Dec. 21-Jan. 19)
You may suddenly or finally understand the resultant effect of your actions upon others and see into the situation with great empathy and new awareness. Wounds are meant to heal, and you may have caused pain or injured a friendship in the name of profession or career. A kind word or act may be in order. Otherwise, just live and learn.

Aquarius (Jan. 20-Feb. 18)
The Sun, Moon, Neptune and Chiron conjoin in Aquarius on Feb. 13th and initiate Chinese New Year of the Tiger 4708. As the bearer of knowledge and the inventor of ideas, gather your wits and wisdom. You are being asked to carry the torch of compassion, forgiveness and healing for the masses. Not an easy task, but one you’re capable of. Prepare the light.

Pisces (Feb. 19-Mar. 20)
Venus and Jupiter dance in your sign as a New Moon takes place in Aquarius. This translates as an extremely potent time of spiritual understanding, heartfelt compassion and soulful love. You are being gifted with great beauty and opportunity as angelic forces guide and protect you. Look for omens and follow the signs. 

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

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