Alacazem 2010.03.04

Alacazem 2010.03.04

March 4 to 11, 2010

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

Cocoon and Self-Nurture, Relax and Rejoice

Mudpaw Last week’s foot of snow is quickly vanishing here on Wrights Mesa. In its place are fields of matted grass and frozen dirt, which turn to mud when temperatures rise. Today the skies are clear and the wind is strong. I’m alone in the house with my three dogs, listening to the chimney whistle and the fire crack.

BlueEggs I’m aware that Spring is on its way. I’m comforted that we’re facing the seasons of lengthening days and warming nights. This morning I cleaned bluebird houses and prepared them for the returning pairs, with hopes I’d see them soon. Yesterday I drove to the West End and watched newborn calves frolic in the slanting afternoon sunlight, curious but close to their mothers and the rich milk upon which their lives depend.

The Pisces/Virgo Full Moon of Feb. 28th has come and gone, followed by the very recent [Mar. 3rd @ 9:06 p.m. MST] conjunction of Venus and Uranus, also in Pisces. Issues of camaraderie, inter-connectedness, chaos and creation were balanced with the need for order and organization, work and health. Romantic and financial relationships popped up in new shape and form, themes of freedom and variety ran rampant. We were awakened to the overall necessity for and collective paradigms of unity in diversity and liberty in responsibility.

Venus kisses the moon-4b Now, we are moving through the last phases of the waning lunar cycle, ingesting the experiences, processing the events and feeling the feelings born of living through the peaks and valleys of the last several weeks. It’s time to take it easy, count our blessings and practice the gentle, loving-kindness of a mystical Pisces heart. We need to cocoon a bit and self-nurture, gather our physical and spiritual strength, and prepare for the upcoming seasonal rebirth of Spring. Also take note of the direct station of Mars @ 00º Leo this week and get ready for action when this motivated, motion-loving planet goes direct on March 10th. Happy waning Moon. May you relax, rejuvenate and rejoice in another seasonal cycle around the Sun!

(Mar. 21-Apr.19)
Unexpected changes in romantic and financial relationships open doors and present options. Themes of freedom intertwine with those of spirit. Take note of the illusory quality of the week, maintain composure and accept what comes. Compassion for self and others is an ally. Channel energy into artistic or creative projects and productive pastimes.

Taurus (Apr. 20-May 20)
Friends call and interactions increase. Curiosity peaks as you hear news about people and places close to your heart. Make contact and explore options. A longstanding passion or burning desire kindles excitement. Prepare to take action next week, when Mars goes direct in Leo. Be honest, brave and kind. Good luck and may the force of love be with you!

Gemini (May 21-June 21)
Steamy, dreamy Pisces translates as a time of idealistic goal-setting and divine inspiration for the Twins. Take it easy, take it slow and find a quiet, peaceful place to visualize and fantasize. Recognize the freedom of detachment and the wisdom of uncertainty. Change is the only constant. Live and let live. Go with the flow. Meditation and prayer are allies.

Cancer (June 22-July 22)
A line-up of planets in Pisces indicates a rather uplifting and enlightening week for Moonchildren. Spiritual epiphanies, intellectual breakthroughs and brilliant brainstorms come to those willing to trust the universe and open hearts and minds to the metaphysical magic and mystery of the cosmos. Look within and discover your inner star. Miracles happen.

Leo (July 23-Aug.22)
As mighty Mars prepares to go forth in courageous Leo, dressed in gold and armed with ardor, adorn yourself with the love and passion of a generous, enlightened heart. The next several months are gilded with the opulence and opportunity of kings and queens. Maintain a sense of humility and humanity. Be a benevolent ruler and don’t blow it by hubris.

Virgo (Aug. 23-Sep.22)
The recent conjunction of love-planet Venus with wild-maverick Uranus in your solar 7th house of long-term relationships reflects a change of heart when it comes to issues of marriage, commitment and partnership. Whether it’s you or another who wants more freedom, be willing to open the door. Cages are unhealthy places; expand, explore and enjoy liberty.

Libra (Sep. 23-Oct.22)
Ruler Venus conjoined unpredictable Uranus in illusionary Pisces on Mar. 3rd and will oppose stable, predictable Saturn in peace-loving Libra on Mar. 9th. This translates as a week where idealistic hocus-pocus is followed by practical realism and pragmatic self-care. Focus on the beauty of sharing and the balance of give and take. Be authentically you.

Scorpio (Oct. 23-Nov. 22)
A passel of planets in dreamy Pisces comforts the Scorpion heart with the energies of sweet love and ethereal beauty. The celestial sphere surrounds you with divine passion and otherworld inspiration. Express yourself in as many artistic ways as possible. Create your opus Magnus or simply enjoy the joy of life. Explore trust, cultivate faith and practice magic.

Sagittarius (Nov. 23-Dec. 20)
You may have been feeling stuck or funky when it comes to seeing the bigger picture, forgiving others or letting go of judgment. A change of heart is in the air, and you’re certain to feel the freedom of movement and the liberty of spirit as Mars goes direct Mar. 10th. Until then, practice the art of self-care, loving-kindness and compassion. Relax and breathe.

Capricorn (Dec. 21-Jan. 19)
Venus debuts as an evening star this week and, in the process, dances with several planets of position and power. All this before squaring passionate Pluto in Capricorn, when sweet romance finds jealous lovers and controlling fathers. Refrain from jumping to conclusions or pre-judging others. Wait until the mud has settled and the water is clear.

Aquarius (Jan. 20-Feb. 18)
Mercury says goodbye to Chiron and Neptune in Aquarius this week, leaving you with plenty of information and insight on matters of health, commerce and communication. Take what you’ve learned and what you know regarding self-enhancement and apply it to your life, one day and one step at a time. This is your year to get it done. Success is up to you.

Pisces (Feb. 19-Mar. 20)
Beauty-queen Venus bids adieu to the Fish and enters neighboring Aries this week, putting finishing touches on a month of seductive beauty and dreamy romance. She leaves you looking lovely and feeling good. Count your blessings and make those gratitude lists, as you are truly blessed. Take it easy and relax. The world will soon speed up. Enjoy the lull.

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

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