Alacazem 2010.04.15

Alacazem 2010.04.15

April 15 to 22, 2010
Visible Planets: Morning: Jupiter  Evening: Mercury, Venus, Mars and Saturn

The World is Flat and the Moon is New

Spaceimages_2099_3472604 The distance and difference between the late degree Pisces New Moon of March 15, 2010 and the late degree Aries New Moon on April 14, 2010 is vast. In late Pisces, we are still vulnerable and trusting, emotionally sensitive and spiritually inclined. We are very near the culminating point of gestation, putting the finishing touches on our amniotic experience and preparing to emerge in the exciting outside world of new, uncharted territory.

By the time we reach the other side of Aries – the April 14th New Moon – we have survived the primal thrust of birth, left the womb-like comfort of illusionary reality and awakened to the power and push of self-propelled action and self-determined movement. It’s all about self-care and self-attention, self-motivation and self-concern. After all, if we don’t take care of ourselves, who will?

The_world_is_flat Collectively, we are breaking new ground. It’s a New Era, a New Earth, a New World, a New Age. The best-selling book by The New York Times columnist Thomas Friedman, The World Is Flat: A Brief History of the 21st Century, says it all: globalization. And whether we like it or not individually, it’s happening in every nook and cranny of our planet. Politically, economically and socially – on physical, psychological and spiritual levels – the individual psyche morphs as the collective psyche transforms.  We are no longer alone and isolated. We are being called upon to fight for country, home and family, party, principles and beliefs. Suddenly, everything is inter-connected and co-related. And, yet, here we are: the individual, the human – ME.

This week’s Aries New Moon gives us all a push toward this great new reality, this Brave New World. It calls for courage, strength and a certain kind of confidence that supports individual effort and sustains personal identity amidst the rapidly changing global platform of international economic and social connectedness. Look for that shimmering, shining path of your own personal truth and follow it through the madness, magic and mayhem of the forest. Good luck and may the courage of Mars, the will of God and a heart of gold be with you.

Aries (Mar. 21-Apr.19)
The late degree Aries New Moon awards you with the opportunity to start your own personal emotional year of self-nurturing and self-care. A powerful new awakening is in the works. Be willing to accept total responsibility for your self and your choices. Liberation is all about honesty, so be true to you. Rest and relax as you cultivate kindness.

Taurus (Apr. 20-May 20)
Mercury goes retrograde in mid-Taurus on Apr. 17th and remains so until May 12th. This translates as a time to slow down, review your life and consider alternatives. It’s not that anything’s wrong or in disarray, it’s just that we all need prolonged periods of rest and relaxation. Clean up messes, finish projects already started and, in general, take it easy.

Gemini (May 21-June 21)
The winds of spring blow strong and hard as New Moon energy encourages transformation. The message is about change as a conscious choice rather than a consequence of unconscious behavior. Victim mentalities are passé and serve no positive purpose. Utilize the next few weeks to get very clear about what you want. Take your time, don’t rush.

Cancer (June 22-July 22)
The initiation of another lunar month awards you with the gift of personal authority. Be your own boss and refrain from giving away your power. Others may tell you what to do or attempt to control or influence your actions and decisions. Pay attention to the options and information presented, but maintain healthy boundaries and follow your intuition.

Leo (July 23-Aug.22)
The cosmic shift from fire to earth portends a time of spiritual awakening for the Lion. With passionate Mars still marching through Leo, powerful surges of self-will and desire may encounter both challenge and resistance. With Mercury retrograde in bullish Taurus, along with several other planets, cultivate patience and wait your turn. The time will come.

Virgo (Aug. 23-Sep.22)
Saturn retrograde in your sign blows a stirring breeze through the cracks in your armor and cools the jets of motors you’ve been running too hot. Have you forgotten the hard-learned lessons and consequences of behaviors you no longer find rewarding? This is just a little reminder to keep you happy, healthy and free. Take the high road and stay on the path.

Libra (Sep. 23-Oct.22)
It’s time to really start fresh in your relationships – beginning with yourself! Take time to rest, relax and regenerate. Clarify intentions and delineate goals over the next few weeks. Clean house and take care of your side of the street instead of criticizing and critiquing others. Treat people like you want to be treated and give what you want to receive.

Scorpio (Oct. 23-Nov. 22)
Planetary emphasis in Taurus – including Mercury retrograde – in your opposite sign indicates several weeks of action and reaction regarding primary relationships and significant others. Do your best to keep your cool and take it one situation and circumstance at a time. This period favors reflection, review and reconsideration. Be calm and take it slow.

Sagittarius (Nov. 23-Dec. 20)
Fun and games transform to work and service as Aries gives way to Taurus and the fiery excitement of spring stabilizes in daily routines and practical actions. Calm down and do what needs to be done. Focus on what’s right in front of you and simply do the next right thing. Great reward comes to those who clean, organize and exercise. Enjoy nature.

Capricorn (Dec. 21-Jan. 19)
Feeling feelings and understanding the connection between thoughts and emotions is a theme this week and lunar month. Look within, count your blessings and listen to voices of the heart. Creative desires are waxing, explore artistic expression and seek out people and places that inspire creation. Take time out to enjoy life and surround yourself with beauty.

Aquarius (Jan. 20-Feb. 18)
Home life and your immediate, domestic environment take top priority this week and upcoming zodiac month. Clean and organize your living and work space. Discard, sell or give away what you no longer need or use. Review your life and where you’ve been via what you’ve collected. Let go of and release the past as you prepare for a sparkling future in the present.
Pisces (Feb. 19-Mar. 20)
The initiation of another lunar month bestows you with the gift of inner light. This is a very powerful and insightful lunation for the Fish. Listen to inner wisdom as you exchange information and ideas with others. Pay attention to internal dialogues, what you say and how you feel when you say it. The word is magic; share the magic and transform the world.

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

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