Alacazem 2010.06.24

Alacazem 2010.06.24

June 24 to July 1, 2010    Visible Planets: Morning: Jupiter  Evening: Venus, Mars and Saturn

Memories of Summer and a Cancer/Capricorn Lunar Eclipse

I’m flashing on this time of year and all the memories I have of summer.

MoonVenus2Laying in the lush green grass of my childhood home in Denver on a warm summer evening – in shorts and a tank top – watching brilliant Venus glimmer and glow in turquoise twilight, kissing a slender crescent Moon and calling to me above the deep blue silhouette of the majestic Rocky Mountains – the distinctive shape of Mount Evans and the twinkling lights of the city below…

I can remember dreaming of handsome boys and romantic possibilities. So young and full of hope, the world before me and my life an open road. And, yes, there were young men and sweet embraces, porch swings and midnight kisses, ’56 Chevys and hours of sunbathing in the backyard with my two sisters, working on our tans. Tennis and swimming, laughing and lounging, loving every minute of the long, hot summer.

LaSalSunset2 Today, Venus still shimmers above the western horizon at dusk in turquoise twilight. My mountain silhouette has shape-shifted from an enormous geologic uplift to the graceful volcanic ghosts of the La Sals in Utah. The vast expanse of Denver’s city lights have been replaced by the delicate, twinkling lights of Norwood. But, the grass still smells as sweet and the sizzling, intoxicating power of summer remains the same. 

NightMoonNwd This week, at 5:30 a.m. MDT on Jun. 26th, the Sun and Moon form the exact conjunction aspect of a lunar eclipse. Taking place @ 04º46’ Cancer/Capricorn, this eclipse illuminates all issues of Mother, home and apple pie, our love and security quotients and the ways in which we give and receive nurturing, as well as all matters of personal and collective authority, who’s in charge and who and what we respect and admire. Take a good look at your goals, your own personal definition of security and whether or not you’re traveling not only a road of personal authority and autonomy, but a road and path of heart. Good luck, good love and may the nurturing power of summer comfort, uplift and inspire you. Happy lunar eclipse!

Aries (Mar. 20-Apr.19)
The lunar eclipse of June 26th is extra-special for the Ram. A powerful cardinal grand cross forces dramatic wake-ups regarding personal self and behavior patterns. Take note of the who, what and where in your life now and recognize the great opportunities for positive, sweeping change inherent in them all. Break it up, break it out and break on through.

Taurus (Apr. 20-May 20)
As you wrap up a prolonged period of personal restructure regarding children, romance and recreational pursuit, take a long look at where you’ve been over the last few years. Activities you once defined as “fun” may have lost their luster or simply turned against you in some way. Now it’s time to wake up spiritually. Consider the options and take a new path.

Gemini (May 21-June 21)
Your birthday month has ended and now it’s time to take the wheel and go in practical and productive directions. Eclipse energy encourages personal creativity and associations with people you find uplifting and inspirational. Tune in to your heart. Feel its wisdom and follow its advice. Turn on your own inner computer as you sat-navigate the road ahead.

Cancer (June 21-July 22)
The Cancer/Capricorn eclipse stands as one of the major astrological alignments of 2010. It’s even more significant for Moonchildren. Issues of personal self versus – or in partnership with – others stand out in the flickering lunar light. Swim in the water and dive to the emotional depths of feeling as you examine your part in the powerful play of relationship.

Leo (July 23-Aug.22)
With velvet Venus shimmering rays of love and laughter upon Leo lifestyles, you may resist the powerful ecliptic pull toward awakening and change. The good news is that you can relax and enjoy the joy even more as you open your mind and go with the flow. Look for angels and ask for their assistance as you count your blessings and say your prayers.

Virgo (Aug. 23-Sep.22)
Summertime delivers good times and good vibes in the ever-expanding world of friendship and fellowship. You find yourself attracted to people of good example and impeccable spirit, people with positive attitudes and progressive ideas. Stay focused when it comes to self-improvement and strengthen your associations with those who uplift, nurture and inspire.

Libra (Sep. 23-Oct.22)
Wheels turn and evolution happens. Much of what takes place in life is beyond our control, but setting goals and diligently working toward their manifestation is something we can do here and now, one step and one day at a time. Identify hopes and dreams, intentions and desires. Make a list, start a program and maintain a practice. Perseverance furthers.

Scorpio (Oct. 23-Nov. 22)
This week’s lunar eclipse brings matters of spirituality and morality to a head. You may suddenly feel enlightened or uplifted as you see the meaning behind the madness, the reason for the event or experience. Acceptance is the key to serenity and responsibility is the key to freedom. Recognize the power of thought, think positive and keep your mind open.
Sagittarius (Nov. 23-Dec. 20)
Metamorphic transformation has been part and parcel of your personal world for several years now. And the process continues. Take a look at the road you’ve traveled and how the events and experiences have actually changed your DNA. Joint venture projects call for strength and compassion. Open the spiritual toolbox to get the job done – do it right! 

Capricorn (Dec. 21-Jan. 19)
This a big week for the Mountain Goat as ecliptic energy shines rays of personal awakening and relationship enlightenment upon your life and times. Are you showing up for yourself and others in responsible, nurturing ways or trying to control outcomes via manipulation and coercion? Abandon negative mind and focus on inherent goodness.

Aquarius (Jan. 19-Feb. 18)
This week’s powerful eclipse polarity lights up the inherent relationship between body, mind and spirit. Thoughts generate emotions, emotions manifest chemicals and chemistry destroys or heals. Pay attention to what you’re thinking and how you’re feeling. Negative mind creates negative environments. It’s a choice and, let’s face it, you’re the chooser.

Pisces (Feb. 18-Mar. 20)
Jump in to the eclipse arena and play with the star
s. Supportive cosmic energy stimulates creative and romantic pursuits, fuels fires of desire and puts you in a place of happy joy and childlike innocence. Relax and enjoy the summer with people who uplift and inspire you. Good things come to those who practice programs of self-improvement. Get out with friends.

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

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