Alacazem 2010.07.08

Alacazem 2010.07.08

July 8 to 15, 2010

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

Cancer New Moon Solar Eclipse reminds us to "Honor thy Mother"

Mom&GM This week, on July 11th, the Sun and Moon come together @ 19º24’ Cancer in the exact planetary aspect of a total solar eclipse. Although visibility occurs only in the Southern Pacific Ocean and lower South America, the cosmological effects take place all over the entire globe.

Cancer is the quintessential sign of Mother and mothering, home and family, childhood innocence and childlike vulnerability. It’s also where and when we feel dependent and scared, seek comfort and court security. It’s the part of us that fiercely protects and nurtures life, our primal instinct to care take and be taken care of – the unified field of mother and child. The suckling baby and the loving mother, the parent who stays home rather than pursue a career and the parent who works hard to put food on the table and provide for the family are all manifestations of this very strong and powerful, yet gentle and sensitive cardinal water sign.

Big clouds In the Cancer zodiac month, summer is in full bloom. The Mother Earth reaches out with her blazing beauty and sweltering heat to embrace and envelope us with her seductive, sensual power. Brilliant blossoms and succulent fruits appear in her gardens and orchards, billowing cumulus clouds rise above swaying fields and torrential rains are followed by rainbows of shimmering, vibrant color. It is here that we are nurtured and sustained by the bounty of our natural world and we are held tightly to the breast of the Great Mother.

Roses 1 As the days and nights prior to the July 11th New Moon solar eclipse unfold, take time out to think about mothers and children, your own mother and mothers everywhere. How do you feel about our Mother Earth? Count the many ways she nurtures and sustains you. Consider how well you are taking care of yourself, your environment and the ones you love. This powerful eclipse lunation provides all of us with rich, fertile soil for planting seeds of new life in the fields of self-care and self-love, caring for others and nurturing the planet in ways that encourage and sustain health and natural wealth. There’s simply no time like the ever-eternal present to Honor thy Mother!

DevanFade And I’d like to send out a special wish to my beautiful, sweet, nurturing niece, Devan – who celebrates her birthday on the eclipse day of July 11th – may you walk in beauty, shine with love and shimmer with joy. You’re a shining example of everything a magical, mystical Cancer girl-woman could ever hope to be.  Embrace the magic and live the mystery. Happy Birthday!

Aries (Mar. 20-Apr.19)
The Great Mother plays a starring role in the solar eclipse of July 11th. Tap in to the feelings of and for your own birth mother, the Mother Earth and all women and mothers upon this planet. Know that we have arrived at a point in time that demands self-nurturing and self-care. Respect your body and treat it kindly. Focus on good health and healing choices.

Taurus (Apr. 20-May 20)
This week’s solar eclipse in sensitive Cancer encourages powerful new beginnings in the way you think, perceive and communicate. While the Bull is often slow to change, these millennial times dictate the necessity to adapt. A survivalist at heart, you understand the strength of self-sustenance and self-care. Feel your feelings and follow your intuition.

Gemini (May 21-June 21)
You may feel challenged by domestic duties or family obligations. Major changes are in the works regarding father, mother and brother, sister. Do your best to maintain calm and do the next right thing. Emotions are running fast and strong, look for quiet pools of reflection and dive in to the depths of soul and spirit. Be true to self and honest with the world.

Cancer (June 21-July 22)
This is an extremely important and potent week for Moonchildren. The very powerful July 11th solar eclipse in your sign presents you with an open door and a blank canvas upon which to paint your world. Consider life dreams, personal goals and soulful intentions. What do you really want? Tap in to your highest good and feel the wisdom of your heart.

Leo (July 23-Aug.22)
You may feel lost in a world of dreams or nostalgia as the universe weaves a magical web around your heart and soul. What is important, after all the chaos and drama subsides, when the party’s over and there’s nothing left but memories? You know the answer. It’s the vibrant beat of life itself, the present moment, the thrill of now. Be here today.

Virgo (Aug. 23-Sep.22)
Mars, Venus, Saturn and Vesta in Virgo award you with options and opportunities to get it right, do it right and do it now. Themes of home, security, love and motive abound, but the biggest message is one of calm, patient perseverance combined with practical, pragmatic realism. You must let go of illusion, fantasy and denial. Do the next right thing.

Libra (Sep. 23-Oct.22)
The cards shuffle and you are dealt a fresh hand with which to play. Breathe deep and know that all is as it should be. Others must walk their own path and learn the lessons they have come upon Earth to learn. Your lessons are also carved out especially for you. Be awake and aware of your part in every day and drama. Maintain inner peace amidst the chaos.

Scorpio (Oct. 23-Nov. 22)
Golden opportunities await those willing to walk the path of awakening and enlightenment. Ego is simply an impediment to spiritual progress, no matter how bad or good you think yourself to be. Pity parties and self-aggrandizement are both dangerous traps. Tap into higher-self awareness and show up as one who embraces the present and lives in the light.

Sagittarius (Nov. 23-Dec. 20)
Other people’s possessions, condition, actions and/or investments may take up a lot of time or cost you more than you’d like to give. Whatever the manifestation, you stand on the brink of a powerful new beginning regarding relationship involvement. Boundary issues must be addressed. Know when to say no, when to let go and how to prune the bush.

Capricorn (Dec. 21-Jan. 19)
The July 11th solar eclipse/New M
oon in Cancer marks a major milestone and turning point regarding your most committed and involved relationships. A sensitive, compassionate approach to change is imperative for success. Others may be deeply wounded or hurt and require help. Encourage self-support, let them go and lead by example.

Aquarius (Jan. 19-Feb. 18)
These days, it’s all about self-improvement. Whether it’s your mental, emotional, physical or spiritual health, now is the time to make it better. There is no place in your life today for the armchair philosopher or the “do as I say, not do as I do” person. Identify where and how to uplift and enhance body, mind and spirit. Happy, joyous and free – do the work!

Pisces (Feb. 18-Mar. 20)
A rather magical, metaphysical lunation takes place on July 11th and opens the door to mansions of glittering possibility and potential. Creation is the name of the game, and you are the creator. Look for willing playmates with which to create or seek out inspiration. Reconnect with your inner child and recapture the joy and innocence of youth.

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

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