Alacazem 2010.07.29

Alacazem 2010.07.29

July 29 to August 5, 2010

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

The Love of Leo and the Power of Heart

SunflowerBlue The green, green, green of early summer has morphed in to the green, gold, brown of late July. The tall meadow grass has gone to seed – it looks like wheat swaying in the morning breeze. Irrigated fields patchwork the mesa in shades of emerald green and bright yellow sunflowers dance along the roadsides. The winter snow has melted on the peaks and monsoon rains flash-flood canyons and valleys, causing mudslides and stopping traffic. Rainbows blaze and hummingbirds feast, while bluebirds perch on fence posts and teach their young how to hunt.

Leo The San Miguel Basin Fair and Rodeo has come and gone, which means August is on the horizon. School will be starting soon. The hot, dry, sizzle of summer is giving way to cooler nights and humid, dew-filled mornings. A sense of nostalgia and romantic longing is in the air. We want to grasp the beauty, touch the summer and hold it tight. The strong, courageous Leo heart is aflame with passion, memory and magnificence. The child within remembers the long, languid, lazy days of summers gone by, our first love and warm nights on porch swings with all the world before us. Twinkling stars and fragrant flowers, crickets chirping and the smell of freshly cut grass. Hope and faith, joy and happiness – it’s time to light the Leo fire and feel the power of love and heart. Good luck and may the Lion be with you!

Aries (Mar. 20-Apr.19)
Mars, ancient god of war and modern ruler of Aries, marches through the first degrees of Libra this week, pushing people and partnerships your way. Focus on grace and equilibrium as you balance personal needs with those of others. A binding contract or commitment may present itself. Take your time and consider its value. Change is in the air.

Taurus (Apr. 20-May 20)
As Mercury and Venus move through your solar 5th house of love and romance, you may feel like expressing thoughts to or making contact with someone you find especially attractive. Travel for pleasure is also an option. Commitments to programs of service and self-improvement are favored. Move in the direction of a daily spiritual practice – yes, you!
Gemini (May 21-June 21)
A waning Moon and shining Leo Sun encourage creative thoughts generated via rest and relaxation. A stay-at-home or close to home approach – remember, home is where the heart is – works best. Observe emotional reactions to exterior circumstances. Feel the feelings and heal the wounds. Channel energy in positive ways, smile and choose joy.
Cancer (June 21-July 22)
With your birthday now under your belt and a fresh horizon at your door, take time to make a plan and chart your course. Maps and guides are tremendously helpful when it comes to figuring out which way to go. Discuss options with partners or mates and take care of tasks and chores at home as you live in the present and look toward the future.

Leo (July 23-Aug.22)
Happy birthdays continue as candles glimmer and cakes abound. Recognize the power of choice as you travel the road and walk a path of heart. Personal responsibility is the key to both happiness and freedom. Others are here as teachers and guides, while you are ultimately the creator. Embrace the divine and co-create an opus Magnus.

Virgo (Aug. 23-Sep.22)
Others see you as beautiful, intelligent, creative and attractive in more ways than you can count. Why the long face and funky attitude? Is it because you’ve worked so hard and haven’t seemed to get the recognition or reward you think you deserve? Lighten up and accept what is. Life’s too mysterious to take it that serious. Laugh, love and be here now.

Libra (Sep. 23-Oct.22)
Impatient Mars and cautious Saturn come together this week in early Libra, simultaneously pushing you forward and holding you back. It’s as if the start/stop button is stuck on both red and green. Breathe deep and know that this too shall pass. Why get wigged out, angry or frustrated over things you can’t control? Practice patience and do your chores.

Scorpio (Oct. 23-Nov. 22)
Simple, slow and easy works here while hard, fast and strong works there. Pay attention to technique this week as you are called upon to turn negatives into positives and make lemonade out of lemons. You may feel burdened with the impossible, but remember the power and magic of angelic assistance, divine intercession and prayer. Follow the light.

Sagittarius (Nov. 23-Dec. 20)
Leo loves the Archer and mid-summer sizzles with open-ended possibilities and unlimited potential. Be positive and enthusiastic in matters of the heart. Others look to you for guidance, direction and assistance on the rocky road of life. Be a virtuous model and lead by example. Commit to friendship, open to change and go for goodness.

Capricorn (Dec. 21-Jan. 19)
The cardinal conjunction of Mars and Saturn in your solar 10th house of reputation and status may pressure you into a situation you find both exciting and scary. Temper fear with courage and recognize the wisdom of uncertainty. Attempting to control other people and life’s outcomes is futile and frustrating. Be cool, give it your best and accept what comes.

Aquarius (Jan. 19-Feb. 18)
You may experience some interesting things via friends and associates this week as a planetary stop and go effects the quality and quantity of your friendships. Be patient with some and pushy with others. Maintain composure and take action. Identify future hopes and dreams and carve out a plan or strategy on how to make it happen – one day at a time.

Pisces (Feb. 18-Mar. 20)
With the Sun now in your solar 6th house of health, service and self-improvement, you may discover that you’re willing to do whatever it takes to be happy, healthy and wealthy. Diet, rest and exercise are key to your success. Combine daily walks, work, love and laughter with a committed spiritual practice and experience the magic of metamorphosis.

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

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