Alacazem 2010.08.26

Alacazem 2010.08.26

August 26 to September 2, 2010
Visible Planets: Morning: Jupiter  Evening: Venus, Mars and Saturn

Men and women, Mars and Venus, the masculine and feminine…

Acoma-Brave Life is all about balance and polarity. Night and day, dark and light, good and bad, boy and girl. We are individual human beings dancing a cosmic dance of action, attraction and interaction with invisible and visible forces; pursuing dreams and desires, chasing rainbows and running or hiding from what scares us. We need courage and strength to fight our battles and sweet love to nurture our souls and sustain our spirits. It’s a process of push and pull, give and take, come and go, here and there, holding on and letting go. The River of Life is ever-flowing, on and on, up and down, fast and slow, around and around. Riding the rapids of change or floating the calm waters of peace and contentment, we will forever be particles and waves, electromagnetic bodies repelling and attracting the negative and positive forces of the physical and metaphysical planes.

Human survival and evolution depend upon procreation, the union of opposites – male and female – the process of sexual interaction that reproduces life. And in order for that to take place, a man’s sperm and a woman’s ovum must come together – the classic act of Mars and Venus – bond with each other and stay together long enough to bear fruit. The miracle of birth – new life – is the ultimate expression of Mars/Venus, but there are plenty of Mars/Venus acts that don’t result in fruitful unions. In fact, billions of Mars/Venus acts go on in every second of every day of every year, and they’ve been going on for millennia! It’s the game of predator and prey, win and lose, king and queen.

Tewa-Girl Why all this talk about Mars and Venus? Throughout the month of August, all of September and the first two weeks of October, the ancient god of war – Mars – and the still reigning goddess of love and beauty – Venus – shimmer above the western horizon in twilight, share the billing as evening stars and remind us to do as they do: balance the dance of male and female, man and woman, boy and girl. Transiting both peace-loving Libra [ruled by Venus] and powerful, passionate Scorpio [co-ruled by Mars] over the next several weeks, these two points of light will remain within 10 degrees of each other, constellating fortuitous opportunities in the realms of both platonic and intimate male/female relationships. Respect motivation, ambition and drive as well as compassion, acceptance and kindness. Balance the masculine with the feminine, understand the art of sexual attraction, pursue your prey and then become the object of pursuit. Tap in to the god and goddess within and seek common ground upon which to walk your earth walk. Vayan con el dios y la diosa, y viva Mars y Venus!

Aries (Mar. 20-Apr.19)
Venus and Mars dancing duet in your solar 7th house of partnership favors a yin/yang approach to relationships. Recognize the complementary principle of opposites via a balance of the masculine and feminine. Strong desires to pair and share may pop in and out of consciousness. Pursue attractions and then let them pursue you.

Taurus (Apr. 20-May 20)
With the Sun freshly in Virgo – your solar 5th house of love and creativity – along with Mars and Venus in romantic Libra, the stage is set for a zodiac month of artistically creative expression regarding whatever and whomever you find attractive. Tap in to heartfelt emotion and share it with the world. See the bounty, enjoy the beauty and embrace life as it is.

Gemini (May 21-June 21)
Ruler Mercury retrograde in your solar 4th house of emotional foundations carries you back through memories and experiences of youth and childhood. Practice an openhearted, spiritually generous approach to family of origin issues and watch fear and negativity disappear. Courage and kindness are allies now. Feel the love and focus on right action.

Cancer (June 21-July 22)
A posse of planets in cardinal Libra encourages action regarding issues of personal emotional importance, but Mercury retrograde may cloud thinking and cause mental confusion as far as what to do. Cultivate patience and maintain balance as you wait for the mud to settle and the water to clear. Create beauty at home and find joy in life’s simplicity.

Leo (July 23-Aug.22)
The desire to explore the neighborhood and catch up on local gossip emerges as people come and go, in and out, back and forth. Business interest picks up, but wait to finalize deals until mid-September. Right now it’s all about research, discussion and options. Focus on clarification and communication. Review contracts, redesign and reinvent the dream.
Virgo (Aug. 23-Sep.22)
You may be surprised by the amount of energy and affection you have and feel this week. Enjoy the joy and embrace the magic. Happy and healthy are choices we make by the things we do each and every day. Stay present and focus on gratitude as you accept responsibility for your life and relationships today. You’re the vehicle and where you go is up to you. 

Libra (Sep. 23-Oct.22)
Venus and Mars in your sign for several weeks surrounds you with love, encourages right action and delivers plenty of personal excitement and attention. You may feel a bit overwhelmed or over-stimulated, but it’s all good and as it should be. Humility, balance and self-motivation are allies regarding self-conduct. Practice prayer and maintain angelic contracts.

Scorpio (Oct. 23-Nov. 22)
Frolicking spirits dance and delight in games of cat and mouse, boy meets girl and lover or fighter?  You may feel attracted to what you know is ultimately not good for you, but currently exciting, or simply romancing memories that really weren’t all that grand. Whatever the manifestation, practice living peacefully in the present. True romance is in the works and on the horizon.

Sagittarius (Nov. 23-Dec. 20)
As summer wanes and Virgo energy waxes, review your accomplishments and be generous with your assessments. Pat yourself on the back and recognize progress. You’ve been through a lot of ups, downs, pain and growth – be kind and gentle with you. Friends uplift and adore you, pursue get-togethers and have some fun. Relax and count your blessings.

Capricorn (Dec. 21-Jan. 19)
Issues of achievement and progress stand out against a backdrop of international economic realities and domestic conditions. Security is a concern, but it’s also an illusion. Simply do your best, one move and one moment at a time. You are capable and competent; simply do the next right thing. Live with integrity and let go of your attachment to the outcome.

Aquarius (Jan. 19-Feb. 18)
Review business plans and take care of loose ends. Organize files and get financial accounts in order as Mercury tracks back through your solar 8th house of joint inve
stment and shared resources. Focus on positive action, aspects and possibilities as you take care of things one thing and one day at a time. Make lists and follow through. Be sweet and smile! Life is good.

Pisces (Feb. 18-Mar. 20)
As the Sun crosses your solar 7th house cusp and moves above the metaphorical horizon, take note of the people, places and things you feel currently committed to. Intuit personal reflections and behaviors in your relationships and accept responsibility for your part. Mars and Venus encourage both giving and receiving in love. Maintain an open heart.

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

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