Alacazem 2010.09.16

Alacazem 2010.09.16

September 16 to 23, 2010
Visible Planets: Morning: Mercury and Jupiter thru the 21st  Evening: Venus, Mars and Jupiter thru the 21st

Indian Summer, the Harvest Moon and the Cosmic Bridge

Bear creek fall It’s no secret that I love Indian Summer. It’s by far and away my favorite time of year. After all, I chose to enter this earth plane in early October, when the leaves are in full blaze and the skies are so deeply blue it takes my breath away. I always feel a combination of ecstasy and sorrow as summer ends and autumn begins. The bounty of harvest – delectable, delicious vine-ripe tomatoes, luscious homegrown grapes and rose-colored, sun-kissed apples – takes me back to my earliest memories of fall – walking home from school, golden leaves swirling and the sun fiery-hot upon my back. The season of hide-and-seek, swimming pools and freshly cut grass was over. Classrooms, football and homework had begun. A strong sense of anticipation, the awareness of change, the ability to canvas the present with the past and accept myself exactly as I was at that moment – knowing that it was up to me to make the best of it, whatever that might be – be a good student, do my best, embrace the unknown and walk courageously in to the future, one semester at a time – I might move closer to becoming the person I wanted to be.

Tride flags For me, this time of year – the cosmic bridge between hard-working, virtuous Virgo and laughing, love-touched Libra – is all about ideals and inspiration, gratitude and surrender. And, this week, as we officially bid adieu to our sizzling, seductive summer and open our hearts to the magnificent magic of autumn, may we also transform with the changing leaves and metamorphic terrain upon which we live, laugh and love.

Autumn Equinox takes place this year on September 22 @ 9:09 p.m. MDT. The full Harvest Moon comes to fruition six hours later, @ 3:17 a.m. MDT, on September 23rd. Blessings and grace, peace and joy…

Aries (Mar. 20-Apr.19)
As we move closer to the fruition of this year’s Harvest Moon, issues of pairing and sharing take center stage. Relationship – how we show up for others and who shows up for us – is paramount in understanding where and who we are today. Radical personal awakening is the name of the game. Choose your partners wisely and, remember, health is wealth.

Taurus (Apr. 20-May 20)
Autumn Equinox and the Harvest Moon take place within 6 hours of each other this year, putting the energies of initiation and fruition together in a powerful package of ending and beginning. Death and rebirth join hands as you feel guardian spirits closing doors and opening others. Trust the Universe to deliver what you need and go forth with faith.

Gemini (May 21-June 21)
The Autumn Equinox/Harvest Moon coincidence marks another major turning point upon the cosmic wheel, as it highlights the intense, ongoing powerful cardinal grand cross in orb since spring. The mandate is for personal and social awareness and demands a radical shift in perspective and direction. Pay attention to daily tasks and amend behaviors as necessary.

Cancer (June 21-July 22)
You may feel as if the Earth is shifting on its axis as social and personal worlds collide. Eight oppositions and fifteen squares push and pull, upset and balance people, places and things in a cosmic dance of up and down, in and out. Maintain composure and focus on gratitude amidst the chaos and confusion. This is a powerful time of awakening. Stay open and be aware.

Leo (July 23-Aug.22)
Solstices and equinoxes are powerful times, opening gateways and revealing new directions, options and opportunities. This week, lunar and stellar energies combine in a recipe of awakening and influence. Pay attention to issues at home and within the family. Balance male and female, positive and negative, attraction and promotion. Focus on peace.

Virgo (Aug. 23-Sep.22)
With so much going on in the heavens this week, what’s a Virgin to do? Planetary aspects favor detachment from codependent and/or addictive patterns, investment in equanimity and overall attitudes of gratitude. Balance is the key to your success now. Take it easy, cultivate patience and recognize the gold of honesty. Each day new truths are revealed.

Libra (Sep. 23-Oct.22)
The Sun’s conjunction with Saturn in Libra spotlights roles and responsibilities in relationships, as well as the personal work you must do to maintain your own sense of integrity, equality and equanimity. This is no time to party, but rather a time of great opportunity regarding social and professional advancement. Cultivate self-discipline and be sweet.

Scorpio (Oct. 23-Nov. 22)
Mars and Venus in your sign guarantee an active, attractive week regarding romance and finance. Opportunities to pair and share abound as you see the value of sweetness and the power of action. Balance desire and passion with a let-them-come-back-to-you approach. Be the foot soldier, make the contact, and let the Universe take care of the outcome.

Sagittarius (Nov. 23-Dec. 20)
Deeply entrenched views – personal, social, political and spiritual – are being blown apart and illuminated amidst the apparent chaos and confusion of our global economic rebalancing and correction. While you are gifted as seeing the bigger picture and taking up the sword for just causes, now is the time to hold your own. Be brave, and do the best you can.

Capricorn (Dec. 21-Jan. 19)
Wild and wacky, different and defiant, this week and these times serve to awaken and advance us socially, politically, spiritually and economically. Why, then, does it feel so weird? Shifting sand is unstable; hurricanes are frightening and lightning strikes unexpectedly. The key here is a combination of diligence and surrender. Work it one day and one step at a time.

Aquarius (Jan. 19-Feb. 18)
Hang on to the railing as you walk downstairs. Be totally attentive at the wheel and look before you leap. Autumn Equinox and the Harvest Moon awaken and illuminate higher self being and present moment living. Fly above your life and view it from and eagle’s perspective. What do you see? Where and how can you be a better person and influence? Go for it.

Pisces (Feb. 18-Mar. 20)
Jupiter/Uranus conjoin at 28º Pisces this week, infusing the Fish with electric light and awakening. You are somewhat of a guru or an avatar to others now, in a position to help and heal. Open you heart to goodness; forgive others for their trespasses as you do your best to gently enlighten them. Lead by example, practice forgiveness and cultivate humility.

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

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