March 10 to 17, 2011
Visible Planets: Morning: Venus and Saturn Evening: Mercury and Jupiter
Shining Seas, Surrender and Synthesis
I’m back home in Colorado and my winter in Baja is now a memory. I see the shining seas and swaying palms, the Mexican rancho in the arroyo and my friend riding her horse in the soft sand along the beach. I can hear the breaking waves as I drift in and out of sleep, the stars are twinkling in the moonlight and a gentle breeze moves the shadows in ghostly rhythm with the night. But my body is here, not there.
Today, I feel grateful and blessed, a creature on this planet Earth, living and breathing, laughing and loving, crying with the pain of others and coping with my own. Tears are signs that I’m alive, that life has touched me, that I am moved by the world’s passions, obsessions and compulsions, that I can feel the ride and embrace the shifting tides of my time here, my time here on this magical planet Earth. The ups and downs, the starts and stops, the endings and beginnings – it’s all part of the journey, the Great Mystery of life and death. Whether I’m south of the border or high on a snowy mountain peak, I can feel the pulsating heart of the Mother Earth and her breath in the wind and air. I drink her water and feed upon her fruit. I can feel the love emanating from her soul and, to all this, I surrender.
And here we are, in the middle of Pisces, the sign of surrender and synthesis. It’s where we see and experience the interconnected web of existence that wraps its threads around us all and joins us – body, mind and spirit, heart and soul – together as one. Edges blend, boundaries disappear and all things merge in to an amorphous whole. It’s God and the universe within and without, inside and outside, above and below, here and there, then and now. It’s the boundless, limitless, infinite and ultimate divine force, from where we came and to which we will return.
God bless and may the amniotic waters of Pisces heal and nurture you – body, mind and spirit – as winter ends and you prepare for the radical, uplifting, birth of Aries spring. Good luck and may the power of surrender be with you!
Aries (Mar. 20-Apr.19)
Wild, revolutionary planet Uranus moves into Aries this week and the world rocks. Transiting each sign for seven years, this heralds an extended period of awakening and radical personal change for the Ram. The function is one of revitalized authenticity and the means is unpredictable. One thing for sure is that it’s an exciting ride!
Taurus (Apr. 20-May 20)
Mercury and Uranus in early Aries shake up memories from the past, opening doors and windows on long-forgotten emotions. Stay in the present and feel your feelings; they are the golden keys to unlocking the secrets of your heart. Time travel gives birth to self-knowledge. Rest and relax, dream and explore the realms of spirit as you live here in the flesh.
Gemini (May 21-June 21)
Working toward goals step-by-step, day-by-day is the most effective and efficient way to manifest your dreams. Cultivating maitri – compassion and loving-kindness for self – is the best way to achieve happiness. Focus on progress, rather than perfection, accept everything exactly as it is in this moment and cultivate attitudes of gratitude. The rest is easy, relax!
Cancer (June 21-July 22)
There is rumbling in the sky and storm clouds gather as planetary movements portend upcoming professional change. Are you happy with your career and social standing or do you feel somehow down on luck and under the bus? Good news and good luck are on the way, but it’s going to take a rather shocking awakening to get over the hump. Jump!
Leo (July 23-Aug.22)
Thinking about tropical beaches and faraway places? While present moment shared involvement and responsibility may feel somewhat binding and controlling, you can look forward to shimmering seas and distant lands. Get out the books, do the research and prepare for travel.
The world awaits discovery and you are headed for an extended tour.
Virgo (Aug. 23-Sep.22)
You may find yourself involved with others, working or living side-by-side and relating one-to-one. Whatever the manifestation, know that you are looking through the reflective mirror of relationship and there is a lot to learn. Everyone is in your life for a reason; teacher or student, master or apprentice. Accept the lesson and do your best, one day and moment at a time.
Libra (Sep. 23-Oct.22)
Self-improvement continues as a theme but you can feel a rather subtle, yet strong, desire to look beyond the mirror of self-reflection for input and information. Ask questions and listen to answers. Refrain from negative thinking and cultivate pro-active, positive approaches to problems and puzzles. Maintain momentum and prepare for change.
Scorpio (Oct. 23-Nov. 22)
The game of predator and prey continues, who’s who and what’s what? Do your best to remain true to self, cultivate healthy boundaries and know when to say when. Obsession and compulsion are ultimately unhappy bedfellows in the romper room of love and romance. Indulge in fantasy and imagination, but come up for air once you’ve taken the dive.
Sagittarius (Nov. 23-Dec. 20)
Childhood behavior patterns, family relationships and issues of parenting or authority are themes as the sun winds its way through sensitive Pisces. Refrain from over-reacting emotionally to mothers or fathers, keep a handle on reality and maintain calm amidst potentially stormy seas. Good luck follows those who forgive and move forward, let go and let God.
Capricorn (Dec. 21-Jan. 19)
Good luck Jupiter in action-packed, fast-paced Aries is exerting positive pressure on your personal style and self-image. Perhaps it’s time to cut your hair or change your look, do something fast and wild. These feelings and impulses are a foreshadowing of upcoming events and awakenings. Pay attention to what your heart says – it’s all about personal truth.
Aquarius (Jan. 19-Feb. 18)
The most dramatic astrological news this week comes via ruler Uranus as it moves into primal, self-fueled Aries. T
his celestial event heralds the beginning of a seven-year transformation of mental perception and ability. You will be picking up new, revolutionary information in ways you never thought possible. Stay awake and aware, you’re on the leading edge.
Pisces (Feb. 18-Mar. 20)
Candles flicker and cakes are cut as birthday celebrations honor another revolution around the sun. Embrace your beauty and blessings as you see beyond the finite world to the glimmering lands of infinite grace and unlimited compassion. Living in love and finding forgiveness in the stormy seas of war and peace is challenging, but you are chosen. Be you.
Cynthia is a third generation astrologer living in the high mountain desert of the American Southwest. Visit her website @ www.alacazem.com.
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