Alacazem 2011.03.03

Alacazem 2011.03.03

March 3 to 10, 2011
Visible Planets: Morning: Venus and Saturn  Evening: Jupiter

Change and No Change: Como es la Vida!

Raleys I’ve been in Mexico now for over three months – the biggest chunk of winter – and I’ll soon be heading home. It’s funny to be back in a place I first came to over thirty years ago on my honeymoon, and returned to ten years later to live in winter for another ten. I’ve witnessed Cabo San Lucas change from a sleepy fishing village with a tuna cannery and a couple of restaurants, a small marina, a few Mexican hotels and a reputation for world class sport fishing turn into a megalopolis of condos, tourist shops, golf courses, resort hotels, gourmet restaurants, world class clubs, hot spots and multi-million dollar homes. Over on the Pacific side, the laid back art and agricultural community of Todos Santos is thriving with new life, gringos and Mexicanos interweave and intertwine like the cotton threads of a hammock. Art galleries and shows, Buddhist sanghas and organic produce abound; the economy is strong and growing. It’s a long shot from the days when roosters roamed the ladrilla floors of the Hotel California and the pounding surf was void of surfers as far as the eye could see.

IguanaTrail Here on the East Cape, I see both change and no change. The wind still blows in winter, but there are also days of incredible bliss and grace, when the turquoise Sea of Cortez flattens and sparkles like glass. Whales breach and the snorkeling is delightful. And the beaches are still mostly uninhabited. Cabo Pulmo is now a national park and the once awesomely abundant marine life is protected and coming back, but the casa and casita we once owned in the village is now a beautiful villa with and outdoor kitchen and decks for viewing the stunning sea and landscapes. Iguana Beach still looks like something out of a movie, the sea lions still have a colony on the point and the Mexican fishermen still have a campo at Los Frailes.  The dirt road along the coastline is still horrendous, the washboard still world class, and the turtles are still laying eggs in the warm, soft sand. The Mexican people are still gracious and embracing, the avocados and papayas sublime.

BajaSunrise1 I wake up often before morning twilight to see the shimmering beauty of Venus rising above the ocean horizon. I know then that dawn will soon be breaking and the sky will be painted in orange and crimson. Change and no change, como es la vida, such is life. Thank you, Mexico, for your miracles, magic and magnificence. Vaya con la diosa – happy trails!

Aries (Mar. 20-Apr.19)
Drifting into the last zodiac month of the natural solar year translates as a time of rest and spiritual cleansing for the Ram. If you feel too busy to take a break, be well advised to find the time, regardless. It’s imperative that we balance business with pleasure and motion with relaxation. Seek out places and spaces of quiet and calm to regenerate and recharge.

Taurus (Apr. 20-May 20)
The Pisces New Moon begins a lunar month of heightened inspiration and aspiration for the Bull. Seek out people and places that you find uplifting and enlightening. Groups, associations and fellowships – brotherhoods and sisterhoods – are made especially for this type of thing. Also note the power of friendship and be the friend you want others to be for you.

Gemini (May 21-June 21)
A fresh lunar cycle initiates a month of mental and emotional stimulation regarding goals and achievements. Great satisfaction comes via focus and production. Take a good look at technique and identify means and methods of improvement. Are you working diligently toward the manifestation of your desires or simply giving it lip service? Talk is cheap.

Cancer (June 21-July 22)
Moonchildren are especially sensitive to lunation cycles and this week’s Pisces New Moon is no exception. Lucky you! The time has come for exploration and discovery. Open your eyes, heart and mind to the world in and all around you. Research travel options, seek out enlightening books or philosophies and embrace the expansive universe of knowledge.

Leo (July 23-Aug.22)
With so many planets swimming in the numinous waters of Pisces, you may feel as if you’re drowning in oceans of emotions or lost at sea in a tsunami. Whatever the manifestation, know that everything passes and the depths of darkness are always greeted by the brilliant light of day. Focus on forgiveness and compassion as you navigate the changing tides.
Virgo (Aug. 23-Sep.22)
The Pisces New Moon awards you with the fortuitous opportunity to modify and modulate your most important relationships and commitments. Listen – that means not talking while others are talking – to what others have to say. Ask about feelings rather than discussing thoughts and get to the heart of action and reaction. Focus on truth.

Libra (Sep. 23-Oct.22)
The Pisces zodiac month and fresh lunar cycle illuminates paths of self-improvement and self-care for light and lovely Librans. Do the best you can to maintain a daily spiritual practice and establish programs of physical wellness and self-betterment. Diet, exercise and prayer or meditation are essential to your success. Do the work; reap the reward.

Scorpio (Oct. 23-Nov. 22)
The oceanic depths of Piscean emotion cools the volcanic lava of Scorpion passion, resulting in steamy vapors of mysterious intrigue and romantic attraction. You may feel more creative and excited than you have in weeks, ready to explore and express your heart. Take action when it comes to artistic and romantic desires, it’s time for courage and charisma.

Sagittarius (Nov. 23-Dec. 20)
Take a look around your home and immediate environment. What do you see? Are you keeping a neat and tidy ship or living in squander and squalor? If there are shades of either, it’s time to clean up, shape up and tune up. There’s nothing better or faster for improving self-esteem than picking up and cleaning your living space. Do the chores and live the beauty.

Capricorn (Dec. 21-Jan. 19)
As the Sun and Moon conjoin in Pisces and initiate a fresh lunar month, take a good look at personal lists and agendas. Communication is a theme now and thoroughly contemplating what needs to be done – and writing it down – is the best way to start. Consider the basics, identify the objectives and understand the journey. Be impeccable with your word.

Aquarius (Jan. 19-F
eb. 18)
With voluptuous Venus recently a guest in your sign, you may be feeling romantic and sexually aroused. If your old style of courting was one of looking cool and hoping the target would come to you, it’s time to change tactics. New energy dictates action on your part and a sweeter, kinder technique and touch. Follow your heart and gently pursue your passions.

Pisces (Feb. 18-Mar. 20)
Happy birthdays continue as the Fish swim through the numinous waters of amniotic rebirth. A fresh New Moon christens the year with blessings of hope, peace and kind-hearted compassion. It’s time to follow your heart of hearts and be the best you can be. Others see you as an example of love and light – more than you will ever know. Shine on and on…

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

No Comments

Sorry, the comment form is closed at this time.