Alacazem 2011.03.31

March 31 to April 7, 2011
Visible Planets: Morning: Venus  Evening: Saturn

“From the alpha of Aries to the omega of Pisces, we spiral through space, passing through ever-new quadrants of the Universe. Each New Moon offers a special download of celestial information, illuminating new doorways and dimensions of consciousness…Aries is the first sign of the zodiac and the archetype of new frontiers.” 
                     Stephanie Austin, The Mountain Astrologer, Issue #156

Cheyenne-Indian-Chief The advent of the annual Aries New Moon takes place on April 3rd at 8:32 am MDT. As the first New Moon of the tropical year, this celestial event heralds the beginning of an eternally recurring physical and spiritual cycle. In the Northern Hemisphere, it’s a time of awakening and rebirth, when plants and animals are exposed to increasing light and more direct solar radiation. As days grow longer and the earth warms, we feel the power of Mother Nature and see her magic in the season’s fresh life and emerging shades of green. Buds pop out and the first flowers of spring appear. Baby lambs and calves dot lowland pastures while snow melts up in the high mountain peaks and meadows.

Cheyenne-Child This is the “seeding” time of a fresh new year, a time when we are naturally called upon to renew our hopes and dreams, recharge our batteries and refresh ourselves – body, mind and spirit. This is a time for entrainment – a time to harmonize with nature, get in synch with the universe and align ourselves with the cosmic flow. It’s a time to feel our feelings, tap into our hearts, accept everything exactly as it is right now and recognize that our futures are created in the ever-present present. It’s the natural, evolutionary process of cause and effect – gurus call it karma and scientists call it physics – that factors out like a simple mathematical equation. What we do today is the metaphysically created “stuff” that manifests tomorrow. How we behave, how and when we act, what we say – but most importantly – our actions – dictate and direct the quality and quantity of our happiness, health and wealth. Character is destiny and our life depends on it.

Girl-with-Smile So, as the Sun and Moon come together in primal Aries this week, remember that it’s all about self-directed action. Good or bad, right or wrong? It’s a personal choice. And since Aries is totally, always all about ME, take good care of you! Get it? Take good care of yourself and simply do the next right thing. Accept yourself exactly as you are today. Start fresh, being again, embark upon a new frontier. Accept responsibility for the condition of your life and your relationships – as they are now – and do what you can to make life better, not worse. We cannot change the past, but we can act consciously now, in the present, at this moment. Good luck and may the strength and courage of the bodhisattva warrior spirit be with you now and for ever after!

Aries (Mar. 20-Apr.19)
Fires flicker and flame as several planets in hotshot Aries – including ruler Mars – ignite passion, incite action and excite desire. The personal mission and prescription, however, lies in focused attention on inner peace, balanced behavior and calm, productive progress. You are being called upon to radically change what no longer works. Take your time!

Taurus (Apr. 20-May 20)
Motivated Mars joins force with revolutionary Uranus and several other planets in your solar 12th house of physical dissolution and spiritual ascension this week. The trick is in recognizing the inherent oneness of life and all creation. Body, mind and spirit; word and deed – be kind, gentle and compassionate with yourself and others. Above all, do no harm.

Gemini (May 21-June 21)
From primal Aries to transcendental Pisces, the natural solar year is being reborn. Grasp the meaning behind the madness and proceed with calm caution and balanced behavior. Great progress is promised to those who maintain daily discipline and focus regarding the creative process. If you’re feeling romantically deprived, fall in love with your heart.

Cancer (June 21-July 22)
A fresh new Moon and lunar cycle awards Moonchildren with multi-faceted opportunities regarding achievement and career. A retrograde Mercury favors a few weeks of research and review here, however, so take it slow and easy. Feel your feelings and follow your heart as you journey through professional possibilities and potential. Explore the options.

Leo (July 23-Aug.22)
The holy fire of spirit illuminates new dimensions of consciousness as planetary power in your solar 9th house of the higher self ignites new perceptions and awareness of the phenomenal, cosmic world. The ever-expanding Universe invites you on a mind-altering journey of unlimited power and potential. Pay attention to the omens and follow the signs.

Virgo (Aug. 23-Sep.22)
An overload of cardinal fire, fanned by cardinal air, may have you wondering just how long these apparently out-of-control burnings will last. Dampen the flames with the watery wealth of Piscean compassion and loving-kindness. Accept the mystery of life and death, in all its light and darkness, as you travel the road of self-care and self-betterment.

Libra (Sep. 23-Oct.22)
Saturn in Libra opposite the Sun, Moon and Jupiter in Aries this week demand restraint and composure in the face of blow-ups and breakdowns. If others act up or act out, remain calm, cool and collected. This is a physical reality check that brings into sharp focus the current level of fairness and honesty in your relationships. Observe and witness.

Scorpio (Oct. 23-Nov. 22)
Aries is the first sign of the zodiac and the archetype of new frontiers. That said, embrace courage and become willing to travel the uncharted territories of soul and spirit. It’s time to do the inner work, discover the divine within and connect with the universal consciousness of the cosmos. In a journey of love, illuminate the path and follow the light.

Sagittarius (Nov. 23-Dec. 20)
Springtime is a recurring tonic and elixir for the heart of the Archer. Rebirth and renewal are themes as the Mother Earth awakens to another solar year. This week, new life beginnings align with an Aries New Moon, encouraging the zodiac’s preeminent spiritual warrior to face a world of colliding catastrophe and chaos. Carry the torch and lead by example.

Capricorn (Dec. 21-Jan. 19)
You may find your
self putting out fires or dampening flames of heart and hearth this week as several planets in your solar 4th house of home and family awaken emotions regarding personal security and stability. You may surprise yourself with returning memories and feelings from childhood. Understand, accept and embrace them as gifts. Be here now.

Aquarius (Jan. 19-Feb. 18)
Air and fire harmonize with the Aquarian spirit, but too much heat can spontaneously combust. And breathing smoke is never good for the lungs or spirit, so clean the atmosphere with enlightened thinking and follow it up with action. Clean up messes and organize possessions as you sift through the memories and refuse from the past. Prepare to go forward.

Pisces (Feb. 18-Mar. 20)
Snap, crackle, pop! The world ignites with chaos and catastrophe as primal Aries lights the illuminating fires of global awakening and change. As a compassionate spirit and warrior of peace on planet Earth, these relatively cataclysmic times disturb serenity and upset stability. Acceptance is the answer and action is the key. Simply do your best.

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

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