Alacazem 2011.05.26

Alacazem 2011.05.26

May 26 to June 2, 2011
Visible Planets: Morning: Mercury, Venus, Mars and Jupiter  Evening: Saturn

Ecliptic Awakening, Experience and Catharsis

Telluride Falls I’m a big fan of “eclipse windows” – the days and weeks leading into, during and following the exact celestial alignment of the Sun and Moon at the time of solar and lunar eclipses. I’ve had some of my most devastating and ecstatic moments during these days and weeks. I’ve also watched the world experience and move through powerful events – the death of Princess Diana and Mother Teresa in the same week, G.H.W. Bush’s 1991 invasion of Iraq and the dramatic passing of pop icon Michael Jackson – that constellate the energies and emotions of the collective psyche and, ultimately, mandate transformation. The imperative process of awakening, experience and metamorphosis is cathartic. We face issues we might otherwise ignore, are forced to examine situations and conditions of people and places near and far, ingest data, witness reactions and shape-shift through the individual and collective deepening of our understanding and compassion for life here on planet Earth.

Twins On June 1st @ 1:03 pm MDT, the Sun and Moon align to form the conjunction aspect of a partial solar eclipse. Taking place at 11º02’ Gemini – the multi-faceted, multi-talented sign of magic and medicine, travel, information, commerce and communication – look for signs and omens, listen to messages and read the proverbial handwriting on the wall whenever and wherever you are looking, perceiving, discussing, hearing, seeing, dreaming and – most of all – thinking and talking. Gemini is all about the mental process – thoughts and ideas, concepts and considerations, evaluation, discernment and judgment. Education, learning and enlightenment are Gemini functions, fueled by a characteristically restless curiosity that refuses to stand still or be left too long alone and in the dark. Judgement The mutable motion and movement of this windy air sign propels us forward, back and forth, around and about until we are filled with information, immersed in imagery and taken from here to there by transport of book, story, boat, plane, train, bicycle, automobile or magic carpet. This is an incredibly powerful time to keep your mind open and focus on the daunting power of the word, in all its manifestations. Pay attention to what comes your way, relax in the acquisition of knowledge and let the informational process do its thing.
Good luck and may the winds of Gemini blow through those open eclipse windows and enlighten thinking, inspire revelation and deliver the evolutionary ideas that transform our individual and collective paradigms and intentions – for the good of all concerned. Happy Solar Eclipse!

Aries (Mar. 20-Apr.19)
As giant Jupiter nears its exit from your sign, a Gemini solar eclipse awakens new channels of perception and mental process. You see the glimmering, golden path of goodness and grace sparkling in the almost summer sun. You also see the dark, rocky, dangerous road of deceit, dishonesty and dishonor. It’s obvious which one to take. Happy trails!

Taurus (Apr. 20-May 20)
With Mercury, Venus and Mars still together in Taurus, you may be feeling upbeat, intelligent and beautiful. No doubt, you’re looking good, thinking fast and making progress. Now it’s time to get even more committed and centered when it comes recognizing the power of your personal part. Karma is real and life is an equation. Live accordingly.

Gemini (May 21-June 21)
The June 1st solar eclipse takes place @ 11º Gemini, opening doors of personal import and meaning. This is an awesome opportunity to wipe metaphorical, metaphysical slates clean and start anew. Recognize the power of now and embrace every moment and second in the present as a precious gift and tool. Awaken to the unlimited potential of awareness.

Cancer (June 21-July 22)
Eclipse windows are powerful times of awakening and illumination for Moonchildren, and this week, the window opens on soul and spirit. Take a good, deep look at what’s going on inside you. How do you feel? What are you doing? Feeling and doing are bonded together forever and always, check it out. Find quiet spaces and places to just be. Listen to your heart. 

Leo (July 23-Aug.22)
You may be feeling a little left out of the general hubbub this week, and experiencing drama withdrawals, but, after all, isn’t it nice to be calm and quiet for a change? Take a long, deep breath and look around. A major new beginning regarding friends, hopes and dreams is in the works. Choose wisely when it comes to influences and associates. Osmosis is real.

Virgo (Aug. 23-Sep.22)
The year’s first solar eclipse takes place in your solar 10th house of achievement and recognition. Are you living and working toward goals and objectives that you’ve chosen or those chosen by someone or something else? Power struggles and authority issues must be addressed. It’s time to carve out a new path of progress. To thine own self be true.

Libra (Sep. 23-Oct.22)
This week’s Gemini solar eclipse trines Saturn in Libra, encouraging a more enlightened perception of reality, factored with principles of quantum physics, chaos theory and natural law. This is a process of expansion and contraction, when you must take total responsibility for yourself and your part, then let the universe take care of the rest.

Scorpio (Oct. 23-Nov. 22)
You may discover that you no longer want to be the fall guy for someone else, the hidden factor in the equation or the secret lover in a relationship. Communication is the key to illumination this week, but first make certain you have clarity of mind and heart. Spend time alone and determine what’s fueling your feelings, then prepare to express them.

Sagittarius (Nov. 23-Dec. 20)
One-to-one relating, important others and commitments in general are themes for this week and zodiac month. Eclipse energy breathes fresh air into your heart and head, feel the breeze and let the wind blow. It’s time to identify what no longer works, step out of old behaviors, erase the tapes, banish fear and embrace faith. Trust the universe and go forth.
Capricorn (Dec. 21-Jan. 19)
A powerful eclipse in your solar 6th house of work, service and health favors positive, productive jump-starts when it comes programs of self-improvement. It’s all about commitment and practice regarding daily routines and schedules. See the value of self-discipline and utilize your natural ambition to strengthen your focus and maintain momentum.

Aquarius (Jan. 19-Feb. 18)
Don’t be surprised if you find yourself yearning for love or in some rather romantically fueled fantasy this week. All matters of the heart are front and center as the Gemini New Moon/solar eclipse ignites passion and awakens you to the powerful force of the creative spirit. Embrace the beauty and goodness of life on planet Earth. Have fun and enjoy the joy.
Pisces (Feb. 18-Mar. 20)
This year’s first eclipse is bound to feel personal and emotional for the Fish. Taking place in your solar 4th house of home and family, you may find yourself feeling the poignant pull of the past, examining your childhood and making connections as to its impact and importance in your life today. It’s time to start fresh here. Accept responsibility and go.

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

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