Alacazem 2011.08.18

Alacazem 2011.08.18

August 18 to 25, 2011   Visible Planets: Morning: Mars and Jupiter    Evening: Saturn

The Edge of Precipice Between the Natural and Virtual Worlds

Maya pyramid Lately I’ve been noticing the radical edge of precipice where the natural world meets up with the one we have come to know as the virtual world. One we can touch, feel and smell, even eat. It sustains us physically and provides us with food, materials for shelter and clothing, gifts us with rain, sunsets and seasons. The other we view with our eyes and experience with our brains. Via information, imagery and mental perception, we travel to places and spaces that could previously be accessed only through art, imagination or magic. Today it’s the invisible land of business and commerce, social and professional networking, communication and education. The World Wide Web – the spider’s web of Native American prophecies, the predicted Aquarian Age of information, technology and knowledge – all in a wink, all with a click.  Evolution and revolution, together in the here and now, clashing and slashing in a contest of what’s real and what is not.

Mayan door As we move ever closer to December 21, 2012, when the winter solstice Sun aligns exactly with the Galactic Center, we must breathe deeply and feel our humanness. We must truly touch our Mother Earth and thank her for our special lives upon this planet, count our blessings and feel the goodness and grace that come with gratitude. We are living in what the Mayans call the End Times, a powerful period of transition that offers humanity the opportunity to seed yet another world – the 5th World or Age – when humankind is given a choice. Live in peace and love, humility, service and compassion or die in chaos, calamity and cataclysm. The bridge between Leo and Virgo – this week – is an excellent time to intuit the message, hear the music and heed the call. God bless and may the metaphysical cosmic world – the natural and the virtual – be your guide. Onward Cosmic Travelers!

Aries (Mar. 20-Apr.19) The last week of Mercury retrograde wraps up a period of memory and longing regarding love. You may have been yearning for romance, experiencing regret or wishing things were different, but – hard as it seems – everything is exactly as it is for good reason. Do your best to accept life on life’s terms, focus on goodness and let go of the rest.

Taurus (Apr. 20-May 20) As the Sun moves in to fellow earth-sign Virgo, prepare for a month of increasing creativity and romantically charged activity. The waning season of summer delivers bountiful harvests. Focus on gratitude and experience grace. Life is for living and it’s time to enjoy its most simple pleasures. Feel the beauty and love. You are blessed!

Gemini (May 21-June 21) Ruler Mercury polishes off three weeks of retrograde in fiery Leo via colorful mental images and dramatic displays of sentiment that serve to awaken past loves and passions. Perhaps it’s time to remember your own inherent beauty, embrace personal creativity and re-awaken your heart. Seize the day, grasp the moment. Live in the ever-present now.

 Cancer (June 21-July 22) Motivational Mars continues marching through your sign this week, fueling personal fires and stimulating action regarding self-interest and self-care. On the other hand, Mercury retrograde keeps you somewhat stuck in the past, especially when it comes to love and romance. Spirit has no timetable, relax and enjoy life. The river flows, go with the flow.

Leo (July 23-Aug.22) The last week of zodiac Leo is upon us. Candles flicker and cakes are cut. Presents are opened, attention and affection abound. Embrace it all as special and unique, you are loved and appreciated, it’s all good. Why then, do you find yourself feeling the lack or finding fault? Change the channel and find the beauty. Life is what you make it. See the power.

Virgo (Aug. 23-Sep.22) Velvet Venus moves into Virgo this week, softening the hard edges on your heart and re-opening it to the abundant love and beauty surrounding you. Recognize how you may have shut out the sunlight of spirit and shunned others in your process of regeneration. Cocoons are magical wombs, and they give birth to butterflies. It’s time to be reborn.

Libra (Sep. 23-Oct. 22) Friendship action and social agendas continue, but amidst the gatherings you find yourself feeling that old familiar sense of poignant longing and nostalgia that comes with summer’s end. As the seasons turn and life goes on, embrace your inner diva and divinity. Immerse yourself in natural beauty, feel the pulse, live the peace and embrace the grace.

Scorpio (Oct. 23-Nov. 22) Social and professional obligations begin to ease as you experience the power of inspiration. Your natural desire to create is strong and you may find yourself seeking out others who are creators or artists. In all cases, pick and choose to be with those who uplift your spirit and fuel your desires. Be with people you want to be like and enjoy the happy results.

Sagittarius (Nov. 23-Dec. 20) Planetary shifts from Leo to Virgo encourage a more disciplined, focused approach to life and love. Embrace your inner authority and recognize the difference between what you can change or control and what you cannot. Other people are simply not on the list. Acceptance is the answer to all your problems today. Do what you can to change you and leave the rest.

Capricorn (Dec. 21-Jan. 19) Nights cool and days soften as passionate Leo gives way to virtuous Virgo. The Mother Earth demonstrates her powers of production and abundance in markets and gardens. It’s time to gather food for harvest, put up store for winter and prepare for autumn. Look beyond the virtual to the actual. Touch and feel, explore and discover. Focus on growth.

Aquarius (Jan. 19-Feb. 18) Working with others together, hand in hand – sometimes down and dirty – is what this week and upcoming zodiac month is all about. Up close and personal, deep involvement romantically or financially, you find yourself facing demons and exposing doubts. Focus on self-truth, honesty and integrity in all your dealings. Otherwise, it won’t work out. Do your best.

Pisces (Feb. 18-Mar. 20) Passion and desire ignite as Mars moves through your solar 5th house of love and romance this week and zodiac month. Creative juices are flowing – it’s time to create! Paint, dance, sew – w
rite down your dreams and visions – enjoy life. And be sure to have fun, whatever you do. Magnetic Venus pulls attractive others your way. Enjoy the heat!

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












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