Labor Day Purple, Peach and the End-of-Summer Harvest
Visible Planets: Morning: Mercury, Mars and Jupiter Evening: Saturn
The time has come to say good-bye to summer. Sad as it seems, and reluctant as I am to write these words, August has ended. It is now September. This coming Monday is Labor Day, the traditional end-of-summer holiday. This translates as Film Festival time in Telluride – historically the town’s first and arguably most prestigious festival of the year. Hollywood affecionados, movie buffs and critics, editors, actors, directors and producers gather in one of the most dramatically beautiful geographical corners of the world – stunning flora, iconic waterfalls, magnificent mountains, majestic wildlife and shimmering rainbows – all a backdrop for fairy tale perfect Victorian architecture and state-of-the-art cinema. For many years I watched the crowds and observed the magic. Welcome to TFF #38.
In my youth, Labor Day meant “back to school” – back to structure and a daily schedule, classrooms and classmates, students, teachers and books. It also meant football and the brilliant days of Indian Summer, notebooks full of clean white paper and the dreamy, inspirational possibilities of romantic love and scholastic achievement.
Today, Labor Day weekend 2011, I find myself in the wild west end of San Miguel County. I feel the vibrations and intuit the pull of seasonal change. Transforming landscapes and shifting clouds call to harvest and beckon spirit. A slender crescent Moon hangs gracefully above the western horizon in turquoise twilight, shades of purple and peach kiss the day goodbye.
Good luck, be safe and have a fabulous, fantastic Labor Day week. Here's to the fruits of your labors! God bless…
Aries (Mar. 20-Apr.19) Greatest gains come to those who accept total responsibility for the current conditions of their life and relationships. Solar trines to expansive Jupiter and evolutionary Pluto open doors of psychological transformation and spiritual growth. Self-honesty leads to self-awareness, awareness to understanding and understanding to positive change. It’s up to you.
Taurus (Apr. 20-May 20) Jupiter retrograde in your sign may have you walking down memory lane, reliving the past or yearning for times of youthful idealism and innocence. This trend is all about revitalizing the present, cultivating personal goodness and embracing the divine inside and out. Follow your inner truth and travel the golden path of heart.
Gemini (May 21-June 21) Mental and emotional confusion clarify as Mercury resumes forward motion in your solar 3rd house of thoughts and communication. Sibling relationships and educational venues take center stage as the school year begins. Calm, diplomatic behaviors work well now. Focus on the goodness in yourself and others while staying true to heart and pure of spirit.
Cancer (June 21-July 22) Plans and strategies of self-sufficiency and overall efficiency work modern miracles this week. Recognize the power of personal choice and know that action counts. Truth and honesty are the foundation stones of trust and faith. Justice comes regardless of whether we seek it, karma prevails in everything we do and say. Clear the land and build the castle.
Leo (July 23-Aug.22) Magical, medicinal, mental Mercury in your sign may have your head spinning with exciting plans or imaginative dreams. Whatever the manifestation, capitalize on a period of quick wit, good humor and clever ideas. Write, discuss, ask, listen, contemplate and share. Get out and about, explore the neighborhood and discover the bounty of home.
Virgo (Aug. 23-Sep.22) Voluptuous Venus in Virgo shimmers love and beauty upon those who cultivate grace with gratitude and peace with acceptance. People are far from perfect and relationships are challenging. Success and failure are the opposite sides of the same coin, and of equal value. Relax and breathe, listen to and feel your heart. Life is a blessing, live it with joy.
Libra (Sep. 23-Oct. 22) Solar rays shine light upon the golden path of spirit, illuminating the magical acts of compassion, loving-kindness and forgiveness. Surrender can feel like giving up or giving in, but it’s really a very powerful act of faith and trust. It takes a lot of courage to relinquish ego and attachment, but it’s ultimately the most self-nourishing thing one can do. Let go, let God.
Scorpio (Oct. 23-Nov. 22) Mars in Cancer sparks your spiritual curiosity and propels you further and far closer to the glimmering glow of enlightened thinking and enhanced perceptual ability than you have ever been. Tap into higher consciousness and intuit emanations of Cosmic Mind, Heart and Soul. Enjoy the ride, see the beauty and feel the bounty. Touch the stars.
Sagittarius (Nov. 23-Dec. 20) Enticing professional possibilities and career rewards are favored this week as Venus dances through your solar 10th house of achievement and recognition. Also be on the lookout for attractive, seductive feminine influence or assistance; women and girls are out and about with plenty of love and beauty. Be honest, be sweet, be cool, be kind and show respect.
Capricorn (Dec. 21-Jan. 19) Enjoy the relative peace and ease with which your personal world is turning this week – in spite of the national, global calamity and chaos. It’s all about acceptance, gratitude and grace, healthy boundaries and realistic goals. Back-to-school agendas and harvest themes abound. Do what you can, but let others take responsibility for themselves. Relax!
Aquarius (Jan. 19-Feb. 18) Joining assets, doing business, closing deals and looking beneath the surface of the superficial are themes this week. Make sure to review contracts and make changes if necessary. Home improvement is favored this year – a patient, practical approach works best. Focus on quality rather than quantity and take your time. Enjoy your sense of place.
Pisces (Feb. 18-Mar. 20) You may find yourself wanting to connect with others this week as cosmic light shines upon the people and places you find attractive and seductive. This is a good week to enhance existing love relationships or discover new ones. Venus in your solar 7th house of pairing and sharing favors sweet romance, natural beauty and peaceful surroundings. Enjoy!
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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