Alacazem 2011.09.22

Alacazem 2011.09.22

September 22 to 29, 2011

Visible Planets: Morning: Mars and Jupiter  Evening: Venus and Saturn

Autumn Equinox and the Libra New Moon of Peace and Grace

  Pink leaves The 2011 Autumnal Equinox takes place this week on Sept. 23rd @ 3:04 am MDT and initiates the season of brilliant yellow, flaming orange, burning crimson, passionate peach and imperial purple. As the Sun exactly aligns with the Earth’s equator, we experience a day of balance and equilibrium, a day in which the hours of light and dark are equal. Here in the Northern Hemisphere, we are passing into the time of increasing darkness, as opposed to the Southern Hemisphere, where this day heralds the birth of spring and the season of increasing light.

Peach sunset The zodiac month of Libra begins at Autumn Equinox and is characterized astrologically by the energies of peace, harmony, beauty, equality and balance. The astrological symbol, or glyph, for Libra is the linear depiction of the western horizon and the setting sun – an omen of impending twilight and approaching darkness. As the 7th sign of the Tropical Zodiac, it marks the halfway point in our Earth’s annual cycle around the Sun and a time of natural transition and metamorphosis. As leaves change color and landscapes transform, we also change. Cooler nights and shifting light stimulate yearnings to connect and bond, we instinctively look for partners and feel the desire to share and pair. 

Also taking place this week, we experience a “SuperMoon” conjunction of the Sun and Moon as they align with Earth in the celestial aspect of a New Moon @ 04º00’ Libra. This occurs on September 27th @ 5:09 am MDT and promises to be a lunation of strong gravitational and magnetic pull, when tides are noticeably higher and the interface between cosmic and terrestrial energies peak. The Sun is also in alignment with the Super Galactic Center – a colossal Black Hole with the mass of billions of suns, around which our Milky Way and dozens of other galaxies rotate – helping us to remember our starry origins and ultimate star-blessed destiny.

Good luck and may the stars and planets, joy of life and blessings of nature guide you along the autumnal path of peace, grace, beauty, harmony and love.

Aries (Mar. 20-Apr.19) Autumn Equinox gives birth to the Ram’s most serious relationship time of year. The agreements and commitments you make to others must be honored, no matter what. Be confident that you are willing and able to uphold your end of the bargain; otherwise don’t say or act like you can. Honesty, integrity and responsibility are allies. Partner up and go forth.

Taurus (Apr. 20-May 20) With several planets and fresh New Moon in your solar 6th house of health and healing, self-esteem and service, take a good look at your physical, mental and spiritual condition. How are you feeling and what are you doing? If something doesn’t feel good or right, try something different. Good food, fresh air, gratitude and exercise make for a happy heart. Yes!

Gemini (May 21-June 21) A pile-up of planets in your solar 5th house of love and romance ignites the heart and fuels fires of desire. Whether it’s a spark of creativity or a flame of passion, embrace the precious gift of life and experience the art of joy. A full and grateful heart has little room for self-pity or remorse. Take a good look around and see the beauty. Kiss, hug, live and laugh.

Cancer (June 21-July 22) Equanimity and balance are seasonal imperatives as hours of dark and light equalize. Get in synch with the universe and tap into the cosmic flow with words of love and acts of grace. You may feel held back by domestic responsibility or challenged by career instability. Whatever the case, keep your cool. Be calm, cultivate faith and count your blessings.

Leo (July 23-Aug.22) Busy-ness and commerce, curiosity and communication are themes as autumn begins – get out and about. Explore the neighborhood with fresh perception and a brand new look. You needn’t go far to discover the treasure you seek, it’s actually quite close by. Like Grandpa said, “if you need something, just look around and you’ll find it.” Eyes open wide.

Virgo (Aug. 23-Sep.22) You made it through another birthday month and annual revolution around the sun. Congratulations! Now it’s time to get serious about what you want and how you plan to get it. Take stock of personal resources, financial accounts and earning power. Be realistic about your money, time and energy and manage them with care. You know what to do, just do it!

Libra (Sep. 23-Oct. 22) Peace, love, balance and partnership are the essence of Libra. A happy, harmonious, romantic and creatively supportive life with someone you love is all you really want, but at the end of the day, it may seem a lot to ask for. Not so hard, however, if you’re willing to take full responsibility for the condition of and part you play in your relationships. It’s up to you!

Scorpio (Oct. 23-Nov. 22) Autumn equinox gives birth to the death of summer and awakens all walks of spirit. For metaphysical Scorpio magicians, sorcerers and shifters, it’s time to seek solitude and commune with nature. Feel the powerful force of the Mother Earth, dance with divas and become one with the wind. Invisible forces direct and guide your path now, surrender.

Sagittarius (Nov. 23-Dec. 20) Electric, lustful, hopeful and inspirational energies dance and dive, ignite and excite your spirit as autumn paints the landscape with vibrant color and light. Tap into the great creative wealth of nature, surf the invisible waves of the cosmic sea and travel to the stars. You are surrounded by unlimited power and potential. Seed the universe with intention and then, ride.

Capricorn (Dec. 21-Jan. 19) Cardinal signs initiate seasons and thus start powerful new phases of energy and experience. Autumn marks a time of personal reckoning for the Mountain Goat. Professional direction, career path, goals and achievements come into focus. Who and what do you hold in high esteem? What do you dream? Take it easy, relax and hear your heart.

Aquarius (Jan. 19-Feb. 18) A positive attitude and optimistic, enthusiastic approach to life comes easily this week and month as planets gather in your solar 9th house of philosophical exploration and spiritual enlightenment. You are in a
n excellent position to see the bigger picture and, as a result, experience a compassionate, new understanding of life in all its mystery and glory.

Pisces (Feb. 18-Mar. 20) A deepening of intensity and commitment in relationship is on the horizon as summer surrenders to autumn, nights grow colder and days are shorter. You’re ready for more intimacy and willing to open your heart when it comes to love. Cultivate trust with others via honesty, integrity and compassion. Show up for others and they’ll show up for you.

Cynthia is a third generation astrologer living on an organic tree farm in the wild West End of San Miguel County. Visit her website @












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