ALACAZEM: 2012.02.09

ALACAZEM: 2012.02.09

February 9 to 16, 2012
Visible Planets: Morning: Mars and Saturn  Evening: Venus and Jupiter

By the time you read these words, I’ll be on my way back home to Colorado..

I’m writing this column two weeks in advance so I can email it long before it’s due. We are preparing to leave our little Mexican hideout here on the East Cape and head north, toward los Estados Unidos – the United States – in less than a week. It will take another week to drive the 1,000 mile peninsula, cross the border and then diagonal northeast across the last 700 miles through California, Arizona, Utah and southwest Colorado to home.

I am counting the days to “blast-off” – I always do – because it’s always hard to believe that we’ll actually be gone; gone from the shining Sea of Cortez, the soft, sandy beaches and the gently breaking waves. The magical sunsets and brilliant colors of breaking dawn, the pelicans skimming the translucent aqua surf, moonlight glimmering on gracefully swaying palms, the stellar, shimmering shape of the Scorpion rising straight up in the blue-black darkness before daylight.  I learned long ago to live in the ever-present now; embrace the moment – carpe diem – seize the day. I know today that speculating about the future, living in the ‘what ifs’ and the projections of what might be is as useless as living in the past and dwelling on ‘what might have been.’

I love my life; I am grateful and blessed. I can feel the power of the Mother Earth wherever I go, whatever I do. Adios to the sun-baked colors of Mexico, the 80º temperatures and the language of Spanglish. Here we go – aqui nos vamos – into the beautiful north. Hasta luego!

Aries (Mar. 20-Apr.19)
Voluptuous Venus embraces wild Uranus and discovers that love and life are more unpredictable than ever. Inherently comfortable with excitement, you’re good at meeting challenges head-on, dealing with uncertainty and quickly moving forward. Embrace the present, accept what comes and make positive changes for long-lasting results.

Taurus (Apr. 20-May 20)
You may be asked for advice and guidance in a professional field or family matter. Others see you as a capable, competent leader and one who has enough practical experience to know what to do. While this may feel challenging, it’s actually right up your alley. Simply call upon your own personal history and share it. Then let others go from there.

Gemini (May 21-June 21)
With half the planets in early degrees and the other half in late degrees, you may find yourself reaping rewards and ending cycles as well as initiating new projects and starting fresh. Use experience, strength and hope in both. Great inspiration comes via interactions with people who share common interests and passions. Get out and discover camaraderie.

Cancer (June 21-July 22)
A career change or professional discovery may surprise and enlighten you this week as artistic Venus pairs up with exciting Uranus in your solar 10th house of achievement. A sudden romantic attraction to someone famous or successful, a financial loss or gain, or breakthrough of sorts is likely. When these two get together, anything is possible!

Leo (July 23-Aug.22)
Partnership issues continue as a priority this week, but hang on to your hat! Venus and Uranus paired up in red-hot Aries will surely to light your fire when it comes to political and social issues. Tap into your highest self and see beyond the limiting restrictions of rigid belief systems and life philosophies. You’re here on Earth to have fun and share love. Do it!

Virgo (Aug. 23-Sep.22)
As mighty Mars continues its retrograde march through Virgo, remember to take it easy and simply do the best you can – one day at a time. You are walking upon the golden road of re-creation, where you encounter old friends and abandoned dreams. Resurrect, rekindle and revive or finally let them go. Realistically prioritize and discern, purge, delete and discard.

Libra (Sep. 23-Oct. 22)
Expect the unexpected when it comes to others this week. Ruler Venus is dancing with revolutionary Uranus in your solar 7th house of long-term relationships – the sky is the limit! Think positive and be pro-active as you interact, make contact and spend time with the most important people in your life. Change is a constant, embrace the new and enjoy it.

Scorpio (Oct. 23-Nov. 22)
Be well advised that you are looking into a crystal ball of divinely inspired creativity for many years to come. Numinous Neptune has entered your solar 5th house of the heart – love, romance, creative self-expression and art. This translates as a time to connect with dreams and visions, pay attention to signs and omens and follow intuition. Relax and go with the flow.

Sagittarius (Nov. 23-Dec. 20)
Vixen Venus embraces wild Uranus in an exciting dance of love and money this week and the results are unpredictable. Prepare for uncertainty and enjoyment as a whirlwind of financial and romantic possibilities present themselves. Whatever comes may not last, but it will be a powerfully potent experience, none-the-less. Be true and self-authentic.

Capricorn (Dec. 21-Jan. 19)
Antithetical energies conjoin as shocking, disruptive Uranus and peace-loving Venus pair up in fiery Aries. You may awaken to great paradox as polarities connect and solutions emerge. Look for combinations of self-interest and diplomacy, rigorous honesty and compassionate understanding. Inner change is outer change. Be truthful.

Aquarius (Jan. 19-Feb. 18)
The heavens rock and roll this week as sweet Venus and radical Uranus join force in fiery Aries. Not always so, but now, it’s true – just be you! Others seem to be somewhat enamored by your unique life and want to hear to what you have to say. For best results, couple self-authenticity and honesty with a pleasant delivery and loving embrace. Live and let go.

Pisces (Feb. 18-Mar. 20)
A breakthrough regarding personal responsibility in relationships is favored as Uranus, the Great Awakener, pairs up with partnership oriented Venus in your solar 2nd house of self-reliance. You can see exactly how you’ve created what you share with others. Self-care and acceptance are allies here. Keep your own house clean and let others do the same.

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


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