ALACAZEM 2012.09.06

ALACAZEM 2012.09.06

September 6 to 13, 2012        Visible Planets: Morning: Venus and Jupiter  Evening: Mars and Saturn

I’m in Denver right now, visiting family and I’m under deadline…

Nothing new, deadlines happen every week. And I think I’ve mentioned that some weeks I have plenty of things to write about. Other weeks, not so much. Frequently, the words come, my brain is brimming with thoughts and ideas; an astrological event, a new or full Moon, something that constellates exactly the ancient dictum: as above, so below.

But today, I’m juggling “to do” lists for my short time here in the big city with sister, brother, niece and nephew get togethers, making phone calls and, yes, working with deadlines. I know I need to write something quickly, short and sweet, yet appropriate and meaningful. I’m feeling the poignant pull of autumn; the magnificent season of harvest coupled with the final days of summer, and it touches something deep inside me. I have to admit, the emotions are flowing. Evocative, seductive and powerful…waves of feeling breaking on the shores of life experience, childhood memory, present moment grace and gratitude. I am transforming, like the landscape, vulnerable to natural forces, wind and weather, receptive and effected by it all.

I left home yesterday – Wednesday, September 5th – at 10:00 am. Early morning had been cool – 47º at 5:00 am – but by the time I drove out our driveway, it was 61º. Cruising through Unaweep Canyon – the red rocks, the winding river, the still deep-green cottonwoods – it could have been mid-summer. But somewhere between Gateway and Grand Junction, I noticed the magical, vibrant glow of sunlight illuminating the first stage of changing leaves, drenching lime green tops and tips of trees, surrounding them with halos of luminescent yellowish light. It was stunning, awesome, enthralling. I wanted to stop and take pictures, but I was on a mission with a schedule, making time, and just kept driving.

How fortunate and blessed I felt. To see and be a part of Mother Nature’s metamorphic miracle of death and rebirth. Every year, every season, eternal cycles, there for the taking, there for free, there for all, no matter how old, how rich, how poor. The seasonal cusp between virginal, virtuous Virgo – with its cornucopia of harvest and work ethic slogan “you reap what you sow” – and luscious, lovely Libra – with its artistically inspired, divinely crafted, brilliant season of color and light – calls to the heart and touches the soul. It is a primal, powerful time and energy that awakens love, romantic longing and the desire to share. Tomatoes, peppers, peaches and pumpkins. Greens and yellows, gold and crimson, auburn and rust. I love it all. And I know you do too. Embrace the beauty, enjoy the joy. Blessings and peace…happy harvest and happy trails! May your journey be filled with changing light and enduring love.

Aries (Mar. 20-Apr.19) Love planet Venus enters fellow fire sign Leo this week and ignites passion, creativity and romance. Be aware of impulsive urges and temper desires for impetuous action with the cooling calm of wisdom and past experience. Consider the difference between spontaneity and rash behavior, remembering that fools rush in. Take it easy, go with the flow.

Taurus (Apr. 20-May 20) You may experience even more joy and beauty at home and with family as ruler Venus enters your solar 4th house of personal feelings and domestic environment. Childhood memories and relationships play an insightful role in the unfolding story of where you came from and how you arrived at where you are today. Look around and enjoy the bounty.

Gemini (May 21-June 21) With good-luck, good-fortune Jupiter now halfway through Gemini, you may be starting to feel the optimistic enthusiasm and positive attitudes characteristic of this generous, jovial giant. Expanding opportunities and uplifting experiences open doors of cross-cultural living and higher-self being. Study the map and take the high road whenever possible.

Cancer (June 21-July 22) Guardian angels guide you toward spiritually enriching possibilities via self-reflection, meditation and prayer. Through a deeply personal process of ego dissolution and divine intervention you are being reborn. Quiet places and serene spaces soothe the soul and uplift the spirit. Slow down and discover the grace of gratitude. Keep the faith and stay on the path.

Leo (July 23-Aug.22) Voluptuous Venus, in all her seductive beauty and bounty, knocks at your heart and encourages a less rigid approach to love and life. Open up and let her in. Relax and enjoy the company of the zodiac’s sweetest, most indulgent feminine icon. Count your blessings, smell the roses and recognize the value of simple, cost free pleasures. Smile and be sweet.

Virgo (Aug. 23-Sep.22) You may find yourself dreaming about past loves or idealizing romantic relationships as vixen Venus enters your solar 12th house of spiritual transcendence and out-of-body experience. This is a natural evolutionary process of emotional death and rebirth, one to embrace and enjoy. You are gifted and blessed; smile and be happy for all that is, as it is, now.

Libra (Sep. 23-Oct. 22) An arousing week presents itself as vixen Venus enters fiery Leo and sets inspirational hopes and dreams aflame. Tap into your highest self and initiate connection with those who share, support and contribute to creative actions and collective effort. At this point, you may feel like the solitary practitioner, but this is a gift from the divine. Embrace it and create.

Scorpio (Oct. 23-Nov. 22) With motivational Mars now moving through Scorpio, you may feel more get-up-and-go than you have in months. Capitalize on this high-energy infusion by channeling it in productive, positive ways. Whether it is physical activity or creative pursuit, be certain you will benefit by getting out and about. You can get a lot done now, don’t waste it on anger or ego.

Sagittarius (Nov. 23-Dec. 20) With the positive, enriching force of the Sun in mid-Virgo and the uplifting, inspirational energy of Jupiter in mid-Gemini, you may feel pulled toward the benefits and freedoms of committed relationships, especially in light of professional goals and aspirations. A full and nurturing life is all about balance. Practice the art of discretion, one day at a time.

Capricorn (Dec. 21-Jan. 19) As your ongoing physical, spiritual, emotional and psychological metamorphosis continues, count your blessings and maintain programs of daily practice. Personal awakenings abound amidst these rather unsettling, and yet, exciting times. As a result, you see yourself differently and intuit a time of major personal change. This is it!

Aquarius (Jan. 19-Feb. 18) A spiritual warrior is one who cultivates the courage to feel the ecstasy of joy and the pain of sorrow, experience both failure and success, walk in rain or sunshine and follow a path of heart. As one who fights the eternal battle armed with weapons of knowledge and freedom, go forth in kindness.

Pisces (Feb. 18-Mar. 20) You may discover that you or someone in your family is pregnant with new life or expecting an addition or expansion of some type, shape or size. Whatever the manifestation, know that your personal world is growing in positive, productive ways. Open your heart and mind to the unlimited possibilities of our universe, as it all relates to you. Good luck!

Cynthia is a third generation astrologer living on a high mountain mesa 60 miles west of Telluride. Visit her website @












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