October 4 to 11, 2012 Visible Planets: Morning: Venus and Jupiter Evening: Mercury, Mars and Saturn
October! The month of falling leaves, golden forests and the glorious days of Indian Summer. I love October. After all, it’s the month I chose to enter this world and take my chances at life on planet Earth.
Last weekend the town of Telluride welcomed all those who chose to celebrate the now infamous decade of the ‘70’s as it was then in this geographically magnificent valley. A group of ex-hippies, ski area pioneers, artists, professionals, tradesman and others of all shapes, styles and sizes gathered together in bars, hotels, restaurants, private homes, in the park and on the street. The Sheridan Opera House hosted a tribute to Joe Zoline and the Elks Club gave stage to the Stronghouse Blues Band for a night of music and dance.
It was a flash from the past, a brief glimpse back to the days gone by, when Telluride was a fledging ski resort and tourists were hard to come by. The now famous festivals were talking their first baby stepsIt was a time of wonder and camaraderie, when everyone struggled to make a living, pay the bills and simply stay here. Houses were cold in winter and a crackling fire was heaven. Some of us were lucky to fall in love, get married – or not – and remain here through thick and thin. Others left and came back, left and came back again. Many have come and gone.
Today I feel grateful and blessed. The road to Telluride is a journey of heart and soul. Thanks to everyone who worked to make this fabulous event a reality. And to all, thanks for the memories. Love, light and peace.
Aries (Mar. 20-Apr.19) Jupiter goes retrograde in mid-Gemini as both Saturn and Mercury enter Scorpio. This heralds a major shift and turning point in your physical, material reality as well as how you perceive it. Better get your mind and body in synch with what’s happening in the most basic sense. Don’t try to outsmart the weather or the change the rules. Work in harmony with what is.
Taurus (Apr. 20-May 20) Long term relationships and binding, elective partnerships strengthen and tighten as serious Saturn enters your solar 7th house of commitment. Joint therapy, skilled communication and focused attention on matters involving others is highly favored now. Remain patient, listen and take responsibility for your part. Bottom line: Participate rather than dictate.
Gemini (May 21-June 21) Jovial, generous Jupiter has had a rather tumultuous time in doling out your just desserts during its normally happy, good luck, once every 12-year passage through your sign. With erratic Uranus and deep tissue Pluto dueling in issues of world power and individual freedom, you may have missed the treasure chest of jewels inside and out. Look and see.
Cancer (June 21-July22)October breaks with beauty and mystery as the Moon wanes and autumn waxes. As nights grow colder and days grow shorter, prepare lists and prioritize tasks in a process of home improvement and self-aware self-care. It is time to prepare for winter; gather firewood and get yourself ready for all the love-based inner work that pays off with inner peace.
Leo (July 23-Aug.22) Jupiter has been opening good-luck, good-fortune doors in every gathering place and get-together you’ve been able to make yourself present. Whether it is athletic competitions or idealistic aspirations, your hopes and dreams are coming true. The only problems seem to be those that come by way of others. Focus on the good, stay positive and keep the faith.
Virgo (Aug. 23-Sep.22) As you take those first baby steps into your annual solar new year, pay attention to your choices. Accepting responsibility for the quality of every situation and relationship in your life is the golden key to a happy and healthy life. If someone is mistreating you, remove yourself from their presence. If you don’t like your job, find another. You are the most important person in your life. Embrace personal power and be good to you.
Libra (Sep. 23-Oct. 22) Birthdays bring cakes to eat and candles to light as Mother Nature delivers the magic of autumn in a blazing package of morphing color. Landscapes are changing, worlds are turning and lives are transforming. Count your blessings and do the very best you can to maintain balance and cultivate inner peace. Be sweet and kind; to thine own self be true.
Scorpio (Oct. 23-Nov. 22) This is a big week for Scorpions as both mental messenger Mercury and serious, taskmaster Saturn enter your sign. Take note of what you think, hear, see and perceive. Information is coming to you via cosmic sources and it is an excellent time to clean the screen and tune in the antennae. Reality is knocking and it’s time to get real. Relax and prepare to receive.
Sagittarius (Nov. 23-Dec. 20) Ruler Jupiter goes retrograde in opposite Gemini this week and remains so until early 2013. This translates as a prolonged period for relationship review, re-work and re-do. You may find yourself returning to a prior romance or partnership, giving someone you love a second chance or simply re-committing to something you highly value. Go with the flow.
Capricorn (Dec. 21-Jan. 19) The Libra zodiac month is one that favors goal definition, prioritization and, ultimately, achievement. Personal and professional responsibilities are highlighted in a dance of give and take, stop and go. Great personal exposes and transformations continue as you delve deeply into soul and psyche. This is an incredibly deep, rich well. Discover, find, feel and heal.
Aquarius (Jan. 19-Feb. 18) An old romance may suddenly flare up or gently expose itself in a manner and light that is exciting and new. What once was, no longer is. You and others have changed and transformed. With time, experience and learning, wisdom generates inner peace and outer harmony. Chaos and drama no longer appeal. Follow your heart, and discover your bliss.
Pisces (Feb. 18-Mar. 20) Home and family life is the best life, even if you are on the road. Jupiter now retrograde in Gemini may have you traveling for profession or pleasure, rediscovering old haunts and reliving old dreams. Inside, you are expanding and growing, directed by spirit and guided by nature. Breathe deep, count your blessings and keep your eyes on the horizon.
Cynthia is a third generation astrologer living in a high mountain mesa 40 miles west of Telluride. Visit her website @ www.alacazem.com.
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