ALACAZEM 2012.10.18

ALACAZEM 2012.10.18

October 18 to 25, 2012  Visible Planets: Morning: Venus and Jupiter  Evening: Mercury and Mars 

October is like the hour of twilight, when the brilliance of sunshine transitions into the dark of night. It is a time of transformation, when shadows lengthen, colors fade and shapes shift.

Don Juan Matus, sorcerer and teacher in Carlos Castaneda’s shamanic journey of altered states, separate realities and multi-faceted dimensions, declared the magical time between day and night as “the crack between the worlds” – a time when spirits rise and pass through invisible doors, portals open and it is possible to sense, feel and cross into the ethereal, metaphysical mystery of eternity.

And so it is. The October zodiac crack between light and lovely Libra, with its golden, crimson peach and luscious limes of color, gracefully surrenders to seductive Scorpio and the muted shades of auburn, rust and jade. Fallen leaves pave the forests with soft carpets of aspen and oak, majestic cottonwoods blaze river corridors orange and yellow as slate-blue peaks are cloaked in snow.

The awe and humility I feel in October is phenomenal. At times my heart bursts forth like a bouquet of radiant roses or flowers in a kaleidoscope of color. The cycles and seasons, the forever-constant change against the backdrop of the eternally evolving cosmos calls to something deep inside me. Could it be my elusive, enigmatic soul? Or is it just the amorphous human spirit, soaring with the wind and weather, flying in and all around me, unbounded and forever free? I wonder if others feel this intensity and depth, the power of life and death, the fragile and yet undeniably strong bond we have with the Mother Earth and Father Sky?

Once again, I feel the beauty, grace and peace of Libra giving way to the metaphysical magic and mystery of Scorpio. For all of us, this is a time to look behind the façade, dig beneath the surface and find the crack between the worlds. Good luck!

Aries (Mar. 20-Apr.19) As the Sun moves from Libra to Scorpio, expect your relationships to deepen and intensify. Be extra careful with whom you share your confidences. People often divulge much more than necessary, especially when it comes to others. Good communication is more about listening than talking.  Listen and practice being impeccable with your word.

Taurus (Apr. 20-May 20) As you move from the first half of your solar year into the second, you may feel a bit more social and interactive than you have in months. Make contact or reconnect with those who are most important to you; people you respect, admire or would like to spend more time with. Also consider how you are showing up in your relationships. What goes around, comes around.

Gemini (May 21-June 21) As heartfelt, romantic Libra energy morphs into deeper, more pensive Scorpio, take a good look at how you feel about yourself, your health and your work. Where and how might you improve overall wellness? Good, genuinely nutritious food, fresh air, exercise, periods of silence and a daily spiritual practice is what you need now. Simply do your best.

Cancer (June 21-July 22) Light and lovely Libra gives way to steamy, seductive Scorpio this week and turns the corner toward romantic intrigue and magnetic attraction. Creative juices are flowing, and you may feel somewhat awakened and aroused. Utilize this rather artistic energy as fuel for creation; identify your deep desires and work toward their manifestation. Good luck!

Leo (July 23-Aug.22) Dynamic and courageous energy surrounds the Lion as falling leaves swirl in a dance of seasonal surrender and transformation. Brilliant colors give way to snow-capped peaks and skeletal forests. You feel the power of heartfelt passion and the desire to live fully. Embrace the precious gift of personal truth, do the inner work and awaken to the magic of spirit.

Virgo (Aug. 23-Sep.22) You may find yourself busy, active and on-the-go as personal values compel you to work rather than play and walk rather than talk. Income, earnings and personal productivity are themes. Accept responsibility for your choices and focus on taking care of your own back yard rather than telling others how to take care of theirs. It’s all about you, show up.

Libra (Sep. 23-Oct. 22) The last days of Libra sparkle with magic and mystery as autumn deepens and darkness lengthens. Another revolution around the Sun, another year upon the wheel, you have grown older and wiser. Embrace your life with grace and granduer, it is a miraculous journey of heart and faith. Wherever you are, whatever you are doing, count your blessings.

Scorpio (Oct. 23-Nov. 22) As you awaken to another revolution around the Sun, i.e. another birthday, consider who you are inside and out. Are you living a life aligned with personal truth and value? Have you lost touch with talent and virtue? Make sure to carve out a golden hour or two just for you. Be kind and gentle, breathe deep and listen to your heart.

Sagittarius (Nov. 23-Dec. 20) With motivational Mars now in the mid-Sagittarius, you may be feeling pushed and pulled to take action in pursuit of hopes, dreams and wishes. Passion and desire are allies now, follow your heart and see where it takes you. Truth and honesty are essential ingredients on the road to success. Be practical, but seek assistance from spirit. Ask your angels.

Capricorn (Dec. 21-Jan. 19) Friends and allies give you great support and assistance now; ask and you shall receive. Our expanding universe is one of unlimited potential and possibility; what you conceive you can achieve. Knowing what you want is the first step to getting it. Breathe deep, practice silence and pay attention to dreams and intuition. Synchronicity leads the way.

Aquarius (Jan. 19-Feb. 18) Achievement and success come via daily work and productivity. Keep your nose clean and your word impeccable as you practice what you preach. Look to others you respect and admire for advice, modeling and ideas. You can get a great deal done now via self-discipline and clean living. Smile and count your blessings. It’s time to get ‘er done.

Pisces (Feb. 18-Mar. 20) Autumn comes to the Fish in shades of gold and auburn, leaves fall and snowflakes flutter. Opening your heart to the world in all its grand diversity and constant change puts you in synch with the universal flow of life, death, birth and rebirth. Karma is a metaphysical example of cause and effect. You understand the math and know the equation. Explore.

Cynthia is a third generation astrologer living on a high mountain mesa 40 miles west of Telluride. Visit her website @

1 Comment
  • caite
    Posted at 06:28h, 23 October

    You are so gifted…before reading this, I kept wondering why October is such an “aware” month–my own, non-astrological assessment was that the barrier between worlds is thinner in October…but you have said it far better! For me, October feels like the end of the old year and start of the new.