ALACAZEM 2012.12.13

ALACAZEM 2012.12.13

December 13 to 20, 2012     Visible Planets: Morning: Mercury, Venus, Saturn   Evening: Mars, Jupiter 

When I think about the odds of my birth – or the birth of anything or anyone – I know they are just about as good as winning last month’s $587,500,000 lottery. And yet, here I am. Living and breathing, thinking and feeling. Life is a miracle.

That said, and therefore accepting the miraculous gift of life, I often wonder about guardian angels and the numinous world of spirit. Are we protected and guided by those who have come and gone before? What happens to us when we die? Is it true that energy can only transform, that as our physical bodies stop working, the spirit remains? Does it simply dissipate into the ethers as interactive molecules of oxygen, nitrogen and carbon dioxide in a process of diffusion or does consciousness somehow trump the random dissolution of what was once a lifetime experience of cause and effect, action and consequence? One human Earthwalk – the perception and definition of reality, and the choices we make along the way – carves out a path of karma, a journey through the jungle of life. What we do and how we do it manifests our fate, our destiny. From start to finish, we have the gift of choice, free will, the right to choose.

It’s easy to understand the Biblical dictum: Be not deceived; God is not mocked: for whatsoever a man soweth, that shall he also reap. We all know what happens when we plant a seed. Just like a mathematical equation, the quality of intention at the time of planting and the quantity of attention given during its gestation, growth and harvest equal our success or failure. Of course, there are always the X factors: accidents, tragedies, losses and natural disasters, but, ultimately, we reap what we sow.

Does our karma then live on in some sort of afterlife? Or, as in Eastern spiritual traditions, do we reincarnate to another physical life and pick up where we left off? Oral tradition, repetitive themes, fairy tales, cross-cultural archetypes and universal, common human experiences weave a fabric of consciousness that shrouds the planet and all life upon it. We wear invisible cloaks of shimmering, glimmering light. Life and afterlife are beautiful, magical mysteries. The threads of human consciousness unite us in an evolutionary journey through time, aka Eternity.

On Winter Solstice – Dec. 21, 2012 – a day of prophecy will dawn upon planet Earth. This week, we are all waiting and watching, bonded together in a bubble of human and cosmic consciousness. We are being given the opportunity to seed the Universe with our most enlightened, joyful, spiritually generous, compassionate, open-hearted intentions, hopes and dreams. Let us count our blessings, walk in beauty, look for the angels and follow the signs. Embrace life, carpe diem, seize the day. Peace, love and joy. Onward cosmic travelers…

Aries (Mar. 20-Apr.19) This is one of the most important and impactful lunar months of your life. What you think, say and do will have rippling effects upon your reality for years to come. Therefore, be extra conscious, awake and aware. The radical changes of which you have been a part continue and amplify. Thank goodness you are now making the right choices, honest and true.

Taurus (Apr. 20-May 20) As the Dec. 13th new Moon initiates the last lunar cycle of 2012, gather your forces and resources to take a giant leap of faith into what you know is good for you and others. Philanthropic desires fuel spiritual fires, so follow your heart. Helping others help themselves is where it’s at. Research programs and explore options. Find something you can believe in.

Gemini (May 21-June 21) This new Moon, month and year mark a momentous turning point in our spiritual, emotional, physical and psychological evolution. As we end a 26,000-year precessional cycle and give birth to a shimmering new era, awaken to the awareness of an entirely different world. Polarity and duality morph into unity and divinity. Embrace the cosmos, go with the flow.

Cancer (June 21-July 22) Forever and always sensitive to lunar cycles and movements, you may find this week’s powerful Sagittarius lunation one which stays with you for eons. It’s time to reach for the best within, discover the soul of service and give your special gifts to the world. Compassion, nurturing and care for yourself and others is a path of goodness. Stay on the path.

Leo (July 23-Aug.22) Just a few hours following the conjunction of the Sun and Moon in Sagittarius, planet Uranus ends its yearly retrograde phase and stations forward in fellow fire-sign Aries. This heralds a major point of departure and breakthrough for the Lion. Gather the best within and move forward with courage and heart. It’s a quantum leap of consciousness into the now.

Virgo (Aug. 23-Sep.22) Being of service, improving the world and maintaining a daily spiritual practice are means to a virtuous, rewarding life of goodness and grace. And yet, how easy one can stray from the path. Today make a commitment to follow your heart and stick to your word, no matter what. Responsibility, accountability and credibility are allies. Just do your best.

Libra (Sep. 23-Oct. 22) The fairies and flowers of a sparkling new era shimmer and shine behind the superficial façade of the material world. Look behind the greed and grief to find the magic of heart and travel upon its golden path. Whatever you do, wherever you go, carry the serenity of inner peace within you. Light the way for others by your calm, compassionate example. Yes.

Scorpio (Oct. 23-Nov. 22) Fear and loathing have no place at this week’s magically illuminated cosmic table. A shimmering Sagittarius new Moon initiates a lunar month and year of hope, optimism and faith. Count your blessings and take the high road on your travels. It’s all about bringing darkness to light and demons to death. Look for angels, carry the torch and follow your heart.

Sagittarius (Nov. 23-Dec. 20) Happy birthdays continue as a fresh lunar cycle in your sign bestows you with a golden crown of good luck, good will and good fortune. Others are willing and wanting to help, assist and guide you toward the manifestation of your dreams. The most important ingredients for success: knowing what you want and being willing and ready to commit.

Capricorn (Dec. 21-Jan. 19) A silvery December new Moon delivers a fresh lunar cycle and a cosmically illuminated path to a sparkling new year. As the Winter Solstice 2012 End Times approach, prepare for a brave new world of evolving consciousness and spiritual light. Higher intelligence, innovation and liberation impel a giant leap forward. Embrace the times, join the party.

Aquarius (Jan. 19-Feb. 18) As a bearer of higher knowledge and enlightened thinking, gather your forces, sources and resources and prepare to wage war upon ignorance, prejudice, violence and abuse. You know the difference between right and wrong, good and bad. Now, more than ever, you are being asked to rally the troops and carry the light. Be the change and lead by example.

Pisces (Feb. 18-Mar. 20) More than any other sign, you may be the one that feels the most and understands the many. Compassion is your ally and empathy is your companion. Now is perhaps the most important time to unleash them both upon the world. With so much suffering, there is also a great wealth joy. Nurture the goodness in yourself and others and experience the miracles of love.

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












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