ALACAZEM 2012.12.27

ALACAZEM 2012.12.27

December 27 to January 3, 2012    Visible Planets: Morning: Mercury, Venus, Saturn   Evening: Mars, Jupiter 

Here we are, living the last days of the Julian calendar year 2012. The Mayan End Time date of 12.21.12 has passed. We are walking upon a new road, taking our first steps in to the Nueva Era, a transitional time of awakening and enlightenment, when personal truth and rigorous self-honesty unearth the hidden treasure buried deep within our hearts and souls.

Making first tracks in a field of freshly fallen snow, we can still feel the searing pain of death and destruction. The brutal slaughter of innocent children in class at a Connecticut elementary school, the lives changed and lost by the whim of a mentally deranged gunman at a midnight theatre premiere in Colorado, the radical losses of property and possessions in the wake of Hurricane Sandy – along with extreme political polarities, economic inequities and social hierarchies – fabricate a patchwork quilt of the 2012 here and now.

But, there are also patches of hope, joy and love sewn in. Courage, fortitude and good faith show up in each and every tragedy, natural and unnatural disaster. People are strong, people are resilient. People are compassionate, kind and generous of spirit. We help each other. We lend a hand to the suffering, lonely, hurt, abused and needy, the ones less fortunate and weaker than ourselves. Even when there are those who do not.

And thus, the battle of good versus evil continues. Life is a mystery. Life. Intriguing, challenging and enchanting. It’s all we really have.

I find it wild that the notion of the world actually, literally ending on winter solstice, Dec. 21, 2012 was shared collectively around the globe. It says a lot about human evolution and the power of rapidly spreading, highly accessible information. The idea that some cataclysmic cosmic event would take place on that specific day – an asteroid colliding with Earth, the explosion of the Yellowstone caldera, the world flipping on its axis or a Pacific Ocean Ring of Fire earthquake so strong it would engulf the planet in sea water and reform the shape of continents – was and is phenomenal. And, on the flip side, if something apocalyptic or cataclysmic did NOT happen, we would be free and clear, past the deadline, out of harm’s way. Safe and A-OK.

It was only 13 years ago that we rolled the clock and ended a millennium. With Y2K and all the hype, it was a bit like this. Nothing happened of significance on the last day of 1999 or the first day of 2000. There was a collective sigh of relief. But something very big took place on Sept. 11, 2001.

It is important to recognize that our attempt to pinpoint time via prediction is a huge cosmic joke. Astrology comes closer to this than anything I know – except possibly intuition – and even that is subject to interpretation. Prophecy is something different. Prophets and mystics are real. The Mayans – just like most civilizations and humans in general – kept time via celestial cycles and events. Isaac Newton’s mechanical universe and physical laws of space, time and motion defined this for the Western world. Einstein’s theory of special and general relativity went a bit further. Today, with quantum physics, the material world and time-relativity seems irrelevant and illusionary. It’s all about energy.

But, once again, here we are. Moving through time and space, living and breathing, full of energy, dreams, intentions and ideas. Each day a new beginning, each day a fresh start. One day at a time, step by step. Onward Cosmic Travelers. Into the ethers we go…let’s make la Nueva Era GOOD. Blessings and peace…

Aries (Mar. 20-Apr.19) As ruler Mars moves into humanitarian Aquarius, you may feel inspired to be a better person and friend to the world. Hope fuels opportunity and seeing the best in others moves you closer to discovering the underlying joy and goodness within us all. Gratitude leads to grace, and a positive, pro-active approach to problems guarantees success. Be and do your best.

Taurus (Apr. 20-May 20) The Capricorn zodiac month is one of down-to-earth optimism and expansion for the Bull. You see the glimmering horizons of life and understand that getting there means traveling one step at a time. Patience, perseverance and steadfast effort are allies. Goal accomplishment rewards you as even more goals are set. Press on.

Gemini (May 21-June 21) A rather jolly Jupiter continues to present you with a screening of passions, ideas and unfinished projects from the past. What happened to this, why did I lose interest in that? You are fine with where you are today, but are somehow haunted by your own potential. Connect and interact with people who are doing good work. Rediscover inner joy.

Cancer (June 21-July 22) You may be thinking about others, exploring options in commitment and actually traveling about in the name of relationship, but in your heart, there are still many questions about how far and how deep you want to go. Take a little more time for yourself and focus on self-care. Happiness is an inside job. Crown the New Year with integrity, be authentically you.

Leo (July 23-Aug.22) Voluptuous Venus in Sagittarius stokes the fire and keeps the flame of love burning brightly in your heart as the New Year begins. Temper and pace yourself when it comes to celebrations of indulgence. While you enjoy being the life of the party, it’s important to know when to say when. Old friends return in body and spirit. Greet them with kindness.

Virgo (Aug. 23-Sep.22) The Cancer full Moon brings light to issues of friendship and aspiration as you see and experience the connection between who you are with and what you do as a result. Surrounding yourself with positive, productive people is a good investment in your future. Identify qualities in others that you admire and choose them as associates. Research career options.

Libra (Sep. 23-Oct. 22) Happy New Year celebrations resound with gratitude and grace as you count your blessings in the Sun, the Moon and stars. Wanting what you have guarantees a happy heart and healthy body, mind and spirit. With a smile on your face, love and laughter as allies, the world is at your feet. Onward Cosmic Traveler; explore the unlimited potential of our ever-expanding Universe.

Scorpio (Oct. 23-Nov. 22) With motivational Mars now moving through air Aquarius, you may feel more concerned about what you are doing and how you are doing it. Goals and goal setting take center stage as you consider the year ahead. Know that you are at the helm, driving the vehicle, making the journey of life. Understand the resounding power of choice and simply make good ones.

Sagittarius (Nov. 23-Dec. 20) You feel capable and competent as the New Year begins. Another revolution around the Sun awards you with the power of what you’ve done and accomplished, for the good of all concerned. Attentive to your impact on your neighborhood and in the world, simply be the best you can be. Others love and admire your fortitude. Go forth with goodness.

Capricorn (Dec. 21-Jan. 19) As you light the candles and cut the cake on another birthday year, take a look at your personal life equations. Physical, emotional, psychological and spiritual; what are the factors that add up to what you do on a daily, weekly basis? Now is the time to get real, focus on what you value and adjust the numbers. Come up with a daily practice. Balance is the key.

Aquarius (Jan. 19-Feb. 18) Motivational Mars has just moved in to your sign, plump the pillows and prepare for several weeks of action and attention regarding what you want and how you go about getting it. Channel energy in positive, productive ways, remembering that others may not be as enthusiastic about your personal agendas as you are. Rightly so. Temper desire with patience.

Pisces (Feb. 18-Mar. 20) With numinous Neptune now moving direct in the early degrees of your sign, remember to embrace spirit in whatever you do and wherever you go. The long transit of this ego-dissolving planet serves as a vehicle of higher mind, divine will and collective consciousness. Relax in the process. As they say in spiritual circles, let go, and let God.

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












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