ALACAZEM 2012.01.03

ALACAZEM 2012.01.03

January 3 to 10, 2013    Visible Planets: Morning: Venus, Saturn  Evening: Mars, Jupiter 

Our emotional, psychological and spiritual worlds shift with the advent of each new calendar year.

The entrance of the Sun into philanthropic Sagittarius in late November coincides with Thanksgiving and the beginning of the holiday season. We are encouraged to cultivate gratitude and feel the grace of our blessings, share the harvest and open our homes and hearts to those less fortunate than ourselves. December brings us Hanukka, the Jewish Festival of Lights, winter solstice and Christmas. Giving and receiving run rampant, yuletide gatherings and holiday traditions carry us through days and weeks of increasing spiritual generosity and good-hearted, loving kindness.

By December 31st – New Year’s Eve – the Sun has moved into Capricorn. Over-the-top spending, eating and indulging is no longer in vogue. If we do happen to drink or party too much as we break in another year, we pay for it handily the following day; New Year’s Day, January 1st.

Capricorn is all about our hard-core, physical reality. And in the aftermath of so much happy-hearted loving and giving, it can feel cold, austere and, at times, downright lonely.

But, have no fear. Accomplishment is on the horizon! This is the time of year that favors the clarification and identification of our goals, hopes and visions. We are naturally in synch with the cosmic flow, Old Man Winter guides us down the crystalline path of well-intended self-reflection and new direction in the name of self-improvement. It’s all about personal responsibility and self-honesty, daily practice and ultimate perseverance.

Congratulations on another revolution around the Sun. May you be blessed with the manifestation of your highest hopes and most creative visions. PEACE ON EARTH? Prospero Ano Nuevo 2013.

Aries (Mar. 20-Apr.19) The material world changes when the New Year begins. The frivolity and indulgence of the holidays have passed. It’s time to look at our lives and ourselves in the clear light of day. Embrace the power of Capricorn and move forward with self-discipline and calm reserve. Be realistic regarding yourself and others. Patience and perseverance are allies in your quest.

Taurus (Apr. 20-May 20) The Bull is inherently accepting, calm and persevering, especially when it comes to setting goals, pursuing and achieving them. The tenants of Capricorn are therefore in natural harmony and support of Taurus energy, this time of year embraces all that you are and can ever hope to be. Go ahead and make those resolutions, as you are likely to keep them.

Gemini (May 21-June 21) 2013 continues 2012’s theme of expansion and opportunity as benevolent Jupiter’s recurring 12-year cycle through Gemini opens doors both literally and metaphorically. And with so much going on in your heart and head, you may feel overwhelmed, over-committed or over the top in general. Focus the present, slow down, make lists and do your best.

Cancer (June 21-July 22) As the Sun moves in to zodiac Capricorn on winter solstice, Moonchildren move into the second half of their solar year. This heralds a coming-out of sorts, when you feel more social, open and willing to engage with others. You may even find yourself looking for a partner or in the market for a long-term commitment or mutually exclusive relationship. Enjoy.

Leo (July 23-Aug.22) Motivation to be with or coming from others is likely this week and month as passionate Mars moves into your solar 7th house of one-to-one relationships. Getting out and about with a partner, sharing both pleasure and responsibilities with another appeals to you now. It’s actually a great time pair up on projects and work toward mutual goals. Good luck!

Virgo (Aug. 23-Sep.22) With the Sun, Mercury and Pluto in Capricorn, you may feel the poignant pull between amorous desires and situational realities. When it comes to romance, it’s time to stop looking for perfection and accept others exactly as they are. Are you in love with the person or the potential? Happiness is an inside job. The only thing you can change is you. Let go and let God.

Libra (Sep. 23-Oct. 22) 2013 is a year ripe with opportunity regarding personal goals and professional agendas. The expansionary influence of Jupiter in your solar 9th house of higher self and higher mind opens a variety of multi-faceted doors to dream manifestation. The challenge now is in capturing and channeling this wildly positive, productive energy. Use your magic wand!

Scorpio (Oct. 23-Nov. 22) Good news is that you are finally at the wheel, driving your own car and sailing your own ship. Taking full responsibility for yourself, your life and your relationships is where it’s at. Recognize the awesome power of choice and commit to making good, realistic choices based on facts and faith rather than fear and loathing. You can do whatever you want, just do it.

Sagittarius (Nov. 23-Dec. 20) Voluptuous Venus in Sagittarius gifts you with more love and luxury than you may be used to. Accept it with grace and focus on gratitude. 2012 initiated a period of expansion, good luck and good will regarding significant, important others. 2013 continues the trend and awards you the chance to make them progressively better. Improve yourself, improve the world.

Capricorn (Dec. 21-Jan. 19) Happy birthdays continue as candles are lit and cakes are cut. With the hustle and bustle of the holidays finally over, you can now focus on you and your goals. Examine personal and professional agendas as you move through the week. Serious commitments to self-improvement, coupled with an open, loving heart does it best. Transformation continues.

Aquarius (Jan. 19-Feb. 18) With motivational Mars still fresh and newly situated in your sign, take advantage of your good health and ample physical energy when it comes to getting things done. You are in an excellent position to set goals and pursue them, especially when it comes to creative projects and artistically oriented ideas. Release the artist within and manifest your dreams.

Pisces (Feb. 18-Mar. 20) As Neptune continues moving forward through the early degrees of your sign, tap in to the mystical force of the creative and channel it via daily practice and self-discipline. You are inherently artistic and romantic, a dreamer of dreams. Now it is time to manifest your visions via focus and commitment. Cultivate productivity via productive people and influences.

Cynthia is a third generation astrologer living in the high mountain desert of the American Southwest. Visit her website @












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