ALACAZEM 2012.01.10

ALACAZEM 2012.01.10

January 10 to 17, 2013     Visible Planets:Morning: Venus, Saturn  Evening: Mars, Jupiter 

michelangelo-creation-adam-New moons mark the beginning of new cycles and present us with the energies and opportunities that carry the power and potential to spiral us up and forward toward the next level and experience. Capricorn, the third and most “evolved” earth sign, deals with the highest levels of the physical plane. It is here that time and space dance with everyday, earthbound realities. Natural resources are factors in financial equations and the effective, efficient management of the tangible and tactile is paramount to both individual and societal survival, success, sustenance, satisfaction and security.

Capricorn is an inherently conservative archetype and strives to manifest, produce, protect, use and utilize. It is all about goal-setting and focus, patience and perseverance. Power and control are threads woven throughout the Capricorn fabric and issues of authority – who’s the boss? – are stamped on every yard.

Venus de MiloAs December festivity gives way to January austerity, we clean up the messes and pick up the pieces of the holiday season. Christmas trees and decorations come down, boxes are repacked and stored in quiet repose, gifts are used or returned and for all, it is a time to contemplate and consider our plans, hopes and dreams for the coming new year.

On January 11th at 12:44 pm MST, the Sun and Moon come together @ 22º Capricorn to form the exact conjunction aspect of a New Moon. Also in Capricorn at this time are planets Mercury, Pluto and Venus, along with the asteroid Juno. This translates as a highly fortuitous time for carving out the size and shape of things to come by identifying our highest hopes, best intentions and most cherished goals. The combination of Venus, Juno and the Moon – all feminine goddesses – with the Sun, Mercury and Pluto – powerful, primal, playful, passionate masculine gods – serve up a multi-dimensional plate of practical, paternal possibilities laced with the beauty, sensitivity and magic of the maternal. We are being directed toward a more holistic, natural approach to energy and resources. We must consider the wisdom of our choices, the resounding effects of our actions and the ultimate karmic imprint of our envisioned successes.

This new Moon calls us to revision and transform our definition and relationship to power, recognize the superficiality of money, prestige and dominance and remember our ultimate connection to and dependence upon our own true mother, the Mother Earth. It is about caring for and caring about, nurturing, sustaining, providing and providing for. It’s about taking responsibility for the condition and circumstances of ourselves, our planet and our relationships and doing the next right thing to improve it all. Capricorn is a cardinal sign and that means action, so let’s take good action and do it right.

Blessings and peace. May your new year and fresh lunar cycle be filled with a balance of yin [feminine] and yang [masculine]. Here’s to both sweetness and success.

Aries (Mar. 20-Apr.19) The week’s powerful Capricorn new Moon sets the stage for great achievement and accomplishment, but it’s imperative to set the goals, map the strategy and stick to the program. Naturally impatient, Aries wants it now. This year – take note – focus, patience and perseverance pay unbelievable dividends. There is simply no other way. Stay the course.

Taurus (Apr. 20-May 20) Expansion and exploration are means to enlightenment this year. Strong planetary power pulls you in directions that open you to the unlimited possibilities of the Universe. Abstract thinking and spiritual pursuit are not your normal cup of tea, but for some reason, these days you find them at the table. Seek out wise teachers and competent confidantes.

Gemini (May 21-June 21) The numinous waters of soul and spirit entice and intrigue you as several synchronistic events stimulate curiosity and encourage investigation. Act on intuition in cases of mystery and question, but do not avoid the facts. Balance equations as you research options and possibilities. Combine realistic, pragmatic thinking with heart-felt feeling and compassionate action.

Cancer (June 21-July 22) Your solar 7th house of long-term relationships and important others is loaded with celestial planets and earthbound interactions as the year begins. Issues of commitment, marriage and partnership top the list of priority and attention. In the process, be aware of your personal responsibility to yourself. We teach others how to treat us. Lead the way.

Leo (July 23-Aug.22) With a posse of planets in Capricorn, along with a new Moon and lunar cycle there, be extra attentive and highly receptive to programs of self-improvement and self-betterment. New Years resolutions are par for the course for all, but the Lion is perennially high on the list of successful candidates when it comes to sticking to the program and getting it done.

Virgo (Aug. 23-Sep.22) The manifestation of your most cherished hopes and dreams is a possibility this year if you start now. Make lists and organize priorities. A fresh lunar cycle provides plenty of cosmic oomph when it comes to setting goals and orchestrating strategies. The most important factor in the equation, however, is you. Clarity, commitment and focus are essential to success.

Libra (Sep. 23-Oct. 22) You may find yourself stuck at home or simply consumed by all the work you have there as the week, month and year begin. Whatever the manifestation, it is all happening in your immediate environment. You need not go far to find meaning and purpose. Focus and accomplishment are allies. Look inside, use self-referral and simply do the next right thing.

Scorpio (Oct. 23-Nov. 22) Internal and external dialogues take center stage as you contemplate, consider and process thoughts and ideas, plans and strategies for the coming year. This is an excellent time to make lists, start a journal and give shape to thoughts via the written world. Pay attention to what you hear and say. Keep your mind and heart open to all concepts and information.

Sagittarius (Nov. 23-Dec. 20) Personal responsibility is an important, reverberating theme for Archers as the year begins. Who you choose to be with and how you spend your time is totally up to you. Once you may have wanted to blame others for frustration, ailment and confusion, but now, no more. Embrace the awesome power of self-responsibility and set yourself and others free.

Capricorn (Dec. 21-Jan. 19) The Capricorn birthday month awards us with a fresh new Moon and lunar cycle, carved up especially for you. Capitalize on cosmic wealth via celestial mergence and acceptance. Everything is exactly as it should be in this moment, even if you don’t like or want what or how it appears to be. You are blessed with charismatic personal magic. Embrace grace and do good.

Aquarius (Jan. 19-Feb. 18) Angels, saints and spirits gather in blessing and grace as 2013 begins. Look for omens and see the signs on your personal journey of self-awakening. Somehow, the crack between physical 3D realities and spiritual, ethereal realms has opened wide enough to become one and the same. You are now operating with the force of opus Magnus. Good luck!

Pisces (Feb. 18-Mar. 20) People, places and personalities abound with inspirational ideas and agendas as you move through the first few weeks of 2013. Good things come to those who maintain contact with a universal spirit while operating on the physical, material plane. Cultivate self-discipline and focus, but keep in touch with your muses. Open the door and let them in.

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












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