ALACAZEM 2013.01.31

ALACAZEM 2013.01.31

January 31 to February 7, 2013   Visible Planets: Morning: Venus, Saturn  Evening: Mercury, Mars, Jupiter 

Lately, I’ve been thinking about the weather. And, why not?

playful_baby_polar_bear-1600x1200-bandwidth-thiefWith temperatures way below freezing from Christmas Eve through most of January, and then a sudden, radically quick January thaw – first inches of slush and then rivers of water, followed by lusciously thick brown mud and almost springlike conditions – I couldn’t help but ponder the much debated and hotly contested issue of global warming. And then, our President Barack Obama actually said the words “climate change” in his inaugural address. Wow! It’s out of the closet.

Of course, I’m poignantly aware of our Mother Earth’s fast-melting polar ice caps and decreasing habitat for the planet’s majestic polar bears, the rapidly rising sea levels; floods, tsunamis, hurricanes, tornadoes and earthquakes that rock the world, devastating people and places, shifting tides and reshaping lives. The collective consciousness lies in wait, an amorphous force, in synch with the cosmos, battered and beaten by death and destruction, uplifted by grace and moved by beauty, hopeful and hoping for miracles, magic and the magnificence of goodness, wondering whether to fight or surrender, gather up arms or lay them down.

knut-polar-bearIn the Arthurian fantasy novel The Once and Future King written by T. H. White, the central theme is an exploration of human nature regarding power and justice, good and evil. As the boy Arthur becomes king and attempts to quell the prevalent “might makes right” and awaken his people to embrace the paradigm of “right makes might” he discovers his own pitfalls of passion and power, the irony of justice and the elusively thin, shape-shifting line between right and wrong.

Today, we are faced with incredible changes and challenges in our personal, social, professional and familial lives. We are being called upon to do what is right, what is morally just and spiritually fit. And we are trying to survive and thrive, keep the planet alive and well, healthy and happy. As January gives way to February and the Aquarian zodiac month takes hold, try on your humanitarian spirit, look for your higher self, seek out equanimity and forgive yourself for not being perfect. We are all here together, brothers and sisters, a fellowship of men and women, loving, living and leaving a legacy created by whatever we do, whatever we feel, whatever we say. Reach out and lend a hand, open your heart, say something kind, smile and laugh, forgive, hug and embrace. Do the next right thing. Blessings and peace, may you walk in beauty and live in peace.

Aries (Mar. 20-Apr.19) Jupiter goes direct in early Gemini this week, changing the flow and shifting the tide regarding communication and travel. Brothers, sisters, neighbors and friends are suddenly busy and active. You may take a short trip to visit family, call upon relatives and find yourself engaged in lively conversations and laughter. Enjoy the moment, live the journey.

Taurus (Apr. 20-May 20) Masculine Mars and feminine Venus change signs and Jupiter goes direct this week, mixing the pot and shifting directions in matters of love, money, friends and family. Good things come to those who maintain an emotionally detached, open and curious worldview. Equality, tolerance, honesty and compassion are themes. Simply do your best, it’s the best you can do.

Gemini (May 21-June 21) A change of heart envelopes body, mind and spirit as you experience the magic and freedom of living fully in the present. Where you are is a direct result of where you’ve been, but it is actually possible to change the past via how you live today. Jupiter now direct in your sign surrounds you with positive, protective golden light. Follow the glow, stay on the path.

Cancer (June 21-July 22) Motivational Mars moves into fellow water-sign Pisces this week, opening your eyes, head and heart to the multi-faceted possibilities and exponential potential of our ever-expanding Universe. Reality is a combination of experience, programming and perception. It’s time to get in synch with the cosmos via research, exploration and exposure. Happy trails!

Leo (July 23-Aug.22) The Aquarian zodiac month continues to shower you with a bounty of options regarding partnership and commitment. Are you really ready to settle down and sign the dotted line? With Venus now joining the party, you might hold off from binding agreements and contracts, especially if they limit movement and/or freedom. For now, think positive and enjoy life.

Virgo (Aug. 23-Sep.22) Expanding career possibilities and good fortune opportunities are themes as you experience a change of momentum regarding personal achievement and professional direction. Stay open and honest when it comes to work related activities and commitments. Sit down and take a good look at what is both practical and inspirational. Proceed accordingly.

Libra (Sep. 23-Oct. 22) You may feel suddenly motivated to improve or amend your diet, work out and get in shape as motion-happy Mars moves in to your solar 6th house of personal self-improvement. Body, mind and spirit rejoice in a daily practice of physical exercise and good health routines. Pay attention to what you put in your mouth, as well as what comes out. Do your best.

Scorpio (Oct. 23-Nov. 22) Possible challenges at home may have you dealing with family or domestic issues, but all in all, it’s good and getting better. Love planet Venus has just entered the scene, plumping the pillows and setting the table for a feast of sweetness, grace and gratitude. Count your blessings and embrace the good. You are here to share your love and life. Do it.

Sagittarius (Nov. 23-Dec. 20) The Aquarius zodiac month is one of support and encouragement for the Archer. Themes of freedom, equality and the pursuit of happiness resonate heart and soul. However, your inherent enthusiasm and natural excitability may have you all over the map, attempting to do it all. You must embrace Aquarian wisdom. Get real, calm down and prune the bush.

Capricorn (Dec. 21-Jan. 19) Management skills and leadership abilities come easily to those born under the Capricorn mantle. Others look to you for guidance and direction, creative ideas and practical wisdom. Good news, you are capable, competent and willing. Tap in to your highest self and most compassionate spirit guide as you take the reins and ride the range.

Aquarius (Jan. 19-Feb. 18) Happy birthday to the zodiac’s most intellectually enlightened but spiritually stubborn sign. Well informed, inventive and uniquely qualified for the most unusual pastimes and positions, others see you as one-of-a-kind anomaly and genius of sorts. And with Venus now a resident roommate, expect plenty of love and attention from the masses. Enjoy!

Pisces (Feb. 18-Mar. 20) Motivator Mars enters Pisces Feb. 1st and remains there until mid-March. This heralds a prolonged period of heightened physical energy and poignant personal desire. You may find yourself pursuing people and projects that inspire and uplift you, accomplishing and acquiring. Enjoy the ride but be sure to rest and relax along the way. Sleep is good.

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


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