ALACAZEM 2013.03.14

ALACAZEM 2013.03.14

March 14 to 21, 2013       Visible Planets: Morning: Venus, Saturn  Evening: Mercury, Jupiter 

F1Springtime guarantees warmer days and nights, emerging greens and, for those of us here in southwest Colorado, the arrival of the azure-blue western mountain bluebirds.

I love being on the front side of a warming trend. I know the long, hot days of summer glisten in the road ahead. Turquoise twilight and twinkling starlight, embracing breezes, blossoming flowers and succulent fruits await my touch, smell and taste. How magnificently exciting, inspirational and enticing!

mountain_bluebird_sim_1I can easily lose myself in the romantic musings of seasonal indulgence – memories of the past and visions of the future – winding their way around my heart and soul like a languid, lazy river, flowing slowly to the sea. But, wait! It’s now, and it is not even spring – yet. I’m on that Pisces/Aries bridge, the cusp of winter/spring, still stuck in the amniotic waters of gestation [Pisces], jump-starting my spiritual fires [Aries] with sparks of desire [Aries] and the dreamy imagination [Pisces] of visionary possibilities [Pisces], preparing for rebirth…and the bluebirds are here to coach, encourage and be present as midwives…

bluebird pairBluebirdprint2010-MSpring Equinox takes place this year on March 20th @ 5:02 am MDT, when the Sun enters the cardinal fire sign of Aries and the natural celestial year begins. The hours of day and night, light and dark, are equal on this day. The sun rises and sets directly east and west, it is one of the year’s four days of directional demarcation, when the Sun is exactly halfway between its southernmost and northernmost point of movement. For all life in the Northern Hemisphere, this is a day of renewal and rejoicing. Winter has ended, the season of birth and growth is here.

Celebrate, renew and rejoice. Plan your gardens, order your seeds, and if you’re germinating seeds and starting plants indoors, get out your sterilized organic potting mix and go! Good luck and may all our dreams of bounty and beauty come true. Happy Spring!

Aries (Mar. 20-Apr.19) The last week of winter! Uranus – the Great Awakener – has shocked and rocked your world, pushing you toward truth and self-authenticity. You have been forced to let go of self-destructive habits and behaviors. Congratulations! This influence continues for quite some time, keeping you honest and setting you free. Embrace the new and go with the electric flow.

Taurus (Apr. 20-May 20) Messenger Mercury goes direct this week, but realistic Saturn remains retrograde in Scorpio, your solar 7th house of commitment and marriage. This translates as a time for better, healthier communication in relationships, specifically regarding repetitive patterns and behaviors. Look at your part and accept responsibility for it. How can you change?

Gemini (May 21-June 21) You may feel the fog lift and the sky clear as ruler Mercury resumes forward motion this week. The retrograde period favored rethinking, reviewing and reassessing your life, relationships, situation and circumstances, with a big focus on professional position and direction. With fresh clarity and vision, plan the garden and order the seeds.

Cancer (June 21-July 22) With spring equinox glittering on the seasonal horizon, you may feel the rumbling of rebirth deep within your heart and soul. As the Mother Earth transforms beneath the melting snow, you also are awakening to new life. Embrace the metamorphic magic of this powerful time of year via action and attention. Whether it’s cleaning, discarding, planting or planning, do it!

Leo (July 23-Aug.22) Cabin fever reigns supreme this time of year and chances are you are ready to get out and explore the world. Get out the maps and travel guides. Identify places and spaces that excite and inspire you. Look at finances and stay within budget. There are many, many trips to take and things to do that are affordable. It’s all about new frontiers and new life.

Virgo (Aug. 23-Sep.22) The current lunar cycle began with Pisces and culminates in Aries/Libra. Therefore, this is a lunation period of adjustment, when great gains and epiphanies come to those willing to look at their lives from new and higher perspectives. Perhaps you’ve been stuck in the muck of self-pity or living like a victim. Remember, the quality of your life is up to you. Take action!

Libra (Sep. 23-Oct. 22) Whoopee! The end of winter brings forth the birth of spring, and you are more than ready. As long-term relationships continue to change in very Uranian ways – freedom, truth and honesty are themes – you may feel a bit rocked and shocked. But, good news, the Libra ethic for inner peace and overall serenity rules. It’s simple: show up as you want others to be.

Scorpio (Oct. 23-Nov. 22) The long-term influence of Saturn in your sign is ultimately one of great power and personal freedom, but you must first move through the sometimes difficult task of facing hard core reality – good, bad, beautiful and/or ugly. Loss may be a pervasive theme, but what you are losing is simply no longer appropriate for what you are or need. Be honest and strong.

Sagittarius (Nov. 23-Dec. 20) With Pisces on the wane and Aries on the astrological horizon, you may feel pressure lessening and a sense of inspiration emerging out of the melting snow and lifting fog. Clarity and focus are allies as you make plans for action in the upcoming weeks. Practice being impeccable with your word by simply doing what you say you are going to do. Practice!

Capricorn (Dec. 21-Jan. 19) The end of winter marks a major shift of focus and priority. It is time to look within and embrace the strength of character, tenacity and focus you were born with. Happiness is an inside job. While you are a natural leader and champion of accomplishment, this is a fertile time for self-nurturing and self-recover. Take a personal inventory and work on that.

Aquarius (Jan. 19-Feb. 18) You may feel as if you are reliving or reviving professional activities and themes of years past. The good news is that it’s good to do so. You have learned tons from experience and practice. Why not share your knowledge with the world and reap the rewards in the process. As one who knows how to focus and get ‘er done, focus and do it. Good luck!

Pisces (Feb. 18-Mar. 20) As your birthday month draws to a close, you arrive at a poignant point of departure. Endings and closure are themes. Process, recovery and healing are others. You have let go of trying to help and/or change others. You know that changing you is the only way to encourage change in the world. Be the change you want to be. You know this in your heart.

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












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