ALACAZEM 2013.04.04

ALACAZEM 2013.04.04

April 4 to 11, 2013    Visible Planets: Morning: Mercury, Saturn  Evening: Jupiter 

wonder-woman-w:eagles This is the last week I’ll be featuring Wonder Woman as a feminine icon of the Aquarian Age – at least for a while. As my new fantasy sister-in-arms and comic book comadre, she has been a much welcomed and long-awaited muse. Running into her on the Internet, researching her history and discovering the plethora of fabulous, magnificently imaginative and stunning artistic illustrations of her – created over a period of 70 years! – has been fun, entertaining and inspirational. Her presence of spirit is one of yin comfort and yang motivation. As one of America’s first feminists, WW holds the key to my heart. And, just like Uranus-Pluto, she may go out-of-sight, disappear, exit the radar screen, hide out and even go underground, but she will not be going away.

wonderwoman w:light barUranus-Pluto, in its present square aspect, constellates the celestial battle of yin and yang, dark and light, good and evil. We all know the futility of fighting for dominance – physical, financial, sexual, psychological, spiritual, mental or material – and the illusion of wielding power over, well, anyone or anything. It may feel empowering at times, or like it is working as a means to an end, but it really does not work at all. Forcing solutions on problems creates more problems. And even if new problems aren’t immediately apparent, like lava, they are seething underground, beneath the superficial surface of the new, enforced regime.

lava lavenderOur Universe seeks balance and resolution. Sunshine follows rain, it is darkest before dawn and it’s always calm before the storm. Everywhere we go on this magnificent planet Earth, we see the dance of Sun and Moon, stars and sky, river and ocean, bird and beast. We, as humans, want to grasp it all, hold it tight, never let go of what makes us feel good, makes us happy, secure and at peace. We seek the comfort of feeling worthwhile, significant in this wildly vast cosmic dream. And yet, in our hearts and souls, in our deepest inner knowing, we know we are nothing, like grains of sand or dust in the wind. Here and there, ultimately, gone in another tomorrow.

ww ends of earthThroughout history, there have been kings and queens, benevolent rulers and brutal dictators. Peoples have lived and thrived, suffered and perished. Those in power, and those who rise to power, attempt to keep their power, and often go to great lengths to maintain it. In the name of…

And this is what Uranus-Pluto is all about: the function of self-awakening via a long, painful process of ego-busting, emotional suffering caused by a passionate attachment to power and self-will. The correct use of will and power, the use and misuse of power, enlightenment through truth, and the eternally karmic equations of action and consequence are themes. Whether we are looking at these times through our personal lens of emotion and experience or the global, collective, cosmic lens, we are fighting a battle of love and kindness, where we must discover and cultivate our own inner goodness and use it as a weapon against abuse, injustice, killing, the destruction of life and the desecration of what is sacred.

I’m asking Wonder Woman to help me, how about you?

Aries (Mar. 20-Apr.19) The Moon, Neptune and Mercury in Pisces have you dreaming and possibly scheming while a hot, romantic Venus/Mars conjunction in Aries has you fired up and ready to love. Balance desire with patience and recognize the value of virtue. No matter how or what you feel, make sure you are not creating harm for yourself or anyone. Now or later.

Taurus (Apr. 20-May 20) Something hot and sweet from the past may spark desire and encourage action as motivator Mars and romantic Venus come together in your solar 12th house of past life memory and experience. Whatever happens, do not use your words or deeds in self-defacing or self-destructive ways. This month is all about compassion, forgiveness and grace. Be good and true to you.

Gemini (May 21-June 21) Winds of change blow doors open and carry you in directions of unlimited possibility and opportunity. However, these new vistas and fresh frontiers may challenge existing commitments and responsibilities. What to do? Utilize the art of focus and live in the present. Make lists, set priorities and do the next right thing. Spring cleaning, organize your day.

Cancer (June 21-July 22) Professional motivation and desire take centerstage as planets gather in your solar 10th house of achievement and career. You are feeling ambitious and want to be your own boss. Balance is the key here, especially where other people are concerned. Focus on the art of diplomacy while you get the job done, rain or shine. Stay the course.

Leo (July 23-Aug.22) Uplifted and encouraged, the Lion roars with spring-like passion and desire. Mars and Venus in your solar 9th house of exploration and discovery have you looking beyond the proverbial horizon for love and romance. Whether it is to enhance an existing relationship, or find a new one, your regenerated spirit is yearning to see the world. Happy trails!

Virgo (Aug. 23-Sep.22) As the rebirthing energy of spring paints landscapes green, warming the days and nights, you may feel the deep rumbling of desire in your heart and soul. Rather than ignore or deny it, challenge yourself to explore it. How are your intimate relationships? What can you do to enhance them? It takes courage to love and honor to commit. Consider the possibilities.

Libra (Sep. 23-Oct. 22) Moving in new directions and exploring fresh territory is a theme this week. As the Aries new Moon draws ever closer, consider what you truly value and how you might create space for it in your ever-evolving life. Creativity is essential to the Libra soul and psyche. Are you creating enough love and beauty in your life to feel fulfilled? Cultivate peace, nurture your heart.

Scorpio (Oct. 23-Nov. 22) As the ongoing transit of Saturn through Scorpio – now retrograde – continues, take a break from the coulds, woulds and shoulds. Feel your heart, follow your intuition. This is an important period of breakdown and restructure, when you are being asked to prune the bush and make  life more vital and alive. It’s a process and patience is a virtue. Relax.

Sagittarius (Nov. 23-Dec. 20) Excitement and desire fuel amorous fires as Aries spring ignites passion and romance. You may find yourself impulsively attracted to new ideas and people now, enjoy the heat but don’t forget to put coolant in your engines. Balance is essential to happiness, success and well-being. Honor commitments and responsibilities. There’s always more where that came from.

Capricorn (Dec. 21-Jan. 19) With the first new lunar cycle of spring looming on the celestial horizon, honor spirit and start fresh. Experience the miracle of rebirth in the flora and fauna of Mother Earth. Whether it is planting a garden or traveling the world, keep your hands busy and open your eyes to the abundant beauty and bounty surrounding you. You are a miracle, too. Honor thyself.

Aquarius (Jan. 19-Feb. 18) Busy and bustling, springtime forever delivers plenty of work and wonder to your door. Get out, discuss ideas, do business and simply get the job done. Explore your neighborhood and discover the people, places and things that make you happy, inspire creativity and excite movement. Communication is a golden tool now. Be impeccable with your word.

Pisces (Feb. 18-Mar. 20) You may find yourself highly motivated this week as desirous Mars and creative Venus conjoin in your solar 2nd house of personal resource and responsibility. Art, beauty and passion come together in a juicy mix of possibility. Perhaps it’s a floral garden or a personal masterpiece, give yourself permission to do exactly what you want to do. Create!

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












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