ALACAZEM 2013.04.11

ALACAZEM 2013.04.11

April 11 to 18, 2013      Visible Planets: Morning: Mercury, Saturn  Evening: Jupiter 

earth & starsThe Aries new Moon is in many ways the true beginning of the natural astrological year. As the Sun, Moon and Earth form their annual conjunction in the zodiac’s first sign – which can take place on any day following the Sun’s entrance into Aries at Spring Equinox – electromagnetic forces and gravitational pulls align in a seasonal dance of rebirth and renewal.

lava & waveThe recent Aries New Moon of April 10th delivered a super-dose of self-centered Aries energy to all nations and neighborhoods around the world. Five planets [Uranus, Sun, Moon, Mars and Venus] and one minor planet [Eris] united in a dance of personal awakening and individual consciousness, zapping us to see the light and get with the program of responsible, illuminated selfhood. All this within the context of an inter-connected, inter-dependent, interwoven tapestry of natural, synthetic, technological and virtual realities. We are no longer alone. Our actions, thoughts and deeds – even our intentions – affect the evolution of life on Earth, and beyond. We are co-creators in a divine, cosmic Opus Magnus. Everything we do and say emanates throughout the cosmos. A butterfly in Brazil affects polar bears in the Arctic. We, as humans, have finally accepted the fact that we are no longer separate from or different than other life here on Earth. We are part and particle of the same chemicals and components of animals, rocks and dust. We are, in fact, made of the same cosmic stuff as the entire Universe. We are the stars.

lava sea manIn knowing that I am an individual, different and unique, and yet essentially the same as everyone and everything on Earth and in our Universe, I am at peace. I understand that my physical life is short, and precious. I know the Angel of Death stalks me every day and each moment that I live. I embrace the clouds and rain, glimmering sunlight and crashing thunder. Ever-changing, ever-flowing rivers of emotion and experience carry me to new frontiers and fresh territories, lands of awesome wonder and enlightening discovery. I am blessed to be alive – right here, right now – no matter how dysfunctional, destructive or decadent others may represent our times to be. I am exactly where I am supposed to be, thinking, writing, feeling and healing.

lava_cherry_blossom_w1Good luck on your annual journey around the Sun. May you be blessed with the wild, wonderful, courageous spirit of Aries as you travel the road of life, death and rebirth. Solo, and yet, not alone, together on the path of heart. Onward Cosmic Traveler…go forth!

p.s. For a great way to look up how the Aries New Moon and astrological new year plays out in your life, click on this link to Dana Gerhardt’s illuminating blog: Enjoy!

Aries (Mar. 20-Apr.19) A veritable battalion of planetary warriors in your sign – Wonder Woman, Princess Xena and god-of-war Mars included – lead the charge on your week. Close on the heels of an excitable Aries New Moon, you may feel all fired up and ready to go. However, the wisest warriors are those who temper anger with compassion and desire with wisdom. Good luck!

Taurus (Apr. 20-May 20) A powerful pack of planets in your solar 12th house continues to revive issues from the past and award you with the golden opportunity of resolution. The only requirements are compassion, forgiveness and the desire to move forward. Easier said than done, especially when you may be strongly attached to the outcome. Change yourself and change the world.

Gemini (May 21-June 21) Perception and the definition of what you perceive are Gemini themes. Information comes in wild packages as fleet-footed messengers deliver news in rainbows of shapes, colors and sizes. Focus on inspiration and aspiration as you cultivate your highest hopes and dreams. Knowing what you want is the first step in the alchemical process of manifestation.

Cancer (June 21-July 22) The annual union of the Sun and Moon in the zodiac’s first sign [Aries] is, in some ways, the true start of the astrological year. And for Moonchildren, it is magical time of personal achievement and professional recognition. Others see you as competent, capable, motivated, ambitious and sweet. What a combo! Be good, enjoy the show.

Leo (July 23-Aug.22) Emanations of positive, uplifting energy impel you up and out of normal, everyday activities and routines. You may feel a strong desire to travel, explore and discover. Fresh territory and new vistas beckon. If you don’t get out, see and experience the world, you may become an unhappy, grumpy bear, so follow your heart. Smile with gratitude, enjoy the joy.

Virgo (Aug. 23-Sep.22) Springtime encourages fresh starts and new beginnings. This year the pull toward growth and ultimate blossoming is extra-strong. Tap into the inherent virtue and goodness of the Virgin as you go forth in your daily round. Professional goals and personal achievements are enhanced via clear, honest communication. Be truthful and authentic. Just be you.

Libra (Sep. 23-Oct. 22) With a bunch of bodhisattvas [spiritual warriors] in your solar 7th house of others, you may find yourself surrounded by a bevy of bountiful beauties, battling for attention. Whatever the manifestation, know the Universe is calling for engagement, asking you to join the party or embrace a companion on your journey of spiritual enlightenment and discovery.

Scorpio (Oct. 23-Nov. 22) Stepping into thin air, you may find solid ground beneath your feet. The Aries sun-time and fresh new lunar cycle encourages a brave heart and a strong spirit. If you find yourself engaged in battles of personal will, surrender to the divine river of universal flow and ride the raging current of cosmic power. After all, it’s evolutionary. We can’t fight Mother Nature, and win.

Sagittarius (Nov. 23-Dec. 20) Excited, agitated, aroused, inspired or motivated, a variety of fiery Arien reactions to whatever comes your way are certain to manifest within and all around you. Rather than battle the ineffable natural powers of desire, embrace them with open arms. A natural born warrior, explorer and adventurer, this is your season to live and love. Seek and discover.

Capricorn (Dec. 21-Jan. 19) A powerful, excitable posse of planets in your solar 4th house of home, family and personal self excites action inside and outside. You may feel super-charged, motivated and ready-to-go when it comes to domestic improvements, spring-cleaning or tilling the soil. Focus on self-nurturing and earth-centered activities. Enjoy the warming trend, it’s just beginning!

Aquarius (Jan. 19-Feb. 18) Springtime excites action and you may feel over-busy, over-committed or overwhelmed by all you have to do. Take a deep breath and focus on one thing and one day at a time. While you are an excellent organizer and genius of accomplishment, even wizards have their limits. Overburdening yourself is a prescription for misery. Stop while you’re still sane; throttle down.

Pisces (Feb. 18-Mar. 20) Movement and desire are par for the course this week. Spring has sprung, and with it you have also been regenerated and recharged. Follow your instincts and do what comes naturally. Smile and see the many blessings of which you are a part. Mother Nature nurtures inner peace and outer beauty now. Embrace the miracle of life, plant seeds and watch them grow.

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






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